Hi Mick and Allison from brisbane. Allison has been travelling to Africa for about 20 years doing truck safaris, working at kasanka (Zam) and even had a go at tobacco picking in Zim many years ago. We have through marriage of one of allisons rels a wonderful Kenyan family living in both rural and in Nairobi, hospitality as many know is second to none and allison is just done her 10th or so trip to spend time with them and myself 4 times.
I didnt get to fulfill my dream of travelling to africa till 2007 and 40 yrs of age, it was worth the wait, we did an Intrepid truck safari through the regular spots in Ken and Tanz and another in south africa/swaziland. We also volunteered at Kasanka for 6 weeks on this trip, with a few side trips to Bangwelu and stunning Mutinondo wilderness.
We returned in 2010 for almost 5 months, i spent 6 weeks volunteerng at an Orphanage in Kenya and we spent another 6 weeks volunteering at an amazing wildlife education project in Zambia called Chipembele which was an incredible experience living on the Luangwa river. Safaris in South Luangwa, Kafue, Meru, ol petja, both Tsavo's and amboseli on that trip also.
Our last trip just back from was Tanz, to Selous, Mikumi, Ruaha, and then to Kenya with Ambo, and both Tsavo's. An incredible morning spent with the Tsavo Trust was the highlight of this journey(finished with a tiger safari on the way home).
Both keen amatuer photographers and i try and paint some of the wildlife when i get back home, bit long winded sorry.