Posted 03 February 2010 - 01:44 AM
I fortunattely have the chance to visit eight countries in Africa and since I´m a wildlife photographer my main concern are obviously the animals. I have read a lot about adventures and hunting in old books since my young days. To live and work amog wild animals in Africa was always my childhood dream. Almost all the old books on african adventures deal with histories passed in Kenya. Since the firt time I set my foot in Kenya for the first time in 1987 this countrie was transformed in my mind in the most beautifull countrie in the world. I have travelled to Tanzania (second best), Uganda, Rwanda, South Africa, Botswana (fourth best), Namibia (third best), and Zimbabwe (only to Victoria Falls) and looking back any of then entered in my soul with such a force and nothing can compare with that beautiful and diverse countrie as Kenya as I used to call "The Land". Places like Mathews Range, Ndoto Mountains, Chyulu Hills, Lake Turkana, Marsabit, Samburu are great for safaris and the isolation complete, no minibuses at all except some in Samburu. In Masai Mara if you go to some remote areas you will be free from the minibuses too. Serengeti in Tanzania is absolutely fantastic and the park is so big that sometimes you spend the full day alone. Seronera in the hearth of Serengeti is a beautifull place I would love to live there for the rest of my life, among that thousands of acacias and lions. Ngorongoro is a gem, a jewell in Tanzania, what a place. Etosha in Namibia is great for wildlife pictures, is a bit civilized for my taste, but is great, a very safe countrie to travel! Botswana has the incredible Kalahari, if you look for a place without other tourists this is the place for you. I´m a bit deceptioned with Moremi and Chobe parks, but amazed with the sunset cruise boat in Chobe from Kasane, great! Africa is the land for real adventurers, people that loves lonely places and the total feeling of freedon of the big open spaces. I would love to live a thousand years because Africa s to diverse with so many places to explore and travel, the life is too short, simply too short to everithing Africa has to offer. Cheers.
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