In case you are considering an African safari, particularly to Kenya and Tanzania, here are some thoughts:
1. Make sure you get your Yellow Fever vaccination. You don't want to face the sanitation at the airport.
2. Visas can be obtained at the airport when you arrive, but sometimes the airline itself might not allow you to board their plane to these countries. Thus, get your visa before you leave home.
3. Take all the malaria precautions you can, but the Tauck tour guide indicated that in all the years she has been doing this, none of her clients contracted this ailment. For the record, I saw one mosquito in a restroom and another that flew into the vehicle. Also, while the tse-tse fly does indeed cause sleeping sickness, the specie in these two countries doesn't.
Obama's father was assassinated in 1982 for speaking out against the government. Nairobi is not a same place, as our hotel told us don't walk around town even during the day.
King Solomon's Mine, with Stewart Granger and Deborah Kerr. An earlier version was filmed in 1937, a more recent one starred Richard Chamberlain in 1985, and then there was the 2004 Patrick Swayze performance.
This tree is now in full bloom, while the view from my room at the Serena Mountain Village to the left is also of Jacarandas, with a lake in the background. The fragrance is wonderful.
You will have noted by now that this was supposed to be my tenth ash ceremony, which has not yet occurred. However, I have a few days left in Tanzania.