My Biggest Travel Dream is About to Come True!

Namibia Safari

An African safari. Even typing the words is making the hair on my arms raise. It was one of those things that I wanted so bad I almost couldn’t even say it. I thought it might be out of reach. When I added it to last year’s list and it was the only item I wasn’t able to accomplish, I could have been discouraged or I could have added it again. I chose to add it again and now that dream is coming to realization. Starting June 9th, I will begin to explore Namibia on a self-driven experience taking in the new Arid Eden Route. I’ll get off the beaten track in the land of Endless Horizons.

Taking in the area between coastal Swakopmund in the south, the Angolan border to the north and the previously restricted western boundary of Etosha National Park, I will experience the majesty of free-roaming desert adapted game, Namibia’s rich cultural heritage and breathtaking geological formations.

Itinerary highlights include:
1. Self-Drive Safari in Etosha National Park
2. Himba Cultural Experience
3. World-Heritage Listed Twyfelfontein Rock Art

You can be certain that I will post endless photos and videos. You’ll be right there in the seat next to me!

The more unrealistic we are with our dreams and goals, the more we are able to achieve.

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119 thoughts on “My Biggest Travel Dream is About to Come True!

  1. So excited for you! My husband and I are doing fly-ins to Maasai Mara and Ambolseli, in Kenya, then flying to Rwanda to go Gorilla Trekking for Christmas vacation this year. It’s like a dream come true. Happy Adventures! I look forward to the blog about it!

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  2. I’ve had this incredible experience and prior to, had look forward to realizing this dream well into my retirement years. I was fortunate enough to have been able to experience the trip as part of a work/holiday and see the many sides of Nairobi. I safaried in Masaai Mara and never wanted to leave!

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  3. Have a wonderful time! Can’t wait to see pics, tips, and travel insights! A safari is also a huge item on my bucket list, and while we haven’t had a chance to make it happen, one of these days, it’s on!

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  4. You are incredible. You are such a big inspiration to me! One day I hope to accomplish all of my dreams and goals just like you! Thanks for sharing your experiences and letting the rest of us know its possible!

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      • Well my biggest dream is to get my pilots license, which I am slowly working on. The other dream that I am focusing is on is going to Universal Orlando Studios this autumn, which is totally going to happen! Ever since I found your blog I have started scratching things off my own bucket list and I just love that. Thank you ❤

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        • Thank you! Whenever I read something like that, I smile and feel grateful!

          Your pilots license; you rock! What an awesome achievement. Please, please send me photos when you accomplish your goal. I’d love to see them and even share them. Inspiring! The same goes for Orlando; keep me in the loop. 🙂

          May the world be at your doorstep,

          Lesley

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  5. I am genuinely happy for you and understand your excitement. I haven’t made a bucket list yet but if I had that would be on the very top of it. I will be excited to see your photos and I hope you get to see and experience everything and more than you ever dreamed.

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  6. Africa is on my bucket list as well, it’s been on my list for years and I have decided it WILL happen either this fall or early next year! 😉 I’m soon excited for you, as your are fulfilling a dream. Post loads of pictures so that we can join your adventure with you!

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  7. Perfection. My hubby spent many months up there during the war but he also had the privilege of getting to know the area and the Himba tribe. I would love to go as well. Enjoy!

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      • He tells me that they are a proud and statuesque people that are resourceful, living in a harsh environment. He did say that he was sad to see there lifestyle was slowly being eroded by modern civilisation but that he hopes you see an improvement since the end of the war back in the late 1980s. I have some beautiful pictures he took when he was with them but I cannot share them because they are in a crate from our move! You will have an incredible adventure; there really is NOTHING like going into the African wilds.

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  8. My husband’s parents went on a safari-photographing one, not a shooting of guns one-they loved it, but-be sure to hold on tight in the vehicle you are riding in. Use the seat belts if there are any. My late father-in-law was injured when the vehicle hit a large pothole and he was thrown forward into the seats in front of him. Another lady on the same safari was also injured when thrown forward, too.

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      • Maybe,,,my husband’s niece, her husband, and their soon to be adopted baby all live in Kenya,which has wonderful safaris. My husband’s brother, about 10 years ago, did a sabbatical from his college in the states to work at Namibia’s Polytechnic College in Windhoek-the capital. He helped to get their electrical engineering program up and running. His wife and 4 kids also got to go and live in Windhoek too, and wonderful adventure for all of them. They have been back to visit friends they made there and of course, to visit with their above-mentioned daughter in Kenya.

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  9. Safari mzuri Memsahib! Have a nice trip (in Swahili. Kenya. Not Namibia) As an old “African”, a few tips: watch the dirt roads, you will be able to SEE the heat. Pay attention to sounds. Even during the day when you will be overwhelmed by sights. Close your eyes for a sec. And enjoy the nights, too. Clear skies, and other noises.
    Bon voyage
    Brian

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  10. Oh how I miss my dear Africa! Living in Angola, I visited Namibia an endless amount of times, went on a safari, and rode quad bikes in the dunes of the Namib desert! Swakopmund and Walvis Bai are two of the most effortlessly picturesque seaside towns I’ve ever seen, and I can only imagine the great pictures you’ll post of them!
    Can’t wait to see all your posts!

    http://www.myworldatyourfingertips.com

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    • All of the wildness 😉 I think the first time I see an elephant just roaming will be life-changing. But the whole thing is making my heart race with anticipation. This part is just as fun. I love it!

      Have you been before?

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  11. An African Safari should definitely be on every traveler’s bucket list. To be able to get back into nature, wild nature with sun, animals, sunsets and hard nature as its meant to be, is a true privilege and experience to be written about. Enjoy every minute, take extra film (er I mean larger Scandisk) and soak it in.

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    • I have so much memory space for my cameras that I could be on constant video the entire time and I’d still have a few cards left over 😉

      It’s so close now that I’m not even able to sleep. It’s one big high.

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  12. I have always been a firm believer of the impossible. Many people I’ve met in life have always tried to discourage me from trying things because they were out of my reach for whatever reason. However, to this day I have proved them all wrong and yet some people feel like I am too unrealistic. I never knew anybody else who felt this way and I want to congratulate you for accomplishing all the things you’ve dreamed about. You are an inspiration to read about. Have fun! I can’t wait to see pictures!

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    • Thank you, thank you, a thousand times, thank you! The possibilities are limitless. We just have to reach for them. 🙂 I wish you a lifetime of unrealistic dreams and goals made a reality.

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