Friday June 9, 2017

We’re in countdown mode again – ticking off the final few days before our departure on Wednesday. We’ll be flying on a big Emirates A380 via Melbourne to Dubai, south of the Persian Gulf on the Arabian Peninsula … and then on to Nairobi in Kenya. From there we’ll head out on safari, following our map through East Africa’s gameparks and grasslands, getting up-close-and-personal with the free-to-roam wildlife.

We’ve notified Africa that we’re coming. And we’ve already had a positive response from all concerned – including most of the animals:

  • The leopards, cheetahs, crocodiles, antelopes and baboons have all said pretty much the same thing: “Mad Midlife Kiwis? Our kind of tourists!”
  • The hippos, rhinos, giraffes, wild dogs and hyenas have agreed to keep the next few weeks free: “Face it, we’d be barking-mad if we didn’t!”
  • The ostriches, flamingos, saddle-billed storks, crowned cranes and vultures have promised not to get in a flap – they’ll be there with bells on!
  • And the lions, elephants, zebras, wildebeest and cape buffalos are busy rounding-up all their members, who’ve all gone on migration, it seems!

We’ll spend day-after-day in open-top 4WD safari vehicles … and night-after-night in luxury safari lodges and African-theme resorts. In the process, we’ll sample the secrets of this ancient continent … eating lots, laughing lots, making new friends, taking a zillion photos and generally having the time of our lives!

Stay tuned, won’t you. Once our Mad Midlife Safari’s actually underway, we’ll add fresh new entries and award-winning pix – so you can share a little of our wild adventure.

But right now, we’ve gotta get packed. So it’s goodnight from her – and it’s goodnight from me!

Yours bloggedly – JOHN

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