As the countdown continues, I’m getting excited for my trip to Africa. It’s been 2 years since I last traveled to South Africa (Kruger National Park, Tshukudu Game Reserve and Cape Town). I can’t wait to get on the plane Thursday and start this adventure in Namibia.
I’ve got my camera bag packed, my personal article (airline speak for tote bag / laptop case) and my suitcase ready to go. Amazingly, the suitcase is still under the 50 lbs max. by a lot! It came in around 30 lbs, which is good. The carry-on baggage (ie. my camera backpack) limit is 22 lbs – let’s just say I’ve weighted my camera bag and I’m not telling how much it weights!
This will probably be my last post before I get to Windhoek. It will be a lot a different flights to get there – 4 different planes, 5 take-offs and landings. I fly Winnipeg-Toronto on Thursday, Toronto-New York (LaGuardia) on Friday, transfer to JFK and fly New York-Johannesburg (with a refueling in Dakar), arriving in Jo’burg Saturday evening. The last leg is Sunday morning from Jo’burg to Windhoek. I really hope my luggage makes it without getting delayed – or I will be without a tripod as I can’t take it as carry-on.
Check back starting next weekend and I’ll have a trip updates (with photos!) every couple of days.