I have always loved lions. They are my favorite animal and have been since I was a kid. Up until this summer I have only seen them in zoos and always felt bad for them. My husband surprised me for our anniversary with a trip to Tanzania in Africa. The trip includes an African lion safari where I can see the lions in their native habitat. The trip lasted 12 wonderful days, it was the most amazing vacation I ever had.
We took a plane from New York to Tanzania. The plane ride was long and boring. We hit a little turbulence and getting through TSA on the American side was difficult. I was tired and jet lagged, but I felt better once we touched down at the airport in Tanzania. The tour guides picked us up right from the airport with several other guests and were driven to our accommodations.
The accommodations were great! We stayed at the national parks the whole time during our trip. We even got to camp in real tents. It felt like we were roughing it, but we had so much fun out there. The other people on the tour with us were cool too. We made friends with two other couples, one from LA and the other from Texas.
We saw all kinds of animals on the safari. We did not see any lions on the first two days, but we did see flamingos, hippos, and giraffes. There were many different kinds of birds that we saw on the safari. Finally on the third day we saw a pride of lions. I was so happy that I was in tears. They seemed to regal out in the wild and so free like they ruled the grasslands.
For more information on chartering an African safari, contact ET African Journeys.