2017 is almost over. It is time to begin planning your 2018 outdoor adventures. I asked my fellow travel bloggers to share their recommendations for a 2018 outdoor adventure. I had a tremendous response and had to break up the responses by region. Keep a look out of my other 2018 region adventure lists. Here are 18 travel bloggers recommendations for African Outdoor Adventures in 2018.
Hello 2016. I can’t wait to see what you bring in my adventures. 2015 was a great year for exploring the world. I visited 3 continents and 7 countries. I had some great adventures and some amazing experiences. I even had time to visit a few US states and cross 5 National Parks off my list.
Every Thursday, I will be posting a photo from my travels and a spotlight on the location. Today’s Spotlight Thursday is from my recent African safari to Volcanoes National Park in northwestern Rwanda. Volcanoes National Park is one of the most well know places in the world. It is one of the last remaining havens for mountain gorillas. One of the highlights of my safari did include a trek to the famous mountain gorillas, but another highlight was my visit with their smaller and no less endangered cousins the Golden Monkeys of Volcanoes National Park.
A Masi warrior greets me as I get out of my hired car or the day. I am at the outer edge of Nairobi National Park in Nairobi, Kenya. I am here to visit the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. David Sheldrick is a world famous orphanage. It isn’t a typical orphanage. It’s residents are significantly larger than humans. Sheldrick is a wildlife orphanage that specialize in rescuing and raising orphans African wildlife. Most of the residents are victims of human/wildlife conflicts from around Kenya.
Right out of college, I moved to the small West African nation of Equatorial Guinea. I was working as an engineer for an oil and gas company. I spent 9 months living in Equatorial Guinea or on an oil platform off the coast of EQG. I was an unfortunate victim of the drop of price in oil. I love working in Equatorial Guinea many reasons and miss it every day. Here are the top 8 things I miss about EQG.