Rate East Africa

18 11 2009

1) Zimbabwe (Victoria Falls)  3.5 Stars

Pro:

  • intriguing political atmosphere and its effect on the people
  • Many action packed activities: Walking with lions, riding elephants, the infamous bungee jump, Gorge jumping
  • Enjoyed the hippy dive bar I went to

Con:

  • Victoria Falls did not live up to its name (atleast in May)… I like Niagra
  • Activities are high priced

2) Zambia (Zambezi River) 2 Stars

Pro:

  • Campsite on Zambezi River was beautiful
  • I love monkeys and there were thousands everywhere, also animals invade your campsite.. ever see the book “Monkey Portraits” (LOVE IT!)

Con:

  • lack luster overall

3) Malawi 4 Stars – Personal Favorite

Pro:

  • the reason it is my favorite is not because it is the best but because it involved connecting with the culture and the people
  • People in Malawi are very friendly and happy even though they are the poorest (makes you open your eyes ALOT)
  • The Area is beautiful, very lush, very relaxed and most of Malawi is on Lake Malawi

4) Tanzania 3.5 Stars

Pro:

  • All about safaris, and Masaii Mara culture, Snake Park is a must campsite
  • Ngorongoro crater is absolutely the most amazing spectacle in nature

Con:

  • Serengeti was lack luster, in fact null luster (but only because of bad timing… MAKE SURE TO GO ON SAFARI WHEN THE MIGRATION IS THERE BEFORE YOU SPEND $400

5) Zanzibar 5 Stars

Pro:

  • An island in the Indian Ocean almost speaks for itself. All Day Snorkeling, boating  and huge lunch was well worth the $10?!?!? what
  • GO TO KENDWA ROCKS BAR ON HE NORTH SHORE AND DON”T FORGET THE MARKET ON THE SOUTH PART
  • It is not just an Island, it has sooo much culture, history, and don’t forget to take a Spice Tour… well worth it!

6) Nairobi, Kenya 3 Stars

Pro:

  • It is Nairobi, you must say that you have been there
  • You are instantly a celebrity if you are White. I felt like Britney Spears (maybe not a pro)

Con:

  • People Stalk you and hassle you
  • It is not particularly safe
  • Sites are nothing spectucular, unless you go kiss a Giraffe like me 😉 look at my travel page

7) Masai Mara (mostly Kenya) 4.5 Stars

Pro:

  • The GREAT MIGRATION WAS HERE…. sort of. Not in full force but it was here.
  • Felt like I was on the National geographic, scouting around… Kenya has more liberal laws about driving right up on animals
  • The Masaii Mara culture is interesting. From circumsizing girls/boys to killing lions for manhood.

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