Well, it's come around fairly swiftly.
I can remember what seemed like a fair while ago that I found out about this journey and now it is finally upon me. I am off to Sydney tomorrow afternoon, then fly out to Johannesburg on thursday. From there it is a short plane hop out to Dar Es Salaam, then a few days on Zanzibar, before heading into the wilds of Africa.
This link gives a bit of an idea of what we'll be up to www.tucantravel.com/tour/overv…
Taking a limited amount of gear, but hopefully due to the lack of city lights in some places at night, I may be able to get a bit of Astrophotography in. Will be shooting with the 24-105mm L and the 100-400mm L, bundling along the 2x converter for that one, so hopefully can get some nice up close and personal pics of the local wildlife, without getting too close for comfort
With plenty of spare batteries and a ton of memory cards, I hopefully won't run out of storage space
although sometimes I can get a bit trigger happy
Also carting along the Powershot 110, for times when i need to throw something in my pocket to snap with, but definitely looking forward to what should be a rather fun and entertaining journey.
Bit more of an idea of where we are going can be seen here:www.tucantravel.com/images/sto…
Once we finally get down to Cape Town, we will then be spending another week or so along the South Coast, but not roughing it as much there, as some of the places on the main trip, we will be sleeping in tents, fenced in to keep the animals out
All in all it should be a blast and I look forward to sharing lots of pics upon returning home
Then it will be a mad saving frenzy for hopefully another adventure to South America in Feb '15.... but that's another story
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WIll be a challenge to get back into my message center here on return, as I can imagine there will be thousands of things to catch up on
Anyhoo, I better go and make sure I have everything packed
only seriously started doing it about 2 days ago