11 months later and here we were, just about to complete one year of marriage, myriad options tossing between us. Where to go to celebrate? Our anniversary gift to ourselves. Alaska? A cruise to Bahamas? Costa Rica? Oh that has Zika virus right now. Iceland? Tanzania and Zanzibar? But, visa formalities? Will we get everything done in a month with 2 hectic work schedules? Me and my husband started searching for welcoming countries giving Indians Visa on Arrival.
I had always dreamt of going to Tanzania. But Serengeti-Mara is a complete ecosystem and quite similar. And, so the option of Kenya giving Visa on Arrival was as good. The migration would be in July and we could have our chance to see the world famous spectacle of millions of wildebeest and zebra crossing the Mara river, as the crocs, hungry for a long time, wait below the waters. And Kenya It was.
So, started my frenzied itinerary preparation and at last count, I had almost 80 mail exchanges spanning camps/tour operators/travel forums (got the best information) asking quotes/suggestions/ itineraries.
I have tried to recapture our journey below. This is just the itinerary, and the essence of living in the wild just cant be captured on paper.
Delhi - Nairobi - Fly to samburu - 2N at Samburu - Fly to Mara Naboisho - 2 N at Naboisho- Drive to Main reserve - 1 N at Main Reserve - Fly to Nairobi - Delhi