I was going to say no and then I remembered that last night I dreamt about sitting under a tree in Africa with a couple of lionesses . . . . so I guess my subconscious knows better. (Unless I was lunch!)
I would love to go to Africa to see the 'Big 5' as they are called. I just want to see them living in their natural environment and free to roam. To see these endangered creatures (in some cases) up reasonably close would be a dream come true. Its a once in a life time experience and I would love to do it.
I would have enjoyed doing this when I was younger and my health was much better,but now it would be very difficult for me to enjoy such a fantastic venture. My parents went in the 70 to Africa and they had the most exciting time as they saw the various animals up close.
It was far more 'rustic' in those days,and they had their own very competent guide with them!
I remember so well,when they came home and had their photos developed(as was the norm in those pre-digital days!!!) for us to share what they had seen!! Very exciting stuff!!!
Spent nine weeks camping in Afrida last year on a private tour. The wild life was amazing, particularly in Zimbabwe. I urge folk to go now. As time passes, the dangers we encountered from life other than wild animal are sure to increase.
"Africa", that is. May be difficult to read that sign, but we were past worrying about encounters with wild life having had hippos laughing at us in the nearby Zambesi at night, and elephants wandering through our camp sites.
That would have been your holiday of a lifetime, do you think? Where did you shower? In the early '90's, I wouldn't go on a 3/4 day canoe trip, in Zimbabwe with our eldest daughter & my husband, because I couldn't have a nightly shower!
Showering was not the most convenient activity. One night at Elephant Sands an elephant put its trunk over the wall of the shower recess to have a drink. Nevertheless, we managed to have showers or baths of one sort or another each night.
We've only been on safari in Zimbabwe, way back in the early '90's, & that was only for 1/2 a day, but it was amazing. An elephant came right up to our jeep. We weren't allowed to take photos, incase the elephant was startled, but it was amazing to see how long it's eye lashes were! At the time, for those few minutes, I was saying to my self, "This is better than having a millions dollars" (Was I mad?)