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Thursday, September 24, 2009

Africa Trip Summary

Final post on our Africa trip- I wanted to gather everything in one place, all the link & stats.

Dubai: Half Day City Tour (Dazzling Dubai Skyscrapers, Atlantis Hotel , Al Fahidi Mosque, Old Dubai & the Ford , Spice & Gold Souqs ), Hotel (Harbor House) & Airport (Emirates Airline), Sand Dune & Desert Dinner Tour, Emirates Airline & Harbour Hotel
(tours through Arabian Adventures)

Cape Town: General Intro & Cape Cadogan Apartments, Half Day City Tour ( Table Mountain), Robben Island Tour, Full Day Peninsula Tour (Hout Bay, Botanical Gardens, Penguin colony & Simon's Town, Cape of Good Hope), Full Day Cape Winelands Tour (Waterford Winery in Stellenbosch, Grand Provence & Franschhoek, La Petite Ferme & Anura Vineyards in the Paarl Valley).

Safari at Lion Sands Private Game Reserve- River Lodge, Lions (Two Brothers & the Cubs), Elephants (& the Tree, Family) , Rhinos at Sunset, Water Buffalo, Giraffes, Hippo, Impala, , Other Animals (Monkeys & Birds)

Johannesburg- City Tour: Soweto, Constitution Hill), The Grace Hotel & Sunday Market, our art purchase

Mauritius- Hilton Mauritius Hotel, Full day South Island Tour (Chamarel 7 colors Earth, waterfalls, Black River Gorges NP & Temple, Chamarel Rum Factory, Bois Cheri Tea Factory & the Crater), Sunset Cruise & Dinner, Full day North Island Tour (Port Louis, Le Caudan Waterfront, X X X ), Mountains & Sunset, Around Flic-en-Flac

Number of Flights: 7 (to Dubai, to Cape Town, to Lion Sands, to Jburg, to Mauritius, to Dubai, & to Houston)
Total Flight Time: 53.5 hours scheduled air time + 6.5 hour flight delay in Cape Town + layovers!

Books Read: My Sister's Keeper, Their Eyes Were Watching God
Movies Watched: Taken, He's Just Not That into You, Confessions of a Shopaholic, Marley & Me, Seven Pounds, numerous episodes of Simpson's, Friends & Dexter.

Photos Taken: 2700+ tons I deleted in camera
Photos Uploaded: 917 photos in 5 sets on Flickr- Mauritius (213), Johannesburg (52), Lion Sands (263), Cape Town (235) & Dubai (154)
Days worth of blogging: 45 posts on "Africa"

GOOD NEWS OF THE DAY: Our new lights & our new door are being installed today.

1 comment:

Amanda said...

Thanks for the summary! I was telling my husband about your awesome trips and was trying to find your post on the tour companies you've used and liked. We've been wanting to go to South Africa and your trip looked like so much fun. Thanks!