Checking out the Great Rift Valley
That’s right, my folks made the trek to AFRICA!!!!!! I cannot even begin to tell you how special it was to share my world with two of the most important people in my life. My parents were beyond troopers, they were adventurers! Travel in Africa is not for the faint of heart and I’m proud to say that they took everything in stride and with open hearts. Nairobi traffic and slums, unpredictable African airlines, learning the art of tucking in mosquito nets, wandering around bustling island spice market, it didn’t matter what the day held, they dove right in! Since I’m better with photos than words, take a look-see at our time together…
Hippo spotting on Lake Naivasha
Dad and I scoping out Crescent Island on my birthday
Walking safari on Crescent Island
Dad getting a smooch
Hanging out with Tony and Tito in Korogocho slum, just outside of Nairobi
My Kenyan host parents meeting my real parents… pretty amazing moment!
Goofing around with the kiddos at Sanctuary of Hope (the homes that Holly works with!)
Dad getting into the safari spirit
First day on safari
Our awesome tent at the safari camp
Mama lion and her energetic babies
Sunrise on safari
Yoga in the wild!
We all got into the stretchy-zone
Mom and our VERY tall guide Moses
Sunset in Masaai Mara
Dad learning all about whistling acacias from Moses
Our digs in Zanzibar
Fishermen in the Indian Ocean
Mom and Dad found some great shells
Spice market haggling
The basket dude
Shopping in Stone Town, Zanzibar
Mom making the kiddos smile, per usual!
Dad and his leaf glasses
Spice farm royalty
A yummy lunch to fuel us for snorkling
Learning about all the fish we were about to see
My buddy Ryan even made the trek out to Africa and joined us in Zanzibar.
Setting sun in Zanzibar
Dad greeting the morning
Little local kiddos
The ever beautiful Indian Ocean
Naps under mosquito nets
Mount Kilimanjaro peeking through the clouds on the flight home to Nairobi.
My heart is so full, this was a once in a lifetime experience that I will treasure forever.