Thursday, June 11, 2009

Africa calling

By now you all should be aware of my affection for Africa. So it should come as little surprise to learn that I am about to pack my backpack and return to the continent in August. After my mammoth world-wind adventure last year which took in three continents and seven countries including Tanzania, Cuba, and the United States, this time I’ll be devoting my entire three month trip to Africa taking in Ghana and South Africa with a possible side trip to Namibia.

While much of time in southern Africa will be spent catching up with old friends, in Ghana I will be updating the 5th edition of Ghana: The Bradt Travel Guide for author Philip Briggs. So for eight weeks over August and September I'll be driving, bussing and bush taxiing my way around the entire country covering everything from the busy streets of Accra and the string of forts and castles that line the former Gold Coast to the lush mountains of the Eastern Highlands and game-rich savannah of Mole National Park in the north. It's been a few years since I was last in Ghana – I stopped by briefly on my way to cover Togo and Benin for the 5th edition of Lonely Planet's West Africa - so I'm really looking forward to reacquainting myself with the country. If anyone wants to join me for my latest wild adventure, drop me a line!

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Miss Footloose said...

Hi Kim,

Africa gets in your blood, they say, and it's true for me as well. I'm an expat writer and have lived in Africa at three different times in two countries for a total of nine years. (Got married there, had a baby there...)

You are lucky to have been able to make a career out of your passion. Travel is addictive and if you get paid for it so much the better! Good luck on your new adventures. I'll be following your blog!

Miss Footloose

Kim Wildman said...

Thanks Miss Footloose! Yes, Africa is a place unto itself. I've now been there pretty much every year since 1996 including a three year stint living in South Africa. Would love to go back for good!!