On our second day in the Serengeti, we started out with a nature hike. This particular area is full of animals but not many predators or cats, so it was safe. (This would not be the case at our next campsite in the Serengeti, where we weren’t allowed to walk to our tents alone.) Our guides came along and were great with the kids, helping them identify animal tracks and plants. We were told we would eat breakfast after the hike, but what we didn’t know is that we would be eating . . .
About six months ago, my kids started writing back and forth with some Massai children in Tanzania. This is a feature of National Geographic’s family expedition to this location, and it was a really neat experience. For a long time, my kids had no idea they would actually meet their new penpals. So when I told them about the trip and that they would get to meet the kids they had been writing, they were really excited. Karis’s penpal was a sweet girl named . . .
For the past week and a half, we spent a magical time in Tanzania on a family expedition with National Geographic. I have so many stories to tell from our time there that I’ve decided to break it up into several posts. Our first day we hit the ground running, and were picked up at our hotel near the airport in Arusha, Tanzania bright and early. We took a van to the small Arusha airport and got to know the other families on the trip with us. There were several kids the same age as ours, so there . . .
We’ve spent the past week in Tanzania on a family expedition with National Geographic. I’ve got so many stories and photos to share, but first we have a long journey home. In the meantime, I wanted to share a couple of my favorite pictures of the trip, from an afternoon we spent with a group of Massai people. Massai warriors are known for their incredible jumping skills. It is something they have a lot of pride in, and a group came and demonstrated their jumping for us. It really was . . .