In less than two weeks, I’ll be exploring the Rwandan countryside in the heart of Africa. Yeah, I still can’t get over that, and probably won’t until I’m actually there, and then I’ll still feel like I’m in a surreal dream.
I’m a big believer in dropping oneself in another country with a guidebook and without a plan, but when time is limited, and countries are on the less developed side of the spectrum, an organized tour can be a welcome thing. I learned that first hand when I took package trips to Kruger Park in South Africa, the Okavango Delta in Botswana, and on a cruise ship down the Nile River in Egypt.
Here’s what my schedule looks like, minus all the airplane rides:
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