The Urban Wanderer

Crossing Borders ~ Bridging Cultures ~ Traveling Responsibly

Me Tarzan You Jane


This post was originally written on January 29, 2018

Hey Everyone!

So there is this little ballad that some of you may have heard of that is running through my brain and its called ‘Born to Be Wild’. Hypothetically  it’s playing during the opening credits to my next movie called Me Tarzan you Jane. hahaha.

Get your motor runnin’

Head out on the highway

Lookin for adventure

And whatever comes my way…

As the guitar solo comes to an end, the camera zooms in on me getting off the airplane in Nairobi. Yup, this is the beginning of my next adventure and I can’t wait to share it with you all.

Tomorrow I am heading off to East Africa and I couldn’t be more excited. I know that some of you have said my past trips have been a little wild, but I think this one might take the cake. For someone who isn’t a wilderness guru nor a camping buff, this just might knock the socks off me. The first half of the trip will be straight camping. I’ve been able to ‘handle’ the camping with relative ease in the past because there has always been a one day buffer – camp one day and the next a hotel…this time however is hardcore. Now, I wouldn’t necessarily outright choose to camp for nearly two weeks straight, but the main reason I am traveling this time is to go trekking to see the Mountain Gorillas. This was the only way I could afford to do it…so here I go!


So my trip starts in Nairobi where I will be meeting up with a friend that I met last year in Sri Lanka. Her name is Aisling (Ash) and she is from London. Together we will meet up with a G Adventures group and travel through Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and back. Once back in Kenya, Ash and I will fly to Zanzibar (Tanzania) and spend a few weeks doing our own thing. Back in 2008 when I volunteered in Tanzania I was lucky enough to spend a weekend in Zanzibar. Honestly it was the picture perfect example of paradise. It had the whitest beaches and the most turquoise waters. This was the place where I was able to swim with dolphins naturally in the ocean!!! So I figured that since I will be so close, I knew I wanted to come back to paradise and explore more of what this island has to offer!!!


Anyway, tomorrow is when it all begins and I am excited that my first stop over will be in Montreal. I have a really good friend that lives there (whom I met on another trip a few years back in Turkey) and she is coming to the airport so we can have a visit. After Montreal, I will fly to Istanbul and then finally on to Nairobi.


See you on the flip side…let the adventure begin!

Africa - just me and a cow

The G Adventures tour that I will be taking is called Kenya & Uganda Gorilla Adventure

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