#TheWeeklyPostcard: Serengeti Sunset

Serengeti National Park, TanzaniaOne trip I don’t talk much about here, because it took place well before I became The Working Mom (I was working; just not a mom yet), was my 2005-2006 East Africa adventure. I wrote about it extensively on my original blog; the stories and photos just haven’t made their way here yet.

In December 2005, I ventured off to East Africa on my own, flying from Chicago to Nairobi. I spent a couple of days there before boarding a bus to Moshi, Tanzania. It was Christmas Eve. I met friends in Moshi who had been there a few days already, and we all were going to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro together. Long story short, I did not make it to the summit but the Kilimanjaro attempt still stands as one of my greatest challenges and accomplishments. Talk about being out of one’s own comfort zone… After everyone made it back down from the summit, we took off on a camping safari through Tarangire and Serengeti National Parks, and Ngorongoro Crater. The safari was, by far, the most incredible experience of my life. I truly felt as if I were living in the pages of a National Geographic magazine.

I captured this sunset one night in the Serengeti. As the sun lowered beyond the horizon, we ate dinner as a group, built a campfire, and closed out the night by sharing warm beers and travel stories. This sunset and this photo forever will bring back those memories for me.

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7 Responses to #TheWeeklyPostcard: Serengeti Sunset

  1. Lisa Goodmurphy October 4, 2014 at 3:49 pm #

    What an incredible memory, Francesca! Visiting Africa has been a dream of mine for as long as I can remember. My husband went on a safari in Kenya before I knew him but would love to go back. We very much would like to take our girls on a family trip – I just can’t decide which country I most want to visit!
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  2. Chanel | Cultural Xplorer October 4, 2014 at 8:56 pm #

    What a lovely sunset! I have yet to touch down on the continent of Africa but I am looking to do it soon 😀
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  3. Anda October 5, 2014 at 5:49 pm #

    I didn’t realize what a brave woman you are, Francesca. I don’t think I would have ever ventured by myself in Africa, although visiting the Serengeti has been on my bucket list for a long time now… Great picture of the sunset.
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  4. Tracy October 9, 2014 at 8:36 am #

    Thanks for the flashback. That night was tons of fun. And such a great group of people too!

  5. Lily Lau October 16, 2014 at 3:41 pm #

    A mom going to Africa… definitely we girls are ruling the world! Yay for you! 🙂

  6. Shikha (whywasteannualleave) October 29, 2014 at 5:22 pm #

    What a gorgeous sunset! I went on honeymoon to Tanzania (though that was southern Tanzania) but I hope to return to Serengeti one day to see views like this myself 🙂

  7. abdul November 27, 2014 at 3:38 am #

    Great shot of sunset… I hope one day will get chance to visit Africa to experience wild life…..

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