It's about time I planned my next adventure in Africa. As usual I have way too many places I would like to travel to this coming year, so I am going to ask you to help me. My current top five list is below. In Kenya I'd like to spend some time in Nairobi checking out the arts and the tech scene. I'd go on safari in the beautiful Laikipia region (where Prince William proposed to Kate Middleton), before moving on to Uganda to stay in Kampala and enjoy some gorilla tracking in Bwindi.
In Ethiopia I'd spend a few days in Addis Ababa before heading on to the "historical route" that takes in Gondar, Lalibela, and Bahar Dar. In Madagascar I'd of course focus on primates and visit a few national parks before heading out to one of the islands off the north-west coast. In Malawi I'd start in Lilongwe, head to Lake Malawi to learn how to dive, and then cross over to South Luangwa in Zambia for a multi-day walking safari. In Mozambique I'd start off with a Quirimbas Dhow sailing safari camping on pristine islands, and then spend the last few days soaking in the culture and life of Maputo, the capital.
Please vote and help me decide!