First trip to Africa

posted on 29th of march, 2008

In 2005 my girlfriend convinced me to enjoy our holidays in Kenya. First I was not impressed doing this, because my favorite destinations were everywhere, but not in Africa.

It really came different as I expected. We both love nature, animals... but I never thought that the flora and fauna in Kenya is so amazing and beautiful.
We did a one week safari through different National Park like Tsavo East, Lake Nakuru, Masai Mara, Amboseli. Each park has its own exciting flair. We have been traveling not very comfortable, but as close to the nature as possible. And my girlfriend was so happy as she recognized that I began to love this continent. I was so impressed, that I took the chance in one of the most beautiful bushcamps as we enjoyed the sunset at Galana-River to ask my girl if she wants to marry me.. This was the start of a life-journey through Africa. To be continued.....

My wife and me love this continent and we are trying to visit it as often as it is possible. But we also want to protect Africa's nature so that is why we support the Frankfurt zoological society.

Comments (8)

Posted by Gussmann on February 28, 2011
Have fun on your next trip to Afrika!
Posted by Suebmtl on October 15, 2010
Looks like you had a great trip.
Awesome portfolio.
Posted by Blagov58 on June 15, 2008
Holger, what a beautiful story. Afrika is a definitely place we are going one day. Here is a link to one fantastic photographer, who lives in Afrika (sorry, her site only in russian)
Posted by Rebeccaosborn on April 27, 2008
is definately a place i want to visit one day
Posted by Flatscreen on April 01, 2008
Hi Amy,
thank you. I already read about your childhood in Africa. My passion began in 2005. Since then I have been traveling to different countries in southern Africa... And there is still a lot to visit. Ciao, Holger
Posted by Sonyagreer on March 31, 2008
wow awesome, I have always wanted to make a trip there, maybe one day before I die or am to old lol...
Posted by Flatscreen on March 31, 2008
Hi Joe,
thank you! We have been four persons. And the organisation did a specialist for African tours based in Germany with best connections to African companies. We planned our trips in 2006 and 2007 also together with them.
It is not easy to do a journey by your own through Kenya or Tanzania, but in Namibia, South Africa or Botswana it is no problem to go on your own, because the infrastructure there is much better as in eastern Africa.
Ciao, Holger
Posted by Jjphotos on March 31, 2008
What an awesome adventure! Did you go on your own? How long did it take you to organize the trip?

Beautiful shots by the way.

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Photo credits: Holger Karius.

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