Counting Down the Days When I’m Back in Africa

Africa Dreaming - Again!
Sunset at Lake Hawassa, Ethiopia

I miss Africa! Quelle surprise. I say it all of the time, but it’s patently true.

I cannot wait to get back.

I have written this many times before, but Africa truly is my special place. It is so different and special and awe-inspiring with wonderful people and landscapes and sunsets even though most of it is still in need of a lot of help. Africa is evolving and it keeps drawing me back every year. I was just thinking about this the other day: I have been to Africa every year since 2011 for which I am immensely grateful. My trips to Africa have been relegated to mostly east Africa  and South Africa (not southern Africa, mind you).

Sunset - Zambia
Sunset in Zambia

There is still so much of Africa for me to explore. And, for that reason I am counting down the days when I can finally get back to the Mother continent and to visit other countries.

I will likely return in the middle of August. I plan to go to Namibia this time for a variety of reasons including being able to see stellar health worker and maternal health programs and also to see its dunes! I have wanted to see Namibia’s dunes for years and this year, if all goes well, I will finally see them.

Namibia's Dunes
Namibia’s Dunes: Photo Credit

And, also if all goes well, I might be headed to Mali in the fall with an international NGO that I believe does amazing work in countless countries around the world. Mali is also a country I have always, always, always wanted to visit. It would be another dream come true.

Flying Over Zambia
Flying Over Zambia


  1. Wow Jennifer! That would be wonderful! I know how you feel. There is something magical about Africa. I can hardly wait myself to go to Tanzania and I’d love to see more. I especially would love to go to Rwanda. Some day!

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    • I can imagine how excited you are about Tanzania. It’s my favorite country behind Ethiopia. I can’t wait to follow your journey. We should figure out a way/time to travel to Rwanda. Everyone keeps telling me I really need to go there.


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