Our journey through Africa began the end of November and lasted until mid March. It was both amazing and rewarding. We started with a flight from Milan to Casablanca and ended with a flight from Addis Ababa to Rome. I’m trying to catch up to our stay in Romania.
During December of 2015 in Morocco, we finalized which countries we planned to visit based on ease of entry and visas. We settled on Kenya Airways route of DKR-NBO-JNB-ADD (via NBO), or Dakar (with a stop in Abidjan) to Nairobi to Johannesburg to Addis Ababa changing planes in Nairobi. We booked five weeks between arriving in Johannesburg and leaving for Addis Ababa. Later we filled that segment with our journeys to Namibia and Botswana.
In Casablanca, we both got our Yellow Fever inoculations and more importantly our Yellow Fever certificates. We also went to the American Embassy to get extra pages in our passports in case South Africa wanted to use two pages every time we entered.
I really cannot say enough nice things about Kenya Airways. The flights were timely, we made our one connection in Nairobi (and so did our bags), they were friendly, the ground staff was efficient, the food was as good as any airline food and we were able to get a couple of daytime flights.
We had a two day stopover in Addis Ababa before heading off to Rome on Ethiopian Airlines. Our hotel was in a commercial area near the Bole Airport. After arriving around 10 am we were able to check into our room and orient ourselves. On our day of exploring we walked all over the city. Then took a taxi to the Holy Trinity Cathedral and down to Meskel Square. I just have a few pictures to capture this amazing experience. The Cathedral grounds were packed as a Lenten Mass was taking place so did not take photos of the resting place of Emperor Haile Selassi.