As it so happens, my girls are gone when I am busiest at work. So although I miss them terribly every time, I bury myself in overtime and when they come back everyone is happy. Win-win.
So when they have a week off from school, I also take a week off and we have fun together!
I have been to Pangani with them about 5 times in the last 10 years I think, but it is always fun. You can drive there, the Indian ocean is always warm, the lodges are very good price-quality, the weather great… This time the 4 of us went with good friends and even though we all wished we had more time, it did us the world of good.
We also visited Saadani National Park, the only place where you can combine bush and beach, and see an elephant on the beach. We were not that lucky in the half day we were there, but we saw elephants, giraffes, warthogs so it was a real safari. And the same day we went back to laying by the pool and walking on the beach.. Excellent combination.
So I guess it is no surprise we are regulars at Pangani and I am sure we will go back again..