Botswana, or maybe Kenya? Where in Africa would you travel for your honeymoon?
I'm not planning on getting married anytime soon. But if I ever did, I would love to be able to follow the Widebeest on their migration from the Serengeti to the Masi Mara. I'll have to make sure I marry someone who is as passionate about nature as I am.
The Red Cross won't let you donate blood if you visit Africa, so I don't plan to go there any time soon. Too bad, because there are some beautiful places there....
Ahh, is that so? Is there a time limit on how many months/years you need to be out of Africa to be eligible to donate blood or is it simply a case of, if you've traveled to Africa you cannot donate blood ever?
One of the screening questions is "Have you ever been in Africa?" I take that to mean that if you have, they'll refuse your blood.
Though upon reflection, I could be wrong: it could just mean that your blood will be more closely screened or something.
I'll ask the next time I donate blood.
A lot of the screening questions don't make much sense. For example, if you lived in Europe for up to 5 years (even in one-month increments) they don't want your blood. If you've lived in the UK (including Northern Ireland) for a year, they don't want your blood, but they don't care if you lived in the Republic of Ireland (unless you lived there for a total of 5 years or more).
They don't want your blood if you've been in the military in the past 10 years (which makes me wonder why).
I don't know why a two-hour visit to Africa disqualifies you from donating blood. I should ask them next time.
Some of those questions are bogus! They can just do the screening and determine whether you are clear or not. So what if I am an African and an organ donor, will they refuse to harvest my organs when the time comes? I wouldn't think so. Isn't the same thing? Interesting.
Update: I donated blood again a couple weeks ago, and the question, "Have you ever been in Africa?" is no longer part of the screening process.
I asked about it, and the nurse told me that they used to ask that because of the inability to screen for certain viruses that were thought to originate in Africa.
I don't know if this is really why. Maybe they just realized that visiting Africa is a silly reason not to take someone's blood?
Wherever they don't ask questions if I come back without my wife, from having watched the Lions eating!
African safari is all i can think of when i think of Africa, its the best in the world!
I still do not have the right to marry, but if I did, I would honeymoon in Egypt.
That's very interesting Jeff, I haven't heard that and I'm curious since I'm currently in Angola. Interestingly enough, I had to get tested to make sure I don't have Hepatitis B, HIV, and a bunch of others before coming to Angola.
If I was choosing where to go on a honeymoon in Africa it would be Kenya, and I would stay at Treetops, where the present Queen was, when her father died making her queen. in answer to whether you can give blood after going to Africa, my husband has been to Kenya and he has given blood sinced returning This was a few years ago, maybe it is different now
If I were traveling to Africa on a honeymoon, I'd go with Morocco which seems very romantic.
Morocco or any of the North African countries sound very romantic! It's a tough decision as you only get one crack at it and you certainly don't want to get it wrong!
Tanzania is one of the most beautiful areas in Africa that I've visited, but Kenya is much more tourist-friendly. It all depends what you're looking for!
I haven't been to either but I would love to visit Morocco and South Africa! They both seem like great places to visit!
South Africa is a wonderful place, very different in so many ways to the rest of Africa. A country of real beauty, culture and a hell of a lot of history. Whether you spend your time in Cape Town visiting Table Mountain or Robben Island, or whether you spend your time in the Drakensberg Ranges or in the Kruger National Park, you will most certainly have a wonderful time!
Well, this question is 24 years too late for me, but if I were to chose, I would have opted for either of the following two:
1. A wildlife trip of Uganda-Kenya-Tanzania or
2. A wildlife trip through Okavango Delta, Botswana.
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