If its meant to last it will survive alot longer than just 3 months apart; if not than at least you'll get to say 'I went and didn't sacrifice what I want and MY life for another person' take a poll on how many people have 'sacrificed' their dreams to make another person happy. If its been your dream to go then he 'should' (i ****ing hate that word) be happy for you despite being sad about how it affects him. If he loves you then he should (theres that fing word again) be more concerned about your happiness, in this instance, than his own. Its not like your going to never return. Of course this is based on my definition of love yours may be different.
After all the shots you have to get to go to Africa and the cost it's not a decision one makes lightly. WHY would you sacrifice your dreams? Thats the part I don't understand, actually I do bc of my friends and now those people are in the process of getting divorced or already are.
I dont mean to sound harsh which I often do but if the tables were turned what would you do? how would you respond? People who 'freak out' when someone is on their own may have some control issues, do u think he does? I hope you go and enjoy it and share lots of pics, i've always wanted to go but $$$ has been the issue for me