Such is Africa…….

“Such is Africa, the flawed beautiful, magnificent, beguiling, mystical, unique life-changing continent – it’s seductive charm and charisma, it’s ancient wisdom so often stained by unfathomable spasms of blood”. I found these words from Lawrence Anthony, The Elephant Whisperer and his journalistic colleague, Graham Spence to be very moving and evocative of the mixed feelings we experienced in South Africa last winter.

It is 5 weeks until we travel back there – this time to East Africa, including Mpumalanga in north-eastern South Africa, Mozambique, and Tanzania. We are busy getting our shots and anti-malarials taken care of, and thinking about packing for cities (Johannesburg, Nelspruit, Nampula, Dar-es-Salaam, Arusha…. ), islands (Zanzibar), tenting in the Serengeti, and tree-top living in the jungle. What can I say? Excited, apprehensive, incredibly fortunate to have this experience ahead of us……