Letters of Life

Safari Adventure

Noon over the Serengeti plains. From the Maasai word, ‘Siringet’ meaning endless.

The title of this post is a nostalgic nod to author Willard Price, whose adventure books for boys I read as a fourteen-year-old girl.

The quotes here, though, are all from Karen Blixen’s now-classic work Out of Africa (1937).

The geographical position and the height of the land combined to create a landscape that had not its like in all the world. There was no fat on it and no luxuriance anywhere; it was Africa distilled up through six thousand feet, like the strong and refined essence of a continent.

After an 18-hour journey by plane, we arrived in the Serengeti, Tanzania, in east Africa. December is when the light rains wash the expanse of the African savanna. No longer yellow from the dry season, the plains turn an unbelievably bright verdant green with high grazing grass—food for zebras, wildebeest, antelopes, and buffalo.

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