Friday, July 13, 2012


We are nearly to the point of signing the contract on the safari.  We may be six now, waiting to confirm that.  Also getting to ironing out the more minor details like which type of Land Rover (4-seater or 6-seater) we'd want if we remain a group of four and whether we'd do the sunrise hot air balloon ride over the Serengeti.  Really, is that even a question?

To that point, there was a beautiful passage in "Out of Africa" I read on the way into work this morning.  (Yes, I'm already reading for Africa, I can't stand the suspense!) But anyway:

"You have tremendous view as you get up above the Africa highlands, surprising combinations and changes of light and colouring, the rainbow on the green sunlit land, the gigantic upright clouds and big wild black storms, all swing round you in a race and a dance.  The lashing hard showers of rain whiten the air askance.  The language is short of words for the experience of flying, and will have to invent new words with time."

I'm impatient and ready to sign.  We are nearly there.  So close I can taste it!

1 comment:

Elizabeth said...

I will be looking forward to your eventual report! Sometime in the next few years, this is on the list.