Africa gives you the knowledge that man is a small creature, among other creatures, in a large landscape.

View of the Ngorogoro Crater at dawn.
View of the Ngorogoro Crater at dawn.

 

I will be honest, I am at a complete loss for words at the beauty and majesty of the animals, landscape, skies and nature which I have seen over the last few days on my recent trip to the Ngorogoro Crater, the Serengeti and the Great Rift Valley in Tanzania. Everything I write seems to sound so cliched and naff that I have now given up trying.

So I shall simply include my photographs and leave the words to Nobel Prize winner Doris Lessing, taken from her second volume of Collected Africa Stories ‘The Sun Between Their Feet’:

“Africa gives you the knowledge that man is a small creature, among other creatures, in a large landscape.”

 

 

Move over Julian, Dick, Ann, George and Timmy the Dog, this Famous Five went on Safari and met the big five – the African lion, African elephant, cape buffalo, African leopard and the black rhinoceros.

3 Comments Add yours

  1. Natasha says:

    So wonderful to know that you, Mark and the children are experiencing and learning from Mother Nature which is so evident where you live! So enjoyable and enriching.
    Love Tash xxx

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    1. alidunnell says:

      It is truly amazing living here Tash… and gives me a little insight into your childhood experience in Zambia. Hope you are well me dear friend. Ali xxx

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  2. lenalimhamn says:

    Dear memories. ..were there more than 40 years ago, together with three kids.. same animals. ..same nature today. Kids now 45-50.

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