S: AFRICA 2005 and 2011
FC: AFRICA: nourishment, consolation, inspiration | @0
1: Remove nothing from this place except nourishment for the soul, consolation for the heart, and inspiration for the mind. Sign at entrance to Serengeti National Park
2: Our first visit to Africa was in August 2006. We flew to Nairobi, Kenya, and stayed at a tented camp in Amboseli National Park at the base of Mt. Kilimanjaro. We left Kenya and drove to Tanzania where we stayed in three more tended camps and had game drives in Ngorongoro Crater and Sarengeti National Park. Our second trip in August 2011 took us to Botswana, Zambia, and Zimbabwe where we explored Chobe, Kaafue, and Hwange National Parks. It was a little more challanging than the first trip because of the frequency and intensity of the game drives, but we were not disappointed in what we saw and what we celebrate in this book: beautiful animals, spectacular scenery and gracious people.
3: I dedicate this book to Jim - thank you, Babe, for always letting me sit on the outside.
5: Not everyone who chased the zebra caught it, but he who caught it, chased it. South Africa
6: The path is made by walking. Unknown
7: S T R E T C H E D
9: When an elephant fights, it's the grass that suffers. Nigeria
10: An elephant's tusks are never too heavy for it. Zimbabwe
11: AN AFRICAN SALUTE!
13: The three lionesses, knowing that the lion is injured, are leading him back to the pride, so he will be safe. They walk ahead of him but stop often allowing him to catch up. We followed them for three hours, never tiring of being in the experience.
15: God is good, but never dance with a lion. Zimbabwe
17: These lions and lionesses are taking down a water buffalo in Sarengeti Park in Tanzania. Observing a kill is a rare experience.
21: We watched this beautiful lady leopard for 2 days - from just after she killed the impala until the next day when she finished, climbed the tree, and gave herself a bath.
22: An African Wild Cat, a young leopard, and a very gutsy crow!
25: The monkey does not see his own backside, he sees his neighbor's. Zimbabwe
27: NOT-SO-PRETTY The earth is a beehive; we all enter by the same door, but live in different cells Unknown
28: Cross a river in a crowd, and the crocodile won't eat you. Unknown | A hippopotamus can bemade invisible in dark water. Unknown
31: Antelopes,Gazelles, Bucks, and Horned Beests What has horns must not be hid in a sack. Zulu
32: The smallest and most timid are the Steenbok which we saw in Zambia and Kirk's Dik Dik that lives in Tanzania.
33: Impala | Hartebeest | Sable Antelope | Topis
34: Puku | Kudu
35: Thompson's Gazelle | Roan Antelope | Reedbuck | Waterbuck
36: Feathered Secretary Bird Sunbird Dickinson's Kestrel
37: HORNBILLS Red billed Yellow billed Ground A bird will always use another bird's feathers to feather its own nest. Unknown
38: Ostriches and Gray crowned Crane
39: Spotted Dikkop | Guinnea Fowl | Kori Bustard | African White Back Vulture
40: Rollers: Lilac Breasted and Purple
41: Long- tailed Shrike Magpie Shrike Blue-eared Starling Superb Starling
42: Blue Waxbill | Giant Kingfisher | Mousebird | Go away Bird
43: Yellow billed and Saddle billed Storks
45: Egyptian Geese Black Crown Night Heron Sacred Ibis Bee Eater Black Headed Heron African Fish Eagle Flamingo Montane White-eye
46: The Darter Pelicans Jacano, or Jesus Bird, because it looks like it walks on water Spoonbill and Black Heron which becomes an umbrella when eating its food.
48: A vulture lives long due to its stupidity. Ghana
49: EXCURSIONS AND EXPERIENCES He who asks questions cannot avoid the answer. Unknown
50: Hot Air Balloon Ride over the Serengeti, Tanzania
52: A Day in the Life of the Maasai, Kenya
54: The two homes of Martin Slaa, hotel gardener, Tanzania
55: Martin His wife | His mother His daughter, Filamina
56: Making rugs and coffee, painting bowls, carving wood, designing necklaces, weaving baskets He who learns, teaches. Unknown
58: Fishing on the Kafue River, Kafue National Park, Zambia If you find no fish, you have to eat bread. Unknown
59: Soweto (South West Township) A city developed as a township for blacks. Johannesburg, South Africa Cooling Towers Regina Mundi (Queen of the World) Church, the largest church in South Africa Soweto is home to Hector Pieterson Museum, dedicated to the children killed in an uprising over the use of the African language instead of English in schools. June 16,1976.
60: Trying to learn the Ndebele Language! Knowledge is like a garden; if it is not cultivated, it cannot be harvested. Unknown
61: Ngama Village and School, Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe
62: Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
63: Moremi area of Okavango Delta Botswana in a mokoro, or dug-out canoe
64: BEAUTIFUL,WARM, FRIENDLY HOSTS A person is a person because of other persons. Unknown
68: CELEBRATIONS If you can walk, you can dance, if you can talk, you can sing. Zimbabwe
70: When you have a lot to do, start with a meal. South Africa
71: An elephant dung cake happens once in a lifetime!
72: FRIENDS AND FAMILY People know each other better on a journey. Tanzania
78: SIGHTS AND SCENERY He who throws a stone in the market will hit his relative. Nigeria
80: Acacia Baobab African Cactus Mt. Kilimanjaro
81: No hill without gravestones, no valley without shadow. South Africa
83: That which is good is never finished. Unknown