Before I left for eastern Africa last summer, I swore to myself that I would do something with my experience and thoughts from the trip somehow. I did keep a journal and wrote notes from time to time while I was there, but I had not put any of them together. Nancy Barker, the Deaf zoologist who has lived in Africa for the last 10 years and guided us during the safari, only asked me to do one thing after the trip-not to forget what I saw. I promised her I would not.
Africa’s incredible wildlife and spectacular signs of animals walking around freely in their natural habitat is something I will never get tired of seeing. It was simply majestic. This trip gave me a glimpse of Africa’s beauty, brought my attention to wildlife problems, and got me to understand the dire importance of conservation efforts today. Because I feel like other people should know more about things I learned, I thought a blog about my African travels would be a good place to start.
First of all, the bush is a stretch of wild and uncultivated land. In Africa, it consists of grasslands and savannas where there are rich biodiversities and many animals roam with minimal human interference. It is where I spent the most of my time in Africa. Although people do go to the bush, it is mostly untouched by humans and dominated by the wild instead.
I only covered one site that I went to during my trip, but you should have a better idea of how wild Africa can be by now. I will save everything else for future posts. Until next time!