There is no doubt that one of the biggest bonuses of serving at a post in Africa is the animals. Going on safari was a childhood dream. Blame Marlin Perkins.
How many of you are now humming "Mutual of Omaha is people you can count on when the going's hard?"
I can hardly believe that I actually have been on safari, in Africa. Pinch me. What's not to love about seeing things like this,
Sadly the area of Malawi where we live does't offer much in the way of wildlife viewing opportunities so our Safaris are few and far between. It doesn't seem to bother my kids much, they go on safari in our back yard every day. While they may not be spotting the big five (thank heavens) they do find plenty of critters to keep them happy and to keep me living in a state of terror.