Sense Africa Five Ways
This is a collection of stories from the author's travels across southern Africa and focuses on the five senses that are triggered by each adventure - sight, sound, smell, hearing and taste.
From the author: I’m always surprised when people refer to ‘Africa’ as a country, although it is a common occurrence. Africa is made up of 54 countries, all of which are unique and diverse in their own way. It is larger than China, India, the USA, and most of Europe combined.
Africa is the world's second largest and second most-populous continent. At about 30.3 million km², including adjacent islands, it covers 6% of the Earth's total surface area and constitutes 20.4% of its total land area.
The countries that I explore in this book are all located in southern Africa; Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Eswatini, and Zimbabwe. This is a collection of stories from my travels across southern Africa and focuses on the five senses that are triggered by each adventure - sight, sound, smell, hearing and taste.
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My first job after graduating as an ecologist from Leeds University was in Africa – little did I know the importance of this on my life. As the permanent ecologist for Raleigh International in Zimbabwe I set up numerous conservation projects, managed hundreds of volunteers, collated scientific data and wrote many reports. And it was here that I promptly fell in love with the continent. The fact that I had a Mozambique Spitting Cobra living under my house for two years did not deter me.
I have a passion for conservation, an in-depth knowledge about African wildlife and an obsession with giraffe having spent countless hours monitoring these animals and collecting their poo! This was for scientific purposes. I have a wealth of fascinating African wildlife factoids (often utterly useless) and love learning trivia about wildlife. Did you know that dung beetles can navigate by the milky way?
This love of Africa led me to setting up my own business organising specialist holidays to the dark continent, Sense Africa, now Sense Earth, creates genuine African and worldwide experiences off the beaten track of tourism.
There is something about Africa that makes me feel as if I have come home, it is restoration for my soul.