Whenever I think of Africa during the season of plenty, I think of new life, bright green hues and vivid colors. The young of many animal species take their first steps into the world, while migratory birds flock to Africa for its wealth of food. Everything seems easier in this time of plenty, the scenery reflecting the abundance and beauty of new life surrounding it.
Climate change is a hot topic of debate that is on everyone’s lips at the moment. Science has offered many different outcomes that vary from researcher to researcher but all but a few foresee a bleak outcome. As the largest number of fires on record burn in the Amazon, I thought I would take a moment to look at a forest that I have just visited and share its biodiversity and importance.
A gentle knock at your bedroom door causes your sleepy eyes to flutter, you acknowledge that you have heard it with a whispered “good morning” before falling back into your billowy pillows for a few minutes longer.
The energy that first-time safari goers exude, that of complete innocent excitement and anticipation, is extremely infectious to all who witness it. This feeling is also amplified as the upcoming experience is something completely new, out of one's comfort zone, venturing onto a new continent that you have only watched documentaries on or dreamed about