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#1 Game Warden

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Posted 15 July 2007 - 10:54 AM

"Guns have metamorphosed into cameras in this earnest comedy, the ecology safari, because nature has ceased to be what it always had been , what people needed protection from. Now nature tamed, endangered, mortal , needs to be protected from people."

Susan Sontag - American Writer, Activist and Critic, 1933-2004

"Return to old watering holes for more than water; friends and dreams are there to meet you." - African proverb.

 

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Posted 17 July 2007 - 08:59 AM

"Reminds me of my safari in Africa. Somebody forgot the corkscrew and for several days we had to live on nothing but food and water."

W. C. Fields (American Comic and Actor, 1880-1946)

"Return to old watering holes for more than water; friends and dreams are there to meet you." - African proverb.

 

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Posted 06 August 2007 - 08:05 PM

"Certainly, travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living. "

Miriam Beard Author 1876 - 1958
"If we kill off the wild, then we are killing a part of our souls." ― Jane Goodall

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Posted 11 August 2007 - 09:20 PM

"Everything in Africa bites, but the safari bug is worst of all.”

Brian Jackman (2004 Travel Writer of Year )
"If we kill off the wild, then we are killing a part of our souls." ― Jane Goodall

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Posted 23 November 2007 - 10:06 PM

OK, that last one is as good as they come!

Don't know any safari-related quotes, but I like the African saying "there's nothing as expensive as a chicken received for free". I use that a lot, actually...

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Posted 09 January 2008 - 10:16 AM

The sign at Mana Pools:

Don't leave anything but your footprints
Don't take anything but your memory


That is the way it should be.
Leave nothing but your footprints
Take nothing but your memories

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Posted 25 January 2008 - 03:46 AM

I lifted this one for the introduction of my website about 9 years ago, and it has become my 'personal statement' in these forums:

"Some people...find they need animals to look at and to learn from. They have discovered that men, not beasts, are uncivilized." Cynthia Nolan, 'One Traveller's Africa' 1965

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Posted 03 February 2008 - 01:50 AM

Said to me by the guy sitting next to me on the plane who was returning home to Uganda after a lengthy stay in Europe: "I am happy to be returning to a little bit of sun, a little bit of dust, a little bit of smiles."
When you think of a rhino, think of a tree (African proverb)

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Posted 03 February 2008 - 02:34 AM

Hi Lynn,

Your avatar picture .... is it from the Selinda boundary by any chance?

Sorry to hijack the quotes thread..... always, love a good cheetah moment!!!
http://500px.com/madaboutcheetah

Botswana in my blood .......

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Posted 15 February 2008 - 03:35 AM

MadAboutCheetah, this one can be your quote.."Always love a good cheetah moment." It fits you perfectly.

The answer to your question is yes.
When you think of a rhino, think of a tree (African proverb)

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Posted 15 February 2008 - 04:16 AM

"always love a good cheetah moment" ////// thanks, Lynn ...........

Good to see our mutual friend from the Kwando/selinda boundary!!!

Cheers
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Botswana in my blood .......

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Posted 15 February 2008 - 05:47 AM

"If it weren't for mankind you wouldnt be here"

There's none so blind as those who will not see.


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Posted 27 February 2008 - 10:54 AM

I've been collecting these for years:

"The most hazardous part of our expedition to Africa was crossing Piccadilly Circus."
Joseph Thomson



"I believe there is no sickness of the heart too great it cannot be cured by a dose of Africa. Families must go there to learn why they belong together on this earth, adolescents to discover humility, lovers to plumb old but untried wells of passion, honeymooners to seal marriages with a shared sense of bafflement, those shopworn with life to find a tonic for futility, the aged to recognize a symmetry to twilight.
I know this all sounds a bit much, but if I have ever seen magic, it has been in Africa."
John Hemingway, African Journeys



"Everything in Africa bites, but the safari bug is worst of all."
Brian Jackman



"For Africa to me... is more than a glamorous fact. It is a historical truth. No man can know where he is going unless he knows exactly where he has been and exactly how he arrived at his present place."
Maya Angelou



"I dream of an Africa which is in peace with itself."
Nelson Mandela



"The drums of Africa still beat in my heart. They will not let me rest while there is a single Negro boy or girl without a chance to prove his worth."
Mary McLeod Bethune



"The darkest thing about Africa has always been our ignorance of it."
George Kimble



"I dream of the realization of the unity of Africa, whereby its leaders combine in their efforts to solve the problems of this continent. I dream of our vast deserts, of our forests, of all our great wildernesses."
Nelson Mandela



"In wilderness I sense the miracle of life, and behind it our scientific accomplishments fade to trivia."
Charles Lindbergh



"I never saw a wild thing sorry for itself. A small bird will drop frozen dead from a bough without ever having felt sorry for itself."
D. H. Lawrence


"Wild animals never kill for sport. Man is the only one to whom the torture and death of his fellow creatures is amusing in itself."
James Anthony Froude



"[Botswana] was one intricate labyrinth of swamp, with many small streams moving outward from the river into the sandy wastes of the southwest. Where all this water goes is a mystery."
Aurel Schultz



There is always something new out of Africa.
Pliny the Elder (23 AD - 79 AD)



What is Africa to me:
Copper sun or scarlet sea,
Jungle star or jungle track,
Strong bronzed men, or regal black
Women from whose loins I sprang
When the birds of Eden sang?
Countee Cullen



Are you there, Africa with the bulging chest and oblong thigh? Sulking Africa, wrought of iron, in the fire, Africa of the millions of royal slaves, deported Africa, drifting continent, are you there? Slowly you vanish, you withdraw into the past, into the tales of castaways, colonial museums, the works of scholars.
Jean Genet



For Africa to me... is more than a glamorous fact. It is a historical truth. No man can know where he is going unless he knows exactly where he has been and exactly how he arrived at his present place.
Maya Angelou



South Africa isn't just beautiful, it is achingly beautiful.
Bill Clinton
"Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not."
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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"I cannot rest from travel; I will drink
Life to the lees."
Alfred Tennyson

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Posted 28 October 2009 - 11:40 PM

Any new ones?

"Return to old watering holes for more than water; friends and dreams are there to meet you." - African proverb.

 

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Posted 29 October 2009 - 01:29 AM

There are many wonderful quotes. Most of my favourites come from the pen of Isak Dinesen as she just had a wonderful way with words.
"Give me enough and more than enough. My heart is bared to thee now, and I will not let thee go except thou bless me."

"The air was cold to the lungs, the long grass dripping wet, and the herbs on it gave out their spiced astringent scent."

"There is something about safari life that makes you forget all your sorrows."

And then I have some of my own, all of which were written on our family trip in '05..

This one just for Nyamera …
"Who designed these creatures and then painted them red with drifts of blue ambling down their shoulders and quarters?"

And this I wrote just as we were packing to leave because it was how I felt and still feel. Probably a bit maudlin for some.

"Kenya …
You are every love song ever sung
Every tear drop ever fallen …
You wrapped your arms around my heart
A long, long time ago.
I’ve felt the warmth of your embrace
The smell of you, the taste of you, the sound of you
Enriched, empowered I go home”


I won't include anymore as it is a little self indulgent.

… clarity in thought comes after challenge …


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Posted 09 October 2012 - 07:04 AM

For all you fans of African air travel, particularly on planes piloted by penguines...

Kowalski: Skipper, look.
Skipper: Analysis
Kowalski: It looks like a small incandescent bulb, designed to indicate something out of the ordinary, like a malfunction.
Skipper: I find it pretty and somewhat hypnotic.
Kowalski: That too, sir.
Skipper: Right. Rico, manual!
[Catches the manual and smashes the bulb with it]
Skipper: Problemo solved.
Kowalski: Sir, we may be out of fuel.
Skipper: What makes you think that?
Kowalski: We've lost engine one, and engine two is no longer on fire.
Skipper: Buckle up, boys. Don't look, doll, this might get hairy.
[on the microphone]
Skipper: This is your captain speaking. I have good news and bad news. The good news is that we will be landing immediately.
[everyone claps]
Skipper: The bad news is, we're crash landing.
[Plane goes on a dive]
Skipper: When it comes to air travel, we know that you have no choice whatsoever, but thanks again for choosing Air Penguin.

Skipper: Gently now, you just wanna kiss the ground, just a little peck, a smooch like you're kissing your sister.
[Plane violently lands and the tires break off]
Skipper: I said kiss it!

Kowalski: Only two passengers unaccounted for, Skipper.
Skipper: That's a number I can live with! Good landing, boys! Who says a penguin can't fly?

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 09:38 AM

on a recce camping trip with my superior (a seasoned mzee guide from Zim) - while sitting in the shade after walking around the bush for hours. Shoes off and hairy feet are stinking.

Mzee: oh look at that huge spider hunting wasp. When I was guiding in Zim guests would always jump at the sight of one. but they've never stung anyone. beautiful.

*massive spider hunting wasp proceeds to land on my stinky hairy foot........ and then stings it.*

Mzee: huh. never seen that before. Learn something new every day.

Me: !!!!gmppghhaphg!!!!!$%&$*$^&@!!!

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 11:49 AM

Thanks for reviving this!
August is coming.... that waiting nearly over

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 04:11 AM

on a recce camping trip with my superior (a seasoned mzee guide from Zim) - while sitting in the shade after walking around the bush for hours. Shoes off and hairy feet are stinking.

Mzee: oh look at that huge spider hunting wasp. When I was guiding in Zim guests would always jump at the sight of one. but they've never stung anyone. beautiful.

*massive spider hunting wasp proceeds to land on my stinky hairy foot........ and then stings it.*

Mzee: huh. never seen that before. Learn something new every day.

Me: !!!!gmppghhaphg!!!!!$%&$*$^&@!!!


Bet you wish you were back in your armchair at that moment.

Not about Africa, just about travel: If an ass goes traveling it will not come home a horse.
When you think of a rhino, think of a tree (African proverb)

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 11:43 PM

"Africa changes you forever, like nowhere on earth. Once you have been there, you will never be the same. But how do you begin to describe its magic to someone who has never felt it? How can you explain the fascination of this vast, dusty continent, whose oldest roads are elephant paths? Could it be because Africa is the place of all our beginnings, the cradle of mankind, where our species first stood upright on the savannahs of long ago? Maybe that was what led Karen Blixen to say in Out of Africa, "Here I am, where I belong"." Brian Jackman

To expand on the previous quote noted by Twaffle: "There is something about safari life that makes you forget all your sorrows and feel as if you had drunk half a bottle of champagne, bubbling over with heartfelt gratitude for being alive." Karen Blixen (Isak Dinesen)

"To witness that calm rhythm of life revives our worn souls and recaptures a feeling of belonging to the natural world. No one can return from the Serengeti unchanged, for tawny lions will forever prowl our memory and great herds throng our imagination." George Schaller

"Nothing but breathing the air of Africa, and actually walking through it, can communicate the indescribable sensations..." William Burchell

"Africa touches me to the core of my being...The glory of Europe is its History, but the glory of Africa is its LIFE!" Me, quoted in the book "On Safari" by David Anderson





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