Mornings were cool. Dry. And oddly quiet. We’d heard hippos and baboons at night, maybe hyenas, too, and a bunch of “Who knows?” sounds. Here in the Maasai Mara Game Reserve on the Kenya-Tanzania border, it could be an elephant, rhino, even lion. Whatever, it was extraordinary. And that’s exactly why we’d come to Africa….
When I was four, the head reference librarian of the Chicago Public Library – who just happened to be my dear Uncle Herb – gave me a book featuring fascinating photos of the Maasai and Samburu people of Kenya. “Look Carolyn!” he said. “Someday you’ll go to Africa. And these people will be there to…
“Sit here, mama, you’ll get a good view of the countryside.” Mama! Did this young stud muffin-the one who’s ushering me to a seat at the front of the bus-just call me Mama? Not even a week into my long-awaited, dream trip to Kenya, Africa and I’m unceremoniously catapulted into the geriatric crowd. The guy…
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