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Take Me on Safari: A Family Affair
     

Take Me on Safari: A Family Affair

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by Anthony P. Mauro Sr
 

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"Take Me On Safari: A Family Affair" is a compelling and one of a kind chronicle of a husband, wife, their teenage son, young daughter, and "grand mom" on safari in rural South Africa. This is the unforgettable memoir of the Mauro family, swept from their daily routines in suburbia U.S.A. and thrust into the center of adventure, drama and suspense in a remote

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"Take Me On Safari: A Family Affair" is a compelling and one of a kind chronicle of a husband, wife, their teenage son, young daughter, and "grand mom" on safari in rural South Africa. This is the unforgettable memoir of the Mauro family, swept from their daily routines in suburbia U.S.A. and thrust into the center of adventure, drama and suspense in a remote corner of the Dark Continent. The experience strengthened family bonds, exposed them to the wonders of an ancient land and laid witness the timeless rituals of wildlife. This uniquely written account also includes the unedited thoughts of family members as taken from their diaries.

The book is more than an sequential accounting of a family's journeys in the Northern Province of South Africa. It is living testimony that a safari can be a catalyst that deepens the bonds of family and supports the wholesome values and ethics held by parents throughout the world.

According to the author "a safari is something much less than an arena for machismo but rather a voyage for the soul". He continues, "... because of a need to share this truth as evidenced by my family's experience I felt a responsibility to write this book".

Those that have enlisted the event know that a safari brings modern man within proximity to reasonably glimpse the life of primitive man. It is a way to transport oneself as far as possible from the information driven and over-regulated new age in which we live to the stark, uninhibited and impulsive ways of ever-present wildlife. It can move us from a reality defined by the pillars of logic to a place where instinct governs survival and has done so since the dawn of time.

The book gives numerous examples of the safari testing the mettle of one's character. It lays bare a multitude of uncensored thoughts and emotions ranging from fatigue, boredom, disappointment, fear and sadness to understanding, euphoria, pride, awe, excitement and surprise - all of which we

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781413407297
Publisher:
Xlibris Corporation
Publication date:
11/28/2004
Pages:
184
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.56(d)

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Take Me on Safari: A Family Affair 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I started to read it and then I couldn't put it down. To say I am impressed is a gross understatement. This book is a must for those going on their first safari and should be a bible for those traveling with their families. I know my copy will be showcased in front of all of the other books that I own. I could go on and on with other positive comments, but I will just leave it at saying that I think this is a wonderful book. Bob Cruiser Safaris
Guest More than 1 year ago
An excellent perspective by the author on the natural beauty of Africa, and how his young family becomes closer to each other with each day during this out of the ordinary vacation experience. The author goes into detail describing each day's hunt whether alone or with a family member. I found it difficult to put the book down, and very much enjoyed reading a second time. I recommend this book to anyone with a sense of adventure! R. Petschauer
Guest More than 1 year ago
I started to read it and then I couldn't put it down. To say I am impressed is a gross understatement. This book is a must for those going on their first safari and should be a bible for those traveling with their families. I know my copy will be showcased in front of all of the other books that I own. I could go on and on with other positive comments, but I will just leave it at saying that I think this is a wonderful book. Bob Cruiser Safaris
Guest More than 1 year ago
8/27/03 An excellent perspective by the author on the natural beauty of Africa, and how his young family becomes closer to each other with each day during this out of the ordinary vacation experience. The author goes into detail describing each day's hunt whether alone or with a family member. I found it difficult to put the book down, and very much enjoyed reading a second time. I recommend this book to anyone with a sense of adventure! R. Petschauer