African Safari Family Legacy
FIRST STORY FROM RECENT TRIP TO AFRICA
CLIFF'S AFRICAN SAFARI
BOOKING THE SAFARI
Over the past four decades, I've traveled around the world numerous times. My first all-expense paid trip was to Vietnam in 1965, where I was a guest aboard a troop ship for eighteen days filled with fellow U.S. Marines en route to spending the next year and a few months in the jungles of Vietnam.
When I got into business following my combat experience that included countless helicopter rides nipping the tops of banana trees as the enemy tried to knock our engines out, I found strapping into a commercial airliner for a trip across country exciting.
One year I flew more than 300,000 miles just within the United States. I've been to Europe and Asia a number of times, so the journey to Africa wasn't something foreign to me.
What is different about this trip is that it evolved not into a journey to write stories for different magazines and newspapers about the wonderment of Africa, but grew into a passion to create a Legacy for our family, and for the millions of other families that exist on this vast globe.
The older I become, the more important it becomes to leave this earth with some monuments in place marking my presence here.
Great architects such as those who built the pyramids intended that future generations would stand in awe of their physical rearrangement of nature. They created
The following diary summarizes my personal viewpoint of our Legacy Safari planning, the fascinating experiences of booking the safari, the air, and the constant design and redesign of the safari to meet the needs of our children's children, and their children, and, ultimately, all children throughout the world who range from zero to 100 plus.
(Note: The details of this diary will be transferred to this site shortly. Thank you for your interest.)