The trees of Africa contribute to stunning landscape and scenery | Calgary Herald

Monica ZurowskiBy Monica Zurowski. Managing Editor, Calgary Herald

A poem lovely as a tree: The Awali Adventure — Day Five

Discovering a new land is one of the great joys of travel. The scents, sounds and sights offer up a delightful buffet of unknown experiences. There are new people to meet, unusual landscapes to take in, and unfamiliar flora and fauna to view. Travelling with the Calgary-based Awali group in Kenya is delivering experiences on all of these fronts.

The trees of Africa contribute to stunning landscape and scenery | Calgary Herald

In addition to meeting a fascinating array of people building a better future for their country, we’re able to venture off the path for a day or so and journey into safari areas. I knew I’d be “camera happy;” I shoot way too many photos of the lions, elephants, hippos, giraffes, zebras, gazelle and many more animals we see. What I didn’t know, however, is how drawn I am to the trees of Kenya. As we drive through the great expanse of reserve land known as the Maasai Mara, I am in awe of a tree every few kilometres. This, I say to myself, must be the most beautiful tree and landscape in the country . . . that is, until I see the next. There are more than 1,100 species of trees in Kenya and each seems more interesting than the next.

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