After reading Wilding by Isabella Tree at the start of the year, I was excited about going on a safari on the Knepp Castle Estate, the subject of the book. I doubt I’ll ever go on a safari in Africa, so I was intrigued about how one would pan out in the English countryside. And of course, I wanted to see what all the fuss was about in West Sussex.
In the event, considering the rewilding going on almost outside my front door (see my previous post Not the African savanna), I realised what a special place I live in. Perhaps it would have been easier to appreciate the Knepp project if I had been on foot, though the company was most definitely pleasing on the safari vehicle. And at least I now know what it’s like to be in one.
In other words, for £40 per person the safari was worth it. As you may have found, the anticipation is sometimes the nicest part but the trip did also help me join some dots.