Voyage to Wild Africa is the story of Brian Dawtrey and his wife, Cicely (Jo), family farmers, with three children who in 1962 leave their comfortable life in Norfolk for Tanganyika in the Dark Continent of Africa. His dream is to create opportunities for rural Africans to utilise and maximise on their natural resources.
Brian takes us on an amazing adventure that is the start of 25 years' service.
This is, above all, a young love story and then a family story, which is told with great compassion. The family have left behind a safe farming life for a precarious and uncertain one in Tanganyika. Nothing is easy and Brian is often overwhelmed by the many risks he is exposing his family to. At times the difficulties seem insurmountable. But despite the difficulties we are left with their feeling of excitement for all the new things that they are experiencing; a different culture, different people, animals and wildlife.
Brian's light-hearted narrative which exudes enthusiasm and wit drives the story forward and shows how the family's excitement for their new life transcends the difficulties. He takes us on a roller-coaster ride to a part of the world that we hear little about firsthand.
Voyage to Wildlife Africa is the true story of a loving family who sacrifice their own stability to help the people of Tanganyika create a better future for themselves. It shows how love, whether within the family or in the world at large, creates unity and transcends difficulties. This book will appeal to anyone with a sense of adventure