“I could not help to write this email to you because I think you would understand. I could not think of anyone else that I could share what I’m feeling right now and you were also part of it. I’m suffering terribly of mal D’ Afrique, my dear. Have you heard about that?
“Mal D’Afrique” is a French word that describes people who visit the African continent and feel deprived in some way when they return to their native country. Mana Pools has done this to me. I go to sleep and wake up longing to be there, surrounded by elephants, hearing the lions at night, having close encounters by foot and canoe. You should hear me sigh….. Ai, ai….. Mana Pools have spoiled me. It has engraved itself on my soul. I’m counting the days to go back. And now there is the wet season, christmas, new year, endless days…..” – Ana Zinger0