National Geographic : 1963 Oct
Sailing a felucca on the Nile was an adventure that came near the end of a three-month, 30,000 mile safari from Kano to Cape Town to Cairo. A timeless transport on the river, the felucca handled easily, I discovered. Riding an ostrich, Elsie found, differs somewhat from riding a horse. She straddles the bird on a South African farm. Al though my wife had read hundreds of manuscripts and examined thousands of photographs, she nev er wrote a magazine arti cle before our trip. Her two "Safari" articles in 1953 and 1954 were notable contributions. "Take our picture," Nige rians say, and I pause on a Kano street to oblige.