My Family Roots in East Africa – Part Two

From Sophie Neville

Days spent at our farm in northern Tanzania were full of colourful characters, including a cobra who lived in the trees overshadowing the house. He probably kept down the rodent population quite efficiently.

My great-uncle Tony was probably more dangerous. He had a very sensitive nose and a legendary temper. My aunt kept tame lemurs. They marked their territory by peeing on their hands. This was understandable until they decided to climb over your face.

My father loved travelling in northern Tanzania and was intrigued by the wildlife…

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