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A safari in South Africa with side trips to Victoria Falls and Cape Town will be featured in a travelogue on Wednesday, May 4, at 7:30 p.m. in the downstairs Community Room of the Woods Hole Public Library. Vicky Cullen will describe her January 2016 trip to southern Africa.

“Such a trip was not high on my bucket list,” Ms. Cullen says, “but a college friend was seeking a roommate for a birding safari, and the price was right, so I signed on. Figuring this would be my shot at South Africa, I added excursions to the falls and to Cape Town.”


Animals pictures, from big cats to giraffes will be shown—including a ride aboard an elephant—along with human encounters, enticing scenery, and a look at one of the world’s southernmost big cities. The safari part of the trip took place in Kruger National Park and Kapama Game Reserve, where animals travel alone or in small groups.

Vicky Cullen lives in Sippewissett with her husband, John Waterbury. She is retired from the communications staff of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution but continues to edit for an oceanography journal. She served several years as president of Neighborhood Falmouth and is secretary for the Woods Hole Public Library board of trustees, and she enjoys producing bead jewelry and sewn items for the holiday sale at the Falmouth Art Center.

For more information, call the Library at 508-548-8961.