Karen Blixen with her brother Thomas Dinesen, see comment below for more.. (not as we romantics would like to think, 'Great White Hunter' Denys Finch Hatton (redford played him in the movie of Out of Africa, Meryl Streep was Karen)
Karen: When you go away... you don't always go on safari, do you? Just want to be away. Denys: It's not meant to hurt you. Karen: It does. Denys: I'm with you because I choose to be with you. I don't want to live someone else's idea of how to live. Don't ask me to do that. I don't want to find out one day that I'm at the end of someone else's life. Karen: I have learned something that you haven't: there are some things worth having, but they come at a price. And I want to be one of them.
David Livingstone and Henry Morton Stanley became celebrities in the eyes of a Victorian public captivated by their adventures. Livingstone's work as a medical missionary in southern Africa allowed him to pursue his passion for exploration.
"If I know a song of Africa, of the giraffe and the African new moon lying on her back, of the plows in the fields and the sweaty faces of the coffee pickers, does Africa know a song of me? Will the air over the plain quiver with a color that I have had on, or the children invent a game in which my name is, or the full moon throw a shadow over the gravel of the drive that was like me, or will the eagles of the Ngong Hills look out for me?” ― Karen Blixen, Out of Africa. With Denys Finch Hatton