“Once a journey is designed, equipped, and put in process, a new factor enters and takes over. A trip, a safari, an exploration, is an entity different from all other journeys. It has personality, temperament, individuality and uniqueness. A journey is a person in itself: no two are alike. And all plans, safeguards, policing and coercion are fruitless. We find after years of struggle that we do not take a trip: a trip takes us.”
– John Steinbeck
Safaris sweep us into the world of raw beauty, infinite awe and delicious discoveries. Seeing a furry lion cub’s paw and hearing a three-ton rhinoceros snort simply does that. A special reality results from such shared public experiences and singular personal encounters.
Safaris enter the rare and escape the routine. They provide a guarantee that the traveller’s arena of reference will be challenged, as much as they confirm how the opportunity will expose each of us to a fresh glimmer of our inner self – if we so choose. This will unfold into mindfulness about our interactions with both animals and humans, which in turn will reveal volumes about our very own humanity.