Last year around this time, I was finalising a volunteer trip to Tanzania (more on that tomorrow). The five week adventure was all of the things that one hopes a trip like that to be and I am not sure why it's taken me so long to share images or stories from it here.
As for this safari trip, we loaded up in a jeep whose engine gave out more times than we could count i.e. when we got pulled over by the police on the highway, when we stopped for water, after dinner and as life would also have it on an early safari drive in the middle of a ditch of four lions (true story).
But we survived! And the hot safari. with hours of driving patiently waiting, was transformed when met with moments of pure utter magic. Like when an elephant herd would cross our path or from a nonchalant glance of a giraffe and zebra as we hoorah'd their existence. Even more memorable was the incredible respect our guide had for their livelihood, never intrusive and always at distance. It was as it should always be.
Yes it was hot, sweaty and uncomfortable at times (riding around in a cruiser with zero suspension can do that) but tucked away together in our jeep as the night air cooled and the African sun set, it felt like a perfect refuge with our little engine that could.
I was unsure of starting my posts about Tanzania with our very last experience but maybe that's the way it should be- starting with an end so the adventure can begin.
I absolutely cannot wait to share it with you.