June 1, 2011
I began to lose myself at the private nature refuge – what a gem – the camp, the setting and the kind people all contributed to my experience of losing track of time – the burdens of civilization vanished and were replaced by leopard track and giraffe scat – now that’s magic!! I also had the opportunity to spend some time talking to the local wildlife scout as we walked along the refuge. He is quite an amazing, bright, industrious young man who is dedicated to his people, the land and animals and so grateful for his job with Thomson.
The last night in camp we each talked about our most significant memory. For me it was meeting the children and the teachers at the schools. My heart was filled with a sense of community and cohesion that brings about real joy.
At the airport in Denver on the evening I returned, a woman with 3 little children asked me where I had been. I told her Africa. She looked at me and said “You left a piece of your heart there didn’t you?” and I replied “If you don’t leave a piece of your heart in Africa then you’re not paying attention.”
So thank you Thomson for such a memorable experience.
Signature Thomson Safari, February 2011
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