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With so much of today’s news from Africa focusing on revolution, civil war, pirates, famine, and refugees, my parents were relatively relieved to learn that my summer destination this year was to be Botswana, a small country of two million inhabitants.
As hundreds and thousands of us made our slow journey back home after a busy summer of frolic and fun, it brings a sense of closure to one season and a start of another. In the U.S., the sign that summer is over is the last barbeque on Labor Day weekend and the final dip in the back yard pool before the weather turns colder. Children return to school, and workers to their offices, eagerly anticipating Thanksgiving in November. As we take advantage of the last rays of long days hiking in the hills, we begin to scan the trees to see if the colors on the leaves have begun to change.
AIDS activist Tamara Banda of Malawi and businessman Miguil Hasan-Farah of Djibouti were there. Journalist Aminata Kane-Kone, who champions women’s rights in the Ivory Coast, was there, as was Tumie Ramsden of Botswana, host of the radio show, “The Real Enchilada.”
Rumit Mehta, recently returned from safari in four African countries, shares his extraordinary experiences with Africa.com. This is the fifth in a five part series being released this week (complete with photos!) detailing his travels in Zambia, South Africa, Namibia, and Botswana.
Rumit Mehta, recently returned from safari in four African countries, shares his extraordinary experiences with Africa.com. This is the third in a five part series being released this week (complete with photos!) detailing his travels in Zambia, South Africa, Namibia, and Botswana.
June 17-21: Okavango Delta, Botswana
We experience four spectacular days in this unique and pristine ecosystem, located in the northern part of Botswana. The January rains in Angola slowly creep down to the Delta, permeating the bone-dry flood plains and the five large water channels, bringing bird life and animals back. By May and June the Delta is filled up, often up to two to four meters in some areas, and then slowly recedes until the rains in November begin allowing the circle of life to continue for another generation of wild life…
I recently came across a wonderful quote by British author Bill Bryson that summed up the difference between travel and a GOOD travel experience: “I can’t think of anything that excites a greater sense of childlike wonder than to be in a country where you are ignorant of almost everything.”
My Immersion Journeys staff and I have shared this quote to all our travelers, hoping that their interpretation of travel aligns with what we strive for. Beyond fond memories, travel should ensure a unique experience and foster global citizenship, but above all, travel should enable everyone to be an “explorer” and not merely a tourist.