Safari for the Soul

March 20, 2018


Photo © Garonga Safari Camp

“There is something about safari life that makes you forget all your sorrows and feel as if you had drunk half a bottle of champagne – bubbling over with heartfelt gratitude for being alive”
– Karen Blixen

Africa is a land that will steal your heart. For some people, it’s love at first sight. For others, it’s that kind of deep, gradual love that grows and intensifies the more you get to know her. This is why many travellers find themselves returning to Africa again and again, looking to deepen that connection. After all, going on safari is more than just a ‘holiday’. It’s a soul-quenching experience.


Here are 4 reasons why we believe that a safari is a journey for the soul, and a feast for the senses:

1. Unplug from Life
Where better to forget the stresses of day to day life than in some the wildest, most remote areas in Africa? Many travellers take this time to enjoy a bit of a digital detox and truly ‘unplug’ from life. Going on safari is the perfect opportunity to temporarily press pause on normal life, and escape to a world where mother nature rules the roost.

2. Engage your Senses
As obvious as it sounds, being outdoors is good for your mind, body, and soul. The sights, sounds, and smells that you encounter while on safari will awaken your senses. The fresh air and exposure to vitamin D leave you feeling alive and revitalised and reconnects you with your simpler needs.

3. Slow Down
In our modern world, life moves at a rapid pace and it’s a keep-up-or-be-left-behind situation. However, on safari, things move at a much slower and more relaxed pace, allowing you the time to notice the smaller details and appreciate things you would never have noticed normally. Removing yourself from the fast-paced pressures of life for a little while lets you gain some perspective on what really matters to you.

4. Indulge in the Simpler Pleasures
And last but not least, a safari allows you to treat yourself to some truly tranquil activities, such as indulging in a soothing bubble bath, reading a good book from cover to cover, enjoying gourmet food, and simply doing nothing but be in the moment – a highly underrated activity in today’s society.


Photo © Garonga Safari Camp

If your soul is yearning for a safari, get in touch with us and we’ll help you plan and organise your perfect itinerary down to the very last detail.

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