The Trip of a Lifetime

Why Going on Safari is NOT Overrated

I don’t know what I expected to find on safari, but I was surprised to have the life-changing experience that I did. After my first day out in Tanzania, I was completely humbled. And it might sound far-fetched, but by the end of my five days, I felt at one with nature and the animals.

I know, if I were sitting there reading about some chic city woman who went on safari and found God, I’d roll my eyes too. Now, I kind of get why it happens. I may have found God a long time ago, but I have to admit—there is a lot of God in the Serengeti.

When I booked my stay at Sinigita’s Sasakwa Lodge, I certainly didn’t imagine that five days wouldn’t be nearly long enough, or that this would be something I’d want to do year after year. People say it’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience, but I say when you love something so much, why do it only once?

I definitely look forward to exploring some of Singita’s other lodges on my next trip. Not only because Sasakwa was one of the most exquisite resorts I’ve ever been to (read all about my stay here), but because our guides were incredibly knowledgeable.

The way they explained the ecosystem, describing the relationship between the plants, the animals and the seasons, really helped me connect on a deeper level. I left with this amazing education in plant and animal kingdoms that gave me a whole new perspective on life.

It is my great honor and privilege this week to take you behind the scenes of my adventures with the wild animals, starting in Nairobi at the one-of-a-kind Giraffe Manor. Along with reflecting back, I’m also dreaming up my next trip to Africa with our list of the top seven luxury safari lodges.

After this trip, I’m truly getting what it means to let travel transform you. “Transformational travel” is a rising buzz word for 2017 and you might be wondering what it is and how to do it. I’m delighted to share my take on the trend along with the most unexpected lessons I learned in Africa.

  All My Love,


P.S. Have you gone on safari? We’d love to hear about your experience in the comments!



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