Monday, May 6, 2019

Exploring Wildlife During Our Africa Writing Retreat

As writers, we empower ourselves with new experiences. Travel opens a door to our journey. I am delighted that we have extended the discounted price for our March 2020 Africa writing retreat and safari until May 31. This retreat is an opportunity to experience so much of this amazing continent through an exclusive tour. Please take a moment to visit Sonia Marsh's website, Women Travel With a Purpose. There you can experience photos and impressions she shares as she travels to many of the destinations we will also visit.

Sonia is leading the trip. I will be conducting our writing sessions: Transformation Through Words, Wisdom and Insight. The group will be exclusive for twelve of us, including Sonia and myself. Friends and family are welcome to join us and make the dream of seeing Africa a reality.

Here's another highlight of our trip that Sonia has shared with us.

For all details, please click on this link. Thank you ~ Susan

“No domestic animal can be as still as a wild animal. The civilized people have lost the aptitude of stillness, and must take lessons in silence from the wild before they are accepted by it.”
― Karen Blixen, Out of Africa

Now that we’ve experienced the history and culture of Johannesburg and the beauty of the majestic Victoria Falls, it’s time to experience Africa’s Big Five with a full-day of game-viewing in Botswana’s Chobe National Park.

After an early breakfast, our ultimate safari experience unfolds on a day trip to Chobe National Park in Botswana which boasts the world’s largest elephant population. A cruise on the Chobe River brings us close to brilliant bird life, pods of wallowing hippos, primeval crocodiles, and elephants―breath-taking in their sheer number. Lunch will be served at the Chobe Safari Lodge located on the banks of the Chobe River in northern Botswana. This is the best destination for serious game viewers and is situated in the town of Kasane, close to where the borders of Botswana, Zimbabwe, Namibia and Zambia meet. 

In the afternoon, we’ll experience a land-based safari heading deeper into the Park to spot the elusive big cats that make Chobe their home. We return to our lodge in the late afternoon, where we can re-group, and discuss the craft of writing as we become immersed in the beauty of Africa’s wildlife and its amazing people.

Fortunately, we have another opportunity to explore the vast genuine wilderness of the Zambezi National Park. Our game drive sets-off mid-afternoon in an open four-wheel drive vehicle. We’ll discover a spectacular array of wildlife, including buffalo, elephant, lion, and leopard. Smaller animals, yet not less worthy of a sighting, include kudu, impala, sable, eland, warthog, and zebra.

On the riverside, we’ll catch a glimpse of crocodile, waterbuck, and many pods of hippo. All the time, we’ll have qualified guides. The Zambezi National Park is only a five-minute drive from Victoria Falls town, so we’ll be back in time for an evening cocktail and time to discuss over dinner, followed by writing and sharing.

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