There is a rapture on the lonely shore;
There is society, where none intrudes.
By the deep sea, and music in its roar:
I love not man the less, but Nature more...

-Lord Byron

Definition of Walkabout :

a short period of wandering as an occasional interruption of regular work
Showing posts with label Baobab tree. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Baobab tree. Show all posts

08 May 2015

Quad ridin' in the Zambian bush

If you find yourself in Zambia, and have had your fill of Safari's and gorgeous waterfalls, try going four wheeling through the bush. It may just be one of your favorite unexpected adventures.
Let the dust fly as you race around century old Baobab trees, keeping an eye out for animals that may just be around the corner.

Let the late afternoon African sun drench your face in warmth as you marvel at the scenic beauty.
Stop in a local village to meet the students of a school. Hang out with them and learn about their studies, family and country.
When you need a break, enjoy the best Orange Fanta you have ever tasted in your entire life, and marvel in the experience.
Yeah, if you are looking for something a little different, you should certainly try some quad ridin' in the bush.

25 December 2014

the Baobab tree

The Victoria Falls, to the local people, was a sacred place where it was believed a huge snake called Nyami-Nyami (river God) lived. Therefore human beings never stepped foot there especially in the Gorges. As such the place used to be an animal sanctuary as it remained undisturbed.
African ancestors protected the Baobab tree because of it's fruits and because they believed that the spirits of the ancestors inhabited it's blossoms and anyone who plucked a flower from a baobab tree would be devoured by a lion.
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A lone Baobab rises mightily over the rest of the bush. Their is a ladder resting on the side of it's trunk, with a small platform built into it's branches.
 We get permission to climb the sacred tree, and view, once again, the mighty Victoria Falls, the Nyami-Nyami.




The power of Africa never ceases to amaze and inspire me.