Unreal and Shockingly Beautiful

There’s something about being on safari that puts the world into perspective… Just imagine: somewhere right now, there are giraffes strutting freely with their heads high above in the endless plains of the Serengeti; there are families of cheetahs snuggling together under a tree to escape the sweltering heat of the midday sun; there are water buffalo peacefully eating in luscious fields of grass unbeknownst to the lions lurking in the shade of bushes close by.

(look closely – you may spot the family of cheetahs)

Imagine witnessing all of that… Now try stretching your imagination of what it might look like and how you might feel by a million.

Sara, Iman and I went on safari for three days and two nights – and without hesitating, I can easily say it was the most beautiful experience of my life. We spent the first day and night in the Serengeti spotting families of lions playing in trees, the wildebeest migration making its way north, and giraffes and elephants passing our jeep along the path. On the second day, we travelled through the plains of the Serengeti to the Ngorongoro Crater, where we drove endlessly around in shock of all the animals living and roaming together in harmony. On the third day, after waking up in our tent on the edge of the crater with water buffalo and zebras sleeping just outside, we ventured our way back through the Serengeti, past elephants, lions, hippos, and cheetahs to our home in Mwanza.

The most surreal moment was when our car broke down in the crater.

We may or may not have gotten out and sat with the zebras and wildebeest… as lions (in clear view) watched from a shaded spot close by.

Do not try this at home.

But honestly, anyone who has ever been on safari in Tanzania would probably agree that words are simply not enough to explain the overwhelming emotions you get when seeing everything with your own two eyes.

I almost cried… and trust me when I say I don’t cry easily.

There is truly no experience comparable to being on safari.

So if you ever plan on going, here are my words of warning: prepare for the most unreal and shockingly beautiful experience of your life.

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