Off the Beaten Path
 Fall 2012  
In This Issue:
Namibia - Breathtaking Desert Beauty
Authentic Cultural Connections
Smartwool 1/4 Zip
Namibia's San Bushmen
Upcoming Small Group Adventures
Fun Facts
Quick Links


TRAVEL SPOTLIGHT                                                                                           


Namibia - Breathtaking Desert Beauty  



Some of our favorite things to do in Namibia:   

  • Visit the renowned Sossusvlei dunes
  • Hike in the NamibRand Nature Reserve
  • Kayak among seals and dolphins
  • Go in search of the desert elephant
  • Mountain bike in the scenic splendor of Damaraland
  • Sleep in an open air bedroom under a blanket of stars in the desert 

Namibia boasts one of the most unique and captivating landscapes in the world


Join us in May 2013 as we explore Namibia by mountain bike, foot, sea kayak and 4x4 vehicles with specialist guides and full back-up support. Or contact us for a customized trip. Fuel your thirst for active adventure with us in Namibia!   


Learn more about Namibia and view stunning photos in the gallery on our blog.  


SOJOURNERS' TRAVELER EXPERIENCES                                                              


Authentic Cultural Connections 

Global Sojourns' clients (and GSGC supporters), the Loackers, traveled with us to Zambia. In honor of Lynn's birthday, we arranged a special afternoon for Lynn and her family to meet with girls from the Chipembele Girls Club. For the Loackers, it was an firsthand opportunity to see projects supporting girls empowerment and education in action! 

"Our visit with the girls and Aunty Eunice was a special moment, not the least because one of our guides, Andrew, gave an impromptu and impassioned speech to the girls telling them they could do everything - and more - than boys could and exhorting them to be the best they could be... I can't thank both of you enough for this wonderful gift you gave me and my family.There is a little hollow in my heart having left Africa."  Lynn Loacker 


Experiences such as these offer our clients an insight, perspective and respect for local people and culture that other visitors seldom experience. Visit our blog to see more pictures and read about this special day. 


Click here to learn more about the projects supported by the Global Sojourns Giving Circle 


PRODUCTS WE LOVE                                                                                         

Smartwool 1/4 Zip

The perfect item for variable weather packing. If there's a chance of cool temps, this always goes in our bags! 
  • 100% merino wool
  • Takes little space for its warmth 
  • Wicks away perspiration
  • Keeps odors at bay- more uses before needing to wash it
  • Comfortable
  • Works on a hike as well as out to dinner
  • Available for men and women

Men's Olive Heather is currently on sale online at REI 


 RESPONSIBLE SOJOURNER                                                                                

 Namibia's San Bushmen vs. Wild

Once derided as backwards, the San tribe's love of nature is now bringing them real rewards, as well as offering insight into how humans can survive with little or no water in the unforgiving Namibian desert. Read here to learn what the San people can teach us about climate change, and how responsible tourism is helping to preserve their cultural identity and way of life.  
UPCOMING TRIPS                                                                                               



Join Us On An Upcoming Adventure!     


We have such fun traveling with GS sojourners that we've added some exciting group trips to our usual customized offerings.      

  • Madagascar: for the truly intrepid traveler
  • Ethiopia: a living history, discovered yet still untrodden
  • Mozambique: a kayak & dhow safari in pristine waters
  • Namibia: staying active with walking, kayaking and cycling
  • So'n Africa: safari, cultural insights and philanthropy
  • Kenya: wildlife, landscapes and culture 

Contact us for details. As these group trip offerings are just occasionally offered, let us know asap if interested in joining in. Looking forward to sharing in a future GS small group adventure with you!    


Please note: If you are an individual, couple, group of friends or family traveling together, we can also incorporate these itineraries into your own highly customized trip (our specialty). Just give us a call or fill out our Safari Planner to get started! 


Dana Allen stunningly captures the majesty
 of this beautiful tusker (Chyulu Hills, Kenya) 

JUST FOR FUN                                                                                                  

How big IS Africa?

People often underestimate just how large Africa is.The Times Atlas put it in perspective by transposing other countries over it. Africa is larger than China, the USA, Western Europe, India, Argentina and the British Isles... combined!

This is why we recommend that you visit Africa by region!

QUICK LINKS                                                                                                     

We hope you've enjoyed our newsletter, Off The Beaten Path. May it provide you with travel ideas, stories and tips that inform and inspire. Spread the word! Global Sojourns works only on a referral basis. Let us design your next adventure! Contact us at or call 503-622-9101 to speak with Priscilla or 347-746-5830 for Valentina. Check out our website at     

Priscilla Macy     Global Sojourns 
Global Sojourns customizes itineraries for individuals and small groups to Africa and around the globe.  Through a commitment to responsible tourism and relationships with local experts, we provide you with trips that balance outdoor adventures with cultural insights and authentic interactions with local people.  We are passionate about our work and providing you with fun, meaningful and memorable travel experiences.