By: Priscilla Plummer
With stunning imagery as the backdrop, Yunn Arthus-Bertrand takes us on a historical journey that celebrates the beauty of nature, the human experience and our interconnectedness.Continue reading “FILM REVIEW”
By: Priscilla Plummer
I so appreciate Don Pinnock and Colin Bell for having the vision for this book and driving it forward and all the experts across who work to protect elephants and generously contributed to it. Substantial in information with many moving photographs and soul stirring quotes, I open it regularly, taking it in bit by bit.Continue reading “BOOK REVIEW”
Here is a list by Priscilla (in no particular order) that she highly recommends regarding Zimbabwe!Continue reading “BOOK SUGGESTIONS”
WILDLIFE, CHANGING DIAPERS & EMPOWERED YOUTH
A Lifetime of Lessons in Eight Days
Seventeen-year-old Nqobile Mabhena said I inspired him. I assure you, young man, you – and your friends – have inspired me so, so much more.
A true story.
A staredown with a six-ton elephant. A grandmother who lives in a thatched-roof hut. Hyenas in the mist, and lion cubs in golden light. And a group of teenagers on the leading edge of a culture changing for the better. Our eight days in Africa had all of this and more.Continue reading “SOJOURNERS’ STORIES”
ON AFRICA – IS IT REALLY JUST A ‘ONCE IN A LIFETIME’ DESTINATION?
What is it about Africa? Why do millions of people, including my wife, place it squarely on the “bucket list?” Maybe it’s sewn into our DNA, a salmon-like drive to see the headwaters before we die. The urge to plant our feet in the dusty footprints of our hominid ancestors. Or, in my case, maybe it was when my wife Colleen said, “You’re coming with me. End of discussion.”Continue reading “SOJOURNERS’ STORIES”
CONSERVATION OF WILDLIFE, WILD SPACES AND BIO-DIVERSITY
The reasons to conserve are significant and many and the need is urgent. How to do this is varied and can feel complex. It’s important that we not let this overwhelm us as every one of us can contribute in meaningful ways.
The first step is to educate ourselves.
In going on an African safari with a responsible operator, you will gain insights into the importance of healthy eco-systems. Besides learning, you will be contributing to conservation through your park and conservation fees and supporting those who are working directly on these issues.
Before your trip, it’s helpful to get some perspective. Here are a few suggestions to get started.Continue reading “EDUCATING OURSELVES”