Dave and I do this on a regular basis, more often than not in survivalist mode. We disappear into the wilderness with everything we may need, including friends, food, fuel and enough water for drinking and washing. There is something magical about communing with nature, especially on this incredible continent. Africa throbs with a unique energy, which revitalizes the spirit from the inside out. A recent trip to the Central Kalahari spontaneously, and unexpectedly, yielded a key character in my first book.
If you’re not a native, or prefer not to rough it, there is another way: Sandy and Meredith of Hills of Africa Travel have put together a phenomenal package, a true “Soul Safari” (in their words), which includes a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. It includes joining Ainslie MacLeod, celebrated psychic, on an internal journey parralleling the external one to the magnificent Madikwe game reserve, as well as breath-taking Cape Town.
In case you don’t know, Ainslie MacLeod is the author of The Instruction, Living the Life Your Soul Intended. He’s been interviewed on Oprah Winfrey’s Soul Series and is published by Sounds True – who also publish Eckhart Tolle‘s audio products, The Power of Now and A New Earth.
Here’s a link – follow it for an absolute revelation: www.hillsofafrica.com/Soul_Safari/Soul_Safari.html (obviously not limited to writers!)