A walk in the bush

 

 

When you give yourself to places, they give you yourself back; the more one comes to know them, the more one seeds them with the invisible crop of memories and associations that will be waiting for you when you come back, while new places offer up new thoughts, new possibilities. Exploring the world is one of the best ways of exploring the mind and walking travels both terrains.”- Rebecca Solnit

The rhythm of walking generates a rhythm of thinking, it could be the endless blue skies, perhaps those majestic clouds slowly moving over the mountains and covering the valley. Maybe it is in the taste of African dust as a herd of zebra and blue wildebeest moves along on their way to the open plain in front of our lodge.

On foot you can experience the silence of the bush, the thrill of seeing Giraffe ambling past on age-old paths, strolling back in time you can learn more about ancient civilisations, the stone structures erected by them and the tools left behind for us to speculate about.  

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A walk in the bush will awaken all of your census and there is nothing better than easing into the stillness of a Lapa sundowner with the Saragossa hippos grunting in the background while you enjoy another breath-taking African sunset!

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This is true; whether on foot, in a game drive vehicle or simply relaxing at the lodge; Saragossa, this magnificent piece of Africa, offers you many extraordinary experiences. You will get a strange feeling when you are about to leave, like you will not only miss the place you came to love, but you will also miss the person you are allowed to be right now, at this time and in this place.

A walk in the bush by Anna Venter

October 2018