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What does a safari mean to you? For me, a safari is not just a place you go to, but rather it is a state of mind. A space where we disconnect and then reawaken to what really matters. When designed well, you will come face to face with yourself along the way. You are forced into a state of presence with the people you deeply connect with and sharing the unique experiences together, only deepens that connection.
Just being on safari makes a profound difference for the people and animals that call Africa home. The reality is that our wild places are under extreme pressure to remain suitable habitat for wild animals to thrive, but with BWF support of important public/private partnerships we are able to help protect keystone African landscapes.
For decades safaris have been about re-connecting myself to the wildlife and wild lands and sharing that with the world through my paintings. Today that purpose is as true as the day I first set foot on the dark continent but NOW a Safari is also about family, connecting us to what really matters. I was reminded of this in June when my wife Amy, and our two daughters traveled to Africa with 30 of our close friends and their families.
Rwanda - known as the Land of a Thousand Hills thanks to the boundless mountains in this scenically stunning little country, with views better than from Kwitonda Lodge. Rwanda is one of the smallest countries in Africa, but its heart beats powerfully. The people are young and lively, open to sharing their music, art, and culture with visitors passing through. Sadly, it is an African nation whose name is still tinged with tragedy.
Travel inspired by art and conservation - art and travel are my two passions inextricably intertwined. My lust for natural beauty has lured me across the globe for the last three decades, and to my mind, the quest is inseparable from the art; it’s a quintessential part of the process.
The value of exposing the youth of today to different cultures and ways of living cannot be overstated enough. It allows them the opportunity to interact with others that look and speak in a way they aren’t familiar with and as this becomes the norm, a child’s tolerance and open-mindedness for others increases.
Formidable and often furious, the Cape buffalo is never forgotten and as Robert Ruark once said, “He looks at you as if you owe him money”. Whilst grazing they often look passive and relaxed - don’t be surprised if a bulls demeanor changes in a blink of an eye. I have been fortunate enough to have spent a lot of time with big herds of buffalo which have inspired many of the pieces I have painted focused on this species. Wildscapes Travel - The Journeys of an Artist
The beauty of the Serengeti, Tanzania - you never know what you are going to wake up to. Traverse The Endless Plains - Named for the Maasai word ‘siringet’, which translates roughly as “the place where the land runs on forever,” . It’s also one of the most iconic safari destinations in Africa. Located in the northern part of the country, it partly adjoins the Kenyan border and together with the Masai Mara National Reserve provides the backdrop for the annual Great Migration
What does your dream safari holiday look like? The reality is, everyone's answer will vary, some may be more similar than others but the truth is we all desire different outcomes from a safari. A custom safari is everything you want it to be, and nothing you don’t. The one thing that never changes, however, is our dedication to ensuring that you have the experience of a lifetime. Talk to us about how we can make your safari dream a reality.
The leopard is known as one of Africa’s most elusive animals which always makes a sighting of this spotted big cat incredibly special. Although it is regarded as the most seldom seen of the big cats, the leopard is actually the most widely distributed throughout Africa. From savannah and desert to mountains and forests, the leopard is found in a variety of habitats . This is why I travel - it is because of sightings and experiences like this that inspire the art I create. Why do you travel?
Inspiration demands a certain posture, the sort of posture people feel when they are in awe of something large and mysterious. They are both humbled and self-confident, surrendering and powerful. When people are inspired they are willing to take a daring walk toward something truly great.
Victoria Falls presents a spectacular sight of awe-inspiring beauty and grandeur on the Zambezi River, forming the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe. It was described by the Kololo tribe living in the area in the 1800s as ‘Mosi-oa-Tunya’ – ‘The Smoke that Thunders’. In more modern terms Victoria Falls is known as the greatest curtain of falling water in the world. There is so much beauty to discover in Africa - start your journey, contact us at https://www.wildscapestravel.com/contact
October 4th is World Animal Day - Global animal protection is a critical issue that many fight for and face daily. World Animal Day helps bring people together to increase awareness and improve education worldwide so animals can live the lives they deserve. Marked since 1925, with a growing international community, today is an opportunity for us to come together so that we can change the way the world works and end animal cruelty and suffering.
What is happening here?? This is one of the San people, which are the original Kalahari aboriginals. In order to relax the scorpion they put the creature in their mouth which calms it down - by doing this we were able to hold the scorpion without it feeling threatened. It is pretty incredible to see these peoples intuitiveness and understanding of the bush - -the flora and the fauna - is extraordinary.
Traveling offers an opportunity to experience the old world and the modern world with species, people, and cultures that have been living in the same way and moving across the same landscapes for millions of years. To be able to stand in the modern and give someone the ability to glimpse into the old is extraordinary.
Safaris are so much more than merely the opportunity to travel - a safari is a chance to see incredible creatures in a way that is specific to Africa itself. Whether it's your first time or your fifteenth, it instantly becomes a sense memory — A sense of something profoundly alive! Location: Alex Walkers Serian Camp, @alexwalkerserian , in the Masai Mara
One reason I love to travel is to immerse myself in different cultures. I believe that developing an understanding of other cultures lets one have more meaningful interactions with those around you. You’re building your respect and empathy for other people, and celebrating your differences as well as your similarities.
The Great Wildebeest Migration is one of the natural phenomena enjoyed by travelers in the beautiful protected areas of the Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya and Serengeti National Park in Tanzania. Speaking from experience - this is a MUST on your bucket list and if you are thinking about it there is no better time than now to plan a safari around this spectacular event and one of the greatest wonders of the world. https://www.wildscapestravel.com/
Draw from life and the story will evolve. It all begins with a few lines.. Before paint comes pencil and paper. Behind every illustration lies countless drafts, discarded attempts, and the chase for the best possible expression. Every masterpiece starts with nothing more than an idea. ✏️
I find it frightening that the amount of time the average child spends outside is at an all-time low —only minutes per day—while screen time is at an all-time high. Explore the world with your children and expose them to new cultures and experiences past the four corners of their smart device - and no better place than on safari. https://www.wildscapestravel.com/