Never in my life did I think that I'd experience riding and walking with giant African elephants. But hey, there I was hanging out with them, getting to know their names, and even feeding them. I've never even been to a Zoo — a fact that I don't even mind anymore because seeing animals in their natural habitat is a much more rewarding experience anyway.
Matt and I got the amazing opportunity to visit Abu Camp in the Okavango Delta, Botswana.
Becoming a fresh feast for the mosquitos was a very small price to pay for waking up and sleeping to the sights and sound of the African Bush. It is a magical place that seems empty and quiet, but if you sit still long enough, you'll realize there's life all around you.
The isolation from the rest of the world was a welcome break — no wifi, no emails, no problems.
There, we were the visitors. Mere humans trespassing in a backyard wilderness called the Okavango Delta. Among wild animals, hundred year-old trees, and a landscape that's only been touched by few human hands, you feel small, grateful, and unworthy all at the same time.
It's a funny thing being removed from anything the resembles your "normal" life.
But it's even funnier how fast you can adapt and adjust to new surroundings.
Learn more about Abu Camp HERE.
Want to see more behind the scenes from our trip?
Watch my VLOG!