A few years ago, I took a long trip to Tanzania with a couple of friends, which turned out to be one of the most memorable experiences I ever had.
From the moment we arrived, I couldn’t stop marveling at the beauty of this utopian land - the Land of Kilimanjaro, Ngorongoro and the Serengeti. For a few weeks away from the hustle and bustle of city life, I was in a beautiful, alien land in the company of my favourite people.
We spent days living in a wooden lodge in the middle of a wild forest, had breakfast with the monkeys, and showered with the baboons. Wildlife was all around us and it was sensational, although I have to admit that it was also a little bit startling.
During our trip, we passed by many Maasai communities and got a glimpse into their daily routines and remarkable culture. I was mesmerized by their spectacular dances, and the colourful costumes, especially the traditional beaded necklaces and bracelets worn by both men and women.
Observing those happy elephant families and the majestic leopards spending a lot of their time in the trees… In the African wilderness, freedom was so powerful that it made me realize whatever makes us happy, we must let them make us happy by taking a break from the pressures and obligations of our daily lives.
Every morning in Tanzania, I woke up to appreciate the things that surrounded me. I felt that my soul was finally taking a deep breath in the beautiful African nature. And every time I witnessed a beautiful sunrise or sunset over the Serengeti, I had to pinch myself to make sure I wasn't in a dream.
Tanzania is the jewel of East Africa. I’m hoping to return soon.