What do you need for rest and relaxation? It’s guaranteed to be different for everyone and also changes depending on your mood or stage of life. I love being in the African bush in general, and at Mashatu in Botswana in particular. This raw piece of heaven is far away from the maddening crowds and the only sounds you hear are those of birds or animals.
Baby elephants giving chase in unusually green Mashatu
The hyenas eerie calls, elephants trumpeting, lions blood-chilling roars, if you are lucky and the many distinctive bird calls. This is a place that you have to be present and in the now. There is no day dreaming or thinking of work here as it is wild and has many dangers. If you do not generally meditate, find a place that forces you into the NOW. The benefits of having to be focused on everything around you is that worry in other areas of your life just melt away. There is infrequent cell phone network coverage and no WIFI here. So there you are, in the moment, with those sharing your landrover and your campfire and your dinner. Conversations enjoyed here are amongst my favourite and a few glorious days of this and you are ready to return to it all with your batteries charged and your mind and body rested and rejuvenated.
I wanted to share these beautiful pictures of Mashatu – so have a look http://howieswildlifeimages.wordpress.com/ Mashatu Vistas
And, find that place that rejuvenates you and make a plan to get there with your friends and family…. regularly as possible.