As I look back now, in the planning stages for our next trip to the African continent in 2018, I realize how fortunate we were to be there among all the wild animals, many of which are in jeopardy of extinction. On many occasions, we were able to get so close that we could hear them breathing or snoring and, in the case of one leopard we encountered, crunching bones.
This amazing land on our vast planet truly makes one understand how small we are in relation to the big picture; how, if we could make even one small change in our lives to help the less fortunate, it would make a difference in the world.
As Canadians travelling to a place that is a world away from our everyday realities, we were treated with respect and shared a feeling of happiness that I can’t really describe. We look forward to experiencing the same feeling again in May 2018.
Thank you, South Africa!
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