• Zambia

    Walking With Lions: My Time in Zambia

    I’ve known since the third grade that I was destined to go to Africa someday. My fascination began the moment I opened my first National Geographic, a vintage issue dated February 1916, with the headline “How Old is Man?” emblazoned across the cover. Interest was replaced with obsession, and the mysteriousness of the continent was both intoxicating and alluring. Never in my wildest dreams had I ever imagined that my first trip to Africa would have me walking with lions. The opportunity to go to Africa presented itself a couple of years ago. I decided to offload the lion’s share (pun intended) of my personal belongings, including an apartment, and…

  • Bostwana

    A Safari through the Okavango Delta

    The Wilds of the Okavango Delta, Botswana Botswana. Just typing it stirs an overwhelming sense of nostalgia in my soul. If I close my eyes, I can smell the myriad of sun burnt grasses of the Savannah, the sweet muskiness of elephant dung and unmistakable waft of not-so-freshly picked bones of a nearby carcass. Traveling through Southern Africa was marked by endless moments of wonderment, marvel and since my return to Canada, I’ve been left aching for the soils of Africa. My journey took me from Capetown to Livingstone, where I spent a spell volunteering with lions. Yes, lions.  We’ll save that story for another time. Let me, if only…