“What makes the natural world so healing to human beings is that it’s just itself” – David Whyte
In the seventeen years since I founded ROAR AFRICA, I've had the immense privilege of observing the transformation that occurs in those who trust us to design and deliver the most meaningful safari trips and celebrations of their lives. Our bodies need nature and our guests understand that. They’re seeking those primal experiences and feelings of reconnection, awe, and wellbeing, missing from modern daily life. No one distils that awe - that intangible magic of the wild - into words quite like world-renowned poet, philosopher and author, David Whyte.
Nature is our nurture. A serendipitous conversation with David Whyte on this very topic sowed the seed for our first 2023 retreat, Into the Wild with David Whyte, a journey that took us far beyond the reaches of our imagination. I'm delighted to announce, Return to the Wild with David Whyte - ROAR AFRICA's second specialist safari with the world-renowned poet, will take place at Segera in June 2024. Together, we'll rise with the sun and walk, with eyes full of light, towards Mount Kenya, feeling, as the opening lines of David’s poetry so presciently said, “the earth solid beneath us”. We’ll sit in stillness and contemplation before the dancing flames of the fire or the beat of a drum with David’s words weaving together the beauty of life and our connection to it. We'll also surrender to the healing hands and tangible energy of world-renowned bodyworkers, amongst others.
‘What makes the natural world so healing to human beings is that it's just itself,’ explains David. I couldn't agree more. What's become obvious is that the Western world's obsession with the wellness industry, which focuses on self-improvement, self-optimization and self-indulgence, sidesteps that most sacred and ancient connection – the connection between all living things. Specialist trips like this one, imbued with the sensitivity and thoughtfulness signature to ROAR AFRICA, are the new frontier of conscious travel.
To enquire about joining Return to the Wild with David Whyte (Kenya, June 12-17, 2024) kindly contact firstname.lastname@example.org. This retreat costs $24,410 per person sharing.
and the ROAR AFRICA team.
Deborah, I had absolutely no idea of the depth of the curation of your experiences. I have traveled for my entire life, and never have I ever experienced or been moved to this degree. You made me realize I lived from my neck up…I have finally come into my body.
I wanted to reach out to you and tell you the innumerable times I have reflected on my trip with you and the way it actually shifted how I view the world. What you orchestrated was no less than life altering.