You could have knocked me over with a feather when I heard the words, “Uhhhm, okay,” come out of my mouth after my two best friends informed me I would be joining them on something called a “souljourn” to Africa. You see, for the past two years I’ve essentially been “offline” after my very happy 16-year marriage ended in a divorce that absolutely blind-sided me!
There are simply not enough words to thank my friends and the team of Thrive Souljourns and Wanderful Tanzania for what they did to rescue me from a very low point in my life.
I describe my safari experience as exhilarating, joyous, restorative, and oh so healing! Every element of the trip was well designed and executed — from the helpful pre-safari information to the moment we were lovingly dropped back at the airport for our flight home.
Susie’s love of Africa is palpable, and her connection with its people is just heartwarming. She makes her guests feel safe and well cared for throughout, and the joy and humor she adds to the mix is simply remarkable.
The animals, scenery, sunsets and all of the things you think about when you think “African Safari” are absolutely as amazing as can be! But, for me, it was my fellow travelers (my new THRIVE TRIBE), the trip leaders and guides, and the people of Tanzania that have stolen my heart and restored my soul.
I will most certainly always remember the sea of children’s faces at the school we visited, and the songs they sang to us.
All I can say now is, Asante Sana… I am blessed!
Beth S. – Minneapolis, MN