Tasimba: Lessons from Nature
Look deep into nature… and then you will understand everything better– Albert Einstein
Are you someone who, no matter what age you are, is always looking for personal and professional growth? Do you have a curious mind that is open to new experiences and new teachings? If you answered ‘Yes’ to either of these questions, then we have a wonderful inspiration for you – Tasimba, the African safari experience like no other!
The best leaders know that the learning never stops – and that the day you think you know it all, is the day you stop growing. The same is true in the unspoiled African wilderness. There is so much that nature has to teach us – even for our brilliant Pro Guides who experience it every day.
One of the first things you’ll notice about the guides is their enthusiasm, even their excitement, to get out of camp and into the wilderness. For them, every safari offers the prospect of new discovery, new learning. They just can’t wait to see what surprises are in store, what sightings we may come upon, or what new lessons nature may share with us.
As Einstein advises, there is no substitute for the teachings we learn from looking “deep into nature.” The more we observe, the more we learn. Some people go on safari with a checklist of the Big Five and a few other animals they’ve read about or seen in the zoo. And when they’ve checked them off their list, they get bored and want to move on. Their loss is that they miss 90% of what nature has to offer.
Sitting quietly in a 4X4 or on your own private deck in camp and just watching the actions of one wildlife species, or the interconnections between various species, is an education in so many essential human behaviors such as teamwork, relationships, communication, listening, mindfulness and more. And whether you’re in the African wild for the first time or a Pro Guide, every day brings the opportunity to witness and learn something new.
To accelerate your learning on our Tasimba experience, we bring in a wildlife expert early in the week to share with you, his “Lessons from Nature”, an intriguing presentation that will help you look for and more quickly recognize what the animals have been doing for millennia – and that we humans have often forgotten.
The rest is up to you – to open your mind and your heart to see and “understand everything better”. When you do, the opportunity arises to learn from nature, valuable lessons that can be applied in both your personal and professional life, precious lessons that you will never forget.
Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.– Anon