Adventure is a state of mind. It is an urge to explore something that is unknown to us, however big or small that something is. Adventure is about letting curiosity free and challenge our comfort zones and preconceived ideas. And ultimately, on a very personal level, it is about questioning our own very principles of life.
Adventure is also a commitment and a responsibility; a commitment to pull through and not give up – not physically nor mentally; and a responsibility to use our experience and new knowledge to the best of our ability.
Africa is, in a way, also a state of mind. It constantly challenges our approach to life itself, with all its uncertainties, difficulties, wonders and beautiful moments. It may be a vast continent with an enormous diversity in people, culture and nature, yet in the same time there are ubiquitous characteristics, such as generosity, humour, compassion and an indomitable strength to pull through whatever hardships life throws at you.
In that sense Africa also symbolises the very essence of a true adventure. And it is in that capacity that Africa has drenched our minds and captured our hearts. It is a place that you will instantly fall in love with, but that you will never in a lifetime learn to fully understand; the red dust can simply not be washed away from clothes nor souls. And in that lies Africa’s entire and irresistible attraction.