What is there to say about Africa that can be said with words? I’ve tried repeatedly to verbalize the sentiments that occurred to me while on this expedition, and I repeatedly failed. It is impossible to convey the profound lessons that I observed and was taught. All attempts at such a thing sound empty and hollow.
There are so many aspects of this trip that were remarkable. Starting with the foundation of the trip, our leadership was outstanding. Not only were they excellence at organizing this expedition for us, they also understood the intensity of the experiences that we would have here. They encouraged us to think deeply about our time there, and gave us several tips along the way to help with that. I appreciated the firesides in the morning to help us group together. Not only did it help us feel more unified as a group, but it gave us the opportunity to reflect upon what we saw, felt, and the different traits that we developed in ourselves. The strong character traits of our leaders and their sensitivity to our new emotions set a tone in our group of companionship and the love that is frequently lacking in large groups like this.