Any trip to Africa involves a leap of faith, not because of the reality on the ground but because the Western world's perception of Africa has always been a bit askew! It is typically portrayed as a dark continent of war, famine, disease and pestilence.Of course, in the same way the USA is a country of Cowboys, Indians and school killing sprees - and England a land of tea, cucumber sandwiches and tennis. We know the stereotype is false, but it is hard to get beyond the media image sometimes!
From Here 2 Timbuktu aims to give you a perspective changing trip, to show you Africa as it really is (rather than the Africa perceived by the west). We encourage you to embrace Africa with us from an African perspective.
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This is a common question, and my answer is always the same: the type of people who ask that question!
I set up the company wanting to appeal to travellers with an independent spirit. If that is you, no matter your age, creed, colour or ability we can adapt for you.
One of the wonderful impressions one gets in Africa is of a society where everyone is present, all the time, together: the young and the old, rich and poor, mad and sane, the funny and the boring.
Happily for me, travellers with From here 2 Timbuktu have reflected this worldwide eclecticism.
My clients have ranged from 20 year old gap students to a 90 year old retired doctor/travel writer, single, married and multi-tasking, city finance wizards and second world war vets, divorcees rediscovering their freedom, gay couples on a honeymoon and wives on break from the family. Being an old Africa head herself, my mum loves to test out my trips and although she’s a very adaptable lady, she is nearing 70 so always informs me of her requirements and comments so I can make things more comfortable for you!
Character profile of clients would be: intelligent, responsible, adventurous, interested, interesting, engaging and engaged people.
My mantra has become: “Women are more adventurous than men, the old can be hardier than the young” as this is reflected in the balance of my groups.
I have had 2 idiots but even they have left me with good stories!