In our ever increasingly fast paced lives, switching off and relaxing once in while is not such a bad thing. And switching off, we don’t just mean getting away on an adventure holiday once a year. Turning off your tablets and i phones and actually sitting down and chatting to people about all the common interests you might have is something that many folks LOVE on our Zambezi rafting holidays.
You may not find out that the person sitting next to you in the raft is a professional gambler only working 6 weeks a year, or a cancer survivor, or a 74 year old grandmother from their Facebook profiles, but you may just discover it over a cold beer or glass of wine around the open fire on the banks of the Zambezi.
So how long can you be without for…. your mobile device that is! 2 hours, 2 days, 7 days? You would be surprised. Even many of the business people that travel with us, love the fact they aren’t contactable. There is something very special about going back to basic life sometimes. A game on the beach, sleeping under the stars, great food, stunning sundowner spots and a great group of people to share your adventure with. Even the kids on the August trips like a game of frisbee on the beach with the guides, instead of the Nintendo DS. White sand, the sound of the river running past with blue skies and starry nights put a positive spin on the world.
by Hamish McMaster
Hamish McMaster is the Water By Nature owner. He has spent the past 25 years exploring and playing on the world's great rivers. He still loves nothing more than getting out there and sharing adventures.
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