Getting away from the city and spending time in the bush is about finding yourself in nature and coming closer to understanding your place in the world. In order to do this you need to be open to meeting new people and experiencing new things. That is one of the key reasons why the team at Singita want to encourage you to not just go on game drives but also to meet and engage with the local people. Tourism doesn't exist in a vacuum; it is part of an ecosystem in which there are many parts. If the local people do not benefit from the natural resources of the area and the influx of people then the system is broken.

So make a plan to see the development work that the Singita team are doing. Spend some money supporting local industries. Learn some of the traditions and ways of the local people. You will come away richer for the experience.