Last week I exhibited at the Washington DC Travel show. It was my 5th show in 8 weeks. I met hundreds of potential travelers and with so many people to talk to almost lost my voice telling people about my love of Africa, Wildlife, and the wonderful people of Tanzania and East Africa. In fact on the first day I ran out of brochures and spent a late night at a printer restocking my supply.
Even though I meet more people in a day than most do in a year some people just stand out from the pack. I had that instant connection with 2 New Yorkers (yes they came in for the show) Danielle and Allison. These bright, young talented women have started a travel company WHOA (Women High On Adventure) Travel (www.whoatravel.com) whose idea is to encourage women to step out of their comfort zone while at the same time doing some social good.
These two have already been bitten by the worst bug in Africa – the safari bug. They have traveled to Africa and climbed Kilimanjaro. We shared our mutual stories and congratulated each other on reaching the roof of Africa. Eavesdroppers at the show could feel how passionate we all were about Africa. As we talked an idea began to take hold like the grass in the Serengeti. Why not do another Kilimanjaro climb but this time summit on March 8th which just happens to be International Women’s Day. Then participants could take the opportunity to support a local school, go on safari and maybe help build a well for the women of a Maasai village that Infinite Safari Adventures has been supporting.
We are now beginning to make plans for this amazing event. So if you want to be part of the celebration keep checking with Infinite Safari Adventures and WHOA to find out how you can stand on the roof of Africa and make your family and friends go “Whoa”!