By Elizabeth Brueckner, EO Calgary member and the Principal of G.K. Hills Consulting Ltd.
From my position on the horse’s back, I caught scent of the water buffalo and the elephants before I came upon them. The sheer numbers of animals, punctuated by the raw sensory – the sights and smells – surpassed the expectation I had conjured in my minds’ eye. The safari was approximately 200 miles along the Masai Mara Game Reserve over 10 days. It has always been my dream to travel to Africa, and then one day I saw an advertisement for a horseback-riding safari in Kenya. This became my new dream. In October 2003, I left Calgary for Nairobi.