Off the Beaten Path

 December 2014   

In This Issue

The Real Deal in Tanzania


Coming back to Africa

Gift of Giving

EC Compression Bags


Quick Links



TravelSpotlightSPECIAL PLACES  


The Real Deal in Tanzania


Just back from visiting six parks in Tanzania, I'm thrilled to tell you about some outstanding camps and lodges that align with our common values.


Passionate guides. Gorgeous settings. Off the beaten path. Unspoiled wilderness.  Unpretentious comfort and style with an old-world safari feel. Welcoming staff. Dedication to the environment and communities. And a focus on what it's all about... your experience.  


Nomad Tanzania offers nine small safari camps in Tarangire, Serengeti, Katavi, Mahale, Ruaha and the Selous. As the world becomes more and more corporatized, even safaris have become impacted! We so value these camps/lodges that keep their focus on your experience and let their own heart and character shine through.


Please take a glimpse of what's on offer and then contact us about experiencing authentic Africa - and Nomad Tanzania - first hand.


Click on our slideshow to see what is offered!




InspirationDID YOU KNOW  


Africam ... Live Streaming of the African Bush
Holiday stress can be overwhelming. Why not take a moment to exhale and decompress with the sights and sounds of the African bush? Click on the photo and be transported!





Why I Keep Coming Back to Africa
An interview with Erin West  How many times have you been to Africa?
A.  Eight times. Three times this past year alone!

Q.  You have traveled all over the world. Why does Africa keep you coming back?
A.  My first reaction to Africa was a feeling that I had come home. So for me, it's like I keep going back home. I love the beauty and warmth of its people, and their spirit amidst terribly difficult circumstances. Of course the wildlife is spectacular, and the incredible sunrises and sunsets are unlike any other I've seen in the world. Africa is so diverse, there's always something new to experience.

Q.  Africa is a big investment. Why not just go to the Caribbean or Central America?
A.  What I experience in Africa far outweighs the cost. Plus GS really works on making the trip as cost-effective as possible within my budget. Africa is a once in a lifetime (and sometimes life-changing) experience that nobody should miss.

Q.  Are you concerned about health issues when traveling? 

A.  No not at all. There are precautions that one takes ... you take your malaria meds, you're careful what you eat and bring your antibiotics and bug spray with you and that's it. The Ebola cases are so far away it doesn't concern me at all.

Read more of Erin's interview with us on our blog.



ResponsibleSojournersRESPONSIBLE SOJOURNER  


The Gift of Giving. Join us?

Global Sojourns is deeply committed to giving back to Southern African communities through our Global Sojourns Giving Circle (GSGC).The GSGC provides orphaned and vulnerable children, especially girls, with education and empowerment.  


Your gift through GSGC during this holiday season will offer promising children a brighter future:

  • $375 provides a girl with the opportunity to learn life skills and plan for a better future by being part of a girls' leadership club
  • $290 sends a girl to school (fees plus uniform) in Zimbabwe for one year
  • $75 provides a girl from a rural area an outing to visit a college and meet female mentors
  • $50 provides a girl with a required school uniform and writing notebooks OR allows one girl to attend a weekend empowerment workshop
  • $25 provides a reusable sanitary pad kid to help keep a girl in school

Click here to help empower girls! 



ExperiencesWeLovePRODUCTS WE LOVE 


Eagle Creek Pack-It Compression Bags & Cubes  


We travel often and we travel light. One way we do this is by using the Eagle Creek compression bags and cubes. They save luggage space by reducing volume of stored items by up to 80%. It's a smart, simple and efficient way to pack! 

  • 100% Nylon
  • Zipper closure
  • 1' high, 10" wide
  • Ultra lightweight silnylon ripstop allows for visibility of contents
  • Compression zipper for even more space savings

Click on the picture and see how to pack the cubes with an informative video!


The best part? They're super affordable. Click here for huge holiday savings and a free gift! 





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ExperiencesWeLoveJUST FOR FUN


How To Say Merry Christmas Around Africa 


In Akan (Ghana):  Afishapa
In Shona (Zimbabwe):  Muve neKisimusi
In Afrikaans (South Africa):  Geseënde Kersfees
In Zulu (South Africa):  Sinifisela Ukhisimusi Omuhle
In Swazi (Swaziland):  Sinifisela Khisimusi Lomuhle
In Sotho (Lesthoto):  Matswalo a Morena a Mabotse
In Swahili (Tanzania & Kenya):  Kuwa na Krismasi njema
In Amharic (Ethiopia):  Melkam Yelidet Beaal
In Yoruba (Nigeria):  E ku odun, e hu iye' dun!


Happy Holidays from Global Sojourns!





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We hope you've enjoyed our newsletter, Off The Beaten Path. May it provide you with travel ideas, stories and tips that inform and inspire. Spread the word! Global Sojourns works only on a referral basis. Let us design your next adventure! Contact us at or call 503-622-9101 to speak with Priscilla or 631-813-9420 for Valentina. Check out our website at     

Priscilla Macy, Global Sojourns 
Global Sojourns customizes itineraries for individuals and small groups to Africa and around the globe. Through a commitment to responsible tourism and relationships with local experts, we provide you with trips that balance outdoor adventures with cultural insights and authentic interactions with local people. We are passionate about our work and provide you with fun, meaningful and memorable travel experiences.