Five things I learned about teamwork from tracking lions on foot in Africa

I “met” Tim Raynor through an online climate-change activism group about five years ago and have been following him around ever sense. He has this amazing sense about how one paradigm on one side of the planet translates and para-mutates into wholly different ways of seeing things in a completely different world. Have a look at this awesome adventure from a month in the African bush and what he brought home to share with us!

Philosophy for change

296My partner and I just returned from a month in Zambia. We spent most of our time in bush camps in North Luangwa and Kafue National Parks, where we had the opportunity to track lions on foot. This was a life-defining experience. We slept in bamboo huts and listened to the big cats calling in the dark. We tracked a pride of lions from a buffalo kill through pathless wilderness, encountering them unexpectedly and holding our breath as they sprang roaring through the trees. At one point, we were charged by a bull hippo and ran for our lives, saved by a warning shot from Justin, our scout, who stood his ground. We spents our nights about campfires in the bush, sipping whiskey from tin cups and feeling the thrum of nature about us.

I don’t believe I’ve ever felt more present and alive than when walking with small groups of people in the African wilderness. The experience is at once magnificently beautiful and…

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2 thoughts on “Five things I learned about teamwork from tracking lions on foot in Africa

  1. Wow that was odd. I just wrote an extremely long comment but after I clicked submit my comment didn’t show up. Grrrr well I’m not writing all that over again. Anyway, just wanted to say superb blog! ekgddkckbbkb

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