Zimbabwe-born Deborah Calmeyer launched ROAR AFRICA 16 years ago with a vision to curate journeys designed to harness the power of nature and facilitate the discovery of peace and purpose while offering a deep reconnection with self.
This is a beautiful conversation exploring why we travel + how our soul desires a reconnection to the wild.
1. Why Deborah launched her company Roar Africa over 16 years ago.
2. How the wild reconnects us to the power of the feminine and the essence of our souls.
3. How we are suffering from a “nature deficit disorder” and why humans seek out moments of awe.
4. We discuss the importance of silence to reconnect us to our truth and our humanity.
5. Deborah shares about the annual women’s empowerment retreat she hosts in a different African country each year. Think TedWomen on Safari.
This is a fascinating conversation! If you’ve ever been on Safari or dreamt of going, love to travel, or are committed to deepening your connection with self, this interview is for you.
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ABOUT THE GUEST
Zimbabwe-born Deborah Calmeyer launched ROAR AFRICA 16 years ago with a vision to curate journeys designed to harness the power of nature and facilitate the discovery of peace and purpose while offering a deep reconnection with self. The past two years have drawn more and more people to wild places as a means to recenter and restore themselves and Africa provides some of the last wild landscapes on our increasingly fragmented planet. Calmeyer understands the transformative power of the African bush and how when we turn down the “noise” and remove the demands of travel, we can experience something not attained elsewhere.
Calmeyer grew up on a farm in the Zimbabwean bush; her pioneering family have a 330+ year-history in southern Africa. Hers was a childhood deeply infused with indigenous culture, and also with wildlife; swimming with Hyenas in the pool, water skiing on a crocodile-infested lake; her family’s beloved pet lioness (Carmel) that thought she was a Labrador.
As a result, Calmeyer is able to translate these magical, deeply spiritual journeys for others, allowing travelers to experience the world’s truly untouched, remote places first-hand while impressing upon them that this is not only an experience to be consumed but also an essential healing for them, for humankind, and for the relationship between the wild and ourselves.
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