Harmony

by Dragan
(Germany)

Harmony is not just a word in Botswana. Most of people I met there was carrying a natural kindness. But it was more than an amiability on the surface like “commercial smiles”. It was much deeper.


Let me tell you a little anecdote about it:

Shortly before the end of our first game drive at Moremi, we heard a strange animal call and asked Namba, our guide, what it was. Our guide said, it was not an animal, but people asking for help. He stopped and went towards the river. We've seen a woman screaming and a man beside her, apparently desperate, on the other side. In between, in the water, some hippos were watching at us. But Namba continued to explain to the woman that he could not help her because there was no way leading to them and the better they could do would be to go the other direction and find the road where they could have the chance to see some car coming.

At that moment I thought we had done what we could and nothing more could have been expected from us. But Namba drove us to the camp site and told us we could eat and rest for a little bit while he would go and rescue the two lost persons.

It took him about 4 hours before he came back with them.

From this moment on, to my mind, Namba was much more than a good guide.

After all, a hero is a person like you and me, but who just does the right thing at the right moment

Namba is a hero. But from his point of view, it was just normal.

Namba lives in Harmony with the world.


from Dragan: http://botswana.over-blog.com/article-harmony-58722920.html

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by: Keamogetse

I very much enjoyed the article by Dragan from Germany.

Hello Dragan. My name is Keamogetse from Botswana. Your story about our people is true. It is best when such a comment comes from someone outside Botswana. Your comment will help Batswana appreciate who they are.

Regards,

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