Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. Mark Twain
Tourists take a break. Nomads break beyond. So pack an open mind and an expansive spirit because wherever you roam with Nomad Chic, you’re on safari in the truest sense of the word.
Derived from the Arabic triad of consonants s-f-r which regroup into a progression of verb variations that, like major and minor keys on a scale, change the tone of the words, safari literally means:
1. sa- fa- ra to remove the veil
2. sa- ffa- ra to uncover, discover
3. saa- fa- ra to go on a journey
4. as- fa- ra to glow with an aura
5. tasa-fa- ra to rise and disappear into the sunset.
The word ‘safari’ is a metaphor not only for Nomad Chic but for Life itself. Equivocality is expunged as you discover a brave new way of being. Journeying into the unknown, you’ll emerge as a brave new self , glowing with joy and wonder ready to embrace the adventure of a life time – the rest of your life.
How does Nomad Chic safari? Not by being a passive passenger. Instead by actively embracing the mystery of the Universe: landscapes, animals, people, nature, cuisine, cosmology, music, art and social action.
Yes, you’ll witness herds of game in Africa and packs of cameloids in South America. But, you’ll also have hands-on encounters at animal nurseries and bush farms. Yes, you’ll visit indigenous villages but you’ll also dance with the Pygmy witchdoctors and create ‘dispachos’ with Peruvian shamans. Yes, you’ll shop for handicrafts, but you’ll also bead with Maasai women and weave with Quechua artisans.
Thanks to Bibi’s award-winning books about eco-retreats in Africa and her volunteer work in South America, she can draws from a network of inspired individuals to create unique experiences with artists, architects, chefs, shamans, community leaders and social entrepreneurs.
One perfect example of this is our current collaboration with Moyo Acacia to sponsor Maasai women living in the Nairobi National Park to come to the annual Indian Marketlace in Santa Fe to promote their renowned bead work.
Because just as Nomad Chic designs travel to bust open horizons for our travelers, so, too, we endeavor to provide the tools and confidence to our sisters abroad to break the class ceiling because we believe that by