The Rains of Africa
Image of Baobab tree in Bostwana from Destination: Botswana
Touring through the dusty veld of South Africa, Zimbabwe and Bostwana in the heart of the dry season, I gained a deep appreciation of the importance of rain to this sun-parched land. Wherever water can be found, life teems around it. Cruising down Botswana's Chobe River, one can see herds upon herds of elephants, hippos, babboons and water buffalos reveling in the river's life-giving flow. Even the currency of Botswana reflects this truth: the unit of currency is called the "pula" - the same word used for both rain and luck.
Taking a break from safari at one of Johannesburg's great shopping malls, I discovered a range of beauty products that celebrate the gifts that the rains of Africa bring forth. Aptly named, RAIN aims to bring the aromas of the diverse African continent into your home with its unique ranges: Marula and Rooibos, Savannah, Avocado, African Rain and Wild Cotton. Their latest range is Rain African Spa, a full range of spa products that can be used for both home spa and in the professional wellness centers and spas. I particularly loved the Baobab massage oil... it contains oil from Africa's most distinctive tree and has a delightful aroma.
More updates and photos from the (dusty) road as soon as I am able!