What's the weather like?
The weather at FAR and WIDE is one of the most fantastic things about our programmes. Participants are often enchanted by the mists that role in over the montane forests from the Honde Valley only to be replaced by a blazing sun a few minutes later and one of my best activities is to sit on the escarpment looking far out across the Mozambican plains watching huge cumulonimbus clouds develop and build into ferocious storms that flash lightning every few seconds for hours on end lighting up the sky in a spectacular display of nature's awesome power. FAR and WIDE is the real thing, we are not a holiday camp or a convenience camp close to Harare. What we offer is a wilderness experience that is qualitatively and quantitatively set apart. Yes it rains here, a lot, and yes the weather is a factor but we consider it to be part of the real and uncompromising challenges we set participants. It is the wilderness and that is what makes it so special, it has to be different, it has to take people out of their familiar frames of reference in order to be effective.
The Norwegians have a saying: "There is no such thing as bad weather only bad clothing" and another: "The great thing about the weather is that it doesn't care what you think about it, it is just itself" PLEASE do not be put off by the weather, it is very special and unique aspect of our programmes!