Romance in the Wildlife. A safari love story.
A Taiwanese woman shared her remarkable love story to the Subtle Asian Traits Facebook page, on how she went on a volunteering trip in Africa, met then fell in love with her safari tour guide.
Volunteer tourist Lu Lee-Kombe, who was born in Taiwan, studied in Canada and South Korea then eventually had a teaching job in Japan after she graduated from a university.
Her parents wanted her to be a teacher or a public servant. Although she has tried doing these jobs, they never gave her the impression of being the “permanent career goal.”
Lu Lee-Kombe had plans to take her Masters when she returns to school, but before that, she volunteered for a short-term English-teaching job in Tanzania for 2 weeks.
Once she arrived, she went on a 3-day wildlife safari camping tour, which was offered by the volunteering organization, and it was during this time when she met her Tanzanian safari guide, Sam. She did not go into details on how their relationship progressed, but eventually, they married and now have 2 wonderful and healthy children together.
Her husband owns a safari camp and safari company, while Lee-Kombe, a writer, has published two novels and working on illustrated children’s books.
“Life has so many unexpected turns, and you never know where your next step will bring you,” she wrote.
Currently, the couple and their children are traveling through East Africa.