Angelina Jolie makes no bones about the pride she has in her family and the cultures that they come from. Jolie’s six kids, three adopted and three biological, come from very different areas of the world including Cambodia, Ethiopia, Namibia, and France. Recently she told UK’s Financial Times that she wants to take her kids on a trip across the Sahara desert because it would be a homecoming for two of her children, Zahara and Shiloh.
The actress said that planned trip across the Sahara would have to involve the use of a camel, “We want to cross the Sahara. It takes 28 days. It would have to be on a camel.”
She is also considering whether the trip could be done in stages. She tells Financial Times, “I wonder if we could do it in pieces and station the kids along the way?”
Jolie, Goodwill Ambassador for the UN, says the reason for planning the Sahara trek is because it is Zahara and Shiloh’s turn to get back to their roots, “Z (Zahara) wants to get back to Africa, and Shiloh too. So everyone takes their turns in their country. We owe Vietnam a visit, because Pax is due.”
Jolie and her partner Brad Pitt travel all over the world and so do their children. One of the biggest parenting decisions the couple has made was to make sure their children know where they came from and to teach the kids about their cultural heritage. Jolie wants the children to have pride in where they come from and says that, “They all have their flags over their beds.”
Here’s a quick run down of Angelina and Brad’s children and where they are from:
Maddox, 9, Cambodia
Pax, 7, Cambodia
Zahara, 6, Ethiopia
Shiloh, 5, Namibia
Twins Vivienne and Knox, 3, France
A trip across the Sahara with six children ranging in age from 3 to 9 will take a lot of planning especially since it is almost a month long march by foot and by camel. Jolie’s Sahara trek is still in the planning stages, but we have no doubt that the star will be able to make the journey happen for her family.