Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Bush Adventures of Kenya
Laura and Silas started Bush Adventures in 2009, with the basic aim of giving an individual the authentic experience the Maasai way of living, as they have lived for thousands of years.
Here we quote Laura's update on Bush Adventures, 8 remarkable months later....
"It's been a momentouos 8 months since Silas and I first started developing the idea of Bush Adventures, and we are very proud of how fast and how well we have managed to set everything up. In December we opened our tented camp and started welcoming our first visitors: their comments were enthusiastic, they really liked the experience and this has been very encouraging for us.
Since we really enjoy developing new activities, we are designing different programmes to suit special interests. Besides the three trainings on the website, we have developed a 4 days program for families with children 5-11 years old, with games and traditional activities for the kids alongside some warrior training activities for the parents. We are currently looking for an adventurous family that would like to come out here and test the activities with us- we know they are safe, we just want to check that they are fun for kids. If any of you is interested, please let me know.
In June we shall run a pilot Maasai/marathon training for those who wish to take part in the Lewa marathon on June 26 (http://www.lewa.org/lewa_marathon.php ): one week running in the bush and learning fighting techniques, tracking animals and traditional survival techniques. If you are interested in taking part in this pilot trip please send me an email. And if you have some ideas for the name, please let me know!
Media are starting to notice us: we have had a few journalists coming to visit us, and their articles should appear soon in some major Italian magazines and UK newspapers: I shall send you some more details as soon as they are published- perhaps we’ll become famous ...
If you would like to try our trainings, our standard prices are $ 1650 for the introductory program, 3000 $ for the survivor program and $ 4950 for the full 12 days program. Prices are all inclusive from your arrival at the camp to when you leave it, i.e. they exclude international flights and transport from Nairobi – however I can organize the latter for you.
For those seeking a more traditional safari here in Kenya, I can help you to choose unusual and beautiful itineraries, as well as to find hotels and lodges outside the well trodden paths.
I hope to hear from you all soon,