Saturday, June 14, 2014

Busy busy Lots of courses

The gathering storms bubbling up which ends in some heavy showers 

Launching into the canyon 
 ‘Keep calm and come to Kenya’ as the slogans are saying and people are. We have been very busy over the last couple of weeks with groups coming through on a wide range of things from adventure training, multi activity, community projects and Safari’s in the conservancy. Our groups have come from as far away as the USA and Singapore with a mix of groups from within Kenya and Tanzania. 
We have been using our sites in the Ngare Ndare forest and also around the Ol Pejeta camp while construction continues a pace in our new camp near the forest. One of our instructors is also a skilled carpenter and has been busy preparing platforms for the new tents to be on where you will be able to have stunning views across the forest and onto Mount Kenya with all the adventure activities on the door step. 
There have also been families up from Nairobi escaping the city while the schools have a mid term break. They have been relaxing in our new camp area in Ol Pejeta which has luxury tents and on suite facilities and provides a perfect base for either safaris or activities. 
There has been a fair amount of panic regarding Kenya over the last few weeks but the groups who have come through have realised that the hype on western travel boards is not applicable to Kenya as a whole. The Laikipia area has a strong reputation for safety and security. All the groups who have come through have found it a relaxing and peaceful area with plenty to do and none of the troubles that may have been indicated. 

Our new intern Toby delivering some essential belay skills 

Bike instructor Nixon delivering some bike repair skills