Come to Kenya with Kathy Karn & David Baum in October 2013
Kenya Calling! October 18 - 28, 2014 (optional extension Oct 28 - 31, 2014)
Would you like to experience Africa beyond the images you know? Come be part of an extraordinary trip combining unique cross cultural exchange, service work and wildlife experiences, all under the leadership of two talented facilitators. Through personal encounters with the local people of the Maasai Mara and the extraordinary natural heritage of the Kenyan landscape you will find ways to integrate this unique travel opportunity into the rest of your life.
Life changing, spiritually affirming, this extraordinary experience is not to be missed. A journey that will richly bless your soul.
Imagine living in the ancestral land of the Maasai on a millennium old migration route, home to the largest and most spectacular wildlife migration in the world. Your time will be spent in four primary ways: connecting with Maasai and Kipsigi people, experiencing the natural world of the Maasai Mara, hands-on service to community and group conversation.
We have partnered with Free the Children, and their social enterprise company Me To We, who have brought overseas guests to Africa for many years. They know how to set the stage so you will fully experience all that Africa offers. Your adventure will be impeccable in every detail and promises to be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
Program Components include
- Conversations with local elders, women leaders and communities
- Education and participation in Free the Children’s hands-on work in a traditional Maasai village
- One-on-one "walk about" with your personal Maasai warrior
- 4 Star accommodations in Nairobi
- A beautiful eco-retreat center in the Kenyan Savannah;
- Close encounters with animals at two different wildlife refuges
- Two nights and safari at the 5 Star Fairmont Mara Safari Club
- Unique program design and facilitation by David & Kathy geared to fun, magic, meaningful dialogue and camaraderie
This trip is different than any other trip you could go on. There are no other trips where I could be welcomed into the home of a community leader or by hundreds of Maasai into their village, or build relationships with warriors in a week - period!
Kenya brings out the best of everyone. The experience seems to dig deeper and deeper in my soul, heart and mind as time goes by.
Bogani Cottages and Tented Camp: is a beautiful eco-retreat center in the Maasai Mara. This is where we will explore the beauty and inspiration that is Africa. Rustic yet luxurious, the camp boasts all the comforts of home in a uniquely African design. The comfortable accommodations will be perfect for your journey as we sit on African soil, meet Masai warriors, see wandering herds of zebra and elephants and settle into the rhythms of the African landscape.
Kathy & David, you succeeded beyond my expectations. You helped bridge the cultural divide, preparing us for each experience. To have so much time with our Maasai warriors - so knowledgeable, wise and fun - was a real privilege.
Kathy is a psychotherapist and consultant in private practice. Kathy’s ability to blend traditional clinical practice with creativity, myth, and indigenous wisdom makes her unique in approach and experience. She earned a Masters in Counselling Psychology from the University of Western Ontario. For over 27 years, Kathy has led groups to diverse locations like Machu Pichu in Peru, the canyons of Utah, wilderness canoe routes in Northern Ontario and the Maasai Mara in Kenya. She uses adventure travel and cross-cultural connections to inspire internal change and external action.
David Baum is a sought-after consultant and author in personal and organizational change. His work projects have included conflict mediation in Belfast, Northern Ireland, facilitating President Clinton's "Summit for America's Future" and post-conflict change in Bosnia and Rwanda. David holds a doctorate in organizational psychology and a second in divinity. His clients include Fortune 500 companies, non-profits and Nobel Prize winning organizations. Finally, David worked his way through graduate school with the circus. Thus, he is one of the few people to teach at three of the top ten business schools in the world with a background in fire eating, juggling, and magic.
There is no better way I could ever imagine to understand a country or its people.
One of the most profound aspects of your trip in Kenya is the opportunity for cross-cultural exchanges with local communities. We will participate in school building and tree planting and learn about Free the Children’s five pillars of change that are empowering the local people of the Maasai Mara. Time on the land is another way to explore Kenya and it’s extraordinary natural heritage. You will hike with your own Maasai Warrior, go on safari with local guides, and live in the beautiful natural surroundings of the Bogani cottages and tented camp. Your days will be full of adventure, activity and rich conversation.
An amazing experience, connecting with self, group and Kenya. Thank you; I feel altered in a good way!
Kathy & David are a dream team! I learned and experienced so much - the trip was so sensitively and thoughtfully planned. I will be forever grateful for the time in this beautiful spot of this complex country of Kenya.
Cost for the trip is $5995 USD per person plus international airfare.
Add on the four-night extension to Toriana Guesthouse from Oct 28-31 for an additional $1,695.
To create a seamless travel experience, we suggest you use Me To We for your travel needs. Their travel agents will obtain the best fares, and answer any questions you might have to coordinate all your travel needs. Contact Jason at 416.964.8942 ext. 650 or firstname.lastname@example.org. We urge you to register early to assure a place on this unique experience.