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Locals of Bogani, Kenya

Audley founder Craig Burkinshaw on why he's leading a group tour to Kenya

Audley’s founder, Craig Burkinshaw, started his travel career by guiding clients around Vietnam.

Now he's excited to lead a tour once more and introduce Audley clients to Kenya, another country close to his heart, and a project he firmly believes in, the work of Free the Children.

Craig: how I became involved with Free the Children

Free the Children is a charity helping child development worldwide, and Craig sits on its UK board. It offers cultural experiences across the globe where visitors can spend time with local communities and find out more about their lives. Craig visited one of its projects in Kenya, Bogani Cottages & Tented Camp, which offers the opportunity to gain a valuable insight into the local culture. In this short video Craig describes his experiences at Bogani, and explains what led him to become so heavily involved with Free the Children.

From absolutely nothing, over 650 schools and school buildings have been built. Some 30,000 women are now economically self-sufficient and over one million people have been provided with clean water, healthcare and sanita­tion in Kenya, Hai­ti, Ecuador, Sierra Leone, Gabon, Nicaragua, China and India.

Craig Burkinshaw

Join Craig on his group tour to Kenya

The tour will be departing in November for ten days. For the first half of the trip you will stay at the comfortable and characterful Bogani Cottages and Tented Camp and meet the local Kipsigis and Maasai communities. This is an enriching few days where you might pass on some IT skills, help the local women fetch water and learn about life in rural Kenya.

Game drives and safari walks with expert guides

The second half of the trip is spent in the Naboisho Conservancy, a private reserve adjoining the Masai Mara. Here you will stay at Asilia Naboisho Camp and enjoy both night and day game drives, and safari walks with their expert guides. The Masai Mara Ecosystem is one of the world’s greatest natural environments, where the seemingly endless plains are populated by wildebeest, zebra, giraffe, many kinds of antelope and the big cats, hyenas and crocodiles that hunt them.

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