I’ve had the pleasure to travel to tonnes of places both in Kenya and internationally. However, I was in pursuit for more intimate and local-based experiences for my travel team. Most of my clients romanticize the idea of travelling to famous & exotic places; unfamiliar with unique spots with more adventurous experiences.
That was my mindset when I came up with Camp Dunda Falls in Embu as a destination. I thought a one-stop destination with a myriad of fun activities would be intriguing.
And I made it happen.
Its 5:00 am on 20th October, 2023
Could barely get any sleep.
Jumped for a cold shower and got ready.
I had 2 teams. One from Nairobi and from Nakuru. Called the team leaders to check in that everything was according to plan.
The Nairobi team would be leaving at around 8am and the Nakuru at 7am.
In about 1 ½ hrs I was at the Safaricom house Nakuru waiting for the Nakuru team to assemble. Luckily everybody was on time.
And we embarked on a journey to the unknowns of Embu.
The journey was smooth, fun and delightful.
Upon arriving in Subukia we had a stop and enjoyed the epic view at the Viewpoint. It was such a wild and captivating experience. We also made a stop at Nyahururu.
In no time we were finally at Camp Dunda at 2pm. Even at arrival you could feel the richness and authenticity of this exceptional camp. It was like a haven of nature.
We held a small briefing and set out to engage in some fun activities. Some Zumba dance was a great way to kick off the get-away. Everybody joined in and it was such a lovely bonding experience.
The next activity was mudding. And my crew did nothing but had the most epic mudding experience. I’ve got to say I underestimated just how much people would enjoy this encounter. It was one of those adventures that brought out one’s inner child.
In no time dark was creeping in. It was 7pm. That meant it was time for dinner. We ate ourselves full with the scrumptious meals they had prepared. We later played some board games while a couple of us took some drinks.
But what heightened the adventure was the bonfire. We sat around it as we bonded with beautiful and unending conversations and stories.
This is why I do this.
Building those undefined human connections.
Eventually, everyone retired at their tents at their own pleasure.
I hate morning colds.
But l love sounds of nature. And that’s what we woke up to.
Some heavy breakfast was necessary to kick off the day. Then we hopped on some Zumba music once again. It was perfect to lighten up the mood and set the trend for the day.
We then proceeded to the canopy walk area. The whole activity was surreal. The area is surrounded by the falls and the adrenaline that came with it was simply wild.
It was soon time for the wild swing. We put on the safety gear being helped by the guides and each one of us took turns to participate. All you could hear were echoed shouts and screams amidst the cool forest as each person swung.
It was unreal.
Ziplining was our final activity at the Camp. And it came with so much excitement. We all had an extra-ordinary and fun-filled ziplining ride. It was an outstanding experience.
We later had a photo-taking session with our talented photographer, Mr. Ibrahim.
And it wasn’t a full-blown Pack-we-go Africa experience without a birthday celebration. Our October babies had a humorous cake cutting experience as we sang “happy birthday” in harmony. We had tonnes of fun while enjoying the cake and some champagne.
The trip finally came to an end but the memories made would last a life-time.
Until the next trip.
Over & out.
Mr. Simon Davis- Pack-we-go Africa CEO