If you want to combine a game drive at Nairobi National Park with art and a good coffee in hand-blown glasses, this is the right place:

www.kitengela.com and www.kitengelaglassart.com

However, this highlight can also be organized independently of a visit to the national park.

Because visiting the wonderful glass art – integrated into the nature around the workshops – fills already an afternoon.

If you want to blow something out of glass yourself, you can book this in advance!

We were there and will visit this beautiful place again and again.

Our children are also fascinated and have combined knowledge with play.

Art is good for the whole family. Young and old!

The great artist is a simplifier” – Vincent Van Gogh

Kenya closes 5 counties!

An incisive step… now we are back to homeschooling and our guest houses are only allowed to offer takeaway and serve house guests.

We had done three steps towards little success, now again a turnabout.
Send some employees home, team downsize.
We have to fill the days with ‘tasks’ so that everyone can do something for their daily bread.

Back to the farmer’s everyday life. At least for the next few weeks and until the rain season starts.

Give up? Not possible!
Today is Palm Sunday…

Easter is close. Perhaps some local guests dare to leave Nairobi and watch zebras and Elan antelopes near Mwanzo Lodge. After all, we have wild animals right at our door!

A good pre-Easter week for all of you.

Your Heike

P.S.: the rain is approaching – the landscape has dried up! Dust swirls up with every step.
And Africa enchants every morning at sunrise, whispering softly: Hope dies last!

It contains not only a lot of information about animals, nature, culture and prehistory, but also the history of Kenya and the portraits of Joy Adamson about the different tribes.

A visit to the adjoining Snake Park and a good coffee in the museum’s garden round off the day in Nairobi downtown.

Today was World Story Telling & Poem Day.

An entertaining itinerary with many traditional stories, music, dance and fun for children.

All taking into account COVID standards with disinfection, masks and distance among visitors.

A good week for everyone and we look forward to telling you more next week.

“I never dreamed about success, I worked for it!” – Estée Lauder

 

But nobody knows it!

It was only by chance that we came across it, because we just wanted to take a nice hour’s walk through nature not far from the Hotel Rudi in Karen.

One hour has become two with the children.
But it can be shorter.

A ‘gem’ between Karen and the bypass towards Mombasa Road/Nairobi.
A piece of nature on the outskirts.

It felt good – everyone had a lot of fun!

Have a nice Sunday everyone…

Yours Heike / Mama Sofia
P.S.: After jogging uphill/downhill for 1.5 hours this morning (got lost😂!), my legs are ready for the sofa after the walk today!

Nairobi is good!

By discovering nature, you discover yourself! – Maxime Lagacé

Bush Adventure is looking into the future!

The ‘COVID year’ is behind us and over the last few days we have worked out in our workshop with our management team what needs to be improved and changed.

Dorcas, Duncan, Ledama, Heike & Olaf will surprise you with many ‘Bush Adventure stories‘ over the next few months.

Many ideas were collected, which we are now implementing for you…
We are looking forward to your visit here in Kenya and soon in Tanzania, too!

East Africa is sooo much more than just nature and wildlife.
We have authentic encounters with people and many insider tips in our itineraries. Art and nature in combination, active hikes and exercise in the bush without high performance, bird watching, safaris for women, family fun with Masai & Samburu, African cooking lesson and much, much more…

Feel freedom – refresh your soul!

Find out how our story began…

And continues!

‘Don’t let yourself get down, be naughty and wild and wonderful.’ Astrid Lindgren

 

 

Still an insider tip and completely untouristic, we hiked through the Eburu Forestonce again today.

The very wild part of Naivasha is always beautiful at hot temperatures.
Our children also enjoy the shady trees and a refreshing breeze on this natural hike.

The volcanic landscape surprises with hot springs – a ‘natural sauna’ – and with pristine trees and a wonderful view over Lake Naivasha.

The trail is easy to hike and depending on how long you want to be on tour, there are different routes (day hike or 3-4 hours as a hike).

It was dusty!

But we all sat together afterwards with a refreshing ice cream at sunset and said once more: It was nice!

We’re about to go to the campfire: looking at the stars!

From now on there is more about our activities during the Corona time in Kenya – click regularly on our blog here.

We are happy about everyone who takes part in our lives and hope that we can organize your adventure soon.

Have a nice Sunday and see you soon – Heike & Olaf with families.

We welcome the year 2021 and hope to welcome many guests again to Kenya and East Africa and to be able to carry out many safaris. We wish everyone a year full of health, joy, satisfaction and many great travel experiences!

Heike & Olaf Hollwitz
and the entire Bush Adventure team

Dear customers and friends of Bush Adventure,

In accordance with the guidelines of the Kenyan government, we have taken the following measures to protect both our customers and our employees from COVID-19 as best we can:

  1. Face Masks – There are enough face masks for you and our safari customers. Every car has enough masks in stock (1 mask for free, each additional one at a price of 100 KES per mask). However, customers can wear their own face masks if they choose so.
    All customers and drivers must wear face masks.
  2. Hand Sanitizer– Every car comes with free hand sanitizer and customers and drivers should sanitize their hands every time they return to the vehicle. However, customers can use their own disinfectant if they wish.
  3. Physical distance – Our jeeps/tour vans currently carry a maximum of 5 customers to ensure physical distance. For customers booking as a family, we allow a maximum of 7 people per jeep/tour van.
  4. Stopovers– Only necessary stopovers are allowed by our drivers and these stopovers are made in areas that are not overcrowded. Of course, you will be stopping regularly to get some fresh air and a break from wearing the mask (lookout points, toilet stops, etc.).
  5. Body temperature measurement – Before each trip, all of our customers are subjected to an obligatory measurement of their body temperature using an infrared thermometer. Only those with a temperature below the limit value of the Ministry of Health and the WHO (temperature NOT above 37.5 °C!) are allowed to join.
    Every day, your driver documents the body temperature of each guest as well as his own!
    People with high temperatures and other COVID-19 symptoms will undergo a more severe medical examination by medical experts. If there is a suspicion of COVID-19, the management/owners will be reported immediately and appropriate measures will be taken.
  6. Luggage– All of our customers’ luggage is disinfected upon arrival prior to departure.
  7. Disposable Gloves – Every car has disposable gloves that can be used by drivers/guides if required. There is also a container in which the waste and used disposable gloves and masks are collected and disposed properly.
  8. Drivers– drivers are required to wear a face mask or face sign to facilitate communication with guests during the safari.
  9. Disinfection of the vehicle – Our vehicles and especially all handles of the car, are disinfected after every ride and especially in the evening after the day to make sure that the vehicle is safe!
  10. Signs– In the vehicle, indications of temperature control, wearing masks, hygienic hand washing and maintaining physical distance are attached.
  11. Ventilation– Your driver will encourage you to open windows/roofs if the weather permits, so that a regular air exchange can take place.