African safaris offer you several ways to enjoy nature at its finest and explore diverse natural wonders. But there’s more to these scenic locations than game drive, nature walks and bush breakfasts. Nowadays, safari parks and game reserves across Kenya and Tanzania offer the opportunity to host corporate events, retreats, and parties with a backdrop of some of the most breathtaking landscapes on earth. It’s a perfect way to fuse work with vacation and or an escape from the bustles of city life combined with a holistic approach to wellbeing. That said, here are some events and retreats that you can combine with a safari tour in Kenya or Tanzania.
Team Building Activities
Team building is a great way for organizations to encourage employees to interact and integrate individual skills and resources into a unified effort. Luckily, African safari itineraries can be tailored to suit the needs of team building activities. They have a lot of infrastructure on ground, especially when it comes to outdoor activities. Combining team building events in the wild is a fun way to allow colleagues spend time with one another in a new light, giving them the opportunity to interact outside the normal working environment.
Seminars and Conferences
Combining seminars, workshops, and conferences with a Kenya or Tanzania safari is like picking the best of both the corporate world and nature itself. There are many hotels and lodges across these countries that offer all the facilities you need for a formal event, and then afterward, participants get to visit historical sites and engage in various outdoor activities, all amidst lush greenery and magnificent wildlife as far as the eye can see.
Despite the universal awkwardness that usually comes with networking events(the idea of planting yourself in a room full of strangers and attempting to be charming), every city offers its unique opportunity for networking. While there are several of these events including breakfast networking, industry-specific speaking engagements, round table events and happy hour networking meetups, all of them can be held in the Kenya or Tanzania safari with lots of accommodation facilities in the wild to suit the taste of your clientele.
An incentive program is a formal scheme used to encourage specific behaviours by a company particularly in business management as a means of motivating employees or retaining customers. What better way to do so than to send them on a trip of a lifetime to an African safari. While incentive programs often center around cash rewards, it is important to understand that cash is a poor value motivator due to its lack of “trophy” value — no real sense of achievement. So instead of donning out large sums of money, why not appreciate your top performers with the enamours of the wild, which fulfills their sense of achievement and leaves them with lasting memories. They’ll treasure it more for sure.
Kickstarting and ending the day with yoga and meditation sessions in Kenya or Tanzania safaris will be an unforgettable experience in the wild. Be at one with nature, breathing in the refreshing morning or late evening air as you stretch those muscles.
Meditation is all about bringing a deeper form of relaxation into our minds and bodies. It focuses consciously on the principle that enables us to relax, making us one with nature. As such, meditating in the wild will only make your experience more profound. It provides the perfect setting where you can get in touch with your soul, making for a healthier, more creative and peaceful individual detaching you from the everyday hustle and bustle that causes stress, indulging you instead in the wonders of the landscapes and the beauty of wildlife.
Dubbed as a detox safari, this process can be better stated as a tech-free vacation. With scarce or no electricity, no access to the internet, little to no cell reception, your attachment to your digital devices become virtually zero. Instead, you will be treated to the natural beauty of the wilderness right at your doorstep. This view beats just about anything you could hope to see on a digital screen and brings about a sense of serenity unlike any other.
Choosing a region beyond your local geography and using it as a theme to host events and retreats are experiences of a lifetime. And African safaris in Kenya and Tanzania are poised to deliver just what your team members and clients need for a fun, exciting, and of course, educative event in the wild.