April's been a crazy month all right. We thought we were going to be putting the final touches on our newest cycle tour while biking and camping in the deserts of Namibia. Instead, the day Jacinda announced we were going into lockdown we made a quick decision and moved into our unfinished house and new Escape HQ. So we've had plenty to do to keep us distracted from feeling sorry for ourselves! We postponed the bulk of our cycle tours to next year and began brainstorming ways to get through the next year with a positive bank balance and sense of humour intact! I am sure this sounds familiar to some of you?
If you have been on tour with John then there is a good chance that during one of your post ride rehydration sessions you may have heard the "Hippo Story". So by popular demand here it is in its reduced form......
Isn't it just incredible how this virus is affecting absolutely everybody and every industry in the world right now? I'm sure everyone in business is asking themselves a lot of questions about how they are going to get through the next month, the next year or in the case of tourism, we don't know how long... and come out stronger on the other side.
There is currently a whole heap of uncertainty and concern surrounding corona virus and world travel. Like everyone we are watching World Heath Organisation’s reports closely and waiting to see how it will play out. It is a really fluid situation and things are changing not even weekly, but day-to-day. We hope that people stay smart and continue to look out for each other and wash their hands!! And we remain positive that the spread of the disease will soon slow.
If you are a family who.... like a bit more adventure than camping in your backyard, like to get out for adventures together and prefer things a little out of the ordinary... our Kenya & Tanzania Family Cycle Tour is the thing for you! Our KT family tours usually book out pretty early, and with our 2020 and 2021 KT family tours already fully booked - we have added an extra tour and will now be leading TWO KT family tours in 2021!! Ideal for families with kids from 10+.
So what do cycle tour leaders do when they are not leading cycle tours??? Go cycle touring of course!!!
If you have joined us on tour in Kenya & Tanzania, you might have met our good friend Solomon. If not, you definitely camped near his manyatta with us next to the infamous Solomon's Rock (to us) in Kenya.
If you are thinking of joining us on a cycle tour in 2020 (or 2021)... Book it in now... and "Beat the Budget!"
Did you vote for Namibia or Japan...?