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 Cruising on the safari in Lewa.  

Cruising on the safari in Lewa.  


On the heels of an incredible trip with Conservation International and Summit Series, a project that raised $2 million dollars to conserve nearly 1 million acres in Northern Kenya, Drew Himel remembers sitting on the beach at Manda Bay off the coast of Kenya, with his friend Tyler Wakstein.

Overwhelmed and overjoyed with inspiration from the trip, Tyler and Drew left Keyna inspired to create their own business that made the world a better place. This was the inspiration for OpenNest.

Here are photos from the trip that started it all.

 Elliott Bisnow (Co-Founder of Summit Series), Joffy Bastard (Co-Founder of Sarara), Jeremy Bastard (Co-Founder of Sarara), Dr. M. Sanjayan (CEO of Conservation International). 

Elliott Bisnow (Co-Founder of Summit Series), Joffy Bastard (Co-Founder of Sarara), Jeremy Bastard (Co-Founder of Sarara), Dr. M. Sanjayan (CEO of Conservation International). 

 The crew relaxing at the beach in Lamu Bay. 

The crew relaxing at the beach in Lamu Bay. 

 Tyler Wakstein making friends with a surprise guest outside of his room at the lodge. 

Tyler Wakstein making friends with a surprise guest outside of his room at the lodge. 

 One of the first Sundowner's in Sarara with Jon Stein, Drew Himel, Tyler Wakstein. 

One of the first Sundowner's in Sarara with Jon Stein, Drew Himel, Tyler Wakstein. 

 Tyler Wakstein with a fresh catch on the open seas. 

Tyler Wakstein with a fresh catch on the open seas. 

 Inspiring group of humans at Lewa. 

Inspiring group of humans at Lewa. 

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