Have you ever dreamed of going on a true educational adventure to exotic places like the Darien Jungle, Panama’s remote islands, the Amazon Jungle, or the South African Bushfield? Join Outdoor Leadership Institute (OLI) expeditions and challenge yourself in an outdoor education program that will build your confidence, determination, and leadership skills.
Have you ever dreamed of going on a real educational adventure to exotic places like the Darien Jungle, Panama’s remote islands, the Amazon Jungle, or the South African Bushfield? Join Outdoor Leadership Institute (OLI) expeditions and challenge yourself in an outdoor education program that will build your confidence, determination, and leadership skills. We can customize a trip of a lifetime for your family, group, or organization.
Panama is a country in Central America with coastlines on both the Caribbean Sea and the North Pacific Ocean. It is situated on the isthmus connecting North and South America and is the narrowest point of a land bridge between the two continents, sharing the biodiversity of both. Panama offers sandy-beach islands, tropical rainforests with pristine waterfalls, and green, misty mountain valleys spread with coffee plantations framed by volcanoes making it one of the most attractive destinations in the world.
South Africa is known for its biodiversity and wildlife, which makes this country an incredible conservation and adventure destination. This raw natural gem is the home to over 230 mammal species, including the famous Big Five game animals and many other species. The combination of the beauty of the landscape and wildlife makes South Africa a truly inspiring and exciting country to explore.
For the last decade, Mama Nido has been on station in Panama and occasionally, Costa Rica. Differing from a large traveling sport fisher, the Mama Nido allows non-fishing guests to partake in other activities while abroad such as diving, snorkeling, kayaking, and other paddle sports. It offers accessibility for extended periods in the most remote of anchorages, yet provides the comfort of home. Panama has so much to see and do and seeing it on the Mama Nido is an experience like no other.
Our Mission is to foster creative, critical, and divergent thinking in young people. To develop emotionally intelligent and successful young leaders capable of adaptability and collaboration through a challenging outdoor program that will give them confidence, determination, and leadership skills that will last a lifetime.