It’s that time of the year again! The time when the school holidays have just begun, colleges and universities are closed for summer break, families plan their vacations and companies organise their annual retreats.
We don’t normally think of spending our holidays in Bangladesh because the reality is that there just aren’t many things to do here – especially if you are a thrill-seeker looking for the next adventure. But what would you say if we told you that you do not have to go to Langkawi, Phuket or Bali anymore to be able to bungee jump, camp and indulge in all sorts of other fun activities? What if we told you that you now have a chance to do these things in your own backyard?
The Base Camp at the Syed Bari Resort in Gazipur allows us to not only enjoy the natural beauty of our Shonar Bangladesh but also whet the appetite of those in need of an adrenaline rush.
This campsite is the brainchild of five childhood friends who have all become successful entrepreneurs in their respective fields. The pioneers describe themselves as adrenaline junkies who have been frustrated by Bangladesh’s lack of adventure tourism provisions. They came up with the idea to take advantage of our country’s natural beauty through camping and other activities that cater to those seeking adventure.
Base Camp offers safe camping opportunities in the outskirts of the city where people can sing at the top of their lungs whilst warming themselves before a bonfire on a crisp night, sipping coffee and nibbling on delicious barbecued chicken.
When you enter the Base Camp site you’ll immediately realize that it is not your run-of-the-mill ‘picnic spot’. There are many activities to enjoy, including flying trapeze, tree walking/swinging, an obstacle course, swimming pool, professional archery facilities and much more. Base Camp also has separate packages for Families with little children which includes a separate swimming pool and play area for the little ones. You and your family or friends can also start a game of cricket or football anytime at one of the open areas on the site!
Future additions being planned to attract other adrenaline-junkies are a paintball field or bungee jumping.
Base Camp is a must-visit tourist spot for everyone, whether you want to relax in the outdoors while sipping coffee and reading books or for those who want to try new things. The facilities and services offered here are comparable to those star-rated international resorts, including complimentary welcome drinks, fruit platters and hoi towels for guests to relax with.
They also have separate day packages based on guest requirement. Separate trainers ensure the safety of guests, and all the gear has been brought over from the United States to ensure a safe and adrenaline-pumping adventure experience. A professional chef is on sight to provide guests with all the scrumptious delights they could crave.
Base Camp is ideal for corporate training and team building workshops or for an outdoor retreat. For more details, you can also check their Facebook page and website.