Far and Wide was started in 1991 in response to demand for a professionally run outdoor education centre in Zimbabwe. From humble beginnings Far and Wide has built a prestigious outdoor education centre offering leadership courses, team building, personal development and conservation programmes.
Activities and accommodation are available to tourists, private schools, corporates, church groups, volunteers, and families.
Founders Bernie and Julie Cragg are both university graduates with post-graduate qualifications in education. Bernie and Julie combine their love of teaching, adventure, outdoor life and filming to orchestrate each course at Far and Wide. They have run hundreds of successful programmes over the years. Bernie is internationally acclaimed as an expert in his chosen field and has attended the Junior Leadership University in Switzerland, Spain and Austria. At theses events, he has lectured in team leadership programmes, and facilitated the adventure training.
Bernie has partnered with Young Presidents Organisation (YPO) to conduct leadership training for YPO youth from around the world. In addition, he is involved in filming wildlife programmes for Animal Planet and other television stations.