Love it Live it is a concept that can be applied to almost anything.
LiLi is an adventure travel, coaching and kayaking company run by professional coaches who live their lives travelling and kayaking around the world.
For the coaches of LiLi, it is the passion for exploring, adventuring and kayaking and the desire to inspire others to share those experiences and skills.
In 2008, Sam Ward founded Love It Live It with nothing more than a burning desire to teach kayaking on some of the world’s most beautiful rivers.
Kicking things off on the Nile in Uganda, Sam devoted himself to offering adventure-craving travellers world-class kayak coaching and unforgettable holidays. Ten years later Sam has grown the LiLi Team to include a partnership with one of the best freestyle kayakers and coaches in the world, Bartosz Czauderna.
Bartosz brings more than ten years of experience coaching some of the world’s best kayakers along with the ability to be universally loved by everyone who meets him! With Bartosz’s fresh energy and Sam’s solid guidance we’re excited to bring new kayaking adventures in destinations like Chile, Austria, Slovakia and more in 2019 and beyond.
The LiLi coaching team is made up of World Champions, national team members, and, above all, high grade coaches. Every one of our coaches look forward to introducing you to the reasons why they continue to Love it and Live it.
Best value for money ever. You organised everything and we didn’t have to worry about a thing… If i came out to Uganda again, I would without hesitation pay for another trip. Sam is the definition of cool, calm, collected on the river. I always felt safe when I was paddling with him and without…
I had the best 2 weeks ever…the coaches were amazing, Uganda was incredible and the group were amazing – I would do it again in a heartbeat
You made me feel more like a friend than a customer. That makes for good times on and off the river. Sam’s way to break the moves down to different steps and adjusting them individual to fit each persons physical abilities is unsurpassed. Shaving years of the learning curve. I would say with my time to…
The guys all had a fantastic time and you could see how much they improved throughout the day. Rob’s first loop will stick with him for many weeks to come I’m sure (and get bigger, higher and faster with each telling!). We really appreciated the amount of time you were able to give to each…
Cheers for the written and video feedback. Its a really helpful addition to the course. I had a great week and learnt loads
There were so many non paddling highlights! I loved the whole experience of being in Uganda so in no particular order I loved; boda bodas, hariy lemon monkeys, african long necked cormarants, african river crossing boat, happy children shouting “muzungo muzungo”, pigs and piglets, somosas, chapatis, half cakes, rolleggs, trucks with the most pineapples the…
Completely surpassed my expectations. I didn’t imagine I would improve as much as I did, and didn’t think I would have as much fun on and off the river.
Definitely – having all of the logistics sorted out allowed all energies to be focused on the kayaking which is what I was looking for from the trip. I don’t think I’ve ever progressed so fast so that in itself was worth the money!
Fantastic locations, awesome coaching, great food, good people, big volume boating. What more could you ask for?
Sam’s coaching was awesome. He was really confident with the surroundings of the river, and that confidence rubbed off on us. It was really good to be able to get an understanding of the mechanics of what we were doing.
I thoroughly enjoyed the session. I felt like I moved forward leaps and bounds in both my understanding of moves and my performance. I was impressed how you were able to draw on a variety of teaching techniques to really break down the moves and explain it all in lay-man’s terms. It was great to…
I think the balance was perfect. Clear aims helped me with improving my paddling but at the same time each paddling session was fun…I loved every second of it. I definitely want to go back to Uganda and have more coaching with Love it Live it.
I had such an amazing time, and has been the single best thing I’ve ever done to improve my paddling.