We are able to put together a variety of trips tailored for High School and University Students depending on their specific requirements. As an example this section describes one such school trip that was inspired by the experiences of a teacher who took part in a charity trek through Maasailand with Willetts and visited schools in Western Kenya. The trip is now run annually and is led by John Blissett who has a lifetime’s experience of East Africa and regularly organises and manages trips for doctors, nurses, teachers and students travelling on personal development programmes.

The itinerary visits a number of very different areas, including one of Kenya’s most popular tourist destinations, as well as a trip into one of Kenya’s remotest corners, in the heart of Maasailand, where white faces are rarely seen and of course to the schools that are linked with a number of schools in the UK by the charity developmentDirect.

Willetts’ extensive knowledge and experience means we have a reliable network of local contacts for transport and accommodation, most of whom we have been working with for many years. Only local guides and camp staff are used, all recruited from neighbouring communities so you are directly benefiting the people of the areas you are staying in, rather than some faceless businesses in Nairobi.

Unlike many school trips this combination provides the opportunity to interact closely with local communities and learn about lives and cultures that are dramatically different from those in the developed world. It also provides a far more intimate contact with the environment and the wildlife than is the case on more conventional safaris.

Our trips are planned so that all of the travel and accommodation costs are met prior to the trip including all of the activities being provided. The only extra money required is for tips and personal items or souvenirs people might choose to buy.

These trips provide students with a unique opportunity to visit Kenya and not only experience close encounters with the wildlife that most visitors come to see but also to have close contact with the country’s people and their diverse culture. For many it is a once in a lifetime opportunity to do something very special.

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Activities    Accommodation  
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Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
Day 6
Day 7
Day 8
Day 9
Day 10
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Day 12
Day 13
Day 14
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Day 18
Arrive Nairobi
Morning at Leisure
Morning Boat Trip
Transfer to Kakamega
Morning Forest Walk
Transfer to Mbita
Meet Local Officials
Take part in Lessons
Take part in Lessons
Transfer to Labentera Village
Bush Walk and School Visit
Transfer to Olorte
Forest walk
Visit Maasai Beadwork Project
Transfer to Maasai Mara
Morning Game Drive
Morning Game Drive
Depart Kenya
Transfer to Lake Baringo
Afternoon Nature Walk
Afternoon at Leisure
Night Walk in Forest
Afternoon at Leisure
Evening by Lake Victoria
Visit Partner Schools
Deliver Lessons
Deliver Lessons
Meet Maasai community
Village Party
Afternoon by river
School Visit
Afternoon at Leisure
Afternoon Game Drive
Afternoon Game Drive
Transfer to Nairobi

Robert’s Camp
Robert’s Camp
Robert’s Camp
Udo Bandas
Udo Bandas
Lake Victoria Safari Village
Lake Victoria Safari Village
Lake Victoria Safari Village
Lake Victoria Safari Village
Ilparakuo Camp
Ilparakuo Camp
Olkoroi Camp
Olkoroi Camp
Olkoroi Camp
Riverside Camp
Riverside Camp
Wildebeest Camp