The Challenge
To experience the life and culture of people in the developing world
To spend time in typical Kenyan schools
To meet new people and overcome new challenges
To support less privileged children and communities
To experience the excitement of walking and camping in Wildest Africa
To have close encounters with wild animals in their natural environment 

The Opportunity
This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to visit Kenya and learn about the land, its people and its culture.  Unlike the majority of tourists who visit the country the Central High Students will be associating directly with local communities, experiencing life in schools and visiting one of the remotest corners of Kenya’s Maasailand where the people still live very traditional lives and are largely unaffected by the modern world.

Organisation
The trip has been tailored specifically for Central High School by Willetts Safaris and will be led by John Blissett who has a lifetime’s experience of East Africa and regularly organises and manages trips for British doctors, nurses, teachers and students travelling on personal development programmes, as well as private, tailored game-viewing safaris.

Willetts Safaris has used its local knowledge and contacts to put together a fantastic opportunity for a small group of young people to do something very special.

The group will combine visits to some of Kenya’s better known wildlife destinations with time in Kenyan schools and exploring Maasailand including walking and camping at the southern end of the Loita Hills well away from the much travelled tourist routes through the area. However, it will finish off in the renowned Maasai Mara Reserve. The visit will coincide with the wildebeest migration, one of the world's greatest natural specatcles.

Itinerary

Date
Activities    Accommodation  
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
Day 6
Day 7
Day 8
Day 9
Day 10
Day 11
Day 12
Day 13
Day 14
Day 15
Day 16 
Arrive Nairobi
Morning Boat Trip Group 1
Morning Boat Trip Group 2
Transfer to Kakamega
Morning Forest Walk
Transfer to Maji Moto
Visit School
Visit School
Bush walk
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 Group 2
Afternoon Nature Walk Group 1
Afternoon at leisure
Afternoon at leisure
Evening at leisure
Visit School
Visit School
Village Party
Meet Maasai community
Afternoon by river
Overnight at viewpoint
Afternoon Game Drive
Afternoon Game Drive
Transfer to Nairobi

Roberts' Camp
Roberts' Camp
Roberts' Camp
Udo Campsite
Udo Campsite
Loita Plains Hotel
Iltalala Camp
Ilparakuo Camp
Ilparakuo Camp
Olkoroi Camp
Olkoroi Camp
Olkoroi Camp
Riverside Camp
Riverside Camp
Wildebeest Camp
 

Costs and Money
The trip has been planned so that all of the travel and accommodation costs will have been met prior to the trip including all of the activities being provided. The only additional expenditure required will be for staff tips and any personal items or souvenirs people might choose to buy. The opportunity to go shopping will be limited but there will be the chance to buy beadwork, material, carvings and other local artefacts.