The Challenge
To experience the life and culture of people in the developing world
To spend time in a typical Kenyan school
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 Newcastle High School Students will be associating directly with local communities, experiencing life in schools and visiting one of the more remote 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 Newcastle High School for Girls 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 on the edge of the Loita Hills well away from the much travelled tourist routes in the area.

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
Arrive Nairobi
White Water Rafting
Transfer to Maji Moto
Time in School
Time in School
Transfer to Olorte
Forest Walk
Bush Clinic
Transfer to Maasai Mara
Morning Game Drive
Morning Game Drive
Bush Walk
Community Work
Nursery School
Bike Trip
Transfer to Sagana
Kayaking
Visit Hot Springs
Widows Village
Sewing Enterprise
Visit River
Community Work
Community Work
Afternoon Game Drive
Afternoon Game Drive
Transfer to Labentera
Community Work
Village Party
Transfer to Naivasha
Boat Trip
Savage Wilderness Camp
Savage Wilderness Camp
Maji Moto Camp
Maji Moto Camp
Maji Moto Camp
Olkoroi Camp
Olkoroi Camp
Olkoroi Camp
Riverside Camp
Riverside Camp
Ilparakuo Camp
Ilparakuo Camp
Ilparakuo Camp
Fisherman's Camp
Fisherman's 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.