Following an early breakfast the group will be transported by 4x4 to Olorte, deep in the southern Loita Hills, an extremely remote and isolated region close to the Tanzanian border and the Forest of the 
Lost Child, where the local people seldom see any visitors and even the Maasai from outside the area fear to go. This area is a complete contrast to anything the group will have seen previously with life here much as it has been for centuries and the people completely untouched by modern civilization.

Olkoroi, high in the Loita Hills, surrounded by thick forest and clear streams is an eco-camp that has been set up by the local community as the result of the dedication and inspiration of an ardent conservationist, South African born Andre Brink, who has dedicated the last twelve years to persuading this community of the importance of preserving their pristine environment. He is now being supported by a small UK charity and an old friend, Hennie Marais, who is helping to manage the projects it sponsors.

Following arrival and lunch the group will meet their new guides and set up camp before being taken on a short walk down to the spectacular Ol Keju Arus River Gorge where they will be able to enjoy the natural jacuzzi and possibly see some of the resident Balck and White Colobus Monkeys that give the camp its name and if not the animals themselves at least the fresh signs of elephant and buffalo.

The time at Olkoroi will be packed with a variety of very special activities that have been designed by Andre, Hennie and John to provide intimate contact with this true wilderness and its people. Over the next few days the group will be given the chance to go on guided walks in the area where the wildlife is extremely shy and very sensitive to noise and disturbance. They will learn how to look for signs of animals and track them under the guidance of some of Kenya's most experienced guides and walk up ancient and still used elephant paths, through the forest to the more open plateau land at around seven and half thousand feet with outstanding views across to Tanzania and beyond.

We normally spend some of our time here doing work for the local community, helping to develop the camp's facilities or working on the development of the new community run primary school. If we have people interested in a career in medicine we often use our safari vehicles to run outreach clinics for some of the remoter villages and students are able to experience bush medicine first-hand under the supervision of Florence, the resident nurse and clinical officer.

Hennie's wife, Becca has helped to establish a thriving beadwork business with some of the local women who now produce and export beadwork around the world based on traditional techniques as well as using more contemporary designs. The women are always delighted to see visitors and welcome people joining them to have a go at producing their own jewellery.

On one of the days we will head off to the end of the track and then for another half an hour cross country to the isolated village of Enchorro Naibor. Willetts Safaris is the only company with permission to stay in this stunning location and for many it is often the highlight of the trip as we spend the night under the stars on top of the Rift Valley, looking out over the Magadi Depression with views across Lake Natron to Ol Donyo Lengai and beyond to Mt Kilimanjaro.