From Lebantera the group travels further south, still in Maasailand, to Olorte and the Forest of the Lost Child, where the local people seldom see any visitors. Lives here are lived much as they have been for centuries. This areas is a complete contrast to anything the group will have seen previously and they will come into contact with people whose lives have hardly been touched by modern civilization./div>

Olkoroi Camp, high in the Loita Hills, by thick forest and clear mountain 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 ten 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 school friend, Hennie Marais, who is helping to manage the health, education and conservation projects it sponsors. 

The three days and nights at Olkoroi will be packed with a variety of very special activities that have been designed by Andre and John to provide intimate contact with this true wilderness and its people. On day one, following arrival and lunch, the group will be taken on a short forest walk and will see some of the abundant wildlife including hippo and the colobus monkeys that give the camp its name and if not the animals themselves at least the fresh signs of elephant, buffalo and occasionally the tracks of wild dogs, Africa’s most endangered large mammal species.

Over the next two days the group will be split in two. Andre and John have decided that for people to get the most from their visit here they need to be in smaller groups when moving through the forest and bush, where the wildlife is extremely shy and very sensitive to noise and disturbance. Both groups will go walking on ancient elephant paths through the forest and across more open plateau land.

During time in camp the group will be able to go down to explore the river. The river, below the camp, runs through a steep, rocky gorge and resembles the film set of a Tarzan or King Kong film. The water is clear and fed, in places, by thermal springs that bubble their way to the surface. There will also be visits to a local school and to the local Maasai women who have set up a beadwork business under the supervision of Becca, Hennie’s wife, and are now exporting their work to the UK and producing much needed income for the community. The group will be able to sit with the women and talk to them about their lives and have a go at making their own beadwork.

We have reached an agreement with the community near Mausa for permission to spend the night and sleep out at the local view point of Enchorro Naibor, where there are stunning views out over the Rift Valley to the soda lakes of Magadi and Natron, the Maasai's sacred mountain, the active volcano of Ol Doinyo Lengai and the possibility of watching the sun rise above Mt Kilimanjaro, over 150 km away.