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 Ponteland High School 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 Ponteland 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.

Graham Tulip, Steve Braysher and Willetts Safaris have used their local knowledge and contacts to put together a fantastic opportunity for a small group of young people to do something very special and visit Kenya in February 2013.

The group will combine a visit to Kenya’s best known wildlife destination along 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 in the area. The group will also be involved in supporting a number of community projects during their time in Kenya.

Itinerary

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
Wildebeest Camp
Robert's Camp
Robert's Camp
Fisherman's Camp
Olkoroi Camp
Olkoroi Camp
Wild Camp
Ilparakuo Camp
Ilparakuo Camp
Ilparakuo Camp
Riverside Camp
Riverside Camp
Depart Kenya
Nairobi
Baringo
Baringo
Naivasha
Olorte
Olorte
Enchorro Naibor
Labentera
Labentera
Labentera
Maasai Mara
Maasai Mara

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.