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 Sacred Heart 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 Sacred Heart 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
Arrive Nairobi
Morning in School
Morning in School
Morning in School
Morning in School
Morning in School
Transfer to Maasai Mara
Morning Game Drive
Morning Game Drive
Morning Bush Walk
Community Work
Community Work
Transfer to Naivasha
Boat Trip
Visit Elephant Orphanage
Afternoon in School
Afternoon in School
Afternoon in School
Afternoon in School
Afternoon in School
Afternoon Game Drive
Afternoon Game Drive
Transfer to Labentera
Run Nursery School
Community Work
Village Party
Relax by the Lake
Transfer to Nairobi
Wildebeest Camp
Wildebeest Camp
Wildebeest Camp
Wildebeest Camp
Wildebeest Camp
Wildebeest Camp
Riverside Camp
Riverside Camp
Ilparakuo Camp
Ilparakuo Camp
Ilparakuo Camp
Ilparakuo Camp
Fisherman's Camp
Depart Kenya

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.