The first week of the trip will be spent in the Laini Saba School in Kibera, on the edge of Nairobi's City Centre. Kibera is Africa's biggest slum where several million people live and eke out a living without the benefit of infrastructure such as a sewage systems or electricity. However Kibera is a fully functioning, thriving, colourful and vibrant place where most people live a normal life and the chance to spend time in this environment and with the local community is a very exciting and special opportunity for the visiting students.
Nairobi itself is a busy, cosmopolitan city with a number of attractions for visitors. People can visit the baby elephants at the Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage and spend a great hour there as the youngsters come back from their morning walk to be fed, hand-feed giraffes at the Giraffe Sanctuary, or visit Karen Blixen's house, made famous from the book and movie 'Out of Africa'. Nairobi Game Park, with the city’s tower blocks as a backdrop, is an under-rated wildlife viewing destination and is one of the best places in Kenya to see Black Rhino.

The National Museum has reopened after an extensive renovation and is well worth a visit, particularly for people interested in the origins of mankind. The museum is a short walk from the City Centre which is always busy during the day and best avoided at night. Nairobi's infamous traffic can make a trip into town a very unpredictable and frustrating journey since it is invariably impossible to predict how long it will take to get there.

The group will be staying at Wildebeest Eco Camp which opened its doors to guests early in 2012. The camp has been built by Alan and Lynita who also set up the original Wildebeest Camp in Nairobi. Friendly, homelike hospitality is what has made Wildebeest Camp Nairobi's best accommodation choice for discerning travellers. Close to Langata Road, Wildebeest Camp is a peaceful oasis in the suburbs, away from the hustle and bustle of cosmopolitan Nairobi. When sitting in the quiet, mature gardens with a cafetiere of coffee or a cold drink, it is the perfect place to relax and unwind after a hectic day in school.

Wildebeest Camp has lots of different accommodation options - so there is something to suit everyone’s budget. It is popular with backpackers, with low cost accommodation available in dorm tents or in small tents in the garden. In addition there is a range of other accommodation options to suit all budgets and tastes which normally makes for eclectic mix of people and conversation around the dinner tables in the evenings.

The group will be staying in large tents fitted out with proper beds and bedding with conventional toilets and shower facilities, all set in beautiful tropical gardens alive with exotic birdlife.

Everyone enjoys the relaxed and friendly atmosphere at Wildebeest Camp which is such a huge contrast from the hectic and noisy city centre only a few miles away.