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Camp Kenya 1 Month

One month in Kenya gives you a real insight into this wonderful country full of culture, wildlife and epic landscapes. Settle into your new African homes, Camp Muhaka, set within a small rural community on the lower slopes of the Shimba Hills and Camp Tsavo, a red soiled rustic retreat overlooking the Sagala Hills. Help improve school infrastructure and make friends with the local children. Help reduce human-wildlife conflict through our elephant conservation projects. Immerse yourself in the local community, meeting inspirational women’s groups and assisting them with micro-finance initiatives. Plant indigenous trees, helping the community to live sustainably. Enjoy some chill out time on the stunning Diani beach in Muhaka and laze by the pool, haggle in the markets and sample some Swahili delicacies in Voi. There’s no better way to finish a day in Kenya than heading out to our own pride rock and watching the sun set over the vast African plains.

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camp kenya 1 month

Camp Kenya 1 Month

$3,250 per traveller


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The impact you will make

01

Conservation Work (Tsavo)

Human wildlife conflict is an ongoing and significant issue here, threatening the future for many important species such as elephants and lions. You’ll get involved in initiatives to promote a peaceful co-existence between the community and the local wildlife, like improving natural waterholes and planting indigenous trees to safeguard the future for these wonderful animals.

volunteering projects

activities include

  1. Expanding waterholes for wildlife
  2. Tree planting & wildlife monitoring
  3. Clearing roads & building elephant deterrent fences
  4. Taking part in environmental education workshops
  5. Making paper out of elephant poop!

02

School Improvement (Tsavo)

The local school and educational facilities are very dilapidated and erosion from seasonal flooding is threatening the buildings foundations making them liable to collapse. You will help by building or renovating school buildings and tackling erosion so that the children have a clean and safe academic environment in which to thrive.

volunteer project

activities include

  1. Digging classroom foundations
  2. Laying bricks
  3. Plastering, painting and decorating buildings
  4. Making classroom furniture
  5. Erecting gabions to prevent further erosion

03

School Improvement & Traditional House Building (Muhaka)

Muhaka village remains one of the poorest communities in the area and many of its residents cannot afford to repair or rebuild their houses, which have deteriorated over time. The school is also in a constant state of disrepair. You will help by building traditional housing for people and supporting the ongoing renovation of the school.

volunteer project muhaka

activities include

  1. Helping to build a traditional house for needy families
  2. Take part in various environmentally friendly income generating activities e.g. tree planting
  3. Digging classroom foundations & laying bricks
  4. Plastering, painting and decorating buildings
  5. Making classroom furniture

 

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What people say

Marz, Larissa
I absolutely loved my time in Kenya - the people I met were amazing, the country is just incredible, and Camps really made my time there unforgettable! Larissa – Kenya
brown michael
I climbed Kilimanjaro, became a qualified scuba diver, met countless incredible people and played a part in some of the amazing ongoing Camps projects. If you're thinking about doing a trip with camps, BOOK IT... Michael – Kenya

Camp Tsavo

Camp Tsavo gives you the chance to experience life in the real African wilderness. Surrounded by the picturesque Marungu Hills that lie between the world famous Tsavo National Parks, this area is famed for its wildlife and the neighbouring Rukinga Wildlife Sanctuary plays an important role in providing a safe haven for elephants, lions, cheetahs and other amazing animals.

The camp itself is situated in the heart of the charming local village, where you will experience  authentic African culture and hospitality so welcoming that you won’t want to leave.

Location: 130 km (3-4 hours drive) from Mombasa Airport, 355 km (6-7 hours drive) from Nairobi Airport

Accommodation: Traditional bandas & tents with comfy mattresses & bedding. Modern showers & sinks

Power: Mains electricity backed up by generator (between 18:30 – 22:00). British 3 pin power sockets

Phone Signal: Intermittent

Meals: Three healthy, well balanced and tasty meals a day e.g. toast, sausage and omelette for breakfast; pasta, chicken stew/curry with chapatis and veg for lunch/dinner & fruit

Signature dish: Pilau (Swahili local food)

Social: Camp fire, football pitch, small bar & gift shop, town nearby

 

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Camp Muhaka

Set in the middle of a forest rich in palm and mango trees, Camp Muhaka is a beautiful permanent bush camp set within a small rural village in the foothills of the Shimba Hills National Reserve.

Camp Muhaka will quickly become your home away from home. With stylish traditional buildings and a great social scene, there’s plenty to keep you busy. Being in the heart of the village also has its perks; all your project sites are only a short walk away and you can walk with the children to and from school so you’ll be a local in no time!

Location: 50 km (1.5-2 hours drive) from Mombasa Airport, 540 km (8-9 hours drive) from Nairobi Airport

Accommodation: Traditional bandas with comfy mattresses & bedding. Modern toilets, showers & sinks

Power: Mains electricity backed up by generator (between 18:00 – 22:00). British 3 pin power sockets

Phone Signal: Intermittent

Meals: Three healthy, well balanced and tasty meals a day e.g. toast, cereal,  and omelette for breakfast; rice, beef stew/curry with veg for lunch/dinner & fruit

Signature dish: Ugali

Social: Chill out zone, Camp fire, pool table

 

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Camps crew

sammy k
Local camps crew

Sammy K

He greets problems with ‘Hakuna Matata’, Swahili for ‘no worries’. Sammy K will always have you smiling and get you energised for project work. Known to chase elephants out of camp and source birthday cakes in the middle of Tsavo National Park, he’s an all round champ.

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Day to day - Sample itinerary

Day 01

Karibu Kenya!

You will arrive into either Mombasa or Nairobi where you will be met by a member of our local team and transferred to our charming Camp Muhaka. Upon arrival you’ll receive a warm welcome from our legendary camp staff. You’ll be shown around your new African home by our camp manager and briefed by our project manager on the work you will be undertaking.

Day 02-03

Beach chill out days

Before you throw yourself into projects, you have a couple of days to spend relaxing on Kenya’s stunning coast. Diani beach is a little slice of paradise and is home to plenty of great shops, restaurants and beach bars.

Day 04-09

Project work

Let the project work begin. You will spend the next 6 days helping to improve school infrastructure and homes for members of the community who need it the most within the village. You will work in collaboration with local tradesmen on home improvements, building school desks and classrooms.

Day 10-11

Beach chill out days

And relax… two more well earned days off on the beautiful Diani beach.

Day 12-13

Community projects

Get stuck back into project work.

Day 14

Tsavo bound!

Today we head to our wonderful Camp Tsavo in the Kisigau Corridor, nestled between Kenya’s stunning Tsavo East and Tsavo West National Parks. The journey is approx. 4 hours and upon arrival you will be greeted by your new camp crew and shown around your beautiful bush home.

Day 15

Project work

You will spend the day working on projects at a nearby school. Your efforts will be focused on improving facilities and infrastructure for students.

Day 16

Cultural exchange

A unique glimpse into the day to day lives of rural African communities. You’ll have the privilege of meeting a truly inspiring women’s group who are supporting themselves through a number of micro finance initiatives.

Day 17

Chill out day in Voi

We’ll take you to a nearby lodge and restaurant within the local town of Voi. Here you will enjoy a delicious Swahili lunch before an afternoon relaxing by the pool. On the way back to camp we will visit at a Maasai village.

Day 18-22

Community projects

Back to projects; you’ll continue your work at local schools.

Day 23

Marungu Hills trek

In the morning we’ll head off on a trek to the beautiful Marungu hills. In the afternoon we’ll chow down on a picnic lunch in ancient caves whilst taking in the impressive panoramic views of Rukinga sanctuary.

Day 24

Chill out day in Voi

Another day off to chill out, relax and explore.

Day 25-26

Community projects

Back to projects; you’ll continue your work at local schools.

Day 27

Wildlife & environmental conservation

Spend the morning at the beautiful Rukinga Game Reserve; watching animals in their natural habitat on a breathtaking Safari game drive. You’ll also learn about key conservation issues that are prevalent in this area whilst contributing to initiatives designed to counteract the human-wildlife conflict.

Day 28

Departure day

We’ll say our goodbyes and transfer you back to the airport (Mombasa or Nairobi).

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What's included

Food
Drinking water
Accommodation
Safari game drive
Hills and caves trek
Pre-travel support from dedicated team
In country support from dedicated local team
In-country airport & activity transfers
All project costs and materials
Orientation and language lessons
24-hour emergency support
Camps t-shirt

 

don’t forget… flights, travel insurance, visas and vaccinations.

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