Tsavo Community Outreach
Each year, an inspiring group of professionals from a variety of industries come together in Kenya with a common goal, to do something amazing.
Camps International are partnered with charity Global Angels to build a sustainable model of community development in the Kisigau Corridor, nestled between Kenya’s stunning Tsavo East and Tsavo West National Parks. Together, our aim is to collaborate with local leaders and empower communities with the resources to thrive. Resources such as easy access to water, education, health care, small business development and sustainable energy.
Your participation in the Tsavo Community Outreach trip allows you to not only make a charitable donation, but also to see the issues on the ground and contribute to the ongoing solutions. You will be working alongside a group of motivated, like minded philanthropists including Global Angels founder and CEO, Molly Bedingfield.
You have the unique opportunity to work alongside Molly and contribute to daily feedback and review discussions. You will reflect on the work you have been involved in and be encouraged to bring ideas to the table which Molly could implement via Global Angels to further build on the transformation of the community. These discussions provide fantastic coaching and personal development opportunities for anyone who is interested to learn more about charity, CSR and social enterprise.
STEP UP… BE AN ANGEL. For those of your wishing to support the project further, you could consider making an additional donation of £250 directly to Global Angels.
The impact you will make
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.
- Digging classroom foundations
- Laying bricks
- Plastering, painting and decorating buildings
- Making classroom furniture
- Erecting gabions to prevent further erosion
Empowering Communities (Tsavo)
In this rural area most people are living below the poverty line and daily access to water is just one of the critical issues facing the community. You will get the chance to work alongside a group of inspirational women who are already running a number of successful micro finance initiatives. You will assist the women in their daily tasks and help them with ideas and solutions for ongoing growth and success, for them and the wider community.
- Shadowing the women in the running of their businesses
- Visiting a local water pan and learning about the key issues
- Group sessions to discuss and brainstorm potential water solutions
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Camp Tsavo gives you the chance to experience life in the real African wilderness. Surrounded by the picturesque Marungu Hills that lie close to the world famous Tsavo National Parks, this area is famed for its wildlife and 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
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.
Day to day Sample itinerary
You arrive into Mombasa airport where you will be met by a member of the local Camps International team and transferred to Camp Tsavo. Your first evening is dedicated to orientation for you and your travelling team. You will get to know each other whilst learning more about the Tsavo region and the key issues that the communities face on a daily basis.
Primary school project
Located within a 20 minute drive from camp, Sasyeni Primary school is dilapidated and water is scarce. You will work on projects designed to directly improve infrastructure, you will also learn about existing initiatives, including the invaluable feeding programme, which has been funded by The Global Angels Foundation.
Tumani women's group
Today you have the privilege to visit Mama Mercy who is a true inspiration and a natural entrepreneur. You will learn more about her impressive journey, leading a group of women to run a number of successful and profitable micro finance initiatives, within a hugely challenging environment. This day will include a visit to a local water pan where you will see, first hand, the extent of the water crisis in this region.
The morning will be spent putting the final touches to your project efforts and saying your goodbyes to the team and children at Sasyeni School. Many of our volunteers choose to bring donations for the school and for the children and this morning provides the perfect opportunity to hand over your gifts. The afternoon will be spent at the beautiful Voi Wildlife Lodge which is home to a natural waterhole attracting big game, including elephant, lion, cheetah, buffalo as well as a rich variety of birdlife.
Tsavo East National Park safari
You return to Tsavo East National Park for a day of Safari, which includes lunch at the breath-taking Voi Safari Lodge.
Transfer to Mombasa Airport and depart or transfer to Diani for 3-night beach break
(please note beach break is optional and not included within the package price – more information below)
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Don’t forget… flights, travel insurance, visas and vaccinations. Please note, you must be over 18 years old at time of departure.