Meet Phil, who although is well travelled himself is relatively new to Camps International.  October half term was the first time he had visited our Camps in Tanzania and Kenya  over to him‰!

 

Wow!! What a trip!

As a newcomer to Camps, I was in the same position as the accompanying teachers, wondering what the Recce had in store for us in Africa! Everything was packed, itineraries completed and what an action packed adventure it would be!

Landing in Tanzania, we were soon visiting our first camps at Mbokomu and Camp Kidia with our in country staff, Peter and Yusra as our guides. They really were the life and soul of our trip! Having personal guides who know the region intimately is really one of the highlights of a Camps expedition.

While on the recce we visited a number of Camps projects in the local communities. Visiting projects such as Sasenyi Primary School and seeing the difference an extra classroom had made to the children was truly inspiring.

The children in Tanzania and Kenya were so happy to see us. They ran up to us with big smiles on their faces and it reaffirmed the excellent work that Camps are doing, which made a lasting impact on everyone who attended.

My personal highlight was Camp Tanga which is situated by the beach in Tanzania, a truly spectacular place to stay. This is where you can undertake the Scuba part of your expedition, as well as contributing to the local schools project.

Another memorable experience was Camp Tsavo in the heart of a Kenyan national park. During our stay we saw an abundance of wildlife including, elephants, zebras, buffalo and Giraffe.

Our African recce was really effective in providing the teachers and staff (and me) with an insight into the country they will be visiting on expedition next year. We were able to see all of the camps, meet the local staff and most importantly, experience what an expedition will be like! And of course with all the hard work, there was a lot of fun and adventure along the way too!

Asante Sana to all

Philip Austin