Camp Kenya Scuba School Expedition
Kenya is home to some of Africa’s finest beaches, most amazing wildlife and scenery. From open savannahs and vibrant deserts to mountains and cool highland retreats. Whilst on your 4 week life-enhancing school expedition look out for some of the world’s most spectacular wildlife including elephants, zebras, giraffes, big cats and monkeys as you safari through the exceptional Tsavo National Park.
Kenya has a diverse population, including the world famous, tall, red-robed Maasai tribe who live around the Kenya – Tanzania border. Meet the inspiring Mamas of the local villages as they welcome you to the community and teach you some of their traditional skills.
Take on the challenge of mastering the fundamentals of scuba diving. Learn about your equipment and different diving techniques in a confined environment before undertaking series of open water dives surrounded by marine life whilst completing your PADI Open Water Dive Course. Keep your eyes peeled for turtles, dolphins and fish of all shapes and colours.
Camp Kenya Scuba School Expedition
the impact you will make
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, such as improving natural waterholes and planting indigenous trees to safeguard the future for these wonderful animals.
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.
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.
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
Signature dish: Pilau (Swahili local food)
Social: Camp fire, football pitch, small bar & gift shop, town nearby
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: 1.5-2 hours drive from Mombasa Airport
Accommodation style: Traditional bandas and tents with comfy mattresses and bedding. Modern toilets, showers and sinks
Power: Mains electricity backed up by generator (between 18:00 – 22:00). British 3 pin power sockets
Social area: Based right in the heart of the community, in walking distance to project sites and a short drive to the beach. Chill out zone with camp fire and pool table
Signature dish: Ugali
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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