Camp Kenya Community & Conservation 1 Month

You will spend four weeks working hand in hand with the local community in the Tsavo region of Kenya. Your role is to support and assist in our ongoing community and wildlife project initiatives in this stunning, yet extremely challenging environment.

This programme allows you the unique opportunity to fully immerse yourself in rural African life, whilst making a difference on projects designed to promote education and alleviate poverty, drought, and human wildlife conflict.


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Camp Kenya Community & Conservation 1 Month

$2,950 per traveller

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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 (Tsavo)

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.


School Improvement & Traditional House Building (Muhaka)

School Improvement (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.

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What people say

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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
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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 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


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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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Example itinerary

Day 01

Arrive Mombasa Airport & Transfer to Camp Tsavo

Camp Tsavo is located approximately 3-4 hours’ drive from Mombasa Airport. Here you will be warmly welcomed by our Camp Manger who will run a camp safety briefing and orientation of the camp. Our project leader will give you an overview of what your time will involve and finish your day practicing some Swahili phrases (local language) around the campfire.

Day 02

Project Orientation & School Visit

After a much needed sleep, our project leaders will take you round to visit the various locations where you will be doing your projects, to familiarize yourself with the areas and have a broad overview of the projects that you will be tackling as well as to establish your goals and objectives. You will also visit a local school and practice your Swahili phrases with school children as you get ready to solidly support the school project work.

Day 03-05

School project work

Let the project work begin! You will be helping to improve school infrastructure and facilities (e.g. building classrooms or toilet blocks, making desks, building and erecting gabions to counteract soil erosion).  You will work alongside our staff and local people, interacting with school children and supporting teachers in improving English speaking in the local schools.

Day 06

R&R Day Voi Town

You will be taken to a nice lodge/restaurant within the local town to enjoy some delicious local Swahili food and interact with the local people. Have a good rest and enjoy watching blue sky while basking under the sun. Go for a refreshing swim to cool your body in the pool. Grab some snacks from the local supermarkets and head back to camp (optional) via a Maasai village to experience a true part of traditional African Culture.

Day 07-11

School project work

You will spend the next 5 days continuing to improve school infrastructure and facilities and supporting teachers in the local school. You’ll feel really rewarded seeing the great impact your work has in the community.

Day 12

R&R Day to Voi Town

Today is your rest day and you will return to Voi town to enjoy some food and drinks at a local restaurant, have a dip in the pool and relax in the sun. You’ll get the chance to pick up some snacks at the supermarket before heading back to camp for the evening.

Day 13

Community service

On this day you will help local families with crop production & animal husbandry, i.e. administering livestock deworming. You’ll meet an group of inspiring local women who will teach you to make bead crafts and teach you more about African society.

Day 14-21

School project work

Your project work continues for the next few days.

Day 22

R&R Day to Voi Town

A well-earned rest day spent in Voi town, relaxing, eating and shopping.

Day 23

R&R in camp

Relax in camp, do your laundry, update your diary and just chill out and enjoy the day.

Day 24-25

Wildlife Conservation and Environmental Project Work

You will spend the day at Rukinga Wildlife Sanctuary where you will enjoy a safari and get involved in wildlife conservation project work. Help to make elephant deterrent fences – a method regarded by the locals as the best way to deter elephants from their farms and prevent human-animal conflict. You will also participate in education & environmental workshop: making paper out of elephant dung to bring a source of revenue to the community.

Day 26

Marungu Hills Trek & Survival Skills Day

Have breakfast in the Camp and get ready to join a full day adventure trek to the Marungu hills where you will enjoy a picnic lunch in ancient caves whilst enjoying the panoramic views of the Rukinga ranch. You will also practice bush survival skills which will involve making a bush shelter, making fire and Bushmen bow and arrow shooting.

Day 27

Environmental Project Work

On this day you will get to work with the local community group on indigenous tree planting project at their location; a project that benefits nature and mitigates carbon emission in the air. In the evening, you will play sports with local children and say farewell to your local friends that you’ve made during your stay.

Day 28

KWAHERI!! Departure Day

On this day we will say good bye as you head back to Mombasa airport before your scheduled flight.

Please note:

This itinerary is for example purposes only and is subject to change.


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What's included

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


Don’t forget… flights, travel insurance, visas and vaccinations. Please note, you must be over 18 years old at time of departure.

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