Social Impact Trips to Kenya



Patrick Foster The Educator Head of School Travel

Whatever it is you are looking for when it comes to trips to Kenya, at MSG Tours we are fortunate to offer expert insight and first-hand experience and knowledge from our very own Patrick Foster. Having been born in Nairobi and brought up in the heart of Kenya’s Great Rift Valley, Patrick has an unrivalled passion for the country and can offer an abundance of inside information when planning your trip.

His passion for education, sport, wildlife, philanthropy and the people of Kenya is highly infectious and has proved invaluable in designing itineraries that combine the best of Kenya and a chance to experience a life-changing and hugely rewarding trip whatever the purpose of your trip.

With Patrick’s knowledge of the country, expertise on the locations and background in teaching provide the perfect combination when it comes to any trip to Kenya and will guarantee an experience that will shape you forever and create unbeatable memories.

To find out more about our Study and Sport trips to Kenya please contact Patrick on 07979382254.

Patrick Foster, Head of Cricket Tours

patrick@msgtours.com
07979 382254


Curriculum Themes

Leadership Skills

Teamwork

Global Awareness

Social Impact

Cultural Immersion

Why Kenya?

Kenya is a country of huge contrast and diversity, from its landscape to demographic, and more so its social and economic inequalities. 42% of the 44 million population live below the poverty line with agriculture and tourism being the main sources of income. Kenya and its people need and appreciate all the help they can get, so why not go and make a small change with a large impact. Experience what will undoubtedly be a life-changing and most rewarding experience that could completely alter your perspective forever. This trip provides students with the ultimate philanthropic venture and the chance to change someone’s life for the better.

Make a difference

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 wild-life 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.

 

What to do on a social impact trip to Kenya?

There are a number of truly incredible activities for students to explore in Kenya. Here we have just a few excursions we can include in a bespoke and totally unique itinerary.

Time will be spent working on some of the necessary projects at one of the local schools within the community of the camp. The school infrastructure is dilapidated, and water is scarce, therefore, projects will be related to improving the infrastructure, such as classrooms, toilet blocks, soil erosion or installing water harvesting systems. Students will also get the chance to play games and sing songs with the local children.

Students will interact with a local women’s group and learn about the daily challenges that the women and their families face. They will assist them on their farms by cultivating or harvesting, which is their main source of income, and you will also learn how to make beaded jewellery which is another income generating activity that they survive from.

Tsavo East National Park is one of the oldest and largest parks in Kenya. It is generally flat with dry plains across which the Galana River flow. It is one of the world’s largest game reserves providing undeveloped wilderness homes to vast numbers of animals including the larger mammals such as elephants, rhinos, buffalos, lions, leopards, hippos and crocodiles.

Gain an understanding, and experience first-hand, the challenges of human wildlife conflict and the possible ways of mitigating such issues through initiatives such as maintaining an oil and rope fence which is highly regarded by locals as one of the main ways of reducing the conflict.

In addition, you can also fill your days with the following

  • Visit a Maasai tribe
  • Marungu Hills eco walk
  • Hot air balloon over Maasai Mara

Example Itineraries

Our educational travel experts have spent considerable time crafting a selection of ready-made itineraries for your Social impact trip to Kenya, which you will find below. However, we can also create a tailored itinerary to meet the educational needs of your group.

DAY1 Settle into camp and learn some Swahili

DAY2 Primary school project

DAY3 Primary school project

DAY4 Visit Tsavo East National Park

DAY5 Visit the Tumaini women’s group and Maasai tribe

DAY6 Elephant deterrent fence

DAY7 Return to UK.

Getting there

The best way to get to Kenya is to fly from either Heathrow or Gatwick to Nairobi or Addis Ababa and transfer to Mombasa, where a coach will meet you to transfer you to camp.

Where to Stay

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. There are traditional bandas & tents with comfy mattresses & bedding. Modern showers & sinks are also on site and there is electricity, backed up by a generator.

 

Super fun for kids too!

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When to visit Kenya?

The best wildlife viewing months are in dry season, late June to October, and October’s weather is ideal as there aren’t too many showers and the temperature is not too warm.

Our Recommendations

Find out what previous groups have done on their Trips:

Social Impact in Sri Lanka : Sir Roger Manwood’s School  took the opportunity to give back to the community by volunteering with FOG (Fountain of Goodness Foundation) to paint a local temple before a friendly softball match against local children from the charity.

Read about our other case studies here

 

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