Kenya International Award Silver Expedition

Experience life in the Kenyan bush on this exciting 7 day expedition. As you trek through some of the most amazing landscapes you will work on many of the key skills required to complete your Silver Adventurous Journey.

  • Location Kenya, Africa
  • Duration 8 days
  • Expedition Type Adventures By Camps

This adventurous expedition will increase your independence and give you a sense of personal responsibility, as well as developing your communication, navigation, self-reliance and team building skills. Get involved with some traditional culture with the local community and keep your eyes peeled as you enjoy a trip to the Rukinga Wildlife Sanctuary.


A fully supported expedition, from start to finish

Your expedition cost is comprehensive and covers the incredible activities you’ll be taking part in, as well as the extensive support you’ll receive in the lead up to, and during, your expedition.

Don’t forget you’ll also need your vaccinations, visas, kit and some spending money. You can find guidance on all of these on your personal Traveller Gateway once you sign up.

  • Ongoing pre-expedition support
  • All meals
  • Unlimited drinking water
  • All accommodation mentioned in the itinerary
  • Project costs
  • Leader and staff costs
  • Orientation and language lessons
  • 24 hour emergency support

This sample itinerary will give you an insight into what you’ll be getting up to. Please note, the exact projects, activities and camps may change closer to the time of your expedition.

Day Activities More details
Day 1 Arrive and head to Camp Tsavo Upon arrival at the airport, you will be met by one of our local staff members, who will accompany you to our flagship camp, Camp Tsavo. Following some time settling into your home away from home, there will be a safety orientation and briefing on what you can expect from your expedition. followed by a traditional dinner and a restful evening in camp. You will have the opportunity to look over the preparation work you should have completed prior to the expedition and make plans for possible obstacles you may face.
Day 2 Key skills Today you will spend time familiarising yourself with the equipment and techniques you will be required to use on your expedition. These include setting up a ‘bare earth’ camp, cooking on open fires and learning important emergency procedures.
Day 3 Planning and preparation Preparation is key – today you will set out to explore the local town and markets in order to purchase food required for your trip. In the afternoon you will work in teams with your route maps to finalise your journey. You will also have a chance to practice pitching your tent and cooking with the local equipment provided.
Day 4 Trek begins in Kale (7hrs) After starting the morning with a hearty breakfast, you will be transferred to Kale – this is where you trek will begin. You will then spend the day walking through pastures and undulating low lying hills to the first night’s camp, where you will put your preparation into practice and cook your first meal under the stars before heading to sleep in your tent.
Day 5 Trek to Camp Malombo (7hrs) Following a breakfast cooked by yourselve, you will head off on today’s route. This will head downhill and take you through rural ranch land before ascending to Camp Malombo on the plateau where you will spend the night.
Day 6 Final day of trekking (7hrs) Once you have packed up all your gear and enjoyed your last campsite breakfast you will head to the high ground of the Marangu hills. Here you will enjoy spectacular views over the plains below before descending and looping back to complete your journey. Once back at Camp Tsavo you will get to enjoy a celebratory dinner and campfire.
Day 7 Safari After three days of walking, you will get to spend today enjoying a safari around the spectacular Tsavo East National Park. The region is host to a variety of wildlife and, with any luck, you may get to see one or more of the Big 5. Please note – there may be other options available depending on the time of year and the preference of the team.
Day 8 Departure Depending on your flight times you may have the opportunity to buy souvenirs at a local curio shop before your transfer to the airport for your journey home.

Having worked with Camps International for over five years, I love seeing the change in our travellers when they come back from an expedition with us. It is amazing to see how they grow in self-confidence, empathy and have a greater understanding of the world around them and the adventures it holds for them.


Our local camp legends

Our camps are staffed by members of the community who will make you feel like a local in no time. These legends will make your expedition spectacular and will show you the very best of their home country.

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