Kenya Trek Expedition

From open savannahs and vibrant deserts to rural villages with the friendliest of people – this expedition will immerse you in all that Kenya has to offer and leave you with memories that last a lifetime.

  • Location Kenya, Africa
  • Duration 4 weeks
  • Expedition Type Trek

Work hand in hand with locals, becoming immersed in the culture, learning traditional skills and making a measurable impact through project work. Experience the incredible wildlife Kenya is famous for, whilst helping to protect their natural habitats and safeguard their futures. You’ll also take on the challenge of trekking to the summit of Mount Kenya and have the chance to spot the Big 5 of the animal kingdom when you head out on safari.

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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
  • Flights
  • In country transfers
  • Travel insurance
  • Food and accommodation
  • Adventure challenge
  • Project costs
  • Leader and staff costs
  • Camps t-shirt
  • Orientation and language lessons
  • 24 hour emergency support
  • Reserve location

 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 in Kenya You’ll be met at the airport by one of our awesome Camp Kenya crew who will take you to your accommodation for the evening.
Day 2 Head to your first camp After breakfast, we will hit the road and head to the first camp of your expedition. On arrival, you will be met by the Camp Manager who will give you an arrival briefing, camp orientation and village tour. There will be some time to relax before you get stuck into some community focused project work.
Day 3 – 8 Community project work Over the next few days, you will be working on important community projects that are making a measurable impact in the local area, such as helping to build classrooms, constructing and refurbishing community buildings and installing water storage systems. In the evenings, you will have plenty of time to relax and take in the local culture.
Day 9 Journey to the next camp Today you will be transferred to your next camp. Located on the edge of a national park, it truly is a beautiful location and will quickly become your home away from home for the next few days.
Day 10 Embark on a safari adventure After an early breakfast, you’ll embark on an unforgettable safari at Tsavo East National Park, one of Kenya’s top wildlife destinations. Keep your eyes peeled and you may be able to spot a variety of wildlife including elephants, lions, giraffes and zebras to name a few.
Day 11 – 16 Environmental project work Over the next few days you will get your hands dirty with some environmental project work. This could include tree planting and goat de-worming. You’ll learn why these projects are so important and how working alongside local people can help sustain their long-term impact.
Day 17 Wildlife conservation work Today, you will be getting your hands dirty on wildlife conservation project work. Work with local people to help make elephant deterrent fences (the method regarded by locals as the best way to deter elephants from their farms without harming the animals). You’ll also participate in an educational environmental workshop, making paper out of elephant dung to bring a source of income to the local community. In the afternoon, you’ll get to visit the world famous Maasai tribe, learning about their unique culture and traditions.
Day 18 – 19 Get prepared for the trek Transfer to your next camp where you will spend the next two days preparing for your upcoming trek. You will have some time to relax and get your equipment in order so you’re all set for your adventure challenge.
Day 20 – 25 Mount Kenya Trek Over the next five days, you will tackle a mountain trek through stunning landscapes that will take you through open savannahs and equatorial rainforests before reaching Point Lenana on Mount Kenya – the second highest mountain in Africa. On the final day of the trek, you will wake in the early hours of the morning and attempt to summit the mountain to witness a spectacular sunrise – an achievement unlike any other.
Day 26 Kwaheri from Kenya We’ll say our final farewells (or Kwaheri in Swahili) before transferring you back to the airport in time for your flight home.

How you’ll make a difference

You’ll work on a range of projects throughout your expedition, each aligned to the UN Sustainable Development Goals and designed to make a significant and lasting impact on the region’s most critical issues. 

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School improvements and conservation work

Many local schools are in very dilapidated buildings which suffer from erosion and seasonal flooding. You’ll help to build or renovate school buildings so that local children have a clean and safe academic environment. You’ll also 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 for habitat and food sources.

UN Sustainable Development Goals
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No poverty

End poverty in all its forms everywhere

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Zero hunger

End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture

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Quality education

Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all

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Gender equality

Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

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Reduce inequalities

Reduce inequality within and among countries

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Climate action

Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

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Life on land

Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

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Community development and coastal forest protection

Muhaka village remains one of the poorest communities in Kenya. You will help to support community development projects such as traditional house building and school improvements. You may also work on our reforestation projects within the sacred Kaya forest, an improtant habitat home to many species of monkeys.

UN Sustainable Development Goals
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No poverty

End poverty in all its forms everywhere

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Quality education

Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all

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Gender equality

Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

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Clean water and sanitation

Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all

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Decent work and economic growth

Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all

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Reduce inequalities

Reduce inequality within and among countries

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Climate action

Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

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Life below water

Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

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Life on land

Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

Experience the local way of life in our authentic camps 

Our camps are the heart of our expeditions. Built and staffed by locals in the traditional style, and located within the heart of communities, they are the perfect place to relax after a day of project work. You’ll get to stay in a number of camps during your expedition, which could include those featured below. 

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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: 3-4 hours drive from Mombasa Airport, 6-7 hours drive from Nairobi Airport
  • Accommodation style: traditional bandas, bunk beds with comfy mattresses and bedding.
  • Showers: modern showers and sinks
  • Power: mains electricity backed up by generator (between 18:30 – 22:00). British 3 pin power sockets
  • Social area: amazing views from camp. Camp fire, football pitch, small bar and gift shop, town nearby
  • Signature dish: Chef Geoffrey’s amazing chapatis will be one of the highlights of your whole trip – they are that good!
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Camp Muhaka

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
  • Bed Type: comfy mattresses and bedding
  • Toilets: modern toilets
  • Showers: modern 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 & Rice
Tried, tested, loved

Mt. Kenya was an amazing challenge with a fantastic reward at the summit. We all worked extremely well and built on many skills through a great experience

Scott, Camp Kenya 2019

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. 

Eric

“I am truly honoured to have been working with Camps International for over 10 years, driving our travellers in my ‘Disco Truck’! I enjoy taking everyone safely to project sites and seeing how they are helping to change peoples lives. I love what I do!”

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