Discover Kenya – Sports Development Programme

In Kenya, structured sports education and inter-school competition is virtually non-existent due to a lack of resources and time. Over the past 5 years, we have developed SDX to promote sport and physical education in   Kenyan schools whilst using it as a powerful educational and social development tool.

Highlights
  • Instil values such as discipline, teamwork, respect and fair play
  • Foster skills such as leadership, problem solving and organisation
  • Bridge cultural and ethnic divides and address gender equality
  • Improve health and fitness
  • Identify and harness talent and create ambition

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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 between the world famous Tsavo National Parks, this area is famed for its wildlife and the neighbouring Rukinga Wildlife Sanctuary plays an important role in 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

Phone Signal: Intermittent

Meals: Three healthy, well balanced and tasty meals a day e.g. toast, sausage and omelette for breakfast; pasta, chicken stew/curry with chapatis and veg for lunch/dinner & fruit

Signature dish: Pilau (Swahili local food)

Social: Camp fire, football pitch, small bar & gift shop, town nearby

 

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Camp Legends

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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Day to day - Sample itinerary

Day 01

Arrive

One of our in-country team will meet you at the airport and transfer you to Camp Tsavo. The drive is through local communities and you’ll get your first taste of Africa with views of breathtaking scenery. Once you’ve arrived, unpack and settle into your accommodation before meeting your Kenyan family for the next few days including the legend that is Sammy K and local hero Mama Mercy.

Day 02

Sports brief, school orientation & Swahili lessons

This morning will be spent visiting the school for a formal introduction to school students you will be spending time with. After lunch you will start working on the school facilities; clearing and marking the field, painting the goal posts in preparation for coaching.

Day 03 - 05

Sports Development Project

The next three days will be spent with the students, selecting players from different classes to several teams. Only then does coaching kick off for either football, netball, athletics and hockey.

Day 06

Inter-classes Sports Festival

Today, you will need to organise and run the sports festival. It will be a stiff competition between the teams you’ve been coaching and at the end the winning team will stand out to represent the school in any other inter-school sports events in the county thereafter.

Day 07

Game Safari in Rukinga Sanctuary

Rukinga Sanctuary is one of the wildlife corridors linking the famous Tsavo East and Tsavo West National Parks. It covers 80,000 acres and is dominated by acacia woodland which is a haven for a variety of wildlife species e.g. elephant, buffalo, giraffe, antelope and cheetahs, as well as more than 50 bird species. The day is crowned with watching the sun go down ‘Sundowners’ from the ‘Pride Rock’.

Day 08

Transfer to Airport & Depart

Say Kwaheri (goodbye) and transfer to Mombasa International Airport for your flight back to Dubai.

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What's included

Comprehensive travel insurance
UK Expedition Leader
Fully staffed camps and local guides
Entrance fees for all sights in the itinerary
All itinerary transfers in private vehicles
Accommodation
All meals
Unlimited drinking water
Project costs and management
24 hour support throughout expedition

 

Please Note: Prices stated are excluding flights. Although it is our intention to operate the itinerary as detailed above, it may be necessary to make some changes as a result of climatic conditions, alterations to flight schedules, or other operational factors.