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Roots & Shoots · Wildlife Conservacation Camp in Kenya
- A chance for young people and their parents to participate in wildlife conservation work, learn about wildlife conservation and wildlife trafficking, in order to have a better understanding of the current situation of global wildlife conservation and environmental protection.
- Enables participants to experience culture, belief and custom of Kenya, broaden their global prospective and understanding of the diverse world
- Enable the participants to form a deeper relationship with nature and inspire their passion for environmental protection.
- Certificate of Participation from Roots & Shoots
Upon completing the camp, you will receive a certificate of participation issued by Roots & Shoots Beijing Center.
- Opportunity for your article to be published
You will have the opportunity for your article about this camp to be published by one of our partner newspapers or magazines.
- VIP guest at Roots & Shoots sharing sessions
You will be invited as our honored guest to share your experiences and stories of the camp at our sharing sessions.
- Recommendation letter from Roots & Shoots
You will receive a recommendation letter for your university or work application issued by the Executive Director of Roots & Shoots (Beijing) Center.
After breakfast, you will be driven to the famous David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. You have the opportunity to adopt an orphaned elephant and learn more about African elephant conservation.
In the afternoon, you will visit the Giraffe Centre where you will encounter the famous Rothschild Giraffe and then learn more about the conservation of this critically endangered species.
Today will be an early start. After a breakfast, you will be driven to Soysambu Conservancy (approx. 4 hours). You will take part in an anti-poaching patrol with rangers and experience their daily work. All rangers will be armed for your safety and protection. You will also be informed on the current poaching situation in Kenya. Drive back to the hotel in the evening.
After breakfast we will leave for Ol Pejeta Conservancy (approx. 4 hours drive) and then check into your accommodation.
An introductory talk on the conservancy will be held after lunch as well as a safety demonstration and wildlife conservation training. We will then begin our meet-and-greets starting with the famous black rhino, Baraka, and the last two remaining northern white rhinos, Najin and Fatu. The scientists there will present their conservation work and what they are doing to save this critically endangered species.
A night safari drive guided by the rangers will take you on an exciting journey to see the animals after dark.
After breakfast, drive to the Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary established by Dr. Jane Goodall. There, you will learn several facts about chimpanzees and the stories behind each of the Centre’s resident. In the afternoon, you will embark on a chimpanzee tracking expedition by following a chimpanzee and taking photos or drawing pictures to record their daily life and more about their behavior.
Dr. Jane Goodall initially established this chimpanzee sanctuary as a refuge for chimpanzees rescued from the wildlife trafficking. Scientists are now studying their behavior.
You will return to the Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary again in the morning to feed the chimpanzees and clean the Sanctuary with the staff.
In the afternoon, an exhibition of your chimpanzee photos and drawings will be displayed for all to see. You will be telling their stories and all the knowledge you’ve gathered of chimpanzees in the past few days to tourists visiting the Sanctuary.
Go hiking in the Conservancy with rangers to learn survival skills in the wild and how to collect biological data. Visit Dr. Jane Goodall Leadership Academy after lunch. You will have the opportunity to meet, communicate and build friendships with local students.
Drive back to Nairobi (approx. 4 hours) and visit the famous Masai Market to experience the Nairobi culture.
After dinner, you will prepare a presentation for tomorrow’s sharing session.
After breakfast, visit the UNEP in Nairobi, where you will learn how they conduct wildlife conservation work in Africa and then share your feelings and experiences from this Camp. An award ceremony will be held and our representative will hand out Roots & Shoots certificates to you.
Your Wildlife Conservation Camp will come to an end after lunch and you will be transferred to the international airport for your departure home.
How to cancel your booking
- Please inform us ASAP if you are unable to attend due to any reason, we shall cancel your reservation and refund to you according to the refund conditions.
- If we cancel the camp, we will endeavour to inform you at our earliest and shall provide you with full refund.
How to apply for a refund
If you are unable to participate in the camp for whatever reason, we will only refund you if your application for refund is made 6 weeks before the departure date, we will deduct our service fee from the payment amount.
Please note that we cannot provide refund, for any reason whatsoever, if you apply 6 weeks or less before the departure date.