This trip is for the most part not a tourist trip. You get to be a tourist on the beach in Mombasa and on safari, but what makes the greatest impact on most of our students is when we get to meet the local people in Nairobi and in the mountain village Wundanyi, where Høgtun has a friendship school.
In Nairobi we work together with Chrisc (Christian Sports Contact). We visit different kinds of orphanages. The students get to work in an orphanage and visit schools. Chrisc arranges a great football and volleyball tournament in the Githogoro slum, which the Høgtun students sponsor. We visit the Matare slum where we go to a Church service and visit families.
Høgtun has a friendship school in the small mountain village Wundayi, where we get to know the students at the school through activities, a discussion forum and home visits. Every year a student from this school comes to Norway to go to Høgtun for a year.
We conclude the trip in Mombasa where we get to be tourists, live in a hotel and relax on the beach. The contrast to what we have experienced during the rest of the trip, will be great.
Safari and mountain hike
In Masai Mara we go on a safari. The wildlife is great, with opportunities of seeing lions, cheetahs, elephants, zebras, giraffes, gazelles, antelopes, ostriches, buffaloes etc… (Although we cannot guarantee that we’ll see all of these animals, past experience is that we get to see most of them. We have for example seen lions all the six years we have made the trip.) The mountain hike goes up to a volcano called Mount Longanot, which is in the Rift Valley (between Nairobi and Masai Mara).
This trip takes about three weeks.
Feel the difference between poverty and wealth
Beach life in Mombasa
Go to different slums in Nariobi
Work for a day in an orphanage
Visit the mountain village Woundayi in Taita Hills
Stay for a night with a Kenyan family in Woundanyi
Mountain hike on a volcano in Rift valley
Get to know about Kenyan culture and daily life from close up