Category: African hikes

Kenya 2022 with Camps International

I am sat perched on a rock under a star spangled African sky, the air is cool now the sun has dropped behind the distant range of hills separated by an acacia studded red earth plain. I can see the flickering tongues of flame of the campfire and somewhere in the distance I can hear

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#MarchforDoddie. Trekking the High Atlas

Doddie Weir was a legend as a rugby player, a towering presence in the Scottish second row he was once described by the legendary commentator Bill McLaren as being “On the charge like a mad giraffe”….he was also widely regarded as one of the most likeable men in rugby and so when, after his playing

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Mount Elgon with Tribal Tracks and 40tude

Sometimes I feel incredibly lucky to do the job I do, not just because I get to visit some fantastic places but because I get involved with some amazing and inspiring people. 40tude are a charity working towards finding a cure for colon cancer and it was my pleasure to lead a group of fundraisers

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Mount Elgon via the Sipi Falls Trail

In addition to having the right set of skills and an always sunny disposition there are moments of serendipity in freelance life that can end up leading in completely unexpected directions. I was perusing the Freelance Outdoor Instructors Facebook page one day when I saw a request for information from anyone who had climbed Elgon,

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Tanzania 2019

I had had my appetite for Tanzania whetted in February when I had a short visit with Camps International to the Moshi region so was very excited to be heading back there for the Summer for an extended trip with Camps International (again) and 33 boys from West Hill School in Stalybridge. The Summer expedition

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Kenya with DBS JP and Camps International

Kenya is a truly wonderful country to visit. It’s a beautiful country of red earth and green plants, of friendly, exuberant people and stunning wildlife and we have been lucky enough to visit the excellent Camp Tsavo on three occasions now. Whilst visits one and two were fantastic, it really was a case of third

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Tanzania with Blyth Academy and Camps International

Over the last couple of years I have been very lucky to visit East Africa on a number of occasions and it is a place that definitely captivates and interests me. My first trip with Camps International was to Uganda in 2015, it was very meaningful for me, aside from the project work we did

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Kenya with Camps International and GIS

Kenya for me is the quintessential Africa, a land of open savannah, red earth, wild animals and leaping Masai warriors, so when I got the chance to lead an expedition there with Camps International and GIS it was too good a chance to turn down. We comprised a truly international group with team members coming

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25.-29.7.15 Walking with; Kennet School Team 2 Full album from the trek Mount Elgon National Park lies on the Kenya/Uganda border and is named for the extinct volcano that dominates the park itself. The caldera caused by the collapse of the volcanic cone is reckoned to be the world’s largest and creates an impressive feature

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