Frequently asked Questions

camp overview

​Sustainability lies at the core of Chyulu Wilderness Camp. We use locally grown food, sustainable energy sources and water from the local pump, exposing the students to more ecofriendly ways of living.

The education the students receive will be the first step in a long-term process of changing mindsets through awareness of economic and environmental difficulties in other parts of the world that they would not usually be exposed to in everyday life.
The Chyulu Codes and Guidelines are our behaviour expectations for students on the programme. They will be shared with groups prior to their trip.
​No – if necessary, there would be punishment for disobeying the Chyulu Codes based on the severity of offense, but expulsion would not be an option.
In the launching stage, we will not allow parents to join the students. Regular updates will be sent from our Camp Directors to the families during the programme.
The price of $4900 USD will cover all transport, medical and travel insurance, accomodation, food, and the safari experience expenses. There are no other expenses.
A reservation will be confirmed upon payment. Up to 60 days before the chosen session, reimbursement is in full.

safety at camp

No vaccinations are needed for your stay as the altitude at the camp guarantees safety from most tropical diseases. We will advise you on the necessary medical requirements ahead of your booking.

It is forbidden to self-medicate in accordance with the Chyulu Codes. All medicine must be handed in to the nurse. Students are reminded of the Codes upon arrival.

There is no communication between parents and students during the camp, except in the case of an emergency. Parents may call the camp director, if urgent.

Computers are available at the library and can be used by students to email their parents when they arrive at the camp.

​No – if necessary, there would be punishment for disobeying the Chyulu Codes based on the severity of offense, but expulsion would not be an option.
There is a hotel within the premises of the airport. If the group or an individual has to stay the night, then a CWC member of staff would stay with them.

education & camp curriculum

“Classes” in the traditional sense are not part of the standard programme. There will be, however, allocated hours for reflection and self-study.

Yes, we have a library in the main building, with computer stations that can be used for research purposes.
Yes. As part of the programme, students will participate in flora and fauna based activities, including a guided visit of the cloud forest with a botanist.

Yes, over the course of their week at CWC there will be activities such as yoga, healing forest walks, tribal music, and workshops.

We have a standard programme, covering our four main pillars: Adventure expedition, Community volunteering, Conservation, and Mindfulness. If there are specific activities you would like to do with your students, we would need to organise these in advance with the
person responsible for Activities at the camp.

CWC has its own staff to assist and support your teachers every step of the way.
We strongly advise work to be done both before and after the students’ time at CWC to ensure an all-encompassing experience. With this in mind, preparatory work is crucial in order to maximise the lessons learnt whilst at CWC.

We will send you some documents ahead of the visit to facilitate preparation work.
Permanent camp staff members are responsible for all camp activities. Visiting staff are welcome to participate in evening activities with the students.
Teachers are responsible for chaperoning the visiting students during all activities, and to be a point of reference for visiting students so they feel comfortable with the Chyulu staff.

For every 10 paying students, we can offer 1 freeteacher and 1 free student.

what happens after camp?

Every student will leave the camp with their own conservation project, created during the programme, which they will present to their peers on the last day of camp.

For students counting on this experience as a main component of IB CAS/A-level EPQ, we require schools to contact us beforehand.
We believe that it will be useful and beneficial for students to spend some time digesting their experience at CWC through reflective journaling, creative expression, carrying out surveys and presenting to their local communities at home. We will also work with the schools to debrief the students in order to monitor the programme continuously.

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