Conservation & environment

Kids Chimping Around in Greystoke

17 March 2018

Last weekend we had the privilege of hosting a troop of children from the local primary school, Katumbi, who we support through our Nomad Trust down in Mahale. The top students from class seven (the final year of primary school) were chosen and given the chance to spend the day at Greystoke Mahale. Early in the morning 30 school kids were whizzed over the lake on our trusty camp boat, taxiing them into camp.

The kids had the most fantastic time. Their day was filled with a tour around camp, meeting the Greystoke crew and learning more about their Nomad neighbours. From cooks to chimp trekkers, the students had a chance to hear first-hand what sort of careers are possible around the Mahale mountains. The majority of these kids come from fishing and farming families, and a village with very limited job opportunities.

Of course they got to have some fun in camp too, it wouldn't have been a true Greystoke experience if they didn't.
And to top it all off... they all got to go chimp trekking and were lucky enough to meet some of the M-community!

A huge thanks to the Greystoke guys and gals for putting this fab day together.

Read more about it on our Greystoke blog

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