A bunch of secondary college college students from Thanet have described their go to to the Maasai Mara Nationwide Reserve in Kenya as a “dream come true”.
The week-long journey was funded by presenter and wildlife professional Steve Backshall.
The six college students went on safari, visited a rhino and elephant conservation centre and met native Maasai villagers.
Thanet is within the high ten most disadvantaged areas of the nation.
Steve Backshall is finest recognized for presenting BBC’s Lethal 60. He stated happening safari in Africa for the primary time modified his life.
“I needed to present that chance to a bunch of children who in any other case simply wouldn’t get the possibility,” he stated.
The group are pupils at King Ethelbert Faculty in Birchington-on-Sea and Hartsdown Academy in Margate.
Saffi stated seeing lions within the wild was “my dream come true” as they’re her favorite animal.
“I used to be actually excited to see them and it was nothing I might ever dreamt of earlier than,” she added.
Different wild animals the scholars managed to see included zebras, giraffes, cheetahs, crocodiles, hippos, gazelles and wildebeest.
Kienna described assembly ladies and youngsters from the Maasai village as “eye-opening”.
“You do not get to expertise what they do, and it is utterly totally different for them they usually’re so grateful for what they’ve,” she added.
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