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Windlesham's amazing 12 months

Published Friday 19th of August 2011 12:58:45 PM

Windlesham has had an amazing 12 months following on from the success of Odyssey last summer the school has gone on to receive an �Outstanding� Ofsted report in October 2010 and it has just received a glowing ISI Inspection report. 15 children this summer have gained scholarships to their first choice senior schools including Wellington, Marlborough, Hurstpierpoint and Lancing.

Summer 2011
Windlesham pupils have an unforgettable African experience!
We arrived in Nairobi early on the morning of Saturday July 16th to be warmly greeted by representatives of The Safari Compan.
By noon we were on our first games drive as we passed Buffalo Springs Game Reserve into Samburu National Game Park. Samburu Intrepids proved to be a magical first game resort. We virtually had the place to ourselves notwithstanding the troop of Vervet Monkeys which caused no end of entertainment.

Our next three nights were spent in the Masai Mara in the beautiful Karen Blixen Camp. Situated right on the bank of the Mara River, the huge pool in front of the camp was home to over seventy hippo. On our arrival a herd of elephant wandered down to the river on the opposite bank to make the whole setting spectacular almost beyond belief. Amidst the wildebeest migration were sightings of leopard, cheetah and lion!

On to Amboseli on the foothills of Mt Kilimanjaro and three nights in the blissful surroundings of Tortilis Camp. The sightings of elephants were simply fantastic but we saw so much more besides; a special place to conclude our game safari.

The peace and quiet of Hemingways at Watamu lived up to its reputation as a warm and friendly family hotel. Several of the group signed up for Deep Sea Fishing and were richly rewarded with remarkable success. A memorable sun downer cruise on a Dhow down Mida Creek for our last night at the coast was followed by a meat feast at the Carnivore Restaurant in Nairobi before flying home.
It was certainly a never to be forgotten experience being in the African bush with the Headmaster and Mrs Foster.
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