Vicar embarks on Africa adventure

PUBLISHED: 21:00 16 January 2012

Dr Agassiz's last trip saw him get up close to lions

Dr Agassiz's last trip saw him get up close to lions


A RETIRED vicar from Weston is hoping to lead a two-week conservation trip to Kenya later this year.

The Rev David Agassiz plans to lead a dozen people on the trip in May in the Watamu region. He currently has six volunteers signed up and is looking for others to join him.

As well as helping with local conservation projects, the trip will include a two-day safari as well as a possible snorkel in a marine national park.

Dr Agassiz said he had been to Kenya before and the trip offered visitors a chance of a lifetime.

He said: “In contrast with commercial safaris this expedition will give a chance to see the country from the inside, living and working alongside Africans, not just from the perspective of a tourist.”

The cost of the trip is estimated to be £900 per person for everything excluding flights.

For more details contact Dr Agassiz on 01934 620486 or email

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