Kenya Open Team

Project Full
July 27, 2016 - August 10, 2016
Participation Fee
What's Included


***This project is currently full. To be placed on the waiting list, please register for the project, but do not make a payment. We will contact the waiting list on a first come-first serve basis if cancellations occur***

Join Maranatha’s first volunteer project in Kenya. This fascinating country has a great need for churches and schools and have requested Maranatha’s assistance. On this project, volunteers will serve three different communities.

First, the group will complete the block walls for a new girl’s dormitory at the Reach International Upper Hill Adventist Primary School. This school is bursting at the seams and the dormitory is on the edge of collapse. Second, the volunteers will build two new classrooms in the Lolparuai village where students currently meet under trees. And third, the group will assemble two One-day Church frames for congregations of the Samburu and Turkana tribes. These congregations currently worship in the dust with only trees to shield them from the sun and rain. This group is sure to make a big difference in Kenya!

In addition to the construction, volunteers will also reach out into the local community to conduct outreach such as children’s ministry programs, health education, and much more. If we have enough volunteers, and medical team leadership presents itself, we would also like to offer medical clinics on this project.


One Day Church Construction

School Dormitory Block Work

School Classroom Block Work

Local Community Outreach

Karen Godfrey,
Project Coordinator
Peter Thomas,
Steel Framing Superintendent
Jack Cain,
Head Mason
Wednesday, July 27
Arrival in Kenya. Overnight in Nairobi.
Thursday, July 28
Travel to Meru and Project Orientation.
Friday, July 29
Work Days
Sunday, July 31
Worship with Samburu and Turkana Tribes.
Monday, August 1
Work Days
Saturday, August 6
Worship with Samburu and Turkana Tribes. Dormitory Dedication
Sunday, August 7
Excursion: Travel to Lake Nakuru. Afternoon Safari Drive
Monday, August 8
Excursion: Travel to Masai Mara. Afternoon Safari Drive.
Tuesday, August 9
Excursion: All Day Safari in Masai Mara.
Wednesday, August 10
Excursion: Morning Safari Drive. Return to Nairobi. Evening Departures from Nairobi.
ARRIVALPlease plan to arrive in Nairobi, Kenya (airport code NBO) on a flight scheduled to arrive between 6pm and 10pm local time on Wednesday, July 27.Please wait for confirmation from Maranatha before purchasing your airfare to ensure there is still space on the project.
DEPARTUREPlease plan to depart from Nairobi (NBO) anytime after 6pm on Wednesday, August 10. The group will return from the excursion that afternoon, so be sure to follow these guidelines and book the ticket out in the evening.
Travel Information

Volunteers will purchase their own airfare to the capital city of Nairobi. From there, the group will travel together by private bus to the project location. At the end of the project, the group will depart for the safari excursion. The group will drive back from the Masai Mara and fly home from Nairobi on the evening of August 10.

Please wait for your confirmation before purchasing your ticket to ensure that there is still space on the project.

Travel Resources

Azumano Travel:
800-454-4099 or by email with Erle at

Butler Travel:
503-879-5005 or by email with Nathanael at


Excursion: Lake Nakuru and Masai Mara - $775

At the end of the project, volunteers will visit two game reserves in Kenya, the Masai Mara, one of the largest national parks in Kenya, and a smaller reserve, Lake Nakuru National Park. On Sunday, volunteers will depart from Meru and drive to Lake Nakuru where they will take an afternoon safari drive. Lake Nakuru is known for its large population of flamingos and rhinos.

The following morning, the group will drive to Masai Mara, which will take about six hours, but the journey will be well worth the wait. Within a few hours of being at the reserve, it is possible to see the “Big Five” (lion, leopard, water buffalo, rhinoceros, and elephant) as well as many other wild animals including zebras, giraffes, hippopotamuses, wildebeests, cheetahs, antelope, vultures, hyenas, and much more! The group will arrive in the afternoon and enjoy an evening safari drive in an 8-seater land cruiser. They will spend the night at the beautiful Sopa Lodge in the game park. The following day the group will have an all day safari with a break for lunch back at the hotel. On the 10th, the group will take another morning safari after breakfast before driving back to Nairobi to catch their departure flights home.

The excursion fee will cover all hotels, food, transportation, and excursions during the excursion days.


Kenya Facts & Figures




57,052,004 (2023)


Kiswahili, English, and indigenous languages


Tropical along coast; arid in the interior


Christian 83%, Muslim 11%


Kenyan Shilling

Entry Requirements
  • Passports valid for at least 6 months from date of intended return.
  • Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA)
Medical Requirements & Precautions
Contact Us Want to speak with someone at Maranatha directly? Please call our office at 916.774.7700 to speak with a volunteer specialist. Alternatively, you can send us an email.