Masai Mara Safari
At the end of the project, volunteers will experience some of the wildlife of Kenya at the Masai Mara. On Sunday morning, the group will drive approximately six hours back to Nairobi. That afternoon, volunteers will visit one of Nairobi’s most popular attractions: The Giraffe Centre. You’ll be allowed to interact with giraffes and might even get licked! That evening, the group will spend the night back at the ECD campus.
The next morning, the group will travel another six hours to the Masai Mara, one of the largest national parks in Kenya. 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 afternoon and evening safari drive. 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 sack lunch. On the 18th, volunteers will return to Nairobi for evening departures that night.
The excursion is considered part of the entire project. All hotels, food, transportation, activities, and park entrances during the excursion days are covered by the excursion fee paid to Maranatha.