Gucha Family and Friends Team

June 25, 2019 - July 6, 2019
Participation Fee
What's Included


The Gucha Family and Friends team helped build a new classroom for the students at Gucha Adventist Preparatory School in Kisii, Kenya.


Block Work

Interactive Health Outreach

Elizabeth Rabbitt,
Group Project Coordinator
Peter Thomas,
Group Construction Superintendent
Tuesday, June 25
Arrival in Nairobi
Wednesday, June 26
Travel to Kisii / Half day of work
Thursday, June 27
Full Work Day
Friday, June 28
Full Work Day / Interactive Health Outreach
Saturday, June 29
Sabbath with Local Village
Sunday, June 30
Full Work Day / Interactive Health Outreach
Monday, July 1
Full Work Days
Thursday, July 4
Travel to Masai Mara for Half-Day Safari
Friday, July 5
Full-Day Safari
Saturday, July 6
Travel to Nairobi / Evening Departures Home
ARRIVALVolunteers will arrive in Nairobi, Kenya (NBO) on Tuesday, June 25, 2019Please wait for confirmation from the group leader before purchasing your airfare to ensure there is still space on the project.
DEPARTUREVolunteers will depart from Nairobi, Kenya (NBO) in the evening of Saturday, July 6, 2019
Travel Information

Volunteers will purchase their own plane tickets to Nairobi, Kenya. The dates posted are the arrival and departure dates from the project, but due to travel time, you may need to leave a day or two before the arrival date. Maranatha representatives will meet volunteers upon arrival. Please wait for confirmation from the group leader before purchasing your airfare. Booking outside the arrival and departure windows could result in additional fees and missed portions of the project.

Travel Resources

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

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


When contacting the Azumano or Butler travel agencies, make sure you mention Maranatha for discounted booking fees.

Masai Mara

At the end of the project, volunteers will experience some of the wildlife of Kenya at the Masai Mara. On Thursday morning, the group will travel 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.

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.