Kenya Project

Project Full
July 8 - 17, 2021
Participation Fee
What's Included


****This project is currently full. If you would like to be added to a waiting list for the project, please email***

Join Maranatha in the fascinating country of Kenya! There is a great need for churches and school in this eastern African country, and local church leadership has requested Maranatha’s assistance.

Volunteers on this project will be working at the Kajiado Adventist School and Rescue Center. This school started in 2000 with the mission to empower the Maasai girls and to give them a safe place to escape the culture that encourages child marriages and female genital mutilation. Once the girls move in, they basically become orphans since their families do not want them to come back. Since it began, the school has helped more than 2000 students. Currently they have 92 girls and 22 boys who help the girls form positive friendships with both genders. In addition, there are 50 high school and university aged girls who return on break. And there are another 100 girls on the waiting list!

This group will be building one of the new buildings for the secondary school campus. Depending on the skills of the volunteers who join the team, there may also be opportunities to conduct local community outreach, children’s programs, and health education.

This project will also include a safari excursion at Amboseli National Park. Volunteers can further extend their trip by adding an optional excursion to the world-famous Masai Mara National Park.


Masonry Construction

Community Outreach

Karen Godfrey,
Project Coordinator
Peter Thomas,
Construction Superintendent
Thursday, July 8
Arrival in Nairobi
Friday, July 9
Orientation and First Work Day
Saturday, July 10
Worship with a Maasai Village
Sunday, July 11
Work days with Midweek Amboseli Safari Excursion
Saturday, July 17
Worship with the Kajiado Congregation, Evening Departures from Nairobi
Sunday, July 18
Optional Excursion: Travel to Masai Mara National Park
Monday, July 19
Optional Excursion: Masai Mara Safari Excursion
Tuesday, July 20
Optional Excursion: Return to Nairobi, Souvenir Shopping, Evening Departures
ARRIVALVolunteers will arrive in Nairobi, Kenya (airport code NBO) between 6pm and 10pm on Thursday, July 8, 2021.Please wait for confirmation from Maranatha before purchasing your airfare to ensure there is still space on the project.
DEPARTUREVolunteers will depart from Nairobi, Kenya (NBO) after 5:30pm on Saturday, July 17, 2021. Those joining the optional excursion will depart from Nairobi, Kenya (NBO) after 5:30pm on Tuesday, July 20, 2021.
Tumaini Gardens Hotel
Travel Information

Volunteers will purchase their own plane tickets to and from Nairobi Kenya. The dates posted are the arrival and departure dates from the project. You may need to leave home a day or two before the advertised start date to arrive on the correct date. Maranatha representatives will meet volunteers upon arrival in Nairobi.

More information including specific flight arrival and departure windows is available in the information packet, available for download above.

Please wait for confirmation before purchasing your airfare. Booking outside the advertised flight 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

Amboseli National Park - Included

Amboseli National Park is located the Kenya-Tanzania border and about an hour from Kajiado. Amboseli is one of the top ten national reserves in Kenya and boasts amazing views of Mount Kilimanjaro. The park is famous for being the best place in Africa to get close to freeranging elephants, and it is possible to see the “Big Five” (lion, leopard, water buffalo, rhinoceros, and elephant), as well as many other wild animals including cheetahs, giraffes, zebras, antelopes, crocodiles, and much more! The group will spend one day in the park.

Masai Mara National Park - $740

Sunday, July 18: The group will drive to Masai Mara National Park.

Monday, July 19: Masai Mara National Park is 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 enjoy an all-day safari in the park.

Tuesday, July 20: The group will return to Nairobi, where they’ll visit one of the city’s most popular attractions: The Giraffe Centre. Here volunteers will get to experience an up-close-and-personal encounter with giraffes. Then volunteers will stop at a local market for souvenir shopping before heading to the airport that evening for their flights home.

All hotels, food, transportation, activities, and park entrances during the excursion days are covered by the excursion fee paid to Maranatha.

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.