Kenya Project

Project Full
September 27, 2023 - October 10, 2023
Participation Fee
What's Included

* Maps may indicate region where project will take place, not a specific site location.


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 Kimogoro Adventist School. This school started in 1996 with only 35 students and is now home for more than 200 kids. The growing campus needs help to improve its infrastructure. The list of urgent needs includes new dormitories for boys and girls.

This group will be building one of the new dormitories on 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 two safari excursions at the Lake Nakuru National Park and the world-famous Masai Mara National Park!


School Construction – Boys Dormitory

Community Outreach

Vickie Wiedmann,
Project Coordinator
Bernie Wiedmann,
Construction Superintendent
Wednesday, September 27
Arrival in Nairobi, Kenya
Thursday, September 28
Giraffe Centre and Elephant Sanctuary in Nairobi
Friday, September 29
Lake Nakuru Safari
Saturday, September 30
Worship with the Local Congregation
Sunday, October 1
Work Day
Monday, October 2
Work Day
Tuesday, October 3
Work Day
Wednesday, October 4
Work Day
Thursday, October 5
Work Day
Friday, October 6
Work Day
Saturday, October 7
Worship with a Local Village
Sunday, October 8
Masai Mara Safari
Monday, October 9
Masai Mara Safari
Tuesday, October 10
Departure from Nairobi, Kenya
ARRIVALVolunteers will arrive in Nairobi, Kenya (NBO) between 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 27, and 4:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 28Please wait for confirmation from Maranatha before purchasing your airfare to ensure there is still space on the project and to ensure you book the right flight.
DEPARTUREVolunteers will depart from Nairobi, Kenya (NBO) between 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 10, and 5:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 11
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 and more information on the excursion will be available in the information packet, available for download soon. Until registration is open dates and times are subject to change.

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

Lake Nakuru National Park

Lake Nakuru National Park, one of the most visited game parks in Kenya, is famous for the colonies of flamingos that live on the shores of the park’s Lake Nakuru. The park is also a sanctuary for the black and white rhinos and home to the endangered Rothschild’s giraffe and 50 or more animal species, including buffalos, waterbucks, lions, impalas and many more. The group will enjoy a morning safari there on the way to Bomet.


Masai Mara National Park is one of the largest national parks in Kenya and known for “The Great Migration” of herds between the Serengeti and the Masai Mara each year. 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 a full day safari in the park.

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.