Kenya Project

Dates
May 26, 2022 - June 7, 2022
Location
Kenya
Participation Fee
$2,030
What's Included

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

Overview

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 180 students and university aged girls who return on break. And there are many more 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 two safari excursions at Amboseli National Park and Masai Mara National Park.

Scope

Construction

Community Outreach

Leaders
Loretta Spivey,
Project Coordinator
Itinerary
Thursday, May 26
Arrival in Nairobi
Friday, May 27
First Work Day
Saturday, May 28
Worship with the Local Congregation
Sunday, May 29
Work Days
Tuesday, June 1
Amboseli National Park Safari
Thursday, June 2
Work Days
Saturday, June 4
Worship with the Local Congregation
Sunday, June 5
Travel to Masai Mara National Park
Monday, June 6
Masai Mara National Park Safari
Tuesday, June 7
Return to Nairobi, Giraffe Center and Shopping, Departure from Nairobi
ARRIVALVolunteers will arrive in Nairobi, Kenya (airport code NBO) between 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 26 and 3:00 a.m. on Friday, May 27Please 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 for home between 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 7 and 4:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 8
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 corporatetravel@ciazumano.com

Butler Travel:
503-879-5005 or by email with Nathanael at nathan@butlertravel.com

Excursions
Amboseli National Park

Amboseli National Park is located on the Kenya-Tanzania border, 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 free-ranging elephants, and it’s possible to see the “Big Five” (lion, leopard, water buffalo, rhinoceros, and elephant), as well as many other animals including cheetahs, giraffes, zebras, antelopes, crocodiles, etc. Volunteers will take a break mid-week and enjoy a full day safari in the park.

Masai Mara National Park

Sunday, June 5: The group will drive to Masai Mara National Park.

Tuesday, June 6: 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 a full day safari in the park.

Monday, June 7: 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

CAPITAL

Nairobi

POPULATION

45,925,301 (July 2015)

LANGUAGE

Kiswahili, English, and indigenous languages

CLIMATE

Tropical along coast; arid in the interior

RELIGION

Christian 83%, Muslim 11%

CURRENCY

Kenyan Shilling

Entry Requirements
  • Passports valid for at least 6 months from date of intended return.
  • Tourist Visa
  • COVID-19 Requirements
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.

 

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