At A Glance
Within its boundaries, Kenya packs in high mountains, dry deserts, beautiful beaches, and stunning coral reefs. Nevertheless, it is still a developing country and thus has a need for specialist human resource. The nation faces poor infrastructure in rural areas, an overwhelmed school system, and poor health facilities. Visitors are sure to find the people of Kenya are kind and generous, and after serving here, Kenya will definitely occupy a special place in your heart. Travel Teacher's expedition in Kenya will take you South west of the capital Nairobi, you will join a group of like-minded travellers as you embark on an adventure into the wild whilst providing vital support to those in need.
In Kenya, over one million children have been orphaned because of HIV/AIDS affected families, and many more children live in extreme poverty. Girls are at particular risk of being left behind, especially those who are orphaned or vulnerable. As a volunteer with Travel Teacher you will be working with us, in partnership with Hekima Place to help change this story and assist the girls of today in becoming future citizens and leaders.
In order for these brighter futures to be achieved the children / young adults must receive the best education possible. As part of our service expedition team in Kenya, you will play a role in developing personal, social and academic skills of the girls at Hekima Place, empowering them contribute to the betterment of their families, communities, and the larger society.
Hekima Place serve communities in northern Kajiado County, working hand in hand with the county’s District Children’s Office, which places orphaned, abused, or abandoned girls who are in most urgent need of safety and care. You will be based on the residential campus of Hekima Place during the expedition you will find the time that you spend here with the children to be a fulfilling and life-changing experience.
- Airport welcome and 24/7 in country support provided by Travel Teacher expedition leaders
- All necessary project equipment and materials
- All necessary project training by experienced staff
- In-country Director, Kenya based local experts and UK team providing planning, risk management and 24-hour support
- Comprehensive pre-departure information and full induction prior to your experience
- In country welcome meeting and location orientation
- Travel Teacher expedition leaders and country guides living with you 24/7.
- Accommodation (Full board) including breakfast, lunch and dinner - Drinks included at meal times
- Airport Transfers
- Transportation throughout the duration of your experience
- Country expedition inclusive of fees and transport including safari and nation park entry (See expedition highlights below
What's not included?
- Flights (From £380 contact STA Travel for low deposit booking)
- Personal travel insurance
- DBS (Background Check)
8 Day Expedition Highlights
- Nairobi Circuit
- Elephant Orphanage
- Giraffe Sanctuary
- Kazuri Bead and Pottery factory
- Karen Blixan House
- 1 day Safari at Nairobi National Park (Lions, Rhinos, giraffes, Zebra)
Optional Visits (Not Included)
- Hippo boat trip in Nairobi Lake Region
INTO THE WILD
The Masai Mara, Kenya's flagship conservation area is renowned as one of the top wildlife areas in Africa. This vast protected landscape with fence less borders provides an opportunity to view some of its diverse population of game including the Big 5 – lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino – plus popular species like zebra, giraffe, hyena, eland and gazelle. Between your periods of service, volunteers on a 2 week expedition will have opportunities to take in these breathtaking scenes in nature on a 3 day safari, as well as exploring neighbouring national park Mount Kenya and experiencing the hustle and bustle of the countries capital Nairobi.
Program Fee £456
Friday 15th February - Saturday 23rd February 2019 (8 Nights)
Friday 5th April - 13th April (8 Nights)