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ME to WE Volunteer Adventure to Kenya

Kenya

4 days from $2,195 per person

* Prices are in US dollars, based on double occupancy.

3 Nights Maasai Mara

ME to WE Volunteer Adventure to Kenya

Join  ME to WE  on an unforgettable community experience in the northern Maasai Mara. Dive deeper into Kenya's vibrant culture and landscape on this sustainable, transformative journey. Leave more than a footprint behind—leave a positive impact.

Contribute

  • To our charity partner’s adopt-a-village development model by helping to build a new school.
  • To the community by participating in  a water walk to fetch water with mamas and gain a better understanding of daily life.

Experience

  • A guided walking tour of a local primary school.
  • A sunrise hike with Maasai guides. 
  • Visit the Sheldrick elephant orphanage where you'll get the chance to experience these fascinating animals up close.

Learn

  • About the local economy on a visit to a market.
  • The art of traditional Maasai beading from mamas in the community.
  • How ME to WE’s charity partner and its newest project, the Baraka Health Centre, is enhancing community life.

     

 

 

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Accommodations

1. Bogani Cottages and Tented Camp - Bogani Tent

Bogani Cottages and Tented Camp - Bogani Tent

Bogani is located to the north of the Maasai Mara, surrounded by open countryside and local villages. There are 5 large family cottages and 18 safari tents. The camp's traditional safari tents are spread over a large area and have stone flooring and fully screened doors and windows. The tents are well furnished using local fabrics and traditional Kenyan decor. Each tent has comfortable twin or double beds, a private veranda with comfortable chairs, plenty of storage space, standing fans, electrical sockets and a safe. All tents are en-suite, with hot running water, basins, and flush toilets.

Itinerary

Day 1. Day 1 - Maasai Mara

Meet your Me to We representative on arrival at Ngerende airstrip in the Maasai Mara and transfer to Bogani, for a different experience to other Kenya safari camps. Here you will have a genuine opportunity to get involved. Enjoy lunch before your orientation and visit to a community school. 

Learn about our charity partner’s sustainable development program, which includes five key pillars to break the cycle of poverty and achieve long-term community development: quality primary education, health care services, alternative income projects, safe, clean drinking water and sanitation, and agriculture and food security. Walk Bogani’s winding paths under yellow acacia groves, and get acquainted with the camp, learning some Swahili along the way. Enjoy lunch on the veranda overlooking the savannah. Experience a guided walking tour of a local primary school in the Enelerai community and see the difference between an old school structure and a new working school built by WE Villages.

In the evening, enjoy dinner and relax during your first night in the Mara. Taste local dishes and enjoy Western favorites, prepared fresh daily using local ingredients. At the end of the day, it is time to retire to your cottage or tent, a serene place to relax and reflect after an invigorating day of volunteering. (LD)

Bogani Cottages and Tented Camp - Bogani Tent

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Day 2. Day 2 - Maasai Mara

Join the mamas at Emori Joi for a special walk through the community. Learn more about how the Kipsigi organize their homes and lives. Fetch water with the mamas, a task the women perform daily. This will be followed by lunch with the mamas. Share a meal and participate in a discussion about the changes taking place in the community regarding gender and culture.

In the afternoon, roll up your sleeves and work alongside Maasai and Kipsigi community members as you help to build a new school. (BLD)

Bogani Cottages and Tented Camp - Bogani Tent

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Day 3. Day 3 - Maasai Mara

Visit an authentic Kenyan market and learn about the economic environment in which the community members live. Continue working on the school-building site, perhaps trying a different role.

In the afternoon, visit the Baraka Medical Clinic and Medicinal Garden. The Medical Clinic serves over 30,000 community members, promoting healthy living and providing preventative, curative and rehabilitative services to the most vulnerable segments of the Kenyan population. These services enable individuals and communities to enhance their health. Next, learn about the medicinal plants grown in the shamba (garden), including moringa, aloe vera, thyme, spider plant, and many more. This shamba supplements the food program in local schools, as well as helps to decrease malnutrition in the communities by providing supplements to both pregnant mothers and their children. (BLD)

Bogani Cottages and Tented Camp - Bogani Tent

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Day 4. Day 4 - Depart Maasai Mara

Go on a sunrise hike with the Maasai. Debrief your facilitators on your experience, then bid your new friends a fond Kwaheri.

Take a short flight back to Wilson airport in Nairobi. Rest and re-pack at the Ole Sereni Hotel before your departure and enjoy a farewell lunch. After lunch, visit the Sheldrick elephant orphanage where you'll get the chance to experience these fascinating animals up close.

Drive to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your flight home. This may be the end of your adventure trip, but it is also the beginning of your personal journey to carry your experience forward. (BL)

Ole Sereni Hotel - Day Room

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Pricing

Land Arrangements (Price per person)

Departure Dates Jun 1, 2017 - Jun 1, 2018
Share Twin/Double From $2,195
Single Room Supplement From $300
Children From $2,095

**Surcharges Apply .

Air Arrangements (Internal Airfare)

Price includes one way flight Maasai Mara to Nairobi

Add-Ons

Currently there are no add-ons for this tour


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