A three week adventure in Africa!
Join a 21 day volunteering social project, wildlife conservation project and climb Mount Kenya!
Our three week program is carefully designed with the concept of Christian discipleship. This will mean the opportunity to deepen one's faith by being blessed and being a blessing through volunteering, fellowshipping with the local church, meeting local people, impacting other lives as well as your own and returning with lasting memories. Volunteers begin the first stage of their program by serving some of the most underprivileged and abandoned children in Kenya. These kids need love, hugs, and education. Spending time and energy in this project will indeed prove to be a truly noble endeavour, and provide hope for a better world for these children. In the second phase, they travel to a Community Wildlife Sanctuary and volunteer in a wildlife conservation project in a wildlife corridor between Tsavo West and Tsavo East National Park.
In the third phase of the program we provide an opportunity to climb Mount Kenya through Sirimoni Down Chogoria Route. Sirimoni Route is much more scenic than Naromoru and is on the dry side of mountain, which offers some of the finest walking. Climb up through forest into a wide ridge approach to the summit area. The route starts on the northwest side of the mountain near Nanyuki. Access is adequate and the bunk house facilities are the best on this side of the mountain
What to Expect
Day 1: Airport pick up and transfer to our host family at Ruai Nairobi.
Day 2: Orientation within Nairobi City tour Giraffe Center and David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage then after lunch induction at Pehucci Children Center at Ruai
Day 3,4,5,6,7: Volunteers Work with children. Share your love and talents with these orphaned children. Volunteers are free to explore the surrounding areas when not working. Enjoy the wonders of this truly beautiful land. Feel free to explore the nature, culture, and life of Kenya in your free time. Our local field staff will support you with any assistance that you may need.
Day 8: Board your SGR Train to Voi Train Station where you will find our representative waiting for you for a transfer to a Community Wildlife Sanctuary.
Day 9, 10,11,12,13, 14: Volunteer working alongside rangers doing bush patrols, desnaring, community outreach and education and visiting nearby schools.
Day 15: Travel from Lumo Community Wildlife Sanctuary to accommodation with your host family at Ruai Nairobi.
Day 16: Nairobi/Sirimon/Judmaier Camp (Old Moses Camp) 3-4 hrs, 9km, 860m ascent
Day 17: Judmier Camp/Shipton Camp 6-7hrs, 17km, 900m ascent
Day 18: Shipton Camp
Day 19: Shiptons/Point Lenana/Mount Meru Bandas (Chogoria Gate) 11-12hrs, 32km, 785m ascent
Day 20: Chogoria Bandas/Chogoria/Nairobi
Day 21: Your last day in Nairobi, do shopping, then be dropped back to Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and catch your flight back home.
Total cost: £2400 per person. This includes the return air fare, travel insurance, visa cost and the Christians Abroad administration fee.
Services provided by our partner Gracepatt Ecotours are:-
- Airport pick up on arrival
- Touring Giraffe Center
- 3 meals per day
- Accommodation with host family during volunteer work
- Accommodation within rangers quarters within Lumo Sanctuary
- Touring David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage
- Volunteering at Pehucci Children centre
- Accommodation in camps/huts as per the itinerary
- All park entrance fees to include government taxes
- Service of an English speaking professional guide, porters and skilled cook
- Volunteering at Wildlife Conservation Project
- Climbing Mount Kenya through Sirimoni Down Chogoria Route
- Transfer back to Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International Airport
- Laundry, tips, sleeping bags, drinks and climbing gears