Arrival and pick up from
Kenyatta International Airport, in
Nairobi, Kenya and transfer
to host family home.
Morning: Registration and start of
volunteers and interns abroad have
lecture at the home of your host. Topics covered during orientation
will include East African culture, history, customs, politics,
necessary health precautions, and various other topics, such as the
of Kenyan life. Afternoon is free - explore Kenyan life and get to know
your host family.
Day 3 - 7: Kenya
Summer Explore: Language school and Cultural Tours
3: Morning -
Swahili Language classes for 2-3 hours.
Afternoon will be spent taking
a guided tour of downtown Nairobi, including parliament buildings;
major Avenues and Streets, Uhuru Park, August Memorial Park, K.I.C.C
(Kenya International Conference Center) and the famous Maasai market
where volunteers can buy curios and interact with the famous Maasai
people dressed in their traditional outfits.
4 and 5: Weekend
- Free. Volunteers and
interns can join the family at their weekend
activities or explore Kenya life on their own with the advice of the
coordinator and host family - visit various parts of the city, or
travel to nearby Lake Naivasha a fresh water lake and a game reserve or
the city of Nakuru, host to world famous bird and white rhino sanctuary
with over 400 bird species.
Language classes (2-3 hours).
In the afternoon, take a guided tour of
the Giraffe Center found in Nairobi’s Lang’ata
Suburb to view and feed the famous Rothschild’s giraffe which
is an endangered species for a specially constructed viewing
– End of Swahili Language classes for 2-3 hours.
afternoon, the volunteers visit The Nairobi City park that features
lawns and benches picnics, walking paths, frames of swings a bandstand
or concerts. The Sykes’ monkeys are the most prominent of the
Park’s wildlife. These monkeys are dark grey in color with a
thick collar of white fur, and have a long tail. The Sykes’
monkeys are friendly and gentle and seldom bite. Baboons and Velvet
Monkeys can also be seen at the park. The monkeys feed on wild fruits
and leaves in the forest but also beg for fruits and nuts from
Kenya Wilderness Adventure Safari (6 days)
volunteers and interns abroad on this program visit the world famous
Maasai Mara game reserve, Lake Nakuru national park, a special
internationally protected bird and white rhino sanctuary and end with a
tour of the Samburu game reserve.
Maasai Mara Game Reserve:
Depart Nairobi in the morning
with picnic lunch enroute to most famous Maasai Mara Game Reserve
ranked among the worlds top 50 dream destinations. Spend the afternoon
and the following day on game drives in Maasai Mara. This Great Rift
Valley reserve is home to thousands of wild animals including rhino,
buffalo, impala, waterbuck, lion, elephant, giraffe, Africa Buffalo,
zebra, cheetah and leopard. It is also seasonal home to thousands of
wildebeests that spend about half of the year here and the other half
in neighboring Serengeti National Park in Tanzania. Dinner and
overnight at the campsite.
Maasai Mara Game Reserve: Continue
with the jungle tour of this Kenyan park. Dinner and overnight at the
Maasai Mara/Nakuru: Leave
Maasai Mara after breakfast
and drive to Nakuru past lake Elementaita on the Great Rift Valley
floor. Dinner and overnight in a budget hotel.
Nakuru/Samburu Game Reserve: Take
and early morning game
Nakuru national park and International Bird Sanctuary.
has been described as the
Greatest Bird Spectacle”.
park has 450 bird species including the lesser and greater flamingo,
more than 56 animal species including elephant, leopard, cheetah,
rhino, hippo, lion, buffalo, Hyena, fox, waterbuck, impala, jackal etc
and various species of bats. The park has about 550 species of plants
and several animal viewpoints. Together with your group of
international volunteers and interns abroad, depart Nakuru after the
morning game drive/safari and head North towards Mt. Kenya with picnic
the day, proceed to Samburu Game Reserve with a game drive/safari
Retire for dinner and sleep at camp.
Samburu Game Reserve: Spend
the day on game viewing with meals and overnight at camp. This pristine
and less visited game reserve abounds with animal and plant species not
seen in southern Kenya's parks. You will come across species such as
the Grevy’s zebra, reticulated giraffe, kudu and gerenuk
exclusive to the reserve. Other animals include lions, cheetahs and
morning game drive in Samburu then drive South to Nairobi via
the wind ward side of Mt Kenya
and via Nairobi, viewing nature along the road that winds through
amazingly diverse geographical landscape and human activities including
coffee and tea farming.
End of Adveture Portion of Program.
language, culture, tours and safaris component.
15: Begining of volunteer
abroad and internship overseas work placement for
those staying for more than two weeks. Departure for the rest.