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Improve Schools and Support Micro Enterprises

8 weeks working on vital projects alongside rural communities and experiencing the best that Kenya and Tanzania has to offer.

About the Program

A warm welcome will greet you at the local schools where you’ll really get stuck into improving school infrastructure. You’ll find building new homes for deserving families and the elderly hugely rewarding. Help reduce human-wildlife conflict and learn about elephant conservation. Immerse yourself in the local community, meeting inspirational women’s groups and assisting them with micro-finance initiatives. Plant indigenous trees, helping the community to live sustainably. Spend time with a Maasai tribe, see their homes and join in with their customs and rituals. Enjoy some chill out time in the lively towns of Voi, Moshi and Tanga, where you can laze by the pool, haggle in the markets and explore the restaurants. We’ll take you on a trek to a beautiful waterfall and you’ll spend time on the beautiful beaches of Tanga and Diani.

Itinerary

Day 1: Karibu Kenya!
You will arrive into either Mombasa or Nairobi where you will be met by a member of our local team and transferred to our wonderful Camp Tsavo. Upon arrival you’ll receive a warm welcome from our legendary camp staff. You’ll be shown around your new African home by our camp manager and briefed by our project manager on the work you will be undertaking. The evening is spent enjoying a delicious welcome dinner and chill out around the camp fire, much needed after travelling.

Day 2: Project orientation & school visit

Visit the local school and learn Swahili phrases with school children. A great opportunity to get to know the schools who you will be working with and supporting during your trip.

Day 3-6: Community projects

Let the project work commence! You will spend the next 4 days helping to improve school infrastructure and facilities. Working in collaboration with local tradesmen building school desks or classrooms. You will also interact with school children and support teachers in improving English within schools.

Day 7: R & R Day: Voi Town

We will take you to a nearby lodge and restaurant within the local town of Voi. Here you will enjoy a delicious Swahili lunch before an afternoon relaxing by the pool. On the way back to camp we will stop at a Maasai village. This a wonderful opportunity to experience and feel the true heart of African Culture.

Day 8-12: Community projects
Back to projects! You will continue your work at the local schools.

Day 13: Cultural exchange
A unique glimpse into the day to day lives of rural African communities. You’ll have the privilege of meeting a truly inspiring women’s group who are supporting themselves through a number of micro finance initiatives.

Day 14: R & R Day: Voi Town
Another day off and a chance to relax.

Day 15-19: Community project work
Back to projects and you will continue your work at local schools.

Day 20: Marungu Hills day
In the morning we will head off on a trek to the beautiful Marungu hills. In the afternoon we will enjoy a picnic lunch in ancient caves whilst taking in the impressive panoramic views of Rukinga ranch.

Day 21: R & R Day: Voi Town
Another chance to relax before we get back to projects!

Day 22-27: Wildlife conservation and environmental project work

Day 28: Tsavo East Safari
There are very few experiences that rival a journey through the wilderness, watching animals in their natural habitat. Today you will spend the day in Tsavo East, one of the oldest and biggest national parks in Kenya.

Day 29: Environmental project work
Today is your final project day and you will work with a local community, assisting with the planting of indigenous trees. In the evening you have a chance to hang out and play sports with the local children who you have met during your stay at Camp Tsavo. Goodbyes are never an easy part of this experience unfortunately!

Day 30: Kidia bound!
Your Camp Tsavo experience ends today! We will say our goodbyes before we transfer you to the amazing Camp Kidia in Tanzania!

Day 31: Karibu Tanzania!

You arrive into Kilimanjaro airport where you will be met by a member of our local team and transferred to our wonderfully rustic Camp Kidia (approx. 1-2hours). Upon arrival you will receive a warm welcome from our legendary camp staff.

Day 32: Project orientation & school visit 

Today we take you to visit the locations where you will be working on projects. You will also visit a local school and learn Swahili phrases with the children.

Day 33-35: Community project work

Let the project work commence! We have been supporting the local community to build houses for vulnerable families and elderly members of the village. During your trip you could get involved in any aspect of this hugely rewarding project, from building and renovating, preventing soil erosion or landscape designing. 

Day 36: R&R day - Moshi Town

Today is a chance to relax after your hard work on projects. We will take you to the nearby town of Moshi to spend a full day shopping, sightseeing or just relaxing!

Day 37-42: Community project work

Day 43: R&R day

Day 44: Cultural day

Today you will work alongside local families and immerse yourself within their day to day lives. You will learn how to cook traditional food and spend some quality time with local women in the village.

Day 45-49: School project work

This week, we will be visiting a local school and projects will focus on improving facilities and infrastructure. This could involve anything from low level building and construction to making more desks which the children are desperately in need of.

Day 50: R&R Day

Day 51: Waterfall Trek

Today we will trek to a stunning waterfall, which is close to the camp. Perfect opportunity to spend the afternoon in beautiful surroundings.

Day 52-56: School project work

Day 57: R&R Day

Day 58-59: Community project work

You will spend today finishing your house project, whatever stage the group is at, before saying farewell to the community. We will also head back to the school so you can say your goodbyes to the teachers and school children who you have been working with.

Day 60: Departure to Kilimanjaro Airport

Your Camp Kidia experience ends today! We will say our final goodbyes and transfer you to Kilimanjaro airport a few hours before your scheduled flight. 

Suitable for

Singles
Couples
Groups

Typical day

Usual working days are Monday - Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM and will include the following activities.

  • Improving infrastructure
  • Improving facilities
  • Building classrooms and furniture
  • Landscape designing
  • Preventing land erosion

Program Requirements

In order to join the program you need to be at least 18 years old on the program start date. There might be exemptions if you can provide the permission of your legal guardian(s).
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
Health Declaration
required
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

Any questions? Just ask. We at Camps International are happy to help you.

Free-time activities

Top up your trip with a variety of adventure add-ons from mountain climbing to scuba diving in the beautiful Indian Ocean.

Water Sports
Diving/Snorkling
Climbing
Safari/Zoo

Included Services

What's included?
Food - Drinking water - Accommodation - In-country transfers - All project costs and materials - Game Drive - Pre travel support from dedicated UK team - Orientation and language lessons - 24-hour emergency support

Airport Pickup at Moi International

All of your in-country transfers are scheduled by us, including your airport pick up. We employ our own drivers and they will be there to greet you at the airport, holding a Camps International board so you can't miss them!

Accommodation

Our permanent and fully staffed camps are co-located with the communities with whom we work. Accommodation ranges from traditional thatched buildings to tents. All camps have clean toilets and private washing facilities (not all camps have hot water, but it is refreshing!), and all camps are designed to feel like your second home. There's nothing like chilling out at the end of the day around the camp fire, under the stars.

Camping
Food & Beverages

Our locally employed kitchen teams will provide you with three delicious meals a day. There's unlimited fresh drinking water and a real mix of local cuisine with some western classics to fill you up after a day of project work. Our kitchens always act as the heart of any camp and our staff work extremely hard to consistently create a great standard of food for most dietary requirements.

Internet Access
Sorry, no access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.

No worries, Volunteer World supports you in raising funds, checking your visa regulations and travel insurance. We also assist you in finding the cheapest flights for your journey.
Costs (Prices in USD)
8 weeks (min. stay)
$3,630.00
8 weeks (max. stay)
$3,630.00
Average fees
$454.00/week

You can volunteer at the project site in Tsavo/Kenya between 8 weeks and 8 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Camps International will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Deposit (15%)
The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.
Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with Camps International during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

Get ready to volunteer in Kenya

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Visa Regulations
Depending on your nationality, you have to arrange your visa for Kenya. Please check the visa regulations for Kenya.
Travel Seasons
Find out the best time to volunteer in Kenya and receive information on weather and climatic conditions.
Living Costs
Living costs vary with each destination. We give an overview of what you should plan as an estimated budget to volunteer in Kenya.
Budgeting
Generally, volunteering abroad involves certain costs. In case you need financial support, we will assist you to fundraise your volunteer program in Kenya.

What's next?

Airport
The nearest airport is Moi International (MBA) in Mombasa. We assist you to find cheap flights to Kenya.
Travel Insurance
Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for Kenya provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccine Checker
If you are intending to volunteer in Kenya you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Kenya.
Free-time
What can you do in leisure-time in Kenya while you are not working at your volunteer opportunity?
Camp Kenya, Tsavo, Kenya

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