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Date: Various departures available, ask us! (9 days)
Host: Local Expert Guides
Cost: Starting at US$5,795 per person
Trip Type: Travel with Purpose, Hosted Small Groups

Flashes of red from Maasai shukas colour the rolling landscape as sounds of school children laughing and greetings of “jambo!” fill the air. Find yourself immersed in the beauty of Kenya, as you spend time connecting with community members and experiencing what daily life is like in the Maasai Mara. Contribute to a sustainable development projects and experience how this work is empowering communities to create a brighter future.

Highlights

  • Scenic flight over the Great Rift Valley
  • Connect with and work alongside local families throughout your trip
  • Help build a school that will educate children for years to come
  • Learn the traditional craft of beading from community women
  • Walk in the footsteps of a local woman “mama” on a journey to collect water from the Mara River
  • Venture through the Kenyan Savannah on an all-day safari, joined by your local guide

Brief Itinerary

Day 1

  • Nairobi arrival
  • Meet your ME to WE Facilitator
  • Transfer to your Nairobi hotel

Day 2

  • Visit the Kenya Giraffe Centre
  • Fly from Nairobi to the Maasai Mara and arrive at Bogani
  • Community orientation—learn about WE Charity’s work in the area
  • Sunset Maasai cultural story telling

Day 3

  • Experience a guided tour of a local primary school in a nearby community
  • Join the mamas for a community water walk
  • Share a lunch with the mamas
  • Work on building a school alongside community members

Day 4

  • Visit the Mulot Market, an authentic Kenyan market
  • Continue working on the school building project
  • Visit Baraka Hospital

Day 5

  • Watch the site progress on the school
  • Bead with mamas in the Sikirar community

Day 6

  • Embark on a sunrise safari through the Maasai Mara
  • Continue your work and connect with the local community
  • Visit Oleleshwa Farm to see the impact of WE Village’s Food Pillar

Day 7

  • Visit in the Indigenous tree nursery
  • Meet the girls of Kisaruni Girls Secondary School
  • Enjoy a sunset safari

Day 8

  • Finish your build project and finalize the work site
  • Learn about local medicinal herbs and train in the art of Maasai weaponry

Day 9

  • Depart from the Maasai Mara to fly back to Nairobi
  • Enjoy a day room and a farewell lunch in Nairobi
  • Transfer to the airport for your flight back home

Contact us, about possible extension options. Whether you’d like to go beyond the safari and get to know more than the wildlife or explore other regions nearby we’ll customize the trip of your dreams.

Includes

  • Professional facilitator
  • 8 nights accommodation.
  • All meals and drinks at Bogani Tented Cottages and Camp, including purified water, sodas, beer and wine
  • All activities as outlined in the itinerary
  • Ground transportation throughout the duration of the trip
  • Domestic air in country

Excludes

  • International flights to/from Nairobi
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Travel insurance (strongly recommended)
  • Any increases due to circumstances beyond our control (government taxes, levies, fuel surcharges, etc.)
  • Entry visas
  • Gratuities to local staff
  • Imported wine, beer and all champagne

Why Travel with Purpose?

When you participate in a ME to WE Trip with Civilized Adventures, you contribute to WE Charity’s renowned sustainable development model by contributing to one or more of the model’s five pillars—clean water and sanitation, agriculture and food security, education, health or alternative income and livelihood.

The community and its needs determine your volunteer efforts. We work in close collaboration with community members and development experts to develop holistic solutions that have lasting impacts.

Alongside locals, you might lay foundations or bricks for schools, run summer camps for children, or support workers digging fields and planting trees. Your efforts contribute to the many important steps needed to establish the five pillars, which eliminate the obstacles to education. Your efforts do not take jobs away from locals. In fact, WE Charity’s development projects create jobs for supervisors, skilled engineers and project managers. A ME to WE Trip participant’s volunteer work is essential to completing the numerous and ongoing projects that benefit the communities where WE Charity works.

Half of ME to WE’s net profits are donated to WE Charity—helping you make an even bigger impact on the place you visit. The other half is reinvested to grow the enterprise and its social mission.

Click here to know more about our ME to WE’s programs

Cost

Starting/Ending Nairobi

Weekly departures from US$5,795 per person (based on double occupancy)

Prices are current at time of publication (Feb, 2020). While unexpected, pricing and itinerary are subject to change.