Top
Image Alt

Solidarity group trip with responsible tourism in Kenya

Soak up Kenyan culture

Solidarity group trip with responsible tourism in Kenya

from 1500€ por persona

Kenya has 40 national parks and reserves, including its capital, Nairobi, which is the only city in the world with a 117 km National Park.2. And the country has just about every landscape you can imagine: safaris, savannahs, snow-capped equatorial mountains, palm trees caressing the Indian Ocean, and colourful, welcoming villages.

In twelve days you will be able to experience Kenya more authenticYou'll get to know the country beyond what you might initially imagine as wild animals run wild in the savannah. You can visit soak up Kenyan culture through a series of activities and visits where you interact directly with the local people and get closer to their reality by enjoying incredible landscapes, sunsets with all kinds of orange hues, music, food, history, smiles and dances.

You will get to know our solidarity projects located in Nairobi, Rift Valley (near the town of Ngong) and Malindi on the coast. Among other activities, we will do a Swahili cooking workshop with the girls from the Rift Valley project, visit the house of the famous writer Karen Blixen, see lots of animals on safari in Tsavo National Park, visit the famous ruins of Gede dating back to the 12th century and much more!  You will also meet inspiring people who are working every day to make the world a better place. 💚.

This project works towards achieving the following Sustainable Development Goals

SDG 4 Quality education
SDG 5 Gender equality
SDG 8 Decent Work and Economic Growth
0 Reviews
  • Project Location
    Kenya
  • Volunteer hours
    For those who want to get to know the country in a supportive, authentic and immersive way and who want to contribute directly to the local communities. Also suitable for families.
  • Volunteer activities
    Solidarity project activities and visits to cultural, historical and scenic sites
  • Minimal collaboration
    12 days
  • Incluido
    Tumaini accompaniment
    Tourist activities
    Hot water
    Lunch
    Accommodation
    Dinner
    Local Coordinator
    Training course
    Breakfast
    Airport pick-up
    Volunteer liability insurance
    WIFI
  • No incluido
    Kitchen
    Travel insurance
    Flight

Volunteer Program

1
Day 1
Karibu Kenya
Our coordinator in Tumaini will meet you at Jomo Kenyatta airport in Nairobi and welcome you. At the airport we will get money and buy a phone card for those who want to be connected all the time. We will go with Sammy who will take us to a beautiful reserve. located in the savannah. Once here, we will rest and have a swim in the swimming pool overlooking the thorn acacias (typical savannah landscape). In the afternoon hike and in the evening, after dinner, we will be able to share around the savannah. bonfire gazing at the stars.  
2
Day 2
After breakfast, We will do an easy bike ride through the savannah.  After lunch, we will go to the solidarity hotel of Ngong which will be our next destination. This charity hotel is located in the Ngong Mountains and is wholly owned by the orphanage we work with in Nairobi. They use the hotel to reinvest profits in the orphanage and thus cover part of the children's expenses. They also provide the opportunity for their empowerment and insertion into the labour market.
3
Day 3

Today we will visit our solidarity project at Nairobi. We will visit the centre located in Soweto and, if possible, also the centre located in Kayole. This NGO, which was founded more than 20 years ago, offers a place to live and free education to children who have been abandoned by their families, or who due to circumstances cannot take care of them for a period of time. It is a large project with several centres throughout the country.

We will do dynamics and games with the children depending on their availability. We will have lunch at the project for one traditional Swahili food. In the afternoon, we will go for a walking tour of the Karura ForestTransfer to the hotel, located in Nairobi. Return to the hotel to rest.
4
Day 4
Today we will spend the day at the solidarity project from Ngong. It is a reception centre for girls and is currently caring for around thirty girls aged between 2 and 15 years old, who have been in vulnerable situations. We will get to know the facilities, the history of the centre and we will make a swahili cooking workshop with the girls where we will learn how to cook delicious Swahili recipes such as chapatis and mandazis. In addition, we will learn about the different ethnic groups in Kenya, their great cultural diversity and share first-hand Maasai practices and traditions.
5
day 5
We will have the morning to relax and in the afternoon, we will visit the house of the famous Danish writer Karen Blixen and enjoy the gardens of the house. We can also take a stroll around one of the many local craft stalls. Farewell evening at the hotel in Ngong (including dancing ;) and preparation for the next day's journey.  
6
day 6
We will leave in the morning to take a train to Voi (what used to be the lunatic train). On arrival we will visit the largest National Park in Kenya with 22,000 km2. Its It has some of the most impressive landscapes in the country and is famous for its red clay soil. You will be able to see wild animals such as elephants, giraffes, buffaloes, zebras, hippos, crocodiles, antelopes and lions. We will sleep in a hotel inside the National Park which has a waterhole nearby where you can watch the animals go for a drink.
7
day 7
We will leave very soon to continue with the safari with the aim of watching the sunrise inside the park and see the animals when they are most active. We will return to the lodge to watch the animals approaching the lodge or take a dip in the lodge swimming pool with wonderful views of the savannah.
8
day 8
We will leave early for the last animal viewing tour to the exit of the park and continue our journey to Watamu, a small coastal town with lots of charm. Once here, we will settle into our accommodation and have time to have lunch and relax. In the evening, we can go and watch the sunset at a magical place where you can have dinner or a drink.
9
day 9
In the morning, we will snorkel in the crystal clear waters of the Watamu Marine Park. On the reefs, you will see fish of all colours and with a bit of luck, turtles or dolphins. We will return to the lodge for a shower and in the meantime, a local cook will prepare a delicious typical Swahili meal. In the afternoon, we will go to the north of Malindi to see a mini sandstone canyon called the Marafa Hells Kitchen where we will be able to enjoy a sunset you will never forget ;). Dinner on the way back in a local restaurant.
10
day 10
In the morning we will go to a solidarity project to rescue sea turtles where we will take a guided tour and they will explain the excellent work they do in the conservation of marine fauna. If we are lucky we will be able to see the release of one of them. Afterwards, we will visit Mida Creek which is one of the most important mangrove ecosystems in the world. It is also a recognised international bird area and forms a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. We will sail in a traditional wooden boat (tide permitting) or walk around the area. In the afternoon we will have free time to relax by the accommodation's swimming pool, take a stroll or go to see live music.  
11
Day 11
In the morning we will visit the ruins of GedeThe ruins of a 12th century Swahili village that was mysteriously abandoned some 600 years ago. It is now a national museum, and the ruins are covered with beautiful indigenous forest trees, baobabs and tamarinds. Afterwards, we will visit another one of our projects which is a temporary reception centre and eat there. It takes in children whose parents are in prison and are temporarily unable to take care of them and girls rescued from child prostitution.
12
Day 12
In the morning after breakfast, we will have time to relax to take a walk on the beach, pack our bags or relax by the pool. We will say goodbye to the coordinator and we will take a flight to return to Nairobi airport.
Asante sana and safari njema!

Project Location

Location

The journey begins in NairobiKenya's capital and the country is explored from the tranquil Ngong Mountains, through the Tsavo National Park with its red clay soil to the beautiful tropical area of Watamu on the Indian Ocean coast. At Nairobi airport you will be picked up by the Tumaini coordinator and together you will drive to your first solidarity accommodation in the Ngong Mountains. This accommodation belongs to the orphanage in Nairobi with whom we collaborate and reinvest the profits.

Climate

Kenya is located on the equator and its climate varies with the country divided into four climatic regions that are directly linked to its terrain in relation to altitude: There are the arid deserts in the north, the savannah lands of the south, the fertile lowlands along and the highlands in the west, where the capital, Nairobi, is located. The country has year-round rainfall, the heaviest usually during April. The temperatures range from a low of 14°C to 18°C and a high of 30°C to 36°C throughout the year. throughout the year. In the Nairobi and Rift Valley area, it is usually cool at night regardless of the time of year, and on the coast it is tropical with warm temperatures.

You will stay in different accommodations with double or triple rooms and shared bathrooms. There is the possibility of a single room for an extra charge of approx. 200€.
  • 12 dayss (July, August and Dec.mbre): 1.500 €
What is included?

  • Field accompaniment by our Tumaini coordinator.
  • Accommodation: in shared or single rooms at extra cost.
  • Meals and transport: All breakfasts, meals and transport mentioned in the trip dossier that we will send you.
  • Visits and tours: All as described in the itinerary (may be subject to change).
  • Entrance fees to the national parks mentioned.
  • Ethical insurance with Ethsi stamp for civil liability and accidents.
  • Support during the preparation of your trip: visas, vaccinations, tips for buying your flight, practical information (money exchange, what to include in your backpack, etc.).
  • Online course on solidarity travel and responsible tourism, optional for travellers to get the most out of their experience.
  • Contact, if possible and on request, with other travellers who have already been on the solidarity trip.
  • Contact, as far as possible and on request, with people who are going to travel on similar dates to chat before the solidarity trip, resolve doubts or even organise the trip together.
  • CO2 compensation by planting a tree and monitoring it for three years on the island of Borneo in Indonesia.
What is not included?

  • International flight from Spain and internal flight Malindi-Nairobi.
  • Payment of the eta (approx. 30€)
  • Tipping
  • Beverages
  • Travel Insurance: It is essential to have assistance and cancellation insurance. You can for about 64€ approx.
  • Optional excursions and activities and/or any services not specifically included in the itinerary.
 
Your stay generates a direct benefit for the NGOs, so, with your solidarity trip, you are contributing to make the projects self-sustainable. A 40% of the total amount of the trip goes to the charity projects and the rest is used to cover the costs of the trip.
You don't have permission to register