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East Africa 2 Months

Spending a month in both Kenya and Tanzania, you’ll make a huge impact on the rural communities that you will live and work alongside. A warm welcome will greet you at the local schools where you’ll really get stuck into improving school infrastructure for the local children. 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 and learn more about their culture and traditions. Enjoy some chill out time in the lively towns of Voi and Moshi where you can laze by the pool, haggle in the markets and explore the restaurants and bars. We’ll take you on a trek to a beautiful waterfall, spend the afternoon splashing in the cool waters. You will make a measurable difference to the lives of rural communities in Kenya and Tanzania. The people you meet will long have a place in your heart long after you leave East Africa.

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East Africa 2 Months

$4,680 per traveller


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The impact you will make

01

School Improvement & Traditional House Building (Muhaka)

Muhaka village remains one of the poorest communities in the area and many of its residents cannot afford to repair or rebuild their houses, which have deteriorated over time. The school is also in a constant state of disrepair. You will help by building traditional housing for people and supporting the ongoing renovation of the school.

volunteer project muhaka

activities include

  1. Helping to build a traditional house for needy families
  2. Take part in various environmentally friendly income generating activities e.g. tree planting
  3. Digging classroom foundations & laying bricks
  4. Plastering, painting and decorating buildings
  5. Making classroom furniture

 

02

Conservation Work (Tsavo)

Human wildlife conflict is an ongoing and significant issue here, threatening the future for many important species such as elephants and lions. You’ll get involved in initiatives to promote a peaceful co-existence between the community and the local wildlife, like improving natural waterholes and planting indigenous trees to safeguard the future for these wonderful animals.

volunteering projects

activities include

  1. Expanding waterholes for wildlife
  2. Tree planting & wildlife monitoring
  3. Clearing roads & building elephant deterrent fences
  4. Taking part in environmental education workshops
  5. Making paper out of elephant poop!

03

School Improvement (Tsavo)

The local school and educational facilities are very dilapidated and erosion from seasonal flooding is threatening the buildings foundations making them liable to collapse. You will help by building or renovating school buildings and tackling erosion so that the children have a clean and safe academic environment in which to thrive.

volunteer project

activities include

  1. Digging classroom foundations
  2. Laying bricks
  3. Plastering, painting and decorating buildings
  4. Making classroom furniture
  5. Erecting gabions to prevent further erosion

04

Traditional House Building & Homestead Support (Kidia)

In this rural area most people are living below the poverty line and something as basic as having a roof over your head is often a luxury that many can’t afford. You’ll get the chance to work alongside the villagers, helping them to improve their daily lives whilst gaining an amazing insight into rural Tanzanian life.

camp kenya

activities include

  1. Helping to build & renovated traditional houses for needy families
  2. Planting, cultivating & harvesting banana trees
  3. Collecting and preparing local foods
  4. Feeding and watering livestock

 

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What people say

Hildebrandt, dionne
It was the best experience of my life, I was really nervous to meet the other volunteers, but they were amazing people and the camp leader was brilliant couldn't have been any better, I enjoyed... Dionne – Tanzania
brown michael
I climbed Kilimanjaro, became a qualified scuba diver, met countless incredible people and played a part in some of the amazing ongoing Camps projects. If you're thinking about doing a trip with camps, BOOK IT... Michael – Kenya

Camp Muhaka

Set in the middle of a forest rich in palm and mango trees, Camp Muhaka is a beautiful permanent bush camp set within a small rural village in the foothills of the Shimba Hills National Reserve.

Camp Muhaka will quickly become your home away from home. With stylish traditional buildings and a great social scene, there’s plenty to keep you busy. Being in the heart of the village also has its perks; all your project sites are only a short walk away and you can walk with the children to and from school so you’ll be a local in no time!

Location: 50 km (1.5-2 hours drive) from Mombasa Airport, 540 km (8-9 hours drive) from Nairobi Airport

Accommodation: Traditional bandas with comfy mattresses & bedding. Modern toilets, showers & sinks

Power: Mains electricity backed up by generator (between 18:00 – 22:00). British 3 pin power sockets

Phone Signal: Intermittent

Meals: Three healthy, well balanced and tasty meals a day e.g. toast, cereal,  and omelette for breakfast; rice, beef stew/curry with veg for lunch/dinner & fruit

Signature dish: Ugali

Social: Chill out zone, Camp fire, pool table

 

camp muhaka

Camp Tsavo

Camp Tsavo gives you the chance to experience life in the real African wilderness. Surrounded by the picturesque Marungu Hills that lie between the world famous Tsavo National Parks, this area is famed for its wildlife and the neighbouring Rukinga Wildlife Sanctuary plays an important role in providing a safe haven for elephants, lions, cheetahs and other amazing animals.

The camp itself is situated in the heart of the charming local village, where you will experience  authentic African culture and hospitality so welcoming that you won’t want to leave.

Location: 130 km (3-4 hours drive) from Mombasa Airport, 355 km (6-7 hours drive) from Nairobi Airport

Accommodation: Traditional bandas & tents with comfy mattresses & bedding. Modern showers & sinks

Power: Mains electricity backed up by generator (between 18:30 – 22:00). British 3 pin power sockets

Phone Signal: Intermittent

Meals: Three healthy, well balanced and tasty meals a day e.g. toast, sausage and omelette for breakfast; pasta, chicken stew/curry with chapatis and veg for lunch/dinner & fruit

Signature dish: Pilau (Swahili local food)

Social: Camp fire, football pitch, small bar & gift shop, town nearby

 

camp tsavo

Camp Kidia

Kidia is a small and vibrant Chaga community set in the foothills of Kilimanjaro. The camp itself is set amongst banana and coffee farms and offers you the perfect opportunity to experience authentic rural Tanzanian life away from the tourist traps. With spectacular views in all directions and a waterfall nearby, this is the perfect place to relax and socialise with the locals after a day’s work.

Location: 55 km (1 hours drive) from Kilimanjaro Airport

Accommodation: Traditional bandas with comfy mattresses & bedding. Modern toilets & sinks, bucket showers

Power: Mains electricity backed up by generator (between 18:00 – 22:00). British 3 pin power sockets

Phone Signal: Intermittent

Meals: Three healthy, well balanced and tasty meals a day e.g. toast, cereal,  and omelette for breakfast; rice, beef stew/curry with veg for lunch/dinner & fruit

Signature dish: Pilau & Chapati

Social: Camp fire, local football pitch, homestead visits

 

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Camp legends

sammy k
Local camps crew

Sammy K

He greets problems with ‘Hakuna Matata’, Swahili for ‘no worries’. Sammy K will always have you smiling and get you energised for project work. Known to chase elephants out of camp and source birthday cakes in the middle of Tsavo National Park, he’s an all round champ.

gladys
Local camps crew

Gladys

One of the welcoming faces you will see at the airport when you arrive and possibly half way up a mountain, when you think you can’t go any further. Gladys is one of few female guides in Africa, a real character and all round super woman.

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Day to day - Sample itinerary

Day 01

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 charming Camp Muhaka. 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.

Day 02-03

Beach chill out day

Before you throw yourself into projects, you have a couple of days to spend relaxing on Kenya’s stunning coast. Diani beach is a little slice of paradise and is home to plenty of great shops, restaurants and beach bars.

Day 04-09

Project work

Let the project work begin. You will spend the next 6 days helping to improve school infrastructure and homes for members of the community who need it the most within the village. You will work in collaboration with local tradesmen on home improvements, building school desks and classrooms.

Day 10-11

Beach chill out day

Two more well earned days off on the beautiful Diani beach.

Day 12-13

Community projects

Back to projects.

Day 14

Tsavo bound!

Today we head to our wonderful Camp Tsavo in the Kisigau Corridor, nestled between Kenya’s stunning Tsavo East and Tsavo West National Parks. The journey is approx. 4 hours and upon arrival you will be greeted by your new camp crew and shown around your beautiful bush home.

Day 15

Project work

You will spend the day working on projects at a nearby school. Your efforts will be focused on improving facilities and infrastructure for students.

Day 16

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 17

Chill out day in Voi

We’ll 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 visit at a Maasai village.

Day 18-22

Community projects

Back to projects and you will continue your work at local schools.

Day 23

Marungu Hills trek

In the morning we’ll 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 sanctuary.

Day 24

Chill out day in Voi

Another day of to chill out, relax and explore.

Day 25-26

Community projects

Back to projects and you will continue your work at local schools.

Day 27

Wildlife & environmental conservation

Spend the morning at the beautiful Rukinga Game Reserve; watching animals in their natural habitat on a breathtaking Safari game drive. You’ll also learn about key conservation issues that are prevalent in this area whilst contributing to initiatives designed to counteract the human-wildlife conflict.

Day 28

Tanzania bound

We’ll say our goodbyes before transferring you to Camp Kidia in the foothills of Kilimanjaro, Tanzania.

Day 29

Karibu Tanzania

Upon arrival you will receive a warm welcome from our legendary camp staff and explore your new home.

Day 30

Project orientation

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 31-33

Community projects

You and your group will be given an overview of the work that needs to be done and the projects that you will be getting involved in. We start work in the afternoon and over the next few days you will be helping with a home building/renovation project for vulnerable families and elderly members of the community.

Day 34

Chill out day in Moshi town

Today is a chance to relax. We will take you to Moshi so you can shop, explore and chill.

Day 35-40

Community projects

Back to projects. We will continue with the community housing enterprise.

Day 41

Chill out day

A well deserved day of exploring Tanzania.

Day 42

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 43-47

School projects

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 48

Chill out day

A well deserved break and chance to explore.

Day 49

Waterfall trek

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

Day 50-52

School projects

Get stuck back into project work at the school.

Day 53

Chill out day

And relax… Enjoy your last rest day.

Day 54-55

Community projects

Finish your house project, 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 56

Departure day

We’ll say our final goodbyes before transferring you back to Kilimanjaro Airport.

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What's included

Food
Drinking water
Accommodation
Waterfall trek day
Safari game drive
Hills and caves trek day
Pre-travel support from dedicated team
In country support from dedicated local team
In-country airport & activity transfers
All project costs and materials
Orientation and language lessons
24-hour emergency support
Camps t-shirt

 

don’t forget… flights, travel insurance, visas and vaccinations.

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