Be part of a remarkable two week Healthcare volunteering programme in rural Kenya. Use your vocational skills to change the lives of rural communities who otherwise don’t have access to sufficient healthcare services. Our pop-up clinics treat all ages from newborns through the elderly, you could be treating a child with jiggers (parasitic fleas that embed into the feet), tending to infected wounds, or carrying out much needed immunisations. As well as treating patients, Healthcare Outreach acts as a valuable vehicle for awareness offering help and advice on everything from family planning to nutrition.
You’ll be staying at Camp Tsavo located just outside Tsavo National Park in the Rukinga Wildlife Sanctuary, you’ll be perched on a hill overlooking the beautiful Sagala Hills, home to the Taita tribe. We factor in some well deserved rest and relaxation time allowing you to take in the beauty of Kenya. You’ll spend time relaxing by the pool at Voi lodge with some delicious Swahili food and of you’ll get to experience the thrill of an African Safari through Tsavo National Park. To date, our healthcare outreach initiative has benefited over 27,000 people. Be part of the solution.
$1,420 per traveller
What people say
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
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.
Day to day - Sample itinerary
You’ll be met on arrival at Mombasa Airport by a member of the Camp Kenya team who will transfer you to the stunning Camp Tsavo. You will have an orientation of your new home, meet the local community and receive a programme overview.
Visit clinic locations
Today you will visit the clinic locations, local dispensaries and hospitals with a view to establishing a plan for the clinic arrangements. In the afternoon you will get to know your team, allocating jobs for everyone in the group
Workshops with local medical volunteers and NGO’s. Your team will be split into small groups and mixed with local medical professionals, giving you the opportunity to discuss and share knowledge about local tropical diseases and problems facing the community. This will provide you with a better overview of the common ailments you can expect to see in the field during clinic days
You will be involved in setting up your clinics before spending two days delivering free healthcare services within a rural location, a challenging but truly rewarding experience. You will also be involved in raising vital awareness on key issues for local youth groups. You will set up a sexual health workshop to deliver advice and answer questions from the community.
Chill out day in Voi town
Today is a rest day! We will take you a local lodge/restaurant where you can relax, swim and enjoy delicious Swahili food.
Get stuck back into medical clinics and educational workshops.
Chill out day
Enjoy breakfast in the bush with bubbles! Relax in camp or head back to the lodge in Voi for a dip in the pool.
Two further days of medical clinics and educational workshops.
Clinic wrap-up & cultural exchange
Today you will have some time to reflect on the clinic sessions and discuss all feedback with your group. You will also spend time exploring pertinent issues with the local medical staff, with an opportunity to present ideas for future clinics. In the afternoon you will meet a very inspiring local lady, Mama Mercy; a woman of strength and integrity.You will learn more about local culture, cook traditional foods, learn how to make bead products, sisal rope and have the opportunity to buy souvenirs for friends and relatives.
Chill out day
A final day to relax in camp before you head home. You can extend your trip and head on for a safari in Tsavo National Park. Let us know if you’d like to arrange this trip top up.
Say farewell to the community, it won’t be easy! We will transfer you back to Mombasa Airport for your flight home.
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