Join Global Gifts for an adventure of learning, volunteering, and exploring the rich culture and natural beauty of one of Africa's most fascinating countries.

 

About the Tour 


Global Gifts' 2015 Kenya Tour is a 14-day guided travel experience throughout Kenya to learn about the country's history, culture, challenges, and opportunities through hands-on experience. This is more than a vacation... it is a chance to change how you see the world and make a lasting impact through meaningful volunteer opportunities.

 

The tour will travel throughout Kenya, spending time with organizations making a difference there, including Indiana-based AMPATH and Global Interfaith Partnership, and the fair trade group Imani Workshops. We'll help further these great organizations' missions through fun and purposeful service projects. 

The tour will also provide opportunities for cultural exploration, individual and group reflection, and a chance to experience the natural beauty of Kenya's spectacular eco-systems. 

 

VIEW THE COMPLETE ITINERARY HERE

 

When is it?

June 14 - 27th, 2015

 

Where will we go? 

Tour leaders will guide participants through Kenya's capital city of Nairobi, Eldoret (home of Imani Workshops), the city of Kisumu on beautiful Lake Victoria, and the Masai Mara, one of Africa's most beautiful and vibrant national reserves. Trip highlights include:  

Visit the fair trade group Imani Workshops and their partner medical treatment program, AMPATH. See first-hand the impact of AMPATH's HIV/AIDS program and visit with the artisans at Imani who have gotten a second chance at life through fair trade. Roll up your sleeves and help us with a workshop improvement and beautification project to help the artisans thrive.

 


Experience Kenya's captivating beauty and enjoy the forests and mountains around historic Lake Victoria. Enjoy hiking, boating, and exotic bird-watching in this breathtaking natural environment.

  

 

 



Meet the organizers and students of
the Umoja Project, providing education and critical resources to some of Kenya's most vulnerable youth. Change the life of an Umoja Project family through the construction of a home or cow shed. 

    

Explore the natural wonders of the Maasai Mara, one of Africa's greatest wildlife preserves. See the stunning wildlife--lions, zebra, giraffes, and more--in their natural habitat.

 

 

 

 

  

Cost & Inclusions  

Tour cost is $3,800 per person, based on double occupancy. This price includes:

  • All accommodations, airport transfers and in-country transportation, including internal flight from Nairobi to Eldoret

  • Primary flight scheduling guidance*

  • Most meals (see itinerary for details)

  • Local guides, drivers, and cooks

  • Global Gifts staff guide

  • Water

  • Pre-departure information and briefings

  • Coordination of all service work

  • Materials and building supplies for service projects

  • Supply essentials for home visits

  • Park entrance fees

  • Safari vehicle and guide

  • Lake Victoria boat ride

A $500 deposit is due upon registration. Final balance is due May 1, 2015
*Trip cost does not include primary airfare. Participants will be responsible for booking and payment for travel to and from Nairobi. See the trip itinerary for details.

 

Register or More Information

Contact us today to sign up or for more information.

 

Frequently Asked Questions


Who is the trip guide?

Kelly Trimble is a Global Gifts staff member and experienced tour guide. She has traveled extensively, lived internationally (including two years in Africa) and led ten expeditions to destinations in Africa and Europe. Prior to joining Global Gifts, Kelly served as an International Trade Specialist with the Indiana Department of Commerce. She also developed a company, ViAfrika, importing from fair trade projects and creating fair trade projects and products in South Africa.  

 

Are you concerned about Ebola?

No. Ebola is a very serious illness that has been the subject of much focus in the news recently; however it is important to remember that, to date, the virus has been isolated in western Africa. The Kenya Service Tour will not travel into or through any Ebola-affected areas.

 

How will we travel within the country?

After arrival in Nairobi, participants will travel by plane to Eldoret. After this, all travel will be by bus. To minimize confusion and complications such as lost luggage, we will have one vehicle and driver for the entire trip.  

 

Where will we stay?

Accomodations will be in a combination of hotels, lodges and guest houses--comfortable, clean and safe, but not luxurious. 

 

Should I be concerned about safety?

Your safety is our utmost priority. We are working with established Kenyan groups on the ground and will always be met and accompanied by professional staff and drivers. Accommodations are selected which offer security and safety procedures.  

We are connected with AMPATH and as such follow rules for travel based on recommendations from them and the State Department to ensure we are always up to date on any threats to travel in the region.


How can I prepare for the trip?

Our tour is designed to make everything as simple as possible for you. Prior to the trip, we will have a series of pre-departure meetings to give you all the information you need about inoculations, essential items, visas, and any other concerns you may have.