First of all, we are so excited that you are considering joining Wounded Healers on the ground. These Mgeni trips are unique and unlike any other trip– the people you meet and the people you travel with quickly become family. These trips are very special to the volunteers and the community we serve
Be a part of Wounded Healer’s work on the ground while we implement Empowerment & Violence prevention programs on our all-inclusive “Mgeni” trips to Kenya! For two weeks, you will travel with our team and be a part of meaningful work by visiting schools we mentor(Nilinde program), Period product distributions, Home visitations, our Zahara Leadership programs, and interacting face-to-face with the communities. Be prepared to rise early and get your hands dirty to leave a lasting, positive impact on the communities we serve. In addition to helping these communities, you will go on game drives, Nairobi national park, and Giraffe Center, and experience Kenya in a unique way that you can only get with Wounded Healers.
You start off being picked up at the airport and taken to a lovely hotel in Nairobi. Catch up on some Zzzz’s because, in the morning, we will visit baby elephants, giraffes and have a treat of a lunch at the Karen Blixen Cafe. The next morning we will hit the road and start putting ourselves to work. We will begin with visiting our community Center for orientation and familiarize with the team. Next, we will likely host a medical clinic to handle girls’ & women’s reproductive health. Next, we will go on multiple safaris, enjoy sundowners (a beer while you look at wildlife!), and engage with different communities. After more than a week of rising early and getting your hands dirty, you will have more than earned a few down days. We wrap up this in an amazing house, Maasai cultural dances in Maasai Mara reserve, and letting the former days soak in. Then – back to reality! We all go to the airport together and head back home.
WHAT IS INCLUDED
- All hotel stays (estimate of 10 nights/11 days)
- All transportation from arrival to departure (private airport pick up and designated drivers for the entirety of the trip)
- Finish trip in Maasai mara national park cost included
- All game drives & excursions (including elephants and giraffe sanctuaries)
- All meals, snacks, and water (including a unique meal here)
- 24/7 Tour Director
WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED
- Your flight to and from Kenya
- Your entry visa
This trip will be a small, intimate group, and we expect these spaces to fill up quickly. To see if you think you would be a good fit, please fill out the Mgeni Application… and when you’re ready to nail down your spot, don’t hesitate to get in touch with Eunice Nuna at firstname.lastname@example.org for instructions on how to make your $500 deposit.
Q: Do I have to be there for the full 10 days?
A: Not necessarily. Under unique circumstances, we are sometimes able to accommodate shorter trips, but it all depends on the itinerary. To get the most out of the trip and enjoy the full experience we highly recommend being a part of the whole trip, finishing out with a few days relaxing in Maasai Mara national reserve watching Maasai culture dance.
Q: Are children allowed?
A: Children are considered on a case-by-case basis It’s a very raw and beautiful experience, which may be too much for the little ones.
Q: Are there payment plan options?
A: Yes! In fact, the way we plan these trips and the payment for them is via installment. After the initial deposit, there will be 3 more dates set at which time you will pay for another portion of the trip.
Q: Do I need any vaccinations?
A: Absolutely – you can reference the CDC website, or for a more streamlined option – we recommend visiting a Passport Health office near you. They will be able to provide the most up-to-date service and give you everything you need. Be sure to give yourself plenty of time ahead of the trip so you aren’t rushing towards the end.
Q: What about Malaria?
A: While Malaria is present in parts of Kenya, it’s not something to lose sleepover. Some people may choose to take preventative medicine, but it’s not necessary. Often, we just use Deet. It’s really the best option while on the ground and normally the only precaution the Well Aware team takes on their multiple trips each year.
Q: What do I wear?!
A: This is not a silly question at all! There is a packing list we provide which can be found here. Although in short, you’ll want to dress like you’re going on a light hike. For the ladies, no low-cut shirts or very short shorts. Also, there’s no need to bring anything fancy on this trip. Casual clothes will be your best bet.
Q: What are the accommodations like?
A: We currently stay in safe, comfortable, and lovely accommodations. This varies for each trip, but normally we are in 4-star hotels, at names you are likely familiar with. We are in the process of building a big rescue center for girls where we will have a Mgeni camp huts
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