A Mosaic Of East African Cultures and Traditions
One of the most stunning countries in Africa, Kenya is full of natural wonders. From tropical beaches to spectacular scenery to rich cultures and unparalleled wildlife, Kenya has it all in abundance. In Global Crossroad’s summer volunteering program in Kenya, you will meet the traditional Masai dwelling in their ancestral lands, and watch millions of wild animals in their natural habitat at Kenya’s renowned game reserves. Explore the beautiful range of Kenyan habitats while experiencing the Kenyan rural life. Global Crossroad’s summer volunteering opportunity in Kenya is a great opportunity to taste the mosaic of East African cultures and traditions.
Orientation In Nairobi(Day 1)
Meet with Boundless Love’s local staff members, participate in a general question/answer sessions, discussion on summer volunteer abroad program in Kenya itinerary, general orientation on history, culture, tradition and other important issues (health, safety), and exploration of nearby areas in free time.
Service Projects – Work In An Orphanage
Enjoy warm and welcoming hospitality of the Kenyan people while living with a host family and experience rich Kenyan culture and tradition and day-to-day lifestyle of villagers. For 21 days of this portion of your summer volunteering program in Kenya, you will work in an orphanage – sharing your love and time with the needy children in the surrounding areas of Nairobi and Mombasa of Kenya, teaching them basic conversational English and encouraging them to face the challenging world where English is becoming more and more of a necessity. In your free time, participants can hike to nearby bazaars and/or hillside villages; explore the beauty of mesmerizing Kenya – gaining first-hand experience of Kenyan lifestyle, culture, and values.
Kenyan Safari (4 Days/3 Nights): Lake Nakura, Maasai Mara Game Reserve
With your heart full of satisfaction, knowing that you have been able to make a positive impact in the lives of the needy children, it is time to head onto a Kenyan safari where you will encounter a multitude of animals – including lions, hippos, giraffes, wildebeests, zebra, hyenas, jackals, wild dogs and a variety of antelopes and elephants in the Maasai Mara Game Reserve. All these distinct animals have made the Maasai Mara so well known around the world. The most spectacular event of the natural world takes place with the migration of millions of wildebeests and zebras – coming to the Maasai Mara region from the Serengeti in search of water. Following these animals are the predators of the savanna – from lions to cheetahs, to wild dogs, to hyenas and other vultures.