Work alongside locals and other volunteers to build water tanks, lay pipes or help with local agriculture in Naro Moru, about two hours north of Nairobi. The entire Mt. Kenya area has been severely deforested and faces water shortages. During the dry season water is rationed and villagers do not have enough for crop production.
Developing World Connections is partnered with Access Kenya and the Mt. Kenya Tree Reforestation Group (TRG), works to help increase food security and ensure adequate water supply for the village. When the long-term project is completed, more than 10,000 people will have access to running water. No special skills are required to participate.
In addition to the volunteer trip, we recommend you experience a safari in the Maasai Mara, the best destination in Kenya for viewing abundant wildlife, where more than two million wildebeest migrate yearly from the Serengeti. Take in the sweeping views of the Great Rift Valley, a high escarpment wall that plunges to the flat-bottomed valley below, dotted by a small string of volcanoes. Enjoy the tropical climate of Mombasa, the centre of Kenya’s coastal tourism and its second largest city. Navigate its intricate streets in the Old Town and visit its national monuments to gain a sense of its complicated and bloody past. Participate in a range of coastal activities from scuba diving and surfing, to water skiing and sailing.
What to Expect?
Developing World Connections offers two-week trips for all ages of volunteers. We work with in-country non-profit organizations and take great care to ensure all volunteers have a safe, fun and rewarding experience. When you sign up to volunteer, you will be with a team of like-minded travellers. Each group is accompanied by a team leader who supports everyone from start to finish. Our team leaders are experienced travellers and former volunteers with a solid understanding of the volunteers’ needs.
Volunteers work side by side with locals on each sustainable project. Never built something before? Don't worry! No training or special skills are required, and you can take breaks whenever necessary.
We take great care to pre-screen your accommodations so they are clean, comfortable, and acceptable by North American standards. Restaurants providing everything from local to Western cuisine are chosen for their high standards in food preparation. Special dietary requirements can be accommodated.
Costs include in-country meals, accommodation and transport, as well as a substantial direct donation to the in-country partner. It does NOT include airfare, but if you book through a DWC affiliated travel agent, the entire trip cost, including flights, is 100% tax deductible. You can also fundraiser for your trip, and we'll issue tax receipts to anyone who gives $20 or more.
Program costs include:
- Access to a dedicated travel agent
- Issuance of charitable receipts
- Pre-trip resources/orientation
- Administrative resources
- Accommodation (double occupancy)
- Meals and bottled water
- Group airport and ground transport
- Trained team leader
- Cultural components
- A substantial donation to the project
- 24/7 staff support
Please visit our website to apply for this program.
- Program ID: # 1580
- duration: 1 to 2 Weeks2 Weeks to 1 Month
- location: Naro MoruKenya0° 9' 58.2048" S, 37° 1' 16.2444" EKE
- Fitness level: Moderately Fit
- Closest Airport: Nairobi, Kenya (NBO)
- Costs From: $1500 to $3000
- Program Type: Community Development Projects
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