Camp Kenya 1 Month - Muhaka Community Programme

You will spend four weeks working hand in hand with the local community of Muhaka, a charming village in the Kwale region of Kenya.

Our beautiful camp sits in the middle of a forest, rich in palm and mango trees that provide cooling shade from the heat of the sun, where monkeys and bush babies inquisitively watch you from the canopy. Smiles and singing will greet you at the local schools where you will spend most of your time, working to improve school infrastructure which results in more children gaining access to vital education.

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Camp Kenya 1 Month – Muhaka Community Programme

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The impact you will make

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School Improvement & Traditional House Building (Muhaka)

Muhaka village remains one of the poorest communities in the area and many of its residents cannot afford to repair or rebuild their houses, which have deteriorated over time. The school is also in a constant state of disrepair. You will help by building traditional housing for people and supporting the ongoing renovation of the school.

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activities include

  1. Helping to build a traditional house for needy families
  2. Take part in various environmentally friendly income generating activities e.g. tree planting
  3. Digging classroom foundations & laying bricks
  4. Plastering, painting and decorating buildings
  5. Making classroom furniture

 

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What people say

Marz, Larissa
I absolutely loved my time in Kenya - the people I met were amazing, the country is just incredible, and Camps really made my time there unforgettable! Larissa – Kenya
brown michael
I climbed Kilimanjaro, became a qualified scuba diver, met countless incredible people and played a part in some of the amazing ongoing Camps projects. If you're thinking about doing a trip with camps, BOOK IT... Michael – Kenya

Camp Muhaka

Camp Muhaka will quickly become your home away from home. With stylish traditional buildings and a great social scene, there’s plenty to keep you busy. Being in the heart of the village also has its perks; all your project sites are only a short walk away and you can walk with the children to and from school so you’ll be a local in no time!

Location: 50 km (1.5-2 hours drive) from Mombasa Airport, 540 km (8-9 hours drive) from Nairobi Airport

Accommodation: Traditional bandas with comfy mattresses & bedding. Modern toilets, showers & sinks

Power: Mains electricity backed up by generator (between 18:00 – 22:00). British 3 pin power sockets

Phone Signal: Intermittent

Meals: Three healthy, well balanced and tasty meals a day e.g. toast, cereal,  and omelette for breakfast; rice, beef stew/curry with veg for lunch/dinner & fruit

Signature dish: Ugali

Social: Chill out zone, Camp fire, pool table

 

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Camps crew

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Local camps crew

Sammy K

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.

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Day to day - Sample itinerary

Day 01

Karibu Kenya!

You will arrive into Mombasa where you will be met by a member of our local team and transferred to our charming Camp Muhaka. Upon arrival you’ll receive a warm welcome from our legendary camp staff. You’ll be shown around your new African home by our camp manager and briefed by our project manager on the work you will be undertaking.

Day 02

Village & Community Orientation

Today we take a walk into the village, meeting with different families and delivering a volunteer briefing and orientation. During the briefing, you will learn more about the current situation and challenges faced by the community. We will talk through project objectives and what we will be working on, with your help, over the next four weeks.

Day 03-06

School project work

Let the project work begin! You will spend the next 4 days helping to improve school infrastructure and homes for members of the community who need it the most within the village. You will work in collaboration with local tradesmen on home improvements, building school desks and classrooms.

Day 07-08

Beach Day & chill out

Spend your Saturday at the beautiful Diani coast and Sunday relax in camp, do laundry, update your diary or just chill out. There are some great activities available to book the beach and you can also sample the numerous shops, restaurants and beach bars that Diani has to offer.

Day 09-10

Cultural Days

A unique opportunity to interact with local families and gain a true insight into rural village life in Africa. You will team up with some of the local women who will teach you some of their skills, including how to cook local delicacies and make Makuti (palm tree) roofing.

Day 11-13

Environmental Work

Let’s go green and address environmental conservation at the sacred Kaya forest.  We will be clearing buffer zones for indigenous tree planting and building a sheltered tree nursery. A chance also to enjoy a guided walk in the sacred forest with the Kaya elders learning its interesting historical background, uses of its indigenous plants and fascinating cultural practices.

Day 14-15

Beach Day & Optional Thrilling Activities

Saturday is here…Another beautiful day at the Diani coast – well earned. You can relax and enjoy the days!

Day 16-20

Community work

Over the next 5 days our community work will have a specific focus on community housing and we will re-build homes, using traditional methods and styles, for vulnerable and elderly members of the community. A seriously rewarding project!

Day 21-22

Beach days

Your last days to spend enjoying the stunning Diani beach.

Day 23-26

Community work

You will continue with the housing project for the next 4 days.

Day 27

Housing Handover

Today is the last day of project your chance to put the finishing touches to the traditional house before you hand it over to the new (and very excited) owner. Today you also have the chance to say your farewells to the Kenya team and the local families that have no doubt become friends.

Day 28

KWAHERI!! Departure Day

Today we say final goodbyes before transferring you back to Mombasa Airport.

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What's included

Food
Drinking water
Accommodation
Pre-travel support from dedicated UK team
Beach days
Community and school project work
Cultural skills classes
In-country support from dedicated local team
In-country airport & activity transfers
All project costs & materials
Orientation & language lessons
24-hour emergency support
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Don’t forget… flights, travel insurance, visas and vaccinations. Please note, you must be over 18 years old at time of departure.

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