A Taste of Kenya (Coast)

– Duration: 2 weeks – 

Experience the magic of coastal Kenya on this rewarding 2 week programme based in the charming rural village of Muhaka. You will be working on community projects, learning traditional skills and making a measurable impact through community development initiatives, all whilst being immersed in local culture.

You’ll also get the opportunity to spend some time relaxing on the stunning Diani beach in between your vital project work.

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This programme is designed to impact the following UN Sustainable Development Goals:

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A Taste of Kenya (Coast)

$1,340 per traveller


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The impact that you'll make

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School Improvement & Traditional House Building (Muhaka)

School Improvement (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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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: 1.5-2 hours drive from Mombasa Airport
Accommodation style: Traditional bandas and tents with comfy mattresses and bedding. Modern toilets, showers and sinks
Power: Mains electricity backed up by generator (between 18:00 – 22:00). British 3 pin power sockets
Social area: Based right in the heart of the community, in walking distance to project sites and a short drive to the beach. Chill out zone with camp fire and pool table
Signature dish: Ugali

 

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Day to Day

Day 1

Welcome to Kenya

Arrive into Moi airport where you’ll be met by a member of our Camps crew before taking the 2-3 hour journey to your first camp, Camp Muhaka. Situated in the heart of a rural village, we have been working with this community for over 7 years so you will be welcomed warmly by the people who will be your family during your stay.

Day 2

Village & community orientation

We’ll take a walk in the village to get to know the local families before having a full briefing on what your work here will involve. During the briefing, you will learn more about the current situation and challenges faced by the community.

Day 3-4

Community project work

In the Muhaka region, there are many vulnerable families and elders whose homes have fallen into disrepair. You will spend the next few days working alongside our locally employed craftsmen, helping to renovate or build a new house for a member of the community.

Day 5

Let’s hit the beach

Take the short 30 minute journey down to the spectacular Diani Beach (voted one of the top 10 beaches in the world) where you can chill out on the beach, have lunch, swim and get some souvenir shopping done.

Day 6

Chill out day

Enjoy a relaxed day at camp where you can take time to chill out, update your travel journal, get some laundry done and just relax and enjoy your surroundings.

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Back to community projects

Spend the rest of the week continuing your work on the house-building project.

Day 12

Beach day

Head to the coast for another day enjoying Diani Beach.

Day 13

Chill out day

Enjoy a well-earned chill out day before the busy week ahead.

Day 14

Kwaheri from Kenya

We’ll say our final farewells (or Kwaheri in Swahili) before transferring you back to the airport in time for your outbound flight.

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What's included

Food
Drinking water
Accommodation
Pre-travel support from dedicated UK team
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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