September 22 - October 22, 2023
Arrive to Kenya by Friday September 22, 2023. The expedition activities continue through Sunday October 22, 2023; then participants can return home on Monday October 23, 2023 or remain for tours that require additional fees.
Program Fee: $1,950 (covers all meals, accommodation, transportation, project costs, and group cultural/ sightseeing expenses; airfare not included). A $250 non-refundable deposit must be paid two months prior to trip departure. The full payment (the remaining $1,700) is due one month prior to departure.
Follow this link to make payments via Donorbox.
Participants must arrive at Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (IATA: NBO) and then fly into Kisumu International Airport (IATA: KIS).
Participants will stay in a hostel located in Vihiga. The hostel has indoor plumbing, running water, and electricity.
Please make sure that you read and follow the US State Department's Travel Advisories and Recommendations for Kenya.
Volunteers are required to purchase their own travel insurance.
Vihiga is a beautiful area located in western Kenya. Participants will visit several of Vihiga's rural villages, including Kakamega, Khatikala, Maragoli, and Mbale. On this expedition, participants will be able to perform service such as:
Expeditions include educational, environmental and cultural excursions during the evenings and weekends. This may include trips to the Lake Victoria, Impala Sanctuary, Harambee Open Market, Mbale Open Market, the Kakamega Forest Hotel, the Equator line, Nairobi Game Park, and Musungutii Village ancestral caves. It may also include cultural dance performances,African storytelling, and learning how to make African traditional baskets, huts and souvenirs from banana fibers.
Read a volunteer's blog about her Serve a Village expedition to Kenya
You may wish to extend your travel by adding one of the following tours (the cost of the tours is not included in the expedition fee):
To join a Kenya Expedition, please fill out the Expedition Interest Form.
Fill out an Expedition Interest Form.
Two months before the start of the trip, pay a $250 non-refundable deposit using the Donorbox.
One month prior to the trip departure date, use Donorbox to make your final payment of $1,700.
Purchase your airline tickets using whichever vendor you prefer. Airfare is not included in your trip fee.