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Experience rural Africa as you base yourself in Gatanga Village, approximately 1.5 hours’ drive from the Kenyan capital, Nairobi. Explore the nearby town of Thika, where you can stock up on basics, visit restaurants and check out it’s highlights, such as the Fourteen Falls, before heading back to the quieter Gatanga Village for an authentic cultural immersion. Other excursions can include sightseeing in Nakuru, a beach weekend in Mombasa, hiking in Mount Kenya and visiting Kenya’s national parks.
Help local farmers develop their farming methods so as to create a sustainable produce system. This will help them ensure food security for the future as well as be able to continue offering employment opportunities to the local community members.
Some of your tasks may include:
Internet: Wifi is available in public areas.
Laundry: A laundry service is available for an additional fee.
Accommodations: Volunteers will stay in simple, shared, single-gender rooms with 3-7 other volunteers. A bathroom will be shared with other volunteers and hot water will generally be available. Room upgrades are available for an additional fee. All participants are expected to be environmentally aware and use all resources with restraint, especially water, paper and electricity.
Food: You will be served three authentic Kenyan meals every during the week, and two each day on weekends. Typical dishes consist of vegetables, potatoes, eggs, bread and fruit. Special diets can be accommodated , but must be requested in advance.
Please take note of this project’s minimum requirements:
Gatanga Village is located a short drive away from the town of Thika and the nation’s capital, Nairobi. You will easily be able to take excursions from either of those places to further explore Kenya.
The Fourteen Falls
Be astounded by the beauty of the Fourteen Falls as you feel the cool breeze and splashes of water from the falls. The park is also an excellent spot for bird watching.
Nairobi National Park
Have the best of both worlds as you enjoy lunch in the city and an afternoon exploring a national park filled with giraffes, lions, leopards, baboons and more, in the wild.
Mount Kenya is a breathtaking World Heritage Site, boasting a dense forest, endangered species of animals, mineral springs and more. It is also the second tallest mountain in Africa, making it a perfect place for a day hike or an extended excursion opportunity after the volunteer program.