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Enjoy rural Africa as you base yourself in Gatanga Village, approximately 1.5 hours drive from the capital and nightclub hub of Kenya, 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.
In this project you will be assisting local teachers run classes of over 30 students – all extra hands are appreciated! Spend your time caring for the children, participating in educational activities and lesson planning.
Some of your tasks may include:
Holidays: During holidays, volunteers will be taking part in an English camp. The camp will be running during these holidays:
Internet: WiFi is available in public areas.
Laundry: Volunteers can choose to hand wash their clothing or pay for a laundry service.
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.
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 Kenya’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.