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  • Work with Masai Mara children at a local school
  • Participate in the daily lifestyle of an authentic Masai village
  • Take unforgettable safaris in Masai Mara Game Reserve
The Masai Mara Voluntour 10D/9N tour starts and ends in Nairobi. The Masai Mara Voluntour 10D/9N is an Explorer tour that takes 10 days taking you through Nairobi, Kenya and other destinations in Kenya.

Embark on an unforgettable trip to an authentic Masai Mara village to volunteer at a local school with bright-eyed school children. Enjoy free time to explore the village and learn about the unique local way of life, take optional nature walks with a local guide and immerse yourself in the pristine natural surroundings of this unique community.
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Arrive to Nairobi Airport on Day 1 and get transferred to your accommodation. On Day 2 travel to the Masai Mara Community admiring stunning landscapes in the Great Rift Valley along the way. Begin your 5-day volunteering in a local school on Days 3-7, helping out with daily tasks, lessons and/or building projects. Use your free time to explore the village and learn about the local lifestyle and the unique traditions, and take optional nature walks with a local guide. On Day 8 enjoy a full day safari drive to see beautiful African mammals and birds. Have a picnic lunch at the Mara River before returning to the village to witness the singing and dancing that are part of their daily lives and sacred rituals. Enjoy a morning game drive on Day 9 before travelling back to Nairobi for one last night. On Day 10 get dropped-off at the airport where your unforgettable adventure will end.  
You will be picked-up today at the Nairobi airport and transferred to your eco-camp. Get settled in and then have free time to relax and enjoy your first day in Africa! Overnight in Nairobi.
Today you will take a transfer from Nairobi to the Masai Mara Community passing through beautiful rural Kenyan towns with the chance to admire stunning landscapes in the Great Rift Valley along the way. Upon arrival you will receive a briefing about the community and the volunteer project in which you will be participating and helping the local people. Have dinner and overnight at Masai Mara.
Today you will be taken to a local school where you will help out with daily tasks, lessons and/or building projects like building tables and chairs as needed. You will receive a briefing upon arrival and given instructions on what needs to be done for the day. Help out the kids with their daily lessons, reading and writing, teaching English, sports, drama, physical education and homework. If classes are out for the day, you can also help work on the maintenance and construction of the school facilities. This project only operates while school in in session (January-March, May-July, September-November).

The program's goals are to:

- Support children in daily schoolwork

- Offer additional activities through sports, hobbies, etc.

- Help to maintain/build community homes and structures 

While on project you can use your free time to spend time in the village to learn about the local lifestyle and the unique traditions of this colourful and vibrant community. You can also take an optional nature walk with a local guide (optional activity at no extra charge, except for a tip that you can pay directly to the guide.) If you’re in need of a break from village life, you spend an afternoon at one of the neighbouring lodges where you can swim and have a meal at the restaurant (at an extra cost on your own).
Today you will enjoy full day drives for the day to absorb the beauty and splendor of the Mara. In this country of breathtaking vistas, view its vast assemblages of plains game together with their associated predators. Mara has the largest population of lions to be found in Kenya. Other animals to be seen here include Buffalo, Black Rhino, Hippopotamus, Leopard, Cheetah, Common Zebra, Coke's Hartebeest, White-bearded Gnu, Oribi, Warthog and Thomson's and Grant's Gazelles. The bird life of Mara is as profuse as its mammalian fauna.

Have a picnic lunch at the Mara River where you can enjoy your box lunch while watching crocodiles and hippos laze around in their natural habitat. This is a great way to take advantage of your time in the park and enjoy seeing the views below and all around you. After lunch continue your game drive in search for more wildlife.

You will be dropped off back at the Masai Village at 5:00 pm for an opportunity to visit the Masai people to witness the singing and dancing that are part of their daily lives and sacred rituals. Upon arrival at the village proceed for a nature walk with the Masai naturalist guide, you will get to see herbs that are used as medication among the Masai. Return to the village where a camp fire will be lit, entertainment from both women, children and men of the village follows with a chance for you to join in their dancing. The chief will then give you stories of their culture and tradition, they will show you how the herbs seen during the nature walk are prepared and used. You will also have a glimpse into their homes and social structure, dinner will be served at the village followed by coffee and tea as you leave to return to the camp for overnight.
Have an early morning game viewing drive in the park and return to the camp for full breakfast. After breakfast you will then depart on a leisurely drive to Nairobi arriving late afternoon. Drop off at your Nairobi eco-camp.
Today your unforgettable Masai Mara Voluntour adventure will come to an end as you say goodbye to Kenya and check in for your return flight home. We wish you a safe journey for your onward travels!
what’s included
9 Nights Accommodation
  • 2N Camping Nairobi Full Board (Private Tent for Solo Travellers, Shared Tent for Groups)
  • 7N Masai Mara Community Full Board
Meals
  • 10 Breakfasts, 8 Lunches, 10 Dinners
Transport
  • Return Transportation Nairobi to Masai Mara
Others
  • Nairobi Airport Pickup and Dropoff
  • Briefing About Volunteer Program
  • Volunteering for 5 days in Masai Mara
  • 2 Safaris in Masai Mara with Park Fees
what’s excluded
  • Other Meals/Drinks
  • Extra Days of Volunteering
  • Suggested Donation to Volunteer Project
  • Tips
  • Personal Expenses
  • Flight Tickets
  • Travel Insurance
Tour details
Duration 10 days
Tour Type Group Tour - Max 10 participants
guiding method Live guide/instructor
Guide Language English
Starts/Ends Nairobi, Kenya/ Nairobi, Kenya
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A deposit of 629 USD is required to confirm this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 89 days before departure. For any departures within 23 August 2019 full payment is required.

Travel Insurance

The Masai Mara Voluntour 10D/9N tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

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For this Masai Mara Voluntour 10D/9N tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

CancellationNo additional cancellation fees apply for this Masai Mara Voluntour 10D/9N tour. You can cancel the tour up to 90 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 89 days of departure.
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