International Students from Netherlands for the IB requirement for CAS through cultural immersion and practical Service work.
- Mindfulness– You will be challenged to step outside your comfort zone and develop your self-confidence.
- Conservation– You will learn about how human and nature can co-exist, Experience the concept of eco-tourism in a self-sufficient camp, Help to reforest Kakamega Forest & Elgeyo Marakwet
- Teaching and Artistic Experience– Offer your time and energy to spend time with Luhya & Kalenjn children and craft together. You will learn how to make brooms, mats, clay pots, etc. You will be challenged to be more sensitive to the other cultures. A chance to also learn Luhya, Kalenjin or Swahili language.
- Adventure– Apart from Masai Mara Safari, you will venture into Elgeyo Marakwet’s nature and have a day-long trek in the Kakamega forest with a Botanist where you will learn about different herbal and medicinal plants.
Examples of trips
The Gedi ruins are one of Kenya’s great mysteries. Set in an idyllic location on the Indian Ocean, and buried deep in a lush forest, the town was thought to have been founded in the early 13th-century, although hard evidence eludes most scientists. But what has really baffled researchers is the well-established town’s mysterious abandonment and incredible development.
Built by the Portuguese at the end of the 16th century, Fort Jesus, Mombasa, bears testimony to the first successful attempt by Western civilization to rule the Indian ocean trade routes, which, until then had remained under Eastern influence. African, Arabs Turkish, Persian and European origin fought to gain and maintain their control over this strategic port.
This is a nice place to begin seeing what Africa is about. They have extensive information about all of the early human skeleton finds by the Leakey group. They also have an extensive collection of animals and birds found in Africa.
Love it or hate it, Carnivore serves up Kenya’s most famous nyama choma (barbecued meat) –Here you can eat all wild meat with the company of live entertainment.
Hell’s gate represents an area of great geological phenomenon (i.e., hot water geysers and hot springs). The caves are breath-taking, and you can enjoy a hot natural bath.
Sheldrick’s orphanage in Nairobi has everything that will make a baby elephant feel right at home. The y have own room, playground and 24 hour care.
A beautiful farm with serene surroundings. The farmhouse gained international fame with the release of the movie ‘Out of Africa’ an Oscar winning film based on Karen’s an autobiography by the same title.
This is a must visit specially if you are a lover of giraffes.
Bomas of Kenya
The talented resident artists at this cultural centre perform traditional dances and songs taken from the country’s various tribal groups, including Arabic-influenced Swahili taarab music, Kalenjin warrior dances, Embu drumming and Kikuyu circumcision ceremonies. The complex consists of several bomas (villages), each constructed in the architectural style of Kenya’s major ethnic groups.
Kenya’s creativity- a market for much needed souvenirs
Situated in the southwest of Kenya, covering an area of 1 510 square km (583 square miles), the Masai Mara National Reserve is a land of breath-taking vistas, abundant wildlife, and endless plains. You will definitely see the Big 5 .The park is also home to over 450 bird species.
You can also visit here and eat Kenya’s traditional food. Authentic African food.
Ruma National Park
Ruma National Park is the only terrestrial park in Kenya’s Nyanza Province. Dubbed the “Last Retreat of the Roan Antelope”, the park protects the only indigenous population of rare roan antelopes within Kenya.
This is for bird lovers.
Kisumu Impala park & Museum
Ramogi Hill in Yimbo, Siaya County occupies a special place among the Luo. It is a revered place — considered the spot where the Luo first settled during their migration from Uganda before occupying various parts of what is present-day Luo Nyanza
Kisii Soap stone
African soapstone, also known as Kisii soapstone, comes from Kisii county in southwestern Kenya.
Kogelo, Obama’s home.
Home of Obama’s father.
Kisumu Impala park & Museum
Set on the shores of Lake Victoria, the vicinity is spectacular.
Legend has it that Kit Mikayi Shrine is associated with the good fortunes of the Seme people and other Luo ethnic.
Rusinga Island (Tom Mboya Museleum)
Tom Mboya is ont of the unsung heroes of Kenya. A visit of his tomb will give you an insight of his life and legacy.
Here you will find valuable artefacts
Lake Simi Nyaima
In the Luo dialect it means “the sunken village”, the “Simi Nyaima” is a wonderful little volcanic lake in the Karachuonyo area of western Kenya.
It is rich in rare vegetation and trees with d=amazing different species of birds.
You will see amazing creativity with clay.