from £1695 GBP
Join Adventure Alternative for a month long adventure of a lifetime in Kenya, where you will join a very special and incredibly lively Kenyan team along with our experienced leaders, travelling away from the well-trodden tourist routes, and forging friendships across cultural divides through real challenges.
Work on long-term, relevant grassroots projects with a company that has genuine principles of investing in and promoting the lives of hundreds of young people and families. This includes building schools and clinics and orphanages, as well as running 'summer camps' for street kids. Then climb the second highest mountain in Africa, go on an amazing overland safari and finish by relaxing on the beach by the Indian Ocean, snorkelling and enjoying the tropical sun.
Africamp is a real hands-on expedition that will let you explore Kenya, see African life and meet many wonderful people along the way through working with street children, running proper community projects, climbing Mount Kenya and going on a real overland safari all the way to the Indian Ocean.
Africamp was voted as one of the Top 5 expedition experiences for young people in the national press, and for the past twelve years we have constantly improved and refined this expedition so it is an unforgettable month. We ask a lot of you, this is no hand-holding exercise, but we promise you much in return.Accommodation
Generally most of your time will be spent in tents. On the mountain we use high quality tents and at the camp or on safari you will sleep in larger walk in safari tents or sometimes in dormitories. On the coast it is very warm and tropical and we pitch our tents close to the sea. We have an excellent base in Nairobi and a very comprehensive office on a site with hot showers, rooms, computer and restaurant.Food
Food is always plentiful and varied but not always the same as at home. You will have the opportunity to feast on Kenyan and Ethiopian delicacies, game meats, stews, roasted corn, sugar canes and fresh fruit. Lots of vegetables, potatoes, salads and good food is part of the success for a good expedition. For the mountain you get to choose your own food from the supermarkets and we provide pots, stoves and fuel.
This expedition can be extended to include teaching in slum or rural schools
£400 per extra month
All the time
This placement would suit:
people interested in development in action, social understanding and global issues, through teaching, practical projects and interaction with street children and their communities
Do you accept non UK citizens?
Do you accept applicants with disabilities?
accommodation, food, airport pickup
It’s much more than just working in Kenya and Nepal-we want you to live there too! Our own accommodation, transport and full-time back-up staff help you make the most of your visit. Our projects are long-running and we are committed to making them sustainable.