The Youth International Kenya program is a one-month experiential learning travel program in Kenya, beginning with a 1-day orientation in New York, NY.  The Fall 2022 Kenya program will run from November 26 to December 23, 2022.

Walking on Crescent Island, Kenyad

Detailed Itinerary: November 26 to December 23

Nov. 26 to 27: New York:  Team members meet up in New York City and begin a series of orientation workshops on topics including health, safety, cultural sensitivity, and team building, in preparation for their Kenya adventure.

On Nov. 27, the team flies together from New York to Kenya, arriving in the city of Nairobi on Nov. 28.

Nov. 28 to 29: Nairobi:  The team has time to begin exploring the bustling and exotic capital city of Kenya, and will visit the National Museum.

Nov. 29 to Dec. 2: Lake Naivasha:  Based along the shore of Lake Naivasha, living in simple wooden cabins surrounded by a vast array of bird and monkey life, with hippos lurking in the nearby waters, the team will explore some of the most amazing natural wonders in Kenya’s Great Rift Valley region.  This includes a hike around the volcanic crater of Mount Longonot, and searching out wildlife such as giraffes, zebras, wildebeests and much more on foot at Crescent Island, and by bicycle at Hell’s Gate National Park.

Dec. 2 to 8: Nakuru:  During this week, team members learn firsthand about real life in this mid-size Kenyan city by living it themselves with average middle-class host families.  They will become involved in family and community activities and will also volunteer to help build a school for street children, and will also run educational workshops for the children.  On the final day in Nakuru the team will search for, and learn about, an array of African wildlife while on jeep safari in Nakuru National Park.

Dec. 8 to 14: Kilgoris:  This week the team will learn experientially about small town and village life in Kenya while living with host families in the hills just outside Masai Mara National Park.  Days will be spent engaged in family and community activities, including volunteering to help renovate a local elementary school, as well as running educational workshops for the children.

Dec. 14 to 16: Masai Mara National Park:  Three day jeep safari, exploring and learning about a spectacular array African wildlife from elephants to rhinos to lions and much more while cruising the golden savannahs of the continents premier national park.

Dec. 16 to 22: Village Home stay:   For one week the team will live in very simple conditions with tribal families, in the bush, in the shadow of Mount Kilimanjaro.   Days will be spent learning firsthand about tribal Masai life while helping families with regular daily work and chores.  Participants will also run educational workshops for young tribal children at their outdoor school.  There will also be group outings to learn about the surrounding area.

Dec. 22 to 23: Nairobi:  Overnight back in the capital city.  Final team wrap up discussions and celebrations.

On Dec. 23 the team will fly from Nairobi back to New York City, and then onward individually to each team member’s final home destination.

*Although unlikely, it is possible that the starting and ending point in the USA could change due to flight schedules and availability.