About The Trip

In partnership with Gathimba Edwards Foundation, we are excited to offer you a chance to be part of a team that will build homes and lay the foundations to a brighter future for kids in Kenya. 

Who: The first 10 people who sign up, will join us to build homes for families in need. Read about the families here.  

What: A trip to Kenya for volunteers who wish to build homes for families in need

Where: Karatina, Kenya - East Africa

When: October 7th - October 19th, 2017

*Cost: The cost of the trip (excluding international flights) will be $1,000 per person.  This includes all accommodation, meals, in-country transport, airport transfers and water. 

  • This trip is offered at cost price so we kindly ask that everyone joining our adventure to utilize our GoFundMe for this project to help us fund raise for the approximate $25,000 building material and land costs (Gathimba Edwards is fundraising the majority of these costs, but every bit helps). It would be fantastic if each participant could attempt to raise a minimum of $500 to help us cover these costs. 

Itinerary: The focus of the trip will be building the homes for families in need - but we've been sure to mix in adventure as well, making for an unforgettable, once-in-a-lifetime experience!

  • Saturday 10/7/17: Arrive in Nairobi
  • Sunday 10/8/17: Travel by bus to Karatina
  • Monday 10/9 - Monday 10/16: Build homes, visit families, experience Karatina, Kenya
  • Tuesday 10/17: Officially open new houses, travel by bus to Nairobi, check in to Hotel Troy, Visit David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage
  • Wednesday 10/18/17: Relax by the pool at Hotel Troy. Optional - tour Nairobi
  • Thursday 10/19/17: Nairobi National Park, Shower, Fly home in the evening 
  • Optional Safari:  This safari will take place from October 20th – 22nd and will cost an additional $600 – this includes accommodation, transport and meals.  If you are joining the safari adventure, return flight to your final (home) destination should be booked for after 10pm on Sunday October 22nd.  
  • If you wish to arrive on the evening of Friday, the 6th of October, then we can arrange airport pick up and hotel accommodation for an additional charge. Please book return flight for after 10pm on Thursday 19th October unless you wish to attend an optional 3 days safari to the famous Masai Mara following the end of the home building trip. 

Reserve Your Spot:  Please let us know via email (sanna@leesisters.org) if you wish to reserve your spot!  Due to limited hotel capacity and volunteer interest levels, we only have 10 spots available for the October 2017 trip.  If October does not suit you, send an email anyway, as we also are planning a trip to Kenya for Spring 2018. 

Corporate Sponsors: If participants know of companies or individuals that may be in a position to sponsor team t-shirts, lunches each day, tools, timber, windows, doors or any other individual aspect of the work please let us know.

Attention Participants:

  • Please let us know of any DIY experience you have. To register your place or find out more information, please email sanna@leesisters.org
  • Required: apply for your Kenyan visa here and make sure you have all the necessary vaccinations in time before you travel.  Do not hesitate to contact us with questions! 

A Few Travel Notes: 

After your spot is reserved, you'll receive all the information you need to prepare for your trip: packing list, detailed itinerary, and more. You are responsible for booking your own travel. Individual booking information is below.

Booking Flights:

Airport: Nairobi - Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO)
Arrival Time: [SAT - 10/7/17] 
Departure Time: [THUR - 10/19/17] 

Payment:

  • A $500 Deposit secures your spot
  • Payment is due in full 45 days prior to departure (Aug 9th, 2017)
  • What's not included: alcohol, mandatory travel insurance, incidentals, airfare

*Flights not included in pricing. Itinerary subject to change. Click here for our terms & conditions. 


RESERVE YOUR SPOT

Get in touch with us today to sign up and ensure you are one of the team!

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PHOTOS OF KENYA

See pictures from previous trips and let your mind wander, as no two trips are identical! 

THE FAMILIES

Learn about the two families who we will build new homes for. 

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Testimonials

Our partner for the Kenya Trip, Gathimba Edwards Foundation (GEF), has been organizing trips to Kenya for several years. They're well organized and experienced, paying attention to every  detail.  By collaborating with Gathimba Edwards, we can ensure the trip will go smoothly and be a success for all!  

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“What a trip, amazing, emotional, exhausting, exhilarating, beautiful, breathtaking and more than anything humbling. We were able to witness first hand, not only the utter poverty but, the inspirational work the Gathimba Edwards team are doing. How so little can do so much and how a smile and a wave(and maybe a sweetie and some bubbles) can bring so much joy. This trip has changed us it has inspired us it has moved us and it will remain with us.”
— Abi - partipant of Gathimba Edwards April 2017 trip to Kenya
Myles Edwards & Gideon Gathimba are two of the most genuine guys I’ve ever met. After recently returning from a very successful building trip to Kenya, organised by them - with help & support from Dan Mulhare & Peter Githingi, I feel a 5 star award is much deserved. The happy smiles on the faces of the kids we encountered said it all & I for one, felt so happy knowing we were helping to make a difference to people’s lives.
— Jo R., Participant of Kenya Building Trip October 2015
“Huge thanks to the AWESOME team in Kenya, it feels like my second home, the people are amazing. The work that the Gathimba Edwards Foundation puts into the two weeks that we were there is astounding, I am sure everyone that was with me would agree. 👍👍 Already looking forward to a new adventure with the next group who are going to go next April, if anyone is thinking of going, JUST DO IT, it will be the best experience of your life and make you appreciate what you have here. What are you waiting for?”
— Allen B., Participant of April 2017 trip to Kenya (Allen has joined GEF trips 3 years in a row)