A trip like no other

An incredible volunteering experience for a group of like-minded people

Friends and Family

African Adventures’ first friends and family trip departs for Kenya on 28th September 2019, when a group of like-minded individuals will be a part of a once-in-a-lifetime experience at our partner schools in the Rift Valley – and you are invited to join us.

The eight-night trip, which departs from London Heathrow, includes a week of volunteering and our famous Rift Valley Adventure Day on your day off. Regardless of age or experience, with the right enthusiasm and motivation, we believe everyone has something to offer, and our team will be there to support you every step of the way.

You can choose between two volunteer roles – Teaching & Multi-Sports or Building & Renovation – to help us fulfil our commitment to advancing the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Those opting for Teaching and & Multi-Sports will spend their time assisting teachers in lessons, and engaging with children between the ages of 3-17. You will have access to a host of support and resources before you go, so you’ll be prepared before you travel. Our Building & Renovation programme, which is a more hands-on role focused on improving the facilities to create more conducive learning spaces, will also be based at one of our partner schools.

Our online volunteer portal, My African Adventure, provides all the information you’ll need before travel, including visa application support, vaccination advice, fundraising hints and tips, and what to expect in Kenya. Your trip will be led by one of our friendly, experienced Trip Hosts from your arrival in Nairobi to the moment you leave.

So, whether you join on your own or encourage friends and family to come with you, don’t miss this incredible opportunity to really get under the skin of this enchanting country. You will make some amazing memories, tick something off your bucket list, and find out new things about yourself, through a journey that is challenging, rewarding and worthwhile in equal measure.

This is your opportunity to make a lasting difference at our partner projects in Kenya and lifelong memories for yourself.

So, check out the trip details below and join today – we promise you won’t regret it!

Please note that all volunteers will be required to undergo a DBS check prior to travel, and that under-18’s will need to be accompanied by an adult.

Five Reasons To Choose Us

African Adventures has organised successful experiences for thousands of volunteers and hundreds of groups. We proudly hold a number of accreditations that should give you faith that you are travelling with a reputable and trusted company that is safely run, fully insured, and responsibly motivated.

We make the organisation of your trip as easy as possible. Our bespoke online platform holds all the tools and resources you and your fellow travellers will need to prepare you for the journey ahead. Your dedicated Groups Manager will take care of trip admin and make sure that your group is looked after, from launch to your safe return.

African Adventures is a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact, aligning our work to the UN Sustainable Development Goals; the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. We are committed to driving 15 of the 17 Goals – related to people, planet, prosperity, peace, and partnership – giving our work real focus and meaning.

Quite simply, we guarantee that you won’t find the same opportunity for less. Our packages include everything you need and our fundraising support tools make financing them as simple as possible.

We have established a unique, ethical and effective model of volunteering which allows volunteers to get the most out of their experience whilst providing maximum benefit to our partner projects. African Adventures provides a great vehicle for those who wish to carry out meaningful and worthwhile volunteer work, as well as have an amazing travel experience.

Friends and Family Trip Package

What’s Included In Your Package

We pride ourselves on our excellent pre-departure service and comprehensive packages.

Pre-Departure
  • Dedicated UK Groups Manager
  • Launch presentation and pre-departure meeting
  • Fundraising support and ideas
  • Access to our online portal, My African Adventure, for trip information, travel advice, payments and planning
  • Bespoke volunteer travel insurance
  • Financial protection under the ATOL scheme
  • African Adventures t-shirt
  • Water-to-Go filter bottle
  • Visa application support
When You Travel
  • Return indirect flights from London Heathrow1
  • Return airport transfers in-country and daily transport
  • Orientation upon arrival
  • Dedicated Kenyan Trip Host
  • All accommodation
  • Three meals per day2
  • Pre-planned project work
  • 24-hour support in the event of an emergency
  • Cultural events and activities
  • Project development contribution
  • Rift Valley Adventure Day

What’s Not Included

Very little, actually.

Pre-departure
  • UK medical expenses – any vaccinations or antimalarial tablets
  • Visa fee (£30)
  • DBS check (£10)
During your trip
  • Drinks
  1. Direct flights and regional airport departures available for additional cost
  2. Food not included for transit and Rift Valley days

Discover and Explore

Rift Valley Adventure Day

Created millions of years ago by tectonic plate movement, Kenya’s Rift Valley is famed for its magnificent views and pristine game reserves.

Our exclusive Rift Valley Adventure Day encompasses safari, science and exploration, all in a day! You will start off bright and early at the gates of the world-famous Lake Nakuru National Safari Park in search of a vast array of animals. Next, you will head to the earth’s equator for a unique science experiment, before completing your day with a hike at Thomson Falls.