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Kenya Beach Holiday Program
The International Volunteer Travel Beach Vacation program in Kenya
combines international volunteer placement with exciting beach
experience, tours of Kenya’s coastal city of Mombasa.
In Mombasa, international volunteers and overseas interns will have time to simply relax at the beach, swim, snorkel and tour the city of Mombasa.
The pace of life in this Indian Ocean beach town of Kenya is slow and relaxed -- ideal for recreation and recuperation. Mombasa is a historical and cosmopolitan city with architectural design that depicts the influence of its diverse population of Africans, Middle easterners, Indians and Europeans.
A Typical schedule of our International Volunteer Travel Kenya Beach Holiday Program is provided below:
Day 1: Arrival and pick up from the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, in Nairobi, Kenya and transfer to host family home
Day 2: Morning: registration and start of orientation. About 4 hours lecture at the home of your host. Topics covered during orientation lecture will include East African culture, history, customs, politics, geography, and necessary health precautions, and various other topics, such as the diversity of Kenyan life. Afternoon is free for exploring rural Kenyan life and getting to know your host family.
Day 3: Intentional volunteers and interns abroad leave for project early in the morning after breakfast. Introductions held with project staff, and the host family.
Day 3-6: Voluntary service or internship work abroad. Volunteers and interns are free to explore the surrounding areas in their free time.
Day 7-12: Mombasa Beach Holiday Trip (6 days)
Day 7: Travel to Mombasa: International volunteers and interns travel to and from Mombasa will be by evening bus or train arriving Mombasa early morning the 8th day.
Day 8: Mombasa - Arrival, meet, pickup. International volunteers and interns abroad in Kenya transfer to hotel about 30 minutes away from the city. Ideally, accommodation will be in a conventional hotel rooms or in makuti (coconut palm) thatched beach rooms with conventional hotel amenities including. Community room will have satellite television, telephone, mini-bar and restaurant serving local and international cuisine.
Hotel facilities include swimming pool and guest laundry service. Some hotels will have diving school and tennis courts. If you arrive early you will have the day to yourself to relax, enjoy the beach and have fun or to take a personal tour of the city of Mombasa. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Day 9: Tour of Mombasa City. After breakfast international volunteers and interns abroad in Kenya proceed on a full day city tour of Mombasa.
The tour will take you to Mombasa Old Town and Fort Jesus, Kilindini Old Port, Akamba and Marikit markets. You will be fascinated by the unique architectural design of Fort Jesus constructed by the Portuguese in 1593 to protect them from enemies. Walk through the grid of narrow winding streets lined with houses built to coastal Swahili and Indian designs that is Mombasa Old Town.
You will also visit the Akamba Handicraft market and see artists carve various crafts as you watch. You will also visit Marikit market and an Indian Temple. Time permitting volunteers abroad and overseas interns in Kenya will tour Haller Park, named after the Swiss agronomist Rene Haller whose vision transformed a huge abandoned cement quarry into a spectacular 7 sq km nature and animal sanctuary.
Breakfast, dinner and overnight at your hotel.
Day 10: Beach Relaxation: The entire day is free for international volunteers and interns abroad in Kenya to do what they like best. Simply relax, and enjoy the beach at the hotel, swim in the blue waters of Indian Ocean, or take a private excursion for wind surfing, scuba diving, water skiing, snorkeling, deep-sea fishing or goggling. Breakfast, dinner and overnight at your hotel.
Day 11: Bush Tour: Early after breakfast international volunteers and interns abroad in Kenya start out on a half-day “bush tour”. Depart for Kilifi with stopover at a sisal plantation. Visit a village of the local Miji-Kenda people, have fun and interact with the local community as you observe their way of life.
Thereafter drive back to Mombasa arriving late afternoon. Breakfast, dinner and overnight at your hotel.
Day 12: Mombasa- Departure: After breakfast, international volunteers and interns abroad in Kenya transfer to Mombasa for departure back to Nairobi. International volunteers and interns spend the free day in Mombasa – leisure and meals at own cost. In the evening transfer to Nairobi.
Day 13: Free. Program Evaluation.
Day 14: Departure (those staying for 2 weeks); the rest proceed to volunteer Kenya placement.
This schedule is subject to change by the country coordinator to suit local circumstances. Accommodation in Mombasa features 2-4 star hotel or lodge. This program requires a minimum signup time of 2 weeks. Please read the special highlights and requirements for Kenya safari, beach holiday and adventure programs, including how to combine adventure with internship abroad or volunteer Kenya programs - click here.
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