Kenya Community Builder Site Visit 2011

The following outlines our projects and other sites in Kenya that you will have the opportunity visit, a tentative itinerary, estimated costs and other useful information. Return to the site visits homepage.

Tentative Itinerary

Day 1: August 10
• Overnight flight USA – Europe

Day 2: August 11
• Arrival in Europe
• Connect with overnight flight Europe – Nairobi

Day 3: August 12
• Arrive in Nairobi this morning
• Transfer to hotel and check in
• Transfer to Macushla House for lunch, visit the Giraffe Center and Karen Blixen Museum
• Transfer back to hotel, evening at leisure
• Overnight at Norfolk Hotel

Day 4: August 13
• After breakfast transfer to Mathare Football for Hope Centre followed by SIDAREC Technology and Media Lab
• Dinner at Norfolk Hotel
• Overnight at Norfolk Hotel

Day 5: August 14
• Transfer to Nairobi airport for flight to Kisumu
• Overnight at Kiboko Resort

Day 6: August 15
• Transfer to Kisumu airport for flight back to Nairobi
• Transfer to Ol Pejeta Private Conservancy with en route visit to Mahiga High Rainwater Court
• Night game drive and dinner
• Overnight at Sweetwaters Tented Camp

Day 7: August 16
• Morning game drive at Ol Pejeta
• Overnight at Sweetwaters Tented Camp

Day 8: August 17
• Morning transfer back to Nairobi
• Dayroom use at Norfolk Hotel
• 4:40PM transfer to David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage for private encounter at 5PM
• Transfer to local restaurant for farewell dinner
• Transfer to Nairobi Airport for late evening departure

**This itinerary is subject to change based on partner availability, weather conditions and other factors.

Trip Details

Project Visits:

NAME: Mahiga High Rainwater Court
DESIGN FELLOW: Greg Elsner (Project Designer)
LOCATION: Mahiga, Nairobi Area, Kenya
START DATE: May 17, 2009
CURRENT PHASE: Construction complete

NAME: Mathare Football for Hope Centre
DESIGN FELLOW: Isaac Mugumbule
LOCATION: Kangundo Road, Komarock, Kenya
START DATE: August 30, 2008
CURRENT PHASE: Construction complete

NAME: SIDAREC Technology and Media Lab
DESIGN FELLOW: Isaac Mugumbule
LOCATION: Mukuru Kwa Njenga, Nairobi, Kenya
START DATE: March 19, 2008
CURRENT PHASE: In construction

Map of projects




A. Mathare Football for Hope Centre, Nairobi
B. SIDAREC Technology and Media Lab, Nairobi
C. Mahiga High Rainwater Court, Mahiga

Accommodation:

Norfolk Hotel
Kiboko Resort
Sweetwaters Tented Camp

Food, Expenses, Misc.:

All accommodations, activities and meals as indicated in the itinerary will be included. Many of the lodges provide laundry capabilities, phone and internet access. Tips will be expected by the drivers, guides and staff at accommodations.

Arrival:

All guests should plan to arrive in Nairobi on August 12. When you arrive you will be escorted by a private driver to the Norfolk Hotel in Nairobi.

Transportation:

Transportation will be arranged for you for the duration of the stay with professional, experienced, English-speaking driver/guides and private 8-seater minivans.

Estimated cost ending on August 17 at Nairobi airport

Single:
$ 3,299 - accommodations, activities and meals as indicated in the itinerary, domestic flights within Kenya, transportation in private 8-seater minivans with pop-top roof, English-speaking driver/guides, park and entrance fees

Double:
$ 5,078 (cost for one couple) - accommodations, activities and meals as indicated in the itinerary, domestic flights within Kenya, transportation in private 8-seater minivans with pop-top roof, English-speaking driver/guides, park and entrance fees

Estimated cost for one (1) international airfare ticket:
$ 1,800 - 2,000 (coach class)

Not included:
• International flights
• Visa fees (currently $50 per person)
• Drinks at accommodations, including those with your meals
• Items of a personal nature, such as laundry, phone calls, internet access, etc.
• Trip cancellation insurance
• Gratuities to your drive/guide and to the staff at the accommodations, etc.

Note: If you would like to customize your trip, the following excursions and costs are optional:
• Day 3: Lunch, the Giraffe Center and Karen Blixen Museum - $45 per person
• Day 6: Night game drive - $70 per person
• Day 8: Elephant Orphanage - $25 per person; Farewell dinner - $30 per person; Dayroom use at Norfolk Hotel before flight - $200 double, $190 single

**Contact us if you would like the schedule for an optional week-long safari extension to experience the migration at Masai Mara