The "Just One Person" trip to Kenya was such a success back in March that we are going to do it again: January 12—January 26, 2013. This safari and cultural exchange is going to be a fun, safe and authentic trip to Kenya. Just One Person, an organization that educates African girls, fights poverty and promotes gender equality, is combining a safari with an opportunity to learn about real issues facing women in rural Kenya today.
On this trip, we will be working with the Kenyan Ministry of Health, partnering with a village clinic to offer badly needed basic health care services to women and children in rural Kenya.
Itinerary on-the-ground in Kenya
Sightseeing in Nairobi:
The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust- Elephant orphanage that rescues orphaned baby elephants and rhinos, so that they can return to the wild when grown. The DSWT also manages anti-poaching teams, mobile veterinary units and community outreach programs.
Kazuri Women’s Bead Project- A creative pottery and bead factory that provides employment for nearly 100 women.
The African Fund for Endangered Wildlife/Giraffe Center- The African Fund for Endangered Wildlife Kenya (A.F.E.W. Kenya) also known as the Giraffe Centre is a non-governmental, non-profit organization, which was founded by Betty and Jock Leslie-Melville in 1979. This was in a bid to save the endangered Rothschild Giraffe, which had lost its natural habitat in Western Kenya to agriculture and there were only 130 left in the wild.
The Karen Blixen House and Museum- Danish author Karen Blixen, best known for penning the book Out of Africa, lived in this house on the outskirts of Nairobi that has now been turned into a museum in her honor. Blixen lived here from 1914 to 1931 and ran a coffee plantation on the site. Originally owned by the Danish government, the house was donated to Kenya to celebrate the country's independence. The government then reconstructed the house in an attempt to preserve it the way it was when Blixen lived there.
Safari to Amboseli National Park
2 nights at the luxurious Sopa Lodge
3 days game safari drives in a pop-top van
Kakamega, Western Province Kenya
4 nights at Siaya Lodge
Participate in a 1-day health care clinic
Visit schools and meet with Just One Person girls and their parents
Visit the Just One Person sustainable projects plus other local NGO projects: Solar Cookers, Heifer International and more
Meet with village women’s groups to get acquainted, learn about life in Kenya and experience in traditional customs
*Maximum group size is 6. All groups are accompanied by JOP founder, Annette Lilly Russ.
Trip Cost: $1,850
*Cost exclusive of airfare*, gratuities and personal expenses. Add $200 for single supplement.
*As of 8/22/12, the estimated cost of airfare from San Francisco to Narobi is $1,425