Tap into the life of the Maasai on a service-learning adventure to Kenya, Africa. During your trip on April 8-16, 2023 you will reside in Amboseli National Park at the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro to discover the Maasai way of life. You will get a rare opportunity to work alongside the Maasai, one of the oldest living indigenous tribal communities in East Africa to build a school. This is a chance to make a difference by extending your heart and hands to work with Maasai students to build a school. Travel with MCV to Kenya to enjoy a wildlife safari, learn from the Maasai, and uplift lives!

You won’t want to miss this rare opportunity to leave a legacy by building a school with the Maasai in Kenya  

Trip Highlights: 

  • Build a School with the Maasai  

  • Maasai Storytelling & Bon Fires

  • Hands-on Cultural Education Workshops

  • Visit Maasai Sacred Sites

  • See African Wildlife on Safari in Amboseli National Park

  • Breathtaking Views Mount Kilimanjaro

  •  Learn About Maasai Cultural Conservation 

  • Participate in Humanitarian Work to Improve Lives

Daily Itinerary:

Day 1:

Saturday, April 8, 2023

Departing California to Nairobi, Kenya.

Note: This trip was designed for students & families living in Southern California. If you will be departing outside of California and would like to travel with MCV, please call #805-Maasai-1 (+1 805-622-7241) to register.

Day 2:

Sunday, April 9, 2023

Arrive at Jomo Kenyatta Airport in Nairobi, Kenya. Airport transfers to the hotel in Nairobi. Hotel rooms are designed to provide the highest levels of comfort and offers dining at its best with the freshest favors of locally sourced produce. All guests have exclusive access to the gym and swimming pool.   All guests will attend a welcome reception in the evening to discuss program activities, meet all team members, and learn the social and cultural customs of the Maasai to prepare for the journey.

  • Welcome Reception

  • Team Introductions – Meet New Friends

  • Learn Maasai Cultural Customs

  • Learn Basic Maasai Phrases To Speak In Maasailand

Day 3:

Monday, April 10, 2023

After breakfast, we will depart Nairobi to Amboseli at the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro to visit the village of the Maasai chief and warrior’s manyatta (homestead) to experience a traditional Maasai greeting. Participate or observe authentic Maasai tribal dances to learn traditional songs and dances passed down through generations. In this ceremony, everyone can join in the celebration. Enjoy establishing friendships with Maasai students and community members where we will be learning throughout the week. Each student traveling will partner up with a Maasai student for a cultural exchange and chance to establish new friendships.

In the evening we will check into luxury safari lodge, situated in Amboseli National Park where we will be staying for 5 nights.  The Lodge offers spacious accommodations with views of the animal water pools and Mount Kilimanjaro. Guests can enjoy a refreshing swim and relax on the poolside lounger. Buffet and à la carte dishes are served at the restaurant offering various cuisines to suit every guest’s taste (including vegetarian options). Enjoy buffets during designated hours, beverages and snacks are also available throughout the day.

  • Check into luxury safari lodge situated outside Amboseli National Park

  • Visit Maasai Warriors Homestead

  • Experience Maasai Traditional Greeting

  • Experience Maasai Traditional dances & songs

  • Meet the Maasai Community

Day 4 -6:

Tuesday – Thursday, April 11-13, 2023

Enjoy 3 days of service-learning building a school with Maasai students in the breathtaking landscape of Mount Kilimanjaro and the elephant migration corridor of Amboseli. You will participate in hands-on activities to improve the lives of the Maasai community and work with the Maasai community members on building a school.

The Maasai will provide cultural talks and workshops to teach about the life of the Maasai and their ancient traditional knowledge with the aim of developing an awareness and appreciation for the Maasai heritage. This will be a life-changing week for you and the Maasai people, participants gain a sense of fulfillment in their service and a deeper understanding of our global community and the Maasai indigenous knowledge.

  • Participate in MCV Humanitarian Programs to Build a School

  • Participate in Cultural Lectures & Workshops

  • Work with Maasai Community and Students at the Museum Education Center

  • Work Side-By-Side With Maasai Community Members To Improve Lives

Day 7:

Friday, April 14, 2023

Enjoy a safari in Amboseli National Park with a game drive where you will see the breathtaking wildlife of the park. The name “Amboseli” comes from a Maasai word meaning “salty dust”, and it is one of the best places in Africa to view large herds of elephants up close. The park is crowned by Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest peak, and is one of Kenya’s most popular parks.  Nature lovers can explore five different habitats here ranging from the dried-up bed of Lake Amboseli, wetlands with sulfur springs, the savannah, and woodlands.  Amboseli is known for the following wildlife: leopard, cheetah, wild dogs, buffalo, elephant, giraffe, zebra, lion, crocodile, mongoose, hyrax, dik-dik, lesser kudu, and nocturnal porcupine and over 600 species of birdlife. You will also enjoy a cultural workshops to learn how the Maasai and wildlife co-exist and depend on one another for survival.

  • Enjoy Safari In Amboseli National Park

  • View Large Herds of Elephants Up Close

  • Learn How the Maasai and Wildlife Co-Exist

  • Breathtaking Sights of Mount Kilimanjaro

  • See African Wildlife in its Natural Environment

Day 8:

Saturday, April 15, 2023

After breakfast depart Amboseli to Nairobi. On the way to Nairobi we will visit Maasai artists for optional purchases of local handicrafts before departure. Dinner will be enjoyed in Nairobi.

  • Visit Maasai Local Shop to Buy Handicrafts

Day 9:

Sunday, April 16, 2023

Depart Nairobi out of Jomo Kenyatta Airport. Airport shuttles will be provided.

Meals Included:
All breakfasts, lunches, dinners are included.
*Optional to bring an additional $100-150 for additional snacks, beverages, or gifts

Transportation:
Safari Van
*All Transportation including arrival transfer, transportation between all destinations and to/from all activities and workshops as listed in the itinerary.

Lodging Accommodations:

MCV guests will enjoy a comfortable luxury tented camp located at the border of Amboseli National Park. Guests will have excellent accommodation and services where you can watch elephants with the snow-capped Kilimanjaro as the background.

Luxury Tented Camps Include:

  • Rooms with private bath and hot shower
  • view of Mt. Kilimanjaro
  • Free WiFi at selected times and areas  
  • 24 hour security
  • Restaurant and Bar
  • Swimming Pool

Room Sharing:
If traveling as a family or with friends, accommodations can be made to ensure members are staying together in the lodge.  Please make your requests in your application.  If no requested are made, participants are placed according to gender.

Your Trip Changes Lives & Empowers Maasai Communities

Package Price:

8 Nights: $5,900 / person 

Your support funds our humanitarian programs to empower local communities through our non-profit organization and employees the local Maasai people.

We have limited registration for this trip. Subject to availability, first come, first serve of total paid registration will have priority.

Included in Package:

  • Airfare
  • Lodging
  • All Meals
  • Transportation
  • Guides
  • Service Learning Programs
  • Cultural Workshops
  • Safari in Amboseli National Park

Not Included:

  • Entry Visa ($51)
    * Application is online

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MCV professional educators will provide supervision on the trip for safety and educational purposes.

Ages 16+ can travel alone with MCV group, with parents approval.
Ages 10-15+ can only travel with an accompanied parent, guardian, or adult supervision approved by the parent.

If you have a large family planning to travel, call us and we can arrange a custom trip for your group!
Discounts may be available for families in shared rooms upon request.

If you have any questions or need assistance registering, please call #805-Maasai-1 (+1 805-622-7241) or email: hq@mychosenvessels.com.

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