Tap into the life of the Maasai on a service-learning adventure to Kenya, Africa. You will get a rare opportunity to work alongside the Maasai, one of the oldest living indigenous tribal communities in East Africa to facilitate water projects and join MCV’s engineering team in implementing a long-term plan for solving the water crisis for the Maasai people living in Amboseli, Kenya.

During your trip, you will reside in Amboseli National Park at the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro to discover the Maasai way of life. This is a chance to make a difference by extending your heart and hands to thousands of Maasai families that are suffering from droughts and lack of safe water. This unique experience in Maasailand is the only opportunity to uplift Maasai communities, enjoy a wildlife safari, and save lives!

Week 1: Saturday, September 3rd – Sunday, September 11th
Week 2: Saturday, September 10th – Sunday, September 18th

Volunteers Needed For September Trip:
Engineering & Communications Students, Professional Engineers, Volunteers for Data Collection, and Volunteers for Media.
Generous individuals and partners interested in solving the water crisis are also welcome.

You won’t want to miss this rare opportunity to help solve the water crisis & learn from the Maasai 

Trip Highlights: 

  • Improve Maasai Communities  

  • Help Solve Water Crisis for Maasai in Amboseli 

  • 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:

Arrive at Jomo Kenyatta Airport in Nairobi, Kenya. MCV will provide airport transfers to the Eka hotel in Nairobi. Guests will check in to EKA hotel. Meals will be provided. All guests will attend a welcome reception in the evening to discuss program activities and meet the team members. MCV will provide an introduction on the social and cultural customs of the Maasai to prepare for the journey.

Eka 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. Guests staying in the Hotel have exclusive access to the gym and swimming pool. We thank EKA for their CSR partnership in providing humanitarian services to the Maasai people.

  • Welcome Reception

  • Team Introductions – Meet New Friends

  • Learn Maasai Cultural Customs

  • Learn Basic Maasai Phrases To Speak In Maasailand

Day 2:

After breakfast, we will depart Nairobi to Amboseli at the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro to visit the warrior’s manyatta (homestead) and home of the Maasai chief.  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 the community members where we will be working throughout the week.

In the evening we will check into luxury safari lodge, situated in Amboseli National Park where we will be staying for 6 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 breakfast and dinner buffets during designated hours. We will have packed lunches in the field and optional traditional Maasai barbecues.

The Amboseli lodge provides our volunteers with exception service and assists in serving Maasai communities, including employing the local Maasai.

  • 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 3 -6:

Enjoy 4 days of service-learning at important cultural sites for the Maasai people 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 various clean water projects that may include collecting data on water sources, visiting communities to conduct site assessments, installing a clean water and sanitation systems, and more. If you have a specific expertise or a program that you want to implement, please contact our headquarters to share your ideas and expertise.

The Maasai leaders 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. You may also have the once in a lifetime opportunity to participate in Maasai ceremonies. 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 Clean Water Programs

  • Participate in Cultural Lectures & Workshops

  • Work with the local leaders at the Maasai Cultural Heritage Museum and Learning Center

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

Day 7:

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 lecture from one of the leaders of Olgulului Ololarashi Group Ranch (OOGR) one of the last remaining lands for the Maasai that has not been subdivided and the home base for MCV programs. You will 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:

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:

Nairobi departures. All flights should be scheduled out of Jomo Kenyatta Airport in Nairobi. Airport shuttles will be provided.

Meals Included:
All breakfasts, lunches, dinners are included.
*Optional to bring an additional $100-150 for additional snacks or beverages (Alcoholic beverages not included in MCV meal package).

8-Seater 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: $2,900 / 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:

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

Not Included:

  • Airfare to Nairobi
  • Entry Visa

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