In general people are extremely friendly in Kenya and you will be humbled by their hospitality. But, there is real poverty in Kenya and you will soon realize that you are far richer and more fortunate than most local people you meet. You will probably attract your fair share of souvenir hawkers and beggars, but try and take the time to meet ordinary people going about their day to day business too. The experience will be worth it. Don't be afraid to step out of your house, just take some precautions.
Weather in Kenya
Nairobi has a cool climate that gets colder approaching Mount Kenya, which has three permanently snow-capped peaks. Further inland there is a warm and humid climate around Lake Victoria, and temperate forested and hilly areas in the western region. The northeastern regions along the border with Somalia and Ethiopia are arid and semi-arid areas with near- desert landscapes. There are two rainy seasons in Kenya. A short rainy season in November and a longer one that usually lasts from the end of March in to May. It doesn't necessarily get cold, but the roads can become impassable.
PROGRAMS IN KENYA
Date of commencement - all year round!
Duration of program - 2 weeks to 1 year! You can join us anytime.
Age - 15 years and above
Program location/language - Nairobi (Swahili ) Mombasa(Swahili) Nakuru( Swahili)
Official language - English
Visa - Visa/vaccines required
Currency - Kenyan shilling
Accommodation - Host families / Volunteers homes. You share room with no family member
Food - local food / Vegetarian
Sight seeing - Free weekend sight seeing
Airport pick up - We pick you up at the airport
Family volunteering enables families with children to join volunteer projects. This way they they can share the volunteer experience and help the community or the environment together with their loved ones by their side. Volunteering is the act of dedicating time to a project that is focused on improving the circumstances of a community or the environment.
STAESA’s combo volunteering program allows you to explore so many countries in Africa while impacting lives and immersing oneself in the unique culture of Africa. You as individual or with your family or with your friends can choose to volunteer in more than two countries and still pay very less program fees. Together with our volunteers we design the program.
My Gap year
STAESA’s Gap year volunteer program is a semester or full year academics break while pursuing experiential learning that equips you with valuable life skills and encourages personal development . This program enables you to discover yourself and consider what kind of education or carrier you want to pursue, while having a positive impact on the people you meet.
STAESA’s group volunteering involves activity as a group, whether with friends, family, colleagues. acquaintances or companies. Our program involves a specific new project with a set time frame, or with our ongoing commitment. At the end of the program you will build upon your personal relationship with people, networking, brainstorming. getting things done.