When I was 26 I travelled solo to Kenya for a few months to volunteer. It was scary to travel so far away from home by myself, yet also very exhilarating. I was very fortunate to spend time at St. Mary’s Boys School and Children’s Rescue Program in Nyeri. The headmaster of the school is one of my ultimate heroes. I have visited since in both 2009 and 2010.
If anyone is looking for an organization to volunteer with, I highly recommend contacting St. Mary’s directly to see if they have a project that would meet reciprocal needs. There are opportunities to work with children in academic settings. The school has special housing for volunteers and visitors. It’s a pretty luxe set up comparatively.
Unbeknownst to me, I scheduled a safari in the Masai Mara during the Great Migration of Wildebeest across the Mara River. Ever since this weekend…African safaris are one of my favorite experiences.
Unfortunately, a road is planned to be built through the Serengeti heavily disrupting the natural migration paths of these beautiful animals. Global Day planned to halt Serengeti project Halting Serengeti Project