By: Lacey Kraft, Friends of Ngong Road
Wilderness Inquiry and Friends of Ngong Road are hosting a Kenya safari and service trip March 11-19! If you’re looking to travel with purpose and experience one of Africa’s most renown countries, this is the trip for you.
So why travel to Kenya with Friends of Ngong Road and Wilderness Inquiry?
The breathtaking scenery and wildlife
Kenya is filled with spectacular game parks home to elephants, lions, zebras, rhinos, hippos, cheetahs, birds and more. During the safari part of the trip, each day begins with breakfast at the stunning game lodges. The excitement ramps up with drives through the parks in the morning and afternoon. You’ll visit Maasai Mara National Reserve, famously home to the big five game animals and where Prince William and Princess Kate were engaged!
Share experiences with local people
Half of this trip will be spent with the local people. You will visit the homes and schools of children in the Friends of Ngong Road program, which provides education and support to nearly 400 children whose families are affected by HIV/AIDS. It’s not often that you get to meet people and hear the authentic stories when traveling for a short period. You will on this trip.
Engage with kids (they will capture your heart)
Not only will you see the daily life of kids in the Friends of Ngong Road program, you will also get to play games, sing songs, and perhaps teach something during the Saturday program. Their smiles are likely to leave a forever imprint on your heart.
Take a break from the fast life
It can be hard to take a break in our busy, fast-paced American culture. Life in Kenya is slower. You’ll notice that things happen at a slower pace and the demands of daily life are unhurried. Enjoy the break and remember to live in the moment.
Catch a once in a lifetime experience
As Mark Twain said, “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.” Those who have traveled to Kenya often say it was one of the most rewarding and life-changing experiences of their lives. Immerse yourself in culture, people, and animals, and you’ll likely have a new perspective when you come home.
Learn more about our March Kenya Safari and Friends of Ngong Road Visit!