Global Dental Relief is excited to work in partnership with the Kikuyu Hospital Dental Clinic, located in the Karen Hills outside of Nairobi, Kenya. We will be working at a fully equipped clinic built in 2006. Following each five-day clinic, volunteers may choose to participate in a four-day safari in renowned Masai Mara National Park. To learn more, please contact us at 303.858.8857 today.
|1||Depart the US|
|2||Arrive Nairobi-Kikuyu. On arrival you will be met by a guide and transferred to the Kikuyu Hospital compound where we stay in a guesthouse for the week. Overnight in guesthouse.|
|3||Kikuyu. Enjoy a morning of sightseeing in the Karen Hills including a visit to an animal orphanage. After lunch return to Kikuyu and have an afternoon project briefing. Overnight in guesthouse.||(B/L/D)|
|4 – 5||Kikuyu. Working in the clinic. Overnight in guesthouse.||(B/L)|
|6||Kikuyu Depart this morning for a sightseeing excursion to Nairobi National Park. Enjoy lunch in Karen. Return to Kikuyu late afternoon. The balance of the day is at leisure. Overnight in guesthouse.||(B/L/D)|
|7 – 9||Kikuyu. Working in the clinic. Overnight in guesthouse.||(B/L)|
|10||Kikuyu-Maasai Mara. Depart this morning for Maasai Mara Game Park (6 hour drive).On arrival you will be transferred to your tented camp. Enjoy a late afternoon game drive. Overnight in the park in a semi-permanent tented camp.||(B/L/D)|
|11||Maasai Mara. Enjoy a full day of activities in the park including sunrise and sunset safaris. The Mara is famous for its diverse wildlife including zebra giraffe big cats etc. Overnight in the park in a semi-permanent tented camp.||(B/L/D)|
|12||Maasai Mara. Enjoy another full day of activities in the park – including sunrise and sunset safaris. Overnight in the park in a semi-permanent tented camp.||(B/L/D)|
|13||Maasai Mara-Nairobi. Depart for Nairobi after one last sunrise safari. Arrive Nairobi in the early afternoon where volunteers will have a day room at a local guesthouse. Depart this evening for your flight home. Arrive home on Day 14|
Project Cost – The project cost is $2,725 per person, based on double occupancy (call our office for single room rates). The fee includes: most meals during the clinic and all meals during the safari in Masai Mara game park, other days, breakfast only; guesthouse accommodation during clinic and luxury, tented camp during safari; all ground transport, transfers, and sightseeing as listed.
Additional Cost – The Kenyan Government requires that all dentists obtain a temporary Kenyan dental license in order to work in the clinic. There is a separate charge of $200 USD per dentist for this license. Global Dental Relief will do the paperwork to obtain the license on your behalf – the dentist will be responsible to pay the fee associated with the license.
Options to Itinerary – You can come and volunteer in the clinic only, without sightseeing. The cost for participation in the clinic only is $1,680 per person, based on double occupancy (call for single room rate). The fee includes: most meals during the clinic, guesthouse accommodations in the Kikuyu compound for 8 nights/9 days, one day game drive in Nairobi National Park on the day off from the clinic, transfers to/from the airport and guesthouse in the Kikuyu hospital compound, and evening transfers to Karen for group nights out.
We are happy to help you arrange your international airfare to the project site and/or direct you to a travel agent that can assist you.
*Flights from the US to Kenya range from $1400-$1800 USD.
GDR is a 501 (c) (3) charitable organization. A percentage of cost is tax deductible.
2017-2018 Trip Dates
June 30 – July 13, 2017
July 11 – 24, 2017
September 21 – October 4, 2018
October 2 – 15, 2018