WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I ARRIVE?
You will be met upon arrival at Nairobi airport by a friendly local staff member. You will usually spend a night in the Kenyan capital to recover from your international flight before taking the comfortable coach ride to the coast and Mombasa. If you prefer, you can fly directly to Mombasa and we will arrange an airport pickup for you accordingly.
In Malindi the local staff will meet you and introduce you to your host and the local area. Both your host and local coordinator will be more than happy to help you settle in and acclimatise and you'll feel at home in no time in this friendly and laid back community.
WHERE WILL I BE STAYING?
You will be staying close to the project with a friendly host family, who will provide you with your own room and privacy, as well as a warm, supportive environment for your stay. They will make every effort to make you feel welcome and this is often a fantastic and unique opportunity to get to know the people of the area and understand their way of life and the richness of their culture. Laundry services can be arranged individually through the host families for a small extra charge. Although basic, your accommodation will be comfortable and you will have access to all the basic facilities that you will need.
WHAT WILL I BE EATING?
You will be provided with two meals per day by your host mother, which will be eaten together as a family, helping to introduce you to local customs whilst you sample some authentic African home cooking or market stall food. This will really give you a true flavour of Kenya!
Kenyan cuisine offers a variety of dishes based on meat and vegetable stews. Most dishes are served either with rice or ugali, the staple food for most of sub Saharan Africa made from maize flour. You may also have the chance to sample such delicacies as "oysters Mombasa", fish or chicken in coconut, groundnut soup or beef and potato stew and for pudding, bananas cooked in banana leaves.