Multi-Day Tour | Escorted, Group, Locally Hosted

Kenyan Cultural Journey (9 days)

ME to WE

Nairobi, Kenya To Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

Valid for Departures Now Through: 01 Jan 2019


Day 1
Nairobi, Kenya
Hotel in Nairobi None

Collect your luggage and proceed through customs, where you will be welcomed by your in-country facilitator in the arrivals hall. Enjoy a comfortable ride to your hotel.

Rest for the evening and night to start your ME to WE adventure the next day. Dinner tonight is out of pocket and available at the hotel.

Day 2
Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
Bogani Cottages & Tented Camp Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Breakfast at Nairobi Hotel

Visit the Kenya Giraffe Centre

Created in 1979, the Giraffe Centre is a safe home for many of Kenya’s endangered Rothschild giraffes. Guests have the opportunity to observe, feed and even kiss the giraffes!

Visit to the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

Visit the Sheldrick elephant orphanage where you’ll get the chance to experience these fascinating animals in close up.

Fly from Nairobi to the MaasaiMara

Enjoy lunch at Wilson airport before taking a short afternoon flight that will descend into the Great Rift Valley. Once you descend into the Maasai Mara, watch for circular shapes that characterize Maasai bomas, and look for herds of local wildlife and cattle.

Arrive at Bogani Cottages and Tented Camp

Settle into your new lodgings at Bogani Cottages and Tented Camp. The bespoke cottages and tents are a serene place to relax and reflect after an invigorating day of volunteering. Each accommodation is complete with hot and cold running water, flush toilets and comfortable beds, and is furnished with unique African fabrics and art.

Introduction and orientation

Walk Bogani’s winding paths under yellow acacia groves, and get acquainted with the camp, learning some Swahili along the way. Enjoy lunch on the veranda overlooking the savannah.

Learn about WE Villages

Learn about the WE Villages development model. Our local staff work with rural villages and regional governments to support, teach and empower people within five Pillars of Impact:

1. Education: Quality primary education

2. Water: Safe/clean drinking water and sanitation systems

3. Health: Sanitation & health care services

4. Food: Agriculture and food security

5. Opportunity: Alternative income projects

Welcome dinner

Relax into the atmosphere of the Mara as you enjoy your first dinner at Bogani. Share stories with fellow travellers as you dine on our covered outdoor platform and enjoy a delicious meal featuring both Kenyan and Western-style dishes.

Day 3
Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
Bogani Cottages & Tented Camp Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Community water walk

Join the mamas at EmoriJoi for a special walk through the community. Learn more about how the Kipsigis organize their homes and lives. Fetch water with the mamas, a task the women perform daily.


Roll up your sleeves and work alongside Maasai and Kipsigi community members as you help to build a new school.

Day 4
Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
Bogani Cottages & Tented Camp Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Mulot market

Visit an authentic Kenyan market and learn about the economic environment in which the community members live.


Try your hand at new roles on the school-building site.

Visit Baraka Hospital

Visit one of WE Village’s newest projects, the Baraka Hospital. Baraka serves over 30,000 community members, promoting healthy living and providing preventative, curative and rehabilitative services to the most vulnerable segments of the Kenyan population. These services enable individuals and communities to enhance their health.

Day 5
Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
Bogani Cottages & Tented Camp Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Watch your building site progress as the school site develops. Spend some time talking to the locals as the bricks get higher, and the school gets closer to completion.

Beading in Sikirar

Spend the afternoon beading with the mamas in the Sikirar community. Learn more about the artisans and how their work ties into the Income and Livelihood Pillar of the We Villages model.

Day 6
Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
Bogani Cottages & Tented Camp Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Embark on a sunrise safari!

Take a morning drive through the Maasai Mara to look for giraffes, lions, elephants, hippos and buffaloes, and some of our favorites, the more common Thomson’s gazelle and resident zebra herds.

Day 7
Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
Bogani Cottages & Tented Camp Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Indigenous tree nursery

Visit one of We Village’s unique program initiatives, and tour the tree nursery with one of our community mobilizers. The tree nursery is reputed to be one of the country’s largest, with 80,000 indigenous seedlings produced each year.

ME to WE Dukaat Bogani

Visit the Duka, our on-site shop, which offers locally sourced gifts, Kenya exclusive products, and ME to WE Artisans beaded accessories and home wares made by local Maasai women.

Meet the girls at Kisaruni Secondary School

Go on a guided tour of WE Village’s first all-girls secondary school and meet the girls who are completing high school education. Kisaruni focuses on community, and provides empowering curriculum that provides girls with the skills and opportunities to excel. Kisaruni strives to build on cultural values, promote leadership, value diversity, and encourage active learning.

Enjoy a sunset safari

Take an afternoon drive through the Mara to look for giraffes, lions, elephants, hippos and buffaloes. Enjoy drinks at dusk.

Day 8
Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
Bogani Cottages & Tented Camp Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Finish School-building and beautification

Plant some trees in memory of your visit to Bogani. Your trees will be individually adopted by members of the community.

Say Kwaheri to the community

Wish your new friends in the community farewell and debrief on your Volunteer Adventure and community experience with your facilitators.

Medicine walk and Maasai Warrior training

Enjoy a leisurely hike as you learn about medicinal herbs from a local Maasai warrior. You will also have the chance to train in the art of Maasai weaponry as you enjoy a cup of chai or a glass of wine on the hillside.

Enjoy NyamaChoma dinner

Relax and enjoy a traditional NyamaChoma dinner –Kenya’s barbecue.

Day 9
Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
Ole Sereni Hotel Breakfast, Lunch

Depart from Bogani

After breakfast at Bogani you’ll take a short flight back to Wilson airport in Nairobi.

Check-in at the Ole Sereni, Nairobi

Stay at the Ole Sereni Hotel for a day room to relax and recharge before taking your international flight.

Lunch in Nairobi

Enjoy a farewell lunch at your hotel

Drive to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your flight home

Kwaherininasafari jemma!

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Tour Features


  • Adventure
  • Culture, History & Arts
  • Family Vacations
  • Walking & Biking
  • Wildlife & Nature


Located in the Maasai Mara, a landscape rich in colorful local culture and African wildlife, we are honored to welcome you on a journey like no other. Here, you’ll gain insight into the lives of Maasai and Kipsigis families by spending time with them, learning about their traditions and contributing to a story of transformation through hands-on volunteering in communities.

Every ME to WE culturally-immersive adventure includes your major expenses and is designed to keep the trip running smoothly and worry-free. You will be guided by an in-country facilitator for the duration of your trip, an invaluable resource and source of local knowledge. As well, a large team on the ground will ensure your comfort and safety at all times.

About Us

ME to WE is an innovative social enterprise that provides products that make an impact, empowering people to change the world with their everyday consumer choices. ME to WE measures the bottom line by the people empowered and the lives transformed. Living ME to WE means working together to create sustainable change, and making a difference with everything we do—from choosing travel that leaves a positive footprint on the planet, to making purchases that give back. Our family and corporate trips focus on bonding, learning and growing closer to the group and the WE Villages partner community they visit.

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Trip of a lifetime

By: Piper

Reviewed on: 21 Jan 2018

Me to We was recommended to my husband and I as a way to see another part of the world and also be able to give back. We went to the conference in Seattle last spring with our travel agent, Pam Anderson and we were moved by their story. The trip did not disappoint. Me to We accommodations were impeccable, the food exceeded expectations, the adventures and experiences were fun and educational. I would recommend these trips to anyone wanting to make a difference and have fun.
Travel Advisor:  Pam Anderson