Join an Expedition and Experience the Maasai Culture

The Maasai Mara is the #1 safari destination in the world, and our expeditions are unlike anything you have imagined. Your journey will be led by Maasai Warriors, who are also trained safari guides and cultural ambassadors. 

Each expedition with 100 Humanitarians International is unique! You will spend 10 days on the ground in Kenya, combining humanitarian projects with families and tourist experiences from the Giraffe Centre in Nairobi to a majestic safari on the Maasai Mara. Each day you will wake up a little dirtier, and full of gratitude. A day in Kenya feels like a week!

We like to tell people that they will experience two years worth of personal development in less than two weeks. Your heart will be transformed, and all of your senses engaged. This is truly an immersion expedition.

Once you choose to join us, you will go through a complete training, with all of the details you will need to make this the experience of a lifetime. We run three trips per year to Kenya, with a maximum participant number of 21.

Our itineraries change each expedition, based on the humanitarian projects that we choose to take on as a group. They can include garden boxes, water storage systems, training workshops, tree planting, and building homes for families. Many people return for another expedition because of the relationships that they develop with the families we serve.

We begin in The Mau Region of Kenya, in the beautiful highlands, where most travelers never venture. You will experience big cities, dusty and busy towns, lush and gorgeous mountain views, and then we head home to the Maasai Mara, where it is normal to see giraffes and zebras by the side of the road.

We hope to see you on an expedition soon!

Sample Trip Itinerary

Days One and Two – Fly to Kenya and arrive in Nairobi

You will be greeted by our Maasai Warriors dressed in traditional shuka, ready to take you on the adventure of a lifetime. Typically teams will arrive late in the evening, and after gathering luggage, will head to a hotel in Nairobi. We take precautions to make sure that we stay in places that have security, and that are safe for our travelers. 

Day Three – Take a Tour of The Giraffe Centre

Have you ever wanted to kiss a giraffe? Well, today will be your opportunity! After a lovely breakfast with omelets made to order, we load up the jeeps and head to The Giraffe Centre, and preserve in the heart of Nairobi. You will have the chance to feed the giraffes, and learn about the efforts the centre is making to keep the giraffes from being endangered. 

After The Giraffe Centre, we will begin our journey to Maasailand, enjoying the incredible views of the Great Rift Valley. We will stop at the Escarpment for pictures, before winding our way down into the valley to our first project location. 

 

Days Four & Five – Community Projects

As a team, we decide ahead of time what projects we will be working on in our communities. There are two communities we support in Kenya that we work with on sustainable programs. We have done everything from gardening, delivering chickens and goats to families for micro-farming, building training centers, clean water projects, building a library, planting trees, and setting up sewing centers. 

We typically host workshops that provide reusable feminine hygiene kits for girls in the communities, teaching hygiene, self-defense, and how to track their menstruation cycles. 

Our two Community Directors in Bomet and Nkareta help us determine what is next to continue to support families. Whatever we do, bring your gloves and muscles!

 

Days Six, Seven, & Eight – Experience the Culture of the Maasai and Go on Safari

The Maasai Mara is the #1 safari destination in the world, and we will be experiencing incredible game drives with warriors and guides who will share with you the magic of the savannah. We arrive at our safari camp with first class service, and settle in before heading out for an afternoon game drive. 

Sleep well, because the warriors will have us up at 6:00am to head back out for a morning game drive that includes breakfast and a gorgeous sunrise. Be ready to get out early so we can see the animals before they head to the shade to get out of the afternoon heat.

In the evening, we will head to a traditional Maasai Village, where we will be greeted by the families who live there, treated to a Maasai Jumping Competition, take a tour of the huts, and learn how to start a fire with sticks. After a visit to their market, we will experience a Maasai naming ceremony, where we will sing, dance, and you will learn your Maasai name. 

On our final morning in the Maasai Mara, we will head to the Emparnat Cultural Centre, where we will have the opportunity to help with tree planting and building projects as they are available. 

 

Day Nine – Visit the Rescue Centre

We sponsor six girls at the Rescue Centre who escaped Female Genital Mutilation and Early Marriage, and are now in school getting the education they need. When we visit the Rescue Centre, we learn about some of the challenges that the girls have gone through, and the steps that the Rescue Centre staff is taking to help them succeed in life. 

We often help cook lunch with the girls, host a workshop and provide reusable feminine hygiene kits, and donate our “Rescue Kit” which consists of a dress, underwear, and toothbrushes and toothpaste. 

Patrick and Josephine are the incredible “parents” of the girls, and have created a safe environment for them to grow. 

 

Day Ten – Return to Nairobi, Final Shopping for Souvenirs, and Kwahere “Goodbye in Swahili” Until Your Next Trip! 

Sadly, it is time to say goodbye and return home. The relationships you have built, and the experiences you have had, will stay with you for the rest of your lives. This expedition was literally a “once in a lifetime” experience, and we hope that you will go home and share with everyone you know what you learned from the incredible people of Kenya. 

Many of our trip participants return year after year! You can stay involved by helping us with fundraising, and spreading the word about what we are doing to help families in Kenya. 

As they say in Kenya, Karibu Nyumbani! Welcome home!

 

 

Testimonials

My husband and I went to Kenya with 100 Humanitarians this year and we are amazed at the way they served the people of Bomet and the Masai Mara. We not only built garden boxes but taught the people how to do so to become self sufficient. We also took part in building a training/mentoring center next to the sewing center. We set up a water project on the Mara. We taught and mentored the young men and young women students in a secondary school and at a girls shelter leaving many “Days for Girls” kits so the young girls can stay in school during their time of the month and continue their education. Definitely a worthy cause. All proceeds we donated went to the people we served and projects we worked on. I would totally go again! A life changing experience!

Pamela A.

Truly Amazing!!
I was so very blessed to have the opportunity to go to Kenya with them earlier this year and was truly humbled not only by Heidi and the entire organization but by the amazing people in Kenya!! Thank you David and Moses and the group I was able to serve with!! All those involved and the volunteers for each expedition are amazing and bring life changing experiences to all involved.

I have some health issues and was worried about slowing them down and didn’t want to be a burden but was told that I was not to worry about it and that they would love to have me on their team. Although, I am sure that they served me more than I served them I am grateful for the opportunity I was given to go, serve and bless those around me! Thank you all for the amazing opportunity and yes…. can’t wait to go again!

I love serving as a volunteer and would love to serve on their board someday as they are truly making a difference in the world.

Lori M.

I’ve fallen in love with the work we do in Kenya. On both trips of which I’ve been a part, I’ve witnessed the pure love of spirit touching spirit. When we donated a cow to one lady, the entire village came out to greet us with a song of thanks that we could hear a quarter mile away. You can’t imagine what an incredibly life-altering experience that is! On the other trip, we built fences for garden areas to keep out livestock (think chickens and goats) and let the plants thrive. And thrive they did!

Oh yes … and safari. Never a bad thing. 🙂

Please, won’t you join us?

Chris M.

I took my family to work with this incredible organization just a couple weeks ago. Their connection with the community, their ability to have everyone actively participate, the culture…. everything was incredible. I worked hard, saw incredible sights, cried and built new friendships. My daughter’s (ages 8 and almost 10) were inspired and loved the experience as much as I did. We plan on volunteering next year as well.

Lynn M.

I went to Kenya with 100 Humanitarians just a few weeks ago and took my 11 year old daughter. Not only did it give her confidence I have not seen in her in years, but she made lifelong friends and saw what it was really like to serve and make an impact. It will be the first of many trips for me becuase of the impact these beautiful people have had on me and the impact and relationship I want to continue to have with them. There is such much good that this organization is doing. On our trip we did projects in Bomet painting a learning center and planting trees along side the local people. We visited a Girls Rescue Center, and taught them how to make their own underwear from used tshirts. We went to a school and taught and gave out Days for Girls kits and played with the children. We went to the Maasai village and spent time learning from their culture and building relationships and playing with the children. We built a fence for Mama Helen and saw how beautifully she improved on the gardens she was given weeks before. We built several tower gardens, planted more trees, and threw seed balls to establish more families, schools, and organizations.
You go to Kenya to serve, and you leave Kenya with pieces of your heart left behind and a new outlook on life and the things that really matter. I can’t wait to go again!

Jentrey P.