Forever transform the way you see your family members as you work side-by-side with communities building a better future. See your lives together from entirely new perspectives. Build levels of closeness and trust through this remarkable life-changing experience.

We manage all program logistics, from air & ground transportation to accommodations to meals, so you and your family can focus on the experience. Family volunteer vacations can be scheduled to accommodate school-related breaks or other planned time off. We can work with you to schedule your family adventure as far out as one year, and we can also help you fundraise for your trip.

Maureen A. and her daughter Jaime, March 2012

Your Safety is Our Safety
Other Paths’ primary objective for all volunteer vacation trips is our collective safety. We adhere to common-sense safety and security protocols, including monitoring and following all U.S. State Department warnings. We register all travelers with the U.S. Embassy in Nairobi, and all of our service project itineraries contain alternate routes to return to the U.S. if needed.

More information about the precautions we implement for the safety of all of our service project teams can be found in our International Travel Safety Guide.

With Work Comes Reward
After our work days are complete, we spend three days in one of Kenya’s majestic national parks for an unforgettable luxury safari experience. Witness the Great Wildebeest Migration in the Masai Mara. Behold thousands of elephants roaming the wetlands below Mount Kilimanjaro in Amboseli. Photograph the endangered Black Rhino in the protected habitat of Lake Nakuru. Then spend a day in Nairobi touring the sites, including the Karen Blixen House Museum, Kazuri Bead Factory, the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Elephant Orphanage, and Giraffe Manor.
hHow Much will I pay?
The price of an Other Paths Volunteer Vacation is $5,500 per person.

Whats Included

One of the things that makes an Other Paths Volunteer Vacation unique is our comprehensive cost model. One fee covers the following:

  • airfare
  • all ground transportation
  • all hotel stays
  • all meals
  • Kenyan visas
  • all museum and attraction entrance fees
  • temporary membership in the AMREF Flying Doctors air & land medical evacuation service
  • luxury three-day safari in one of Kenya’s world-famous national parks
  • Other Paths program fees
  • project contribution

We leverage our partner network of travel services, non-profit organizations, and local transportation companies to manage all aspects of travel, leaving you free to enjoy the experience to its utmost.

What’s NOT included:

And yes, most of the fee is tax-deductible. We will work with you to determine how much you can deduct based on the nature of the service work performed during your volunteer vacation. You must always consult a tax professional to ensure your deductions are in compliance with federal law.

Support to Get You There

All our service program groups receive fundraising support, project planning, and an introduction to Kenyan culture. We work with groups anywhere from four months to one year in order to prepare them for an effective and fulfilling experience working with us in Kenya.

All individuals working with us receive personalized support and coaching to gear their experience toward an area of interest, study, or professional growth. As we do with groups, we can spend between four months and one year creating your life-changing experience.

When You Get Home

Your travel experience will be over, but your new life adventure is just beginning! Once you have fulfilled your commitment to one of our service projects, you will receive:

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Interested in something more than just a typical family vacation?