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TRAVEL TO KENYA & UGANDA

Social Safari Experience

Experience a unique journey off the beaten path, curated to reveal the beauty and warmth of Kenya and Uganda. Immerse yourself in authentic local experiences, offering a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to explore the heart of these vibrant cultures.

Internship & Gap Year Programs

Embark on an internship program in Uganda and Kenya, tailored for young people worldwide seeking an authentic African experience while contributing to local communities. Additionally, we offer programs in The Netherlands for our music festivals and events.

Africa Volunteering Programs

A initiative designed to link volunteers globally with organizations in Kenya and Uganda, enabling them to contribute to and engage with impactful grassroots projects.

SOCIAL SAFARI EXPERIENCE

Embark on a transformative journey with our Social Safari Experience, where every adventure fuels positive change. Designed as a social enterprise to support the Beats of Hope Children’s Home, this curated travel experience offers more than just sightseeing—it’s an opportunity to immerse yourself in the heart of Kenya, volunteering at our impactful projects and connecting with locals for an authentic cultural exchange.

From exploring historical sites to venturing into vibrant villages and breathtaking game parks, our itinerary is brimming with unforgettable experiences. Delight in traditional boat rides, savor local cuisine through food workshops, and engage with the warmth and hospitality of the local community. This offbeat adventure promises to leave a lasting impact—not only on you but also on the lives of the children you’ll support with every journey taken. Join us in spreading smiles and making a difference—one safari at a time.

Social Safari Experience Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Mombasa

  • Welcome to Kenya! Upon arrival at Mombasa Airport, our driver will greet you and transfer you to your accommodation.
  • Take some time to rest and prepare for the adventure ahead.
  • Accommodation: Bed & Breakfast

Day 2: Explore Mombasa

  • Guided tour of Mombasa, including a visit to Fort Jesus in Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stroll through the local markets and visit Akamba Handikraft to witness artful carvings being made.
  • Accommodation: Breakfast & Lunch provided

Volunteer Work Days (3-4):

  • Welcome at Wana Wa Mola, a project for street children, followed by engaging activities and cultural experiences.
  • Participate in evening activities with the children, including beach time, chapati making workshops, and more.
  • Accommodation: Breakfast & Lunch provided

Day 5: Wasini Island Excursion

  • Day trip to Wasini Island, with opportunities for dolphin watching and snorkeling in the azure waters.
  • Enjoy a delicious lunch with fresh seafood on the island.
  • Return to accommodation.

Day 6: Continued Volunteer Work

  • Engage in volunteer activities, including feeding street children and visiting local communities.
  • Donate food, clothing, or other essentials to those in need.

Day 7: Visit to Bombolulu Workshops

  • Explore the Bombolulu workshops, supporting local artisans and purchasing crafts.
  • Learn about vocational training opportunities for people with special abilities.
  • Accommodation: Full board up to Day 7; Bed and Breakfast on Day 8

Day 8: Free Day

  • Relax on the beach and explore Mombasa’s vibrant music scene.

Day 9: Leisure Day

  • Optional visit to the crocodile farm or enjoy water sports on the beach.
  • Explore local attractions or nightlife options.
  • Accommodation: Bed and Breakfast

Days 10-11: Sports and Game Days

  • Organize and participate in sports and game activities with street children and community clubs.
  • Foster connections and create memorable experiences.
  • Accommodation: Breakfast and Lunch provided

Safari to Tsavo East National Park (Days 12-14):

  • Embark on a thrilling safari adventure to Tsavo East National Park.
  • Spot the ‘Big 5’ and other wildlife during game drives.
  • Visit a Masai village to learn about traditional culture.
  • Accommodation: Full board; Bed and Breakfast on Day 14

Day 15: Departure

  • Say goodbye to Kenya or extend your stay with volunteer work on a permanent project.
  • We’re happy to assist you in planning your next adventure.

Costs

  • Starting from EUR 1,540
  • Contact us to customize your experience.

Included in the Trip:

  • Transfers, guided activities, accommodation, park fees, and game drives.
  • Comfortable lodging in Mombasa and during the safari.
  • Experienced guidance and entrance fees for included activities.

Practical Information:

  • Visa required for Kenya (can be arranged online).
  • Book air tickets in advance.
  • Ensure vaccinations and malaria prevention are up-to-date.
  • Contact us for donation guidelines and project details.
  • Receive trip information via email, telephone, or personal visit to our office.

Experience the best of Kenya with our Social Safari Experience. Join us for a journey filled with adventure, meaningful connections, and unforgettable memories.

Internship & Gap Year Programs

Embark on a transformative journey with our internship/gap year program in Africa! Designed for young individuals worldwide, this program offers the opportunity to immerse yourself in an authentic African experience while making a meaningful contribution to local communities.

Whether you’re seeking an internship or planning your gap year, we provide a platform for you to give back and gain invaluable experiences. Choose to intern with us directly or explore opportunities with our network of grassroots organizations.

We firmly believe in the power of community. It’s through collective effort that we bring our passion projects to life. Our program thrives on the support of volunteers, donors, families, and friends.

Browse through the diverse projects available for your internship or gap year experience, and reach out to us to get started. We extend a warm welcome to all who are eager to make a difference!

 
 

Internship / Gap Year Projects

1. Beats of Hope Children's Home

  • Description: Beats of Hope Children’s Home (Wana Wa Mola) provides a nurturing environment for street children in Mombasa, Kenya, offering them hope and opportunities for transformation. Established over a decade ago, the home has become a sanctuary for over 50-100 children, providing essential care, education, and a platform for talent development in arts.
  • Intern Roles:
    1. Share skills and life advice with the children.
    2. Empower and motivate children towards positive life paths.
    3. Engage in activities such as dance, music, and arts to inspire creativity.
    4. Assist in organizing educational workshops and extracurricular activities.
    5. Help in administrative tasks and record-keeping for the children’s progress.

2. Beats of Hope Arts Center

  • Description: The Arts Center serves as a hub for youth and the community to explore their talents in music, dance, and various performance arts. It aims to support local creatives by providing mentorship, training, and opportunities for economic growth. Additionally, the center houses a music studio and fosters a professional football team.
  • Intern Roles:
    1. Share skills and participate in creative activities with children.
    2. Provide mentorship and support to aspiring artists.
    3. Contribute expertise in music, dance, or other artistic fields.
    4. Assist in organizing community events and performances.
    5. Help manage social media platforms and promote the center’s activities.

3. Beats of Hope Backpackers

  • Description: The Backpackers, also known as Akogo House, is a social enterprise that supports funding for the Children’s Home while offering travelers an authentic experience in Mombasa. Guests are welcomed as family members and given tours of the local projects, contributing to a global family.
  • Intern Roles:
    1. Manage and host guests at the backpackers.
    2. Offer suggestions for improving guest experiences.
    3. Assist in promoting sustainable tourism practices.
    4. Coordinate cultural exchange programs with local communities.
    5. Develop partnerships with local businesses for mutual benefit.

4. African Safari Festival

  • Description: Akogo Africa, the record label under Beats of Hope, aims to preserve traditional African music while promoting emerging talent globally. The African Safari Festival, held in the Netherlands and Uganda, showcases these talents and envisions a future where authentic African music takes center stage.
  • Intern Roles:
    1. Mentor and train creatives in music, dance, and arts.
    2. Assist in festival planning and management.
    3. Contribute to marketing and promotion efforts.
    4. Coordinate logistics for festival events and performances.
    5. Support artists in networking and career development.

5. Beats of Hope Projects in Uganda

  • Description: Collaborating with Matunda Hub in Uganda, this initiative supports rural youth in agribusiness development. Through training, coaching, and ecosystem development, the aim is to empower young entrepreneurs and create sustainable livelihoods.
  • Intern Roles:
    1. Provide business coaching and mentorship to agri-preneurs.
    2. Document project activities through writing, photography, or social media.
    3. Share expertise in agriculture, permaculture, or event coordination.
    4. Facilitate workshops on entrepreneurship and business management.
    5. Assist in developing marketing strategies for agricultural products.

Additional Internship Roles:

  • Research and grant writing for project funding.
  • Community outreach and partnership development.
  • Data analysis and impact assessment.
  • Environmental sustainability initiatives implementation.
  • Cultural exchange and language teaching programs coordination.

Embark on a journey of impact and personal growth with Beats of Hope’s internship and gap year projects. Join us in making a difference while gaining invaluable experiences in Africa.

Africa Volunteering Programs

Welcome to our global volunteering program! We’ve created a platform to connect volunteers from around the world with projects that resonate with them. Whether you’re passionate about making a difference in Kenya, Uganda, the Netherlands, or beyond, we have opportunities for you.

In addition to our own projects, we’ve partnered with grassroots organizations, offering even more chances to get involved and make an impact.

At the heart of our program is the belief that collective action is key. We recognize that it takes the combined efforts of volunteers, donors, families, and friends to bring our passion projects to life.

Explore the various volunteering opportunities available and reach out to us if you’re interested. We warmly welcome you to join our community of changemakers!

1. Beats of Hope Children's Home

  • Description: Providing a home for street children in Mombasa, Kenya, Beats of Hope Children’s Home (Wana Wa Mola) offers hope and transformational opportunities. Since its inception in 2010, the home has grown to host over 50-100 children, providing essential care, education, and fostering talent through the Beats of Hope Arts Center.
  • Volunteer Roles:
    1. Mentor and train children in various skills.
    2. Offer guidance and life advice to empower children.
    3. Organize and participate in recreational activities.
    4. Assist in educational workshops and tutoring sessions.
    5. Support administrative tasks and record-keeping.

2. Beats of Hope Arts Center

  • Description: The Arts Center in Mombasa nurtures talents in music, dance, and performance arts, providing a platform for youth to explore their creativity. Volunteers play a vital role in supporting artistic development and community engagement.
  • Volunteer Roles:
    1. Mentor and train children in artistic skills.
    2. Engage in creative activities with children.
    3. Provide technical support in music recording and production.
    4. Assist in organizing performances and events.
    5. Develop outreach programs to involve the community.

3. Beats of Hope Backpackers

  • Description: Serving as a social enterprise to fund the Children’s Home, Beats of Hope Backpackers welcomes travelers to experience authentic Mombasa. Volunteers contribute to guest management and enhancing the backpacker experience.
  • Volunteer Roles:
    1. Manage accommodation and hospitality services.
    2. Host and interact with guests, offering local insights.
    3. Provide suggestions for improving guest experiences.
    4. Assist in organizing tours and project visits for guests.
    5. Contribute to sustainability initiatives at the backpackers.

4. African Safari Festival

  • Description: Supporting African music through Akogo Africa, volunteers play a crucial role in mentoring creatives and organizing music festivals. By promoting cultural exchange and global visibility, volunteers help elevate African talent.
  • Volunteer Roles:
    1. Mentor and train artists in music, dance, and arts.
    2. Assist in festival planning, logistics, and coordination.
    3. Support marketing and promotion efforts.
    4. Coordinate artist management and performances.
    5. Engage in community outreach to promote the festival.

5. Model Agriculture Village - Uganda

  • Description: Collaborating with Matunda Hub, Beats of Hope supports rural youth in agribusiness development in Eastern Uganda. Volunteers contribute to capacity building, entrepreneurship training, and community empowerment.
  • Volunteer Roles:
    1. Coach entrepreneurs on business and sustainability.
    2. Document project activities through media and storytelling.
    3. Share expertise in agriculture, permaculture, and farming.
    4. Plan and coordinate educational events and workshops.
    5. Facilitate networking and collaboration opportunities.

Beats of Hope Women Empowerment - Uganda

    • Description: Partnering with Sustain Micro Finance, this project empowers vulnerable women and families through microfinance and vocational skills training. Volunteers support women’s economic empowerment and community development.
    • Volunteer Roles:
      1. Coach women on business and financial literacy.
      2. Document project impact through storytelling and media.
      3. Share expertise in various skills relevant to women’s empowerment.
      4. Plan and coordinate empowerment events and workshops.
      5. Provide mentorship and support to women entrepreneurs.

Join us in making a difference and fostering positive change in communities. Together, we can empower lives and create sustainable futures.

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