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Travel Documents: March 10
First Payment ($500): March 10
Final Payment: May 10
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First Payment ($500): March 24
Final Payment: May 24
Travel Documents: April 10
First Payment ($500): April 10
Final Payment: June 10
Travel Documents: March 17
First Payment ($500): March 17
Final Payment: May 17
Travel Documents: April 1
First Payment ($500): April 1
Final Payment: June 1
We have had mission trip participants ranging in age from 15 to 70. However, we do require participants to be at least 16 years old in order to travel without a parent. Anyone younger than that must travel with a parent or a legal adult.
Yes! We highly encourage you to fundraise for your trip with Zoe. Once you have registered we will offer your team leader the same resources that our Zoe team uses to fundraise! Please visit our resources tab to find our Zoe fundraising guide.
Everything apart from international flights, souvenirs, snack food, and your experiece Kenya option! Your trip cost includes in-country airfare, lodging, food, and all transportation.
It's not required but we highly suggest it! Yellow fever vaccinations can often be in short supply so please be sure to get this vaccination as soon as possible.
Please refer to The CDC for the most current and up-to-date information regarding recommended and required vaccinations for travel to Kenya. Additionally, consult with your primary physician. We recommend being up to date on all routine vaccinations prior to travel.
It is highly recommended that prior to registering, you either already have or are in the process of getting your passport. It usually takes between 4-6 weeks to receive your passport, but for an additional cost it can be expedited. Visit passports.state.gov for more information. We cannot book your flight until we have a copy of your passport.
There are two payment deadlines for your trip. Your first payment due is around $500 depending on the trip and will be due three months before your arrival in Kenya. The remaining trip balance is due 1 month prior to your arrival in Kenya.
All payments Zoe Ministries receives toward the cost of your trip are non-refundable. We are aware of circumstances that may inhibit your ability to serve with Zoe; therefore, we have three options if you are unable to serve with Zoe. The options include applying your donations toward another team members trip cost, rolling your funds over to another trip, or donating towards Zoe Ministries greatest need. If you over-fundraise for your trip, the same policy applies.
Yes! All team members are required to take malaria medication. We recommend Malarone or Doxycycline, however, please consult with your physician for his or her recommendation.
All mission trips through are typically 8-10 days long.
As a team, you will likely be flying from the same area of the United States and will all fly through either Amsterdam, Frankfurt, London, or Paris onward to Nairobi. We try our best to book all teams together on the same itinerary if possible, however, this is subject to availability.
This will depend on which airport you begin your travel and layovers along the way, typically you should expect between 24-30 hours of total time of travel. Usually teams will have two eight-hour international flights to and from one of the major hub airports. If you fly from a non-hub airport you will have an additional domestic flight.
In order to ensure the safety of our teams, we use our own personal vehicles that are driven by Zoe staff. If our Zoe transportation is unavailable, we hire private transportation with drivers we know and trust having worked with them over many years.
Team members will eat traditional Kenyan food cooked by our staff every day at lunch, while having American style dishes for both breakfast and dinner.
Yes! Our Zoe team will facilitate a meeting with your team prior to your departure to Kenya to discuss your upcoming trip.
Typically, teams are in charge of booking their own airfare. Only in special circumstances are exceptions made. In those cases, our Zoe team will work with you prior to booking in order to ensure you are on the correct flights. Due to logistics in Kenya, Zoe has the right to revoke certain airfare routes but will work with each team to book routes that work best for both the team and Zoe.
In general, the temperatures during the day range from the mid to upper 70’s to the mid to upper 80’s. The temperature in the evening can drop into the mid 60’s during certain times throughout the year. The weather does vary a bit based on the season, but is hard to predict due to the seasons changing from the norm.
Team members begin their day with breakfast and morning quiet time. This time is followed by being transported out to Zoe and joining in on morning errands with our Kenyan team. Your days are spent on site at Zoe and within the village helping with specific projects while submerging into Kenyan culture. During the evening, you'll be transported back to Kitale Town where you will enjoy dinner and a debriefings from our Zoe team leaders. You will also have the option to partake in either of our 3 Experience Kenya options.
Karibuni Lodge in Kitale Town. Your security is our first priority. You will stay in a fenced and gated compound with at least one of our full time Kenyan staff members. The guest house is split into separate rooms for men and women. There will be a kitchen, indoor plumbing, and a shower (usually with hot water). Here, you will have breakfast and dinner every night.