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Modern & Indigenous Medicine

23 Day Kenya Medicine Tour 

(dates flexible depending on traveler availability)


PRICE PER PERSON, double occupancy in dorms, home stays and cottages for up to 6 travelers.

Calling all medical professionals who wish to make a direct contribution to healthcare in Kenya. Whether a part of a team delivering a baby in the Kibera slums, giving vaccinations to children and elders in a remote village, learning first hand traditional medicine from Maasai healers and shamans, or teaching local nursing students a seminar in your area of expertise, this 23-day healthcare tour of Kenya provides medical volunteers with the opportunity of a lifetime to have first-hand and hands-on experiences to benefit the health and wellness of many Kenyan communities. The program is a blend of learning, service and clinical care experiences in inner city and rural areas.

Designed with basic accommodations that include home stays, and simple meals 3 each day that can be customized for vegetarian diet, offers volunteers an authentic experience of Kenya life and healthcare, at a budget price. Past trips have made a huge impact on the volunteers and the communities served. Join us in for a trip of a lifetime

  • All ground transportation in Kenya for program locations outlined in the itinerary, from pick up from Narobi flight arrival through drop off for Nairobi flight departures
  • All meals and lodging as presented in the itinerary, with family meals, home stays, dormitory and simple accommodation
  • Activities indicated in the itinerary, with Maasai cultural activities and conservation experiences, wildlife driving safari on two days, nature walks, and a day trip to explore Lake Victoria near Kisumu
  • Clinic supervision and opportunity for academic credit, depending on school criteria pre-trip informational session, and accompaniment on each day by Susan, owner of Nariku Travel
Does not include:
  • International or domestic airfare, tips, immunizations, visas, alcohol & personal purchases
  • Mandatory travelers medical insurance (travel and trip cancellation insurance optional)
  • Personal-use medical equipment such as stethoscope, ophthalmoscope, otoscope, scrubs, or gloves. Please bring these items along with your white coat

50% Deposit due at time of booking, with the balance due six weeks before departure






Day 1


Arrive Nairobi

Flights arrive, transport to lodging.

Budget Hostel OR Home Stay

Dormitory or shared room accommodation
(7 nights)Day 1: Meals on your own

Day 2-7: Breakfast, lunch and dinner included



David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage, Kibera Clinic

Day 2–3



Get acclimated to the new time zone, rest from your travels and enjoy Nairobi fun. Visits to the David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage, Giraffe Center, and shopping.Orientation with Dan Ogola, a visionary leader who came from Siaya county where Matibabu now focuses their work, and previously lived in the Kibera slums where he leads health and education projects. Dan has been featured on CNN and other news media for his impressive work with the community. Google his name to learn more. Tour Kibera slum in the morning, with introductions to volunteer locations in the afternoon before beginning volunteer activities the next day.

Nairobi / Kibera

Four days volunteer service at clinics and school health program for students and families in the Kibera Slums. Includes first hand (observation and learning) as well as hands on (delivering care based on your training and capabilities).

Day 8



Travel to Kisumu

Travel by bus to Kisumu, then on to the Matibabu location in Ukwala. Bus fare included in trip cost (option to travel by air to Kisumu and bust to Ukwala at additional cost).

Home Stay

Shared room (7 nights)

Breakfast, lunch, dinner included

Matibabu Foundation Video

Day 9

April 18


Rest in the morning, with afternoon orientation for volunteer service at Matibabu Foundation, which provides a variety of community programs, including maternal and child health.

Day 10



Ukwala to Lake Victoria

One day excursion to Lake Victoria for boat tour of the lake, exploring a local fishing village with fresh fish lunch, and a tour of sacred caves on the road home.

Day 11–14




Four days Matibabu Clinic Volunteering, including one afternoon teaching and learning at the Mary Ann Van Dam School of Nursing.

Day 15


Travel to Maji Moto

Bus to Maji Moto in the morning (Bus fare included). Arrival and Rest Day.

Maji Moto Maasai Cultural Camp
Salaton Ole Ntutu’s camp
(6 nights)

Breakfast, lunch, dinner included

Day 16-20


Maji Moto

Five days in Maji Moto Clinic and Mobile Clinic Volunteering, as well as learning Traditional Maasai Medicine with shaman Salaton Ole Ntutu, hikes in the plains and hills to explore medicinal plants and practices, visit with healers, and cultural experiences of daily life.

Day 21-22



Maasai Mara Game Drive

Drive to Talek, with game driving along the way. After lunch at the camp, an afternoon Maasai Mara Game Drive in an open top safari vehicle.Morning and afternoon safari game drives, with meals at camp.

Riverside Camp

(2 nights)Breakfast, lunch, dinner included


Day 23



Travel to Nairobi

Arrive to Nairobi hotel “day room” by late afternoon to rest and freshen up before evening for flights home, or optional overnight at additional cost if flying the next day.

Day Room at hotel in the afternoon

Breakfast and lunch included, dinner on your own

Partners in Leading the Experience


Salaton Ole Ntutu

Maasai Community Chief, Healer, Social Change Leader, Environmentalist, & Safari Camp Owner

Salaton is a traditionally trained Maasai warrior, surviving amongst wild animals in the African bush for more than seven years as a young man, honing his attunement with nature and connection to his ancestors. He is blessed with many spiritual and energetic gifts passed on from his family line, strengthening his connection and communication with people and wildlife, and healing abilities. He has faced wild animals in defense, at times forced to kill lions, leopards and buffalo with just knives and spears.

Today, Salaton is recognized for his courage and wisdom in his village of Maji Moto. His mission in life is to preserve his culture and environment through his leadership for projects and initiatives, including water resources, land conservation to provide space for Maasai lifestyle and protection of holy and healing plants and trees, providing a home for girls rescued from circumcision and early marriage, widows, and women with AIDS, building a self-sustaining economy through tourism, and continued support of educational programs.  >> Read more about Salaton



Dan Ogola

Executive Director, Matibabu Foundation, and Community Program Leader in Kibera Slums

Dan Ogola is the founder and director of the Matibabu Foundation, an organization in Eastern Africa creating jobs and opportunity through health care. Founded in 2006, Matibabu has offered health services to over 60,000 Kenyans. It recently opened the community’s first hospital, a state-of-the art facility drawing new businesses to one of the country’s poorest regions. In Dan’s words, “Matibabu Foundation provides affordable, quality health care to an underserved, but increasingly hopeful community.” Dan will be our liaison and guide into the health care services being provided in the slums of Kibera, one of largest slums in the world. He will help us understand how health care is delivered to the underserved in Kenya, and connect us with clinics for volunteer experiences. You can learn more about Dan’s dedicated work in interviews with CNN in March and July 2012.



Susan Deslaurier | Travel Consultant from Nariku Travel ExperiencesSusan Deslaurier

Travel Consultant

Susan Deslaurier first visited Kenya in January, 2007 with Asante Africa Foundation, for which she subsequently served as vice president of the Board of Directors for three years to provide quality education to children in East Africa. She developed deep connections to the Maasai community in Maji Moto, and eventually strategized with Salaton Ole Ntutu on ways to bridge cultural divides, sharing the spirit and nature of Kenya and the Maasai to reignite the connection all people have to their ancestors and the earth. They partnered on a vision of tourism that provides a unique close-up experience of the region, while making a positive contribution to the environment and community programs, as well as offering respectful employment of local people.

Susan left her corporate job as an executive consultant and coach in a major US health care company to pursue her dream of contributing to the peace and health of the world through cultural exchanges among people of the world. >> Read more about Susan.