How do I sign-up?
To officially sign-up, please first decide on the program and dates you want,

How far should I book in advance?
Most volunteers book 3 months before their program start date. However, it is sometimes possible to join a project at the last minute, so please contact us if you want to travel in the near term.

Can I combine countries and/or programs?
Yes. The combinations of countries and programs are up to you. For multiple-city placements, there is an extra $100 coordination fee.

Is there an orientation?
If time permits, we provide a one-day introduction that takes place when you arrive in Kenya. We provide you with information on the culture, language, religion, volunteerism, and more. You will also do some limited sightseeing, and generally prepare for your volunteer experience.

Do I need a passport and visa?
Volunteers and visitors need to obtain a Tourist Visa to enter Kenya. Visas are valid for three months from the date of entry and can be purchased upon arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi.

You can also get a visa before you travel from Kenyan diplomatic missions overseas, visit this link:

You should apply well in advance, especially if you are doing it by mail.

These are the correct information to complete Visa Application form

Reason for your entry: VISIT

Full Names and Address of Friends, firms or relatives to be visited:-



P.O BOX 28849-00200 NAIROBI

Your contact person in Kenya:-




P.O BOX 28849-00200 NAIROBI

Mobile: +254720420279 / +254720803821

Tel: +254202502668

A single-entry Kenya visa costs US$50 and a multiple entry visa USD100. Tourist visas can be extended for a further three month period.

Do I need special skills?
For most of our programs we require only fluency in English. One exception is our medical program which can only accept doctors, nurses, medical students, and other medical professionals.

Can I arrange my own accommodations and meals?
Yes — You are free to do so. However, you must still pay the full program fees due for your program.

Is ground transportation included in my program fee?
The following ground transportation is included in your program fee: airport pickup and transport to the program site. The following is not included in the program fee: daily transport from your accommodations to the volunteer location, transport from Volunteer Location to capital city at the end of your program, Airport Dropoff, and any extra sightseeing. We use public transportation such as buses and matatus to transport volunteers city-to-city, but if you want to use private transport (such as a taxi) for long-distance travel, you are responsible for those costs.

Can I bring a friend, spouse, or my children?
Yes. There is also a discount on the program contribution for groups.

Do I have to be a US citizen to participate?
No. We accept participants from all countries.

Is there an application deadline?
Yes — You must apply at least 30 days before your intended start date. Some programs require even more advanced time — please check the individual program pages for the latest information. We accept applications year round.

Do I need to speak the local language?
Only fluency in English is necessary in most programs.

Can Vegetarians be accommodated?
Yes. Our host families will be informed of any dietary requirements you have.

What if I have an emergency?
You have two parties available to you 24/7 in case of emergency, health-related or otherwise:Gracepatt Ecotours Kenya and your host family, and your program supervisor.

Will I have Internet and phone access?
Yes. These services are widely available (with a very few exceptions). Note that participants are responsible for Internet costs.

Can I do sightseeing outside of the program?
Yes. Participants can do sightseeing before, during, or after their program. All of these options have worked out well for our participants, so it’s really up to you when you go.

Do I need any immunizations?
We urge participants to consult with a travel doctor at least two months before arriving in the host country, to discuss any necessary immunizations and for advice on staying healthy while traveling. We also suggest that you visit the Centers For Disease Control website for traveler’s health information.

• Minimum age for volunteers? 16 years
• Minimum/Maximum weeks required for program? The minimum is two(2) weeks maximum one year.
Type of accommodations: host family, hotel, hostel, dormitory? Family Home stays are always our preferences
• What medical facilities are nearby for volunteers? Public hospitals and health centres are available and are well equiped and stocked.

Incase of any other question you are highly welcomed.