About The Trip

In partnership with Gathimba Edwards Foundation, we are excited to offer you a chance to be part of a team that will build homes and lay the foundations to a brighter future for kids in Kenya. 

Who: The first 10 people who sign up, will join us to build homes for families in need. 

Where: Iten, Kenya - East Africa

When: July 21st - August 3rd, 2018

*Cost: The cost of the trip (excluding international flights) will be $1,600 per person.  This includes all accommodation, meals, in-country transport, airport transfers and water. 

  • This trip is offered at cost price so we kindly ask that everyone joining our adventure help us fund raise for the approximate $25,000 building material and land costs (Gathimba Edwards is fundraising the majority of these costs, but every bit helps). It would be fantastic if each participant could attempt to raise a minimum of $500 to help us cover these costs.  We can assist in setting up individual GoFundMe pages and are happy to provide ideas and suggestions for fundraising.  

Itinerary: The focus of the trip will be building the homes for families in need - but we've been sure to mix in adventure as well, making for an unforgettable, once-in-a-lifetime experience!

  • Saturday 07/21/18: Arrive in Nairobi (book flights to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport - JKIA). Check into Triple O's Hotel. 
  • Sunday 07/22/18: Travel by bus to JKIA, flight to Eldoret, then by road to Iten (45 min drive).  Check into Keelu Hotel.  
  • Monday 07/23/18: Visit building site and meet the families whom we are building house for. 
  • Tuesday 07/24 - Tuesday 07/31: Build houses.
  • Wednesday 08/01/18: Officially open new houses, fly to Nairobi, check into Long View Hotel. 
  • Thursday 08/02/18: Relax by pool at Long View Hotel.  Optional activities: Lake Naivasha Safari (additional cost of $120) or Giraffe Center (additional cost of $25).
  • Friday 08/03/18: Activities to choose from: Mamba Village, David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage, Bomas Traditional Tribal Village
  • Optional Safari:  This safari will take place from August 4th - 6th and will cost an additional $700 – this includes accommodation, transport and meals.  If you are joining the safari adventure, return flight to your final (home) destination should be booked for after 10pm on August 6th 2018.  Safari itinerary as follows:
    • Saturday 08/04/18: Depart Long View Hotel 8am for 7 hour drive to Maasai Mara. Check into Mara Leisure Camp followed by an evening game drive. 
    • Sunday 08/05/18: Full day game drive and sunset viewing (sunset is weather dependent). 
    • Monday 08/06/18: Optional visit to Masai Village 8am (cost $20).  Depart camp 9am for 6-7 hour drive to Nairobi.  Arrive back at Long View Hotel for showering before heading to Jomo Kenyatta airport. Fly home after 10pm. 
  • If you wish to arrive on the evening of Friday, the 20th of July, then we can arrange airport pick up and hotel accommodation for an additional charge. Please book return flight for after 10pm on Friday 3rd of August, unless you wish to attend an optional 3 days safari to the famous Masai Mara following the end of the home building trip. 

Register or Reserve Your Spot:  Click the "Register Now" button below to make payment securing your spot.  Please let us know via email (sanna@leesisters.org) if you wish to reserve your spot!  Due to limited hotel capacity and volunteer interest levels, we only have 10 spots available for the July 2018 trip.  If July does not suit you, send an email anyway, as we have other trips that may work better with your schedule. 

Corporate Sponsors: If participants know of companies or individuals that may be in a position to sponsor team t-shirts, lunches each day, tools, timber, windows, doors or any other individual aspect of the work please let us know.

Attention Participants:

  • Please let us know of any DIY experience you have. To find out more information, please email sanna@leesisters.org
  • Required: apply for Kenyan visa here and make sure you have all the necessary vaccinations in time before you travel.  Do not hesitate to contact us with questions! 

A Few Travel Notes: 

After your spot is reserved, you'll receive all the information you need to prepare for your trip: packing list, detailed itinerary, and more. You are responsible for booking your own travel. Individual booking information is below.

Booking Flights:

Airport: Nairobi - Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO)
Arrival Time: [SAT - 07/21/18] 
Departure Time: [FRI - 08/03/18] 


  • A $500 Deposit secures your spot.
  • Register for the trip: make full payment now to complete trip registration.
  • Payment is due in full 45 days prior to departure. 
  • What's not included: alcohol, mandatory travel insurance, incidentals, airfare. 

*Flights not included in pricing. Itinerary subject to change. Click here for our terms & conditions. 


Get in touch with us today to sign up and ensure you are one of the team!



See pictures from previous trips and let your mind wander, as no two trips are identical! 


Learn about the two families who we will build new homes for. 



Our partner for the Kenya Trip, Gathimba Edwards Foundation (GEF), has been organizing trips to Kenya for several years. They're well organized and experienced, paying attention to every  detail.  By collaborating with Gathimba Edwards, we can ensure the trip will go smoothly and be a success for all!  


“What a trip, amazing, emotional, exhausting, exhilarating, beautiful, breathtaking and more than anything humbling. We were able to witness first hand, not only the utter poverty but, the inspirational work the Gathimba Edwards team are doing. How so little can do so much and how a smile and a wave(and maybe a sweetie and some bubbles) can bring so much joy. This trip has changed us it has inspired us it has moved us and it will remain with us.”
— Abi - partipant of Gathimba Edwards April 2017 trip to Kenya
Myles Edwards & Gideon Gathimba are two of the most genuine guys I’ve ever met. After recently returning from a very successful building trip to Kenya, organised by them - with help & support from Dan Mulhare & Peter Githingi, I feel a 5 star award is much deserved. The happy smiles on the faces of the kids we encountered said it all & I for one, felt so happy knowing we were helping to make a difference to people’s lives.
— Jo R., Participant of Kenya Building Trip October 2015
“Huge thanks to the AWESOME team in Kenya, it feels like my second home, the people are amazing. The work that the Gathimba Edwards Foundation puts into the two weeks that we were there is astounding, I am sure everyone that was with me would agree. 👍👍 Already looking forward to a new adventure with the next group who are going to go next April, if anyone is thinking of going, JUST DO IT, it will be the best experience of your life and make you appreciate what you have here. What are you waiting for?”
— Allen B., Participant of April 2017 trip to Kenya (Allen has joined GEF trips 3 years in a row)