Medical/Dental Service Trip

Global Village Ministries (GVM) is a non-profit 501c(3) organization registered in the US, and we would like to invite you to join us on our March 2019 trip to Kenya (Feb 27 – March 12) .We provide three different mission trips each year in March, July and October - each is unique and offers you different options. The clinics are provided in areas that don’t have much medical or dental care available, or the people in the area cannot afford it. Most of the clinics are done in schools and occasionally out under the trees.

In March we provide clinics in Taita and along the coast of Kenya and then travel back inland to Nairobi before driving down into the Maasai Mara National Reserve area for our last weekend. The Reserve is probably the most famous and most visited Reserve in Kenya. It offers breathtaking views (as seen in the film "Out of Africa", much of which was filmed here), an extraordinary density of animals including "the Big Five" (lions, leopard, elephant, buffalo, rhinoceros) and many varieties of plains game. An impressive feature is the annual migration of wildebeests, (over 1.5 million of them migrate), zebras and gazelles from the plains of the Serengeti that cross the Tanzanian border and rivers to reach the Mara's grasslands from late June through early October, tracked by predators: lion, leopard, cheetah, and hyena, and circled by vultures as their journey unfolds. Their dramatic river crossings are a reality for tourists visiting in early July-August. Apart from the seasonal migration, game viewing is excellent year round. Game includes elephant, black rhino, buffalo, plains zebra, hartebeest and big cats. The rivers are home to hippo and crocodiles. Birds abound with 452 species of birds of which 53 of which are raptors. While in the Maasai Mara we stay at a little camp with tents along the Talek River on the northeast side of the Reserve. Hot showers and flush toilets are available, although there is no electricity. Because of the remote location, wild animals could frequent the camp both day and night. It is not uncommon to hear hyenas laughing and lions roaring or grunting during the night. The last before you leave you will be treated to a little less than 24 hours of relaxation at the Sarova Mara Game Camp which is unmatched with its African hospitality! Kenya is a warm and inviting country – the people are amazing! When you leave, your heart will always hold a part of Kenya in it. You will have made a difference and your life will be changed

Organizer

Global Village Ministries

Location

Kenya

Date

Feb 27 – Mar 12