Ol Pejeta – Kenya FAQS -

Ol Pejeta – Kenya FAQS



Q Is there a preferable time to submit my application in hopes of gaining a spot on the roster?
A There is no cut off period of when to apply as we run our programs all year round. We do however book up quickly so we suggest booking early to secure your spot.
Q What is the age limitation for participating in Volunteer Southern Africa projects?
A We have a minimum age of 18 and there is no maximum age. If you are under 18 and wish to participate in one of our programs you may come with a guardian.
Q What is the minimum stay?
A The minimum stay at the Old Pejeta program is 1 week.
Q How do the arrivals work/which airport do I arrive into?
A If arriving by air, we will be waiting for you at the Jomo Kenyatta international airport arrivals hall.
Q Are flights included?
A No, flights are not included.
Q What are the flight arrival times?
A Arrival time is before 11am.
Q Do you monitor the flights?
A Yes, we monitor flights before your arrival to get the approximate time of your landing and will be at the airport waiting for you.
Q What if there’s a flight delay?
A Please contact us as soon as you receive notice of a flight delay.
Q Do I need a Visa?
A Please enquire through the Kenyan embassy in your country/ online regarding Visa requirements. Volunteers are able to obtain a 30 day Visa upon arrival. Please note, we are not responsible for your travelling documentation.
Q When does the project start?
A Mondays. We will fetch you from the airport and take you to the project where you will have time to settle in and look around the grounds.
Q What if it doesn’t suit me to arrive on a Monday?
A For an additional cost, we can arrange for a special pick-up.
Q Are airport transfers included?
A Yes, 2 airport transfers are included (to and from the airport).
Q Can anyone apply?
A Yes, anyone can apply to join our program, subject to being 18 and above.
Q Do you cater for vegetarians or other dietary requirements?
A Yes, we can accommodate most dietary requirements, please ensure you let us know of your dietary requirements prior to arrival.
Q How do I pay for the project?
A

We require a $300 (USD) deposit to secure your place at the project, and ask for the remaining balance to be paid 60 days before your arrival. We have two payment option. You can either pay via international bank – transfer/wire (please note that the administration costs are at your expense) or you can pay via a safe and secure online credit card facility.

Q Do you offer payment options?
A Yes, you are welcome to discuss other payment options with us.
Q Is there a best time of the year to go?
A March is the hottest month with an average temperature of 28°C (82°F) and the coldest is June at 24°C (74°F) with the most daily sunshine hours at 9 in December. The wettest month is May with an average of 260mm of rain
Q Which insurance company is often used for this type of trip?
A We offer our volunteers comprehensive coverage – please enquire with us. It is important to travel with insurance to ensure your security and safety.
Q Would I need any vaccinations /anti-malaria medication?
A You would require a yellow fever injection please speak to your Doctor. Do not get anything other than yellow fever.
Q Are there any medical facilities on site to deal with serious issues quickly?
A We have a hospital within 30 minutes of the project
Q My doctor suggests a rabies shot.
A Although we have never had never had rabies on the property, this is a personal choice and not a requirement.
Q Do I need mosquito repellent?
A We highly suggest anti-mosquito repellent in the summer months, from September to March.
Q What do you recommend for communication between South Africa and home?
A Your volunteer package includes an internet connection at the volunteer accommodation.
Q Do you offer any discounts to volunteers?
A Volunteers receive a 5% discount if they opt for two or more packages.
Q Any returning volunteer discount?
A Yes, past volunteers receive 5% off their future volunteer experience.