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THE KENYA SOCIAL IMPACT

2022 Educational Tour (Family Edition)

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Hosted by: The Global Foundation for Education & Economic Mobility, Inc. (A USA 501c3 nonprofit charity)

Quinetha Frasier CEO

You are invited to join us this year on the Continent of Africa!
On June 26-July 7, 2022, we will visit the East African country of Kenya with a group of 15 friends and family from the US.

We would love to have you or someone you love join us.
HEADS UP: July 30-August 12, 2022, a group of seven will join us in travel to the West African country of Ghana. Keep your ears open for details on our website.

If you or a loving family member or friend are READY to book an exciting journey to Kenya in 2022, then KEEP READING! Reserve your travel TODAY with a $700 deposit on or before February 10, 2022.

The next scheduled payment of $800 will be due or before March 2, 2022.

To get started, (1) please review the updated Tour Package Summary and Price List,(2) complete our Travelers Interest Form, and (3) Pay the first travel deposit(s) for you and your guest before February 7th.  MAKE YOUR DEPOSIT HERE.

You will appreciate that our Tour is all-inclusive {3-4-star Lodging, Tourist Attractions, Transportation, Breakfast and Dinner included daily} and also includes your airline ticket, departing and arriving in Atlanta, GA (ATL) or New York City (JFK).

We have added the travel planning brilliance of Diaspora Travels. Together, we have planned the most life-transforming, luxurious, and culturally-rich African tour.

This 10-day trip is crafted especially for you- to finally be “Free to See Yourself and Be At Home in Africa.”    As a trusted traveler with our global foundation, www.gfeem.org, you will network and co-produce the best vacation with US and Kenyan-based impact leaders, educators, students, and business leaders.  You will also have the option to speak directly with principals and students of Nairobi and Mombasa schools.

Today, please complete our quick Travelers Enquiry Form to confirm your seat.

This form will be used to promptly book your ticket, After we receive you and your guest’s deposit(s), we will send you helpful emails every other Sunday night with updates, interesting news and facts about Kenya, Swahili words to learn, and an invitation to share all questions that you may have about your travel. 

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The GFEEM 2022 Kenya Social Impact Educational Tour will depart from the Atlanta area on June 26th, traveling between Nairobi and Mombasa, Kenya until July 7th 2021. We have partnered with a global Travel Agency, to support our travel logistics and booking. Your family can pay an initial deposit and patiently prepare to travel next year.

The GFEEM Team has curated a series of cultural, social impact, and educational experiences based on our personal/business relationships and experiences in Kenya and abroad.

You will have lots of time to sight see, and/or invest in local artisans (wink to shoppers). You can expect accommodations and recommendations for travelers at all stages of life and curiosity.

Join us for a laid-back, high comfort, high impact trip to one of the most beautiful places on the continent of Africa. Your presence alone will make a tremendous difference in the lives of women who have already proven the power of investing in themselves.

KENYA QUICK FACTS

OFFICIAL NAME: Republic of Kenya
OFFICIAL LANGUAGE(S): Swahili, English
CAPITAL: Nairobi
LOCATION: East Africa- borders Uganda, South Sudan,
Ethiopia, Somalia and Tanzania
CURRENCY: Kenyan Shillings ($1USD= KSh109)
TIPPING: Tipping varies on the service you receive.
Tip around 10% in restaurants and 200-500 shillings for hotel staff.


TOURISM: Kenya has many national parks and wildlife
reserves, with safaris featuring large animals; lions, buffalo,
leopards, elephants and rhinoceros

Visit: Magical Kenya For More

LOCAL LAWS & SPECIAL
CIRCUMSTANCES

Arrest Notification: If you are arrested or detained,
ask police or prison officials to notify the U.S. Embassy
immediately.
Criminal Penalties: Penalties for possessing, using,
or trafficking illegal drugs in Kenya are severe, and
convicted offenders can expect long jail sentences and
heavy fines.
Currency: You may depart the country with up to 100,000
Kenyan shillings.
LGBTI Travelers: Kenyan law criminalizes same-sex
sexual activity.

 

Culture Facts

 FOR BETTER CULTURAL AWARENESS

  • Kenyan Time is flexible ( Kenyan time is flexible and it is 8 hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time ) . Culturally, the pace of life is slower. Don’t expect people to be in a rush the way Americans often are.
  • Tea is commonly served with every meal and during social gatherings.
  • Must go through metal detectors before entering any building/complex.
  • Kenyans value politeness and aren’t rude or aggressive people. Always greet people enthusiastically, smile, and be mindful to not be curt.
  • Don’t say “Jambo”. It is an immediate marker for a tourist. Most Kenyans greet with “Habari” which means “How are you?”
  • Kenyans dress more conservatively and emphasize being well dressed. Sloppy, damaged or revealing clothing warrants a lower degree of respect.
  • Don’t point at people with your finger. It’s a confrontational gesture.
  • Don’t be unsettled by shifting in eye contact (especially when talking to someone younger than you). It is normal for people to not maintain direct gaze

KENYA Entry Requirements

  • A Passport : With at least two blank pages, six month’s validity, and a visa re required to enter kenya
  • Single – Entry  Visas : are available online and upon arrival at Kenyan airports; however, kenyan immigration plans to end visas upon arrival in the future.

Multiple-entry visas must be applied for prior to traveling to Kenya

  • Obtain the latest information on Visas: as well as any additional details regarding entry requirements, from the Embassy of kenya, 2249 R Street, NW, Washington, D.c 20008, telephone (202) 387-6101
  • Proof of Yellow fever Immunization: You may be denied entry without it. Passport health has nationwide locations that provide the vaccine.
  • COVID PCR test: Taken no more than 72 hours before clearing customs in Kenya

TRANSPORTATION IN KENYA

  • PLANE– Flights are frequent and reliable between Nairobi and Mombasa.
  • TRAIN – Kenya Railways is an easy and reliable alternative to flying from Nairobi to Mombasa.
  • TAXI – Taxis can be found on every corner in Nairobi and journeys. Agree on the fair prior to taking the ride.
  • SHARED TAXI (PEUGEOT) – good alternative to matatu’s that carry 7-9 passengers. Slightly more expensive than matatu’s.
  • BUS – Nairobi is the only city with an effective municipal bus service.
  • MATATU (MINI BUS) – Local people’s main form of transport. Fares range from KSh40 and may reach KSh100 for longer routes in Nairobi.
  • TUK-TUK (MOTORIZED MINI TAXI) – Malindi, Mombasa and Nairobi and Diani Beach have many for short journeys that and Nairobi and Diani Beach have many for short journeys that start at KSh100.
  • BODA BODA (BICYCLE OR MOTORCYCLE TAXI)– common in small towns where taxis are harder to find. Short ride should cost around KSh100-200

JUNE 2022 ITINERARY

Nairobi & Mombasa, Kenya

TRAVEL LOGISTICS PARTNER: Diaspora Travels

GFEEM CONTACT: Quinetha Frasier, quinetha@gfeem.org

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June 2022 Itinerary