Electives to Kenya

Vast savannahs framed by snow-capped mountains, welcome to Kenya

Some call it a hub of safaris and differentiated nature walks; others make reference to it as the nucleus of humanity where variety of culture interacts to give birth to an educative experience. A dramatic and highly photogenic country, Kenya is a hugely varied land of plains and mountains, beaches flanked by coral reefs, alongside lively tribal culture and possibly the most crowd-pulling wildlife on the planet. In some respects, this one small country essentially encompasses all Africa.

The blend of diversity, vibrancy in culture, world class infrastructure in place and conceptualized are a notable experience. The hospitality of the populations makes it stand out as the ideal place for your visit.

Unique healthcare systems, beautiful sceneries, enriched culture and towns that are in developmental stage are what describe our destinations! Choose our exciting locations in Kenya; coastal locations of Mombasa or Diani beach Msambweni Hospital, the urban setting or a rural setting in Migori.

Kenya Factfile

Swahili

National Language

47,564,296

Population

Nairobi

Capital City

580,367 km²

Size

 Kenyan shilling

Currancy

 UTC+3

Time Zone

+254

Dialing Code

 23°C

Average Temperature

Elective Placement Locations within Kenya

Mombasa

Mombasa offers a wonderful blend of Indian, Arabian and African influences.

Sun, sand and sea define Mombasa as a top coastal tourist destination of choice. Mombasa lies on the Eastern coastline of the Indian Ocean. The city is famed for its vibrant Swahili culture, good economy hotels, delicious exotic seafoods and idyllic beaches.

It serves as the gateway port to East African countries of Uganda, Southern Sudan and Rwanda thus it is an important economic hub. It is served by Moi International Airport that ensures ease in local and international travel.

Mombasa town prides itself in a whole range of social activities that you may choose to do including a beach tour, scuba diving, snorkelling, swimming, visiting archaeological sites and historic monuments.

 

Migori

Migori County is located in the sugar belt wetlands of Western Kenya and is at the heart of the African tropics.

The western region of Kenya, which is the home to our Migori destination, is a home of vibrant culture that blends diverse ethnic groups like the Luo, Luhya, Kisii and the Kuria.

The natural beauties of the lake, the vast agricultural plantations, the panoramic landscapes as well as the historical and cultural aspects are what await you.

With the uprise of new lodges and resorts and our own camp Migori, this destination will enable you to have fun, immerse in cultures and make a difference in the local community. Western Kenya is a blue ocean destination, still virgin and original which makes it affordable, viable and explorative.

Kisumu

Set on the sloping shore of Lake Victoria’s Winam Gulf, Kisumu offers a relaxed setting for your elective.

Stretching from the Nandi escarpments in the east to the Kano plains in the middle all the way to the hills of the west is Kisumu our destination. This county sits right at the shores of Lake Victoria. The fishing Adventure, the sandy beaches, the evening bird watching completes this destination as the supreme tourist destinations in the western circuit of Kenya.

Kisumu is a quite pleasant city and there is a much more relaxed atmosphere with much less traffic than in Nairobi. The proximity to Lake Victoria gives the town a special feel and it is fascinating to wander along the shoreline to explore the daily life of the people here.

It is the stronghold of the Luo tribe. It neighbors Siaya County, which became the center of attention as the American President Barack Obama was elected, as his father was a Luo and came from this part of Kenya. It is easier to do a day trip to Kogello village, the home area of Mama Sarah Hussein Obama, the grandmother of the US President.

What we offer

We have long-standing partnership with the local clinics, hospitals and government authorities. These partnerships allow for greater flexibility in planning your placement and tailoring it to your objectives.

We are flexible with the length of time you can take your elective placement to Kenya. This begins at two weeks, while most students spend between four and six weeks with us.

Our placements start at £1,195 and includes pre-departure support from our UK team, accommodation and meals, your hospital placement, airport transfers, orientation, clinical supervision throughout your placement, 24 hour support from our local team and help booking trips and excursions. 

Included:

  • Airport pick up
  • Full orientation on arrival
  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Swahili lessons
  • Elective placement with supervision
  • Pre-departure support from our UK team
  • 24/7 support from our in-country elective coordinators

Not Included: 

Flights, visa, insurance,  excursions, return airport transfer

Elective Costing

Duration Location Cost Location Cost
Two Weeks Kisumu/Migori £1,150 Mombasa £1,385
Three Weeks Kisumu/Migori £1,305 Mombasa £1,535
Four Weeks Kisumu/Migori £1,690 Mombasa £1,800
Five Weeks Kisumu/Migori £1,805 Mombasa £1,995
Six Weeks Kisumu/Migori £1,920 Mombasa £2,190
Extra Week Kisumu/Migori £230 Mombasa £230
I’ve worked in many developing countries in the past through other programs and some I felt were just after your money. I truely felt my time in Kenya was different. The team had the same passion that I do and their first priority is the community and helping those who need it most. The hospital itself in Migori was one of the most incredible experiences of my life. I learnt so much, and the nurses and doctors got me doing so much stuff. 
Amy - Monash Health, Australia