Kenya - Medical Relief COMPLETE

Kenya

July 19, 2018 - July 28, 2018

About The Mission Trip

Participate in a truly ‘Out Of Africa’ experience. Here, you will be able to bring needed aid to those living in disadvantaged situations without access to medical and dental care. The shining faces of children will fill you with delight upon your arrival as you bring much needed aid to those without access to medical services. Venture into their hearts and experience the rich Kenyan culture while caring for them and bringing them hope and inspiration. This premier opportunity will allow volunteers to see every facet of life that Kenya has to offer from the orphanages and informal settlements to the villages and game parks. During this trip you will enjoy a one-day safari and see the world famous animals of the safari!

About Clinic

International Medical Relief continues to make a difference in Kenya as we return to aid survivors in this land of continued healthcare peril. There is a desperate need for more comprehensive health care that includes education. Diseases spread quickly and become unmanageable. Here, you will work together to stop the spread of infectious diseases and minimize this devastation. Our clinic camps will be set up exclusively for the IMR team and the entire community will come out to be a part of the clinic. The children’s shining faces and bright smiles mask the chronic conditions and acute illnesses plaguing their survival. They are filled with delight upon your arrival as you bring much needed care to those without access to medical attention. Venture into their hearts and experience the rich Kenyan culture while caring for them and bringing them hope and inspiration.

Transportation & Lodging

Your accommodations will be nestled on the outskirts of the bustling city. Here, you will find the comforts of our beautiful hotel and grounds -- a warm welcome after a long day of clinics. The facility boosts a beautiful dining area where the team will enjoy breakfasts and some dinners. Rooms include private beds with shared bathrooms and the amenities that you would find at home.

Trip Highlights

SAFARI INCLUDED! After an arduous clinic schedule the team will see up close some of the world’s most amazing animals. On your safari, you will witness the harmony of numerous species of wildlife rarely found in any large quantity anywhere but Kenya. See the abundant wildlife first hand that has made Kenya the leader for adventure wildlife seekers and renowned photographers. In this place like no other, you will have the opportunity to see up close the world’s most amazing animals.

Extend Your Stay

EXCLUSIVE IMR PROGRAM EXTENSION

Don't miss the chance to explore some of Africa’s most wild places. Join IMR on this three night, four day program extension to adventure to stunning Kenya for an experience of a lifetime!

Ready yourself for a wild African safari in some of the world’s most renowned parks. Spend a day at Lake Nakura National Park, where you’ll have the opportunity to spot lions, leopards, buffalo and zebra. Lake Nakura is also home to both white and black rhinoceros. Venture to Maasai Mara, host of the famous Wildebeest Migration each year as 1.7 million wildebeest, more then 500,000 zebra and antelopes cross the swollen Mara River in hopes of finding safety on the Maasai Mara’s sweeping plains. Bare witness to a once-in-a-lifetime Maasai Mara sunrise and early morning game drive while you try to spot Africa’s ‘Big Five’ taking advantage of the cool morning temperatures on the hunt for their breakfast. Also enjoy sunset safaris as you drive in search of big cats, elephants, giraffes, and more.

For further information, please contact travel@imrus.org

Trip Donation & Travel Options

Team Member

50% of the minimum donation and a complete application with all document uploads is REQUIRED to secure your place as a TEAM MEMBER.

Travel Assistance

If you would like help booking flights, hotels, extended stays, and more contact Worldwide Navigators at (970) 633-3033.

PURCHASE YOUR
OWN FLIGHT
GROUP FLIGHT WITH IMR

(available only until Apr 22nd, 2018

PRICE before Apr 22nd, 2018

2,650

* You will save $200 and be confirmed on the team when 50% of the minimum donation is paid (1,775 ) and  your application, including all required document uploads, is complete by Apr 22nd, 2018.

Domestic and international flight costs or tickets are not included with this flight choice.

2,650

* You will save $200 and be confirmed on the team when 50% of the minimum donation is paid (1,775 ) and your application, including all required document uploads, is complete by Apr 22nd, 2018.

Group international tickets are available at additional cost with this flight choice.

PRICE after Apr 22nd, 2018

2,850

After Apr 22nd, 2018 your place on the team is confirmed on a space available basis after 50% of the required minimum donation (1,775 ) is reached.

Domestic and international flight costs or tickets are not included with this flight choice.

 

 

 

2,850

After Apr 22nd, 2018 your place on the team is confirmed on a space available basis after 50% of the required minimum donation (1,775) is reached.
 

You may still be able to purchase the same routing as the group ticket but are not guaranteed to fly on the same flight. 

IMR's travel agent can also route you directly from your hometown as an added convenience for a higher cost.

 

GROUP TICKET CHOICE Domestic tickets and International group tickets are not available with this flight choice.   Group tickets may be requested at an ECONOMICAL or  PREMIER cost.  Group tickets leave from a predetermined departure airport.

ECONOMICAL FLIGHT: An economical option with longer routings and layovers in exchange for a less expensive flight. Some layovers may be long enough to allow you to leave the airport to explore on your own or take a city tour.

PREMIER FLIGHT: A more direct routing that is designed to save you time at a higher cost.

IMR's travel agent can customize either flight choice to allow you to fly directly from your home airport on a single ticket. This has significant advantages when flights are delayed or cancelled and  not having to pick up your checked bags at baggage claim and recheck them for the international flight.

Please contact travel@worldwidenavigator.com for more information and pricing.

 

PAYMENT DUE DATES If donating before Apr 22nd, 2018:

Your space on the team is guaranteed when you reach the minimum donation of 1,775 (50%) by Apr 22nd, 2018 and completion of your application and uploads.

Full Minimum Donation Amount due Jul 5th, 2018.

If donating after Apr 22nd, 2018:

Your space on the team is guaranteed with donation of 1,775 (50%) by Apr 22nd, 2018 and completion of your application and uploads. Space on the team is confirmed on a space available basis when you  reach 50% of the total donation due.

100% Paid Date:

Full Minimum Donation Amount is due (2,850) by Jul 5th, 2018.

 

 

If donating before Apr 22nd, 2018:

Your space on the team is guaranteed when you reach the minimum donation of 1,775 (50%) by Apr 22nd, 2018 and completion of your application and uploads.  You are qualified to join the  IMR Group Flight and to receive $200 off the cost of the trip.

If donating after Apr 22nd, 2018:

Your space on the team is confirmed on a space available basis when you reach 50% of the total donation due.  You may still be able to join the group flight on a space available basis.

100% Paid Date:

Full Minimum Donation Amount is due (2,850) by Jul 5th, 2018.

 

 

 

 

 

FLIGHT SCHEDULE You are responsible for meeting the team at the airport or designated location in Kenya prior to the team’s official arrival. You may need to purchase additional flights in country to get to the trip's designated starting location.

Travel delays are your financial responsibility including costs to meet up with the rest of the team at our final destination in Kenya.

IMR is not responsible for missed flights, delayed flights, or additional costs incurred in travel for any reason.  IMR strongly recommend you purchase trip interruption/cancellation insurance. 

You will fly with other IMR team members to our final destination. The official ground itinerary will exactly match your flight schedule.

We strongly recommend you purchase trip interruption/cancellation insurance.  IMR is not responsible for missed flights, delayed flights, or additional costs incurred in travel for any reason.

 

 

AIRPORT TRANSFERS You are responsible for meeting the team at the airport or designated location in Kenya prior to the team’s official arrival.

Transportation pickup is from the final arrival airport at pre-set times.

Travel delays are your financial responsibility including costs to meet up with the rest of the team at our final destination in Kenya.
 

IMR is not responsible for missed flights, delayed flights, or additional costs incurred in travel for any reason.  IMR strongly recommend you purchase trip interruption/cancellation insurance. 

Ground transportation is included.
EXTENDED STAY Extend your stay to see some of the amazing sites that this country has to offer. Flexibility in your departure and return date may also help you reduce your ticket cost. Extend your stay on an official trip extension with World Wide Navigators

Your Donation to IMR Includes:

  • All group costs from the time you arrive at the team meeting point in country until you separate from the team, including transportation, lodging, food, tips for services provided to the IMR team, costs associated with clinic, and all logistics, including translation services and security as needed.

 

Costs that you are responsible for in addition to your donation to IMR:

  • If flying on subsidized team flight: your domestic round-trip airfare to the central point of departure and any costs associated with this portion of your travel.
  • If flying independently: your international round-trip flight to destination city and any costs associated with this portion of your travel.
  • Passport fees, visa fees, and transit fees, including baggage or overnight accommodations/meals while in transit.
  • Vaccinations and medications common for travel.
  • Spending money for souvenirs and personal purchases.
  • Trip supplies and personal equipment or small gifts for the special people you meet. 
  • Any lodging, meals, and transportation outside of the scheduled team trip, payable at the time of service to the local vendor.

Fundraising

IMR provides a fundraising packet and personal fundraising page to all registered trip applicants that is full of ideas on how you can raise support for your trip or for supplies to be utilized on this specific mission. When soliciting donations for any of our trips, success is completed through telling your personal story. Why do you want to go? Who will you help? Why their donation can help you achieve the ultimate goal. Tell your story to anyone and everyone. Refer your potential or active donors to our website or Facebook page and to your IMR personal fundraising page. You may share your IMR personal fundraising URL on Facebook and other social media sites.

Safety & Security

We take security very seriously at IMR.  It is our job to ensure that security precautions are in place, but please keep in mind that we cannot guarantee your safety on the trip.

  • We continuously review all current activities occurring on the ground, and we work with the State Department and the U.S. Embassy to know the ground situation to the best of our ability. 
  • We have a security training conference call with our volunteers where we detail our security procedures that are in place for the trip. 
  • We take many security precautions such as radios, a buddy system, and security planning. 
  • We provide you with an email address that you can give to the people you meet to protect your privacy until you determine that you want to remain in contact with team.
  • We rely on our teams to be cognizant of their own safety and to be aware of their surroundings. 
  • We have several policies in place that we require the team to adhere to for their safety and that of the team as a whole. 

Trip Preparation


A service that we are very proud of at IMR is the preparation that each team and team member receives prior to the trip. This is one of the most important reasons that you should join an IMR team.

All team members receive a detailed briefing packet outlining the important elements that make a successful trip, packing lists, and a checklist to keep you on track. You will receive detailed information on how clinic operates, the roles on an IMR team, community health education topics, fundraising, and access to a personal IMR fundraising page. Best practices for providing care in short term medical clinics, public health information specific to the country you are traveling too, and a guide to the infectious diseases of that country will be shared with the team. You will also receive a comprehensive country briefing packet that provides background information, cultural etiquette, common phrases, and links to additional information from a variety of sources. Finally, a departure packet that outlines how and where to meet your team will be sent just prior to departure.

IMR applicants and team members will also have access to a series of phone conferences where you will learn about specific aspects of IMR trips and 2 Q and A calls where you can ask questions specific to your trip. There will also be a Q and A call just prior to departure to help ensure that you have the most important information and are ready to go!

Most importantly, we are always here to answer your questions or help you complete your application. It is our goal that we exceed your expectations for preparation, patient care, and your overall trip. Let us know how we can help and how we did!

Frequently Asked Questions

What does the donation amount include?

The donation amount covers the cost of lodging, meals, and transportation while you are in the country, and clinic supplies/medications for our patients. If you are eligible for and choose the Subsidized IMR Flight, your donation amount also includes the cost of your international airfare. Costs that are not included in the donation amount are your passport, travel visas (if applicable), domestic airfare to the group departure city, vaccinations, and insurance. You also have the option of flying on your own directly from your hometown and meeting up with the team in country. IMR gives you the option of purchasing your own tickets, which decreases your minimum donation amount. It also gives you the opportunity to extend your stay to do some sightseeing after the trip, and fly directly from your home city to your final destination.

What will the team be doing on the trip?

IMR teams provide medical care and community health education to communities that lack access to care. A typical IMR team consists of doctors, nurses, EMTs, medical/nursing students, pre-med students, and non-medical volunteers. We strive to have a dental team on every trip as well. The team usually stays in a central location and travels each day to a different community to set up a mobile medical clinic. In order to promote lasting and sustainable improvements in the health of those communities, IMR conducts an extensive community health education program in each area as well. No matter what your specialty or skill level, there is a job for you on an IMR trip!

Can I fundraise for the trip?

Yes!  Many volunteers fundraise for trips.  Once your references are approved, IMR will send a fundraising packet that contains information on how the personalized fundraising page on the IMR website works.  It also contains some great ideas for fundraising events and other ways to fundraise for the trip.  IMR is a 501(c)3 charity, and all donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

Are there any important dates I need to know?
      • IMR Subsidized Flight: In order to qualify for the IMR Subsidized Flight, you will need to reach 50% of theMinimum Donation Amount on or before Apr 22nd, 2018.
      • Early Bird Special: A discount of $200 is awarded to team members who raise / pay 50% of the Minimum Donation Amount on or before Apr 22nd, 2018.
Are there additional costs / expenses for the trip?
  • If flying on subsidized team flight: your domestic round-trip airfare to the central point of departure and any costs associated with this portion of your travel.
  • If flying independently: your international round-trip flight to destination city and any costs associated with this portion of your travel.
  • Passport fees, visa fees, and transit fees, including baggage or overnight accommodations/meals while in transit.
  • Vaccinations and medications common for travel.
  • Spending money for souvenirs and personal purchases.
  • Trip supplies and personal equipment or small gifts for the special people you meet. 
  • Any lodging, meals, and transportation outside of the scheduled team trip, payable at the time of service to the local vendor.
Can IMR assist me with travel plans and extended say options?

Yes!  We encourage our volunteers to extend their stay and explore.  And by extending your stay you also put money into the economies of these developing countries!