Medical Volunteering Project in Kenya

Use Your Passion for Healthcare to Help Communities in Kenya

The vibrant tea town of Limuru in Kenya faces challenges in its healthcare system with limited resources and overcrowded facilities. Our medical volunteer program partners with local healthcare providers, offering invaluable support and assistance. You’ll contribute directly to patient care while gaining valuable experience in a diverse medical environment.

Whether you’re a seasoned medical professional or exploring a healthcare career, becoming a medical volunteer in Kenya can be perfect for you. Immerse yourself in a rewarding cultural exchange and witness the transformative power of your contributions while working at hospitals in Kenya.

Project Highlights

  • Offer medical support and assistance to nurses and doctors at local clinics, hospitals, and healthcare centres in Kenya
  • Experience the complexities and challenges of public health care in a developing country while improving your skills and abilities
  • Assist with community home based care to provide care to Kenyans with limited resources and access to healthcare
  • Live in the peaceful highlands of Kenya, within the safe and quiet Brackenhurst estate
  • Visit the spectacular Maasai Mara National Reserve which is right on your doorstep!

Quick Facts

Limuru, Kenya

Jomo Kenyatta International Airport

Every Monday

2 - 12 weeks

Impact: Healthcare

$2,150 – $5,150

Project Destination

Limuru, a quaint town nestled on the eastern rim of the Great Rift Valley, beckons with a charm that transcends its size. Just a short journey from Nairobi’s vibrant pulse, it offers a tranquil escape for volunteers steeped in rich history and natural splendour. Renowned as the cradle of Kenya’s thriving tea industry, Limuru’s verdant landscape unfolds in rolling hills carpeted with emerald tea plantations. Venture out of town and you will find the Great Rift Valley, the Maasai Mara and some of Africa’s best beaches down at the East African coast. Over the weekends, you can explore these sublime landscapes, get up close to Africa’s iconic wildlife in their natural ecosystem, and meet the Maasai community.


You will be staying in a comfortable, private cottage located on a 100 acre property surrounded by tea plantations and woodlands. The cottage has three bedrooms and shared bathroom facilities (hot water showers) along with a kitchen and open plan lounge and dining area complete with comfy couches and fireplace providing ample space for volunteers to relax in the evenings. The surrounding garden provides a peaceful spot to relax on warm African summer nights. ​

During the week, you will be provided with 3 meals a day. Breakfast is usually continental style lunch is usually taken on project, and dinner is served as a freshly cooked hot meal. Just a short walk away from the cottage, an all-day café serves up all the favourites as well as excellent wood-fired pizzas with an eclectic selection of toppings!

To keep in touch with family and friends back home during your volunteering in Kenya, complimentary Wi-Fi is available at the Brackenhurst estate. It is also very easy to purchase a Kenyan SIM card for additional data.

The wet season begins in November and goes on until May, but there are a couple of dry months in January and February. Days are often overcast, with showers in the afternoon, and chilly mornings with temperatures that hover around 13°C (55°F). The dry season is from June to October. You’ll enjoy warm weather during the day, although there may be a shower or two at times and cold weather at night. Limuru has a temperature of between 10–28 °C (75 °F) year-round.

Participant Requirements


The minimum age for medical volunteering in Kenya is 18 years of age.

To travel to Africa, many people are required to obtain a visa either upon entry to the relevant country or beforehand. Please note different countries require different passport validity periods.

But don’t panic, our Journey Team will help direct you and answer your questions during our Pre-departure process.

Project Impact Areas


As a medical volunteer in Limuru, you’ll be placed at public and private hospitals and clinics, where your presence will be instrumental in supporting a dedicated medical team. These facilities, often bustling with patients and facing resource constraints, rely heavily on the invaluable assistance of medical volunteers. We place medical volunteers in Kenya based on experience and skill set.



This is your chance to witness firsthand the traditional way of life in Kenya, while providing essential healthcare to those who struggle to access it. You’ll offer basic treatments, conducting check-ins, and sharing invaluable knowledge that can empower individuals and potentially save lives. Beyond the technical aspects, your presence at hospitals in Kenya will foster meaningful connections and lend comfort to those in need.



Your impact as a medical volunteer in Kenya will extend beyond direct medical care. You’ll play a crucial role in empowering the community through health education and awareness workshops. By addressing their specific needs and concerns, you’ll equip them with the knowledge and tools to make informed decisions about their health and well-being. It is an opportunity to witness the transformative power of health education firsthand.


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On-the-ground Project Support



A friendly face from our Base Team will be ready to meet you at the airport and drive you to our Volunteer Accommodation. Just look out for the African Impact sign!



On arrival you’ll have a comprehensive induction to prepare you for project work, the local culture, people and wildlife; and of course, how to stay safe!



24/7 support: Our base teams are on hand every day to make sure you have the most amazing and memorable time in Africa.

Program Experience

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Kenya is arguably the best place in the world to see wildlife, so a trip here would not be complete without a visit to the world-renowned Maasai Mara Reserve. If you volunteer between July to October, you’ll get the chance to witness the Great Migration, where over 1.5 million wildebeest cross from the Serengeti Plains in Tanzania to the Maasai Mara Reserve in Kenya. You will encounter other iconic wildlife, such as the ‘Big Five’ (lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo, rhino) throughout the year in the Maasai Mara Reserve. It is home to some of the highest densities of wildlife populations in the world and considered a safari trip of a lifetime. How about witnessing the Mara from the sky on a hot air balloon safari? An experience you will never forget!

Volunteers taking photos of elephants on-site


Nairobi is a big, bustling, and exciting city you need to experience at least once during your time in Kenya A visit to the David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage, a rescue center for orphaned elephants, is a favourite activity amongst volunteers. It is open for 1 hour a day where visitors can watch baby elephants get bottle-fed and take a mud bath. The Giraffe Center is also a must-do. Within Nairobi itself, there are all the other things you would expect from a major city – restaurants, bars and shops.



Are you more of a beach bum than a safari-goer? Kenya’s coast is still a hidden treasure that is hiding some of the most beautiful beaches in Africa – Diani Beach, Mombasa Beach, and Watamu Beach. The beaches in Kenya are great for surfing, snorkeling, and other water sports. You can take a train journey from Nairobi to Mombasa if you want to explore the coast or add on an expedition that combines an overnight safari in the Maasai Mara and a railway trip to the coast for a beach getaway for the ultimate Kenya volunteer trip.



Gatamaiyu Forest is an hour from Brackenhurst and it has a spectacular 3-hour hiking trail that takes you through wild tropical rainforests in search of waterfalls. It is part of the Great Rift Valley, one of the Geological Wonders of the World. The Great Rift Valley is home to remarkable landscapes that shift from volcanoes to great lakes. And across the valley nature reserves unfold where animals roam free. The best ways to explore the Great Rift Valley are on foot, horseback, or game drives.

Project Dates & Rates

When would you like to volunteer?

Give us an idea of your travel plans, you can also say ‘I’m not sure yet.’ We’ll take it from there.

How long would you like to volunteer?

This is the place to select your preferred duration(s). The African Impact team recommend at least 4 weeks for a truly memorable experience!

2 weeks $2150
3 weeks $2450
4 weeks $2750
5 weeks $3050
6 weeks $3350
7 weeks $3650
8 weeks $3950
9 weeks $4250
10 weeks $4550
11 weeks $4850
12 weeks $5150

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Project Fee Includes:

  • Accommodation
  • All meals
  • Airport transfers
  • All project related transport during your stay
  • All activities and entrance fees as per the workshop itinerary

Project Fee Excludes:

  • Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa-related costs
  • Weekend trips or tours
  • Snacks, soft drinks, gifts, and souvenirs
  • Mandatory contribution of US$25 that is donated to the African Impact Sustainability Fund

Kenya Medical Volunteering FAQs

Why Take Part in a Medical Volunteering Project in Kenya?
  1. Contribute directly to improving healthcare access and outcomes in underserved communities. Your skills and compassion can make a real difference in people’s lives.
  2. Immerse yourself in a new healthcare system, learn from experienced professionals, and develop valuable clinical and interpersonal skills.
  1. Step outside your comfort zone, experience a new culture, and gain a deeper understanding of global health challenges.

Depending on your qualifications and where you are on your healthcare professional journey, you might assist nurses and doctors, provide home based care in the local community, as well as participate in health education workshops. No matter what your level, you’ll work alongside local professionals and gain valuable experience. 

This East African country is a favourite travel destination for many global independent travellers – and for good reason. It has some of the best wildlife viewing on the continent, striking scenery (including the Maasai Mara), and many proud traditional tribes. With African Impact, you can experience responsible volunteering in Kenya whilst joining a purpose-driven expedition in a unique part of Africa.

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