We are traveling to a very safe area in Kenya – we have never felt uneasy or unsafe while there. That being said, things can happen anywhere but Love Abides is taking every precaution to ensure your safety:
- Coronavirus concerns: Since March, 2020, we have been monitoring the Covid-19 cases in Kenya by keeping in contact with our friends there and by visiting the Kenyan Ministry of Health website at: https://www.health.go.ke/home/. As of now, most restrictions have been lifted.
- We have obtained a group international medical insurance policy which protects against any medical situations while in Kenya or emergency evacuation in the unlikely event that it’s necessary.
- Food safety: Some of your trip fee goes toward hiring a Kenyan chef experienced in cooking food in a safe way for our American tummies. Any restaurants we eat at will also have safe cooking methods.
- We will always have clean, safe, bottled water available to drink…that is also part of your trip fee.
- Certain vaccines are recommended (see CDC website: https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/traveler/none/kenya?s_cid=ncezid-dgmq-travel-single-001) as well as malaria medication. Mosquitoes may be present during our time in Kenya.
- Mosquito netting will be provided over your bed. Insect repellant is recommended during the day.
- We will be very near the equator and the sun is hot! Wear a hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen.
- Another part of your fee goes to hire a night time watchman while we are at our host’s home. He walks the grounds at night just as a precaution.
- Use common sense and be aware of your surroundings. Stay with the group.
- We are in contact with our friends in Kenya. Should there be any political unrest or any other signs of trouble, we will not hesitate to reschedule the mission trip.
- A list of emergency contacts in the U.S. will be provided for your family should they need to reach you while we are traveling.