Safety Concerns

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:

  • We have obtained a group international medical insurance policy which protects against any medical situations or emergency evacuation in the unlikely event that it’s necessary.
  • Food safety:  Some of our 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 our trip fee.
  • Certain vaccines are recommended (see CDC website) as well as malaria medication.  Mosquitoes will be present in May.
  • 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 and sunscreen.
  • Another part of our 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.