Safari Kwa Mama

Join Us for a Safari of a Lifetime!

WHEN
The 5 day trek will commence the morning of February 8th and end the evening of 12th at the AMS Birth Center. Participants should plan to arrive in the Mara by the 7th.

COST
Each participant is encouraged to raise a minimum of US$ 5,000. This will cover the 5 day camel trek with all profits benefiting the AMS Birth Center.

HOW
AMS will set up a fundraising page for each participant to join. Donations made from the USA will be eligible to receive a tax deductible receipt.


WALK FOR A CAUSE
Calling all adventurous souls looking for a meaningful travel experiences! Consider joining us as we take a camel trek through the Northern Mara ecosystem in support of Masai women and their newborns. This safari will raise funds to support the construction of a new women’s health and birth center to meet the community’s growing needs.

AMS Birth Center

Located in the TransMara West district of Kenya, the Africa Mission Services Women’s Health & Birth Center seeks to fill the gap in local healthcare by providing women a safe, clean place where they can deliver with a skilled birth attendant. In addition to assisting 50 to 60 women in child birth each month, the AMS Birth Center provides prenatal education, family planning services, ultrasound scans and emergency transfers.

Take a step back in time as you walk through Masai land, meet the people, see their homes and experience their ecosystem. Immerse yourself in the remote place they call home. Imagine seeking healthcare for you or a loved one. This trek will take place where nomadic Masai once roamed but now have settled in villages. Enjoy the serenity of nature while you support Masai women in their struggle for equality in healthcare.

Please be aware that this camel trek will include hiking approximately 20 to 25km per day. Accommodation is provided in a shared fly camp tent on full board basis. Transport to and from the Mara is not included in the costs.

DID YOU KNOW?

Kenya Maternity in Numbers -— data.unicef.org

  • Maternity mortality rate is 342 / 100,000
  • Neonatal mortality rate is 21 / 1,000
  • 42% of women receive less than 4 pre-natal visits
  • during pregnancy
  • Only 70% of women give birth
  • with a skilled birth attendant

If you wish to join this cause, please sign up or email Francis at africamissionservices@gmail.com if you have further questions or need more information.