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Welcome Rafikis!

Rafiki means 'friend' and holds a very high honor in the Well Aware world. We want to thank you for embarking on this adventure with us to see our work and meet the communities we serve. This site is designed to give you access to all the information you need to prepare for your trip and to link you directly with Barbara, your Tour Director. She is here to help in any way and you should feel free to reach out anytime on her Texas number 512-669-8426 or by email at barbara@traveltotrueplaces.com

Useful information for your trip with  Well Aware


Important dates:

ASAP Purchase your flights to Nairobi (NBO). Please advise of you need assistance.
April 1 1/2 payment due - see payment link at bottom of this page. The amount includes the deduction of your $300 deposit.
April 4 1st pre-departure meeting at Well Aware office or via Skype (details to be sent out beforehand) - travel prep, meeting the team, and outlining the projects
May 15 (new) Final payment due
May 16 6pm Final pre-departure meeting at Well Aware office or via Skype (details to be sent out beforehand) - details of our day to day itinerary, Q&A
June 1, 2019 Apply for your Kenyan Visa. This is an e-visa and can be completed online. You will not need to send your passport away. Specific instructions will be sent to you to ensure you complete the process without hassle.
June 19, 2019 Final date to purchase travel insurance (see notes below).
June 22, 2019    Depart from USA to arrive in Nairobi (NBO) by June 23rd before midnight.
July 7, 2019      Depart from Nairobi (NBO) to arrive USA on July 7th or 8th. Please note that an extra day as been added to the Mombasa beach retreat so if you prefer to have 3 nights of leisure and 2 full gorgeous beach days, please make your bookings for departing Nairobi (NBO) on July 7th.

Make sure you have downloaded Tripit.com so that you can view and share your itinerary with your friends and family.

“How to apply for your Kenyan visa” can be viewed or downloaded here.

The itinerary of our 2019 trip can be seen here.
The map of our trip can be seen here.

The pre-departure meeting slides can be seen here.

The payment link is located at the bottom of this page.

Inoculations are required for travel to Kenya. You can check the Kenyan CDC site and then visit Walgreens, CVS, Passport Health, or your local travel clinic for your vaccines.

Packing list

How and where to purchase travel insurance

Travel forms and waivers. These next steps are REQUIRED and you will not be allowed to travel without doing all the steps:

1) Scan or take a photo of the photo page of your Passport and keep in electronic form. It should look like this.

2) Download the Well Aware Waiver of Liability here.

3) Now fill out the Well Aware online forms below and have the scan or photos of the Waiver and Passport handy in the electronic file form as you will be asked to upload them. 
There are 3 parts to the online forms and should take approx 20mins to complete.

Questions about this trip? Contact your Tour Director Barbara Joubert:
Barbara@TravelToTruePlaces.com or 512-669-8426