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Mon - Fri 9:00 - 17:00
Our Location
Nairobi, Kenya

About Us


Encounter Local is a volunteer and travel organization, established in January 2015 by an international partnership offering opportunities to local and international visitors to have life changing experiences that comes with volunteering and traveling in Africa, whilst getting to interact with the local people and learn about their culture and lifestyle.

Planning a trip to Africa can be very exciting, but also it can be just as overwhelming. We are focused into providing safe, responsible and affordable volunteer and travel experiences.

Encounter Local presents you the best opportunity to discover and have an amazing experience that comes with volunteering and traveling in Africa. We have a well-structured system of operations to facilitate airport transfers, transport on the ground, accommodation, volunteer placements, and holiday /safari.

We are based in Nairobi, the capital and largest city of Kenya. It’s often used as a jumping-off point for those wanting to go on safari trips and more exciting adventures around Kenya.


The founders of Encounter Local have worked in the volunteer and travel industry in East Africa since the year 2010 and have the commitment and passion to help those less fortunate in society. They identified the gap- a lack of resources and organization to assist international people willing to travel, volunteer and contribute to a third world society and sought about developing a project that would help bridge this gap.