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Overall Experience: 
It is hard to find words to describe how wonderful my stay has been at the Maasai Joy Children's Center! To say the least, it is like no other life experience that I have had before. If you are truly looking to immerse yourself in a culture, you will find what you have been searching for here! Maasai Joy is located right in the heart of Maasailand. The Maasai could not be a more friendly people! Furthermore, Ernest and his family take you in and care for you as one of their own, and are as hospitable and flexible as they could possibly be. The food is delicious, there are plenty of options, and if you have to worry about one thing it is getting too full to move ;D One of the things that you will be most concerned about when traveling to a country far away to volunteer, however, is safety. Habari Lodge could NOT be safer. It is located in a complex surrounded by friends and expatriates. The owner of Habari Lodge has clearly taken EVERY precaution to ensure that you and your belongings remain safe 24/7 (for example, watch dogs are released every night on the premises). You are picked up from Habari daily and taken to Maasai Joy, which is only a very short distance away. Furthermore, I was shocked to see just how hospitable and beautiful Habari is! You will find yourself spoiled there. It is very clean, and you will find every comfort of home there (full kitchen for cooking, full bathroom, dining and living room, patio seating, VERY comfortable beds, etc.) Most importantly, the children of Maasai Joy are devoted students, exceedingly well behaved, and TONS of fun. Education will flow both ways while you are with them. They have as much to teach you as you have to teach them! If you are looking for a truly fulfilling volunteering opportunity I encourage you to come here! When I was looking to volunteer somewhere I was seeking out past volunteers that I could talk to about their experience. If you have any questions I will be glad to talk to you about my time here. Please message me on this site, or on my personal email: