Welcome Friends of BLI – Service Trip to Kenya + Safari

You are invited to join us for a once-in-a-lifetime legacy experience as we kick-off a new project in Kenya. Come and build upon your own legacy by helping to build a school for children in an underdeveloped area of Africa. You can make a difference that will continue well beyond your days in-country.

Join Tim Gibson & Eli Mansfield (your trip leaders) from Building Legacies International to get in on the early stage development of this project.

Building Legacies International facilitates and leads customized legacy service trips for businesses, organizations, schools, and individuals. These unique trips create an environment where participants meet each other, serve together and often return home to make an impact in their own communities. A legacy experience is fertile ground for life transformation; both your own and those you encounter during the trip.

“A trip like this began to profoundly change my life back in 2010 and I’m super excited about inviting others to have the same opportunity as I celebrate my 50th birthday there.  It would be such a gift if you’d join us!” ~ Eli

This environment is not conducive to learning.

The need:  Children are currently meeting for class in rooms with no roof, doors or windows. And since this is on the edge of the Tsavo National Game Park, local wildlife often enter and cause even more damage. This environment is not conducive to learning.

Children meet for class under shade trees since their school provides no shelter from the elements.

Our focus is to come alongside the local leadership team and begin rebuilding the school. Building the classrooms is our mission but building relationships with the children, teachers and parents is just as important. We will spend time visiting families in their homes, eating together and playing with the children.

But we can’t be this close to a game park and not wrap-up our visit with 3 days on safari! Tsavo National Park boasts all the big five… elephants, lion, cape buffalo, black rhino and leopard, as well as giraffe, zebra and many other animals.

We would love to have you join us in this important and life transforming opportunity!



Registration Deadline:  September 1, 2017

Trip Dates: 
Friday, October 27 to Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Fly into Nairobi (Kenya’s capital city) 

Let us know if you intend to go on this trip by completing this application form and sending your deposit.

Application Form: 

Application Printed Form (Required)

$300 non-refundable deposit due upon registration

Please complete the online form (right) as well as the required printed form (link above). You can fill it out online and then print it, sign it and send it with your deposit check (Write “Kenya Project” in the memo line) to: Building Legacies International, PO Box 390447, Edina, MN 55439-2300 OR make a payment online with a credit card here.

Total Cost:
$3,600 per person (not including airfare)

Payment Deadlines:

Final payment for remaining trip cost must be made by October 1

DO NOT book your flight until you hear from us or you may be on the hook for the entire cost if the trip is cancelled for any reason. We will be in touch to advise on final logistics including when flights can be booked. Airfare (not included) is currently running ~$1,000 – $1,200, give or take.





More Details:

The leaders for this trip will be Tim Gibson & Eli Mansfield.  For questions, please contact Tim at tgibson@buildinglegaciesintl.org 612-839-2580 OR Eli at emansfield@buildinglegaciesintl.org 651-208-7979

What is Included:
  • Logistics planning and set up
  • Planning materials and servicing
  • In-country transportation
  • Food and lodging (and Safari)
  • Worksite preparation
  • Tools and equipment
  • Cross cultural orientation
  • Reflection journal
  • T-shirt
  • Professional trip leadership by Building Legacies International
Ways You Can Help

You can be a part of the Kenya Project Service Team even if you are not able to go on the trip – Donate towards construction materials. To make a financial contribution to help sponsor the cost of construction materials, please click here to make your donation by credit card or check.

Support a participant:  If you would like to make a donation toward the trip cost of a participant, please click here.