KENYA 2017
Join Mindie Kniss on a life-changing journey in Kenya.
A Note from Mindie...

Kenya has always been a catalyst for me.
Venturing so far from one's own country and culture, you get a unique opportunity to reflect on your life and see things from a new perspective.  I was able to get clear on my purpose and HeartPath, now I want to offer you a similar experience.

I'm delighted to share this adventure (both outward and inward) with you and introduce you to a place that resides so prominently in my heart. 

I've visited Kenya twice (in 2001 and 2003) and then lived there while on a fellowship (2006-2007), but I haven't been back in 10 years.  To say I'm overdue for a dose of Africa is an understatement.

I strongly believe that education is the best way to change the world, so I'm taking a small group of adventurers (maximum 8) to work with The Fred Outa Foundation at schools they have built in western Kenya.

We'll also spend a few days on safari, and visit some Kenyan cultural sites.  Not only will you be asked to roll your sleeves up to work, but we'll focus on your inner work as well.

Africa will change you.  That's guaranteed.

Since 2011, I've led HeartPath retreats in Sedona, Arizona.  Now we're taking the spirit of HeartPath abroad to Catalyst - Kenya.
June 4-16, 2017

June 4:  Depart United States

June 5:  Arrive in Nairobi, Kenya - Jomo Kenyatta Airport (NBO)

June 6:  Visit school in Kibera slum

June 7:  Visit Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage and Karen Blixen House (You might recognize Karen Blixen by her pen name, Isak Dinesen, the author of Out of Africa.)

June 8:  Land transfer to Kisumu

June 9:  Visit St. Esther's School (work project)

June 10:  Visit St. Esther's School (work project)

June 11:  Land transfer to Maasai Mara

June 12:  Safari

June 13:  Safari

June 14:  Land transfer to Nairobi

June 15:  Depart NBO

June 16:  Arrive in United States
Nairobi:  Crowne Plaza Upper Hill
Kisumu:  Sovereign Hotel
Maasai Mara:  Ashnil Luxury Tented Camp
Nairobi:  Silver Springs Hotel

Your registration includes:

•  All accommodations and full board (breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
•  Transportation within Kenya
•  All park fees
•  Tax deductible donation to the Fred Outa Foundation

Traveling internationally can be complex enough -- I wanted to make this trip as simple as possible by including almost everything from when you arrive in Nairobi until you depart.

Please note:  Registration fee does not include international airfare to NBO, drinks, gratuities, incidentals, or travel insurance.
Single Occupancy


75% to reserve your spot, then 25% due by March 31.

Payments:  $5,175 upon application acceptance, then $1,725 by March 31, 2017.
Double Occupancy


75% to reserve your spot, then 25% due by March 31.

Payments:  $4,800 upon application acceptance, then $1,600 by March 31, 2017.
If your question isn't answered below, CONTACT US and we'll add it.
What language is spoken in Kenya?
English and Swahili are both considered official languages; there are also more that 60 different tribal languages spoken.

What is the currency in Kenya?
Kenyan Shillings.  As of this writing, the exchange rate is $1US dollar = 103.90 KSH.

Do I need travel insurance?
Travel insurance is recommended.  Visit to compare rates and learn more.  (I have no affiliation with this site.)

Do I need vaccinations to travel in Kenya?
Vaccinations are recommended.  Visit the Center for Disease Control (CDC) to learn more about traveling in Kenya.

Isn't it dangerous to travel in Kenya?
The U.S. State Department warns against U.S. citizens traveling the border area between Somalia and Kenya based on threats from al-Shabaab.  We will not be anywhere near this area.  Learn more here.
Space is limited to eight people.
REFUND POLICY:  If you cancel on or before February 28, 2017, you will be refunded the registration fee, minus a $1000 administration fee.  If you cancel between March 1-31, 2017, you may receive 50% of your registration back.  After March 31, 2017, no refunds will be issued.