See what clients say about us.
Queensland Ambulance Services
Heart wrenching , Exciting and Deeply Emotional
As my second time volunteering with Elective Africa in an African Hospital,I thought I knew what to expect.My experience again was heart wrenching , exciting and deeply emotional as I helped the staff at Mt Meru regional Hospital. The locals are incredibly brave strong and never give up when faced with extreme challenges you would never know about. With the little resources in the hospital the staff work tirelessly for hours to do their best to help. From the fearless mothers in the labor ward to the families waiting patiently in the emergency department it had been a priceless experience ...
Thea De Geus
University College Dublin
Stepping Out of the Comfort Zone
Working in Africa had always been something I wanted to do. This summer I wanted to gain some insight in to what it would be like, so taking part in a summer medical elective with Elective Africa was the perfect opportunity. As I am soon to qualify as a doctor back home, I was keen to experience how medicine differs internationally. I wanted a totally different experience from what I had already got back home, and that’s exactly what I got.
I was nervous and didn’t know what to expect when starting my 6 week placement in Mombasa. This quickly changed ...
Queen's University Belfast
Totally Different; The Psychiatry Elective Experience in Kenya
I completed the first part of my elective at Port Reitz District Hospital in the mental health and substance abuse department. This was an interesting experience and very different from home. Despite it being the second largest psychiatric hospital in Kenya the facilities were extremely limited in terms of staff, medications and other necessities.
While here I spent my time mainly contributing to the ward rounds, handing out medications and taking histories from the patients. The vast majority of patients had been admitted due to the effects of drugs and it was very interesting to hear all of their stories. I ...
Medical University of Bialystok
A Rewarding Experience
The stay in Arusha has been very rewarding and I have experienced so much. The accommodation and food was way above expected and everyone has been very helpful to us. We were met at the airport on time and everything ran smoothly on our way to where we were supposed to stay. During the time we were in Arusha we have been on a Safari, visited the orphanage, swam at the hot springs, been to Maasai market and visited the snake park. Our driver has been fantastic. We just had to say the time and place and he would drive ...
Medical University of Bialystok
I had a Good Experience in Mt. Meru Regional Hospital
The overall program has been a good experience which I am happy to have done. The program outside the hospital has been very good with Swahili lessons, Safari and experiencing the town of Arusha.
The food, accommodation and transportation have all been good. It has been an experience of a lifetime that I am happy to have had.
My Pre-Medical Reflection
As a pre-med, I was in search of an international program through which to expand my scope of the world and gain unique experiences in the field of medicine. Luckily for me, I found Elective Africa. Despite never having traveled so extensively in my life, I found Elective Africa to be a welcoming and friendly program that instantly put me at ease.
Rotations with Dr. Nikita Raval at Mbagathi District Hospital allowed me to experience the full extent of hospital life, which was truly thrilling as before now my experiences with medicine had been purely academic instead of clinical. My first ...
University of Buffalo
New York City
Mbagathi District Hospital; An Experience Like Never Before
I chose Elective Africa because it was something I had never experienced before. I was a little bit nervous because it was my first time in Africa and Kenya alone.
The program representatives were very supportive to me and assisted me no only settle down in a home away but also became part of family for me guiding me through my stay at all times.
I enjoyed my time at Mbagathi District Hospital in the dental department. It was very interesting to see a public hospital setting in a developing world for the first time. I enjoyed this experience because I was able to ...
Select a Country
An Invaluable Experience
My time at the Mbagathi District Hospital in Nairobi was a challenging but enriching experience. I split my time between the paediatric and newborn units and the hands-on experience I received was invaluable. The doctors were friendly and approachable and willing to explain anything you didn't understand.The program is well organised and the program coordinator in Nairobi was excellent at ensuring that everything was running smoothly. I would highly recommend this program to any senior medical student who is looking for a safe, enjoyable and highly practical elective program with the benefit of immersing yourself in a new culture!
"Once again, thanks so much for all you do. I had a wonderful, enriching experience and look forward to folding what I learned into my courses."
Natalie & Ingvild
Our first week at the hospital is completed. It has been a week I will definently remember for the rest of my life, both in good and bad ways. Just after this first week, we ve learned so much that it feels like we ve been here much longer.
Elective Africa is a leading organizer of educational and Expedition travel programs to Africa. Our mission is to provide unique experiential learning trips with a global perspective.
Open from 8am-6pm EAT Monday to Friday, and 8am to 12pm EAT on Saturday
6411 Ivy Lane, Suite 112 Greenbelt,
The Chancery, Valley Rd, Nairobi
+1 609 375 8912
Subscribe to our newsletter to get regular updates about our programmes