|Costs||£1575 / $3150 (US) / €1820|
|Group Size||10 - 16|
|Dates||03 Apr to 08 May 2010|
03 Apr to 12 Jun 2010
08 May to 12 Jun 2010
03 Jul to 07 Aug 2010
03 Jul to 11 Sep 2010
- 07 Aug to 11 Sep 2010
- 02 Oct to 06 Nov 2010
- 02 Oct to 11 Dec 2010
- 06 Nov to 11 Dec 2010
"You get a true taste of coastal African life. The kids never forget your name, and you literally get treated as part of the family. It’s an experience of a life time!"
Melissa, Volunteer 2008
Volunteer for either 5 or 10 weeks in Kenya, East Africa, and contribute towards valuable Marine, Primate and Community-based efforts: collecting data on marine mammals in the crystal blue waters of the Indian Ocean, walking in lush forests observing the phenomenal Colobus Monkeys and spending time working with local Kenyan communities on development initiatives.
This East Africa Conservation and Community Expedition will take you to live in Kenya and volunteer towards the future sustainability of the country’s marine and terrestrial wildlife, and communities. Based in the stunning Shimoni Archipelago, off the coast of the Indian Ocean, volunteers will be part of a team that focus their efforts on the ecological protection of the amazing area. Your home for this Kenyan adventure is located on the Shimoni Peninsula – an area surrounded by long stretches of white sand beaches, remote islands and phenomenal coral reefs!
The unique aspect about this Kenya volunteering trip is that participants get the rare opportunity to experience three different aspects of volunteering: Marine Research, Primate Research and Community Development in Kenya’s satellite towns. You also get the chance to explore the National Parks and game reserves of wild Kenya, where you will live and work alongside local partners, such as the world famous Kenyan Wildlife Service.
Through working on marine, primate and forest research programmes, and becoming involved in community development projects (which includes teaching sustainable tourism initiatives and the English language); volunteers will experience all aspects of Kenyan life, as you live in a true tropical paradise surrounded by an area rich in biodiversity. After your initial training, volunteers will conduct research on the Angolan Black and White Colobus monkeys in the coastal forest, carry out humpback whale and dolphin research and go snorkelling to observe turtles and collect valuable research data. Volunteers will also work hand-in-hand with local communities in order to develop alternatives to poaching, to protect Africa’s Big Game. With community development, cetacean research and terrestrial ecology studies, volunteer efforts are having a real positive impact on the area.
Throughout your time in Kenya, you will be an active member of a team of like-minded individuals. Together, you and your fellow volunteers will develop your knowledge of conservation and marine studies, pick up tracking wildlife skills, and experience Kenya’s awesome wildlife, which includes dolphins, whales, primates and the stunning variety of game that lives in Kenya’s National Parks. So if you are looking for an amazing way to spend part of a gap year, an awe-inspiring way to spend an ethical holiday or just the chance to volunteer; this Marine, Primate & Community Work volunteering project in Kenya will provide you with the opportunity of a lifetime!