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Reasons you should take a Gap Year

It’s your final year of school and everyone is asking you “so what are your plans next year?”. You excitedly tell them that you are thinking of a Gap Year and there will be at least one person who says something along the lines of “oh you’re going on holiday then?”. We’re going to take you through...

A Look Into Lions

It’s World Animal Day and today we’re looking at ‘The King of the Jungle’ – Lions! Volunteering with Lions: Volunteering with lions has long been a contentious issue. There are major concerns over the practices which underpin seemingly legitimate projects. It can be tricky to find a project...

Shell-ebrate World Animal Day by working with Turtles!

Let’s talk turtles! Despite being one of the oldest reptile groups in the world known to date back over two hundred million years!. Many species of turtles face endangerment and extinction. Like most endangered animals, this is due to a loss of habitat, poaching, and the illegal pet trade....

Study Abroad, Internships, and Gap Years. Everything you need to know!

This is the perfect time to start planning your year ahead and work out how to use your travel plans to enhance your resume. If you are considering volunteering or studying abroad this year you have come to the right place! We’re going to take you through some of the options we have and why they...

World Animal Day : Gibbons

With World Animal day coming up, this week. We wanted to bring you a collection of blogs highlighting one of the amazing wildlife initiatives we work with. Today we look at gibbons!   Gibbons Unfortunately, gibbons are one of the world’s most threatened primates. A large part of this is due to...

Costa Rica is Perfect for Under 18s and First Time Travelers

Costa Rica is becoming one of our most popular countries and its not hard to see why. Whats more, living and working alongside other volunteers your age means these projects are perfect for under 18s and first time travelers. In an area steeped in traditional Costa Rican culture, and activities to...

New Project in Quito

Quito has long been one of our favorite destinations. Which is why we are so excited to tell you about our newest project.  This project focuses on working with victims of sex trafficking in Ecuador. It aims to offer a safe environment to the girls who have been rescued. Once the girls have...

Kaya partner wins The Goldman Environmental Prize

Since it’s creation in 1990, the Goldman Environmental Prize is awarded each year to Grassroots environmental activists. Who working together to change the world for the better. This year’s recipients include: A French campaigner against destructive fishing practices. A Colombian woman who stopped...

Swaziland New Name

Last month, King Mswati III of Swaziland announced the country’s name change to the “Kingdom of eSwatini”. This announcement was made on the 50th anniversary of independence. The King has used the name eSwatini a number of times in previous speeches. The new name means...

Cut down on plastic for Earth Day

If you look around your house, your work place, your school or college, you will see hundreds of items made from plastic. Plastic is durable and lightweight and cheap to produce. Single-use plastic lead the way for convenience and so it’s popularity is understandable, or at least it was until we...

Easter Celebrations Around the World

If you celebrate Easter in the UK or USA it is usually about one of three things: celebrating a religious event, spending time with family, or stuffing your face with chocolate… What am I saying? it’s always about stuffing your face with chocolate. But across the world some interesting, and...

Palm Oil: To Buy Or To Boycott

Palm Oil Palm oil is a vegetable oil made from the African oil palm. 90% of the palm oil we consume is produced in Indonesia and Malaysia and unsustainable production is wreaking havoc on the environment and contributing to climate change. With the UK potentially looking at boosting imports, we...

Cape Town avert Day Zero

Cape Town officials have announced that the city has averted Day Zero, but what does this mean for tourists? Many of those planning to visit Cape Town will undoubtedly be trying to keep up to date with the water crisis that the city is facing. We look at the current situation and what is in store...

Ready? Set, Go! And Survive your Study Abroad!

Imagine this. You’re traveling to the tropics of Central America for a wonderful, full-immersion study abroad experience, equipped with a homestay and courses taught at the local university (but definitely not in English). You are familiar with the language and have taken numerous courses and...

How to conquer your first travelling experience.

  It’s your first time overseas, you’re probably imagining all the exciting things that can happen as well as everything that could go wrong. Here is a short list of dos and don’ts we’ve put together which hopefully will be informative for your first trip abroad. Do see this trip as a personal...

Spread the love and volunteer this Valentine’s Day!

Valentine’s Day is celebrated in many different ways around the world… some might celebrate by showing their love to their partners…others might ignore it as it can be seen as a commercial holiday. Regardless of where you stand, we ask that you consider spreading the love in the air by showing...

Travelling to Cape Town during the water crisis

We’ve answered 5 popular questions about the Cape Town water crisis to help you plan your trip. Let us know in the comments if you have any other questions for our guys on the ground! What is the Cape Town water crisis? Cape Town, like most of South Africa, gets its water from dams. However,...

Kaya awarded Silver Medal Best Volunteer Organization 2017!

Kaya Responsible Travel is proud to announce that we won the silver medal for Best Volunteer Organization 2017 at the BETA Award last night. It’s the fifth year in a row that we are shortlisted for this prestigious recognition. Although we didn’t keep our Gold crown this year, we will be back next...

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