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Gold Winners at the African Responsible Tourism Awards 2017

Three of our projects have won a gold medal at the African Responsible Tourism Awards 2017 for Best Habitat and Species Conservation! This is fantastic news for Kaya and for those involved in each of these projects. The winning projects are: Conservation and Ecology Internship in the Swaziland...

Earth Day Competition Winners Announced

We hope you enjoyed our series of blog to celebrate Earth Day. We hope you got some great ideas from these blogs. Even though Earth Day is one day, we wanted to show that there are ways you can preserve the planet every day of the year! Thanks to the 100’s of people who visited our Earth Day blogs...

Earth Day Focus and Competition Summary

Happy Earth Day! Welcome to the final instalment of our weeklong competition in collaboration with Incognito Bug Spray to celebrate Earth Day 2017! The day is finally upon us and we will be announcing the winners of our competition soon. We’d like to thank everyone who’s entered so far. In this...

Earth Day Focus and Competition: Water Pollution

This is the fifth instalment of our week-long competition in collaboration with Incognito Bug Spray to celebrate Earth Day 2017! Earth Day is on the 22nd of April (this Saturday!) and campaigns to build global a community, fluent in concepts of climate change and its threat to our planet. Today,...

Earth Day Focus and Competition: Environmental Education

Welcome to the fourth instalment of our week-long competition in collaboration with Incognito Bug Spray to celebrate Earth Day 2017! Earth Day is on the 22nd of April (this Saturday!) and campaigns to build a global community, fluent in concepts of climate change and its threat to our planet....

Earth Day Focus and Competition: Protection of Endangered Species

Welcome to the third instalment of our week-long competition in collaboration with Incognito Bug Spray to celebrate Earth Day 2017! Earth Day is on the 22nd of April (this Saturday!) and campaigns to build a global community, fluent in concepts of climate change and its threat to our planet....

Earth Day Focus and Competition: Green Building

Welcome to the second instalment of our week-long competition in collaboration with Incognito Bug Spray to celebrate Earth Day 2017! Earth Day is on the 22nd of April (this Saturday!) and campaigns to build a global community, fluent in concepts of climate change and its threat to our planet....

Earth Day Focus and Competition: Rainforest Protection

Welcome to the first instalment of our week-long competition in collaboration with Incognito Bug Spray to celebrate Earth Day 2017! Earth Day is on the 22nd of April (this Saturday!) and campaigns to build global a community fluent in concepts of climate change and its threat to our planet. Today,...

Why volunteering can be a good option when traveling solo?

Are you dreaming of seeing the world but you are single and your friends are not as adventurous as you are? Traveling solo can be daunting for people. Some may think it’s too risky, and that it makes you that much more vulnerable. While others may think it’s unpleasant and depressing to experience...

Kaya Responsible Travel nominated Top Eco-Travelling Enthusiasts of 2017!

  Kaya Responsible travel has been selected as one of the Top Eco-Travelling enthusiast of 2017 in the ‘Sustainable Voluntourism’ category. How Fantastic! In this day and age, we believe it is becoming more important for volunteers to be as green as they can be. For instance, we provide access to...

Why let my teenager volunteer abroad?

With over 1.6 million international volunteers each year, it will be no surprise that the “doing good travel bug” is affecting all generations, including teenagers. You may have heard about volunteering abroad through the school network, the internet or even from an acquaintance whose child went....

What’s so important about volunteering on an environmental conservation project?

Working on environmental conservation projects in the great outdoors is a great option for volunteers to help preserve and protect the world’s green spaces. What are Environmental Conservation projects all about? There are incredible terrains to explore in Latin America, Asia-Pacific or Africa...

International Women’s Day with Kaya Responsible Travel

So this year, the campaign for International Women’s Day, celebrated on the 8th of March 2017, is called #BeBoldForChange. At Kaya, we think that what better way to accomplish this than to volunteer on one of our women’s empowerment projects? You could help ‘forge a better working world’ whether...

Better Education Around The World

As many children celebrated World Book Day yesterday, we want to address the importance of education in the developing world. The sad reality of visiting a developing country is that you will encounter begging children in the streets. Many travellers are unsure of how to respond. Out of guilt,...

Ethics of Elephant Riding in Thailand

When thinking about Thailand, elephants are one of the iconic images we think of, and travellers look forward to the chance of meeting, and maybe touching an elephant in real life. But what should travellers be aware of when they plan to see elephants in Thailand. Kaya site Director, David Jackson...

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