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Find out the latest travel news and updates on our many of our volunteer abroad and intern abroad projects. We also regularly write about Responsible travel news and ethical developments around the world.

Is Kenya safe to volunteer?

As Kenyans are voting to elect their president today, you might wonder if Kenya is a safe developing country to travel to given the 2007 election violent incidents. It can seem very controversial as you may come across different reports. However, we’d like to use today’s blog to highlight that...

Why Does Africa Need Volunteers?

Africa is an amazing place. It’s beyond what you can read about or imagine. The wildlife is absolutely gorgeous. The landscape with the red clay soil is even brighter in reality than you have seen it on any photographs. The women wear beautiful colourful chitenge either wrapped around their waist...

How Volunteering Abroad can Help Widen your Comfort Zone

Emily Davis, who volunteered in Swaziland on our Nutrition Internship, tells an account of what it was like to volunteer on a project with Kaya and how she came out of her comfort zone:   “When I had started my internship with Kaya Responsible Travel I was ridiculously nervous about what the...

We’ve Launched a Brand New Project in Ghana!

We’re pleased to announce that we now have a brand new project based in Ghana which focuses on helping the people in the village of Damang in many different ways in relation to education and community.

Brand New Project Launched in Ghana!

We are delighted to announce that we have a new project named “High Impact Outreach Community Project” which is now up and running in Ghana. This 10-day project, running from the 2nd – 11th of September 2017, strives to help locals within the village of Damang on many fronts and impact...

The Importance of Wildlife Conservation

If you are passionate about animals and wildlife in general then this is the blog for you. Whether it’s caring for them directly or concentrating your efforts into preserving their habitat, Kaya has the perfect project for your interests and skill set. We offer projects that help to conserve the...

Why Does Volunteering Abroad Cost So Much?

As you think about volunteering abroad, and you discover how much it cost to volunteer, you might be feeling frustrated. After all, all you want is to do good. You wonder “why does volunteering abroad cost so much?”. Here is our take on why volunteering cost “so much” in five reasons. Reason #1...

Are you on a budget but still want to volunteer?

If you want to volunteer abroad, but are restricted to a tight budget, then this is the blog for you. Here you will find the cheapest 2017 Kaya projects, categorized by area of interests. There is likely to be a project listed here that takes your fancy, and won’t break the bank! Environmental...

‘Riap Roy’ Dressing for Volunteers in Thailand

Thailand is a very modest country, Thai people very rarely wear revealing clothing. The way that you dress reflects the respect that you are giving the person you are meeting with. When you attend meetings with any government official, hospital, office, organizations, school or any important...

Kaya’s tips to consider before taking a Gap Year

Gap Years are becoming more and more popular amongst people. Gap time concerns individuals of all ages and all paths of life. One might ask, what exactly is a Gap Year? Well, essentially, a Gap Year is taking time off for a period of 3 to 12 months. So a Gap Year can also be a Gap Semester or a...

Demystifying the myths of doing a gap year

On May 25th, students from across the country will take over social media to announce their gap year plans. The goal of the campaign is to create a cohesive group of students that are making the deliberate choice to take a gap year, and learn more about themselves, as well as their academic,...

Student nurses in Belize – a letter from the faculty

We’re pleased to say that the student nurses from the Nursing Department at Harford Community College have had another successful trip with us!  Each year we receive nursing students from Harford Community College to do their practicum with us in Belize where they have the opportunity to carry out...

An Ultimate Bucket List for those Visiting Ecuador

If you are joining us in Ecuador this summer, or at any other time in the year, then this blog is perfect for you. The team have come up with a bucket list of a 99 places to visit, things to do and meals to eat during your time in Ecuador to make sure you get the best experience possible!
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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...