Famed for spectacular wildlife, Mount Kenya and the colourful vitality of its people, volunteers will find Kenya an inspiring and rewarding place to volunteer their time.

Volunteer in Kenya

During your volunteer in Kenya project, you will work directly with people from the Masai Mara community on the Wildlife Research and Conservation project. You will conduct valuable research into the wildlife in the Naboisho Conservation area and you’ll work with local children to encourage passion and engagement with the local wildlife and environment.

The Masai Mara is considered one of the finest safari destinations in all of Africa. Use your free time to take part in one of the various locally run excursions. If seeing the Big 5 from the ground isn’t quite thrilling enough for you, then perhaps consider doing it from the air on a balloon safari. Not only do you get an amazing view of Kenya’s plains, but between July and November, you’ll be in the ideal place to witness the great migration.

Your evenings will be spent under a sky with a seemingly impossible number of stars. By sampling local food and listening to the animals around the plains, you’ll get a feel for what life in a rural Kenyan community is really like and you’ll be able to digest the day’s experiences.

Through your community and conservation work in Kenya, you’ll balance the interests of humans and animals and have a positive, sustainable impact in the Masai Mara. Join us on an internship or volunteer in Kenya project now!


Here are some important facts about Kenya:

  • Population 45,925,301 / July 2015 estimate
  • Language – English (official), Kiswahili (official), numerous indigenous languages
  • Religion – Christian 82.5% (Protestant 47.4%, Catholic 23.3%, other 11.8%), Muslim 11.1%, Traditionalists 1.6%, other 1.7%, none 2.4%, unspecified 0.7%
  • Currency – Kenyan Shilling (KES)
  • Climate – varies from tropical along the coast to arid in the interior

Source: www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook

Maasai Mara Big Cat and Elephant Research Project in Kenya

Experience the wildlife show of a lifetime whilst contributing to key research and conservation efforts in the Maasai Mara

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Healthcare, Community & Hospital Volunteering in Kenya

Join us in Kenya as a healthcare volunteer and help make a difference to those living in vulnerable and developing communities

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Easy 4-step application process


Click here to apply online and pay your application fee to apply for your space on your chosen project. Our advisors will then contact you to guide you through the next steps.


Once we’ve received your application, we’ll review your details and be in touch to arrange your informal telephone interview with your Kaya Placement Advisor.


Following your interview, we will provide you a placement offer. Once you are ready to confirm your placement and dates, you can pay your confirmation fee to book and secure your space.


When you have confirmed your project dates we'll send you your Welcome Pack and lots of other helpful information to assist you with preparing for your placement.