Volunteer in Kenya, famed for its spectacular wildlife, Mount Kenya and the colourful vitality of its people. An astonishingly varied country in terms of its landscape and culture, volunteers will find Kanya an inspiring and rewarding place to take part in a project.

    Volunteering in Kenya

    During your volunteer placement in Kenya work directly with people from the Masai Mara community on the Wildlife Research and Conservation project. As well as conducting valuable research into the wildlife in the Naboisho Conservation area, volunteers will work with local children and encourage a passion and engagement with the local wildlife and environment.

    The Masai Mara is considered one of the finest safari destinations in all of Africa, so 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 likely be spent digesting the day’s experiences. Under a sky with a seemingly impossible number of stars, you’ll get a feel for what life in a rural Kenyan community is really like. Sampling local food and listening to the animal noises that resonate around the plains, you’ll certainly be richer for the insight into life in the Masai Mara.

    Volunteer in Kenya and through your community and conservation work you’ll help to balance the interests of humans and animals and have a positive and sustainable impact in the Masai Mara.


    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 coast to arid in interior


    Masai Mara Lion, Wildlife Research and Conservation Project
    Work directly with the Masai Mara community to develop solutions to reduce conflict between local human and wildlife inhabitants.

    Easy 3-step application process

    APPLY ONLINE Click here to apply online and pay your deposit to secure your space on your chosen project. Our advisors will then contact you to guide you through the next steps.
    TELEPHONE INTERVIEW Once we’ve received your application, we’ll be in touch to arrange your informal telephone interview with your Kaya Placement Advisor.
    GET PREPARED When you’ve been accepted onto your project we’ll send you your Welcome Pack and lots of other helpful information to assist you with preparing for your placement.


    We pride ourselves on providing you high quality placement information throughout your application process and whilst on the ground. Connect with us if you have any questions.

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