Support communities and promote conservation in this unique area of Kenya where the wildlife roams.
Maasai Mara is a large reserve in Narok County, Kenya, the northern part of Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park. The park is named in honour of the Maasai people, and mara (maa) in their language means “spotted”, an apt description for the circles of trees, scrubs, savanna, and cloud shadows that mark the area.
It is globally famous for its exceptional population of lions, leopards and cheetah, and the annual Great Migration of zebra, Thomson’s gazelle and wildebeest from July to October.
What to Expect Volunteering in Kenya
A warm welcome to begin with at the airport, where a transfer takes you to the NGO’s HQ in Nairobi, and to rest. Orientation begin the following morning and will cover everything you need to know about your project placement. This will include an introduction to Kenya, local customs, language training, and cultural expectations. You will also learn about, safety, travel opportunities in Kenya, and an introduction to your project and placement. The orientation will also give you a chance to meet other volunteers. Once orientation is complete, volunteers will travel to the project with two staff from the NGO and meet other local volunteers at the project site.
What Volunteers Typically Do
Teach, play, and organize games, Teaching English, sport and games, Intercultural exchange, planting trees
Volunteers will facilitate educational activities with the children of the host community, and plant trees with them in local schools, and community centres. You will be involved in educating children on the importance of their natural environment and the park as a world heritage site. You will support the empowerment of the youth and voluntary service organizations to ensure the long term safeguarding of this World Heritage park in coordination with the site management and local/ national authorities.
This provides challenging opportunities to young people to go beyond borders, share cultures, and work together to preserve natural sites, restore archaeological finds, and raise awareness amongst local communities about their heritage. The activities will integrate hands-on skills training and workshops geared towards encouraging youth volunteers to acquire abilities and basic preventive, preservation and conservation skills.
Training sessions will be held on issues related to World Heritage, including activities carried out together with local communities.
Your accommodation and Food on the project
Volunteers will stay in a homestay with a host family. Accommodation is simple, in keeping with local life. There is piped running water, and meals will be prepared by volunteers. Beds and Mattresses will be provided. Volunteers will need to bring a mosquito net, sleeping bag, a pillow, and water purifying tablets.
Your Free Time
Truly unique life changing experience called “out of this world”. You won’t be the same person afterwards. This will provide opportunities for international volunteers to learn/ enjoy local life and exchange with local people, making a while experience life through the eyes of the locals and exploring the great seven wonders of Maasai Mara National Game Reserve. Volunteers will enjoy the beautiful savannah. Numerous plains games including antelopes, wild beasts, Zebras, Maasai giraffes can be seen as well as scavengers like hyena and vulture. Take a guided safari on a weekend trip deeper into the Maasai Mara to spot lions, gazelles and water bucks.
The project is located on the fringes on the Maasai Mara National Park
Min/Max Volunteering Period
Minimum 2 weeks
Maximum 26 weeks
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Project Time Line
You will volunteer 4 or 5 consecutive days each week,
Those interested in supporting communities and conservation, as well as social projects.
Affordable volunteering, priceless opportunities
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