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Giraffes in Kenya
Giraffes in Kenya

Wildlife Conservation in Kenya

Involve yourself in the conservation of Giraffes, Birds and Colobus monkeys and more
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    Overview

    Kenya is famously known and recognized for its wildlife which roams freely in the Savanna. Wildlife is a big part of Kenya’s economy in general, and also at grassroots levels. In most cases, there are remote communities that live within close quarters with the wildlife. This has over time caused human-wildlife conflicts and in most cases, wildlife has been forced out of their natural habitat for human activities to thrive. In this case, various players of goodwill have set up conservancy areas to promote a healthy co-existence between wildlife and local communities. Along with our conservationist, you will be one of the key players in running the daily activities to meet the objectives of conservation efforts.

    You will be involved in activities such as; ecological monitoring, census, tracking, collaring, amongst many other activities. You will be accompanied by a wildlife specialist during your work at the conservation site. This specialist will take you through your schedule and train you on the activities. It is important to know that there is a local community within the conservancy. Establishing meaningful interactions with the locals will help you understand their co-existence with wildlife and the impact of the conservation efforts.

    Objectives

    • Gain invaluable, practical experience in wildlife conservation.
    • Assist the local staff by providing an extra hand.
    • Be part of the team conserving the endangered Rothschild giraffe.

    Impact

    Volunteer experiences have a direct and positive impact on local communities by injecting money into the local economy through the purchase of food, transportation, and tourism activities. Volunteering is a great way to give back to the comunity and make a difference in the world. Depending on the type of volunteer experience you are interested in, your time can be spent improving educational resources and opportunities, providing medical services to underserved communities, or promoting environmental conservation and sustainable farming techniques.

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    25 trees will be planted on your behalf for every experience purchased, via our partnership with One Tree Planted.

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    1% of gross sales will be donated to 1% for the Planet-approved charities via our partnership with 1% for the Planet.

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    Location

    Nakuru, Kenya
    Nakuru town located in west-central Kenya lies on the north shore of Lake Nakuru and is home to approximately 500,000 inhabitants making it one of the largest urban centers in Kenya. Once a center for European activity, this region is now associated with a flourishing manufacturing industry, busy commercial shopping centers and important agricultural initiatives.
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    Itinerary

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      Saturday/Sunday - Arrival

      Arrive at NBO (Jomo Kenyatta International Airport) at the meeting point on Saturday or Sunday well before the designated time (13.00 hour). Saturday arrivals need to book one extra night at our accommodation.

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      Monday - Friday
      You will spend 4-5 hours in the conservancy with the wildlife conservationist in monitoring/census/tracking the wildlife and assisting the local staff where need be. Once back at the accommodation, you will have time to prepare your activities for the next day.
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      Saturday - Departure

      Leave the accommodation Saturday morning. Minivans depart close by every 1-2 hours. Change minivan/bus twice to get to the Airport.

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    Inclusions

    • Shared Accomodation
    • All meals included
    • Free beverages
    • Wifi in public areas
    • Arrival Transfer
    • Departure Transfer
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    Options

    • Extra night accomodation (before experience)$60
    • Extra night accomodation (after experience)$60
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    More Information

    Requirements

    • minimum age18
    • minimum english levelIntermediate
    • CRB RequiredOn signup
    • passport copy requiredOn signup
    • resume copy requiredNo
    Other Requirements
    • Hiking boots
    • Sunglasses
    • Sunscreen
    • Safari hat
    • Comfortable clothing
    • Day packs
    • Insect repellents
    • Water bottles
    • Personal medication
    • Torch
    • Modest or casual attire is required while in the conservancy area and when interacting in the village. It must be totally covering the knees and shoulders, (nothing revealing, tight fitting, sheer, low cut, or with any offensive/inappropriate displayed on it).

    Food

    Food served will mainly be Kenyan food, which consists of vegetables, potato, eggs, bread, pancakes (commonly known as “chapati”) and fruits such as oranges, bananas and avocados.

    Accommodation

    You will be accommodated in our center. All participants are expected to be environmentally aware and use all resources with restraint, especially electricity. Sometimes there are power cuts during the day, but do not panic. This is life in the village. There is an available water supply. You will have all of the necessities while here.

    You will have meals provided and rooms cleaned on the weekends, but you will also be expected to clean up after yourself and play your part in keeping the accommodation neat and organized. The location is very close to the green steds international school and is a few minutes walk to the Lake Nakuru National park Southern gate. It is around 15KM from Nakuru town.

    Cancellation Policy

    Bookings can be amended and cancelled 30 days before the program start date without any costs. Bookings that are cancelled less than 30 days before the program start date will be charged the first week of the booking.

Wildlife Conservation

CategoryAnimals
Stylebackpacker
AvailabilityOpen
Price per person$870/week
Minimum Duration2 weeks

Contact us for availability and further information.

$undefined/week