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