This gap year program in Kenya offers a great mix of community and wildlife conservation activities for those volunteers that are keen to take on a challenge and support our ongoing projects.
Experience the best that a gap year in Africa can offer. This gap year program in Kenya offers a great mix of community and wildlife conservation activities for those volunteers that are keen to take on a challenge and support our ongoing projects.
Whether you stay with us for 2 weeks, 1, 2 or 3 months, you will have the opportunity to make a real difference through sustainable, life-changing project work that will improve the lives of rural communities, protect fragile wildlife habitats and at the same time take on personal challenges as you trek mountains and dive the Indian Ocean with volunteers from all over the world. We also run an annual Sports Development Expedition to Kenya in August.
- Work on important projects to improve the standard of living for rural Kenyan communities
- Participate in ongoing conservation initiatives to protect wildlife and the environment
- Learn about elephant conservation
- Safari in one of Kenya’s premier National Parks
- Marine and primate conservation programme (2 and 3 month itineraries only)
- Indian Ocean beach and Kenya bush location
- Opportunities to scuba dive or mountain trek
Kenya is regarded by many as the jewel of East Africa and has some of the continent’s finest beaches, most magnificent wildlife and scenery and warm and welcoming people. It is a country of rich contrasts; from vast open savannahs rich with game, to pristine beaches and coral reef, equatorial rain forests and mighty snow-capped mountains, deserts and cool highland retreats.
Kenya has a diverse population with around 40 different ethnic groups, all with their own language and cultures, the most famous being the tall, red-robed Masai who still lead semi-nomadic lifestyles of cattle herding along the southern border. A mix of African and Asian, Swahili culture can be found along the coast.