Wildlife conservation in Kenya

The wildlife conservation program in Kenya is ideal for nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts. You'll have the opportunity to contribute to the conservation of giraffes, birds and other wild animals.

  • Kenya
  • Conservation
  • From age 16
  • From 2 to 12 weeks - All year round
  • English (intermediate level)
  • From €1,550 for two weeks, i.e. €516.77 after tax deduction 

Conservation program in Kenya near Lake Nakuru

Kenya is renowned for its ecological diversity and the wild animals that roam freely across the savannah. The diversity of its ecosystems provides an ideal habitat for wildlife. Kenya offers an unforgettable experience for lovers of nature and wide open spaces!
Wild animals, especially the most emblematic ones such as elephants, giraffes and zebras, play a vital role in the country's economy. However, cohabitation between the population and wildlife is not always easy.

Human-animal cohabitation at the heart of the project

Many isolated communities live in close proximity to predators, leading to conflicts between man and wildlife. Faced with this recurring problem between the communities of certain villages and wild animals, numerous organizations have sprung up. Their aim is to regulate conflicts, notably by creating conservation zones. The conservation program in which you will be involved is located near Lake Nakuru, one of the lakes of the Rift Valley. As an eco-volunteer, you'll take part in the various conservation actions carried out by the team on site. You'll have the chance to admire the breathtaking scenery while observing the diverse fauna!

Volunteer action in Kenya

As a volunteer, you'll be involved in a wide range of activities, including monitoring the endangered Rothschild's giraffe. You will contribute to ongoing research efforts by collecting data on their behavior and habitat, to ensure their survival. You will be involved in a wide range of local wildlife monitoring activities: species census, tracking, collaring...

Intercultural immersion

You will always be accompanied by a wildlife specialist during your work on the conservation site. These ecosystem conservation professionals will train you throughout your stay. You'll also learn a great deal about the problems of human-animal cohabitation, particularly through your interactions with the local population. You'll interact with the local community on the reserve and benefit from a cross-cultural experience... 

Your schedule from Monday to Friday

You'll spend 4 to 5 hours in the reserve with the wildlife ranger, monitoring, surveying and tracking wildlife and assisting local staff as needed. Back at your accommodation, you'll have time to prepare your activities for the following day.

Here's an example of how the day might unfold
  • Breakfast
  • Conservation activities
  • Lunch
  • Conservation activities.
  • Preparation for daily activities.
  • Dinner

Year-round, Sunday arrival
Between 2 and 12 weeks

DurationPrice to be paid on registrationEstimated price after tax deduction
2 weeks1550 €516.77 €
4 weeks2700 €900.18 €
6 weeks3900 €1300.26 €
8 weeks5100 €1700.34 €
10 weeks6590 €2197.11 €
12 weeks7840 €2613.86 €
A supplement of €200 applies to participants under 18.

Mission eligible for tax deduction *.

The partner association's educational mission and its commitment to environmental and social development mean that it is considered to be an association of general interest. As a result, people who participate in and contribute to the projects are able to deduct up to 66% (in France) of the sums involved from their taxable income.

Included in price

  • Orientation meeting
  • Airport pick-up and transfer from Jomo Kenyatta (Nairobi)
  • Local 24/7 emergency contact
  • Project donation
  • All meals, tea and coffee
  • Accommodation in multiple rooms
  • Wifi
  • English-speaking project coordinator

Not included in price

  • Airline tickets
  • Travel and repatriation insurance
  • Visa
  • Laundry
  • Transfer back to the airport

Conditions of participation

  • From age 16.
  • Intermediate/common level of English (understand instructions, able to communicate).

Accommodation and food

You'll stay in the volunteer house. All resources are to be used sparingly, especially electricity. There are occasional power cuts during the day. Water is always available. You will be provided with all basic necessities during your stay.
Meals are provided daily and rooms are cleaned at weekends, but you will also be expected to contribute to the tidiness and cleanliness of the accommodation. The volunteer house is located close to Green Steds International School and just a few minutes' walk from the southern entrance to Lake Nakuru National Park. The park is about 15 km from Nakuru town.

There are plenty of places to visit in your spare time. For example, you can visit Thompson Falls in Nyahururu, hike the Hyrax Hills, hike Menengai Crater, see the equator at Gwakung'u, visit Lake Nakuru National Park and Lake Naivasha.


The partner association

Le partenaire is a 1901 association registered in France, whose mission is to encourage participation in ethical and sustainable development projects. It connects NGOs, social action associations and government structures with volunteers. It promotes solidarity and participative travel. The partner is a certified WYSE Travel Confederation Member. WYSE is a global non-profit organization representing youth and student travel stakeholders worldwide. It is also a member of the AFNOR commission for the development of the international standard on responsible tourism, a member of the International Mobility Committee, certified as an Australian specialist, accredited by the international group ICEF, a member of EAIE (European Center of Expertise, Networking and Resources for the Internationalization of Higher Education) and a member of the travel4impact Network.

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