African Impact - Volunteer Projects in Kenya

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Due to poverty and poor medical and educational infrastructure volunteer work in Kenya provides a wide scope of involvement opportunities where you can make an impact no matter what your area of interest or field of expertise. Famous for its incomparable wildlife experiences, wildlife volunteering in Kenya will leave you planning a return trip in no time. Sports volunteer projects, HIV/AIDS volunteer projects, community work in Kenya and medical gap year projects are all in need of your helping hands. You can also teach in Kenya and join the orphan volunteer projects without any experience or qualifications necessary to make a huge impact in the lives of these less fortunate communities.
The African Impact staff provide 24 hour support and aim to provide you with the best experience of your life during your volunteer holiday. Kenya holds one of the world's largest mountains, Mt. Kilimanjaro with spectacular hiking trails and a selection of amazing safari options.

Program Info

Location: 
  • Kenya
Program Length: 
2-4 weeks
1-3 months
Cost: 
$500 - $2,000 (USD)
$2,000 - $5,000 (USD)
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Age Group: 
18-22
22-35
50+
Cost Description: 

The volunteer fee for our projects not only covers your accommodation, all meals, transport and resources used while on project; but it also contributes to the development of new projects in communities and areas where help is needed, and gives us the ability to sustain our projects for the long-term. We also offer you 24 hour on the ground support and will collect you from the airport when you arrive!

Languages: 
English
Swahili
Other
Housing: 
Camping
Guest House
Volunteer House
Application: 
Online Application
Health Requirement
Visa Requirement

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  • Anon
    Age: 25-30
    Male
    Berkeley, CA
    Rural and Rare
    01/17/2013

    The GOOD and the not so BAD.

    As far as good is concerned - it is beyond good actually. I have been volunteering for African Impact for 3 years consecutively. Each one in a different country and each one really different. In Kenya, the animals are so plentiful and the conservancy is a very beautiful place with many sitings. You can see all BIG 5 in one day and many more. There are 2 lions that have been collared this year so the telemetry is able to find them and follow the pride for maintaining data. The guides are very knowledgeable and the people very friendly. Elephant monitoring, big cat monitoring, conservancy work, education with the schools, women's empowerment group work, and wonderful opportunities to do side trips on weekends off. What could be better....the best of everything.

    Bad would fall under the only thing that could even slightly be unfavorable for western cultured people. No flushing toilets, electricity off early at night, no internet or phones (sims available for purchase), and hot water only at 3pm - solar. So if you are not around for showers and need to take one at night, cold and dark. Bathrooms not that close to the rooms and headlamp is required. Animals do come very close to camp and kitchen has been raided by baboons while I was there.
    In all honesty, this small BAD is all overcome as the big payoff is the wonderful animals and people.

    NO CHOCOLATE.
    NO COKES

    Sacrifice is very small compared to the gains.
    No one can ever be the same after this volunteering.

    HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

    How could this program be improved?

    Rooms, kitchen (even though the food was very tasty), and outdoor sink (one communal for everyone, laundry and wash up)

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About the provider

African Impact is a multi-award winning volunteer travel organisation which runs and manages meaningful and responsible volunteer experiences and internship programs throughout Africa. The organisation was founded in 2004 in Zimbabwe, and since then has grown into the Africa leaders in volunteer tourism, having facilitated over 12,000 volunteers and interns in 12 countries across the continent.

We're proud to offer fun, safe and structured placements where volunteers understand their contribution to responsible projects run in partnership with local communities and conservation efforts. Our journey so far has been both inspiring and humbling and we will keep pushing the horizons of what volunteering can achieve.