• Kenya
    • Nakuru

Program Details

Year Round
Travel Type


Starting Price
Price Details
Program Cost: $3295 – $8795
*Every second Monday
*2 weeks - 12 weeks
What's Included
Accommodation Airport Transfers Equipment Meals
What's Not Included
Airfare Domestic Airfare Travel Insurance
Mar 02, 2023
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About Program

Don't miss the unique opportunity to be part of African Impact's Big Cat & Elephant Research and Conservation project in the Pardamat Conservation Area of Kenya. Uncover new learnings, adventures, and authentic African experience in the newly established conservancy and a key area in the Greater Maasai Mara Ecosystem. Join the team in conducting applied wildlife research on some of the most iconic wildlife animals: the big cats - lions and cheetahs - as well as elephants and wild dogs. Your gathered data using field-based monitoring and evaluation techniques will make a vital contribution to the ongoing and long-term conservancy management plans.

Everyday is a chance to witness the magnificent display of wildlife as your comfortable permanent safari-style tents will be in the heart of the wilderness of the greater Maasai Mara Ecosystem. Gain a memorable experience engaging with the community and getting immersed in the Maasai Culture.

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Program Highlights

  • Obtain the ultimate volunteer experience in the world famous Greater Maasai Mara Ecosystem to study on some of Africa’s most iconic wildlife
  • Join other passionate volunteers in the physical conservation activities such as erosion control and alien species removal
  • Be a positive influence and inspiration to Maasai guide trainees as they undergo training to gain practical on the job experience for potential employment opportunities
  • Go on safari game drives through the Pardamat Conservation Area and be amazed at the iconic landscapes of East Africa
  • Gain enhanced perspective on the importance of wildlife conservancies in East Africa and the Maasai culture

Program Impact

Volunteers will gather data which will be a vital contribution to the conservation initiative coordinated by Kenya Wildlife Trust. Volunteers will go on daily game drives in to track, identify, monitor, and record big cats & wild dog.

Volunteers will conduct regular game counts along the wildlife corridors within Pardamat Conservation Area to monitor the distribution of wildlife across the conservancy, and their behavior over time - measuring the improvements in wildlife density and movement patterns.

Volunteers will make a significant contribution to the physical conservation initiatives of the Pardamat Conservation Area, making them sustainable to successfully support its inhabitants.

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