Location
  • Kenya
Length
2 to 12 weeks

Program Details

Language
English
Age Min.
18
Age Max
80
Timeframe
Year Round
Housing
Lodge Tent
Groups
Small Group (1-15) Medium Group (16-30)
Travel Type
Senior Travelers Solo Women

Pricing

Starting Price
$500 USD
Price Details
Most of our programs include 2-3 meals per day, accommodations, pre-departure kit, comprehensive travel health insurance, local in-country staff, and 24 hour emergency support. Please see the project details on our website for a complete list of what is included.
What's Included
Accommodation Airport Transfers Meals Some Meals
What's Not Included
Airfare Travel Insurance Visa
Mar 14, 2021
Aug 18, 2021

About Program

Immerse yourself in the Maasai culture as you volunteer with members of the tribe, helping in conservation efforts in one of the most unique places in the world. Witness the annual great wildebeest migration – the most spectacular wildlife display on Earth!

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Program Highlights

  • Volunteer in the best place in the world to see wild cats
  • Help to preserve the Masai Mara ecosystem, the home to the greatest number of wildlife on earth
  • Research and monitor lions, leopards and cheetahs in their natural environment
  • Live right in the African bush
  • Learn new skills from experienced Maasai guides as you collect crucial wildlife data numbers in the field

Program Reviews

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  • Fun 10
  • Value 9.5
  • Safety 10
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Haley
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Special Experience!

I've done 3 volunteer programs with GoEco and every experience was incredible! The staff is helpful with getting you to and from the program, and are always friendly. I felt that I could contact them at any time and everything went smoothly.
My most recent experience with the Maasai Mara program was particularly special. I got involved in some real conservation data collection and stayed in the wild for three weeks. The data collection goes straight to research programs in the area and the conservancy works makes sure that the area remains clean and balanced. I saw nearly every animal present at the conservancy and enjoyed watching the interactions. This is the real wild, so be prepared to see nature in its purest form and to stay in basic accommodation. The conservancy does a great job of being respectful towards the animals. The drivers are knowledgeable and efficient. Also, the food is amazing!
Would highly recommend for a rewarding experience that helps you get ahead in your career. Plus you make life long friends from around the world!

What was your funniest moment?
We watched a hyena having the time of its life playing in a pond and trying to drag in its friend too! It was like watching two puppies play. A really cool, funny, and unique encounter!
1 person found this review helpful.
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Stephanie
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

The Best Experience of my life...so far

The people were gracious and kind. The animals were amazing. Trying to introduce modern ideals and conservation goals to a proud people was tricky. Our biologist had to be a leader, guide, educator and humble all in one. The culture was rich, colorful and giving. I wish I could have done more ... stayed longer and made a greater impact.

What would you improve about this program?
Not one thing.
8 people found this review helpful.

Questions & Answers

A GoEco volunteer must be at least 18 years of age*, enthusiastic about making the world a better place, independent and determined to work hard, and open-minded about new cultures and experiences. *In some cases, a minor may be allowed to participate with either supervision by the minor’s parent/guardian on the project or written consent from a parent/guardian. If you have questions regarding...