Kenya OverviewTravel HighlightsProjectsApplication and Fees
Kenya Quick Facts
Full Country Name: Republic of Kenyavolunteer Kenya
Area: 583,000 sq km
Population: 41.61 million
Capital: Nairobi
Borders: Ethiopia, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda
Religion: Christian, Animist, Muslim
Time Zone: Standard time is three hours in advance of Greenwich Mean Time
Languages: English and Swahili are the official languages and are taught in schools throughout the country.  However, there are many other tribal languages including Kikuyu, Luhia, Luo and Kikamba as well as many minor tribal languages
Country Dialing Code: +254
Climate: The climate in Kenya varies due to the sharp variations in altitude from sea level to 5,100 meters.  Due to the proximity of the Equator, Kenya generally experiences a pleasant climate throughout the year with plenty of clear sunshine all the year round and although warm by day is often chilly at night.  The ‘long rains’ usually fall in the months of April and May.  The migration usually takes place after the long rains, when from late July to October the wildebeest migrate from Tanzania to find new grazing.  During the months of October and November, there are occasional scattered rains, the ‘short rains’, which freshen the atmosphere and vegetation and lay the dust.

Travel Highlights
Kenya has enchanted travelers for centuries with the allure of wildlife, spectacular scenery and exotic tribes, and today is one of the finest safari destinations in Africa.  Kenya comprises of wildlife, culture and the cradle of mankind – a natural paradise and land of contrasts, with world famous national parks like the Masai Mara, Samburu, Amboseli, Tsavo and Mt Kenya.

Kenya’s wildlife regions are the magnet, which lure safari enthusiasts to East Africa, but the white sandy beaches and tropical palms of the Swahili coast is another good reason to choose this hospitable, friendly country as a vacation and volunteer destination.

There are many different ways to experience Kenya.  Whether you want to view a pride of lions from a safari vehicle, walk through herds of plains game, watch a herd of elephants from the comfortable veranda of your safari lodge, track game on horseback or search for birds in a thick rainforest, the possibilities are endless.

Projects Available in Kenya

Volunteering Teaching of disadvantaged and vulnerable children in the rural areas schools, orphanages and secondary schools
Volunteering with both domesticated or wildlife animals, children and communities in Africa.
Volunteers can be attached to a specialty group of professionals such as architects, engineers, pharmacists, mechanics etc
Help uplift the community through building and refurbishment projects and community development programs such as construction
Volunteering in the Medical center to help with vaccinations, immunization, treatment, counseling, education and protection of diseases and health care issues!
Make a real impact in women empowerment, legal aid, advocacy and basic human right issues.
Volunteer with organizations and centers that work with disadvantaged teenage girls.
Work with project that cares for environment, agriculture, permaculture, wetlands and natural resources management.
Internship opportunities for students and participants.
Enjoy cultural tours, adventure trips and safaris
Application and Fees

Program Cost
  • All airport pick up and drop off from the project
  • Work permit application and arrangements
  • Detailed Handbook for Volunteerism
  • Country and Project orientation programs including safety briefings
  • Full board and lodging stay, which includes all meals a day
  • Tour and Game drives (subject to project)
  • Assistance from Country coordinators
  • Certificate of Participation

What the fee excludes:

  • Personal travel insurance for the duration of your placement which must include cover for repatriation
  • All transport to the destination (ie flights)
  • All items of a personal nature, such as souvenirs, curios, gifts, clothing (work and other)
  • Email/internet and telephone calls
  • Soft drinks, Medications, and Entertainments
  • All visas for border crossings
  • Any excursions over and above your planned itinerary