Community and Conservation Expedition in Kenya
from £1360 GBP
to £3000 GBP
Not sure whether to do a community development project or a conservation project? Do both!
On this milti-focussed expedition, you will be work with a team of international volunteers in Kenya’s beautiful Shimoni archipelago, home to amazing coral reefs, white sandy beaches and magical coastal forests. In monitoring dolphins and primates, teaching English and helping the local community with sustainable tourism initiatives, you will get involved in both conservation and community work.
You will be collecting population and distribution data on dolphins in and around the Kisite-Mpunguti marine protected area and assessing human impact on marine mammals. You may also occasionally spot visiting humpback whales and snorkel with turtles. Your conservation work will also involve researching primates in the coastal forests, home to a rare population of Black and White Angolan Colobus monkeys.
No previous experience is necessary as you will receive comprehensive training on a variety of essential skills, including marine mammal identification and behaviour, turtle biology and identification, primate survey techniques and and human impact surveys.
The community work will involve helping the local community with sustainable tourism initiatives and teaching English, for which you will receive an English language teaching certification. No experience is necessary and you’ll be provided with training on teaching techniques.
You may also have the opportunity to journey in-land to the heart of East Africa’s savannas and work alongside rural communities to develop livelihood alternatives to wildlife poaching.
During your time on the expedition you will rotate around the different projects according to the schedule – so it’s a great project to choose if you want a taste of different kinds of volunteering!
accommodation, food, airport pickup
Over 150 critical conservation and humanitarian projects worldwide rely on Global Vision International (GVI) for volunteers, promotion and direct funding. GVI works locally with its partners to promote sustainable development through environment research, conservation and education. In 2006, 78% of all volunteer contributions received were spent directly in field. With unparalleled in-country support, GVI volunteers benefit from exceptional training and a careers abroad job placement scheme.