Wildlife Research, Masai Mara

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Wildlife Research, Masai Mara

from £1,167
Duration: from 2 weeks to 12 weeks
Countries: Kenya
Assist in the conservation efforts of the Naboisho Conservancy in Kenya’s Masai Mara Reserve by monitoring wildlife and conducting important research.

Wildlife Research, Masai Mara


  • Go out on research game drives twice a week to collect data for conservancy management.
  • Document big cat (lion, leopard, cheetah) sightings to help to protect these endangered predators.
  • Help camps locate big cats for tourist sightings.
  • Assist in teaching English literacy and conservation education classes in the local community, helping to ensure that future generations of people in the local community understand the importance of wildlife conservation.
  • Live in the middle of the bush while you enjoy one of the most authentically “wild” experiences the world has to offer.


Volunteer Activities:


As a wildlife volunteer an integral part of your contribution will be to monitor animal groups and conduct research. You will do this by going out on drives to monitor wildlife and doing bi-weekly game counts. You will document big cat sightings and build the leopard database for the conservancy which serves as the centre point for all information on leopards in the area.

Hands-on conservation efforts
As part of your volunteer work you will need to implement specific conservation efforts within the conservancy such as clearing out alien species, marking out and creating new roads and soil erosion control.

Education teaching
The Koiyaki Guiding School is geared toward moulding local young Masais to be future tour guides. Your voluntary teaching involvement will be appreciated in teaching the local school children about wildlife and teaching English plus will give you plenty of great memories just chatting to them about all kinds of topics.

Using your unique skills
Your unique skills and talents are also needed in this project in the form of making videos, making ID profile cards, painting murals etc.

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from £1,167

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As a volunteer on this project, which borders the famous Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya, you will have the unique opportunity to get involved in vital conservation and wildlife research. Volunteer involvement includes assisting with exciting lion research,  the development of a local wildlife guiding school for sustainable development and the Green Villages conservation project - all within sight of the breathtaking wildlife-filled Mara plains.


Do you accept non UK citizens?


User Comments:

“Meeting the Maasai and learning from them. The wild animals around the camp, noises at night. It’s a wild beautiful place.”

~ by Margreet Kuiken

About African Impact

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 are 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.

We believe in the power of volunteering and have seen the amazing things volunteers can achieve.
We believe in the passionate people who work for us and beside us to create tangible positive impacts and change lives.
We believe in what we do, in standing out and in standing up for fun, sustainable volun-teering.

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