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Big Cat Wildlife Research

Volunteer in the Masai Mara

Big Cat Wildlife Research
From £1264
Duration 14 - 84 Days
From £1264
Duration 14 - 84 Days
Assist in the conservation efforts of the Naboisho Conservancy in Kenya's Masai Mara Reserve by monitoring wildlife and conducting important research.


  • 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.

Experience Volunteering
Region Africa
Country Kenya

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