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Ecovolunteering in Kenya

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Strengths

  • Introduction to animal communication and zooanthropology
  • Discover authentic and wild Kenya
  • Providing assistance to impoverished children at the preschool
  • Raise awareness among local populations (adults and children) about environmental protection
  • Carry out the care of domestic animals

Program description

The farm is located in a rural area, in the Great African Rift Valley in Kenya. The farm has adopted an eco-responsible approach since its opening to the public in 2008. They lead actions that contribute to the protection of biodiversity and local development. It takes about 4 hours to drive from the farm to Nairobi.

 

Main missions of the ecovolunteers

- Maintenance of the property so that the animals, staff members and future eco-volunteers can enjoy appropriate comfort.

 

- Inventory of animal and plant species and study of the behavior of domestic and wild animals (especially monkey families, but also tree damsels and birds).

 

- Making harnesses specially designed in order to limit the pain inflicted on the donkeys and setting up awareness actions with the population.

 

- Collecting waste during visits to villages and natural sites.

 

- Introduction to Swahili, conservation education, courses on animal behavior, the different Kenyan ethnic groups, local cuisine.

 

- Excursions to Nyahururu (Thompson Falls, hippos, St. Martin's Mission), Mary's Village (Catholic mission and basilica), Igana view point, Berea tea and coffee farm.

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Where is your project

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Included in the price

  • Airport pick-up and return transfer
  • Accommodation
  • Three meals a day
  • Filtered spring water
  • All supervised and guided activities

Not included in the price

  • Flights
  • Insurance
  • Visa
  • Activities and personal expenses
  • Alcoholic drinks and sodas

Your accommodation

The camp is simple and rustic, with 6 bandas (African Kalenjin-style huts) consisting of one bedroom and one bathroom. It has 3 double rooms and 3 twin rooms. Shower with hot water (wood heating). Solar panels for electricity. Spring water on tap. Possibility of triple room for a couple with child.

 

The restaurant at the edge of the lake can accommodate 16 people. The cook serves simple and varied meals (local and international cuisine). Solar panels for electricity. The atmosphere is family, warm and relaxed. The place is conducive to reconnecting with nature and oneself.

Activities

Additional information

Family volunteering

This Ecovolunteer trip can be done as a family with your children. Ideally from 7 years old, which will allow your children to fully experience the program with the locals.

 

Practical information to prepare your departure

1. You will receive a supply kit for the children and a T-shirt.

2. Hiking boots, sportswear, comfortable clothing, a vest, sweater, k-way because it often rains, your toiletries. Towels and sheets are provided.

3. Have your program materials printed and take the time to watch the explanatory videos before departure.

4. If you want to buy local souvenirs, bring an envelope.

5. The visa can be done directly at the airport. It is quick and easy.

Conditions

- Minimum age 18 or minors accompanied by an adult.

- Intermediate level of English (understanding and speaking).

- Travel insurance required.

 

What we ask of volunteers:

- Adaptability.

- Ability to live in a group.

- Hardiness.

- Spirit of initiative.

- Good physical condition.

- Love of nature and domestic and wild animals.

- Desire to discover Africa and its inhabitants.

Payment
A deposit of 300 € must be paid 7 days after sending your reservation and then the balance must be sent to us no more than 12 weeks before the start of your project.
For stays in less than 12 weeks: the full amount must be paid to confirm the reservation. 

Cancellation

A 50% deposit is required for booking. Balance payment is due 4 weeks prior to departure. In case of cancellation before start date, all fees will be refunded, except the deposit. In case of cancellation after start date, there will be no refund.

Other

Our values

Our values are those of the conservation of species and the conservation of biodiversity.

 

We transmit notions of protection of Nature, the environment and the Animals. We also advocate collaboration with local populations, meetings and various exchanges, and help to the deprived children.

 

We try to reduce our impact on the environment by using solar panels for electricity and biogas for the kitchen. We prepare mainly vegetarian meals, being vegetarians ourselves. But tolerance being also one of our values, we welcome carnivores and omnivores! And we are delighted to welcome vegans and crudivores.

 

Since 2016, we have been moving more and more towards wellness, personal development, meditation, interspecies intuitive communication, mindfulness and spirituality.

 

Our supervisors

Supervision provided by Edwin, a certified naturalist guide specialized in African wildlife, by Erick, assistant director, as well as by our local guides and caregivers.

 

The program is supervised by Astrid, director, veterinarian and biologist by training, animal communicator and Reiki practitioner.

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Ecovolunteering in Kenya
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