Welcome to Kenya – A beautiful country in the heart of the Savannah!
Volunteering in Kenya with Go Volunteer Africa, the leading and top best volunteer travel organization in Africa will bring you to one of the beautiful, culturally diverse countries in Africa. Go Volunteer Africa is the most trusted indigenous and the largest volunteer travel organization in Africa.
Hundreds of travelers volunteer in Kenya every year with us, working on an incredible range of development and conservation projects, covering everything from volunteering with street children in Nairobi to teaching English and languages in Kericho and wildlife conservation in Mombasa.
INTRODUCTION TO KENYA
Kenya is a country in East Africa with an area of 582,646 sq km. It borders Tanzania, Uganda, South Sudan, Ethiopia and Somalia and the Indian Ocean to the East. Kenya is an undoubtedly a gorgeous African country. If you are dreaming of tropical weather, lush plains, white sandy beaches that rivals the Caribbean, awe-inspiring mountain ranges, lazy afternoons out in the sun and gracious people to boot, Kenya will simply blow your mind.
Kenya encompasses Savannah, the dramatic Great Rift Valley and mountain highlands. It’s also home to wildlife like lions, elephants and rhinos. Kenya is a land where you can experience a truly welcoming culture and natural beauty, offering an abundance of diverse wildlife, jaw-dropping scenery, and bountiful opportunities. Whether you’re exploring Kenya’s forests, its island-dotted lakes, or its colorful, vibrant cities, you’re sure to have an unforgettable experience.
The country is steeped in history, lauded with bountiful natural beauty, and renowned for refining its rustic ambience and cultural elegance. As a matter of fact, Kenya may simply be the best-kept travel secret in Africa. Kenya can be accessed by road from Tanzania, Uganda, Ethiopia, South Sudan and Somalia. Immigration should be processed at land border stations. Entry by sea is possible, and immigration should be processed at a port facility.
There are over 40 different ethnic groups throughout the country. Despite the differences in culture between people, they can all be easily identified as pure Kenyan. The nomadic Masai people are often given an almost iconic status when promoting Kenya for touristic purposes and when a group of warriors dances on the Savannah, dressed in their traditional outfits -one of them wearing a hat made out of a lions mane and blowing a horn from a kudu, it’s quite easy to understand the fascination of these people.
TOURISM IN KENYA
Tourism is a huge industry in Kenya, with travelers flocking to enjoy the breathtaking scenery and wildlife. Kenya has a long list of exquisite national parks spread all over the country and nowhere else in Africa will you see big herds of elephants. Only 5-6 hours of driving from the Capital Nairobi you will find some of the world’s best wildlife viewing in the Masai Mara Game Reserve and this is also the place to watch the great annual migration of the gnus when they cross the Mara River. Kenya offers the traveler a great safari attraction. It is also a country of great diversity with much more to offer than only splendid wildlife.
GO VOLUNTEER KENYA
Go Volunteer Africa offers a wide range of volunteering opportunities in Kenya from teaching, childcare, construction, wildlife conservation or healthcare projects. Volunteering in Kenya with Go Volunteer Africa is a life changing experience which will also positively impact the community.
If you are looking for somewhere to volunteer in Africa for a short or long stay, Kenya is an ideal destination. Programs are perfect if you want to do something more than sightseeing and would like to see more than the average tourist and truly start to understand this distinctive culture.
VOLUNTEERING IN KENYA QUICK FACTS
- The program is open all year-round
- Very flexible start and end dates (arrive any day of the month)
- Over 12 oustanding sustainable project options
- Projects are based across the country with major locations being Nairobi, Kericho & Mombasa
- Accommodation available at volunteer house & host families
- We host over 100 volunteers every month across Kenya
- Program fees include pre-departure support, airport pick-up, orientation, accommodation, meals and 24/7 in-country support
- We are the most affordable organization in Africa, because we are the locals!
You will get to integrate into local society, sample the tasty food, experience the vibrant culture and also make a difference. There are summer and year round programs available where you can help people, animals and the environment. Volunteering in Kenya and helping people is a highly rewarding experience and there are also lots of cultural and sightseing activities you will get to do in your spare time.
EXTRAS & SUPPORT
Volunteers need to be 18 years or over to participate, unless volunteering with a parent or guardian. All volunteers are required to have adequate volunteer travel insurance and provide a criminal background check to Go Volunteer Africa's local Coordinators on arrival in the country.
SAFARIS & TOURS
Safaris, day and cultural tours can be organized over the weekends for volunteers. This is a fantastic opportunity to see the famous Kenyan wildlife. There is a lot to see and do in Kenya.
BEFORE YOU GO
§ Pre-departure support & documentation
§ Travel & medical advice & documentation
§ Advice on visas & equipment advice
§ Project orientation
§ 3 meals a day
§ Airport pickup
§ In-country emergency support
§ 24-hour HQ backup
§ Free GVA t-shirt
KENYA VOLUNTEER PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
Volunteer Guest house/ Host Family
Go Volunteer Africa programs are run in partnership with in-country NGOs, small community based organizations, local research institutes, academic organizations and conservation agencies. Project descriptions and information are supplied directly by our partners or field staff and are accurate at time of publishing.
We aim to keep information up to date and accurate, however, the nature of our projects and programs and in particular the fact that they are constantly evolving and developing in response to changing needs means that project activities, travel schedules, tour itineraries and daily timetables can change overnight and without notice.