Big Cat & Wildlife Research in Kenya - Maasai Mara Reserve

Location: Kenya: Maasai Mara

Program Duration: 2-4 Weeks, 3-6 Months, 5-8 Weeks, 9-12 Weeks

Dates: Year Round

153 Main Road Muizenberg Cape Town, Western Cape 7950 South Africa

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Phone: USA Toll Free: 1-800-606-7185 UK Toll Free: 0-800-098-8440 Cape Town Head Office: +27 (0)21 0650501


Assist in the conservation efforts of the Naboisho Conservancy in Kenya's Masai Mara Reserve by monitoring wildlife and conducting important research.

The loss of wildlife in the area has been devastating in recent years due to increased human settlement in and around the Masai Mara.

As a wildlife volunteer, you will go out on research drives to do game counts, document big cat sightings, locate big cats for the reserve’s tourists (thereby increasing the attraction of the reserve as a tourist destination, which helps keep the conservancy running in the long term), and you will assist with teaching and other development work in the local community. If you’re lucky, you may even get to witness one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, the Great Migration, while you’re there.

Volunteering on this project is simply one of the most rewarding ways to go on safari!


- 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.

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Cost in US$:

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Credit Available


Volunteer Types
  • Animal Welfare
  • Building & Construction Projects
  • Community Development
  • Conservation
  • Culture
  • Education
  • English Teaching
  • Environment
  • Grassroots Organization
  • Law
  • Business
  • Social Work
  • Tourism
  • Wildlife
This Program is open to

Worldwide Participant.

Application Process Involves
  • Online Application
Typically The Application Process Time is
2 working days
Year Founded