Masai Mara Lion, Wildlife Research and Conservation Project

Location: Kenya: Maasai Mara

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

Dates: 2020,Year Round

The Arches N Campus Incubator Sackville St Manchester, M60 1QD England

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Phone: 0161 870 6212


Kaya Responsible Travel offers volunteering opportunities in Maasai Mara, Kenya, in a lion and wildlife research and conservation project. Undergo training in consistent and accurate data collection, including conducting regular census of the wild animal population in the Naibosho Conservation area.

Work alongside a team of researchers who are looking for ways to promote co-existence between the local Masai tribes and wildlife. You will also become involved with Community Outreach Projects, such as running an environmental club once a week at a local primary school.

Both qualified and non-qualified volunteers can join this project. A positive attitude and the willingness to work as part of a team are vital. Qualifications or experience in the field of education, environmental sciences, or conservation work will allow you to have a higher level of involvement at different placements. Volunteers without specific skills will work across all areas and receive training for the required work.


Climb Mount Kenya
Mount Kenya, Africa's second-highest peak, stands at 5,199m. Mount Kenya is probably one of the most impressive hikes in the world, with mountain forests containing elephants, buffalo and even lions. Due to its rugged glacier summits and unique forests, UNESCO has declared Mt Kenya a world heritage site. The safest time to climb Mt Kenya is during the dry season between December and February.

Safari in the Masai Mara and Amboseli National Park
If you go to Kenya a safari is a must, as these national reserves define Kenya. It is not easy to choose which of the many parks and reserves to visit, but the Masai Mara National Reserve and Amboseli National Park are the most spectacular and you'll have a big chance there to encounter all of the 'Big Five' animals (rhinos, elephants, lions, leopards and buffaloes). As these are the most popular, you may want to choose Saiwa Swamp National Park, which draws little to no tourists, but it's small and only accessible by foot. Aberdare and Mount Elgon national parks also draw few tourists, despite magnificent landscapes and good opportunities for wildlife viewing. One tip if you can go between July and October you will see the great wildebeest migration, one of Earth's spectacular shows!

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Languages Used as a Medium of Teaching
  • English

Cost in US$:

Contact Provider for Cost Details

Cost Include Description:

Accommodation: volunteer dormitories at the local school
Food: 3 meals per day
Airport pick up and drop off from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport
Weekly laundry service
Training: pre-departure information pack & on-site orientation
Daily transfers to and from your project.
Support: 24 hour support from on-site coordinator
Activities: staff help organise weekend activities (activity fee costs paid locally), including Masai Mara National Reserve, trips to the Kenyan Coast, Lamu Getaway, and/or a balloon ride over the Maru reserve

Credit Available


Volunteer Types
  • Animal Welfare
  • Wildlife
  • Water Projects
  • Teaching
  • Education
  • Eco-Tourism
  • Conservation
  • Human Rights
  • Community Development
  • Childcare & Children
  • Building & Construction Projects
Typical Volunteer
A Kaya volunteer shows enthusiasm, spirit and life to stimulate and bring something new to the residents; love, patience and a listening ear for the people; and a good motivator with a positive and optimistic attitude.
Age Range
This Program is open to

Worldwide Participant. This Program is also open to Couples and Individuals.

Typical Living Arrangements
  • Dormitory

Participants Travel to Kenya

Independently or in Groups

Application Process Involves
  • Online Application
  • Resume
  • Phone/Video Interview
Year Founded