Projects Abroad in Kenya

Location: Kenya: Nanyuki

Term: Spring, Summer, Winter, Trimester, Academic Year, Throughout the year, May Term

Program Duration: Summer, Alternative Spring Break, 1-2 Weeks, 2-4 Weeks, 5-8 Weeks, 9-12 Weeks, 3-6 Months, 7-12 Months

Dates: Year Round

Projects Abroad Inc 600 B Street Suite 300 San Diego, CA 92101 United States

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Phone: 1-212-244-7234

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Kenya is an enchanting East African country that spans both sides of the equator. Its incredible diversity of wildlife, landscapes, and cultures make it a great destination for volunteering. Our volunteer projects in Kenya are available for anyone interested in volunteering in the developing world, including those on a gap year, career break, or summer vacation.

Projects Abroad offers Teaching, Care, Conservation & Environment, and Medicine & Healthcare projects in the town of Nanyuki.

All Projects Abroad volunteers in Kenya live with local host families. This allows you to experience Kenya from a local’s perspective - a very different world from the often luxurious hotels of the safari industry.


Kenya is Africa's original safari destination and is famed for attracting explorers, adventurers, and travelers for centuries. From the shores of the Indian Ocean with its white sandy beaches and coral reefs to the snowcapped peaks of Mt. Kenya and the wild and vast deserts of the north, Kenya offers travelers a beauty and freedom which is hard to resist.

When you are not working this country will provide you with unlimited opportunities to travel and explore. Our base in Nakuru lies in the heart of the Great Rift Valley and visiting Lake Nakuru to see the flamingoes is a must. You could also climb the nearby Menengai Crater, the second largest volcanic crater in the world. You can visit the vibrant city of Nairobi. Even though it is a thriving and modern city it has not separated itself from the wilderness that defines Kenya. Nairobi is home to the world's only urban national park; just 20 minutes away from the city center you'll find rhino, lion, buffalo, and more all living wild and free.

At the end of your placement it's worth adding on a bit of extra travel time to experience Kenya's most famous tourist activity, the safari.

Intern Types
  • Medicine
Type of Programs
  • Community Service & Volunteering

  • English

Cost in US$:

Contact Provider for Cost Details

Cost Include Description:

Credit Available


Volunteer Types
  • Social Work
  • Dental
  • Animal Welfare
  • Youth
  • Tutor
  • Teaching
  • Orphans
  • Medicine
  • Hospital
  • Health Care
  • Health
  • English Teaching
  • Education
  • Public Health
  • Community Development
  • Childcare & Children
  • AIDS
Typical Volunteer
Open minded with a desire to travel
Age Range
This Program is open to

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

Typical Living Arrangements
  • Home-stays

Participants Travel to Kenya

Independently or in Groups

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