Kenya

Widely recognised as the best place in the world to go on safari and renowned for it’s friendly, hospitable people, we can’t find a reason not to recommend a visit to Kenya. Take in one of the biggest annual herbivore migrations in the world, experience the world-class diving off the Palm tree-lined white sand beaches of the coast or witness two million flamingos congregating on lake Nakuru.

Immerse yourself in this amazing country when you volunteer on a variety of community and conservation projects, including wildlife conservation and research, marine conservation, teaching, construction, sports and much more.

With a variety of community and conservation projects available, there are plenty of ways a volunteer in Kenya can become immersed in this incredible country! Palm tree-lined coastline and reserves bursting with wildlife (boasting the big five and more!) lie waiting for a volunteer in Kenya to discover…volunteer in Kenya and discover the real Africa.

OUR PROGRAMS IN Kenya

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Volunteer at an Orphanage in Kenya

Africa - Kenya - Mombasa
Visit the vibrant coastal city of Mombasa and volunteer at a children's center which provides education to vulnerable children

Program Type

Volunteering

Duration

2 - 24 weeks

Price from

£895.00

"I felt confident teaching from the training and being able to observe the actual teachers beforehand. Having another volunteer with you really helped the lessons as there was less chance of ideas running out or being overwhelmed by the children needing help. Trips to Mombasa Old Town, Diani and Malindi were wonderful. I felt safe and secure thanks to the staff who were always friendly, chatty and helpful. A GVI project gives you more of an experience than a holiday , and you feel as though you’re contributing positively to the community rather than just observing it as an outsider."

- Kieran Aldred - United Kingdom
Wildlife Conservation

Volunteer with Monkeys in Kenya

Africa - Kenya - Shimoni
Discover the Shimoni Archipelago and contribute to the conservation of one of Kenya's most critical populations of Angolan black and white colobus monkeys

Program Type

Volunteering

Duration

2 - 12 weeks

Price from

£965.00

"Waking up and having your breakfast whilst watching Sykes monkeys in the trees or fish eagles gliding overhead, then clambering up and down over logs and bushes of this lush-green forest, hopefully finding Colobus monkeys, yellow baboons, or more Sykes monkeys was all amazing. Doing butterfly sweep nets catching, identifying and holding a butterfly in your hands was unbelievable. Inputting the data from the day and having the afternoon/night to do anything you want was great. Most nights I chose just to sit and watch the unbelievable stars! Then going to bed knowing you get to do all that again tomorrow was just fantastic!"

- Sean Smith - United Kingdom
Marine Conservation

Volunteer with Dolphins in Kenya

Africa - Kenya - Shimoni
Visit Kenya's beautiful Shimoni Archipelago and assist with valuable dolphin research in the stunning Kisite-Mpunguti marine protected area

Program Type

Volunteering

Duration

2 - 12 weeks

Price from

£1,125.00

"The staff were EXCELLENT. I was totally impressed by their enthusiasm, commitment and levels of knowledge. Every staff member was friendly, approachable and I felt that everyone was really excited to be there. It was also impeccably organised, safety was taken very seriously and the training provided was thorough and rigourous. But at the same time we were made to feel like we were also there to have fun, and lots of extras things were organised to make us have as much fun as possible."

- Zoe Muller - United Kingdom
Wildlife Conservation
Marine Conservation
Teaching
Multifocus

Community and Conservation Expedition in Kenya

Africa - Kenya - Shimoni
Assist on a range of projects and make a real contribution to wildlife studies and capacity building, while experiencing the best of Kenya’s dynamic landscapes

Program Type

Volunteering

Duration

4 - 24 weeks

Price from

£1,605.00

"My stay in Kenya was the best few weeks of my life, I was so impressed with GVI and love love loved the project, so much so I plan to get my environmental science degree done then hope to come back and do an internship with you guys. You were wicked, the staff and interns were awesome, the work was so interesting and I learnt a hell of a lot. My only regret is that I didn’t stay longer. So…my point is “asante sana” to you and GVI, for the wicked experience, the fun and the inspiration. Hope to see you again one day!"

- Emily Belton - Denmark
Healthcare

Volunteer Healthcare Project in Kenya

Africa - Kenya - Shimoni
Discover Kenya's beautiful Shimoni archipelago, learn to speak Swahili and contribute to critical health outreach programs in rural communities

Program Type

Volunteering

Duration

2 - 12 weeks

Price from

£925.00

"The whole experience was just amazing. Living in such basic conditions, our contact with nature, the local community and other volunteers made this experience even more memorable and unforgettable. I would say it’s the best thing I’ve done so far (and I’ve experienced many challenges) – thank you!!! I just loved every single minute of it! Great staff and atmosphere. The whole organisation is very well run and organized, which is very important. Your website is fantastic and gives lots of important info."

- Mira Kardys - United Kingdom
Wildlife Conservation

Conservation Internship in Kenya

Africa - Kenya - Shimoni
Gain experience undertaking biological surveys on critical dolphin and primate research projects before helping manage and operate the projects based in Kenya's stunning Shimoni Archipelago

Program Type

Internship

Duration

24 weeks

Price from

£4,710.00

"Working daily in the Shimoni forest for two weeks was incredible; a must for lovers of nature and the great outdoors. I can say without a doubt that the work GVI is doing in Shimoni – in partnership with the local organisations – is truly important for the preservation of the forests unique biodiversity."

- Matthew Sherman - Australia
Volunteer with Children
Teaching

Community Development Internship in Kenya

Africa - Kenya - Shimoni
Get a broad range of experience when you join a community development internship and work placement in Kenya’s spectacular Shimoni Archipelago.

Program Type

Internship

Duration

24 weeks

Price from

£4,710.00

"The community is fantastic; extremely welcoming. You get a true taste of African life. The kids never forget your name, and you literally get treated as part of the family. It’s an experience of a life time."

- Melissa Pepper - USA
Construction

Tsavo Cultural Immersion for Youth

Africa - Kenya - Shimoni
Travel to Kenya’s Tsavo West National Park and volunteer alongside members of the local community, building essential infrastructure.

Program Type

Under 18

Duration

2 weeks

Price from

£1,150.00

Wildlife Conservation
Teaching
Multifocus

Volunteer Explorer Kenya and Seychelles

Africa - Kenya - Seychelles - Mahe and Curieuse - Shimoni
Volunteer on a range of focus areas including marine and primate research, community development and terrestrial conservation in both Kenya and the Seychelles.

Program Type

Volunteering

Duration

8 weeks

Price from

£3,950.00

"I just recently returned from Kenya and was very impressed with GVI. All of the programs are very dynamic and seem to be extremely effective. In particular, the program in the Taveta region is spectacular and the people are amazing! I will be making ongoing donations to this program to help the communities, and purchase needed supplies for the products they are making, such as jam pots, sugar, beads, kangas, etc. My hope is that in a couple of years I can come back to this region and see what progress has been made."

- Jennifer LeClair - USA
Wildlife Conservation
Multifocus

Conservation Volunteer Explorer in Kenya and South Africa

Africa - Kenya - South Africa - Limpopo and KZN - Shimoni
Volunteer on a range of focuses including primate research, community development and terrestrial conservation across both Kenya and South Africa.

Program Type

Volunteering

Duration

8 weeks

Price from

£4,360.00

"I was impressed with the website – it provided a lot of information and looked professional, which made me more confident in the program. I also was interested in doing an expedition with a variety of activities, which GVI provided. Overall, I appreciated the diversity of the projects and the people. The location went beyond my expectations, and I enjoyed moving back and forth from Mkwiro to Shimoni to Kidong. I really appreciated GVI’s dedication to sustainable development and conservation. Personally, I enjoyed learning new skills that I would otherwise not have had an opportunity to use."

- Jennifer Vitello - USA
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