Kenya - Safari & Conservation – Volunteer Vacations | Discover Corps

Kenya – Safari & Conservation

Scout for lions, cheetah, and elephants while lending a hand with conservationists that protect these exquisite creatures. The African savannah will be your back yard from our award-winning luxury tented camps.

$4,595 Adult* / $3,795 Child*


Our Purpose

Kenya’s wildlife is world-famous, but it’s also under threat from poaching, climate change and development. Team up with local organizations in observing and safeguarding these magnificent creatures on a trip where you’ll get close to lions, cheetah, elephants, meet the last two remaining northern white rhinos, and more. To achieve our purpose, you’ll collect data on drives around game reserves, meet organizations who are heading up conservation efforts and rehabilitating injured and orphaned animals, and learn from anti-poaching teams as they work in the savannah.

This will be a truly up close and personal experience with wildlife in East Africa, but you will also have the chance to connect with community projects and those who call the region home. Visit the Maa Trust and Kazuri beads, two women’s empowerment initiatives, walk cattle home to their boma with a Maasai herder, and visit a Maasai village for an intimate experience into their culture and everyday life.  Watch the video to the right to hear from one of our guides to learn more about the trip!

Volunteer Time = 9 hours (3 half-days)


What You'll Do

Over the course of 10 days, you’ll be immersed into an African safari experience unlike any other. Go behind-the-scenes at some of Kenya’s most renowned wildlife-viewing areas and lend a hand on projects directly benefiting some of East Africa’s most famous animal species. Whether you’re experiencing a private interaction with the world’s last two Northern White rhinos, tracking lions alongside a local conservationist, collecting data on different species’ population numbers in the Kenyan Savannah, learning from a local elephant-orphan rescue center, or meeting a conservancy’s anti-poaching dog unit, this will be arguably the most up close and personal experience with wildlife in East Africa. Throughout the experience, take time to relax and absorb the natural beauty from the veranda of your luxury tented camp.

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What You'll See

We’ll introduce you to many different conservation approaches happening all across Kenya and offer behind-the-scenes access to a large variety of community projects. Venture out on game drives to spot the iconic wildlife of the Kenyan Savannah including lions, elephants, hippos, cheetah, giraffe, and much more. Along the way, meet the dogs of the anti-poaching squad to learn about their role in conservation, meet chimpanzees who were rescued from the black market, learn about the last two remaining Northern White rhinos from their full-time caretakers, meet baby elephants who were orphaned and rescued and learn how they will be reintroduced into the wild, and much more. You will also participate in tracking and recording lion behavior with a lion researcher group in Ol’ Pejeta Conservancy, a population data collection with the Mara Naboisho Conservancy, participate in removing alien vegetation that is poisonous to the animals, and more.

On the cultural side of the trip, join local Maasai tribesmen on a nature walk to a traditional village in the heart of the reserve. Experience a way of life that is nearing extinction in today’s world. Journey to several women’s empowerment organizations to learn about the successes and struggles of those who call the region home.

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Optional Post-Trip Extension

Zanzibar Island (3 Days/ 2 Nights)

Your journey doesn’t have to end in Kenya! Opt-for a post-trip extension and complement your time in the Mara with an Indian Ocean island adventure. Explore the winding streets of Stone Town venturing through the former Slave Market, the Sultan’s Palace and the Old Arab Fort on a guided tour. Along the way, experience modern-day island life in the

coastal spice and fish markets. Venture offshore to idyllic Prison Island and scout for the island’s famous giant tortoises at a sanctuary, relax on powder white beaches, swim in crystal blue waters, and opt for optional snorkel along the shore. Visit here to learn more about this 4 Day/3 Night extension.

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Where You'll Stay

Over the course of 10 days, experience our portfolio of unique properties set amongst the stunning natural surroundings of Kenya’s vast plains. Begin the trip with three nights at Sweetwaters Luxury Tented Camp in Ol Pejeta Conservancy. A sheltered oasis clustered around a water hole that attracts wildlife from the surrounding reserve, the luxury tents feature en suite bathrooms & private verandas that offer unrivaled wildlife viewing from the comfort of your room. Continue on for two nights at Acacia Tree Lodge, a hotel where 100% of the proceeds from your stay go to support the Kibera slums. End the experience with four nights at Encounter Mara & Naboisho Camps, two award-winning high-end luxury camp in the famous Mara Naboisho Conservancy. Shaded by thick acacia forest, enjoy some of the best game views in Africa. From the sounds of lions roaring in the distance to its exquisite menu of local and international cuisine, this will be an unforgettable 5-star experience.

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Stephanie T.

Houston, TX

Traveler's Journal

“Our experience in Kenya with Discover Corps was nothing short of profound. I wanted my children to get something from the experience – not just a standard vacation. We got exactly that. My kids were blown away by our guide and couldn’t wait to wake up each day and track a new animal in the park. They are now raving about this to their friends and even want to work with wildlife when they are older!”

Dates and Fees

We offer several Family Friendly dates, to help families book travel around common school vacation times

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10 Days/9 Nights

Program Cost: $4,895 Adult* / $3,995 Child*

2019 Dates

August 25-September 3, 2019

October 13-22, 2019

November 24-December 3, 2019

December 22-31, 2019

2020 Dates

February 2-11, 2020

March 29-April 7, 2020

May 31-June 9, 2020

June 14-23, 2020

June 21-20, 2020

June 28-July 7, 2020

July 5-14, 2020

July 26-August 4, 2020

August 9-18, 2020

September 6-15, 2020

October 11-20, 2020

November 22-December 1, 2020

December 20-29, 2020

 

What's Included

Our trips are inclusive of all activities, lodging, transport and meals to make your experience hassle-free.  Here’s a sample of what’s included:

  • 3 nights lodging at luxury tented camp in Ol Pejeta Conservancy
  • 2 nights lodging at Acacia Tree Lodge in Nairobi
  • 4 nights lodging at luxury tented camp in Mara Naboisho Conservancy
  • All meals throughout the trip, including one soft drink, local beer, or local wine with lunch and dinner
  • Wildlife safaris in Ol Pejeta and Mara Naboisho Conservancies
  • Expert local guides that are there to support, inform and guide you throughout the trip
  • Reliable in-country transportation with experienced drivers
  • Admissions and entrance fees to national parks, historic sites and other scheduled events throughout the trip
  • An active daily itinerary including speakers, day trips and projects with local conservationists
  • All gratuities for hotels, meals, baggage & transportation
  • All land transportation during the trip
  • $50,000 emergency medical evacuation insurance
  • Trip literature
  • Turnkey customer support from preparing for your trip to arrival back home

What’s not included:

  • International Airfare
  • Tips for Discover Corps Guide
  • Alcoholic beverages beyond one per lunch and dinner
  • Optional Zanzibar Extension (and $350 one-way flight supplement)
  • Kenya visa

Alumni & Family Discounts, Monthly Payment Plans, and More

Repeat travelers and groups are eligible for discounts. Looking for a payment plan to help manage your trip? Learn more here.

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