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.

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, and more. To achieve our purpose, you’ll collect data on drives around game reserves, meet Masai herders who are heading up conservation efforts, and join anti-poaching teams as they work in the savannah.

Whether you’re viewing the world’s last remaining northern white rhinos, tracking lions alongside a local conservationist or collecting data on cheetahs in the Kenyan savannah, this will be a truly up close and personal experience with wildlife in East Africa. Watch the video to the right to hear from one of our guides, Zarek, to learn more about the trip!

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 viewing the world’s last remaining white rhinos, tracking lions alongside a local conservationist or collecting data on cheetahs in the Kenyan Savannah, 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.

What You'll See

We’ll introduce you to a side of East Africa very few people have access to. Venture out on game drives to spot the iconic wildlife of the Kenyan Savannah including lions, elephants & giraffe. Along the way, hop out and learn to identify paw prints to track the movement of wildlife in the park. Join local Masai 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 only place in Kenya to see chimpanzees and see how these beautiful creatures are rescued from the black market and re-introduced to the wild.

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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 on the Serengeti 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 snorkel along the shore. Learn more about this 3 Day/2 Night extension here.

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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 Brackenhurst, an eco-hotel overlooking sprawling botanic gardens. 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.

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

2019 Dates

March 17-26, 2019

May 19-28, 2019

June 9-18, 2019

June 30-July 9, 2019

July 21-30, 2019

August 4-13, 2019

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


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 Brackenhurst eco-hotel
  • 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

Repeat travelers and groups are eligible for discounts and special deals.

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