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Rothschild Giraffe and Wildlife Conservation in Kenya.


Kenya: Naivasha, Nakuru, Rural Areas

Program Duration

1-2 Weeks, 5-8 Weeks, 7-12 Months

Travel Types

  • Backpacking
  • Birdwatching
  • Eco Tours
  • Ecology
  • Nature Tours
  • Off Road Driving
  • Vacation Packages


  • English

Program Fees Include:

Includes: Airport pick up and drop off (at closest airport), Accommodation, On-site training, Donation to Placement Partner, AEI Travel Manual, $10 Credit in our Zazzle store (towards the purchase of recycled water bottles, reusable bags, etc), American and Canadian clients get 50% off at the online AEI IceBreaker store, Emergency support while at Placement, Carbon credits to offset 3 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions, Premium Individual Travel Insurance (up to $500, 000 USD in emergency medical coverage), Travel discounts (through automatic membership to a volunteer only travel discount program), 24/7 Travel and emergency assistance.
Excludes: Flights, Meals, Entry visa costs ,International and domestic airport taxes, Immunizations and medications. Note: The rabies vaccine is recommended but not required for this Experience however, if volunteers are interested in becoming rabies vaccinated, the average cost is $600- $1000 in North America.

Accommodation: You will be placed in the home of a local family or living in a cabin in the local park, depending on the conservancy. AEI believes that home stays offer you the best experience during your time in Kenya by allowing you to save money, while providing you with an easy way to integrate into Kenyan culture. The cabins that we have volunteers stay are located in the conservancy and therefore are remote but very beautiful. They have full kitchens and running water (it is only drinkable once treated). Volunteers must prepare their own meals if they are staying in the cabins. All of our home stays have been selected by an approved AEI Destination Management Company.

Experience Required


Volunteer Types

  • Agriculture
  • Animal Welfare
  • Business
  • Community Development
  • Conservation
  • Eco-tourism
  • Environment
  • Public Health
  • Small Business Development
  • Tree Planting
  • Wildlife

This Program is open to

Australian, Canadian, European, American, Asian, Worldwide, Kiwi and South African Participants.

Application Process Involves

  • Written Application
  • Letters of Reference
  • Phone/Video Interview
  • In-Person Interview when Feasible
  • Physical Exam/Health Records
  • Transcript
  • Resume
  • Online Application
  • Disciplinary Clearance Form

Typically The Application Process Time is

2-3 days