• Gap Year in Kenya
  • Community Volunteering in Kenya
  • Wildlife Volunteering in Kenya
  • Volunteering in Kenya at Camp Kenya
  • Volunteering in Kenya at Camp Kenya
  • Volunteering in Kenya at Camp Kenya
  • Volunteering in Kenya at Camp Kenya
  • Volunteering in Kenya at Camp Kenya
  • Volunteering in Kenya at Camp Kenya
  • Volunteering in Kenya on your Gap Year

Volunteering in Kenya - Camp Kenya

Kenya is a really popular choice for a gap year experience because it has so much to offer; world-class beaches, abundant wildlife, jaw-dropping scenery, and some of the warmest and friendliest people you are ever likely to meet.  

From vast open savannahs and deserts to beautiful coral reefs; equatorial rainforests to mighty snow-capped mountains, the sheer diversity and beauty of Kenya offers you limitless opportunities to explore and get a true taste of Africa, away from the well trodden backpacker route.

"Thank you for the opportunity to go out to Africa. It has always been my dream to volunteer in places like Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda. Camps has really helped me open my eyes to a new life and I am glad to say I shall be going back in years to come."


  • Work on important projects to improve the standard of living for rural Kenyan communities
  • Participate in ongoing conservation initiatives to protect wildlife and the environment
  • Learn about elephant conservation
  • Safari in one of Kenya’s premier National Parks
  • Marine and primate conservation programme  (2 and 3 month itineraries only)
  • Indian Ocean beach and Kenya bush location
  • Opportunities to scuba dive or mountain trek

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What Will I Do?

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  • Tsavo Wildlife and Community

    Work on a wide range of exciting wildlife and community activities. Based in a private wildlife sanctuary, help to protect endangered animals and support local people.
  • Muhaka

    Help raise the education and healthcare standard in this rural village by improving the primary school, developing a training centre and expanding a medical dispensary.
  • Makongeni

    Help improve the quality of life for a rural Kenyan community. Work on school improvements, building homes for the elderly, sanitation projects and reforestation.
  • Marine Conservation

    Help protect this fragile ocean and coastline by working closely with local children on recycling, art and education activities designed to promote marine conservation.
  • Sports Development in Kenya

    Gain valuable skills and inspire young people by coaching sports in a rural African community. Improve sports facilities and work as a team on this rewarding expedition.
  • Permaculture Volunteering

    For those interested in working in International Development, help create a viable and truly sustainable system to address environmental degradation and food shortages.

Where Will I Stay?

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  • Camp Tsavo

    Camp Tsavo is legendary in Camps’ folklore internationally, one of our flagship camps and a place of which we are immensely proud.

  • Camp Kaya

    'Kayas' are sacred forests, and the magic of Camp Kaya lies in the overhanging forest canopies that are home to a huge array of endangered primates.

  • Camp Makongeni

    Makongeni is in a small rural community situated on the south coast of Kenya and was the first community that we partnered with back in 2003.

  • Camp Muhaka

    Camp Muhaka is located on the foothills of Shimba Hills National Reserve within a lush, fertile environment shading you from the bright, hot sun.

Volunteering in Kenya is an extremely rewarding experience. You’ll be living and working alongside local people on a wide range of initiatives designed to help improve living standards within their community. Many of the people we work with are living below the poverty line and don’t have access to proper education facilities, medical treatment or even clean drinking water, so your help is desperately needed. You will work on several different projects during your time with us, giving you the chance to benefit more than one area and see more of the country and it’s amazing people.

Our environmental and wildlife conservation projects are equally important to us, so you’ll also help protect fragile ecosystems for the benefit of the incredible wildlife that you’ll see. You’ll work in the heart of a private wildlife sanctuary that is home to elephants, cheetahs, lions and buffalos as well as going on an awesome safari; undoubtedly one of the perks of volunteering in Kenya!

And if that isn’t enough to keep you busy, you can add an adventure activity to your volunteer experience. Ever fancied learning to scuba dive or kitesurf? Or maybe climb one of Africa’s tallest mountains? Well now’s your chance! So, what are you waiting for...

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