The farm is located in a rural area, in the Great African Rift Valley in Kenya. The farm has adopted an eco-responsible approach since its opening to the public in 2008. They lead actions that contribute to the protection of biodiversity and local development. It takes about 4 hours to drive from the farm to Nairobi.
– Maintenance of the property so that the animals, staff members and future eco-volunteers can enjoy appropriate comfort.
– Inventory of animal and plant species and study of the behavior of domestic and wild animals (especially monkey families, but also tree damsels and birds).
– Making harnesses specially designed in order to limit the pain inflicted on the donkeys and setting up awareness actions with the population.
– Collecting waste during visits to villages and natural sites.
– Introduction to Swahili, conservation education, courses on animal behavior, the different Kenyan ethnic groups, local cuisine.
– Excursions to Nyahururu (Thompson Falls, hippos, St. Martin’s Mission), Mary’s Village (Catholic mission and basilica), Igana view point, Berea tea and coffee farm.
Duration in weeks
The camp is simple and rustic, with 6 bandas (African Kalenjin-style huts) consisting of one bedroom and one bathroom. It has 3 double rooms and 3 twin rooms. Shower with hot water (wood heating). Solar panels for electricity. Spring water on tap. Possibility of triple room for a couple with child.
The restaurant at the edge of the lake can accommodate 16 people. The cook serves simple and varied meals (local and international cuisine). Solar panels for electricity. The atmosphere is family, warm and relaxed. The place is conducive to reconnecting with nature and oneself.
This Ecovolunteer trip can be done as a family with your children. Ideally from 7 years old, which will allow your children to fully experience the program with the locals.
Practical information to prepare your departure
1. You will receive a supply kit for the children and a T-shirt.
2. Hiking boots, sportswear, comfortable clothing, a vest, sweater, k-way because it often rains, your toiletries. Towels and sheets are provided.
3. Have your program materials printed and take the time to watch the explanatory videos before departure.
4. If you want to buy local souvenirs, bring an envelope.
5. The visa can be done directly at the airport. It is quick and easy.
– Minimum age 18 or minors accompanied by an adult.
– Intermediate level of English (understanding and speaking).
– Travel insurance required.
What we ask of volunteers:
– Ability to live in a group.
– Spirit of initiative.
– Good physical condition.
– Love of nature and domestic and wild animals.
– Desire to discover Africa and its inhabitants.