Maasai Mara Big Cat Conservation
This project impacts on a variety of different areas in its location. The main objective is to contribute to the protection of lions, leopards, cheetahs and wild dogs. As a volunteer you will be working in the across the conservancy assisting with the objectives of the ‘Mara Predator Conservation Program’.
What will I be doing?
Monitoring the wildlife’s behavioural patterns, movement patters, density of species and most importantly collecting data for the databases across the Naboisho Conservancy and other organisations who help maintain the Maasai Mara Reserve, is so important to secure the future of the habitats and endangered species. Since this area is so vast, it makes a huge difference to have volunteers helping add to the data so that more areas can be covered.
You will also take part in helping run the Koiyaki Guiding School which is a program from the Kenyan locals who are training to become safari guides as well as teaching in the local school to better the education of that area and help more of the locals find jobs.
Accommodation: You have the choice of staying in a single safari tent, a large safari tent or a rustic shared dormitory. The accommodation site is based in the middle of the bush so be prepared to be taken off the grid and allowed time to unwind with African wildlife at your doorstep. You will get three meals a day and drinking water provided.
This project is located on Southwestern boarder of the Great Rift Valley next to the Maasai Mara National Reserve. The Maasai Mara is known to have the highest wildlife density on the continent, so you will get a true African wildlife experience.