Kenya, on the east coast of the African continent, boasts incredibly magnificent and diverse landscapes, wildlife and people. It has breathtakingly deep-red sunsets, dark mossy forests, golden savannahs, azure waters, white sands and when hit just right by the sun, a fiery Mount Kenya. The biodiversity only adds more colour to these terrains as red elephants, pink flamingos and rainbow coral reefs are abound. The multi-ethnic constitution of the country complements this colour. It is a place where African, Arabic and European influences mesh to form a vibrant array of culture and tradition – as well as some delicious, spicy food.
Volunteering in Kenya offers the chance to take part in sea turtle and marine conservation programmes in Watamu. Kenya is one of the perfect destinations for travellers looking to make a real difference. Did you know, Kenyan environmentalist Professor Wangari Maathai was the first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004 with her contribution to sustainable development and democracy? Her attitude towards nature has inspired many and continues to be cultivated in the country and, hopefully, across the world.