Join this volunteer programme and take part in the conservation of Kenya’s sea turtles. Carry out, volunteer work involving research and monitoring of nesting turtles, education and outreach as well as turtle rehabilitation in Watamu, Kenya.
My time in Watamu was incredible! Couldn’t have been better; The accommodation, the people I was able to work with and all the amazing projects I got to be a part of. I will definitely go back some time to work with them again – Sofia Gothlin, Sweden
Click to watch a video of a rehabilitated sea turtle being released back into the ocean at the project!
Help to conserve local Kenya sea turtle populations, whilst also experiencing the local culture and stunning beaches of the Watamu coastline. You will also be involved closely with the local community on awareness projects.
The Watamu area is part of a United Nations Biosphere Reserve, and so is an area of great natural beauty. There are miles of beautiful, mostly quiet, beaches with safe swimming. The coral reef is rich in marine fauna and flora, and offers excellent snorkelling and diving opportunities.
There is plenty to do during your free time in the area, including watersports, snorkeling and deep-sea sport fishing. Go for interesting walks amongst the mangroves, boat trips and bird watching. Or visit the Gede ruins, some of the oldest in the country and beautifully set in dense forest.