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Watamu Sea Turtle Volunteer Project, Kenya

2 Weeks+ from

£980
18+
minimum age

  • Contribute to sea turtle conservation and research
  • Join night patrols to protect turtle nests on the beach
  • Get involved with the local community on awareness projects
  • Enjoy the beautiful Watamu coastline and its biodiversity
Overview

Overview

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.

Testimonial

Testimonial

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 

Video

Click to watch a video of a rehabilitated sea turtle being released back into the ocean at the project!

Highlights

Highlights

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.

Location

Location

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.

Free Time

Free Time

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.

Watamu Sea Turtle Volunteer Project, Kenya

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