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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

Project Costs

Starfish SculptureThe cost for 2 weeks is £980 and 4 weeks is £1550. Please email aaron@workingabroad.com if you are interested in coming for longer than 4 weeks. This includes:

  • One day time meal at lunchtime on weekdays (the rest is self-catered)
  • Quality accommodation in the Lallies House
  • Airport transfers from Malindi
  • All training and supervision by Project Manager and Volunteer Co-ordinator
  • WorkingAbroad Projects backup and placement support
  • Cleaning is also included in the price and laundry can be done at minimal extra cost paid in local currency

Not included in this cost:

  • The airfare to and from Malindi (local airport)
  • Travel/medical insurance and personal expenses

Payment Terms

To secure your placement on the project, you will need to complete and submit the application form with your application payment of £180 (included in the total project costs listed above). If for some reason your application is not accepted, we will reimburse this payment fully. However, for those who are accepted, you will be required to pay the remaining balance 2 months before arrival. Once we have confirmed your place, you will receive an information package on the project background, your role as a volunteer, the work you will do, suggested items to bring, how to travel there and so on.

Project Dates

Sea turtle on the beach in Watamu

Volunteers can join from 2 weeks minimum – 6 places are available per week, starting on a Monday and leaving on Sundays. Please email aaron@workingabroad.com for any questions or if you want to select some dates that are not listed below.

You can take part in the Watamu Turtle Watch programme throughout the year as the ‘By-Catch’ release programme operates the whole time. The Rehabilitation centre also operates all year round but is particularly busy during August and November / December. The peak nesting season is from May to August but occasionally we get turtles nesting throughout the year.

Start End Availability
October 28th 2019 November 10th 2019
November 11th 2019 November 24th 2019
November 25th 2019 December 8th 2019
January 6th 2020 January 19th 2020
January 20th 2020 February 2nd 2020
February 3rd 2020 February 16th 2020
February 17th 2020 March 1st 2020
March 2nd 2020 March 15th 2020
March 16th 2020 March 29th 2020
March 30th 2020 April 12th 2020
April 13th 2020 April 26th 2020
April 27th 2020 May 10th 2020
May 11th 2020 May 24th 2020
May 25th 2020 June 7th 2020
June 8th 2020 June 21st 2020
June 22nd 2020 July 5th 2020
July 6th 2020 July 19th 2020
July 20th 2020 August 2nd 2020
August 3rd 2020 August 16th 2020
August 17th 2020 August 30th 2020
August 31st 2020 September 13th 2020
September 14th 2020 September 27th 2020
September 28th 2020 October 11th 2020
October 12th 2020 October 25th 2020
October 26th 2020 November 8th 2020
November 9th 2020 November 22nd 2020
November 23rd 2020 December 6th 2020
Watamu Sea Turtle Volunteer Project, Kenya

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