One of the 'Seven Natural Wonders of Africa' takes place in Kenya every year between June and September: the annual animal migration, a unique spectacle that cannot be missed! Andthat's just one of the reasons why Kenya's wildlife diversity has attracted worldwide fame. Tourists visit Kenya especially for its populations of large mammals.
Unfortunately, many of these wildlife species, such as lions or rhinos, are suffering habitat loss and this, together with illegal hunting, has significantly decreased the numbers of many of the wildlife species that inhabit Kenya. This is another area of volunteer work in Kenya. As a wildlife conservation volunteer in Kenya, you would:
- help to reduce the human-animal conflict
- conserve and protect wildlife
- assist in research and data collection
- ensure that local communities could benefit from wildlife conservation and Ecotourism development
- help out at a tour guiding school for local residents to become more involved in the tourism process