Big Cat & Elephant Research & Conservation

Maasai Mara, Kenya

→ Prices start from US$3,295  for 2 weeks

Wildlife Conservation Volunteering

Welcome to the region, recognised as the ‘true’ home of African wildlife. We are at the forefront of ensuring that Africa’s precious wildlife will always have a place on our planet, conducting vital research & lending an important hand in the important physical conservation work.  

To make it even better, you will be based in the world-famous Maasai Mara, home to some of Africa’s most iconic big 5 species. 

Your Project, Your Purpose

Get ready for a real insight into conservation and gain valuable knowledge about what it takes to preserve the future of Africa’s most incredible wildlife species.

Due to habitat loss and human-wildlife conflict, the great migration of over 1,4 million wildebeest is under threat. We could lose this in the next 5 years.

The reduced natural habitat for hunting for predators has resulted in an increase of human-wildlife conflict as these predators occasionally turn to livestock for survival; the time is now to make a difference.

We are committed to finding a solution, to ensure these magnificent creatures will always have a place on this planet. Discover the beauty of the untouched, unspoilt bush; with roaming lion, hyena, wildebeest and antelope right on your doorstep, from the safety of our rustic African camp.

Based just to the north of the world-famous Maasai Mara, contingent with the Serengeti National Park; where else do you have the opportunity to witness the “Greatest Wildlife show on the planet,” with the annual great migration of wildebeest; one of Africa’s most extraordinary cycles of life. 

Join our team in the Pardamat Conservation Area, a newly established conservancy and a key area in the Greater Maasai Mara Ecosystem. Conduct applied wildlife research on four of Africa’s most iconic animals– the lion, cheetah, african wild dog and the majestic elephant. This program gives you a unique opportunity to experience one of Africa’s foremost biodiversity hotspots.

Witness spectacular displays of wildlife in their natural environment whilst conducting important research that contributes to the long term conservation.

Most of the volunteer work and research will be done in the Parmadat Conservation Area. There will also be occasional visits to neighbouring conservancies such as the Naibosho Conservancy as well as the opportunity to visit the Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Program Highlights

  • Travel to the world famous Greater Maasai Mara Ecosystem to help with important research on some of Africa’s most iconic wildlife.
  • Meet and work alongside like minded people in one of the most beautiful places on earth.
  • Get your hands dirty and partake in physical conservation activities.
  • Learn about the Masai Culture and the importance of wildlife.
  • During school time, visit local schools and get involved with local wildlife clubs.

2 weeks – US$3,295

4 weeks – US$4,395

6 weeks – US$5,495

8 weeks – US$6,595

10 weeks – US$7,695

12 weeks – US$8,795

Project Start Dates: Every Second Monday