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Day 1 Nairobi (1D)

Arrive at any time between 6am and 9pm. You are met and transferred to the volunteer house in Brackenhurst, where you spend the night.

Arrive at any time between 6am and 9pm. You are met and transferred to the volunteer house in Brackenhurst, where you spend the night.

Day 2 Masai Mara (1B,1L,1D)

Transfer to the Masai Mara reserve, where you settle for the next few weeks.

Transfer to the Masai Mara reserve, where you settle for the next few weeks.

Day 3 Masai Mara Volunteer Project (1B,1L,1D)

Transfer to the Mara Naboisho Conservancy in the heart of the Masai Mara eco system. Once you have settled in, you will have an orientation meeting about your upcoming program.

Transfer to the Mara Naboisho Conservancy in the heart of the Masai Mara eco system. Once you have settled in, you will be briefed on the itinerary of the orientation program. You will receive a detailed Welcome Pack, which will contain all the important information you may need. You will be orientated to the area that you will be living in, as well as be shown the areas that you will be volunteering in. In the next few days, you will visit the project sites and be introduced to the relevant projects, key people and volunteer coordinators that you will be working closely with.

Day 4-15 Masai Mara Volunteer Project (7B,7L,7D)

Immerse yourself in wildlife and local culture. Activities can vary, but may include: assist in data collection on lion, cheetah, and elephants, guided by experienced field staff, work alongside local Masai expert instructors in training and educating stu

Immerse yourself in wildlife and local culture. Activities can vary, but may include: assist in data collection on lion, cheetah, and elephants, guided by experienced field staff, work alongside local Masai expert instructors in training and educating students from the surrounding Masai community to be safari guides, be involved in helping to improve the facilities of a Masai school located on the edge of the Masai Mara ecosystem, get a taste of the Kenyan / Masai culture; learn a bit of Swahili & Masai (Maa). A day in the life of a Masai Mara Volunteer: The proposed schedule will be subject to change at any time - but gives a general idea of what a normal week is like for volunteers: Monday 06:30 - 07:30 Practical activities with student guides eg. Guided walks, bird walks etc. 07.30 - 08.00 Breakfast 08:00 - 10:00 English/Cultural lesson with student guides 10:00 - 10:30 Break 10:30 - 13:00 Elephant Research Project 13:00 - 14:00 Lunch 14:00 - 16:00 KGS tree nursery / resource room development. Optional: Nkoilale Market Visit. 17:00 - 19:00 Big cat monitoring 19:00+ Dinner & Free time Tuesday 07:00 - 09:00 Wildlife count / Cheetah monitoring 09:00 - 10:00 Breakfast 10:00 - 12:30 Wildlife count / Cheetah monitoring 13:00 - 14:00 Lunch 14:00 - 17:00 Data input / Lessons preparation 17:00 - 20:00 Big Cat Monitoring Drive / Dinner 20:00 + Free Time Wednesday 07:00 - 08:00 Breakfast 08:00 - 10:00 English/Cultural lesson with student guides 10:00 - 10:30 Tea 10:30 - 13:00 Elephant monitoring 13:00 - 14:00 Lunch 14:00 - 18:00 Community Outreach (Women's group) / Cheetah monitoring 18:00 - 19:00 Dinner 19:00+ Free time (Occasional: Video with KGS Students) Thursday 06:30 - 09:00 Wildlife Count / Cheetah monitoring 09:00 - 10:00 Breakfast 10:00 - 12:30 Wildlife Count / Cheetah monitoring 13:00 - 14:00 Lunch 14:00 - 16:00 Data input / Lesson Prep - Olesere Primary School 16:00 - 20:00 Big Cat Monitoring Drive / Dinner 20:00 Free time Friday 06:30 - 07:30 Practical activities with student guides eg. guided walk / bird walk 07:30 - 08:00 Breakfast 08:30 - 12:00 Elephant Research 13:00 - 14:00 Lunch 14:00 - 17:00 Olesere Primary School - wildlife conservation club 18:00 - 19:00 Dinner 19:00+ Free time / Friday Fire Night Saturday 08:00 - 10:00 Breakfast 10:00 + Free time - optional activities available Sunday Free Time

Day 16 Nairobi (1B,1L)

Transfer back to Nairobi for your last night.

Transfer back to Nairobi for your last night.

Day 17 Nairobi (1B)

Depart at any time.

Depart at any time.

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