Horse riding and wildlife conservation in Kenya


The experience

Help needed for private horse yard with eight horses, in a wildlife conservation area one hours drive outside of Nairobi, Kenya, in open beautiful savanna landscape with plenty of zebras, giraffes, wildebeests, gazelles and more. Work consists of general yard and horse duties along with opportunity to engage in environmental or wildlife conservation.


What you offer

25 hours of help per week

Animal Care: Help look after and take care of animals.

Social Work: Help with volunteer work in local projects and communities.


What you get

2 days off per week

Private Room: You will have a bed in a private room. In other words, a room just for you.

Breakfast: You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.

Free Laundry: You can use our laundry room freely.

Get free drinks or beverages.: Drink up! Get free and tasty drinks for yourself.

Bikes at your disposal: You can use our bikes any time you want.

Pick Up: We will pick you up when you arrive, and take you to our property.

Use our equipped kitchen: Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.


Requirements

Intermediate English

Between 18 and 40 years old

Only hosts solo volunteers (doesn’t accept couples or pairs)


What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa


Program Details

Help needed for private horse yard with eight horses, in Maanzoni wildlife conservation area one hours drive outside of Nairobi, Kenya, in open beautiful savanna landscape with plenty of zebras, giraffes, wildebeests, gazelles and more. Hosts are a Swedish/French UN worker couple who travels much for work, thus need another set of hands and eyes on site. Tasks consists of general yard and horse related duties along with opportunity to engage in environmental or wildlife conservation based on interest. Excellent opportunity for the wilderness lover or sports enthusiast. Access to 25m pool on site, perfect environment for walking, running, cycling or rock climbing (Lukenya Crag - at 6km distance).


Activities & Shift

General yard work approximately 4 hours daily, helping with various stable, horse and yard tasks, supervise local staff, gardening and animal care (dogs, cats, chicken, cows), riding and exercising/training/competition of horses (dressage and jumping) according to ability. Weekends mostly free and flexible arrangements regarding time off for vacation or travel. Opportunity based on interest to help the local resident association and Kenya Wildlife Service rangers with environmental and wildlife conservation tasks such as patrol the area by car or horse collecting snares or track injured wildlife, or help in an ongoing giraffe research project.


Rules

Free accommodation in private self contained guest cottage with kitchenette and wifi. Food supplies are provided for own cooking. Some meals eaten with host. Pocket money paid negotiable based on experience and duration of stay. Apartment available in Nairobi for city visits.