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Often referred to by anthropologists as “the cradle of humanity”, Kenya provides the opportunity to travel, explore and experience a country with such a climatic variance that it can support a diverse range of wildlife.
Home to the famous Masai Mara, where the annual Wildebeest and Zebra migration takes place, Kenya offers incredible wildlife-watching opportunities and the Great Rift Valley is where the earliest evidence of man’s ancestors was discovered.
The expedition includes a visit to Ol Pejeta Conservancy, a 90,000 acre private conservancy in the Laikipia District of Kenya, home to the endangered black and white rhino as well as the endangered Grevy’s zebra. Within the Conservancy is the Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary. Most of the chimpanzees at this sanctuary are orphans, whilst others are rescued pets. The aim of the centre is to rehabilitate the chimpanzees into as natural an environment as possible, and to provide education about the sanctuary and conservation. Volunteers on previous expeditions worked with local education programmes and supported sanctuary staff, producing educational content to be used in schools and on-site at the sanctuary.
From Coral reefs and white beaches to staggering mountainscapes, Kenya is a varied and mysterious country. A poignant place to consider the lives of other primates; Kenya will not disappoint.
Kenya Expedition Overview (PDF)
For more information please contact a member of the Great Primate Handshake team at firstname.lastname@example.org
Apply to join the Kenya Expedition here.