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Projects: Kenya 2013

Work with WWF Kenya
Kenya: Kwale District

This project will take you to tree nurseries, a national park and a sacred forest on the coast of Kenya, where you will meet the communities and conservationists who are dedicating their lives to protecting endemic species in unique habitats.

Using video, photography and graphics, you will create content that shows the threats facing wildlife and human livelihoods in this amazingly biologically diverse area of Kenya, and the range of innovative projects that have been put in place to conserve and protect species, from trees to elephants.

You will experience the beauty of coastal and forest landscapes while meeting and learning from experts in conservation, sustainable development and wildlife biology.

As content will be captured inside nature reserves and sacred forests, you will also be in with a chance of seeing iconic species such as elephant, giraffe, black and white colobus and Sykes monkeys.
This trip is perfect for someone who wants the opportunity to see the intricate links between humans, animals and plants in some of the world’s most incredible environments, and to document the efforts going in to preserving these crucially important ecosystems.

Planned Itinerary
Day 1 and 2: Orientation
Day 3 – 7: Collecting footage throughout Kwale District
Day 8-11: Compile content together
Day 12: Complete content, debrief and showcase
Cost: £850 + £100 in local currency (Kenyan shillings)

This covers:
3 meals a day
National Park entrance fees
11 nights accommodation
Use of all video equipment

Work with One Tree, One Child, One Planet
Kenya: Mombasa, Bore, Tsavo National Park
Dates: 2nd – 13th September 2013 ***TRIP FULL***

This project provides the participant with the unique opportunity of working with a remote community situated in Bore, a vast open landscape nestled between the beautiful beaches of Malindi and the magnificence of Tsavo national park.

Working as part of a team you will be creating creating a short film covering the newly created Women’s Forestry Project. This unique community-linking project, co-coordinated by Community Carbon Link, will supply over 100 women with seedlings, solar panels and solar lanterns that enable them to start carbon retentive small businesses, which protect the tropical forest resources that we all ultimately depend on.
The film you create will be used to raise awareness of community engagement and will be screened online and at several fundraising functions by Community Carbon Link, Size of Wales and One Tree, One Child, One Planet.
The trip begins on the stunning beaches of Mombasa where you can orientate yourself, learn more about the Great Primate Handshake and take a dip in the Indian Ocean.
Moving onto Bore will provide a great road trip where you can soak up the sights that coastal Kenya has to offer.
In Bore you will be bush camping in true African style underneath an amazing blanket of stars. You will get to spend time with the local Kundeni Primary School children and witness the rebuilding of the school classrooms funded by our latest campaign
As part of the community’s tree planting efforts, reinforcing information about local wildlife is key and you may get to see the wild baboon and vervet monkey troops as they pass through the areas of forest they share with the community.
Before returning to Mombasa we will take a safari through the world famous Tsavo national park where you will be on the look out for truly wild lions, elephants, rhinos and much more.
The final days of the trip will see the group return to the shores of Mombasa where the footage and other material will be edited together and completed for publication.

This trip is great for volunteers that want to experience the ‘real’ Kenya, interacting with its people and environment whilst making a significant contribution to conservation efforts.

Planned Itinerary
Day 1 & 2: Hands on training in Mombasa, Kenya
Day 3: Travel to Bore, meet the residents and tour the surrounding area.
Day 4-5: Collect content
Day 6-7: 24 hours in Tsavo National Park
Day 8-11: Compile content together
Day 12: Complete content, debrief and showcase
Cost: £850 + £100 in local currency (Kenyan shillings)

This covers:
Tents
3 meals a day
Tsavo National Park entrance fees
11 nights accommodation
Use of all video equipment

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