Watamu Turtles, Keyna

Join this programme and take part in sea turtle conservation volunteer work involving research and monitoring of nesting turtles, education and outreach as well as turtle rehabilitation all throughout the year in Watamu, Kenya.

The project was featured in the last episode of a 6 part BBC documentary series, Africa, featuring Sir David Attenborough.

You can join for 4 weeks up to 8 weeks all year round. We have places available all throughout the year.

Individuals, groups and students doing research all welcome.

Cost includes quality accommodation, airport transfer, lunchtime meals, training & supervision; starts at £580.

This project offers the opportunity to volunteer with sea turtles in Kenya and take part in a variety of different sea turtle conservation related projects, as listed below. We are happy to discuss each area of work with you and are also open to your suggestions and welcome students with research ideas.


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What to Expect?

You should be 18 years old and over, fit, healthy and capable of carrying out manual work in all conditions in a hot climate. No specific skills are needed, but those with previous experience of sea turtle monitoring, conservation work, community development projects etc. would be particularly useful, as well as those who are self-motivated, as you will get more out of the project if you are. We are also looking for volunteers who can take their own initiative, and who don't always need to be told what to do, and who work well in a team. The project will especially appeal to those with an interest in marine biology. Anyone with additional skills, such as arts and creativity, languages and education are especially welcome.

It is never cold in Watamu so basically bring clothes for a beach holiday. There is a rainy season April-July, which means that some days we may get a few hours of rain (if you come in this time a light raincoat would be useful). It can get chilly on the beach at night with the wind, so it is advisable to bring a couple of light sweaters.


  • Program ID: # 2576
  • duration:
    2 Weeks to 1 Month
    1 to 3 Months
  • location:
  • Fitness level:
    Moderately Fit
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  • Costs From:
    $500 to $1000
    $1000 to $1500
    $1500 to $3000
  • Program Type:
    Environmental & Wildlife Programs
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