Experience the authentic Kenyan countryside and learn about farming methods there with the Kenya Agriculture programme. Harvesting vegetables, fruit and coffee, as well as working with livestock, is the primary source of income for many families across Africa. It’s also one of the main economic backbones of the country.
As a gap travel volunteer you will spend your days working alongside local farmers. They, in turn, will teach you about their culture and help you develop new lifelong skills. Through planting, watering, fruit picking, caring for livestock and cutting grass, you’ll make a real difference to local farmers. At the same time you’ll learn firsthand about sustainable farming practices on mango, papaya, cabbage, potato and livestock farms. The upshot is you will truly experience how Kenyans live their day-to-day lives.
It’s easy, in fact, to become absorbed into this fascinating culture while exploring the abundant nature, lifestyle, history and incredible experiences that Kenya has to offer.
This volunteer gap experience will allow you to see the side of Kenya that isn’t covered by the guidebooks. A once-in-a-lifetime cultural experience, you’ll spend your free time checking out safaris, ancient African tribes and the abundance of nature.
Monday to Friday
Your stay on this volunteer gap programme in Kenya will involve working around four to five hours a day on various farms. Your schedule will vary depending on where you’re working. On the whole though it’s usually be two blocks of work during the day, with a lunch break in between. Evenings and weekends can be spent exploring, relaxing or socialising.
A typical day would begin with breakfast then a few hours spent working on a farm or plantation. Lunch would follow with a couple of hours of work afterwards, then dinner.
When packing for this adventure please note that for work you’ll have to bring sufficient clothing to keep your shoulders covered, as well as your legs to the knees. Despite Kenya’s hot daytime climate, it can get cold at night time so you’ll need warm clothing too. Volunteers are also asked to bring their own working gloves, shoes, sun hat and sun protection.