Watamu Turtle Volunteer Project, Keyna

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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 2 weeks up to 8 weeks all year round.

Individuals, groups and students doing research all welcome.

You can take part in the Watamu Sea Turtle Watch programme throughout the year as the By-Catch release programme operates the whole time with anywhere between 10 and 90 turtles being released from fishing nets per week. The Rehabilitation centre also operates all year round but is particularly busy during August and November / December. The peak nesting season is from May to August but occasionally we get turtles nesting throughout the year.

As volunteers, you will be supervised on all of the projects by a resident volunteer co-ordinator who will be there to train and guide you throughout your time on the project. You will also receive orientation and full training at the beginning of the project.

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Lallies HouseWatamu, NAKenya





  • Must be at least 18
  • Reasonable fitness level

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