Gap Travel Kenya

Once the major part of the British Empire in East Africa, and home to the infamous “white mischief” crowd who lived a scandalous life of drink, drugs and infidelity in the 1930’s, Kenya is now an important African country for gap travel, very popular for gap years.

Kenya has built its economy on tourism and gap travel. Most of the tourists come to see the amazing wildlife in Kenya’s famous game parks.

But if you really want to get to know Kenya why not try gap travel volunteering. It is the best way to get under the skin of Kenya and there are a wide range of gap year travel volunteer options for gap travelers. You can volunteer in Kenya for as short a time as 2 weeks or as long as 12 weeks undertaking gap travel volunteering with wildlife, communities, or in conservation.

What do gap year volunteers actually do? Well, a typical gap travel Kenya volunteer experience involves teaching young students English for a couple of hours in the morning, supervising playtime, then a sandwich lunch under the Acacia trees as it gets very hot at lunchtime. Depending on the ages of the children, in the afternoon you will help them play or teach sports or more lessons. The facilities at the schools are extremely limited and you will need to use all your talents to keep the children busy.

But the work is very rewarding and all gap year helpers come to love the children and the children love them. It is very uplifting for volunteers to realize how much they bring to their lives. Gap travel in Kenya will stay with you forever.