Reasons why you should volunteer in Kenya
Kenya is a beautiful country located in East Africa. It is bordered by Indian Ocean to the east thus it has one of the most beautiful coastlines in the world. To the west of the country, you will find Uganda, Tanzania to the south west, South Sudan to the south west, Ethiopia to the north and Somalia to the north east. Together with the nations surrounding it, they form the Eastern African Alliance. Kenya is the headquarters of this alliance. The equator divides the country to almost halves forming the northern and southern hemispheres. The climatic conditions are also as diverse as the 42 ethnic cultures scattered in the country.
From the coastline where you will find beautiful beaches and wonderful, friendly people to the jungles of the country’s interior, the experience is thrilling. As a volunteer in Kenya, you can have a wonderful time, as you explore the beaches and coastal towns. Here you can visit towns; such as, Mombasa which is an island, Lamu, most ancient town in the country and Malindi. Enjoy the local Swahili delicacies and donkey rides across the towns.
In the main land, the capital city of Kenya, Nairobi is full of people from all walks of life. It is also home to the only National Park in the city. Here you will catch a glimpse of animals such as the lion, leopard, buffalo, cheetah and rhino. Kenya is also home to the seventh wonder of the world. This is the annual wildebeest migration that takes place in the Masai Mara every July, August, September and October. As a volunteer, if you are around at this time of the year, it is recommended to attend this event. If you love mountain climbing, the snow capped peaks of Mount Kenya will give you a challenge of a lifetime.
As a volunteer, you have a chance to tour the country and meet the different ethnic groups whose culture is very diverse. Also, the opportunities for volunteers are in the fields of education, nursing, entertainment, child care and construction. Kenya is a country which is hit by famines once in a while. Therefore one can find the chance to work as a volunteer feeding poor in remote areas of the country. As you interact with the locals, you will get to love their culture and friendliness, including their language.
In recent years, tourism in Kenya developed and is highly professionally. The government puts many efforts into resources, which will support the tourism industry. As a volunteer in Kenya, you will not have a problem moving from one region to another. The locals too are very welcoming and anyone from a foreign country gets a great appreciation of their warmth. Another benefit of working as a volunteer is you provide great assistance to those Kenyans living in remote regions, where education and other basic amenities are not accessible. As you touch the lives of these locals, you will leave an impact that will be continue for generations to come.