Does anyone happen to know a game ranch or private safari park in Kenya where I might stay and pay my way for about a month next April/May.
I realise it's a tall order but it's just one of these things I've wanted to do since I was knee high to a Dik Dik. I've been to Kenya several times but the safari tours are a bit too clinical for me.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
I knew it was a long shot....
I was actually looking after your post, but I didn't know if you meant volunteering as well?
I saw volunteering options at Nakuru for example, but of course, that is still one of the usual parks that tourists visit.
I´m going to clarify my post a little and maybe someone will advice.
I will go to Kenya next April for three weeks on a project and when that´s done I would like to experience working with a safari outfit in the bush or with a working game ranch. I don´t expect to be paid as I´m a writer and the experience should pay for itself. Idelly I´d like to stay about a month or so after my project is through.
I speak a little swahili (very little it has to be said) and a little Kamba (even less) and I´ve been to Kenya a few times before. I want to meet people who know the bush and in return I´ll work for the privilege.
Maybe in return for working for a tour/safari company or game ranch I could organise writing promotional pieces for the travel mags and newspapers when I get back home... It´s just an idea, maybe silly, but it´s been a life long dream of mine.
Thanks in advance
I know of one place that may fit the bill..problem is it is in South Africa. Its a working game ranch with NO tourists. If SA is an option, let me know and I shall tell you all about it.
I know you asked about Kenya, but what about a Safari Camp in Botswana?
Hi, there are many such ranches in kenya; both group ranches or private ranches. if you are focussed going in kenya, you dont have to be change your plans until you miss what you are looking for. kenya wildlife services through community wildlife service program can help you get some of the good ones, just go to their website.
Thanks Sam, I'll have a look.
I am going to Kenya for the summer for research and I know a couple of places that could help u come up with a nice plan. There are very few private parks but there is a way of surviving without safaris u could live with host families depending on where you go while having some local safaris through the Kenyan wildlife service.