I am hoping to travel to Africa at the beginning of September. I would like to do some volunteering in Kenya for approx 3-4 weeks. Ideally something with children/orphanages/HIV awareness. I have an Honours degree in Psychology & have worked within the field for over 4 years & would really like to use these skills where possible. I am looking for organisations that offer free or cheap (I don’t mind paying a bit for accommodation & food) volunteering opportunities. Are there any organisations that anyone would recommend? I don’t mind being in a rural area & staying in home-stays or volunteer dormitories. If possible, I would like to volunteer were there are some other volunteers, as I am a female travelling alone & would like the opportunity to meet other travellers.
After volunteering I hope to do an overland tour from Kenya to Johannesburg. I've had a look at some companies & these tours seem very expensive, especially when the 'local payment' is added on. Can anyone recommend any reasonably priced tours, which are still of good quality, fun & where I can meet plenty of people?
Any advice or recommendations would be greatly appreciated.