Kenya Elephant Community

Company : Oceans 2 Earth Volunteers
Location : Mwaluganje, Kenya
Duration: 2 weeks to 6 weeks
Approx Costs: 500 to 3000+ £ Pound (UK)

Mwaluganje Elephant Sanctuary is a conservation area for elephants.

It was introduced to create a wildlife corridor for the movement of elephants between Mwaluganje Forest Reserve to the north and Shimba Hills National Reserve to the south. Measuring 60,000 acres, elephants use this migratory passageway to access important foliage areas within their natural domain at different times of the year.

The Sanctuary was created to reduce human-elephant conflict arising from the large population of both humans and elephants in the area and to generate benefits for community members through wildlife and habitat conservation. 

Volunteers travelling through Nairobi will visit the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Orphan's project where you will see the baby elephant's morning feed and mud/dust bath.  If you adopt an elephant, you can return that evening for the orphan's bedtime where you can chat with the keepers and get to know your adopted elephant.

Optional extra: A 2 night safari to either the Massai Mara National Reserve in a tented camp or the Tsavo National Park in a lodge. You will go on 2 game drives each day and get up close to some of Africa's most stunning wildlife.

Your contribution will depend on the activities you undertake. Some projects will be research and data collection based and will not affect the community of Mwaluganje, however some projects will be embedded into the heart and soul of the community and will be of considerable benefit.

Sanctuary Objectives:

  • To reduce human-elephant conflict within the area.
  • To conserve and protect wildlife.
  • To ensure that communities and individuals who owned land within the Mwaluganje-Shimba Hills National Reserve corridor could benefit from wildlife conservation and Eco-Tourism development.

Volunteers can choose to undertake a program of their choice based on their area of interest.

Start Dates

Monday - Sunday, all year.


18 years of age.

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