Visiting the Elephant Orphanage Nairobi, Kenya

Watch baby elephants and support a great cause at the Elephant Orphanage Nairobi. When I traveled to Kenya, I volunteered at a wildlife conservancy. One of my duties was participating in anti-poaching efforts at the preserve. While I didn’t see or confront any animal poachers, there was so much evidence of poaching in Kenya. We manually removed hundreds of wire … Read More

Kenya Video Diary: My Volunteer Travel Experiences

While I’ve written fairly extensively about my volunteer trip to Kenya, sometimes pictures and video can tell a much better story. This is my Kenya video diary. It’s a collection of my experiences volunteering at Soysambu Wildlife Conservancy. I traveled to Kenya to help animals and see a small portion of this beautiful country. I recognize now, more than ever, … Read More

Searching for Lions: A Kenya Night Safari

SQQQQUUUUEEEEAAALLLLLL!!!!! It was one of those moments. The kind where you think to yourself, “I did not expect to end up here at the start of the day.” I had a lot of those moments in Kenya. And now, the screams of shrieking pigs were infiltrating my eardrums. We spent the afternoon at the Soysambu Conservancy Raptor Centre. Our small … Read More

My Near Death Experience in Kenya

An experience of a lifetime that nearly cost me my life. I was living and volunteering in the Great Rift Valley, the cradle of humankind. Though our species originated and evolved here, I was reminded that life is savage. Life is fragile. Life is wild. One of our duties at Soysambu Conservancy was to fix one of the hides. A … Read More

Birds of Lake Elmenteita, Kenya

With over 400 species of birds, it’s important to monitor the birds of Lake Elmenteita in Kenya. Lake Elmenteita (also spelled Lake Elementaita) is one of the Great Rift Valley soda lakes. It’s on the property of Soysambu Conservancy, where I lived and volunteered. It isn’t a popular area for human tourists, though it’s quite important to the birds. Across … Read More

Animals of Kenya: My Encounters at Soysambu Conservancy

Every day was an adventure. I encountered many African animals during my trip to Kenya. I may not have discovered “The Big Five”, though I wasn’t on a typical safari. I was volunteering at Soysambu Conservancy in the Great Rift Valley. Even though I wasn’t there simply to see the animals, every day was a safari. Safari means “journey” in … Read More

My Experiences Volunteering in Kenya for Animals

It was my first time traveling to Africa. Learn about my experiences volunteering in Kenya for animals. I love animals. Raised from birth as a vegetarian, I grew up caring for all living creatures on our planet. Whether it’s adopting rescued cats or volunteering at a local animal sanctuary, I try my best to help animals at home. However, I … Read More

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