Wildlife Handshake: Kenya 2013

Wildlife Handshake: Kenya 2013

Date: 23rd September – 3rd October 2013

Price: £850 (Inc deposit)

Local Payment: £100


This project will take you to tree nurseries, a national park and a sacred forest on the coast of Kenya, where you will meet the communities and conservationists who are dedicating their lives to protecting endemic species in unique habitats.

Using video, photography and graphics, you will create content that shows the threats facing wildlife and human livelihoods in this amazingly biologically diverse area of Kenya, and the range of innovative projects that have been put in place to conserve and protect species, from trees to elephants.

You will experience the beauty of coastal and forest landscapes while meeting and learning from experts in conservation, sustainable development and wildlife biology.

As content will be captured inside nature reserves and sacred forests, you will also be in with a chance of seeing iconic species such as elephant, giraffe, black and white colobus and sykes monkeys.

This trip is perfect for someone who wants the opportunity to see the intricate link between humans, animals and plants in some of the world’s most incredible environments, and to document the efforts going in to preserving these crucially important ecosystems.

What’s Included?

  • Game drives in and around Shimba Hills national reserve giving you a great opportunity to spot some of the countries magnificent species including endangered Sable Antelope, Elephants, Giraffes, Leopard, Hyenas, Waterbuck, Buffalo, Coastal Black and white Colobus, Vervet Monkey, Sykes Monkey, many more – including 110 species of bird!
  • Digital media training, support and guidance
  • Access to production equipment (HD video cameras, laptops, etc)
  • Access to 3G internet
  • Meet and learn from local conservation experts
  • Experience diverse culture and innovation
  • Accommodation fees (approx. 90% camping & 10% simple Hotels/hostels)
  • Camping and cooking gear
  • Min. of 2 vegetarian meals per day (on average)
  • 11 nights’ accommodation

What’s not Included

  • Visas approx. $50 (depending on nationality)
  • Meals taken while in hotels/hostels
  • Airport taxes & transfers
  • Travel insurance
  • Flights
  • Drinks
  • Tips

Project Itinerary

  • Day 1 and 2: Orientation
  • Day 3 – 7: Collecting footage throughout Kwale District
  • Day 8-11: Compile content together
  • Day 12: Complete content, debrief and showcase