CIVS Kenya
CIVS Kenya
CIVS Kenya

Kaya Kinondo Ecotourism Project

Eco-Tourism
Kaya Kinondo Ecotourism Project

Kaya Kinondo ecotourism project is a pilot project that seeks to initiate and test the viability of ecotourism as a means of linking conservation to tangible social and economic benefits of local community.

The Project

Coastal Kenya has sacred forests called Kayas. These pockets of forest of 10 to 400 hectares found in the Kwale, Kilifi and Malindi districts of Coast Province and owe their existence directly to the cultural beliefs and history of the nine Coastal Mijikenda ethnic groups.

Kaya Kinondo ecotourism project is a pilot project that seeks to initiate and test the viability of ecotourism as a means of linking conservation to tangible social and economic benefits of local community. This conservation and development group started with the aim of coordinating conservation and development activities in the area. All incomes of the project go towards maintenance of the Kaya, cultural ceremonies, community projects such as schools and water projects. Finally, through a financial services association established by the community as part of the project, the project gives loans to community groups and individuals within the area to initiate income generating micro projects.

Location

Kwale County, Ukunda, Kenya

Volunteer Tasks

The volunteers will engage in the following:

  • Provide assistance to project management regarding improvement of ecotourism activities and microfinance
  • Support the Marketing of Kaya Kinondo Ecotourism Project
  • Assist in survey and assessment of Kaya ecosystems
  • Develop and deliver environmental and cultural awareness raising activities

Accomodation

The volunteer will live together with a host family where they will get basic meals i.e. breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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