Tree planting initiative in Laikipia, Kenya



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    We are running a tree planting initiative in a rural area of Kenya. Starting with our initial farm area which covers about 10 acres we have a target to plant 1,000 trees !

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Travellers will find themselves immersed in a typical Kenyan rural setting surrounded by different settlements, small farms and villages that belong to the local communities. Sessions can be arranged with the local residents to educate them about the importance of preserving the environment. In exchange, you can learn more about their culture and way of life and the more adventurous can even sample some local cuisine!

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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  • Help


    We need volunteers who are passionate about promoting a greener environment and willing to help us plant as many trees as possible! Activities include digging holes for the trees, applying manure or fertiliser, watering the growing trees and getting rid of weeds.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Swahili (Kiswahili): Fluent
    Kikuyu: Intermediate

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    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
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  • Accommodation


    Accommodation available is 2 rooms with an adjoining toilet and bathroom with a small kitchen and lounge area within a corrugated iron sheet structure. Food items will primarily have to be purchased from the nearby shopping centre and a stove is available for cooking your own meals.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    A few minutes walk from the farm is a lush river surrounded by natural forest where different wildlife can sometimes be spotted: monkeys, baboons and many different species of birds. The Mount Kenya Forest is also a walking distance away and is a great place to hike and if lucky there are chances of spotting some elephants and buffalo.

    We can also arrange hikes to the neighbouring Mt Kenya and other nearby hiking areas as well as visits to the surrounding game reserves and conservancies that are home to a wide array of animal species !

  • A little more information

    A little more information

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    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

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  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 3 hours a day, 4 days a week

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Host ref number: 729232661944