Marine Mammal Research and Conservation

Project name:

Watamu Marine Association

Project purpose:

Dolphin, whale, dugon, marine mammal conservation

Project activities:

  • community awareness

  • data collection/analysis

  • scuba diving

  • teaching

Weekly cost (approx USD):


Direct benefits you gain:

  • cultural integration

  • data/statistical skills

  • field research skills

  • report writing

  • remote scenic location

  • marketing/social media

Noteworthy conservation points:

  • contributes to environmental policy

  • development goals (supporting local community)

  • publishes work

  • publishes peer-reviewed science

Wild Sun Rescue Center


More information needed!

When does the project run?

all year, exact projects vary seasonally


More information needed!

How long can I stay?

1 month


Minimum age 18, University student or graduate or profesional volunteer. Independent and self-motivated individual.

Details of the day-to-day life on the project:

To advance uderstanding of marine mammal species in our Kenyan water, through public participation and consistent research, developing ecotourism and economic potentials, and fostering conservation values for the mutual benefit of coastal communities and for the health of marine mammal populations.

Reviews & ratings



5 Oct 2021

Great experience

Great experience. I have learned a lot about wild animals and the bush. The kids are super. Thanks to Michele and Ian but also I would like to thanks all the volunteers and local people.


Daktari Bush School & Wildlife Orphanage



21 Mar 2020

Very Good Program

My week at Daktari was excellent and the program is very intense in the sense that we all get together with the kids and animals from 7am until 9 pm. It is an excellent choice for a first volunteering program abroad considering and I would definitely like to go back someday


Daktari Bush School & Wildlife Orphanage

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