Welcome to Kuruwitu
You will be based in our pretty volunteer house at Vipingo in the Kuruwitu area, over looking a shallow lagoon and fringing reef, home to turtles, migrating humpback whales, dolphins and more than 500 species of tropical fish and corals.
Here we are working with the Oceans Alive Trust (OAT)who are an award-winning community initiative, created to facilitate positive environmental, economic and socio-cultural change in the area.
They set up Kenya’s first Locally Managed Marine Area (LMMA) in response to rapidly declining fish stocks in the Kuruwitu Lagoon and provide all-round community support to find alternative livelihoods thus decreasing their reliance on fishing.
Through OAT, you will become involved in a fascinating mix of marine, environment and community development which are all interlinked to bring about the most positive changes. The following projects will be interwoven throughout each week providing a varied and dynamic program.
You will be based in Bahari Hai house on the Vipingo Ridge
beach club plot on Kinuni beach. The site is patrolled 24-hours per day by Vipingo
Ridge security and is very secure. It has a fun beach bar on site, great sundowner spots and a gold course!
3 meals a day provided of home cooked food in the house.