Primate Conservation 6 Week
Colobus Conservation Limited is a conservation organisation designed to promote the conservation, preservation and protection of primates like the nationally threatened Angolan colobus monkey (Colobus angolensis palliatus) and its coastal forest habitat in south eastern Kenya.
This fantastic internship is great for students who are currently studying conservation or zoology, or for anyone who is looking to gain practical experience within this field.
Colobus Conservation is based in the stunning beach resort town of Diani, a short drive from our very own Camp Muhaka where you will be based.
You will spend four weeks working alongside Colobus Conservation assisting in tasks and research projects that may include:
- Cleaning and feeding the resident monkey cages
- Caring for infants
- Colobus feeding and home range ecology
- Colobus census
- Baboon home range analysis
- Baboon feeding ecology specifically looking at use of artificial food stuffs (i.e. rubbish pits)
- Enrichment in the primate enclosures
- Hotel primate pest assessments
In addition to your internship with Colobus Conservation, you have two weeks to make your own contribution to our ongoing community projects, designed to improve lives within rural communities.
Camp Muhaka will quickly become your home away from home. With stylish traditional buildings and a great social scene, there’s plenty to keep you busy. Being in the heart of the village also has its perks; all your project sites are only a short walk away and you can walk with the children to and from school so you’ll be a local in no time!
Location: 50 km (1.5-2 hours drive) from Mombasa Airport, 540 km (8-9 hours drive) from Nairobi Airport
Accommodation: Traditional bandas with comfy mattresses & bedding. Modern toilets, showers & sinks
Power: Mains electricity backed up by generator (between 18:00 – 22:00). British 3 pin power sockets
Phone Signal: Intermittent
Meals: Three healthy, well balanced and tasty meals a day e.g. toast, cereal, and omelette for breakfast; rice, beef stew/curry with veg for lunch/dinner & fruit
Signature dish: Ugali
Social: Chill out zone, Camp fire, pool table
Camp Tsavo gives you the chance to experience life in the real African wilderness. Surrounded by the picturesque Marungu Hills that lie close to the world famous Tsavo National Parks, this area is famed for its wildlife and providing a safe haven for elephants, lions, cheetahs and other amazing animals.
The camp itself is situated in the heart of the charming local village, where you will experience authentic African culture and hospitality so welcoming that you won’t want to leave.
Location: 130 km (3-4 hours drive) from Mombasa Airport, 355 km (6-7 hours drive) from Nairobi Airport
Accommodation: Traditional bandas & tents with comfy mattresses & bedding. Modern showers & sinks
Power: Mains electricity backed up by generator (between 18:30 – 22:00). British 3 pin power sockets
Phone Signal: Intermittent
Meals: Three healthy, well balanced and tasty meals a day e.g. toast, sausage and omelette for breakfast; pasta, chicken stew/curry with chapatis and veg for lunch/dinner & fruit
Signature dish: Pilau (Swahili local food)
Social: Camp fire, football pitch, small bar & gift shop, town nearby
He greets problems with ‘Hakuna Matata’, Swahili for ‘no worries’. Sammy K will always have you smiling and get you energised for project work. Known to chase elephants out of camp and source birthday cakes in the middle of Tsavo National Park, he’s an all round champ.
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