Gap Year Kenya Program is an exciting fun-filled experiential learning experience based in one of the most pristine locations in the Kenyan Coast – Watamu! From our program offering, you will get an opportunity to immerse into the local Swahili culture, volunteer and work in various community initiatives and sharpen your understanding of a welcoming foreign culture. You will also experience some of the best tourism sites around the Kenyan Coast. You will also get a chance to deepen your practical, professional and personal awareness as you work and/or volunteer with our various partners.
From our program, you will also get optional opportunities to visit the world-famous Kenyan wildlife parks for example the Maasai Mara, climb Mount Kilimanjaro, and Mount Kenya – Africa’s highest peak and Second highest peak, visit Lake Victoria plus a host of other exciting destinations on a budget.

Why Choose Us

Quality. In every direction.

A gap year experience with Gap Year Kenya is the perfect chance to push your boundaries and discover new sides of yourself though epic adventure – you will:

  • Adventure through the bush and the mountains to encounter endangered animals in their natural habitat

  • Dance, jump, laugh and sing with the vibrant Maasai tribe

  • Join in mystical tribal ceremonies that have been passed down through generations

  • Form lasting friendships as you unwind beneath the stars, enjoy sundowners and explore nearby towns and cities

  • Discover the incredible wildlife and plants of Kenya

  • Make an impact as you work with local conservation programmes in remote locations

  • Share your passions, knowledge and skills while inspiring children in local schools

  • Push your boundaries and step outside of your comfort zone

  • Gain new confidence, skills and certifications that will set you apart from the pack
  • Learn about sustainable commerce, conservation and farming in unbelievable locations

  • Make a lasting impression and impact on every place you visit

Your experience with Gap Year Kenya can also contribute towards the Gold Duke of Edinburgh award.