Kenya must-see places

Kenya, another of our top destinations for a volunteering experience, is a country located in East Africa known for its remarkable geographic and cultural diversity. With a population of 54 million people, it boasts a rich mix of ethnicities and cultures.

The country is famous for its breathtaking landscapes, ranging from the vast savannas of Maasai Mara National Park, home to the Great Migration, to the idyllic beaches of the Indian Ocean in Mombasa. Kenya also features the majestic Mount Kenya, the second-highest peak in Africa, and the Great Rift Valley, known for its unique geology and wildlife.

Today, we bring you some must-sees if you choose Kenya as your destination for this unforgettable experience, which you can enjoy during your free time after working on various projects.


Maasai Mara National Park

Maasai Mara National Park, located in southwestern Kenya, is one of the world’s most iconic safari destinations. It lies in the Great Rift Valley region and is part of the Serengeti ecosystem, extending into Tanzania. Access to the park can be by road from Nairobi, which takes about 5-6 hours, or by charter flights to airstrips within the park.

The highlight of Maasai Mara is the Great Migration, occurring from July to October. During this period, around two million wildebeest, zebras, and gazelles cross the Mara River from the Serengeti.

Additionally, the park is home to the “Big Five” (lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo, and rhino), as well as cheetahs, hippos, giraffes, and a wide variety of antelopes. The birdlife is equally rich, with over 450 species recorded.

The park is also known for its vast plains filled with acacias, hills, and the Mara River, offering spectacular views, especially at sunrise and sunset.

Named after the Maasai people, who have inhabited the region for centuries, travelers can learn about Maasai culture through visits to traditional villages, where you can see their customs, crafts, and dances.

It’s an extraordinary destination offering an unparalleled safari experience. Its abundant wildlife, stunning landscapes, and rich Maasai culture make it a must-visit for any nature and adventure lover.

Mount Kenya

Mount Kenya, the second-highest peak in Africa after Kilimanjaro, is ideal for hiking and climbing.

Mount Kenya National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site recognized for its ecological and cultural significance. It is located about 150 kilometers northeast of Nairobi, with the nearest town being Nanyuki. The park can be accessed through several gates, the most popular being Sirimon Gate, Naro Moru Gate, and Chogoria Gate. Most visitors arrive by car or public transport from Nairobi.

Its three main peaks are:

  1. Batian Peak (5,199 meters), the highest.
  2. Nelion Peak (5,188 meters).
  3. Lenana Peak (4,985 meters), the most accessible for hikers.

The surrounding area is renowned for its biodiversity. The lower zones are covered by dense forests, while the higher areas feature unique alpine vegetation. Wildlife includes elephants, buffaloes, antelopes, and various species of monkeys, as well as many birds.

The most popular route is the ascent to Lenana Peak. Although it doesn’t require technical climbing skills, it is physically demanding and requires acclimatization to the altitude.

You can also visit local communities, such as the Kikuyu, who have a historical and spiritual connection to Mount Kenya and learn about their culture and traditions.

Amboseli National Park

Amboseli National Park, located in southern Kenya near the Tanzanian border, is another of the country’s iconic safari destinations. Situated about 240 kilometers southeast of Nairobi, it can be accessed by car (4-5 hours) or by charter flights to airstrips within the park.

Covering around 392 square kilometers, it is known for its stunning views of Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain, situated just across the border in Tanzania. Amboseli is famous for its vast plains, wetlands, and forests, and notably for its large herds of elephants that can be observed up close. The elephant population in Amboseli is one of the most studied and protected in the world.

Besides elephants, there is a wide variety of wildlife, including lions, leopards, cheetahs, buffaloes, giraffes, zebras, hippos, and a diversity of antelopes.

Amboseli is also a paradise for bird watchers. Water birds, such as pelicans, herons, and flamingos, are common in the park’s wetlands.

The swamps and lagoons of Amboseli are vital for wildlife survival during dry seasons.

Another unique feature of Amboseli is the views of Kilimanjaro, especially at sunrise and sunset.

Nairobi, the capital of Kenya, combines modernity and tradition. Founded in 1899, Nairobi has grown to become an important economic and cultural hub in East Africa. Located in south-central Kenya, it enjoys a temperate climate year-round.

This city began as a railway camp and has evolved into a metropolis of over four million inhabitants.

Some popular sites to visit in Nairobi are:

  • Nairobi National Park
  • David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
  • Giraffe Centre
  • National Museum of Kenya
  • Bomas of Kenya
  • Kibera
  • Maasai Market

You can also enjoy its nightlife with numerous bars, clubs, and restaurants. Areas like Westlands and Karen are popular among locals and tourists for their variety of entertainment options.

It’s a city that offers a fascinating mix of urban and natural experiences, from its national parks to its markets and museums.

Lake Nakuru

Lake Nakuru, located in central Kenya, is another must-see. It is in the Rift Valley, about 160 kilometers northwest of Nairobi. The city of Nakuru, which serves as the park’s gateway, is a short drive away.

It is a shallow alkaline lake, part of the Great Rift Valley lake system. It is famous for its concentrations of flamingos, which can number in the hundreds of thousands, creating a spectacular pink fringe along the lake’s shores.

It’s also one of the best places in Kenya to see rhinos, both white and black. It is an important conservation area for these endangered species.

The park features a notable euphorbia forest, habitat for many bird species and small mammals.

The surrounding hills and cliffs, such as Baboon Cliff and Lion Hill, offer spectacular views of the lake and its surroundings.

The park can be visited year-round, but the dry season (June to September) is ideal for wildlife viewing.

Mombasa, Kenya’s second-largest city, located on the Indian Ocean coast, is known for its paradisiacal beaches, culture, and mix of African, Arab, and Indian influences.

Founded over a thousand years ago, Mombasa has been an important port and commercial center. Influenced by various cultures, including Swahili, Arab, Persian, Portuguese, British, and Indian, this diversity is reflected in its architecture, cuisine, and traditions.

Some popular sites to visit in Mombasa are:

  • Fort Jesus
  • Old Town of Mombasa
  • Paradise beaches (Diani Beach or Nyali Beach)
  • Mombasa Marine National Park
  • Haller Park

You can also enjoy its cuisine, go shopping, or experience its nightlife. Mombasa combines incredible beaches, rich history, and a vibrant cultural mix.

There are many more must-sees if Kenya is on your itinerary; this country will make you fall in love with its landscapes, culture, and especially its people.

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Our volunteers will be able to validate university credits with the aim of traveling in a more responsible and economical way.

What does volunteering focused on university practices involve?

At Cooperating Volunteers, we make agreements with different universities to validate university credits with the aim of traveling in a more responsible and economical way.

The specialties we work with are extensive: medical volunteering, nursing, education, social work, psychology, physiotherapy, engineering, architecture…

The practices can be carried out in our designated destinations for this purpose, as well as in Spain.

If you choose an international destination, it’s a unique way to live an unforgettable and enriching experience, as you will have the opportunity to continue your education in another country, with a completely different culture.

Stepping out of our comfort zone and being part of the various projects at the destination will allow us to grow both personally and professionally, creating a more extensive curriculum.

And we are fully convinced that this experience will accompany you throughout your life.

You will be able to visit hospitals, schools, centers, orphanages, and participate directly and actively in the daily lives of all those people at the destination, always accompanied by other professionals willing to collaborate hand in hand with you and guide you in daily tasks.

If your university is not part of the agreement with Cooperating Volunteers, you can contact so that we can get in touch and make this experience a reality. 


Corporate volunteering consists of tailored programs for your company, designed to develop teamwork skills.

It is proven that teamwork directly impacts productivity. 

Collective effort surpasses individual capabilities, promotes diversity of skills, stimulates creativity, and facilitates problem-solving in the face of various challenges.

Therefore, it not only maximizes efficiency but also enriches the work environment.

We conduct corporate volunteering programs that consist of customized programs for your company, designed to develop teamwork skills, improve performance, and foster unity among employees.

We tailor projects to the corporate identity and size of the company, and we can adjust them to any destination and time of the year.

The advantages of corporate volunteering include:

  • Improving communication.
  • Group unity.
  • Cultural integration in different situations.
  • Employee training.
  • Increased Corporate Social Responsibility.

The future is aligned with a more responsible society, and participating in social projects positions our company among the list of revolutionary businesses that want to be part of the change.

If you resonate with this message, corporate volunteering is a unique experience both individually and collectively, and at Cooperating Volunteers, we accompany you throughout the process to make it a unique journey.


Quality time spent with family strengthens emotional bonds, promotes communication, and contributes to the emotional well-being of its members. 

Spending quality time with family and being able to disconnect from our hectic routines is not only enriching but also necessary.

Sometimes we forget to communicate, connect, and dedicate time to each other. Each one of us lives focused on our jobs, schools… And it’s necessary to find the opportunity to pause and take care of ourselves.

Quality time spent with family strengthens emotional bonds, promotes communication, and contributes to the emotional well-being of its members. And of course, it creates lifelong positive memories.

At Cooperating Volunteers, we suggest moving away from those ‘more superficial’ trips (which can also be fantastic), but we invite you to live this experience to bring out our most empathetic and humanitarian side.

Family volunteering gives us the opportunity to be part of a positive impact, promoting values of solidarity and social responsibility.

There are many families who choose to experience these trips focused on cooperation and direct involvement with different communities around the world, where living conditions are very different and sometimes entirely precarious.

Projects are tailored to different ages, allowing us to work together.

An incredible way to fill our suitcase with memories, learning, and knowledge.

And although stepping out of our comfort zone often feels daunting, we assure you firsthand that it’s worth it.

At Cooperating Volunteers, we accompany you throughout the entire experience, from start to finish, to make it unforgettable.


At Cooperating Volunteers, we believe it’s never too late for anything, especially for volunteering and living a unique and unforgettable experience.

There are many people, increasingly so, who opt for responsible travel that involves social work.

Accustomed to organized and mostly touristic trips, at Cooperating Volunteers, we want to advocate for a more enriching experience, one that transforms us from within and allows us to be part of the change the world needs to see.

We can adapt both the destination and the duration of our projects to fit your needs.

It’s an opportunity full of emotions that allows us to significantly contribute to different communities and their evolution. And you can participate in different areas such as education, social support, or assistance in different centers.

Some of the benefits include:

  • Sense of purpose: Provides a sense of purpose by contributing your skills and experiences to meaningful causes.
  • Emotional well-being: Reduces feelings of isolation and establishes social connections.
  • Personal development: It’s continuous learning, skill development, and discovering new activities while keeping the mind-body active.
  • Physical health: Keeping active.
  • Stress reduction: The act of helping others reduces stress and contributes to mental health.

Living this experience will undoubtedly be a before and after. 


A volunteering initiative with leadership and impact through the educational action program.

When we talk about social volunteering, we refer to all those actions and activities carried out altruistically, selflessly, and with the aim of addressing multiple problems and needs of different communities, always focused on education and self-sufficiency.

Education is essential because it provides the tools and knowledge necessary for personal, social, and economic development.

Our goal is to create self-sufficient communities and provide opportunities for the future personal development of each member. The message is not to ‘give’, but to accompany in the process of training for self-managed provision.

At Cooperating Volunteers, many of our destinations and projects embrace this type of volunteering. Some of our projects include: community programs, education, women’s empowerment…

And although they are completely different from each other, they share a single objective: progress towards a society that can embrace us all in the same way.

If you are someone who is restless, who needs to see a change in the future, volunteering is an experience tailor-made for you.