Participate in



Name: Participate in Community Conservation
Community Service, Education, Wildlife monitoring & Research, Photography, Safari
Location: Tsavo, Kenya
Duration: 7 Days


Technology and culture combine

Community computer training

Interviewing community members


COSTS: Our prices for a minimum of 2 guests, start at approximately US$ 800 per person per day

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Day 1 Nairobi
You will depart Nairobi at 0800 hrs with an Origins guide for the 6-hour drive to Rockside Camp on the Kasigau Trustlands. On arrival you will be briefed on safety tips in the wild.
1 Overnight Rockside Camp (FB)

Day 2 Kasigau Villages
Today you will be introduced to the team and encouraged to take part in an informal discussion on theTaita/Rukinga Conservancy and surround including a demonstration of the 'Do's and Don'ts of the Wilderness', 'Emergency Procedures' and 'Social Etiquette'. In the afternoon you will visit the rural villages in the Kasigau Wildlife Trust lands at the foot of Mount Kasigau. Here you will be involved in a number of community based development projects under the guidance of the community liaison officer.
1 Overnight Rockside Camp (FB)

Day 3 Community Service
Community Service day in Kasigau Villages. The success of any conservation programme depends on the stewards of the wilderness: the local people. We ensure that they benefit from the conservancy via our community service projects. This also provides a genuine cross-cultural interaction between participants and Kenyans. Projects vary according to the priorities of the local communities.
1 Overnight Rockside Camp (FB)

Day 4 Wildlife & Waterhole Monitoring

Day of Wildlife & Waterhole Monitoring in Community Conservation Area. You will visit some of the community initiatives to fend off elephant damage to crops and other wildlife threats to this rural existence. Debate over the pros and cons of wildlife tourism will be led by your guide.

1 Overnight Rockside Camp (FB)

Day 5 The Cloud Forests of Kasigau

Optional hike to the cloud forests of Mount Kasigau or day at leisure. You take a half-day to visit and climb Kasigau mountain. This fascinating outcrop hosts endemic bird and insect species and an enviable range of mature hard-wood trees.

1 Overnight Rockside Camp (FB)

Day 6 Tsavo East National Park

Full day game drive with research insight to Tsavo East Natonal Park. Tsavo provides an interesting case study on the management of elephants. In the 50's debates ranged on whether or not to cull the rapidly expanding population. In the 80's it was also the scene of mass poaching of elephants and rhinos. You spend the day with an experienced elephant researcher learning research techniques and participating in the Centre's ongoing research project into elephant behaviour patterns.

1 Overnight Rockside Camp (FB)

Day 7 Departure
You say farewell to the community and drive back to Nairobi.

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