Name: Education Safari
Activity: Conservation, Community Participation & Education, Game Viewing, Child Friendly, Safari, Photography, Walking, Wildlife.
Location: Kenya
Duration: 14 Days



Guides:

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
Met and transferred to a local hotel.
1 overnight Boulevard Hotel (BB)

Day 2 Kasigau
You will be transferred to the Rockside Camp on the Kasigau Trustlands. After settling in you will be introduced to the team including a demonstration of the 'Do's and Don'ts of the Wilderness', 'Emergency Procedures' and 'Social Etiquette'.
1 overnight Rockside Camp (FB)

Day 3 Ecology, Flora & Fauna Day
You spend the next day using various ecological sampling methods to learn more about this harsh environment.

1 overnight Rockside Camp (FB)

Day 4 Community Service Day
The success of any conservation programme depends on the stewards of the wilderness: the local people. At Taita Discovery Centre (TDC), we ensure that they benefit from the conservancy via our Community Service Projects. This also provides a genuine cross-cultural interaction between students and Kenyans.

1 overnight Rockside Camp (FB)

Day 5 Human/Wildlife Conflict & Environmental Utilisation Day
Today you go out to visit some of the community initiatives to fend off elephant damage to crops and other wildlife threats to this rural existence. We will investigate the possibilities for non-consumptive commercial utilisation of our environment.

1 overnight Rockside Camp (FB)

Day 6 Craft & Culture Day
Today we examine the cultures of Taita-Taveta District and beyond, many of which are vanishing or have already disappeared.
1 overnight Rockside Camp (FB)


Day 7 The Cloud Forests of Kasigau
You take a full 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 8 Tsavo Elephant Day
Tsavo provides an interesting case study on the management of elephants as 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. We spend the day with an experienced elephant research assistant in Tsavo National Park learning research techniques and participating in the Centre’s ongoing research project into elephant behaviour patterns.

1 overnight Rockside Camp (FB)

Day 9 Lake Naivasha, Rift Valley

After saying farewell to the team you drive to Naivasha via Nairobi into the floor of the Rift Valley arriving at Elsamere Conservation Centre late afternoon. Elsamere is a haven for nature lovers and the former home of the late Joy and George Adamson who became famous for their pioneering conservation work and relationship with the lioness Elsa.

1 overnight Elsamere (FB)

Day 10 Hell's Gate & Crescent Island

Our day begins with a stimulating overview on the Ecology of Rift Valley lake using first hand research information. Lake Naivasha is the highest and only fresh water lake in the Rift Valley covering 150 sq Km at only 6 metres deep.
In the afternoon we game drive at Hell's Gate National Park. The park is characterised by diverse topography and geological scenery.

1 overnight Elsamere (FB)

Day 11 Maasai Mara

After breakfast you will drive across the Rift Valley floor and gently ascend the escarpment to arrive on the rolling plains of Maasai Mara: undoubtedly the greatest wildlife experience of all.

1 overnight Siana Springs Tented Camp (FB)

Days 12 & 13 Maasai Mara
The next two days are spent exploring Africa's foremost wilderness extravaganza and the Maasai culture. The backdrop of golden plains, studded with solitary twisted thorn trees, grazed by enormous herds of plains game, stalked by their predators is simply incredible.

2 overnights Siana Springs Tented Camp (FB)

Day 14 Depart
After breakfast and an early morning game drive you depart to Nairobi via the Rift Valley arriving in time for lunch.

1 overnight Boulevard Hotel (HB)

 

 



     
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