24 days Kenya Eco-Tourism safari
Nairobi- A visit to the National Museums. Lecture on African Ornithology
and Cultural History. Afternoon at Nairobi National Park. Lunch with
the Education Director at Kenya Wildlife Service. Talk on conservation
measures in Kenya by KWS. Overnight at Comfort Inn
2: Samburu National Reserve.
Arrive at Samburu Intrepids Club. Lunch at Club and later depart
to field for Wildlife Behavior studies. Overnight at Samburu Lodge
3: Samburu National Reserve.
Day spent in the field conducting wildlife behavioral ecology and
savanna ecology studies. Overnight at Samburu Lodge
4: Samburu National Reserve.
Some Savanna Ecology in the park. Afternoon visit to a nearby trading
centre for Cultural Geography and
Cultural History. Overnight at Samburu Lodge
5: A Laikipia Ranch. Group to arrive in early afternoon.
Afternoon study on wildlife specie identification and censuring,
tracking techniques. Various Savanna species characteristics. Evening
collection of data on species population numbers exercise. Overnight
at Thomson Falls Lodge or similar
6: Aberdare National Park.
Wildlife species observation. Comparison between Savanna specie
and Forest specie. Observations to be made in fixed positions overnight,
main target is nocturnal mammals. Overnight at Tree Tops
7: Aberdare National Park.
Drive to the moorland (10,000 to 12,000) to observe
forest and mountain specie living on this altitude. Overnight at
8: Lake Nakuru National Park. Arrive in the park in time
for lunch. Afternoon drive for observation of the avian ecology
other birds). Overnight at Sarova Lion Hill or similar
9: Elsamere Conservation
Centre. Meeting with research staff at the centre. Afternoon meeting
with faculty to review data collected so far. Overnight at Lake
10: Hells Gate National
Park. Group to be accompanied by warden to talk on wildlife management
issue facing the park. Tour of the geothermal plant and study on
its effects on environment. Some view about the conflict between
the Maasai, the park and Geothermal plant.. Afternoon walk in the
park for some plant identification technique. Overnight at Lake
11: Maasai Mara National
Park. Afternoon lecture on Maasai Wildlife Cultural traditions from
renowned Maasai Scholars. Wildlife observation sessions in the evening.
Overnight at Sopa Lodge
12: Maasai Mara National Park. Morning field wildlife
ecology and biology data observations. Afternoon meet with a local
Maasai host family, later stay overnight to experience life in a
13: Morning meeting with the Warden for lecture on wildlife
management techniques. Afternoon meeting with a researcher for a
talk on human-wildlife ecology and effects of grazing in the reserve
to wildlife numbers. Overnight at Sopa Lodge
14: Nairobi. Arrive Nairobi
and stay at Fairview Hotel. Afternoon can be spent walking Nairobi
with a Kenyan Guide and Students from the University of Nairobi.
Overnight at Fairview Hotel
15: Malindi. Settle in at
a Malindi Hotel. Afternoon spent on the beach relaxing.
16: Gedi Ruins. Talks with the director on cultural aspect
of the ruins. Afternoon walk on the ruins and the town of Malindi.
A visit to some traditional Swahili homestead. Overnight at a Malindi
17: Full day of cultural
activities with the Swahili people. Possible participation of some
cultural activities at the coast. Overnight at a Malindi Hotel
18: Mombasa. Drive to this
Coastal city. Local coastal lunch dish. A visit to an Hindu temple.
Afternoon depart Mombasa for south, stay at the Southern Palms Hotel.
Relaxation in the afternoon.
19: Fort Jesus- Mombasa.
Talk with the director about this fort built by Portuguese in 1590.
History lecture. Afternoon, back to hotel. Free for Scuba Diving,
Windsurfing, Snorkeling, and Dhows etc. Overnight at Southern Palms
20: South Beach- Day free. Dinner at the Ali Barbours-
restaurant built in a coral reef cave. Overnight at Southern Palms
21: Nairobi. Arrive Nairobi
late afternoon. Stay at the Hotel Boulevard for the night.
22: Free day to shop in Nairobi escorted by Kenyan faculty
and students/guides from University of Nairobi. Afternoon students
can start summarizing data compilation. Dinner at an Indian Restaurant.
Overnight at Parkside Hotel
23: After breakfast, class
meeting with faculty to review data collected and prepares a formal
paper. Once exercise is over, day free to mix with Kenyan students,
or a visit to the University of Nairobi Zoology Department. Talk
with the Chairman of Department. Overnight at Parkside Hotel
24: Early morning departure at transfer airport to your