KENYA EDUCATIONAL TOUR:
Nairobi, Tsavo, Lake Nakuru
Kenya Education tours and safari with Kenya educational and study Tours professionals
The purpose of this trip is to take students back to the cradle of humanity - not just to civilizations past, but to where humanity began - East Africa, in part in Kenya. By being involved in this particular trip, students will not only view the people and lifestyles of one of the most vibrant countries in East Africa, they will have the chance to view one of the most endangered ecosystems in the world.
Wealthy people, with their 'demand' for the exotic - some people included -are killing the diversity of planet Earth. The fortunate students who get to go on this trip will get to see sights that others will never see because of the 'demand' for trophies or living space - and who, perhaps, can blame some people for poaching to earn a living that is leading to the extinction of species. This trip blends people and nature.
1. To expose students to a part of planet Earth that they, or their parents, would probably never think of going.
2. To take students out of their comfort zone (safely), and into the realm of where almost 50 per cent (maybe more) of the world's population live - day-to-day survival.
3. To expose students to the beauty of Africa - the people, the ecosystem, and the ability to be happy with few of the material comforts in life.
4. To experience a cultural exchange with the Kenyans by visiting a mission school where the students have been orphaned because of the AIDS epidemic in Kenya, and later to visit a Teachers' College of young hopeful Kenyans who are training to be teachers.
5. To experience a Farm stay so that students get to experience a life on a farm on a large estate in which the enterprising farmers today use modern agricultural methods to work the land and who also supplement their living with evening safari tours
6. At the end of the trip, to be able to empathize with those - anywhere in the world, including your home country- who, through no direct fault of their own, are not able to enjoy the same comforts as people in the 'developed world'.
7. Perhaps, somewhere down the line and when this trip's participants are decision makers with financial resources at their disposal, they will contribute to help people in Africa, to save endangered species, and to give groups of people less fortunate than themselves a chance to survive.
8. The objectives above are not necessarily curriculum related - they transcend formal education and deal with education about the real world.
EASTERN RIFT VALLEY EDUCATIONAL TOUR
Highlights:With Detailed information of Great Rift Valley formation and lakes, Volcanic activities, Hiking skills, Study of Human kind evolution, plant and animals, learn about conservation and environmental issues ,Animal caring, feeding and insect rearing with selected fine accommodation and quality food.
This safari is ideally tailor made with knowledge of students sensitivity ,handling with care and above all with educational background of what they learn at school from geography, history, environment, conservation,culture and wildlife
Day 1. Nairobi
Arrive Nairobi airport and transfer to hotel. Afternoon relaxation then at the hotel with optional swimming and stroll at hotel compound. Evening briefing to students about the safari then depart for dinner at one of the restaurants in Nairobi. Overnight at Methodist Guest housel.
Day 2. Nakuru
After breakfast drive to Nakuru with a stop over at The Great Rift Valley view point. Arrive at Nakuru in time for lunch. After Lunch afternoon Swimming or relax and evening game drive to this shallow alkaline lake in the Rift Valley, renowned for its spectacular flamingo population as one of the world's greatest ornithological spectacles. Although Lake Nakuru is primarily a bird sanctuary, there are a considerable number of animals to be encountered, such as many large game animals such as zebras, elephants and gazelles, this is one of our best chances of seeing rhinos. Lake Nakuru National Park was the first place in Kenya selected as a rhino reserve. Students will be told about the Rift Valley lakes, birds and the Rhino Sanctuary. Here is one of the few places where we can see Rothschild's giraffes. Overnight at Lake Nakuru hotel or similar Lake Nakuru is in the national park where there is 24 hour security
Day 3;.Lake Bogoria
After a Morning early game drive get back to hotel for breakfast then depart for to Lake Bogoria. Arriving in Time for Lunch. After Lunch drive to Lake Bogoria Park for with the spectacular scenery of stunning bird life, hippos and crocodiles. There is considerable geothermal activity with hot springs and geysers around the shoreline of Lake Bogoria. Occasionally, huge numbers of flamingos come to feed here, adding to the already famous bird life in the area, also a very good chance of photographing the unusually tame greater kudu. Dinner and Overnight at Lake Bogoria Lodge.
Day 4: Bogoria-Naivasha:
After Breakfast Watch a Movie "GATES OF HELL". This movie is in relation to Lake Bogoria Ecosystem and biodiversity within the park?Up date Class Sessions then Swimming at Spa pool (Natural Warm water through out day and night).After Lunch Depart for Naivasha and Overnight at Lake Naivasha hotel or similar
Day 5:Hells Gate and Elsmere Field centre
After enroute morning game drive at lake Nakuru park drive to Naivasha Country club. Arriving at Lunch Time. After Lunch Drive to Hells gate park, the only walking park in Kenya, with great and diversified flora and fauna, hot springs and gorges and the amazing Fischer's tower. Lunch at Lake Naivasha county Club. Afternoon to Elsmere, Former home of the late Joy Adamson and his husband who became world famous for their pioneering conservation and relationship with the lioness Elsa as seen in the film" BORN FREE". A visit reveals many of Joy's paintings, which still decorate the house. A guided tour and film are shown Dinner and overnight at Lake Naivasha Country Club..
Day 6.Longonot climb.+ Boat Ride
Leave for 4 hours Mt Longonot hike through the Great Rift Valley with
learning in hiking skills, volcanically activities of the amazing active
mountain. At the top it rewards with Great Sceneries of lake Naivasha and elementaita .return to Lake Naivasha Lodge for Lunch. Afternoon Swimming and Boat Riding at lake Naivasha to see crescent Island and Hippo Family. Update class sessions with students. Dinner and Overnight at lake Naivasha hotel
Day 7:Crater lake Sanctuary - Nairobi
After Breakfast depart for Crater Lake which offers an evocative step back in time - to a bygone era of elegance and romance, in a wilderness untouched by the modern world with a private game sanctuary at a homely environment. Crater Lake offers classic escapes including painting,astrology, as well as ornithological outings to what must be one of the most Beautiful small lakes in creation with a walk on the lake ,among rich bird life , animals and relaxation in the terrace. A guided tour to the sanctuary is offered . .
Transfer to Nairobi WITH STOP OVER and detailed information of the Great Rift Valley, arriving at Lunch time.Afternoon swimming and Visit to National Museum snake park and botanical garden .Dinner and Overnight at Methodist Guest House .
Day 7: Nairobi Sheldricks orhpahage + Girrafe center +Butterfly center
After Breakfast Morning visit to Sheldricks orhpahage(11-12pm) for baby elephants later visit the African butterfly center where rearing from maggots to fully grown insects is a process of interest a with emtrance tro Green house to see most world butteflies.Lunch at Karen restaurant with final class update in a quiet environment.After lunch depart for giraffe center to feed giraffes and and environmental talk about conservation.Evening Shopping and later go for a dinner
Day 8.National Museum+Shopping+outbound flight
After breakfast Leave for National museums and snake park where students se more of Kenya s past, bird species ,marine life and evolution of mankind. After early lunch and final session of notes comparing with students and teachers about the tour then depart for airport for outbound flight with more memories and educational material to take back home..
End of safari
LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY
Moderate - sound basic fitness required
*Estimated @ US$ 1,599.00
This includes all costs:
Meals, accommodation, guides, transportation, entrance fees, taxes and levies, arrival & departure transfers, on safari accessories, domestic train & flights, tips & gratuities, and laundry services.
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