Tailor made packages to help yuo interact with the locals even as s/he has a positive effect on the environment.
Ecotourism Travel is the “in thing” in today’s travel industry and Salima safaris has tailor-made packages that cater for the traveler who wishes to interact with the locals even as s/he has a positive effect on the environment.By choosing to go on an Eco Tour you will be given a unique opportunity to learn and experience nature, to interact with the local communities in their day to day lives, and to have some impact on the lives of the locals even as they earn directly from your visit. In addition a greater awareness of environmental issues will be developed as well as learning practices that can be incorporated in to your everyday routine on your return.
Day 1: Nairobi
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
Day 2: Nairobi-Samburu National Reserve. Kenya eco-Tourism Safari
Arrive at Samburu Intrepids Club. Lunch at Club and later depart to field for Wildlife Behavior studies. Overnight at Samburu Lodge
Day 3: Samburu National Reserve.
Day spent in the field conducting wildlife behavioral ecology and savanna ecology studies. Overnight at Samburu Lodge
Day 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
Day 5: Samburu – Laikipia Ranch.
Group to arrive in early afternoon. Afternoon study on wildlife specie identification and censuring, including wildlife
tracking techniques. Various Savanna species characteristics. Evening collection of data on species population numbers exercise. Overnight at Thomson Falls Lodge or similar
Day 6: Laikipia – 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
Day 7: Aberdare National Park
Drive to the moorland (10,000Í to 12,000Í) to observe forest and mountain specie living on this altitude.
Overnight at Tree Tops
Day 8: Aberdare – Lake Nakuru National Park.
Arrive in the park in time for lunch. Afternoon drive for observation of the avian ecology (Flamingoes and
other birds). Overnight at Sarova Lion Hill/similar
Day 9: Nakuru – Naivasha/Hells gate.
Meeting with research staff at the centre. Afternoon meeting with faculty to review data collected so far. Overnight at Lake Naivasha Lodge
Day 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 Naivasha Lodge
Day 11: Hell’s gate-Maasai Mara.
Afternoon lecture on Maasai Wildlife Cultural traditions from renowned Maasai Scholars. Wildlife observation sessions in the evening. Overnight at Sopa Lodge
Day 12: Maasai Mara game reserve.
Morning field wildlife ecology and biology data observations. Afternoon meet with a local Maasai host family, later stay overnight to experience life in a Masai Manyatta.
Day 13: Maasai Mara game reserve
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 Mara leisure camp.
Day 14: Maasai mara-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
Day 15: Nairobi – Malindi.
Settle in at a Malindi Hotel. Afternoon spent on the beach relaxing.
Day 16: Malindi.
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 Blu key beach resort
Day 17: Malindi
Full day of cultural activities with the Swahili people. Possible participation of some cultural activities at the coast. Overnight at Blu key beach resort
Day 18: Malindi – 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.
Day 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 Hotel
Day 20: South Beach – Day free.
Dinner at the Ali BarbourÍs- restaurant built in a coral reef cave. Overnight at Southern Palms Hotel
Day 21: Mombasa – Nairobi.
Arrive Nairobi late afternoon. Stay at the Fairview Hotel for the night.
Day 22: Nairobi
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 Fairview hotel
Day 23: Nairobi
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 Fairview hotel
Early morning departure at transfer airport to your destination.
Included Safari Features
- Round trip transport from Nairobi to Lake Nakuru, Kisumu and Masai Mara Game Reserve
- Multi-lingual Professional Safari Guide/Driver.
- Recommended accommodation.
- Guaranteed departures for at least two (2) guests for Private trips, at least four (4) guests on Luxury trips and at least six (6) or more guests for budget booking.
- Complimentary Mineral Water in the Safari Minibus whilst on Safari
- Membership in Flying Doctors Society – Emergency air rescue
- Safari vehicles carry cold drinks and mineral water
- Guaranteed window seating with open top
- All meals included while on safari
- Pre–tour itinerary document
- Extensive Game drives
- 80% of the total sum of the trip should be paid before the day of the Safari.
Excluded Safari Features
- Personal expenses such traveling insurance, excess baggage fee, communication charges that include, laundry, emails, faxes and phone calls beverages or meals not indicated in the itinerary
- All applicable Game Park entrance fees.
- Optional Night Game drives, Bird watching, Nature walks etc
- Gratuity for Porterage / waiters at hotels, camps and airports
- Christmas, New Year and Easter Supplement
- Gratuity for your professional driver guide
- Sundowner bush cocktails, balloon Safaris, Horse Rides, Chopper trips, Yatch trips, Drown recorded trips and bush dinner. Although they can be provided on request.
- Cost of obtaining passport and visas while crossing borders.
- International/ Local Airfares.