Experience Kenya through a series of Lectures and field trips on this Educational Cultural Study Tour. The students will explore the interplay of Traditional tribal-village cultures and contemporary cultures in the cities.
The relations in tourism, ecology, politics, democracy, History, Geography, Health and economic development will be examined during the study tour. Emphasis will be placed on the role of intercultural communication in societies in transition. Field trips are planned to go along with the covered material during the seminars and lectures.
The program fee covers tuition, full board accommodation, all excursions, and ground transport in Kenya. The program is designed for Universities, Colleges and professionals.
Nairobi Program briefing and visit the Kenya National Museum and the Bomas of Kenya in the afternoon.
Nairobi-Morning:Seminar:History of Kenya. Mid-Morning: Introduction to Ki-swahili .
Afternoon: City tour including the Railway museum, city market, National Museums and Snake Park.
Nairobi-Morning: Seminar: Development/Environment/social cultural Issues in Kenya
Afternoon: Visit a Children’s home or tour Kibera slums.Reflection of days issues; development, cultural issues
Nairobi-Morning:Seminar: Development/Social cultural issues in Kenya
Afternoon: Visit to Tea and coffee estates around Nairobi. Reflection of days issues; development, cultural issues
Nairobi-Morning: Seminar on Wildlife conservation in Kenya
Mid/ Afternoon: Environment /Development tour : Including forests around Nairobi, Nairobi National Park,Reflection of days issues before retiring to bed.
Mount Kenya region-Depart for Mt. Kenya region and visit the Mau Mau caves in the Mt. Kenya forest and have a seminar on Kenya’s struggle for independence and the Kikuyu traditional culture. Visit a farmer’s society and study the farmers’ cooperative movement in Kenya.
Mount Kenya region-Depart for Aberdares regions and witness population pressures on conservation areas and the conflicting land use practices in the region. Game drive in the Sweetwaters game ranch and a visit to the chimpanzee sanctuary.
Lake Nakuru-Drive to Lake Nakuru National Park. Seminar on the Lake’s ecosystem and the impact of proximity to Nakuru town. Lake Nakuru is world renowned for hosting a third of the world’s population lesser flamingo.
Lake Naivasha-Depart for Lake Naivasha with a Visit to Kariandusi pre-historic site en-route. Seminar on the ecological evolution of lake Naivasha and the effect of human activity around the Lake. Afternoon trip around the lake to view horticulture and flower farms and the water Salvinia molesta weed problem around Lake Naivasha.
Maasai Mara-Proceed to Maasai Mara game reserve with game viewing en-route. This is Kenya’s most popular park for its large herds of lions and the legendary annual wildebeest migration.
Maasai Mara-Two days of game viewing Studying the Group ranches wildlife conservation concept, Cultural transformations, Land use changes and conservation pressures and Visit a cultural village.
Nairobi-Return to Nairobi for an afternoon at leisure.
Tsavo-Drive to the Tsavo National park, famous for the infamous “Man eaters of Tsavo”, Man eating lions encountered during the construction of the Uganda railway. Seminar on the conservation human /animal conflict and elephant conservation policy, potential and challenges in Kenya.
Tsavo-Full Day of game viewing in this enormous park.
Mombasa Beach-Travel to Mombasa with afternoon at leisure. Evening seminar on History of Kenyan Coast, people and culture.
Mombasa Beach-Four full days to explore the coastal town of Mombasa and have fun on the Indian Ocean beaches with seminars on Kenyan coast development and conservation issues. Visit Fort Jesus, Mombasa Old town, Gede Ruins and Mamba Village Botanical Garden – North Coast of Mombasa Study mangrove forest conservation projects and Coral Gardens. Other sites to be visited include: Bamburi [Haller] Nature Park. Arabuko Sokoke Rain Forest. Kipepeo Butterfly Project – Kilifi. Turtle Conservation at the coast along the beaches.
Night train to Nairobi.
Nairobi-relax at the hotel followed by afternoon last minute shopping. Complementary Farewell dinner at the Carnivore restaurant.. Transfer to JKIA for night Flight back home.