Our student and school trips offer valuable learning experiences and lots of fun through various learning activities. In Kenya, education tourism or educational safaris refers to 'any tour programme in which participants travel to a location as a group with the primary purpose of engaging in a learning experience directly related to the location'. It is comprised of several sub-learning types including ecotourism, heritage tourism,cultural tourism, agro-tourism, and student / study exchanges between educational institutions. The main objective of this eco-safari is to expose students to the beauty of Africa - the adventure, the cultures, the diverse ecosystems and to give them an opportunity to be happy with only a few of the comforts of the normal western living.
The second purpose of the educational trip is to expose foreign students to new ecological setups, cultures and ecosystems as well as take students back to the cradle of humanity - not just to civilizations past, but to where humanity began, the cradle of mankind. By being involved in this particular trip, the students will not only view the people and lifestyles of one of the most vibrant countries in Africa, they will also have the chance to view some of the most endangered ecosystems in the world and learn about measures taken by the authorities to contain this trend. This trip is a true blend of people and nature. Learn More >
Safari Itinerary: Kenya Educational Safari Tour (15 Days)
Day 01 - Nairobi - Boulevard Hotel
Arrival at Nairobi's Jomo Kenyatta Airport, met and greeted in our traditional style by our uniformed AfriChoice! representatives, transfer to your city hotel. Balance of the day on a city orientation tour featuring a guided walking city tour, a visit to elephant orphanage where you have the opportunity to see the feeding and care of baby elephants which are either orphaned, abandoned or sick. After lunch drive to Butterfly Center where you will be taken to a guided tour to see butterfly rearing and different species of butterfly. A visit to Giraffe center where you have an opportunity to feed the giraffes from your own hands and later the Karen Blixen museum to learn about the achievements of Karen who lived for a short while in Kenya. Enroute to our hotel, we enjoy a walk at the Nairobi's Safari walk. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner, included, Boulevard Hotel
DAY 02: Day Visits - Nairobi and its Suburbs
Visit one local university / college. Sit in classes, meet and get to know some Kenyan college students. A visit to a little village outside Nairobi or Visit the Nyumbani children's home for the orphaned and the Sick. We return to our hotel this afternoon for a thorough tour briefing. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included, at Boulevard Hotel
Day 03: Day Visits - Lake Magadi
Lake Magadi is located in the southern Kenya. This 104 sq. km soda lake is completely surrounded by vast natural salt flats. These sweltering hot plains prevent animals from reaching the alkaline lake at its center. For this reason, thousands of flamingo descend on the lake each year to nest on elevated mud mounds at the lake's edge safe from any potential predators. Freshwater springs at the Lake's shore attract a host of other birds. A journey to Magadi is like to enter another world. The baking salt plains stretch into horizons of shimmering heat haze, while the shallow lake heaves with the pink waves of nesting flamingo. The other worldly atmosphere is compounded by the intense heat and the isolation. A guided tour to Magadi Soda company one of the largest producer of Soda Ash in Africa is also conducted. ( Picnic Lunch is served ). Drive back to Nairobi. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner, included, Boulevard Hotel
Day 04: Day Visits - Ostrich Farm Kitengela.
A visit to Ostrich farm with a guided tour to the farm enables you to learn about Ostrich rearing from an egg to a fully grown Ostrich. Ostrich products are available for sale. A complimentary ostrich feather and sample of ostrich fillet are some of the most interesting things worth the visit but much fun to a booed swimming pool and ostrich racecourse. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner, included, Boulevard Hotel
Day 05: On Safari - Naromoru - Mau Mau caves, Mt. Kenya, Kikuyu Culture
After breakfast we pass through coffee and pineapple plantations to the slopes of Mt. Kenya arriving at Lunchtime. Afternoon walk to exciting village tours, bird watching, forest studies, Kikuyu cultural folklore and close walk to Mau Mau historic caves, that help you visualize the struggle our freedom fighters went through. Dinner and overnight at the Mountain Rock Hotel (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Included)
Day 06: On Safari - Nanyuki - Sweet Waters - Chimpanzee Sanctuary
After breakfast, pass the Equator where a proof demonstration of zero degrees latitude is performed and head to Sweetwater's Wildlife Sanctuary a beautiful private game reserve and home to rare species such as besia oryx, reticulated giraffe and black rhino. This very special 23,000 acre wildlife sanctuary was originally established to protect and breed highly-endangered Chimpanzees and Black Rhinos. In 1994 the Jane Goodall Institute established the Sweetwater's Chimpanzee Sanctuary within the game reserve and moved a large group of chimps here from the unstable situation in their native West Africa. A game drive reveals the full range of African wildlife including lion, leopard, cheetah, elephant and hippo. Visit up close with the wildlife orphanage and observe chimps at this Sanctuary. Late afternoon depart for Nakuru via Thompson's falls the beautiful waterfall and head to Nakuru arriving late in evening. Overnight at a Nakuru Town Hotel with Private Facilities (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Included)
Day 07: On Safari - Baringo / Bogoria Day Trip
Take a day trip to both Lakes Baringo and Bogoria. You will have a one-hour boat ride 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. After the day trip drive back to Nakuru. Overnight at a Nakuru Town Hotel with Private Facilities (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Included)
Day 08: On Safari - Nakuru - Park Full Day Disposal.
After breakfast we have a day tour to this lake that offers one of the world's most spectacular wildlife sights, a brilliant pink flamingoes as far as the eye can see. When conditions are right, between one and two million lesser and greater flamingos feed around the shores of the shallow soda lake, together with tens of thousands of other birds. The best place to view the birds is from Baboon Cliff where you will have a picnic lunch. Looking out over the dazzling fringe of pink around the lake's shores. Here you will also see warthog, waterbuck and large numbers of impala. Other slightly shyer residents include buffalo, Rothschild giraffe, eland, lion, leopard and black rhino. It goes without saying that this is a bird watchers paradise. Overnight at a Nakuru Town Hotel with Private Facilities (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Included)
Day 09: On Safari - Naivasha - Elsemere + Crater Lake Sanctuary
Morning visit 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. After lunch drive to 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. Overnight at a Naivasha Lake Shore campsite with basic facilities (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Included)
Day 10: On Safari - Hells Gate-Full Day Activities - Walks, Rock Climbing
This excursion offers a stunning variety of animals. The bird life too is prolific. The Trail starts at Fishers Tower, the entranceway to Ol Njorowa Gorge. The backdrop to this tower is the dramatic cliff of columnar basalt, which forms the walls of the Gorge. This one-day trail follows the floor of the gorge, the walls climbing steeply on both sides. This two-hour walk through the gorges is fascinating where you wash your hands under a small waterfall and sometimes you find the water too hot to handle. Its very soft, soapy feel to it and a rather unpleasant Sulphury smell. Much fun in the wild. This is the only park in Kenya you can walk or cycle. A tour to Olkaria Geothermal power station will be conducted. Overnight at a Naivasha Lake Shore campsite with basic facilities (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Included)
Day 11: On Safari - Naivasha Farms - Horticulture and Flower Farms
A full day to the flower farms which are in the area with huge green houses stretch over many kilometres supply all of Europe with flowers and fresh vegetable, which are airlifted from Nairobi. A guided tour to the farms will be conducted. Overnight at a Naivasha Lake Shore campsite with basic facilities (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Included)
Day 12: On Safari - Naivasha - Masai Mara
After breakfast drive to Masai Mara where the largest concentration of animals is found. Masai Mara the vast, open grasslands of the Serengeti-Mara are home to over 3 million large mammals. An afternoon game drive in the Masai Mara you have a very good chance of seeing all the major Plains animals including lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant, rhino, hyena, cheetah, jackal, warthog and many species of antelopes. Overnight in Masai Mara Game Reserve Campsite with basic facilities (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Included)
Day 13: Masai Mara Game Reserve
Full day game viewing in Masai Mara Game Reserve. The vast, open grasslands of the Serengeti-Mara are home to over 3 million large mammals. These include over 1.4 million wildebeest, which migrate in an enormous, straggling herd each year between the southern part of the Serengeti to the northern part and back again. With them move other herbivores such as gazelles and zebra, also looking for the best grass. Along the way they provide food for big predators such as lions, leopards and cheetahs.
The first sight of Masai Mara Game Reserve is owesome. Here we learn and see first hand the intricate web of dependency that binds the different animal species together. Each of the animals has adapted to its own niche and to the other animals that surround it. Here we see Nature at its most subtle and, sometimes, most cruel as each animal struggles to survive and reproduce. On our morning and afternoon game drives in the Masai Mara we have a very good chance of seeing all the major plains animals including lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant, rhino, hyena, cheetah, jackal, warthog and many species of antelope. Picnic lunch across tree studded grasslands and rolling hills. Overnight in Masai Mara Game Reserve Campsite with basic facilities (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Included)
Day 14: Masai Mara Game Reserve
Early morning wildlife observations. Go on a guided walk into the Ngama Hills accompanied by armed rangers and Warden. After lunch at the camp, drive to a Manyatta. Spend the afternoon at the Manyatta where you learn about various Maasai cultural activities such as dances, weaponry, and also listen to stories on the family set-up, social stratification and taboos told by the locals. This afternoon we get a brief introduction to a Ranger's Course from a resident Game Warden. Overnight in Masai Mara Game Reserve Campsite with basic facilities (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Included)
Day 15 - Back to Nairobi, Departure
After breakfast drive to Nairobi, Kenya's colourful capital city. Lunch at the famed Carnivore Restaurant where you have an excellent opportunity to sample African Dishes. Carnivore Barbecue Experience is also described as 'Meat Eaters Paradise' and is the Africa's Greatest Eating Experence! After lunch, transfer to your hotel or Jomo Kenyatta Airport for your onward arrangements. AfriChoice! airport representative will re-confirm your onward flight, and assist you at check-in. Those taking the 5 days coastal extension to Amboseli, Tsavo and Mombasa will be left behind. Details are available on request.
NOTES: Eco-Safaris and Eco-Tourism Education in Kenya
Eco Safaris and Tours are Nature based Educational Tours suitable for ecology students' field courses and involves visiting natural areas with the objectives of learning, studying or participating in activities that do not bring negative effects to the environment; whilst protecting and empowering the local community socially and economically. Our foreign student and school trips offer valuable learning experiences and lots of fun through the various bush activities like guided bush walks, wildlife lectures, biking, safaris and more.
We expose students to new and stimulating situations which help to build confidence in young people, both now and for their future. Our experience in organizing trips and visits for students, especially to Kenya, cannot be equalled. Safety is paramount in all our activities and thorough risk assessments and contingency plans are an integral part of our organization. Our eco-tours gives the participating students a unique opportunity to learn and conserve nature.
When you mention sports and Kenya, the large number of world class distance runners immediately comes to mind. Kenyans have traditionally performed well in international track competitions. Football (soccer) is played throughout the country from small villages to large cities. East Africa is known for its sports activities starting from athletics, deep sea fishing, golfing, football, cricket, hockey, basketball and others Safaris undertakes transport, tours and safaris, pre and post sports activities. These we undertake from Nairobi, Eldoret and Kisumu Airport. We Provide tailor made arrangements for athletes who want to sample training in Eldoret - Kipchoge Keino athletics training center and the Nandi Hills which produce the Kenyan world athletes.
Athletics Events / Long Distance Running in Kenya
Kenya is known worldwide as the athlete country of the world. AfriChoice organizes trips to various athletic events in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. The most renowned athletic event in Kenya is the annual Standard Chartered Marathon which attracts marathoners from all over the world. The other tours which we organize is the visits to athlete centers which include:- the Kipchoge Keino training center in Eldoret and participation of the physically impaired individuals in the world special selection Olympic games which are held annually at Moi international sports Center - Kasarani In the year 2007 we will participate in the IAAF athletic event in Mombasa. We are also participants in the HIV/AIDS marathon in Kisumu organized by Richard M. Brodsky Foundation.
Golfing in Kenya - Golf Championship Safaris
Kenya has a number of beautifully scenic golf courses at various altitudes from Sea Level right up to the nine-hole Molo course at 2740m (8989ft). Windsor Golf and Country club is one of the attractions and The Railway golf club in the center of Nairobi city. The most recent is the Great Rift Valley Lodge and Golf Resort in Naivasha which apart from golf also offer a variety Conferences, Meetings & Incentives in Kenya
of activities for adventurous guests, including Game and Bird walks with our resident guides, Fishing and Boating on Lake Naivasha. The oldest is the Royal Nairobi Golf Club. The "Royal" title was bestowed on the Nairobi Golf Club in 1935 by King George V. Other golf courses include the Muthaiga and Karen Golf Clubs each with championship courses .While in Lake Victoria region, we will organize your golfing sports at the Nyanza Golf club. In Mombasa, Golf enthusiasts will be at home at the Mombasa, Nyali and the Leisure Golf Club.
White Water Rafting in Kenya
This is a popular event in Kenya and Uganda. While in Kenya, we organize this event on River Tana at Sagana. We will organize to pick your group from Nairobi in the morning and drive you to River Tana where this sporting activity takes place in Kenya. We will supervise the occasion and pick you after the event back to Nairobi. Sagana River is famous for the event. Conferences, Meetings & Incentives in Kenya
Horseback Riding Events in Kenya
Our horseback riding safaris in Kenya are without a doubt the most exciting and adventuresome of all the AfriChoice rides. Strong riders, confident at all paces on broken terrain riding athletic horses will be in their element here. The opportunity to see big game and interact with wild animals on splendid horses is thrilling. Sometimes in the Masai Mara huge herds of wildebeest and zebra extend as far as the eye can reach. The opportunity to see picturesque native tribesmen whose culture is dramatically different from ours in remote areas unspoiled by frequent tourist visits is fascinating. The Laikipia rides around the snow capped peak of Mt. Kenya traverses several large ranches (up to 100,000 acres) which were carved out of the wilderness a century ago by white settlers. There are many similarities to the cattle ranches of the Rocky Mountain West. The wild game has been well preserved on these huge ranches although there are sometimes difficult interactions between game and cattle.
Men and Women Football & Volley Ball Sports in Kenya
Football is a renowned sport worldwide. Currently, women football tournaments are gaining ground as the most exiting and thrilling in the tourism industry. AfriChoice takes tourists to both events and also organizes village or rural football events by engaging the youth busy and not doing other irrelevant activities which would be detrimental to their health and well being e.g. HIV AIDS. We also organize HIV awareness football tournaments which make the youth in the rural areas/ villages aware of the epidemic. We urge our clients during the tours to donate balls for football, boots and uniforms, not to mention the trophies.
Kenya has two main international sports centers namely:- Moi International Sports Center - Kasarani and Nyayo National Stadium. From these sports centers, international events take place annually. They also house swimming pools and gym activities.
Bull Fighting Events in Western Kenya
These are a recent tourist attraction in western Kenya. It pulls tourists to western Kenya as an event of its own nature in Kenya and East Africa as a whole. AfriChoice organizes the participation of these events among other tour itineraries to western Kenya and Kakamega forest. This event is usually done in the early morning before mid-day since the event is performed before mid day. We include this tour with the tour of Kakamega forest and the crying stone within the area.
Swimming and Water Sports in Kenya
These includes but not limited to; deep sea fishing, scuba diving & snorkeling, yachting, water surfing in Indian Ocean and Lake Victoria. The East African Coast is a paradise for beach sports which include; deep sea fishing and water surfing in Indian Ocean. The Kenya coast harbors the best hotels which undertake the activities of scuba diving and snorkeling. AfriChoice undertakes the arrangements and bookings for these activities in Mombasa, Dar es Salaam and Zanzibar. Lake Victoria is another place for water surfing and deep sea fishing which is done from the Lake Victoria islands namely: - Mfangano, Takawiri and Rusinga Islands.
AfriChoice has arrangements with the management of these Islands, lodges and hotels and has contract rates for the same activities. Swimming is so popular in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania to an extent that most schools have incorporated swimming classes. The under 15 and the under 10 in lower primary sections have swimming classes on a weekly basis. Swimming is gaining momentum as a tourist sport and many foreigners participate in this sport every year. Contests are held in Nairobi, Kampala and Dar es Salaam mostly.
Biking and Cycling Sports Sports in Kenya
Bicycle riding competition is so popular in western Kenya and in Mombasa. The famous Boda Boda riding contest is conducted along the Lake Victoria villages and beaches to create awareness in HIV/AIDS which has embedded the health in these areas. The most important events are conducted by the health NGO's and the Ramogi Oginga Odinga Foundation mainly in Kakamega and Kang’o Kajaramogi during the annual festival at the home of the late Ramogi Oginga Odinga.
Special Olympics and Sports Events in Kenya
This takes place at the Moi International Sports Center - Kasarani annually. It is a special Olympic event in that all the disabled persons are given a chance to exercise their sports skills and are awarded by being selected from this event to represent Kenya in the International special Olympic competitions. The sports include: - football for both men and women who are physically impaired, netball, volleyball, swimming, tennis, handball, hockey and others. The whole country converges annually to select the best that represent Kenya internationally in the Special Olympics.
The Maralal International Camel Derby in Kenya
This is an annual international event held mid year just outside of Maralal town; The World famous Maralal International Camel Derby was inaugurated in 1990 as a sporting event, with the added advantage of sensitizing the pastoral communities of the camel as a key environmental tool in combating the degradation of the environment.
It is Africa's best known and most prestigious camel race, attracting both local and international competitors. The event is a major draw for spectators as well as racers, and the competition is fierce. With its growing popularity and addition of cycle races which have U.C.I. (Geneva) recognition, this exciting event draws a wide attendance including a cross section of farming communities, ranchers, national and international press, television crews, would be participants and spectators from overseas, school groups and adventure lovers from all over Kenya and beyond.
The proceeds go to the Samburu Handicap Education and Rehabilitation Programme (SHERP). This project addresses the problem of education and rehabilitation of the handicapped children in Samburu District. Currently the Programme offers assistance to 112 disabled children but has no visible source of financial assistance and relies on the help of NGO’s, self help groups, Government of Kenya and private contribution to encourage the empowerment of persons with disabilities.
International Marathon Events in Kenya
This is the latest tourist attraction in Kenya. The most famous is the Standard chartered Marathon which is conducted by the Standard Bank annually. The race usually starts in Nairobi and it incorporates every individual both physically impaired, the blind, the normal office executive and lately the tourists from foreign countries.