NINE DAY PRE-CONGRESS TOUR

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Nine Day Tour - Multiple use of rangeland and grasslands ecosystems


The tour will take delegates through the savanna grasslands/rangelands to experience the different land use options at play, including ranching on the savanna and tourism in world class national parks. Role of research in sustainable management of these ecosystems for the benefit of mankind will be emphasized. 

The price of the tour will cover the costs of accommodation, transportation, entry fees into parks and museums, an information booklet and meals (breakfast and lunches). Please note that delegates will be required to cater for their evening meals (dinner). 

The 9 days' tours, scheduled from 15th to 23rd October 2020, will be full of adventure and learning

A detailed overview of the 9-Day Tour will be available soon.

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The 9-Day Tour Itinerary



DAY 1 - 15TH OCTOBER 2020


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ROUTE - Kilimanjaro - Arusha

AREA OF INTEREST - Arusha

Arusha is a major international diplomatic hub. It hosts the East African Community Secretariat.

Stop over time - 1 hrs

Traveling time - 1 hrs

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DAY 2 - 16TH OCTOBER 2020


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BREAKFAST



ROUTE - Arusha - Ngorongoro Crater

AREA OF INTEREST - Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Its home to the vast, volcanic Ngorongoro Crater and "big 5" game (elephant, lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino). Huge herds of wildebeests and zebras traverse its plains during their annual migration. Livestock belonging to the semi-nomadic Maasai tribe graze alongside wild animals

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Night at Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge

Departure time - 08:00 am

Stop over time - 1.5 hrs
Traveling time - 3 hrsArrival - 12:30 pm

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L U N C H   B R E A K AT At Serena Safari Lodge   01 : 00 PM - 02 : 00 PM 



ROUTE - ARUSHA - NGORONGORO CRATER

AREA OF INTEREST - Ngorongoro Crater

Game drive in Ngorongoro conservation area.

Departure time - 02:00 pm

Stop over time - 1 hr
Traveling time - 30 minArrival - 04:30 pm

Ngorongoro Crater. © Peak Planet 



D I N N E R   07:00 pm - 09:00 pm

The delegates will have a bush dinner and a traditional cultural night.



DAY 3 - 17TH OCTOBER 2020


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ROUTE - Ngorongoro - Serengeti National park

AREA OF INTEREST - Serengeti National Park

The Serengeti Wildebeest Migration is one of nature's most amazing sights to behold. The Seregenti Wildebeest Migration is made up of vast herds of wildebeest, zebra and smaller herds of gazelle, eland and impala.


Night at Serengeti National Park at Serena Lodge.

Departure time - 08:00 am

Stop over time - 2 hrs
Traveling time - 2.5 minArrival - 10:30 am

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L U N C H   B R E A K AT At Serena Safari Lodge   12 : 30 PM - 01 : 30 PM 



AREA OF INTEREST - SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK 

Game drive in Serengeti National Park.

Departure time - 01:30 pm

Arrival - 05:30 pm

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D I N N E R   07:00 pm - 09:00 pm

After dinner the delegates will have a traditional cultural night/talk sessions.



DAY 4 - 18TH OCTOBER 2020


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BREAKFAST 



ROUTE NGORONGORO - SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK

AREA OF INTEREST - Serengeti National Park

The Serengeti Wildebeest Migration is one of nature's most amazing sights to behold. The Seregenti Wildebeest Migration is made up of vast herds of wildebeest, zebra and smaller herds of gazelle, eland and impala.

*Night at Serengeti National Park at Serena Lodge.

Departure time - 06:00 am

Stop over time - 2 hrs
Traveling time - 2.5 minArrival - 01:00 pm

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L U N C H   B R E A K  01 : 00 PM - 02 : 00 PM 



AREA OF INTEREST - SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK

Game drive in Serengeti National Park.

*Guide will talk on the conservancy as we drive along

Departure time - 02:00 pm

Arrival - 04:30 pm

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D I N N E R 07:00 pm - 09:00 pm

The delegates will have a bush dinner and a traditional cultural night.



DAY 5 - 19TH OCTOBER 2020


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BREAKFAST 



ROUTE Serengeti – Maasai Mara

AREA OF INTEREST - Maasai Mara National Reserve

It is situated in south-west Kenya and is one of Africa's Greatest Wildlife Reserves. Together with the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania it forms Africa's most diverse, incredible and most spectacular eco-systems and possibly the world's top safari big game viewing eco-system; Great wildebeest migration - seventh wonder of the world.

*Delegates will experience the Air Balloon excursions (optional at own cost - $ 450 dollars) viewing the great wildebeest migration; night out in Maasai Mara (optional at own cost).

Departure time - 08:00 am

Stop over time - 1.5 hrs
Traveling time - 3.5 minArrival - 11:30 am

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L U N C H   B R E A K L U N C H   AT  M A A S A I   M A R A  01 : 00 PM - 02 : 00 PM 



AREA OF INTEREST - Maasai Mara National Park

Game drive in Maasai Mara National park.

Departure time - 02:00 pm

Arrival - 05:30 pm

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D I N N E R 07:00 pm - 09:00 pm

After dinner the delegates will have a traditional talk on Maasai culture.



DAY 6 - 20TH OCTOBER 2020


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ROUTE Maasai Mara- Narok

AREA OF INTEREST - NAROK

Livelihood transition from crop agriculture into rangeland and pastoral Maasai grazing areas; group ranches; community conservancies; Maasai manyatta.

*Guided briefing with the delegates as they drive along.

Departure time - 08:00 am

Traveling time - 3 hrs
Arrival - 11:0 am

Narok
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ROUTE Maasai Mara- Narok

AREA OF INTEREST - Narok Maasai Museum

The Narok/Maa museum is located at the entrance of Narok town. The museum, opened to the public in 1996. The pictures and artefacts displayed at the museum serve to preserve the traditional culture of the Maasai and other Maa language speakers i.e. the Samburu of Samburu and Laikipia districts, Njemps of Baringo district and groups of the Ndorobo neighboring the Maasai of Narok and Kajiado Counties.

*Briefing by the host on the Maasai Culture; delegates can buy souvenirs on the Maasai culture.


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L U N C H   B R E A K  - L U N C H   AT  M A A S A I   M A R A  01 : 00 PM - 02 : 00 PM 



ROUTE - Narok-Naivasha

AREA OF INTEREST - Naivasha

Maasai cultural homesteads; land use changes from pastoralism to agro-pastoralism (wheat farming); typical Maasai livestock markets.


Departure time - 02:00 pm

Stop over time - 1 hr
Traveling time - 30 minArrival - 04:0 pm
Naivasha
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DAY 7 - 21ST OCTOBER 2020


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ROUTE Naivasha - KALRO DRI

AREA OF INTEREST - KALRO Dairy Research Institute

KALRO's cutting edge research in dairy production; Sahiwal breed satellite herd and research. This is the only Sahiwal herd outside its native Pakistan.

Departure time - 08:00 am

Traveling time - 1.5 hrs
Arrival - 09:30 am





ROUTE - KALRO DRI - Marula farm

AREA OF INTEREST - KALRO Dairy Research Institute

Large scale dairy and beef production; Organic products - honey; horticulture for local and export market.

Departure time - 09:30 am

Stop over time - 1.5 hrs
Arrival - 11:00 am

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ROUTE - Naivasha - Nyahururu

AREA OF INTEREST - Thompson Falls

Scenic view of Thompson falls.

Departure time - 11:00 am

Stop over time - 2 hrs
Traveling time - 1 hrArrival - 01:00 pm

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L U N C H   B R E A K at thompson falls  01 : 00 PM - 02 : 00 PM



ROUTE - Nyahururu- Nanyuki

AREA OF INTEREST - Nanyuki 

Brief stop-overs along the route - Large scale farming – Conservation farming of wheat - minimum till; 

*Night stay over at Sports Arms Hotel.

Departure time - 02:00 pm

Arrival - 05:00 pm

Nanyuki
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DAY 8 - 22ND OCTOBER 2020


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ROUTE - Nanyuki-Olpejeta ranch

AREA OF INTEREST - Olpejeta Ranch

Large scale beef productionwildlife/livestock interaction; beef value chain; abbateours; export of livestock embryo - Borana and big horned Ankole; livestock fattening program.

Departure time - 08:00 am

Stop over time - 1.5 hrs
Traveling time - 30 minArrival - 09:00 am

Olpejeta Ranch
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AREA OF INTEREST - Chimpanzees Sanctuary

Large scale beef production; wildlife/livestock interaction; beef value chain; abbateours; export of livestock embryo - Borana and big horned Ankole; livestock fattening program.

*Visit Chimpanzees Sanctuary

Departure time - 10:30 am

Stop over time - 1 hr
Traveling time - 30 minArrival - 11:00 am

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ROUTE - Nanyuki - Mpala Research Centre

AREA OF INTEREST - Mpala Research Centre

Scientific exchanges/presentations; Evening game drives; Night stay over at Mpala Research Centre.


Departure time - 11:30 am

Traveling time - 1 hr
Arrival - 01:00 pm

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L U N C H   B R E A K  01 : 00 PM - 02 : 00 PM


ROUTE - Nanyuki - Mpala Research Centre

AREA OF INTEREST - Mpala Research Centre

Scientific exchanges/presentations; Evening game drives; Night stay over at Mpala Research Centre.

Departure time - 02:00 pm

Arrival - 04:00 pm

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DAY 9 - 23RD OCTOBER 2020


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Within Mpala Morning game drives, breakfast  - 05 : 00 AM - 09 : 00 AM



ROUTE - Mpala- Nanyuki

AREA OF INTEREST - Nanyuki 

Departure time - 10:00 am

Stop over time - 1 hr
Traveling time - 1 hrArrival - 11:00 am

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Nanyuki – Nairobi via Embu



L U N C H   B R E A K  01 : 00 PM - 02 : 00 PM



Embu- Nairobi 01:30 PM - 04:30 PM
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