Accompanying Persons Tours


Available only with purchase of a Full registration. Persons accompanying delegates to The Joint XXIV IGC and XI IRC congress 2020 can register as Accompanying Person for $200. This will provide admission to the opening ceremony, the opening reception, entrance fees to different tour sites, lunch, a mid-congress day tour (October 28th), and the cultural night, including dinner, at The Bomas of Kenya on October 28th. If attending any technical sessions or workshops one must purchase full registration. Pre and Post Congress Tours are not included – registrants must pay for these separately.

A detailed overview of the Mid-Congress tours will be available soon.

Accompanying Persons Itinerary.

Accompanying Persons Tours

Day 1 – 26th October 2020: Nairobi National Park and Animal Orphanage


“The World’s only Wildlife Capital”. A short drive out of Nairobi’s central business district is the Nairobi National Park. Wide open grass plains and backdrop of the city scrapers, scattered acacia bush play host to a wide variety of wildlife including the endangered black rhino, lions, leopards, cheetahs, hyenas, buffaloes, giraffes and diverse birdlife with over 400 species recorded. Visitors can enjoy the park’s picnic sites, three campsites and the walking trails for hikers.

“Refuge for the Wild” The Nairobi Animal Orphanage is located in the Nairobi National Park. It serves a treatments and rehabilitation center for wild animals. The Orphanage hosts lions, cheetahs, hyenas, jackals, several cats, rare Sokoke cats, warthogs, leopards, various monkeys, baboons and buffalo. Various birds can also be viewed including parrots, guinea fowls, crowned cranes and ostriches.


Day 2 – 27th October 2020: Museums and snake park


The Museum aims to interpret Kenya’s rich heritage and offers a one stop for visitors to sample the country’s rich heritage both for education and leisure. In addition to the museum, visitors are treated to a variety of shopping and dining facilities, as well as botanical gardens that offer a serene environment.

The Nairobi Snake Park was started in January, 1961 to meet a popular attraction and to provide a research facility on reptiles, breeding of snakes. Currently the Snake Park exhibits major groups. Invertebrates like Giant Snails, Baboon Spider ,Mombasa Train Millipede, Crayfish, Freshwater Prawns and Vertebrates like Fishes both Marine and Fresh water, Amphibians, Reptiles, Birds and Mammals. It also offers services such as rescue and rehabilitation center for reptiles (abandoned, confiscated, illegal collection), dissemination of information on aquarium fishes and reptiles as well as specialized talks on the same.


Day 3 - 29th October 2020: MID-CONGRESS TOUR

Day 4-29th October 2020: National Archives, Murumbi Museum and Maasai Market

Maasai Mkt Beads

Kenya National Archives is situated at the edge of the central business district in downtown Nairobi. It was established in 1965 and holds over 40,000 volumes.

Joseph Murumbi was an avid art collector, and during his life acquired over 50,000 books and sheaves of official correspondence. The Kenya National Archives established a library containing some of the 8000 rare books (published before 1900) entrusted to them upon his death. The Kenya National Archives created the 'Murumbi Gallery' to show case this rare collection.

The Maasai Market is at the open-air markets, you can find hand-made intriguing objects, drawings, paintings, fabrics and clothes with African prints, jewelry and wood-carvings.

You can buy all your souvenirs, gifts in one-go but get ready for some serious bargaining.


Day 5-30th October 2020: David Sheldrick Elephant sanctuary – Karen Blixen

David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust 2

David Sheldrick Elephant Sanctuary was founded in 1977 by Dr. Dame Daphne Sheldrick DBE, in memory of her late husband, famous naturalist and founding Warden of Tsavo East National Park, David Leslie William Sheldrick MBE, and the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust claims a rich and deeply rooted family history in wildlife and conservation. It is best known for its work with elephants, operating the most successful orphan elephant rescue and rehabilitation program in the world.

Karen Blixen Museum was built in 1912 by the Swedish engineer Åke Sjögren. The house was later donated by the Danish government in 1964 to the new Kenyan government as an independence gift. It was opened to the public in 1986 as one of Kenya's national museums following the popularity of the movies, Out of Africa and West in the Night.