3-Day Pre-Congress Tour - Global Livestock Research, dairy farming and Amboseli National Park.

On this route delegates will learn about ILRI work on global livestock research; walk through ILRI campus - Mazingira Centre research on Livestock GHG emissions research; land use change dynamics; environmental impact of livestock production; BioSciences Eastern and Central Africa (BecA-ILRI Hub) - biotechnology research; Technological advancements - drone mapping. They will also experience the Amboseli National Park "Home of the African Elephant", the local Maasai community who live around the park and experience their authentic culture. This tour covers approximately 500 Km from and back to Nairobi.

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 3 day tour scheduled from 21st to 23rd October 2020, will be full of adventure and learning.

A detailed overview of the 3-Day Tour will be available soon.

Amboseli 3 Day Tour Itinerary

DAY 1 - Wednesday, October 21

Kitengela - Rangelands invasion by urban developments;  

Isinya  - Lairumpe farm - Livestock breed imrovement - Zebu using Sahiwal

Kajiado town - Improved private ranch - Mr. Osoi; invasive plant species

Lunch break

Livestock market  - Pastoral livestock marketing

Amboseli National Park -"Home of the African Elephant" The name ""Amboseli"" comes from a Maasai word meaning "salty dust", and it is one of the best places in Africa to view large herds of elephants up close. Night stop over"

DAY 2 - Thursday, October 22

Amboseli National Park - Whole day experience of the kenya wildlife and tourism experience including bush dinners; maasai lecture or dances; wildlife movies; birding safaris; nature trek; camel rides.

DAY 3 - Friday, October 23

Sultan Hamud  - Mixed farming - Crop livestock interactions

ILRI Kapiti ranch - Focus on livestock and environmental research

Lunch break  

Focus on livestock and environmental research

ILRI KAPITI RANCH - NAIROBI  - End of 3 day pre-congress Amboseli tour

3 Day Tour Map