3-Day Pre-Congress Tour - Research, dairy farming and world famous Maasai Mara Game Reserve.

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On this route delegates learn about the research on a satellite dairy Sahiwal herd by the Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organization and specialized dairy and beef farm on the floor of the Rift valley. 

They will experience the unique Maasai Mara game reserve and the specter that is the "Great Wildebeest Migration". This tour covers approximately 700 Km from Nairobi, through the Great Rift Valley to the scenic view of the wildlife in world renowned Maasai Mara national reserve and back to Nairobi.


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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.


3-Day Tour Itinerary 


DAY 1 - 21ST OCT 2020

ROUTE -NAIROBI - RIFT VALLEY VIEW POINT – KALRO DRI - MARULA FARM - NAROK VIA MAI MAHIU

1) RIFT VALLEY VIEW POINT

Great Rift valley bird eye-view; farming activities - former large scale settler farms; dormant Mt. Longonot crater.  *Place for refreshing and buying traditional artifacts.

  • Departure time -06:00am
  • Traveling time -1hr
  • Arrival - 07:30am
  • Stop over time - 30min



2) 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 hr 
  • Arrival - 11:00 am
  • Stop over time - 2 hrs 



3) MARULA FARM

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

  • Traveling time - 0 hrs 
  • Stop over time -1 hr
  • Lunch Break - 12:00 pm - 01:00 pm




4) NAROK MAASAI MARKET

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

  • Departure time -01:00 pm
  • Traveling time -1 hr
  • Arrival time - 05:30 pm  
  • Stop over- 3 hrs
  • End of day one.


DAY 2 - 22ND OCT 2020

ROUTE- NAROK - MAASAI MARA WILDLIFE CONSERVANCIES - MAASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVE



1) NAROK

1) NAROK - Large scale wheat farming; rangeland land use changes.

  • Breakfast - 05:00 am -06:30 am
  • Departure time - 06:30 am 
  • Traveling time - 3 hrs 
  • Arrival - 11:30 am 
  • Stop over time - 0hrs





2) MAASAI MARA WILDLIFE CONSERVANCIES ASSOCIATION

Wildlife conservation efforts; group ranches; Ecotourism.

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3) MAASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVE

Maasai Mara national reserve 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 Ecosystems 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). Posibility of viewing the great wildebeest migration; night out in Maasai Mara.

  • Lunch Break 12:30 pm - 01:30 pm






4) Maasai Mara game drives

Night out; possibility of cultural event.

  • Departure time - 01:30 pm  
  • Traveling time - 0 hrs 
  • Arrival 04:00 pm 
  • Stop over-2.5 hrs
  • End of day two.


DAY 3 - 23RD OCT 2020

Route Maasai Mara - Narok - Narok Maasai Museum 

1) NAROK

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

  • Departure time - 08:30 am 
  • Traveling time - 3.45 hrs 
  • Arrival - 12:30 pm



2) NAROK MAASAI MUSEUM

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

  • Lunch Break 12:30 pm - 01:30 pm




NAROK - NAIROBI  - End of three day tour.

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