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.

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.

Maasai Mara 3 Day Tour Itinerary 

DAY 1 - Wednesday, October 21

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.

2) KALRO Dairy Research Institute  - KALRO's cutting edge research in dairy production; Sahiwal breed satellite herd and research. This is one of the few pure Sahiwal herds outside its native Pakistan.

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

Lunch break

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

DAY 2 - Thursday, October 22

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

Maasai Mara Wildlife Conservancies Association - Wildlife conservation efforts; group ranches; Ecotourism. 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

Maasai Mara game drives 

Night out; possibility of cultural event.

DAY 3 - Friday, October 23

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

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 neighbouring the Maasai of Narok and Kajiado Counties.

Lunch break

NAROK - NAIROBI  - End of 3 day pre-congress Maasai Mara tour.

3-Day Tour Map