Conservation Safari

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Conservation Safari

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Our Conservation Safari is a life-changing adventure. Nestled in a private conservancy near Voi, this safari is not just about witnessing the breathtaking wildlife but also about giving back to nature and local communities.

Explore the wilderness with immersive game drives, learn essential ranger skills, and connect with the vibrant local culture through a community hike. Engage in a heartwarming visit to a women’s group where you’ll discover the art of making paper from elephant dung and weaving intricate baskets.

Join us on this unique safari where you’ll not only create unforgettable memories but also contribute to the preservation of wildlife and the well-being of the surrounding communities.

Location:

  • Near Voi, Kenya

Price Includes

  • Accommodation
  • Meals
  • Private transport throughout the trip
  • Hike with rangers
  • Ranger skills workshop
  • Women's Group Visit in their village
  • Paper from Elephant Dung Workshop
  • Basket Weaving Workshop
  • Tour of the conservation facility

Price Excludes

  • Transport to and fro the safari
  • Tips
  • Any Private Expenses

Impact Created

  • Wildlife ConservationYou will directly contribute to the conservation efforts in the region. The conservancy utilizes revenue to fund anti-poaching patrols, habitat restoration, and wildlife monitoring, all of which are crucial for protecting Kenya's unique biodiversity.
  • Community EmpowermentEngaging with local communities through activities like the women's group visit not only provides income and livelihood opportunities but also empowers these communities. Learning traditional crafts and supporting local initiatives helps preserve cultural heritage while fostering economic self-sufficiency.
  • Environmental AwarenessThrough ranger skills training and educational experiences, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of the challenges facing wildlife and ecosystems in Kenya. This increased awareness can lead to greater support for conservation initiatives and responsible travel practices.
  • Economic BenefitsThe safari generates income for the local economy, benefiting not only the communities but also contributing to regional development. Revenue from tourism helps build infrastructure, improve education and healthcare facilities, and create jobs, ultimately enhancing the overall well-being of local residents.
  • Off the beaten pathThere's nothing like this safari available for visitors!! And it shocks us as it’s the way safari should be done - with a key element of giving back.
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This is a 2night, 3 day conservation safari itinerary, though we can edit it to the duration you wish to spend on this safari:

Day 1:Arrival and Ecofactory Exploration and Game Drive

  • 12:00 PM: Arrive at the conservancy, where your unforgettable conservation safari begins.
  • 1:00 PM: Start your journey with a focus on Conservation and Sustainable Development. Visit the ecofactory, soap factory, and printing factory, gaining insights into sustainable production and its impact on the environment.
  • 3:00 PM: Return to Camp for a fulfilling lunch.
  • 5:00 PM: Embark on your first afternoon drive, exploring the beautiful landscape and wildlife.
  • 6:30 PM: Pause for a breathtaking Sundowner at Lokidori Hill, where you can take in the stunning African sunset.
  • 7:30 PM: Enjoy a delicious dinner back at the camp, with the sounds of the wild as your backdrop.

Day 2:Ranger Skills and Cultural Immersion

  • 6:00 AM: Rise early for a hearty breakfast to fuel your day.
  • 7:00 AM: Head out for an adventurous trek in the Marungu Hills with knowledgeable Rangers. Learn survival skills and reach the summit for a breathtaking view of the landscape.
  • 1:00 PM: Return to the camp for a well-deserved lunch.
  • 2:30 PM: Immerse yourself in the local culture during the Elephant Dung Paper Workshop with the Women’s Group. Discover the unique craft of making paper from elephant dung while understanding the vital role of women in conservation. Also learn how baskets are weaved from sisal and try yourself!
  • 7:00 PM: Gather for a delicious dinner at the camp.
  • 8:00 PM: Attend an enlightening evening talk, delving into ongoing research at Kasigau Mountain and the conservation efforts in the region.
  • Spend the night at Kivuli Camp, surrounded by the sounds of the African night.

Day 3:Forest Patrol and Cultural Exchange

  • 6:00 AM: Begin your day with a hearty breakfast, as today promises more adventure.
  • 8:00 AM: Set off for a morning with the Development Trust Guides. Learn about their crucial work and participate in a short forest patrol, connecting with the heart of conservation efforts.
  • 1:00 PM: Enjoy a packed lunch amidst the wilderness.
  • Depart with newfound knowledge, unforgettable memories, and a deep appreciation for the conservation and cultural efforts you’ve experienced during your 2-night, 3-day safari.
FAQ's

What is the best time to embark on this safari?

The safari is available year-round!

What should I pack for this safari?

Recommended items include comfortable clothing suitable for both warm and cooler weather, sunscreen, insect repellent, a hat, sturdy walking shoes, a reusable water bottle, and a camera.

Is this safari suitable for families with children?

Yes, this safari is family-friendly. However, it’s important to consider the age and interests of your children. Some activities, like the ranger skills training, may be more suitable for older kids, while others, such as the cultural experiences, are enjoyable for all ages.We can adapt this based on your group.

How physically demanding is the safari?

While there are hiking and walking activities involved, the safari can be tailored to accommodate various fitness levels. It’s advisable to inform us of any specific physical limitations or preferences in advance, so we can make suitable arrangements.

Are there opportunities for solo travelers to join this safari?

Absolutely! The safari is open to solo travelers, couples, and groups.

Can dietary preferences or restrictions be accommodated?

Yes, the organizers can typically accommodate dietary preferences and restrictions. It’s important to inform us and them of any dietary requirements in advance so that suitable meals can be prepared for you during the safari.

How does my participation in this safari contribute to conservation efforts?

Your participation directly supports local conservation initiatives and communities. The revenue generated from the safari often goes toward wildlife protection, community development, and education programs, ensuring a sustainable future for both nature and people.

What is the group size for this safari experience?

The group size may vary, but it is typically designed to provide an intimate and immersive experience.