Rombo - Olowuaru Bush Lion Project-
You will spend 2 weeks in Rombo on the Olowuaru Bush Project. You will accompany both the Researcher and a local Maasai guide either by foot or in a vehicle on data collecting surveys of all animal species within set transects and blocks within the region.
The aims of this project are to monitor the predator prey relationships of the animal populations, and gain understanding of human / wildlife conflict and the affect it is having on the lion population.
The lions in this region have been mistreated over the years and sightings are very rare, you may not actually see a lion, but will be active in recovering fresh scat and making casts of prints for our continuing data collection. This data is crucial for the project to be able to assess the conservation needs of the lions in this area to be able to increase their confidence so that they will become more active and be visible during the day.
Your typical itinerary
Each day at the camp you will rise and have breakfast by about 7.00am, ready for an early start. The sunrise in this latitude of Kenya is at 6.15am, and sunset at 18.15pm – so early to rise, and lovely long evenings of camp fire conversation!
Your mornings will be spent out in the field, returning for lunch at the camp or at a remote day camp on location, and then a period of rest during the hottest part of the day, and then back out in the field for the rest of the day. Home at 18.00pm in time for camp shower (sometimes using water warmed by the fire if you're lucky!), followed by supper, and then an evening under the stars with your new found friends and sounds.
You will need to fly into Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Airport in Kenya. From here you will be met by our Representatives and transferred to the Kenya Comfort Inn or Suites for your first night of accommodation.
This will allow you time to relax and get a good night’s sleep after your long flight, before heading out the following morning into the African bush.
You will be joined by a staff member who will travel with you to the project site using local public transport. The journey will take you from Nairobi down The Mombasa Road to Emali, and then on to Loitokitok where you will change to one of the project vehicles that will take you to camp. (approximately 4 hrs journey time and then lunch at camp).
What’s included in the programme
- Transfers to and from Nairobi International Airport
- Escorted transfer by public transport and project vehicle to camp
- First and last night B & B accommodation at a hotel in Nairobi
- All accommodation during your stay
- All meals during your stay
- Full support and assistance from your co-ordinator throughout your time on your placement
What’s not included in the programme
- Travel insurance for the duration of your placement, which should include cover for repatriation
- Visa for entry into Kenya
Qualifications: No qualifications are needed.
From a group of 2 person
Program Cost US $1,299 per person
Year 2011: Month: Arrival Date - Departure Date
Month Nairobi Arrival - Departure Nairobi
January 08/01/2011 - 23/01/2011
February 12/02/2011 - 27/02/2011
March 19/03/2011 – 03/04/2011
April 23/04/2011– 08/05/2011
May 28/05/2011 – 12/06/2011
July 02/07/2011 – 17/07/2011
August 06/08/2011 - 21/08/2011
September 10/09/2011 – 25/09/2011
October 15/10/2011 – 30/10/2011
November 19/11/2011 - 04/12/2011
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