Students Educational Tour

Our Educational Safaris

Go Wild - Study in the Masai Mara, Kenya.

Life Nature Safaris is calling all conservationists of tomorrow…. Visit Kenya and the world-renowned Masai Mara.
This is a fantastic opportunity for those who want something more than a trip to a game park.

  • We offer tailor made educational programs and field trips and the chance to study diverse environmental and community conservation issues.
  • The trip is for high schools and gap year students that are seeking quality and truly nature based study tours.
  • They are usually culturally and biologically diverse, and attract students who have a common interest in nature, wildlife and culture. A greater awareness of environmental issues will be developed on this trip.

Interested in an educational safari?

Talk to us to help you plan your perfect trip.

Objectives of the trip

The main objective of this eco-safari is to;
• Expose students to the beauty of Africa – the adventure, the cultures, the diverse ecosystems and to give them a unique opportunity of learning, experience and to be happy with only a few of the comforts of the normal western living.
• The second purpose of the educational trip is to expose foreign students to new ecological setups, cultures and ecosystems as well as take students back to the cradle of humanity – not just to civilizations past, but to where humanity began- the cradle of mankind.
• By being involved in this particular trip, the students will not only view the people and lifestyles of one of the most vibrant countries in Africa, they will also have the chance to view some of the most endangered ecosystems in the world and learn about measures taken by the authorities to contain this trend.
This trip is a true blend of people and nature. At the end of every activity, students will visit Masai Mara.
Visiting Masai Mara Game Reserve, one of the best places to observe animals in their natural habitat will allow students to experience firsthand the wonders of Kenya’s renowned wildlife heritage while exploring the complex challenges faced by the traditional Masai communities living in wildlife protected areas. Students will be encouraged to discuss with their Masai hosts the intricate relationship that exists between a traditional society that has managed to fend off the beckoning of westernization and state machinery that seeks to embrace westernization at all costs.

Accommodation

With the exception of your night’s accommodation in a Nairobi hotel, your accommodation for the best part of the trip is provided in tents at secure campsites within or on the outskirts of national parks. On occasions you may need to put your tent up. Facilities at the sites are basic. This is an African safari as it should be! Facilities include simpler mobile drop toilets and bush showers (with buckets of water).
Simple yet tasty meals are cooked on each campsite per the itinerary, and everyone is expected to pitch in with cooking, cleaning, shopping etc, making camp chores easier. When the whole group participates it’s quicker, easier, and more fun!
Our selected destinations offers plenty of opportunity to learn more about the wild, learn how to study animals in their natural environment and about interaction between the wildlife and people living in the area. It will as well give you immense opportunity to learn and enjoy more of wildlife photography.
Please note that activities are tailored to your interests, length of your stay and the resources available. You will require no previous scientific knowledge or research skills.
Throughout this trip, Life Nature Safaris staff will work hard at all times to assure that everything runs smoothly, but please remember that this is Africa, things may not always work or run as they do back in America. Patience, an adventurous spirit and healthy sense of humor should always be packed and brought along.

While our preparation is going on here, there are a number of things you should do before departure.
You should be prepared to travel light: the two medium pieces of luggage per person (not to exceed 20kgs) that are allowed on the international flights are more than adequate. Dress throughout East Africa is very informal. The climate dictates warm weather clothing of a casual nature, cotton shirts, pants, dresses, skirts, and shoes are most practical while on safari. (khaki, tan or neutral colors). It is easy to rinse out cotton clothing as it dries quickly. A warm sweater or jacket for the cool evenings and mornings is also advisable. Comfortable walking shoes, tennis shoes or sturdy sandals are a must.