Academic Study Tours

Offered by Eco Adventures Ltd.

Eco Adventures has been creating and managing customized faculty-led academic field trips since 1998. Our field study tours offer participants experiences that inspire and educate. The programs are professionally designed for you, your group and course of study to bridge theory with practical exposure. In addition, the participants are encouraged to recognize the similarities between global environmental and social issues at each destination. They will gain a holistic understanding of the aspirations of the global community and their African experience becomes directly applicable to their lives, preparing them well for global citizenry.

We are committed to providing you with honest advice and a unique, successful faculty-led study tour. As Kenya grows in popularity, the main goal of our Kenya programs is to help students who have never been to Africa to get an idea of what the continent is about, what it feels and looks like; because many people have stereotypes about Africa that are incorrect. By experiencing Kenya first-hand these perceptions are corrected.

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Detailed Itinerary

Arrival Day Nairobi
Accommodation: a City Hotel

TOURISM STUDIES: TOURSIM DEVELOPMENT IN KENYA - Karibu Kenya! Kenya is a golden land of adventure and splendor, appropriately crowned "God's Country" rich in wealth of its contrasts, landscapes, cultures and the warm welcome it extends to all its guests and visitors. Your Academic Study Tour starts in Nairobi. You have the day at leisure with orientation time. We are delighted to be your hosts for an amazing experiential learning experiences.

Day 1 Rural Maasai Land
Accommodation: Study Center

INTRODUCING THE MAASAI COUNTRY - Morning transfer from Nairobi to rural Maasai land. Midday arrival at your community-based study center. Introductory lecture by local hosts followed by an afternoon field orientation in the host community.

Day 2 Rural Maasai Land
Accommodation: Study Center

THE MAASAI CULTURAL HERITAGE - Lecture by your local hosts on the Maasai culture and cultural change. Afternoon visit to the local market and a village.

Day 3 Rural Maasai Land
Accommodation: Study Center

WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AND LAND CONFLICTS - Morning game drive in the wildlife reserve. Visit a tourist lodge/camp for inspection. Presentation by lodge/camp manager. Afternoon visit to local community for "baraza" Q&A fact finding session.

Day 4 National Park
Accommodation: Camp/Lodge

NATIONAL GAME PARKS AND TOURISM MANAGEMENT - Depart on safari to a National Park. Lunch on arrival. Orientation and lecture by lodge/camp manager. Afternoon game drive.

Day 5 National Park
Accommodation: Camp/Lodge

CHALLENGES TO TOURISM IN NATIONAL PARKS - Visit the Park management offices for an official introduction and presentation by the park warden. Afternoon visit to tourist attraction sites within the game park to observe compliance to park regulations and codes.

Day 6 Southern Kenyan Coast
Accommodation: Beach Cottage

COASTAL TOURISM - Drive to Mombasa. Arrival in the early afternoon. Accommodation at the South Coast. Afternoon at leisure for orientation.

Day 7 Southern Kenyan Coast
Accommodation: Beach Cottage

IMPACT OF MULTINATIONALS AND ENCLAVE TOURISM - Morning visit to the Colobus Monkey Sanctuary in Diani. Presentation by sanctuary manager and a tour of the Sanctuary. Afternoon visit to local craft center for overview of socio-economic drivers of tourism in the coastal region.

Day 8 Southern Kenyan Coast
Accommodation: Beach Cottage

ECOTOURISM ATTRACTIONS AND THEIR MANAGEMENT - Morning visit to the Mangrove boardwalk community tourism project. Site inspection and presentation by project leaders.  Afternoon visit to the community village for fact finding and cultural interaction.

Day 9 Mombasa
Accommodation: Overnight Sleeper Train

HERITAGE TOURISM ASSETS AND THEIR MANAGEMENT - Morning visit to Fort Jesus and the Old Town surroundings at the North Coast. Afternoon visit at a social cause charity. Transfer to the Mombasa Railway Station for overnight sleeper train to Nairobi.

Day 10 Nairobi
Accommodation: Guest House

NAIROBI AS A TOURIST DESTINATION - Morning arrival in Nairobi. Transfer to guest house for breakfast and a chance to freshen up. Mid-morning visit to the Kenya Utalii College for orientation on tourism studies in Kenya and one on one interactive sessions with the students.

Day 11 Nairobi

URBAN TOURIST ATTRACTIONS AND THEIR MANAGEMENT - Morning visit to the Giraffe Park and the Daphne Sheldricks Elephant Orphanage. Afternoon visit to the National Museum and presentation by the county tourism official. Farewell dinner and transfer to the airport.

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