If you’ve ever dreamed of being a part of the team that makes conservation happen, sign up now to participate in the second iteration of the census safari at the famous Lewa-Borana Wildlife Conservancy in Northern Kenya. A select few will arrive on February 24, 2018 to spend a week with the ranger team helping to track, locate and count game species for the annual Big Five wildlife census – the most important conservation tool in measuring the success of Lewa’s myriad projects. Take part in conservation activities each day and return to luxurious accommodation, wonderful conversation and great food each evening. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to take part in the action behind-the-scenes, and make a difference while on safari.
This year there is an optional 4 day extension to Manda Bay to partake in some invaluable marine conservation activities. Guests can also enjoy exploring Lamu old town and the endless water sports at Manda Bay.
All activities are genuine and therefore dependent on the wildlife situation at the time.
Visit the famous Daphne Sheldrick elephant orphanage at feeding time. Option to sponsor a baby elephant for a year.
Lewa Wildlife Conservancy
Tour the radio operations room
Take part in the tracker dogs demonstration
See the revolutionary elephant corridor in action
Learn about the Lewa Education Program & visit the local schools
Visit the Conservation Education Center
Take part in the annual Lewa/Borana Game Census
Assist with community programs such as healthcare
Join Borana’s chief conservation officer on his ranger deployments and gathering intelligence reports
Attend a lecture by Michael Dyer (MD of the Borana Conservancy)
Monitor and track rhino and lion with telemetry receivers
Head out with one of the scouts on foot to track and ID rhino using ear notch diagrams
Track lion using the whisker spot ID method
Visit the Permaculture farm and ‘Well Hung’ butchery with Jack and Llewellyn Dyer
Visit the local Maasai communities and learn about their culture and way of life
Spend two days with the Lamu Marine Conservation Trust learning about the Manda Toto snorkeling site in the vicinity of Pate Island, significant for its marine biodiversity and distinct coral reef ecosystem hosting a variety of tropical fish. Learn how they keep it a ‘net free zone’ through education to local residents and beach management units.
Join Manda’s rangers and volunteers to patrol and collect information daily to report on fishing movements.
Feed the small herd of buffalo at Manda Bay; a project set up through the Northern Rangelands Trust who are actively setting up conservancies and community projects within the Lamu Region.
For more information, read “Why take part in a game census?” here.
2 Nights – The Emakoko – Nairobi
3 Nights – Lewa Wilderness – Lewa-Borana Wildlife Conservancy
3 Nights – Borana Lodge – Lewa-Borana Wildlife Conservancy
4 Nights – Manda Bay
Dates (excluding extension): February 24—March 4, 2018
The cost for this trip is $7,244.00 per person sharing. The cost for the extension is $1,602 per person sharing.
*See detailed inclusions in the full itinerary below.
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