A lesson in conservation
Habitat destruction and poaching is rife in Kenya, but conservation communities are restoring this ecosystem back to health, providing a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for students to learn from the front-line teams that protect it.
Ivory, rhino horn and bushmeat poaching, alongside habitat destruction, have a devastating effect on Africa’s wildlife and wild spaces. We travel into the bush to meet with skilled front-line teams, learning how they deter and prevent illegal activities to create a safe environment for animals, visitors, and the community. As we admire Kenya’s many majestic creatures, we dwell on the efforts that it has taken to preserve this wildlife; Maasai Mara is one of Africa’s most innovative and successful conservation communities.
“Kenya is renowned for its national parks and game reserves. Understanding administrative management and use of natural land helps me understand my own relationship with nature – the forests and mountains I love and explore in my own country. I ask myself: What do “nature” and “conservation” mean in other cultures? What does it mean in my own?” – Rein
Envoys Young Professionals Advisory Board MemberMeet Our Young Pros
A View from Above
We watch in awe as nearly two million wildebeest make their annual migration across the nature reserve. In a basic ranger course we are taught how to track and identify different species. A hot air balloon ride allows us to appreciate the sheer enormity and significance of the landscape.
A day in Kenya
An early-morning game drive tracking the wildebeest migration
Enjoyed in the bush, where we meet our dedicated park rangers
A ranger certification course, teaching us tracking and identification of different species
A hearty lunch is followed by Part Two of the course
A serene hot air balloon ride over Maasai Mara
Accompanied by a leading Kenyan conservationist
An exclusive after-dark safari experience