Nairobi & Maasai Mara

Kenya | Days 14-17

Picture vast savannas stretching out infinitely, peppered with desert date trees and brightly colored acacias. See stunning snow-capped peaks rising up behind desert sands. Witness populations of lion, leopard, cheetah, buffalo, elephants, and the rare black rhino. In this heart-stirring landscape, we learn about diverse ecosystems and conservation.

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 Member

Meet 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

Sunrise

An early-morning game drive tracking the wildebeest migration

Breakfast

Enjoyed in the bush, where we meet our dedicated park rangers

Morning

A ranger certification course, teaching us tracking and identification of different species

Lunch

A hearty lunch is followed by Part Two of the course

Afternoon

A serene hot air balloon ride over Maasai Mara

Dinner

Accompanied by a leading Kenyan conservationist

Night

An exclusive after-dark safari experience

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