Mara EcoQuest

This EcoQuest program is based on our EcoQuest program in South Africa and Botswana and includes unique elements which reflect the fascinating dynamics occurring in the wildlife areas of the Mara.  

It is an immersive educational safari for those wanting to visit Kenya specifically and the five day to two week durations fit perfectly with the wildebeest migration and other Kenya travel plans. 

The landscape of the Masai Mara is vast and endless... allowing for game to be spotted from far off

The landscape of the Masai Mara is vast and endless... allowing for game to be spotted from far off

Why do the Kenya EcoQuest?

If you are a wildlife enthusiast wanting to gain a greater understanding of nature while experiencing East Africa’s wildlife, then the Kenya EcoQuest is for you.

Whilst absorbing all there is to know about nature on game drives and wilderness walks, gain exposure to the fascinating three-way relationship between Masai Mara wildlife, communities and conservation efforts.   

Fascinating dynamics between the Masai and the wildlife in the Mara.

Fascinating dynamics between the Masai and the wildlife in the Mara.

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

Facts about nature:

  • an introduction to ecology
  • animal tracks and tracking
  • birding and plant identification
  • animal behaviour
  • astronomy

Life in the Mara: explore and learn about

  • wildlife cohabitating with communities, their cattle and crops
  • conflict between pastoralists and the wildlife competing for space and food
  • community schools and sports amidst the Mara conservancies
  • conservation models involving cattle in wildlife areas
  • the rhino sanctuary 

RATES

Local

2017 5-day - USD 600

2017 7-day - USD 840

2017 14-day - USD 1560

2018 5-day - USD 680

2018 7-day - USD 960

2018 14-day - USD 1820

International

2017 5-day - USD 920

2017 7-day - USD 1380

2017 14-day - USD 2340

2018 5-day - USD 1040

2018 7-day - USD 1560

2018 14-day - USD 2690

Located alongside the Mara river, the centre is nestled between community villages and wildlife areas.

These courses, taking place in August 2017, overlap with the world-famous migration in Kenya and Tanzania so the options for a diverse exciting visit to Kenya are many!   

Beautifully-dressed Maasai add a burst of colour to a typical khaki safari experience

Beautifully-dressed Maasai add a burst of colour to a typical khaki safari experience

Course dates

19 July-1 August (14 days)

2-8 August 2017 (7 days)              

9-13 August 2017 (5 days) 

26 August-8 September 2017 (14 days)

15-28 September 2017 (14 days)

15-21 December 2017 (7 days)         

17-30 June 2018 (14 days)

18-31 July 2018 (14 days)

1 August- 7 August 2018  (7 days)

1 September-7 September 2018 (7 days)

15 December-21 December 2018 (7 days)

Interacting, learning from and engaging with the Maasai tribe is core to our Kenya EcoQuest

Interacting, learning from and engaging with the Maasai tribe is core to our Kenya EcoQuest