Kenya: the Serengeti/Masai-Mara migration

Mara EcoQuest

It's the dream of every serious wildlife enthusiast: to witness once in a life-time the great Serengeti-Masai Mara wildebeest (and zebra, topi and Thomson's gazelle) migration. Every August the vast herds cross the Mara River into Kenya. And just nearby is the Mara Training Centre.

Wildebeest crossing the Mara River

EcoTraining is teaming up with Discovery Trails to offer a very special opportunity to schools in 2018. This EcoQuest adventure is based on EcoTraining's Southern African formats, but has been reshaped to fire the interest of youngsters looking for a special 'coming of age' experience in East Africa with or without their parents. It includes unique elements reflecting the fascinating dynamics occurring in the wildlife areas of the Masai Mara. The programme is packed with the action of the 'big five' of the Masai Mara plains, exposure to the life and livelihood of the Masai Mara communities and insights into ecological processes and daunting 21st century conservation challenges.

Masai, Kenya

The Mara Training Centre lies within the Enonkishu Conservancy. Enonkishu was founded in 2009 by Tarquin and Philippa Wood, who together with their neighbours established a community working together to protect the fragile North Eastern boundary of the Mara-Serengeti Ecosystem, aiming to improve livelihoods and maintain heritage, through wildlife compatible land uses such as eco tourism and improved livestock production in the region.

Here's the Proposal

Send your youngster off on a fascinating cultural and environmental adventure with Discovery Trail's and EcoTraining's accredited Guides, or join them yourself in a bonding experience. Live in our Mara Training Centre with daily bush activities teeming with wildlife; learn tracks and how to trail game; discover the fauna and flora, study the Kenyan night skies and get to know how the ecosystem ticks. Venture on two trips directly into the Mara Park itself.

The age range for participating children is 10 - 14. Check out our brochures for more information - links are in the right-hand column.

Programme Dates & Rates

21 - 27 August 2018
(6 nights / 7 days)

Price per person: R30,600.
The price is all-inclusive, covering -

  • Meals, tea/coffee and cordials
  • Specialist trainers
  • Instruction and training
  • Game walks
  • Open vehicle game drives
  • Accommodation (sharing)
  • SA-Kenya return airfares
  • Transfers from the airport in Nairobi to and from the camp
  • Mara Park entry fees
  • Kenyan Arrivals Visa

Expressions of Interest

If you are interested and would like to get further details, please contact Clive Thompson at Discovery Trails (on behalf of EcoTraining) at enquiries@discovery-trails.org before 28 February 2018.

This invitation is open to all schools. The composition of the travelling group will be settled once the EOIs are in.

For further information, download these two brochures:

A Wildlife Adventure on the Plains of East Africa

Mara Training Centre

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