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EWASO Lions Conservation Safari in Kenya

9th - 13th August 2018

 

 You can help conserve lions…….

Join this exclusive opportunity to visit the Ewaso Lions conservation programme in Samburu and the Westgate Conservancy, and financially support the long term survival of lions in Kenya

 

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  • Experience lion conservation first-hand with Dr Shivani Bhalla and the Ewaso Lions team in Samburu & Westgate
  • Engage with community-based conservation
  • Meet Samburu Warriors and Mama Simbas who actively work protecting lions in their habitat
  • Stay in a private mobile-tented camp close to Ewaso Lions HQ
  • Intimate safari for 3 – 6 guests
  • Price includes a donation to Ewaso Lions
  • Precede this visit with our 5 day Wildebeest Migration safari in the Masai Mara with Jackson Looseyia of Big Cat Diary fame  4 – 9 August 2018

 

Ewaso Lions is an award-winning conservation organisation putting local people at the centre of lion conservation. They are partners of the Born Free Foundation and Wildlife Conservation Network and winner of the Whitley Award 2014.

EWASO Lions Conservation Safari in Kenya

To make an enquiry please call or
complete our enquiry form

 

 

9 August

Dinner and overnight in Nairobi

10 August

Morning flight from Nairobi to Samburu. Drive to our private mobile camp which will have been set up in the Westgate Conservancy, close to Ewaso Lions HQ and the Ewaso River. Surrounded by nature this is wild camping in style.  Dr Shivani Bhalla the founder and Executive Director of Ewaso Lions and Jeneria, the Field Operations and Community Manager will join you for lunch in the camp.

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This afternoon visit Ewaso Lions HQ. This is a simple base camp where Shivani and her small team of dedicated lion conservators live. Ewaso Lions has a comprehensive approach to protecting lions and Shivani and Jeneria will explain how they conduct their field research, monitor lions and work with the local Samburu people, including the Kid’s Camps.  Later enjoy game drive looking for lions in the viciinity. Although outside the protected area of the Samburu Reserve, Westgate has the same ecosystem and so you will be looking for ‘northern’ specialities including Grevy’s zebra, reticulated giraffe, Beisa oryx and Somali ostrich,  as well as lion, leopard and elephant. If you are lucky you might catch a glimpse of aardwolf.

 

 

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Ewaso Lions HQ in the field

 

Drinks by the river and dinner in camp.

11 & 12 August  

Two days understanding and experiencing the core of Ewaso Lions work – putting people at the heart of lion conservation, this will include visiting a local Samburu village, and attending the Mama Simbas, a bush walk with some of the Warrior  and game drives.

The Samburu, like the Maasai, are nomadic herders and live in traditional dung and mud huts within a boma-enclosure. Their lives have changed little and each village has a chief and their wealth depends on the number of cattle, camels, sheep and goats they have. Hopefully you’ll see the younger herder girls returning from a day out in the bush with their goats, sheep and cattle. Visiting a local village will help you to understand the way they live and how Ewaso Lions works with the different members of these communities.

Ewaso Lions initiated Mama Simbas schools and Warriors schools utilising local community schools at weekends. The ladies have now set up their own schools.

Parasaroi LemantaanThe women in the local communities are often overlooked and marginalised, so these schools provide a valuable programme that educates and empowers Samburu women. You’ll see first-hand the Mama Simbas being taught new skills and crafts that can help them earn a living.

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Eawso warriorThe Warrior’s school has been a truly ground-breaking initiative that has made a huge difference to the survival of lions that live outside the protected areas of reserves. After circumcision young Samburu men become ‘Warriors’ and leave their villages to become men. They graze their cattle further afield and protect their cattle by killing lions. The ‘Warrior school’ challenged this Samburu tradition and helps transform macho lion-killers into lion conservationists. The Warriors opt to become wildlife ambassadors and first responders to lion conflict on a voluntary basis.   warriors-surveying-Tony-Allport[1]

 

Enjoy a bush walk with some of the Warriors.

Farewell bush dinner with Shivani and her team.

 

13 August

Midday flight  back to Nairobi. Lunch, shopping and dinner in Nairobi before connecting with you flight home.

Price per person:  from £5,495.00 / US$6,595  (excludes international flights)

Number of guests:  3 – 6

 

 

EWASO Lions Conservation Safari in Kenya

To make an enquiry please call or
complete our enquiry form

 

Ewaso Lion’s donors include:

 

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