Veterinary Study tour to Kenya - Jon Baines Tours

Veterinary Study tour to Kenya

16 - 28 Jun 2019
  • Medical & Professional Tours

About the tour

Kenya is a country of diverse landscapes and biodiversity; from its savannahs, home to immense herds of wildlife, to snowcapped equatorial mountains and the Great Rift Valley. Within this beautiful landscape are tribes like the Maasai, who maintain their traditions in the modern world.

This tour will take you from Nairobi, a city perched on the edge of a National Park, into the Maasai Mara, where you will experience the great Kenyan safari. Travel north through the Rift Valley to the lakes of Nakuru, spectacular Bogoria with its flamingoes and geysers and the lesser visited Baringo, before heading south to the area around Mt Kenya.

Throughout this tour you will meet with local vets, conservationists and rangers to learn about veterinary science in Kenya.

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Veterinary Study tour to Kenya

Your tour leader

Picture of JBT tour leader, Agustina Fitte

Agustina Fitte

Agustina Fitte is originally from Buenos Aires in Argentina, where she received her degree at University of Buenos Aires. After graduation she started working at the Buenos Aires zoo and later on at Temaiken Animal Park, where she participated in the zoo design and translocation of African animals into the park. Coming from a farmland environment her professional experience encompasses a wide variety of animals such as cattle, horses and small animals, as well as zoo animals.

In 2012 she visited South Africa for the first time and fell in love with the country and its people. She moved there in 2013 to begin her MSc looking at the consequences of capturing and immobilising wild antelope. After completing her MSc degree, Fitte was offered a post as a clinical assistant at the Faculty of Veterinary Science, Onderstepoort in South Africa in 2017. She is currently completing a MMed Vet degree in wildlife diseases, which is her specialty.

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Itinerary at a glance

  • 16 Jun (Sun) Nairobi: Arrive in Nairobi and transfer to the Southern Sun Mayfair Hotel. Welcome dinner in the evening
  • 17 Jun (Mon) Nairobi: Enjoy a panoramic view of the city on a short city tour before visiting a domestic veterinary clinic and their staff. In the afternoon visit the University of Nairobi and its veterinary school.
  • 18 Jun (Tues) Nairobi: Today is a full day visit to the TNR Trust, who work to enhance community health through a manageable healthy pet population by means of neutering and rabies campaigns. Meet the staff, including Claire, who runs the Trust. Learn about the work they do and meet the communities they work with.
  • 19 Jun (Wed) Nairobi / Maasai Mara: After breakfast drive to the world famous Maasai Mara. Enjoy lunch at the camp before taking an afternoon/early evening game drive.
  • 20 Jun (Thurs) Maasai Mara: Enjoy a morning game drive before breakfast. Later drive out with a picnic lunch to the Mara Elephant Project (MEP). Visit the headquarters in Lemek Conservancy and learn about the work they do. Meet with MEP rangers and learn about collar tracking systems and unmanned aerial vehicle operation. Return to the camp for dinner.
  • 21 Jun (Fri) Maasai Mara: Morning game drive before visiting a Maasai village and learn how Maasai cattle farmers treat their cattle and use natural medicine for treatment. Return to the lodge in the afternoon to relax and enjoy another game drive before dinner.
  • 22 Jun (Sat) Maasai Mara / Lake Nakuru: Travel down the Great Rift Valley to Lake Nakuru. This is an opportunity to see the endangered white rhino. Arrive at the lodge in the afternoon with time to relax before dinner.
  • 23 Jun (Sun) Lake Nakuru / Lake Baringo: Travel via spectacular Lake Bogoria to Lake Baringo, the most remote of the Rift Valley Lakes. After lunch there is time to relax or enjoy optional lake excursions.
  • 24 Jun (Mon) Lake Baringo: Visit the Rift Valley Wildlife Clinics. Whole day veterinary experience - participation in clinic programme. Return to the lodge late afternoon.
  • 25 Jun ( Tues) Lake Baringo / Mt Kenya: depart after breakfast for Mt Kenya and the Aberdares, stopping at Thompson Falls on the way. Arrive at Aberdares Country Club and at leisure.
  • 26 Jun (Wed) Mt Kenya: Spend the day visiting the Mt Kenya Wildlife Conservancy, which is involved in a wide range of conservancy, veterinary and animal rehabilitation programs.
  • 27 Jun (Thurs) Mt Kenya / Nairobi: Optional morning visit to Solio Ranch. Later drive back to Nairobi. Farewell dinner.
  • 28 Jun (Fri) Nairobi: Morning at leisure until departure to the airport.

Tour cost

$3,908 per person ( ground only excluding international flights and airport transfers)