This full day trip will explore two unique and fascinating places in Naivasha.
Our first stop will be at The Naivasha Owl Centre, started in 2003 with a little Barn Owl called Fulstop who was brought in with a badly damaged wing. This resulted in the owner, Sarah, building an owlery for Fulstop. From there injured or orphaned owls and then eagles and other raptors started to come in.
The centre has a small clinic and works with a veterinary surgeon and a falconer. The birds are treated for injuries and sicknesses or poisoning and are looked after until they fully recover. They are then released either back where they came from (provided it is deemed safe for them) or into the correct type of terrain for them, all under the watchful eye of the KWS.
The birds that are too badly injured or sick to be returned to the wild remain at the centre. In some cases they become teaching birds to help people, particularly children, to understand the importance of birds of prey and the vital role they play in this increasingly dangerous world. The other birds that can be released, but have a fellow injured partner are allowed to breed and their young are then released into the wild.
To culminate our tour, we will visit Elsamere, a nature lover’s paradise with a great variety of bird life, wildlife and splendid flora. This is also a former home of Joy and George Adamson, where history connects with the future as conservation is their main objective.
Talk and tour at the Owl Centre, by Sarah Higgins
Birding and nature walk at Elsamere with a professional birder, Washington Wachira, the Project Manager of the
Kenya Bird Mapping Project
Short talk about Joy Adamson
Visit to the Joy Adamson Museum / Gallery
Entry charges at Elsamere
Afternoon tea / coffee
Members: Adult – Ksh 3,700 and Child under 12 yrs – Ksh 3,250
Non members: Adult Ksh 3,950 and a child under 12 yrs Ksh 3,500
Payment : Mpesa paybill No: 400800, Account No: 6571570019
There are limited spaces for this tour, so please register and pay to secure your space.
What to bring/wear; picnic lunch, identification (passport or national ID), notebook, pen, binoculars, drinking water for the day, wear comfortable walking shoes, bring a hat and a warm fleece (Naivasha can be a bit chilly)
Contact: 0724 255 299 or firstname.lastname@example.org