Mpala Ranch is a 50,000 swath of savanna and woodland habitat in Laikipia. It is unfenced, but defined by the catchment of 2 rivers. It has some of the most spectacular wildlife populations outside the gazetted national parks – over 6,000 elephants, Grevy’s zebra, a large population of wild dogs, eland, and hippo among others.
Mpala Ranch is a biodiversity haven. In 1994 the existing ranch was converted into a Research Centre. It is funded and administered by a Trust in collaboration with Princeton University, the Smithsonian Institute, the National Museum, and Kenya Wildlife Service. It deals with conservation and management of wildlife and natural resources in unprotected areas and demonstrates that protecting wildlife does not require the exclusion of humans and the activities of their livelihoods. It hosts visiting research scientists from all over the world.
During our visit, we’ll have a chance to visit the historic caves on the property, do game drives, and hear presentations from resident researchers. The exact topics for the itinerary will be confirmed as we approach the travel date.
Cost: 18,000 Ksh pp sharing
Included: FB and lodging
Not included: Transport. Please indicate transportation status when signing up: if you will be driving, if can take passengers, or if you need transportation. Van transportation can be arranged if needed.
Other: indicate if you are a vegetarian or have food allergies when signing up.
This opportunity to visit Mpala Ranch is a special privilege extended to the Kenya Museum Society
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