Accompanying Persons Program
ITINERARY FOR CONFERENCE ACCOMPANYING PERSONS
- The David Sheldrick animal shelter– The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust was founded in 1977 by Dr. Dame Daphne Sheldrick DBE, in honor of the memory of her late husband, famous naturalist and founding Warden of Tsavo East National Park, David Leslie William Sheldrick MBE. The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust operates a digital foster program which allows individuals across the world to support their field projects by fostering an orphaned elephant, rhino or giraffe in their care for themselves or as a gift. For a suggested donation of $50 per orphan per year, individuals receive via email: a personalized certificate, an interactive map, monthly update on the progress of their orphan and a watercolor by CEO Angela Sheldrick.
Time: 11.00 am – 12pm daily
- Lunch Break – 12.30 pm – 2pm
Own Lunch at Galleria Mall
- Nairobi Orphanage – presents an Up-close viewing of animals such as Lions, Leopards, Cheetahs, Warthogs, Crested Cranes, Antelopes and Baboons, among other wild animals. The Orphanage was established in 1964 as a refuge for wild animals found abandoned, orphaned or injured throughout Kenya. Nairobi Animal Orphanage is an important educational and training facility, which is housed in the only wildlife protected area in a capital city in the world is often home to more than 20 different animals and bird species. An afternoon visit is best as one might catch the animals being fed!
Time: 2.00pm – 4.00pm
- Giraffe Center – Nairobi Giraffe Centre tour gives a completely up close and personal interaction where guests have the opportunity to view giraffes as well as feed them. The Centre has rescued, hand-reared and released around 500 orphaned giraffes back into the wild since opening in 1979.
Time: 9.00 am- 11am
- Kazuri Beads: Kazuri means “small and beautiful” in Swahili and this describes each and every beautifully handmade ceramic bead which is shaped by hand by the women who work at the Kazuri workshop. The beads are kiln fired once, glazed and then fired again before being strung. Kazuri Beads supports literally hundreds of disadvantaged Kenyan women, by providing employment and healthcare services for them and their families. A knowledgeable guide will show you around where you will see the whole process from the molding of raw clay through to the glazing, decorating and threading of beads as finished products. The salesroom is attractively laid out and a beautiful place to visit.Time: 11.30am – 12.30pm
- Lunch at Tamambo: 12.30 – 2.00pm After lunch walk into Karen Blixen Museum
- Karen Blixen Museum– Located 10km from the city centre, the Museum belongs to a different time period in the history of Kenya. The farm house gained international fame with the release of the movie ‘Out of Africa’ an Oscar winning film based on Karen’s an autobiography by the same title. A museum shop offers handicrafts, posters and postcards, the Movie ‘Out of Africa’, books and other Kenyan souvenirs.
Time: 2.00pm – 4.00pm
ICMS2018 February 13, 2018