Program Dates: May 12-23, 2022

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Explore the world renowned tropical savanna of Kenya, Africa! In this program, open to biology and non-biology students, we will explore the ecology and evolutionary patterns of Kenya. Excursions will include safaris at the Hell’s Gate National Park and the Massai Mara, visits to Kariandusi Archeological Site where Australopithecus once roamed, and ancient rituals with the Massai Tribe. Join us as we experience one of the most ecologically important sites in the world!

Please review the CDC information on Kenya and Dept. of State information on Kenya. All participants are required to show proof of yellow fever vaccine pre-departure. There are also many other strongly encouraged vaccines which can be reviewed on the CDC website.

Important Dates

Office of Study Abroad Scholarship Deadline

December 11, 2021

Deposit Deadline (Extended)

January 26, 2022

Final Payment Deadline

February 14, 2022

Mandatory Orientation

Spring Semester 2022

Contact Us

Study Abroad Office

Summerville Campus

Allgood Hall

AH E134

706-729-2306

706-729-2922

studyabroad@augusta.edu

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Courses Offered

BIOL 4950: Ecology of Kenya
Professor: Brandon Cromer
Email: rcromer@augusta.edu

The course provides a comprehensive introduction to ecological processes with emphasis on the species diversity, community relationships, and conservation of the Kenyan tropical savanna.

Note: Prerequisite BIOL 1108

BIOL 4950 Kenya: Fossils, Genes, Humans & Health
Professor: Soma Mukhopadhyay
Email: smukhopadhyay@augusta.edu

This course provides a comprehensive introduction to the process of Natural Selection and Human Evolution with emphasis on fossil records and molecular genetics, and the significance of Kenya and Kariandusi Prehistoric Site in the history of human evolution. 

Note: Prerequisites BIOL 1101, 1108, or 2112


Program Cost

Program Fee: $4,459 (approx.)
Tuition & Fees 

Deposit: $200

Final Payment: Due February 7, 2022

Airfare, lodging, mandatory excursions, travel insurance, and most meals are included in your fees. Additional expenses include some meals and souvenir items. All participants must also apply for a Kenya e-visa (approximately $50) before departure.

Tuition & Fees

Major/Minor Course Requirements

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Itinerary

12

May

Day One

Depart from Atlanta, GA.

13

May

Day Two

Arrive in Nairobi, Kenya. Transfer to the Brackenhurst Hotel in town of Limuru and check into their rooms.

14

May

Day Three

Breakfast, then a short orientation session. Explore the Brackenhurst Botanic Gardens and Indigenous Forest. Lecture on the principles that continue to guide the forest’s restoration.

15

May

Day Four

Visit the Nairobi National Museum. Next, we will have the opportunity to have a cooking lesson and enjoy dinner with a local family.

16

May

Day Five

Meet with members of KENVO and walk through trails of Kereita Forest. Depart for Naivasha and enjoy a scenic boat ride on Lake Naivasha. Visit the Elsamere Museum at the Elsamere Conservation Center. Screening of the famous Born Free film.

17

May

Day Six

Breakfast and then visit the Kariandusi museum and archeological site. Next, we will meet the with the Soysambu Conservancy – home to more than 450 species of birds and over 50 species of mammals including 90+ of the endangered Rothschild’s Giraffe.

18

May

Day Seven

Hike the cliffs and gorges in Hell's Gate National Park and learn about the history and importance of the park to the surrounding communities. Next, we will visit the Elsamere Conservation Centre.

19

May

Day Eight

Transfer to the Mara Naboisho Conservancy and meet the conservancy’s managementto learn how the conservancy model works. Morning and evening game drives in the Mara Naboisho Conservancy.

20

May

Day Nine

Visit the Maa Trust.  Join herders in the Maasai Mara during the last stretch of the journey home with the livestock in the late afternoon.  Mingle with the families and have a unique glimpse into the domestic routines of a Maasai family.

21

May

Day Ten

Breakfast and then another game drive and continue our wildlife monitoring and data collection. Afterward, make we way back to Limuru and have the afternoon at our leisure before one final reflection session.

22

May

Day Eleven

Visit the Giraffe Centre in Nairobi and then make our way to the Daviid Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, a facility that rescues and rehabilitates orphaned elephants and rhinos and returns them to the wild.  

23

May

Day Twelve

Depart Kenya and return home.

*Itinerary may be subject to change

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