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SILOLE SANCTUARY

Just an hours's drive from the city, the Silole Sanctuary is private land adjoining the Nairobi National Park, a rich landscape of rolling plains situated that is between the deep gorges of the Embakasi & Kiserian Rivers. The Sanctuary is an ideal location to get away from the city without travelling long distances & sacrificing time & expense. Four hundred acres of private land, this periurban oasis is home to 60 species of mammal, species of birds & a rich diversity of flora reflecting the various habitats (riverine forest, grassland plain & valley thicket) found within it. Things to do in the Sanctuary include walking (with or without guides), swimming at the Masai Lodge pool, rock climbing in the rocky river gorges, bird-watching and of course, game-driving in the Nairobi National Park, which is accessible through the Masai Gate, which opens on to the Sanctuary.

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These are some of the interesting sites the students were able to visit and enjoy during their visit at the ranch

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On arrival, the students were welcomed at Silole Ranch by Will Knocker a conservatist who introduced the other ranch keepers, and briefed them  on the dos and don’ts. They were also given a tour guide who would guide them through the park and guard them against wild animals.

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Team-Silole -Ranch. A time with Will Knocker. Students were sure to have an amazing experience & a special fun time of its own kind. The day was all about a conservation walk, fun, chat & adventure inside Nairobi National park & Maasai Lodge. with Will Knocker from the ranch which apparently belongs to the late John Keen.
Visiting Nairobi National Park rehabilitation center. “Refuge of the Wild”
Students had an opportunity to visit the Nairobi Animal Orphanage which located in the Nairobi National Park. It serves as a treatments and rehabilitation centre for wild animals. The Orphanage hosts lions, cheetahs, hyenas, jackals, serval cats, rare Sokoke cats, warthogs, leopards, various monkeys, baboons and buffalo. Various birds can also be viewed including parrots, guinea fowls, crowned cranes and ostriches. They got a hands on experience on how the orphanage takes care of these disadvantaged Animals this was a thrilling experience for them

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Students had a time for a photo before they embarked on a Maasai lodge adventure deep inside the forest where they enjoyed watching a variety of wildlife and beautiful scenery that the ranch and the Park provided.

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Students had a time for a photo before they embarked on a Maasai lodge adventure deep inside the forest where they enjoyed watching a variety of wildlife and beautiful scenery that the ranch and the Park provided.

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Walking to Mbagathi river which separates Nairobi National Park & Silole ranch (this where world animals come to drink water - they met & said hi to a few of them including bufallos, antelopes & baboons.

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The students  then walked to the famous Kitengela Bridge made of a long stretched bridge which is made of fabric strings that swing as you cross the deep gorge. (Scary but fun).

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Lastly the walk ended at Masaai lodge picnic site, where people did some photography ( Kigen Finn Kip & Bryan Michieka) , played volleyball & had some bitings under a 600 old Mugumo and thanked the Team Silole Ranch for warmly welcoming them to the ranch guiding them through the park and allowing them to have a wonderful experience inside their ranch. Team KUNEC was also congratulated for organizing such a wonderful team building event. 
The day was all about a conservation walk, fun, chat & adventure inside Nairobi National park & Maasai Lodge. Will Knocker finally thank the students for finding time to enjoy the scenic beauty the ranch provided. A vote of thanks was given by one of the student before they departed back to the University.
Acknowledgement
Kenyatta University
Dean school of environmental Studies
Administrative Assistant
KUNEC Officials/ members

Last Updated on Friday, 15 February 2019 12:57

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