Friday, July 15, 2011

African Study Tours – Explore World's ‘Oldest' Continent

The diversity of African ecology, biological and geographical spectrums has since time immemorial attracted the most passionate and psyched scholars from diverse study fields and disciplines. The fact that Africa is considered the earth's ‘oldest' continent means there are more than evolution theories with modern discoveries that no doubt will live beyond the 21st century.The East Africa for example is regarded the cradle of mankind with fossils studies showing the world's most reliable evidence of man's evolution. The discovery of fossils dating over one million years and crude ‘human' tools and weapons dating over hundred thousand of years old gives East Africa a unique interest for paleontologists.

The mythical history of Africa, ethnic diversity, unique geographical array, rich mineral deposits and ancient land-form events such has volcanic activities, the Great Rift Valley and unique marine features place Africa in the world map of most searched scholars destinations. It is amazing how theatrically-munificent Africa presents itself to those seeking to discover its amazing natural beauty, exceptional history, biological diversity, great ecological wealth and distinct variety of its people. I know this may seem to you as though Africa is for the top notch scholars or high flying career researchers. Nope! Those who have been to Africa before will bear me witness that Africa gives you what you ask and fulfils the desire of every traveler. Whether in complicated research assignment or just want to wade through Africa for a short study-holiday package, you will discover untold precision of natural allure that will turn into a life time experience.

The notion of traveling to Africa for educational purposes is not new and its popularity in the tourism market is only expected to increase both locally and abroad. There are varieties of African study tours that give every traveler a unique satisfaction in there preference and interests. It is comprised of several sub-types including ecotourism, heritage tourism, rural/farm tourism, and student exchanges between educational institutions. In most cases, the ideal African study tours and student exchange programs end with 6 to 10 days spent exploring the environment and culture of the surrounding country. This include ecotourism packages that involve visiting natural areas with the objectives of learning, studying or participating in activities that do not bring negative effects to the environment; whilst protecting and empowering the local community socially and economically.

Whether your study tour package will see you teaching English in native rural African school, building a community center or tending to village daily chores in Kenya, the surety is: this overseas charitable work will have life changing impact in your life. Indeed, these are transformative encounters that you will live to remember and cherish. The African study tour and exchange programs are mainly a two to three week packages often characterized by home-stay in a remote rural village. This can be extended depending on the demands of the students or the program organizers with most ideal high school summer programs allowing a maximum of 18 students per group, two leaders and two to three in-country support staff.

So as to understand the unique differences between African urbanization and the urban development in the west, most students exchange programs and scholars packages are organized in Nairobi, the capital city of Kenya and the largest city in east and central Africa. Here students will examine developmental and environmental issues that are both experienced and caused by the urban space. Students will meet and discuss with a selection of Nairobians their understanding and interpretation of the impact globalization.

An urban home stay component will be used to integrate these discussions and interpretations into practical knowledge. Other packages include Wildlife Conservation and Ecology program and coast study package. In the Kenyan coast study package, Students will examine the critical role tourism plays in the economy and lives of Swahili people of Kenyan coast. They will learn about the challenges of balancing tourism, conservation in Old Town, and the fragile local Muslim culture. They will also have an opportunity to live and interact with an urban Muslim community in Mombasa, Kenya's second largest city and the second largest coastal city in East Africa.

Finally, in the wildlife conservation program, students are encouraged to discuss with their local hosts the intricate relationship that exists between a traditional society that has managed to fend-off the beckoning of westernization and state machinery that seeks to embrace westernization at all costs.
The package is designed to allow students to experience first-hand the wonders of Kenya's renowned wildlife heritage in the Maasai Mara and other selected destinations while exploring the complex challenges faced by the traditional Maasai and other local communities living in wildlife protected areas.

African Women Travel

The conservative African culture has for centuries marginalized women from undertaking errands that were considered male reserves. However, today the modern Africa has embraced the reality that cuts across almost every scope of life.

One of the most recent societal-ethics evolutions is Women Travel in Africa. Although the move was not received well in the early 20th century, the African society of 21st century has not just welcomed it but has treated it with premier salutation. Welcome to African Adventure Safaris for women travel, this unique off-the-beaten-track women safari in Kenya takes us into concealed ecotourism and wildlife conservation areas in East Africa to some of Kenya's most famous wildlife reserves and Africa game parks

For outdoors women looking for genuine active women travel that constitute guided game viewing walks, real off-the-beat track safaris with experience safari guides and exclusive accommodation, the women travel package with Masimba Safaris is the choice. As you transverse the enormity of the world's "oldest" continent, you will discover the theatrical wonders which unfold almost everywhere. This is Africa or what others call ‘Untamed Africa', the land that presents a melodic but ever-changing terra firma of extraordinary extremes. It is in Africa where ethnicity, wildlife, and wilderness co-exist in diverse, primal, spectacular and fragile customs.

Throughout our African Travel package for Women, you are inspired by the theatrical drama of extraordinary countryside and the liberal spirit of the Kenyan people. Our Women trips are carefully researched, custom-designed and combine the best in women's travel with safety, comfort, and unsurpassed in local cuisine.

In simple, we are a devoted team of wildlife and nature lovers' with great experience in running quality wildlife safaris right on the ground as we accompany clients on every safari package in East Africa.

With our experience to design and deliver your unique African vacation that combines guided game viewing with traditional vehicle safaris and safari nature and wildlife walks, we take you to see vast, almost biblical sceneries of the African plains and bush land and learn along the way of the African people, animals, birds and plants that live in this extraordinarily beautiful area in East Africa. The women Travel packages are exclusively designed for clients seeking one of a kind nature journeys rather than the hilarious package safaris covering all parks in Kenya. This in turn translates to; Flexible outdoor adventures by day, superb food and comfortable accommodation at night. It also means excellent game viewing and walking safaris that are designed for the active women who want more than just sitting in the bus all day.
The safari gives you the chance to try new things in a relaxed environment, Ideal fine cuisines and also go places and do things big groups can't do. You will also have an opportunity to meet with pals of your travel group before you travel. The African safaris are customized for women travelers to; embark on explorative adventures, gain insider's foretaste into local traditions and cultures, reconnect with nature, and learn more about themselves and others through the many places and people that they meet. Solo Adventure Women traveling on our trips often meet new friends for life and most of our guests often come back to us to sample our unique African Safaris every year.

The women travel package combines game safaris with beach safaris in the coastal town of Mombasa and Malindi for a maximum African experience, swimming in the warm ocean water, snorkeling, boat rides, diving, and dhow rides, kayaking, and sun bathing are among the diverse activities at the Kenyan Coast. All this is without mentioning implausible picnics and barbeque on island, wind surfing (in the reserve), and occasional beach clean up and research.

Whether you are snorkeling or scuba diving, you are sure to marvel at the under water beauty, or may just bump into other regular visitors to the Marine parks – this may include turtles feeding on the thallasia beds and dolphins feeding on shimmering schools of sardine. On the leeward side of north reef, there has a low coral cover with large schools of Barracuda and occasional reef sharks that are commonly encountered, as well as large rays that feed on the bottom.

Experienced women guides will be your hosts, not just for showing the wildlife and guiding the walks but as reliable companions who will give you imminent only a fellow woman can while they take care of the tour logistics, making sure everything runs smoothly and everybody has fun. Finally a safari in Masai Mara, the Africa that every one dreams of, is the grand finale of most vacations. A walk guided by Masai Morans is among the many highlights in women hiking vacation. The great annual migration of millions of zebra, wildebeest and other antelope top almost every list of safari experiences. The migration is an annual journey of hundreds of thousands of animals from the Serengeti in Tanzania, to the Masai Mara in Kenya.