Blog posts for Kenya archive

Our first 24 hour wonder

(Delayed post from 6th Jan) There is unanimous astonishment in the Conservation and Policy camp about just how much we have seen in our first 24 hours. A night game drive en route from Nairobi airport, meeting with the Maasai people, and oh yes, we walked with lions. After a long, hot and bothered wait…

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aan204    January 8th, 2016    Kenya archive    , , ,


Kenya believe it? The field course has started!

For many studying biological sciences at the University of Exeter, the field course fortnight is the highlight of their studies. We have been lucky enough to find ourselves in Kenya following an 8 hour flight. After a nice long sleep and a colourful breakfast, our first day of the African field course was well underway….

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nrs208    January 7th, 2016    Kenya archive


Lift off for #FieldKenya

It’s finally lift off for #FieldKenya on Tuesday 5th! After weeks of preparation, planning, reading, and packing, over the next two weeks students and staff will be eating, sleeping, and breathing under African skies. With an itinerary jam-packed full of adventure, it’s without a doubt going to be a trip to remember! On the Conservation…

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aan204    January 3rd, 2016    Kenya archive


Unasema Kiswahili? – Do you speak Swahili?

This week, upon completion of a 10 week Swahili course in preparation for our Kenya field trip, the answer to the above question would probably be “Ndio, mimi ninasema Kiswahili kidogo” – meaning “Yes, I speak a little Swahili”. Over the past 3 months, a group of MSc students have dedicated their Tuesday evenings towards…

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aan204    December 9th, 2015    Kenya archive    ,


Immersed in the magic of Kenya

We have just returned from our two-week MSc field trip to Kenya. Twenty-three students and three staff from the University of Exeter have come back to Cornwall with memories of a lifetime: incredible interactions with African wildlife, with Kenyan people, and with a glorious but sensitive, and often damaged, environment. We have returned having had unforgettable…

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caitlin    January 22nd, 2015    Kenya archive


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