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Elsamere Field Study Centre Naivasha

Elsamere Field Study Centre Naivasha is situated on the shores of Lake Naivasha in Kenya’s Rift Valley about 110 km from Nairobi. The Centre is about 200 meters from Elsamere’s main Lodge and is separated from the lake by a strip of mature yellow-barked acacia.

There is a wide range of educational programs for teachers, pupils, and community leaders. The Centre has four self-contained rooms for teachers/ facilitators and three self-contained dormitories which can accommodate a total of 60 students/ adults.

Meals are prepared by the fully trained chefs in the kitchens. Important conferences and research seminars concerned with local, national, and international conservation issues are usually hosted in the center. Spacious grounds are available for team-building activities.

There are 2 conference rooms namely Dr. Keith Eltringham’s room accommodates 50 guests and George Adamson’s room accommodates 20 guests. An interesting range of organized environmental activities on-site including bird watching, boat rides, nature walks, visiting the Joy Adamson museum, and tree planting are available.

One can make visits to local areas of conservation interest such as Hells Gate, Nakuru National Park, flower farms, Olkaria-Geothermal power plant, Oloiden Lake, Crater Lake, and Crescent Island.

The scientific laboratory has basic equipment; researchers are encouraged to bring their own specific instruments/ chemicals.

Elsamere Field Study Centre Naivasha Non-Residents Accommodation Rates

2022 Elsamere Field Study Centre Naivasha Rates for Students & Teachers

Teachers & Students

Rate Per Person

Full Board Per Person Per Night

75 US Dollars

Afternoon Tea

600 Kenya Shillings per student

Lunch or Dinner

950 Kenya Shillings

Boat Hire

6,000 Kenya Shillings per house (Maximum 6 Guests)

Day Conference

2,080 Kenya Shillings per person

Grounds/Conference Facility

6,000 Kenya Shillings

LCD Available for Hire

4,000 Kenya Shillings

Bikes for Hire

1,000 Kenya Shillings

Vehicle Hire 14 Seater

100 Kenya Shillings Per km

Bus Hire-33 Seater

100 Kenya Shillings Per km

Professional/ Conference Rate
(Full Board with Stationery)

3,100 Kenya Shillings per person

Boat Hire-Crescent Island

20,000 Kenya Shillings per Trip

Notes

* 100 % deposit payable on confirmation of the booking
* Conference facilities with a hall, television and video, overhead projector and slide projector are available for use
* Accommodation is available for 54 guests in shared rooms (bunk beds) with bathrooms facilities and a further 8 guests in self-contained double rooms

 

Elsamere Field Study Centre Residents Accommodation Rates

2022 Elsamere Centre Education Naivasha Rates for Students & Teachers

Teachers & Students

Rate Per Person

Students/ Teachers Full Board Per Night

 3,630 Kenya Shillings

Student/ Teachers Half Board

3,050 Kenya Shillings

Student/ Teachers Bed & Breakfast

 2,200 Kenya Shillings

Student/ Teachers Bed Only

1,540 Kenya Shillings

Conference Rate (Inclusive of Conference facilities) Full Board Per Person

 4,180 Kenya Shillings

Cover charge-visit only

6,000 Kenya Shillings for 50 students & 8000 Kenya Shillings more than 50 guests

Notes
100 % deposit payable on confirmation of the booking
* Conference facilities with a hall, television and video, overhead projector and slide projector are available for use
* Accommodation is available for 54 guests in shared rooms (bunk beds) with bathrooms facilities and a further 8 guests in self-contained double rooms

Elsamere Field Study Centre Naivasha Departments

The Centre has 3 operational departments namely; Education, Environment, and Administration & Operations.

Onsite and in-house teacher training on environmental and curriculum integration

Elsamere Field Study Centre Naivasha has tailor-made interesting environmental courses with innovative techniques designed for teachers focusing on conservation and helping them integrate this into the school curriculum, both within and outside the classroom.

Elsamere Field Study Centre Naivasha normally conducts 4 teacher training workshops; 2 at the Centre and 2 within the target regions in East African countries i.e. Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania. Trained teachers are later monitored in their schools to gauge their environmental contribution to the school and the community at large.


Field-based ecological studies for schools (day and overnight visits)

Elsamere Field Study Centre Naivasha covers public and private schools both local and international offering them a unique opportunity to learn about conservation throughout the year. The visits can be on a daily basis or involve an overnight stay.

While on such visits schools take part in;
* Boat rides
* Documentary shows
* Conservation demonstrations and scientific practicals) Visit the Adamson Museum
* Guided nature walks and photography (Elsamere is rich with the biodiversity of both plants and animals)

Lessons/lectures on particular aspects of conservation can also be arranged with the Centre; alternatively, the center may be able to visit schools and help develop their own studies on subjects such as geography, biology, chemistry, agriculture, social sciences, and others.


Outreach visits to local and distance schools for education and establish Eco-school projects

The Centre teaching staff also arranges visits to schools and other institutions to introduce environmental concepts and projects through lectures, presentations,s and documentary shows;

Elsamere Field Study Centre Naivasha can also help students develop their own studies on subjects such as geography, biology, chemistry, agriculture, social sciences, and others.

The progress of the schools on environmental conservation is regularly monitored by the Centre in collaboration with the District Education Officers and other concerned organizations within the selected regions. Elsamere Field Study Centre Naivasha may also help establish new eco-school projects within East Africa Schools.


Community Educator and Administrative Training on Environment and Policy Development

Besides its work in schools, Elsamere Field Study Centre Naivasha also contributes to the community by inviting or visiting different community groups interested in conservation. These groups are offered day visits with lectures, fieldwork, and demonstrations on the importance of conserving the environment and given guidance on how they can become involved.

Administrative training can be provided for environmental organizations and take the form of workshops or conferences. Organizations may request their own themes or approach the center to conduct the workshop on their behalf.


Research

Elsamere Field Study Centre Naivasha offers a conducive environment and facilities for environmental research. Several researchers have successfully worked on different aspects of Lake Naivasha including:

Water quality

* Fisheries and invasive species diversity
* Ecosystem health surveys of Lake Naivasha
* Environment and socioeconomic issues of Lake Naivasha
* Ornithology (350 species of birds, 80 of which are waterfowl)
* Agriculture and livelihood studies (the center is surrounded by large-scale horticultural farms)
* Wildlife and habitat (the center and its environs provide a variety of ecosystems for study including grassland, woodland, shrubland, and aquatic ecosystems


Conservation partners

Elsamere Field Study Centre Naivasha collaborates with other partners in conservation in Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania in order to achieve its mission. They include:

* Ministry of Education

* Partners of Progress (PoP)
* Nature Kenya and Nature Uganda
* Lake Naivasha Riparian Association
* Kenya Wildlife Society (Hells Gate National Park)
* National Museums of Kenya and its different arms
* World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania
* Healthy Learning – International Climate Challenge (ICC) funded by Barclays bank UK
* Wildlife Clubs of Kenya, Wildlife Clubs of Uganda, and Malihai Clubs of Tanzania Crescent Island
* Elsamere Field Study Centre Naivasha is on very good working terms with the DEO Nakuru, DEO Naivasha, and also Deputy DEO Naivasha

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