Pre-Conference: Full-Day Tour
Tuesday, December 6th
The full-day, pre-conference tour is free for conference registrants. Sign-up is required to attend the tour. You may sign up when you register for the conference or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to add this tour to your existing conference registration.
Participants will board buses at the Trademark Hotel at 7:00 am. During the tour, you will have an opportunity to stop and interact with local farmers and researchers as you spend time visiting coffee, rice, banana, and smallholder maize farms.
The trip also includes stops along the way to enjoy samples of traditional Kenyan foods like Nyama Choma, Ugali, and Mukimo.
Buses are scheduled to return to the Trademark Hotel by 1700 hrs.
Post-Conference: Afternoon shopping at Maasai Market
Friday, December 9th
The afternoon shopping at Maasai Market tour is free for conference registrants. Sign-up is required to attend the tour. You may sign up when you register for the conference or by emailing email@example.com if you would like to add this tour to your existing conference registration.
The Maasai Market is the best place to shop if you are looking for affordable, beautiful, and colorful souvenirs to take back home. It's an open-air market with a large variety of products including African pots and pans, wood carvings, Maasai shawls, clothes, sandals, jewelry, shoes, and bags. You name it, you will find it in the Maasai Market!
The market is open from 8 am to 6 pm and moves around the city on each day of the week. On Fridays, the market is close to the Trademark Hotel at Village Market in Gigiri.
Post-Conference: Game Drive in Nairobi National Park
Saturday, December 10th
The game drive in Nairobi National Park tour is $100 USD. You may sign up for this tour when you register for the conference or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to add this tour to your existing conference registration.
Nairobi National Park is a short drive out of Nairobi’s central business district. Enjoy the wide-open grass plains with a backdrop of Nairobi’s skyscrapers. Scattered acacia bush play host to a wide variety of wildlife including the endangered black rhino, lions, leopards, cheetahs, hyenas, buffaloes, giraffes, and diverse birdlife with over 400 species recorded.
Early morning is best for this game drive to enable one to catch their animals in their natural habitat.
Visitors are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing and shoes. Hats, sunglasses, and drinking water (plastic bottles are not allowed) are also encouraged. You may also carry snacks for the trip (feeding animals is strictly not allowed).