Tsavo Discovery Centre (TDC) is situated in the heart of the Tsavo Conservancy. The conservancy is prime Acacia-Commiphora woodland habitat for elephants, lions, giraffes, buffalos and many other species. TDC provides a simple laboratory, orientation centre, study room and library to enlighten both Kenyan and international students on community conservation and environmental education. TDC is located on the premises of Kivuli Camp, a picturesque camp with comfortable accommodation, which is made to look and feel like an African ‘village’. It consists of 16 traditional ‘bandas’, made using local techniques and materials.

Why a fieldtrip to The Tsavo Conservancy?

  • An opportunity to learn from and take part in real ongoing research projects. The Wildlife Works Research Centre at the Tsavo Conservancy is a specialty research centre for biodiversity and social monitoring, where you can learn about all the techniques and methods and see field examples of sampling methods. Add the practice to the theory…
  • The Tsavo Conservancy is part of a long-standing conservation programme, managed by people with lots of experience. We can offer an unbeatable abundance of practice examples and inspirational projects; An organic tree nursery, organic farming test-plots, a sustainable charcoal making project, an organic T-shirt factory, an organic soap factory and a large community outreach department, all part of the worlds first double validated avoided deforestation carbon project.
  • A unique setting in the middle of a conservancy. Seeing wildlife and spending a few nights in the conservancy (with no village or settlement nearby!) promises an unforgettable experience. If you listen carefully at night you can hear the calls of hyenas or lions, and the other sounds of the african bush. Even the stars seem to shine brighter in Tsavo!
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Accommodation and facilities

Students are accommodated in Kivuli Camp, in dormitory bandas with wild wood bunk beds sleeping a maximum of 8 pupils per banda. Girls and boys use different communal bathrooms. Teachers are accommodated in separate ‘family’ bandas with their own bathroom facilities.

Discovery Vehicle

This 1962 French ‘Berliet’ Truck, now baptised ‘Beba Kuu’, has been converted to be the ultimate discovery vehicle. Seated at height under a canvas cover, you can spot wildlife even from a long distance. ‘Beba Kuu’ can take up to 30 students and their teachers around the bush. An open landcruiser can be added to the fleet to accommodate larger groups.

Prices and contact

For school groups of minimum 15 and maximum 32 students the set price is 3000/= PPPD including accommodation, food, water and conservancy entry fees. Prices of educational activities will be charged separately whilst we are designing your itinerary with you. For more information and booking contact us.