IGO Special projects are tailored adventure holidays for small groups and families looking for a trip that gives back. Pioneering and totally unique, the focus is on wildlife and environmental conservation in far-flung, remote locations. Led by expert local guides, the groups will take a ‘hands on’ approach and actively participate in preserving nature’s last remaining exotic paradises.
The ultimate in eco-tourism!
Much research has gone into selecting some of the most endangered ecosystems on our planet, and we have ensured that our trips directly benefit the local people, wildlife and habitats we are trying to protect. IGO’s ethos is centred around sustainability, social responsibility and low impact tourism. If you are looking to help preserve the world’s last great wildernesses for future generations, then Special Projects are for you.
Identify and monitor lion prides in the Lewa conservancy to reduce conflict with local herders
Work alongside local wildlife protection teams to protect lions from poachers and other herders. Collar and track the lion’s movements and understand how technology is transforming this area.
[ EXPEDITION OVERVIEW ]
The Laikipia’s lions are in danger; unprecedented influxes of thousands of livestock and people into their territory is threatening their way of life. The aim is to collar lions so the pride can be monitored and managed accordingly. Two adult lions in each coalition are tracked, with real-time location updates sent to an app. All livestock owners have access to this app to monitor the lion’s movements and move their animals accordingly. It also allows for the use of Boma shields, a system which triggers an alarm when a tracked lion gets within a certain distance of livestock.
[ HIGHLIGHTS ]
• Protect a pride of lions by tracking and darting them in order to fit radio collars and monitor their movements.
• Use this information to work with local tribesmen and prevent their cattle being killed
• Work with a field biologist, vet, and Kenya’s wildlife protection team to pre-empt livestock kills and provide information for on-going essential research.
NB: £2500 donation for the collars and equipment is included in the price
Sept - Oct
BEST TIME OF YEAR
PRICE PER PERSON
WHO IS THIS TRIP FOR?
Wildlife lovers who are looking to get up close and personal to one of the worlds largest and strongest felines
Moderate, half days in a vehicle and on foot. Open top jeeps used throughout.
One forty eight Giraffe Sanctuary in Nairobi & Borana Lodge