School educational trips- Kenyan attraction sites recommended for school trips

Students at all level are encouraged to have educational trips that create an interaction with more applicable learning environment. In Kenya several areas provide these learning environments. They include the following

  1.     Fort Jesus

Built in a shape of a man (aerial view) thePortuguese Fort was built in 1591. Fort Jesus was actually built to protect the safety of Portuguese living on the East Coast of Africa. Apparently Fort Jesus is perhaps the only fort in Africa that has experienced a lot of hostilities due to the increased interest from different parties

Facts to be learned

  •     The history of Kenya and the interaction with the Portuguese
  •     The feature of Portuguese building technology
  •     End of Portuguese reign
  •     Weapons used by the Portuguese and the British soldiers  

Fort Jesus

2. The Great rift valley

The Great Rift Valley is an amazing sight that stretches approximately 6000 kilometers (from Ethiopia to Mozambique).Students enjoy visiting the valley because it has breath taking animals, lakes, gorges, craters, springs and many more attractive places. In Kenya, the valley is surrounded by escarpments to the east and west. The floor contains a series of lakes and some places are broken by volcanoes, some still active.

Facts to be learned

  •     How the Rift Valley was formed
  •     The impact of volcanic eruptions
  •     Economic benefits of valley to the sorrounding community

Riftvalley

3. The National Museums

The National museums in Kenya are institution whose role is to put together, preserve, study, and document and showcase Kenya’s past and present cultural and natural heritage.  Students who visit the museums are able to enhance knowledge, appreciate and respect the different culture and history preserved over a number of years. The Kenya museums include Gede Ruins, Hyrax Hill, Kabarnet Museum, Kapenguria Museum, Karen Blixen Museum, Kariandusi, Kisumu Museum , Kitale Museum, Lamu Museum, Loiyangalani Desert Museum, Malindi Museum, Meru Museum, Nairobi Gallery, Nairobi National Museum, Nairobi Snake Park, Narok Museum, Nyeri Museum, Rabai Museum, Tambach Museum, Wajir Museum

Facts to be learned

  • The history of Kenya
  • The diversity of Kenyan culture
  • Animal, reptiles and birds species

National Museums of Kenya

4. Hells Gate Park

The Park is located in Naivasha, south ofLake Naivasha. Students can expect o see a lot of wildlife, cliff that was believed to a per-historic lake for ancient world. The park is also the home of the olkaria geo-thermal site.

Facts to be learned

  • Facts about the formation of gorges and cliffs
  • Eco-system and wildlife in the area
  • How geothermal power is produced

Hells Gate National Park

5. Mt. Longonot

A visit to Mt. Longonot will enable students have an actual experience with one of the stratovolcano mountain in Kenya. The visits involves hiking upto the crater rim and walking around the 7 kilometer loop surrounding the crater

Facts to be learned

  • The formation of the stratovolcano mountain
  • The affect of the volcano mountain
  • Effects of erosion to the mountain

Mt Longonot

6. The Kenya Railway Museum

The building of Kenya-Uganda railway was a challenging activity that has interesting history. A visit to the museum gives an overview of how the railway transport started in Kenya. Some of earliest locomotives engines are maintained for showcasing.

Facts to be learned

  • The history of railway making in Kenya
  • How steam locomotive used to operate
  • The effects of Railway transport in Kenya

Kenya Railway Museum

7. The National Parks

The national parks offer a wonderful experience for students of all ages. This is because they are able to see the animals in their natural set up thus understanding their adaptation to nature.

The main reason for educational trips is to ensure that students break from the monotony of learning in the same experience and environment. The experience should be both exciting and educative. Its important to note that age plays an important role in determining the place to be visited.