CAANS Congress Kenya 2020

Magical Skies is the official congress coordinator for the 4th Continental Association of African Neurological Societies (CAANS) Congress 2020.

 

CAANS Safari Offer 3

Ol Pejeta Conservancy is famous for its Innovative, tangible, sustainable conservation for wildlife and people.

With the snowy peaks of Mt. Kenya as your backdrop, your safari in East Africa’s largest black rhino sanctuary is sure to be as beautiful as it is diverse. Find yourself and the Big Five as you explore 90,000 acres of pure wild with an experienced guide who will share his expert knowledge with you.

Venture out there for close encounters with elephants, wild dog, lion, hyena, buffalo, cheetah, rhino, and all the plains herbivores. Early morning and evening are the best times to explore the Conservancy, as predators are on the hunt and their prey is on high alert.

Ol Pejeta is the closest place to Nairobi to see the Big Five – just three hours drive from Kenya’s capital.

Head out from Nairobi at 0800 hrs to Ol Pejeta Conservacny which is approximatly a 3 hours drive. The drive is scenic as you get to see the World famous DelMonte Pineapple farms and coffee plantations.

You will arrive in time for lunch at your property and head out to the Chimpanzee Sanctuary.

Carry on for a game drive before your get back to the lodge for dinner. As you are having your dinner Elephants and plains game come to the watering hole a stone throw away from your dining area.

After dinner head out for a night game drive to look for the nocturnal cats on the prowl for their dinner.

Return to the lodge to sit around the camp fire.

Head out for an early morning game drive after you grab your Coffee at 0600 hours. IT gets really chilly in the morning hours but warms up just as soon as the sun starts to rise and peak through the clouds.

Return to the lodge for your breakfast and jump in to the pool...

After lunch you will head out with a team of rangers to participate in helping to gather vital research information needed to monitor the collared lions. In the event that the collared lions are inaccessible, other lion sightings are reported and the same identifying features such as whisker spots, ear tears and nose spotting recorded. It is a great way to learn about lions and all of the information gathered is passed on to the Ol Pejeta Ecological Monitoring Department. Its thrilling.

Return to the lodge for dinner and entertainment.

Wake up to an early breakfast visit Ol Pejeta’s anti-poaching dog unit. Interact with the dog keepers, and learn about what it takes to look after the highly trained canine team.

After a tour of the kennels, you are encouraged to try and evade the sniffer dogs. Run, jump, twist, turn and find somewhere to hide within the confines of the Morani Information Center area and see if our blood hounds can seek you out. Not only is this great fun for you, but you will also help in keeping the skills of our dogs in sharp shape.

All that will surely turn up an appetite, so head to the Morani Restaurant named in memory of Ol Pejeta’s most famous rhino ambassador, Morani’s was named one of the top 20 amazing places to eat in Kenya’!

After lunch you head back to Nairobi.

CAANS Safari Offer 2

Ol Pejeta Conservancy is famous for its Innovative, tangible, sustainable conservation for wildlife and people.

With the snowy peaks of Mt. Kenya as your backdrop, your safari in East Africa’s largest black rhino sanctuary is sure to be as beautiful as it is diverse. Find yourself and the Big Five as you explore 90,000 acres of pure wild with an experienced guide who will share his expert knowledge with you.

Venture out there for close encounters with elephants, wild dog, lion, hyena, buffalo, cheetah, rhino, and all the plains herbivores. Early morning and evening are the best times to explore the Conservancy, as predators are on the hunt and their prey is on high alert.

Ol Pejeta is the closest place to Nairobi to see the Big Five – just three hours drive from Kenya’s capital.

Head out from Nairobi at 0800 hrs to Ol Pejeta Conservacny which is approximatly a 3 hours drive. The drive is scenic as you get to see the World famous DelMonte Pineapple farms and coffee plantations.

You will arrive in time for lunch at your property and head out to the Chimpanzee Sanctuary.

Carry on for a game drive before your get back to the lodge for dinner. As you are having your dinner Elephants and plains game come to the watering hole a stone throw away from your dining area.

After dinner head out for a night game drive to look for the nocturnal cats on the prowl for their dinner.

Return to the lodge to sit around the camp fire.

Head out for an early morning game drive after you grab your Coffee at 0600 hours. IT gets really chilly in the morning hours but warms up just as soon as the sun starts to rise and peak through the clouds.

Return to the lodge for your breakfast and jump in to the pool...

After lunch you will head out with a team of rangers to participate in helping to gather vital research information needed to monitor the collared lions. In the event that the collared lions are inaccessible, other lion sightings are reported and the same identifying features such as whisker spots, ear tears and nose spotting recorded. It is a great way to learn about lions and all of the information gathered is passed on to the Ol Pejeta Ecological Monitoring Department. Its thrilling.

Return to the lodge for dinner and entertainment.

Wake up to an early breakfast visit Ol Pejeta’s anti-poaching dog unit. Interact with the dog keepers, and learn about what it takes to look after the highly trained canine team.

After a tour of the kennels, you are encouraged to try and evade the sniffer dogs. Run, jump, twist, turn and find somewhere to hide within the confines of the Morani Information Center area and see if our blood hounds can seek you out. Not only is this great fun for you, but you will also help in keeping the skills of our dogs in sharp shape.

All that will surely turn up an appetite, so head to the Morani Restaurant named in memory of Ol Pejeta’s most famous rhino ambassador, Morani’s was named one of the top 20 amazing places to eat in Kenya’!

After lunch you head back to Nairobi.

CAANS Safari 1

The Greatest Show on Earth

By the month of June a gentle wind ripples through the tall red oat grass, and the only animals easily visible are the slow moving elephants and giraffes, or a lone topi standing on an abandoned termite mound. A stillness sits across the savannah and the lions of the Mara lie in the shade of the acacias, waiting in anticipation. One late morning, small specks rise up through the bushes by Sand River and within minutes become clouds of dust. A herd of a few hundred wildebeest swarms its way along and then down the dusty river bank. Some of the herd settles for a few sips of water before the throng returns and takes the thirsty back to the top of the river bank. The migration has arrived. Within a couple of days many herds of thousands of wildebeest are trampling their way through the long grass, snaking their way across to Look-Out Hill and then down to the Mara River.

Many visitors only want to see the river crossings but the true spectacle of the migration is 1,245,000 wildebeest, 200,000 Burchell's zebra, 18,000 eland and 500,000 Thomson's Gazelle filling the entire stretch of landscape. The shifting columns of the herds as they traverse the valleys and the hills can only be watched in awe. There is nothing else like this on earth.

Our representative will recive you at your hotel in Nairobi. You will then be transfered to the Domestic Airport - Wilson Airport (Approx. 30 Min Drive). They will brief you on your safari and are at your disposal to answer any questions you may have.
Once you have checked in, you can have lunch at Dormans Restaurant as you wait for your flight to Maasai Mara (Approx. 40 Min flight time). Dormans became Kenya’s first coffee roaster in 1950. Today they continue to grow coffee, produce, roast and distribute Africa’s most exceptional coffees.
Take off at 1400Hrs and enjoy the views of our beautiful Kenya from up above.
Arrive at Keekorok Airstrip at 1440Hrs and be received by our guide in your private Safari Land Cruiser.

You will embark on an on route game drive as you make your way to your camp.

Check in and enjoy the rest of the evening at leisure.

Wake up for breakfast at the camp.

Head out by 0900Hrs for a full day game drive.

This is recommended because you can drive quite far out to explore the Masai Mara. You will get to go to the migration crossings which is a spectacle this time of the year.

You will have a picnic lunch under a thorn tree on a vantage point. Picturesque...

Continue exploring the Mara and head back to the camp by 1800Hrs.

Wake up early and have breakfast.
Check out from the lodge by 1000 hrs and drive to Nairobi (Approx. 5 hours 30 min drive)
The drive is very scenic as you pass wheat farms, rural towns, drive in to and out of the Great Rift Valley Escarpment and also drive by a dormant volcano, Mount Longonot.
You will pass through Nairobi City and be transferred to the JKIA International Airport for your onward flight.

CAANS Airport Transfers

Magical Skies is offering Airport Transfers for the Faculty and Participants at discounted rates as follws:

  1. JKIA International Airport ( NBO ) to City Hotels at US$ 10 Per Person One Way.
  2. City Hotels to JKIA International Airport ( NBO ) at US$ 10 Per Person One Way.
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Additional Information

Dr. Edwin Mogere Message

Jambo!! It is truly an honour to welcome you to Nairobi, a city named after a Maasai word “nairoba” meaning the place of cool waters. We warmly invite you to join us for the 4th Continental Association of African Neurological Societies (CAANS) Congress 2020.

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It is remarkable what we have achieved as a continental association in these short 8 years since CAANS was birthed to represent Africa and forge our place in the worldwide community of neurosurgeons. In this regard the Neurological Society of Kenya (NSK) and the East African Neurological Society (EANS) both being national societies in the republic of Kenya, have been at work organizing this biennial congress, hoping to build on and step up from the prior three very successful CAANS congresses.

We plan to have a rigorous scientific meeting led by the scientific committee with Dr. P. Kitunguu and team and a warm and refreshing social agenda set up by Dr. Wanyoike and team. There are opportunities to enjoy the bountiful safari, game and tourism potential that we have in Kenya. This meeting should invigorate our capability and resolve to dealing with the myriad of challenges faced by African neurosurgeons in helping build healthcare offered to the 1.2 billion of our brothers and sisters.

The congress will be preceeded by workshops and symposia, and this year we look forward to the AANS boot camp, Neuroanatomy, neurovascular, neuroendoscopic and Spine workshops as organized by Dr. Kiboi and team.

I wish to particularly mention our young neurosurgeons and female neurosurgeons on the continent and reassure them that both the Pre-congress and the scientific programme has been crafted to include their participation and we look forward to supporting them with opportunities to contribute.

Its an exciting time for us here in Nairobi and on that note let me thank all my colleagues in the neurosurgical community for the hard work and support on this endeavor and ask that we keep the momentum toward the end.

To our continental and international partners, we say “Karibu Kenya”, welcome and we look forward to your support in making this congress a notable success!

Sincerely

Dr. Edwin Mogere - Congress President

Participants Accommodation Offer 1

Magical Skies has negotiated special rates for your accomodation at a few carefully slected hotels in Nairobi. These hotels are located close to the Kempinski hotel where the CAANs conference will be held.

Here are a few options for your perusal:

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How to Register

Step 1 : Contact the friendly team at caans@magicalskies.com with your prefered dates of travel and any special requirements

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