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Cruise Conference Planning For Your Association

Maasai Cultural Tour and CME Program

7-Night Nairobi, Kenya
Round-trip Nairobi, Kenya

February 15 - 22, 2020
12.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
12 ACPE Credits
12.0 Contact Hours

Course Fees:

$895 for Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists, Doctors of Pharmacy, & Dentists
$695 for Physician Assistants
$695 for Nurse Practitioners
$495 for Nurses, Residents, Students & Others

IMPORTANT NOTE: All conferees, their families, and guests must book their cruise within the University at Sea® meeting group through University at Sea® at 800-926-3775 or by registering online. This ensures our company can provide conference services and complimentary social amenities to all meeting participants and their guests. Thank you for your cooperation.
Faculty

Margaret Nasau Moitallel

Margaret Nasau Moitallel is MCV’s Health Coordinator, she is a nurse and Maasai heath care professional with 15+ years of experience facilitating health programs at the national and local level throughout Kenya for Maasai communities. She specializes in women’s health.  

David Melau

David Melau is a Maasai herbalist who is proficient in indigenous natural plant based medicines used throughout Amboseli to treat Maasai communities.

Phillip Murkuku

Phillip Murkuku is an expert on the water and sanitation crisis in Maasailand. He worked with Amref Health Africa and has been working with the Maasai for 20+ years to resolve their water issues.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Target Audience
Nurses, Nurse PractitionersPhysicians, Physician Assistants
Questions? Call us at 800-422-0711.
We can assist you with all your travel arrangements. We'd be happy to help you plan your flights, hotels or tours before and/or after your cruise conference.

Cruise Itinerary

DATE PORT OF CALL ARRIVE DEPART
Sat Feb 15 Nairobi, Kenya
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Sun Feb 16 Nairobi, Kenya (Day 2)
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Mon Feb 17 Amboseli National Park (Day 3)
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Tue Feb 18 Maasai Chief's Village (Day 4)
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Wed Feb 19 Amboseli National Park (Day 5)
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Thu Feb 20 Lemomo, a Maasai Sacred Hill (Day 6)
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Fri Feb 21 Nairobi, Kenya (Day 7)
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Sat Feb 22 Nairobi, Kenya
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*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.

Ports of Call

Nairobi, Kenya -

EKa Hotel
 

 Arrive at Jomo Kenyatta Airport in Nairobi, Kenya. MCV will provide airport transfers to the Eka hotel in Nairobi. Guests will check in to EKA hotel. Eka Hotel rooms are designed to provide the highest levels of comfort. The Guests staying in the Hotel have exclusive access to the gym and swimming pool.

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Welcoming Reception - Dinner will be provided at a welcome reception in the evening at 6PM in Tuplia A Conference Room to meet the executive team, network, and discuss program activities. Visit the welcome desk at the welcoming reception to receive your name badges and welcome packet. Check-in is mandatory. MCV will provide an introduction to the social and cultural customs of the Maasai to prepare for the journey.

 

 Eka Hotel:

  • Air-conditioned room with flat-screen TV & satellite connection
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access
  • Fine Dining with the freshest flavors of locally sourced produce
  • Wellness Center with massages, facials, hand & feet care
  • Gym & Swimming pool
  • Minibar & 24-hour coffee shop
  • Electronic personal safety deposit box in room

 

Nairobi, Kenya (Day 2) -

6:00 AM – 8:00 AM

Breakfast in Eka Hotel in the Galaxy Restaurant. Eka Hotel offers dining at its best with a buffet breakfast providing the freshest favors of locally sourced produce.

8:30 AM  - 2:00PM

Depart Nairobi to Amboseli at the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro to check into Kilima Safari Camp, a 5-star lodge situated in Amboseli National Park where we will be staying for 5 nights. The camp is set out on a 420-acre site with a spectacular view of Mount Kilimanjaro. The Kimana area of Amboseli is famous for it's large elephant population. Clients can enjoy great game viewing from their tents which face the animal water pools and all public areas and guest rooms are set towards Mount Kilimanjaro.  

2:00 PM

Lunch at Mada Hotel Dining Room.

Kilima Safari Camp offers spacious accommodations with views of the animal water pools and Mount Kilimanjaro. Guests can unwind with a selection of massage treatments available upon request or enjoy a refreshing swim and relax on the poolside lounger.

5:00 - 6:00 PM

Maasai Welcoming Ceremony - Learn about the Maasai culture and customs. Participate or observe authentic Maasai tribal dancers to learn traditional songs and dances passed down through many generations.

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Dinner at Mada Hotel Dining Room - Buffet and à la carte dishes are served at the camp’s restaurant.  Mada’s restaurant offers various cuisines to suit every guest’s taste (including vegetarian options).

Amboseli National Park (Day 3) -

6:30 AM – 9:00 AM     

Breakfast buffet in the Mada Hotel Dining Room in our section in the dining area.                               

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM   

CME Meeting (3 Credit Hours) in the Mada Hotel Conference Room

Optional Maasai Lecture: Maasai Women’s Health Issues

Learn about the health care issues facing Maasai women living in pastoral communities including traditional practices such as female genital mutilation, menstrual hygiene, home births, family planning, and breastfeeding.

Speaker:
Margaret Nasau Moitallel is MCV’s Health Coordinator, she is a nurse and Maasai heath care professional with 15+ years of experience facilitating health programs at the national and local level throughout Kenya for Maasai communities. She specializes in women’s health.  

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Lunch buffet in the Mada Hotel Dining Room in our section in the dining area.

3:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Enjoy a Safari game drive in Amboseli National Park where you will see the breathtaking wildlife of the park. The name “Amboseli” comes from a Maasai word meaning “salty dust”, and it is one of the best places in Africa to view large herds of elephants up close. The park is crowned by Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest peak, and is one of Kenya’s most popular parks.  Nature lovers can explore five different habitats here ranging from the dried-up bed of Lake Amboseli, wetlands with sulfur springs, the savannah, and woodlands.  Amboseli is known for the following wildlife: leopard, cheetah, wild dogs, buffalo, elephant, giraffe, zebra, lion, crocodile, mongoose, hyrax, dik-dik, lesser kudu, and nocturnal porcupine and over 600 species of birdlife. Africa has few better combinations of wildlife and spectacular views of scenery.

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM   

Dinner buffet in the Mada Hotel Dining Room in our section in the dining area.

Maasai Chief's Village (Day 4) -

6:30 AM – 9:00 AM     

Breakfast buffet in the Mada Hotel Dining Room in our section in the dining area.                           

9:00 AM – 12:30 PM   

Enjoy a Cultural Tour to a Maasai Chief’s Village this one of the most popular ethnic villages in East Africa know as a cultural heritage site. They have managed to maintain their ancient culture and traditional ceremonies that are safeguarded by UNESCO. They lead a tribal way of life, which is worth exploring especially their traditional dances and clothing. A Maasai healthcare professional by be with our group to introduce you to MCV's medical missions and teach on the medical needs of the Maasai people.

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Lunch buffet in the Mada Hotel Dining Room in our section in the dining area.

3:30 PM – 6:30 PM

CME Meeting (3 Credit Hours) in the Mada Hotel Conference Room

Optional Maasai Lecture: Maasai Traditional Herbal Plant Medicine

Learn about the natural plant medicines that the Maasai use. Amboseli contains many indigenous plant species and natural herbs that are used in treating various diseases and wounds. You will have an opportunity to see the herbs and learn from a Maasai herbalist.


Speaker:
David Melau is a Maasai herbalist who is proficient in indigenous natural plant based medicines used throughout Amboseli to treat Maasai communities.

7:30 PM – 9:00 PM   

Dinner buffet in the Mada Hotel Dining Room in our section in the dining area.

Amboseli National Park (Day 5) -

6:30 AM – 8:30 AM     

Breakfast buffet in the Mada Hotel Dining Room in our section in the dining area.                               

9:00 AM – 12:30 PM  

Enjoy a Safari game drive in Amboseli National Park to observe the majestic African elephants. Visit the Amboseli Observation Hill where you can view the entire park. On the climb, you will find small boards which will tell you about Mt. Kilimanjaro, its formation and how it helps the life at Amboseli. This is a serene place to relax for a while. Just beneath the hill is a swamp like area where a lot of elephants and hippos are either lying in the water or grazing around it.

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Lunch buffet in the Mada Hotel Dining Room in our section in the dining area.

4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

CME Meeting (3 Credit Hours) in the Mada Hotel Conference Room

Optional Maasai Lecture:

Maasai Water & Sanitation Crisis

Learn about water and sanitation issues effecting Maasai communities. The Maasai are facing severe droughts and outbreaks of disease such as diarrhea, cholera, typhoid and other illnesses due to the contamination of water. Learn how MCV is solving this issue in Maasai communities.

Speaker:

Phillip Murkuku is an expert on the water and sanitation crisis in Maasailand. He worked with Amref Health Africa and has been working with the Maasai for 20+ years to resolve their water issues.

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM    

Dinner buffet in the Mada Hotel Dining Room in our section in the dining area.

Lemomo, a Maasai Sacred Hill (Day 6) -

6:30 AM – 8:30 AM     

Breakfast buffet in the Mada Hotel Dining Room in our section in the dining area.                        

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM  

Enjoy a Nature Walk on Lemomo, a Maasai sacred hill, with Maasai naturalist to locate and identify various wild animals, birds and indigenous natural medicines. The Maasai contain many endemic species only found in the Amboseli area, this a rare opportunity to spot certain species in its natural habitat.  The Maasai have lived for centuries with the wildlife using plant medicines and have much to share regarding their indigenous knowledge on numerous species.

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Lunch buffet in the Mada Hotel Dining Room in our section in the dining area.

4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

CME Meeting (3 Credit Hours) in the Mada Hotel Conference Room

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM   

Dinner buffet in the Eka Hotel Dining Room in our section in the dining area.

Nairobi, Kenya (Day 7) -

6:30 AM – 9:00 AM     

Breakfast buffet in the Mada Hotel Dining Room in our section in the dining area.                          

11:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Depart to Nairobi.  On the way enjoy shopping for local handicrafts at a local gift shop and enjoy an African cuisine lunch at Maanzoni Lodge. Check in at EKA Hotel. 

7:30 PM – 9:00 PM   

Dinner buffet in the Eka Hotel in Tuplia A Conference Room

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Questions? Call us at 800-422-0711.
We can assist you with all your travel arrangements. We'd be happy to help you plan your flights, hotels or tours before and/or after your cruise conference.
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