Information for Visitors, Media & On Site Training
VISITING THE RESEARCH CENTRE
We have a great deal of interest in people wanting to visit The Elephant & Bees Research Centre in Sagalla, next to Tsavo East National Park. We warmly welcome visitors but ask that you book in advance and read our ‘Visitors Info Document’ before coming, this is designed to give our visitors guidance and rules which are in place for the ease of your visit. Please email us to ask for more details on how to organise a visit.
We ask for a 1,000/- Kenyan shilling (or US$10) donation from every visitor who books in for a visit to our Research Centre and to visit a beehive fence farmer. This helps us to raise funds for our project activities.
If you are requesting to come to the Research Center for a media trip, we ask if you can email us an outline of the aims and objectives/shot plan of the film or article and your plans for distribution before you arrive. We charge a fee for film crews and request a copy of the final product for our media library and records. Photos from our website can be copied for web use but we ask that you credit our project when you use our images. If you would like higher resolution images for printed matter, please contact us and we will be happy to send them to you, however we ask for a small donation to go to the project for use of print-quality images.
BEEHIVE FENCE TRAINING
We also hold training programs for people who wish to come to the Elephants and Bees Research Centre and fully engage with the project, enabling them to return to their own communities or to those they are working with and implementing the effective beehive fence as an elephant deterrent.We can host training visitors (from Kenya or other HEC hotspots in across Africa & Asia) from a few days up to 2 weeks to be fully submersed in how the project works. Our staff team led by our Beehive Fence Training Officer, are experts on beehive fences and the struggles of living with elephants and will give you a thorough insight into how the E&B project works and the beehive fences as an elephant mitigation in order for you to return to your own HEC sites with the best potential to alleviate the conflict.
To find out more about the beehive fence training please get in touch with us.