KEELE UNIVERSITY GEOGRAPHY FIELDCOURSES
In April 1998 fifteen geography students
and two lecturers from Keele University made the Marich Pass Field Studies
Centre the base of a very successful first-time field trip. They had return
visits in 2000, 2001, and 2002.
Keele University geography students and staff at the equator on
their way to Marich
Staff and students discuss education in Kenya in the shade of an empty
classroom at Marich Primary School
are some 'quotes' from the visitors book at the Marich Pass Field Studies
'Wow! This is such an amazing place...The views (especially from the top
of Mt Koh) are breathtaking and leave you speechless. All the staff and
guides at Marich Pass are brilliant'.
'...the place is so peaceful and calm...the food's great...the loos are
'rustic' but fine when you get used to them...bush walks are exhausting
in the heat but the river is lovely and cool - be prepared to make conversation
with small naked children...I could stay here for ever if I had enough
batteries for my torch!'
City College/Easton College
'superb location, superb views, and most importantly superb food...even
'First time to Africa, great place to stay, food outstanding, staff helpful
- had a superb time. Thanks'
John Rigby 6th Form College
'Its my third year coming to the site and it seems to get more special
each visit. Thanks for providing a site that gives such an amzing experience'
'Thank you very much for our stay at your camp. The food was great and
the staff were very helpful'
'Excellent location for a wide variety of study topics, ideal setting
and very helpful interpreters with wonderful English'
'It has been a fantastic experience being here, absolutely unforgettable.
This has been fantastic for my human geography skills...the guides and
staff at the centre were very good.'
Holloway, University of London
'A lovely stay, very welcoming andd good food. Very nice dinners. Friendly
'Thank-you for a fantastic week! The food was fabulous...the facilities
at the centre are excellent, very well kept and beautiful surroundings...the
interpreters were very friendly and helpful. Thanks again for a wonderful
'The friendliness and willingness of the local area has been amazing and
I feel I have gained so much from my stay and will be able to apply it
to my degree'
'I think the site is a brilliant way of bridging communication relations
between us and another culture. It has been an excellent opportunity for
us to experience and learn about the local people. The field centre itself
has been brilliant, the food and staff and the accommodation.'
Links to other visitors to the Marich Pass Field
University of East Anglia Environmental Sciences Field Trip
University Field Trip
Friends from Marich Pass