KENYA COMMUNITY EXPERIENCE AND MASAI MARA SAFARI

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1st Jul 2017
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KENYA COMMUNITY EXPERIENCE AND MASAI MARA SAFARI

Trip Overview

This holiday entails first four days of nothing but community activities which will be; milking cows, picking coffee, harvesting maize, farming activities, school visitation programs both high school and primary school, attending local church, cattle herding and getting involved to local’s daily life. After this, one will embark on an adventure of a life time including some attractions of the Western Part of Kenya then the real African safari.

Why This Trip

• Stay in a selection of local homes and Eco-friendly accommodations

• Experience the thrill of sleeping in Traditional homes and drift off to sleep to the sounds of the African night.

• Visit Elsamere and learn more about the “father and mother” of conservation George and Joy Adamson

• Spend a night in a local Maasai Village

• Watch lions prowling the famous Maasai Mara on a 4x4 game drive.

ITINERARY

Day 1: Airport Pick Up

Pick up at JKIA then transfer to the hotel for dinner and overnight.

Your airport pick will be happening on different times depending on what time the group members will be arriving.

Accommodation

• Hotel (1 night)

Meals Included

• Dinner

Day 2: Transfer to Kericho

Kericho is the biggest town in the highlands west of the Kenyan Rift Valley. Standing on the edge of the Mau Forest, Kericho has a warm and temperate climate making it an ideal location for agriculture and the large-scale cultivation of tea.

Early pick up 8am then transfer to Kericho, we will have a stop at the great rift valley view point for a sort briefing. We will later drive straight for Kericho hoping to be at our homestay on time for lunch followed by an evening village Tour

Accommodation

• Home Stay (1 night)

Included Activities

• Village Tour

Meals Included

• Breakfast

• Lunch

• Dinner

Day 3: Full day at the village

The day will be filled by various cultural activities, you will be joined by your hosting family to show you the various activities that involve the daily schedules. You will be involved in helping with doing most of the activities during your stay with the family.

Accommodation

• Homestay (1 night)

Included Activities

• Cultural activities - Cow milking, picking tea, harvesting maize, farming activities.

• Evening walk to the local waterfall

Meals Included

• Breakfast

• Lunch

• Dinner

Day 4: Tea Plantation Tour

After and early breakfast, we will visit a tea processing factory within the region. Before the visit, we will go through the large-scale field of tea where you will have an opportunity to learn and experience the tea picking process before they get to the factory for processing. In the evening, you will be visiting a local market in town for an opportunity to do some shopping before heading back home.

Accommodation

• Homestay (1 night)

Included Activities

• Tea factory tour

• Kericho town tour

Meals Included

• Breakfast

• Lunch

• Dinner

Day 5: Kericho to Mount Elgon

Mount Elgon is a massive solitary volcanic mountain on the border of eastern Uganda and western Kenya. Its cooler heights offer respite for humans from the hot plains below, and its higher altitudes provide a refuge for flora and fauna.

Today early morning pick up then drive to Mt Elgon, in the afternoon we will be having an evening game drive.

Accommodation

• Community Camp (1 night)

Included Activities

• Evening Game Drive

Meals Included

• Breakfast

• Lunch

• Dinner

Day 6: Mount Elgon to Kakamega Forest

Kakamega Forest is a tropical rainforest situated in the North West of the capital Nairobi, and near to the border with Uganda. It is Kenya's only tropical rainforest and is said to be Kenya's last remnant of the ancient Guineo- Congolian rainforest that once spanned the continent.

After breakfast, we drive to Kakamega forest, with packed lunch provided, meet a local guide then have an afternoon walk in the forest, here you have an opportunity to see the big five trees. Dinner and Overnight at the Guest House

Accommodation

• Guest House (1 night)

Included Activities

• Forest walk

Meals Included

• Breakfast

• Lunch

• Dinner

Day 7: Kakamega Forest to Kisumu

Early morning walk to the highest point of the forest for the sunrise. Walk back to Guest House for breakfast then drive to Kisumu. arrive for late local lunch at the lake shore then rest of the day spent at leisure.

Accommodation

• Hotel (1 night)

Included Activities

• Kisumu City Tour

Meals Included

• Breakfast

• Lunch

• Dinner

Day 8: Kisumu to Loita Plains

Today we have a sunrise boat ride with breakfast at the lake, early morning Hippo watch is a plus, then drive to Loita Plains, have lunch En-route at Kisii, arrive Loita hills with an evening walk by the locals.

Accommodation

• Homestay (1 night)

Included Activities

• Evening Walk

Meals Included

• Breakfast

• Lunch

• Dinner

Day 9: Loita Hills to Maasai Mara

Today we have a walk with the Maasai morans towards the famous Maasai Mara with packed lunch provided. You will be picked up by your guide for another short drive to our accommodation bordering the Reserve. Relaxing Afternoon getting ready for the Big Game day

Accommodation

• Tented Camp

Included Activities

• Morning Walk

Meals Included

• Breakfast

• Lunch

• Dinner

Day 10: Full day game drive at the Mara

After breakfast, we leave the camp with our packed lunch and head out to the park for our full day game drive, apart from the animals, the park provides beautiful and eye catching landscapes.

Accommodation

• Tented Camp

Included Activities

• Full day game drive

Meals Included

• Breakfast

• Lunch

• Dinner

Day 11: Maasai Mara to Lake Naivasha

After breakfast, we drive to Lake Naivasha, have lunch En-route have an afternoon walk at the Crescent Island.

Accommodation

• Camping (1 night)

Included Activities

• Giraffe Walk

Meals Included

• Breakfast

• Lunch

• Dinner

Day 12: Lake Naivasha to Nairobi

Today we have a morning walk at Hells Gate National Park, including biking to the Gorges with packed lunch provided then drive back to Nairobi. Drop off JKIA or Nairobi accommodation.

Included Activities

• Hells Gate National Park

Meals Included

• Breakfast

• Lunch

Cost Includes:

• Full board accommodation while on safari

• All entrance fees.

• All airport transfers.

• Activities as stated in the itinerary above.

• Exclusive use of a 4x4 seven seater safari van

• Services of an English-speaking driver guide.

• Lunch on the last day

• 1 litre of mineral water per day.

Cost Excludes:

• Drinks and beverages.

• Any item of personal use.

• Travel insurance.

• Visas

• Tips and gratuities

No of Persons

Price Per Persons

2

$ 3679

3

$ 3179

4

$ 2929

5

$ 2779

6

$ 2679

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