Insights of Kenyan Life 6-day tour from Nairobi
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Insights of Kenyan Life 6-day tour from Nairobi

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£3,991.00
Free cancellation
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Language: English
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Mobile voucher accepted
duration
Duration: 144 hours
Do this because
  • Meet Kenyans from various walks of life and hear their inspirational stories
  • Share your love by helping make food preparation, and feeding hungry children
  • Have some sightseeing and some delicious meals for an all-round Nairobi experience
  • Become a part of Maasai village and learn about their culture and background
  • Enjoy relaxing time at beautiful Lake Naivasha
What to expect

This 6-day Insights of Kenyan Life is a tour in the Magical Kenya Signature Experience Collection –curated, unique, authentic and exceptional once-in-a-lifetime Kenyan travel experiences accredited by the Kenya Tourist Board (KTB)

DAY 1 Help at a Soup Kitchen - Getting involved in helping disadvantaged communities is both an opportunity to engage with local people and a rewarding way for travellers to contribute to alleviating the problems of poverty in Kenya. Today you visit a children’s centre on the outskirts of Nairobi supported by One Horizon, which provides the kids with their only regular meal each day. You lend a hand by helping to prepare and distribute nutritious food, and in return will receive beautiful, happy smiles and witness firsthand how communities work together to help the hungry and most vulnerable.

DAY 2 They said it cannot be done - Today visit the Women's Empowerment Centre, another project supported by One Horizon, where local women undertake an 18-month program that teaches them trade and entrepreneurial skills so they can set up their own business to support their families. Spend an inspirational day with these proud, self-sufficient women and gain a better understanding of how they have been able to overcome difficult challenges and transform into independent business owners and community leaders.

DAY 3 The Hippos of Lake Naivasha - Today drive west of Nairobi to Lake Naivasha, Kenya's most beautiful freshwater lake surrounded by peaceful grassy banks and fringed by thick papyrus. Along the way, stop at a roadside lookout for the stunning views over Kenya’s Great Rift Valley, and arrive at a lovely lakeside lodge in huge grounds studded with acacia trees and perhaps spot the odd antelope or vervet monkey. Catch a small boat to view the pods of hippos and abundant birdlife that Naivasha is so famous for, then back at the lodge enjoy a delicious leisurely lunch and relaxing swim in the pool before returning to Nairobi in the late afternoon.

DAY 4 Grandmothers love their pigs - Visit another local community to meet some of the endearing and entrepreneurial Kenyan grandmothers who play a vital role in keeping Kenyan families together. Discover how pig-husbandry provides food and financial support and the bio-gas system creates energy out of the waste to power a home. This is another worthwhile project that One Horizon supports, and the initiative aims to empower grandmothers through small-scale farming. Sit with them over a cup of local tea and enjoy some joyful singing and dancing and listen to their powerful stories about resilience.

DAY 5 Become a Maasai for the day - Spend an amazing day with the warriors and women of a traditional Maasai village. It starts with a song and dance welcome where the wife of a village elder will offer to dress you in traditional Maasai shuka cloth or ‘African blanket’. Venture into the bush with her son, who will explain what it’s like being a young warrior in Maasai society, sit with the elders as they share their stories of their fascinating culture, and learn from the women how to make some traditional decorative beaded jewellery.

DAY 6 A great way to the end of the week - Your final day will be spent relaxing at leisure, giving you the opportunity to reflect on the amazing experiences over the past few days as you fondly remember the warm and welcoming, and fascinating and inspirational Kenyan people you have met and connected with. A mid-morning pickup takes you to the restaurant at the Karen Blixen Coffee Garden for a delicious lunch in the pretty gardens to celebrate the end of your 6-day tour, before you make your way to the airport to catch your flight.

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What's included
  • check JK Int Airport pickup transfer
  • check 5-night accommodation and full board (breakfast, lunch, dinner) based on itinerary
  • check 1 night accommodation at the Placina Hotel (the night before tour begins)
  • check 25-30 images of your days events
  • check Free Maasai decorative wristband as a memento of you time with the Maasai
  • check Guided tour
  • check Transportation in air-conditioned vehicle
  • check Hotel pick-up and drop-off
What's not included
  • x_not_included Tips (optional)
Where

Palacina Residential Hotel, Denis Pritt Road, Nairobi, Kenya

Meeting point:
The meeting point is the Palacina Residential Hotel's lobby at 9.30 am which is the accommodation offered as part of this excursion.
What to remember
  • The airport pick-up service from the JK International Airport on arrival and transfer to your overnight accommodation at the Placina Hotel before the tour begins is included. Please provide your arrival flight details at the checkout
  • The maximum number of participants is 10
  • Children under 7 years old are free of charge
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Provider
ONE HORIZON AFRICA
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 1 day before the experience begins.

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