Kenyan family ties of the Maasai and Kikuyu ethnic groups 2-day tour from Nairobi
Excursions & day trips

Kenyan family ties of the Maasai and Kikuyu ethnic groups 2-day tour from Nairobi

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£1,387.00
Free cancellation
language
Language: English
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Mobile voucher accepted
duration
Duration: 48 hours
Do this because
  • Become a part of rural Kenyan families and experience their stories and laughter
  • See how Kenyan families merge their traditional culture with contemporary ways to new sustainable futures
  • Help cooking a traditional Kenyan lunch and share it to others in the community
What to expect

The One Horizon 2-day family ties cultural tour is a rare opportunity to visit families in their homes from two different Kenyan ethnic groups – the Maasai and the Kikuyu. You’ll be warmly welcomed into a Maasai village and your hosts will show their age-old way of life and rites of passage. This tour will give you deep insight into the customs and structures of rural Kenyan family life and the highlight is the genuine interaction you will experience by sharing stories and laughter.

DAY 1 - Maasai family ties - Today you drive to an authentic Maasai village on the outskirts of Nairobi where you spend the day with the men, women and children, and one of the elders, Daniel, will take you on a tour to explain how the Maasai have managed these precious lands for centuries. Spend time with Maasai mothers and help them build a new manyatta – a traditional Maasai homestead, while Maasai warriors will teach ancient skills such as spear-throwing and how to use local plants to make medicinal remedies, and will invite you to join them as they herd their cattle. In the afternoon the women will share their stories as they help you make your own piece of traditional beautifully-crafted beaded Maasai jewellery.

DAY 2 - Kikuyu family ties - There are many grandmother-headed households in Kenya that care for a number of generations, and today you are hosted by gracious grandmother Helen at her rural home. She will show you around her innovative pig farm, and you can pitch in with the chores if you’d like to. This is a project supported by One Horizon as an initiative to improve the livelihoods of grandmothers by economically empowering them through small-scale farming. Helen earns a sustainable income from the pigs, while the bio-gas system from the waste powers her home. You also help to cook a traditional Kenyan lunch and share it with some of the other grandmothers in the community. You will be inspired by listening to their powerful stories of life, change and progress and how the program has helped keep their families together.

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What's included
  • check Arrival JK International airport transfer to the Placina Hotel (the night before tour begins)
  • check 1 night accommodation at the Placina Hotel (the night before tour begins)
  • check 1-night accommodation and full board (Breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • check Transportation in air-conditioned vehicle based on itinerary
  • check Driver guide
What's not included
  • x_not_included Tips (optional)
Where

Palacina Residential Hotel, Denis Pritt Road, Nairobi, Kenya

Meeting point:
The meeting point for the tour is the Palacina Residential Hotel Nairobi with departures at 9.30am. For travellers staying at other hotels in Nairobi, you will need to make your way to the Palacina Hotel for a 9.30 pickup.
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
  • The tour is not conducted on Good Friday, Easter Monday or Xmas Day
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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 24 hours before the experience begins.

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