MAKILANDS CULTURAL TOUR& SAFARI EXPERIENCE

The Maasai Mara National Reserve is easily Kenya’s best and most highly regarded wildlife experience as it is loved by both local and international guests for its high concentration of game and plenty ofexcellent accommodation options. MasaiMara was voted as eighth wonder of the world due to the world famous wildebeest migration which is an annual phenomenon characterized by a continuous movement of over 1.5 million wildebeests and thousands of zebras, gazelles and elands from the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania in search of pasture. Thousands of hooves pounding the open grass land characterized by an orchestra of grunts create Spectacular scenes with thousands of animals mating while on the move, with many cows becoming pregnant during the migration while others are giving birth , to calves that have to learn to stand and walk immediately keeping up with the rest of the herd in predator filled rolling hills and bushes gives our Makilands Tour and Safari visitors a thrilling and memorable lifetime experience making MasaiMara a preferred and a major tourist destination. The climax comes with the thousands of animals plunging into the raging waters of the crocodile ravaged Mara river creating a heart lending movie like scenery and experience only witnessed in the Mara in the months of July to August !
Depart to Nairobi in the noon of Day 9 for international Departures.

Inclusion

Eight nights on full board accommodation whilst on safari and Meal plan as described in the itinerary. B=Breakfast, L=Lunch and D=Dinner.
Finest accommodations of Hotels, Lodges, and Camps selected for the program either in double/twin/triple room sharing as described
Pre–tour itinerary document
Transport based on customized seven-sitter safari Van /4x4 cruiser Seats designed with seat belt and all clients are guaranteed window seats.
Airport transfer in Nairobi.
Services of Professional Safari Guide/Driver.
Pre–tour itinerary document.
Flying Doctors Evacuation Cover
Bottled drinking water while on safari
Extensive Game drives.
Start and end in Nairobi.

Exclusion


Visa cost
Any cost of gratuity for Porterage / waiters at hotels, camps and airports.
Tips for your professional driver guide
Essential expenses of personal nature such as travelling insurance, excess baggage fee,
Communication charges like, emails, faxes and phone calls
Any food and beverage not described in the itinerary like beer, spirits, extra sodas, or juice and champagne.
Any accommodations and -Any other extras not detailed in the above itinerary.
Boat rides in Lake Naivasha

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Hotel

Mara Intrepids

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Mara Intrepids Camp enjoys one of the most spectacular locations in the world’s best-known wilderness Maasai Mara National Reserve. It sits above a sweeping bend in the Talek River at the confluence of the Maasai Mara’s four game-viewing areas.

Sentrim Samburu

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SentrimSamburu is located in the Samburu Game reserve. The entire camp is set amongst acacia trees on the banks of EwasoNyiro River. The main guest area consists of the reception, lounge area, swimming pool, restaurant and bar.

Mara Leisure Camp

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Mara Leisure Camp offers 3-star accommodation, as well as luggage storage, a tour desk and a currency exchange. It is ideal for those looking to immerse themselves in nature, with Masai Mara just steps away.

Mara Intrepids

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Mara Intrepids Camp enjoys one of the most spectacular locations in the world’s best-known wilderness Maasai Mara National Reserve. It sits above a sweeping bend in the Talek River at the confluence of the Maasai Mara’s four game-viewing areas.

Other Inclusion

Return Transport
Welcome drinks at hotel
Stay in 3 star hotel
Guided tour
Sighseeing
Airport transport

Package Itinerary

Welcome to Nairobi the capital city of Kenya where your tour begins. You will be picked by our representative and transferred to the hotel for your overnight stay.

Day 1Nairobi

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After your first night in Nairobi the city under the sun you will be welcomed in the morning and be treated to our traditional greeting version with a visit to the the Bomas of Kenya. Bomas is Swahili word for Homesteads with 42 different typical homesteads built here as a replica to represent the over 42 tribes of Kenya.


Kenya is a country blessed in rich culture, custom, excellent weather and a great people .You will be treated to great shows through dance and song by various groups representing various Kenyan tribes till mid morning when you leave for your next attraction feeding baby elephants.

At around 11pm, you visit the David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage – a popular orphanage within the precincts of Nairobi National Park for elephants rescued after being orphaned or abandoned in the national reserves after acts of natural calamities or poaching, where you spend an hour interacting with the baby elephants. You will hear their individual stories from the keepers and learn interesting elephant facts whilst the babies are being fed their milk. You will have a chance to touch and even adopt a baby elephant in an effort to help conserve and protect them.

We shall visit the National Museum of Kenya next a short while after lunch for detailed history about Kenya. Built in 1929, the National Museums of Kenya carries collections of Kenya's History, Culture and Contemporary Art, geology and wildlife history in Kenya. The museum is rich in pre-colonial and colonial history of East Africa, at that time known as the British East Africa Protectorate. Kenya played a very important role as the epicenter of British colonization of East and Southern Africa. The museum is also home to the fossils and artifacts of prehistoric man discovered by the leaky family in east Africa, and from Ethiopia to Olduvai Gorge in Tanzania. There is also a snake park just next to the museum where you learn about various species found in Kenya.

Dinner and overnight stay in hotel

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Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

Day 2-3MT KENYA

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After breakfast, you will depart for Mt. Kenya region where you will come across Kenya’s biggest ethnic group the agikuyu living near Mount Kenya which is Africa’s second tallest mountain after Mt Kilimanjaro rising over 5,000 meters.

The Agikuyu community that lives around this mountain regarded it as a sacred place where their god lived . Kikuyus traditionally worshipped a single god, Ngai, who was known as the provider and lived at the top of the mountain and thus they worshipped facing it. They believe their fore parents were Gikuyu and Mumbi who are Bantus and also believed that the nine daughters of Mumbi that formed the nine Agikuyu sub tribes descended from the mountain.This area is very rich in agriculture which is the main economic activity of Agikuyu who are also known to be very industrious and posse’s great business skills. The agikuyu are best known for initiating the struggle for independence giving rise to the mau mau war which led to Kenya's self rule. It is also significant to note that Queen Elizabeth II of England ascended into throne after receiving the news of her father’s death while here in Agikuyu area while visiting Kenya. MukurwewaNyagathanga, an Agikuyu cultural heritage site is a mythical place of origin for Kikuyu community, and is maintained as a sacred site. You will visit the site for a detailed history of this cultural heritage site where you learn more about the kikuyus their origin, culture and lifestyle while being entertained with dances and traditional songs as you participate in a food festival of well-cooked Kikuyu indigenous foods.

Dinner and overnight at the hotel

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breakfast

Dinner

Lunch

Day 3Samburu

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After breakfast you depart for Samburu through kikuyu farmlands heading north through the equator in to the beautiful semi arid area of northern Kenya frontier.

After arriving on time for lunch, refresh and after a while engage in a thrilling game viewing drive in Samburu Game Reserve. The reserved is famed for its rare Samburus pecies and the big five which are common in the reserve that is drained by the Ewaso Nyiro River that runs along the southern part of the Game Reserve. You will see the elephant, leopard, lion, buffalo, cheetah as well as the Beisa oryx, gerenuk etc. As a life line for this reserve the river is home to many Crocodiles and hippos as well as sustaining the herds of elephants and other plains game that frequent the river.

A visit to the Samburu tribe in their villages later evening reveal a very humble people deeply entrenched in their culture and traditional values besides being very friendly and welcoming’

The Samburu who are closely related to the Maasai are nomadic pastoralist who keep on moving with their animals and build temporary manyattas - mud-walled, grass-thatched huts - to live in, every where they move in search of pasture. Samburu homestead comprises several manyattas belonging to a group of five to 10 families.

You will learn more as you are entertained by Samburu cultural dancers and visits to cultural villages to get the experience of nomadic lifestyle in the community. The Samburu are very hospitable and lovers of nature, and they adore their cattle,goats and sheep.TheSamburu are neighbours to the Boran,Rendile and Turkana all pastoralist like them.

Dinner and overnight stay in hotel.

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breakfast

lunch

Dinner

Day 5Drive through the Rift Valley to Lake Nakuru

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After breakfast you leave for the Rift Valley, well known for its magnificent views and pristine game reserves and many beautiful lakes among them lake Nakuru.

Lake Nakuru sits on the floor of the rift valley. This famous destination is home to huge flocks of both greater and lesser flamingoes not forgetting the other diverse bird population including the , pelicans and cormorants. The lesser flamingo has deep red carmine bill and pink plumage while the greater flamingo has a bill with a black tip

With its attractive range of wooded and bush grassland round the lake offering a wide ecological diversity the park also boasts running a successful sanctuary for both the white and black rhinos making it a must visit for most of our clients. A game drive In the park leads you to huge herds of buffaloes and a large population of Impala and warthog and the giraffe,with the lion and the elusive Leopard also being common sightings in the park which is a Unesco World Heritage site as well as a Ramsar site.

Overnight Stay at Lake Nakuru lodge or similar

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breakfast

lunch

Dinner

Day 6Kogelo Village/Kit Mikayi

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Depart to Nyanza province in Siaya District, Nyang'oma Division, Kogelo Village to visit the Kenyan ancestral home village of the President of the United State of America, His Excellency President Barack Hussein Obama. The visit gives you the opportunity to interact with the president’s kin including his Grand Mother, Mama Sarah Obama.

There are also other attractions around here such as "Kit Mikayi" which means in the local Luo dialect the Stone of the first wife, which is one of Kenya's popular and famous historical site, a vast granite rock tower which measures 70 to 80 ft tall and is located 30km East of Kisumu city and 1km from Kisumu Bondo road. You will learn much about this local stone and more about the luo, who are primarily fishermen, with other local prominent personalities hailing from this community including the late Tom mboya, late jaramogi Oginga Odinga Kenya’s first vice president and late freedom fighter ochieng oneko etc

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breakfast

lunch

Dinner

Day 7Rusinga Island

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Rusinga Island is among the biggest Islands in Lake Victoria in Kenya’s side. It is 16(10miles) kilometers long and stretches up to (3miles) 3 kilometers at the widest points lying to the south of the lake. To access it you will use a ferry to cross the lake to the Southern side.



The island is inhabited by luo of subasubtribe, who live here in island with many fishing villages. Fishing is the main economic activity where sorghum and millet are also grown here in this beautiful land in Homabay.

RUSINGA ISLAND /Kericho

Kericho, is in the highlands of western rift valley and boasts of breathtaking views of vast rolling green hills adorned by huge tea plantations that are the economic backbone of the local economy. The plantation comprises of Scattered neatly manicured tea rows with nicely planned housing units for the tea pickers in these beautiful tea estates giving spectacular views of this colonial town .

Kericho takes its name from the Maasai chief Ole Kericho, who was killed by the Gusii people in the 18th century. Kenya is the world's 3rd largest tea exporter (after India and Sri lanka), while tea accounts for 20-30% of the country’s export income. Several large tea corporations established plantations here in the 1950’s including finlays unilever etc. famous ketepa tea bag are also packaged in kericho.The people in this area are predominantly of the Kipsigis group of the Kalenjin tribe, one of Kenya’s larger tribes and they also keep cattle and have recently embraced horticultural farming in this fertile and wet area.

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breakfast

lunch

Dinner

Day 8-9Maasai Mara

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You will wake up early ready for your thrilling drive to the famous Maasai Mara where you arrive on time for lunch then set out on a game drive to search for the big five and some of the other Mara residents including the giraffes,

zebra,hyens,wilddogs,impalas ,hipos as well as crocodiles in Mara river and the many birds reported in this reserve

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breakfast

Inclusion

Return Economy economy class airfare
Welcome drinks at hotel
Stay in 3 star hotel
Guided tour
Sighseeing
Airport transport
Buffet breakfast
Return Economy economy class airfare
Welcome drinks at hotel
Stay in 3 star hotel

Exclusion

Travel insurance
Increase in airfare
Airport fees
Travel insurance
Increase in airfare
Airport fees