Family Ties 2 Days Culture and Community Tour
Adults 17-65 years
Children 7-16 years
Senior ≥ 66 years
≤ 6 years
$2915 2 adult + 1 child
$3710 2 adult + 2 children
$4505 2 adult + 3 children
Family Ties is a culture and community 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)
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 also see how Kenyan families are merging their traditional culture with contemporary ways to build new, bright and sustainable futures. You’ll be warmly welcomed into a Maasai village and your hosts will show their age-old way of life and rites of passage. Then, while visiting a Kikuyu family, you’ll see how a farming enterprise assists grandmother-headed households provide food and financial support for the many generations they care for. 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.Book Now Enquire Now Download PDF
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The International Ecotourism Society
Which brings together individuals and organisations committed to helping local
communities and the environment.
We'll take you to two communities that travellers seldom visit and the highlight of Family Ties is the genuine interaction you will experience, the shared experiences you will uncover and the stories and laughter.
You'll also see how Kenyan families are merging contemporary ways with the.
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. You will discover that they are just as interested in your life as you are in theirs, as you join in the singing and dancing, and share the humour and warm nature of the villagers.
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, who will introduce you to her large Kikuyu family. 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 sustain able 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. Enjoy some joyful singing and dancing, and 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.
One Horizon Team Dinner
On the evening of Day 1, we enjoy dinner at a restaurant the locals love in Nairobi – we always have lots of fun and it’s a great opportunity to discuss and ask us all the questions that come to mind about the various communities and projects we visit.
- 1 night accommodation at Palacina – 5 stars
- Dinner with the One Horizon team at a Nairobi restaurant on Day 1.
- Light luncheons daily and unlimited fruit, tea, coffee and water.
- Air conditioned car transfers - each day we'll collect you from your hotel at 9 am and drop you back at about 5 pm. On the days that include team dinners, we'll pick you up at about 7 pm and return you to your hotel after the evening's activities.
- One Horizon staff with you every step of the way.
Your Stay In Nairobi
We are happy to recommend alternative accommodation options that meet your
requirements during your time with us in Nairobi. Our preferred hotels
are Palacina and Hemingways - If you would like us to explore other options please contact us.
Several years ago I toured Kenya and Tanzania. I added 2 tours through One Horizon because I felt that I could learn so much and also gave me the opportunity to contribute. I visited 2 beautiful grandma's and learnt their amazing stories first hand, it was a very emotional day and I was so inspired to listen to them speak first hand and to learn how One Horizon is enabling these women to become self sufficient. The other tour I did was to visit a Massai family and listen to their equally inspiring stories. The family were so open and honest about their lives. I cried both days and can't tell you the impact it had on me. I cannot recommend these trips enough, they will stay with you forever.
Julie and John, Australia
My husband and I were so lucky to spend the day with you to visit (the Masai village). The trip wasn't what we expected but went way beyond our expectations and is now a highlight. We posted on Facebook and so many people reacted as we did with joy, happiness, pride and sorrow... and everything in-between! Everyone wants to talk about the story of (our host) and are in awe of what she has achieved, and your initiative. Our family love the beadwork and I wish I bought more! Safe to say, we won't be forgetting Eunice, Emily, Solomon (who could forget Solomon!!) and Carol anytime soon. Thanks for the great day.
Thank you to the One Horizon team for 2 amazing day tours - they were real highlights of my trip.
Well I have to say is this is an amazing tour I had the best fun. In reality I think this is the best thing I've ever done in my life. My tour guide, she was amazing driver was amazing and I enjoyed it to the fullest.