Go Granny Go! 1 Day Cultural Tour

Go Granny Go! <span>1 Day Cultural Tour</span>
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  • Staff Guide

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  • $265 pp

    Adults 17-65 years

  • $199 pp

    Children 7-16 years

  • $245 pp

    Senior ≥ 66 years

  • Free

    ≤ 6 years

    Family Rate

  • $729 2 adult + 1 child

  • $927 2 adult + 2 children

  • $1127 2 adult + 3 children

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Overview

Go Granny Go is a cultural 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)

On this enlightening One Horizon cultural tour, you meet some endearing and entrepreneurial grandmothers who are beating their generational cycle of poverty. Many Kenyan grandmothers play a vital role in raising their grandchildren and extended families, and you’ll visit a pig farm, which is a project supported by One Horizon to improve the livelihoods of grandmothers by empowering them through small-scale farming. They invite you to assist with farming activities, help cook a traditional meal, and by sharing lots of laughter and listening to their inspirational stories, you’ll get a real insight into the strength and resilience of these remarkable Kenyan women. A cultural tour like no other.

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Help a grandma become a pig farmer

We drive you to a Kikuyu village on the outskirts of Nairobi, where Kenyan grandmas are often responsible for raising their grandchildren and others in their family when parents can no longer look after them. It's a total immersion in Kenyan culture and a cultural tour which is unique. Sometimes up to 20 family members live in a grandmother's one-room corrugated iron home, and the financial constraints are extremely challenging. But thanks to a pig-farming small business program supported by One Horizon and the involvement of travellers like yourself, the grandmas earn a sustainable source of income from pig-husbandry to feed their families, while the bio-gas system creates energy out of the waste to power their homes which means that the family no longer has to cut down trees for cooking and heating purposes.

You meet the community’s warm and welcoming grandmothers, be shown around a pig farm and pitch in with the chores if you like, join in some joyful singing and dancing over a cup of local tea or chai, help cook lunch of beans and ugali (a maize flour dish eaten across East Africa), or learn how to make a chapati (soft layered bread). Your tour fees and visit support their training,as well as veterinary care and feed for the pigs, and this is a rare opportunity to support a grassroots social enterprise. The grandmothers narrate their powerful stories about how the program has helped them run a sustainable business that keeps their families together, and you learn how resilient people can be. The future of our grandmothers is as bright as their engaging personalities. This is a unique Kenyan cultural tour that One Horizon has become renowned for.

Inclusions

  • Air-conditioned hotel transfers - we'll collect you at from your Nairobi hotel at a prearranged time and drop you back late afternoon.
  • Please note that your vehicle has charging facilities for your mobile phone and internet for your convenience.
  • A personal guide who is also your driver and a One Horizon staff member for the day whose task is to ensure that you enjoy every moment of the day.
  • You will also receive up to 50 images of your adventure as well as videos that capture the moments you will treasure for life.
  • In addition to lunch there is unlimited fruit, tea, coffee and water available.
  • TThere are modern toilet facilities at the venue for your comfort.
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Your Stay In Nairobi

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.

Testimonials

Davi Mozie

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Inspiring Journey

This was so much more than a tour, it was an inspiring journey. My time with One Horizon Africa and the grannies was an experience filled with immense joy and meaning. I initially booked Go Granny Go because as a new grandmother and aspiring farmer, I thought it would be great to meet others who share similar identities. The experience was so much more than I imagined. There was an amazing energy from the time Solomon and Mary picked me up and throughout the entire day. Helen, Beatrice, and Carol put so much love into showing me around, sharing stories, and cooking lunch that I couldn’t help but dance and sing along. During our time together I was overcome with deep gratitude when hearing the life experiences of the grannies. They are an inspiring group. Resilience, perseverance, courage and strength are just a few words to describe the lives of these amazing women and the energy I departed with. It felt good to contribute to enriching the livelihoods of generations to come in a purposeful way. Thank you to the One Horizon Africa team and the grannies for creating such a meaningful experience and heartfelt memories.

Kennedy Family

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Everyone who visits Kenya should do this

We had our One Horizon experience on the first day of our two-week Safari holiday in Kenya. Visiting the grandmothers and learning about their challenges was one of the best parts of the whole trip. We highly recommend this to anyone visiting – it gives you a different perspective on the great people of Kenya and the challenges they face.

We visited two grandmothers and their pig farm project on the outskirts of Kenya. Our family with two teenage children were given an amazing welcome by our hosts. We were shown the pigs, the biogas plant and all the other improvements that One Horizon have helped with. We helped to feed the pigs and make chapatis which was hands-on and great fun. We then had a chance to hear the full story from our hosts and how, with help from One Horizon, they have turned their lives around.

Highly advised for anyone.

Christina (USA)

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Life Changing Experience!

The best days of my recent trip to Kenya were hands down those that I spent with my guides Mary and Solomon and the amazing women who welcomed me into their home and circle on the One Horizon tours. If you are reading this and wondering if you should take one of the tours offered by OneHorizon, YES! YES YOU SHOULD!

If you are chasing experiences to fill you with Awe, the moral beauty of the people you will spend time with on a OneHorizon tour will leave you speechless. Let your tourism dollars directly impact people who live in the country you are visiting. Colin with OneHorizon is a conduit to wonderful people who will use these funds quite efficiently to bring more light into the world. And you will experience the culture of Kenya intimately in a way very few activities could offer. Sign up today!

Like me, many tourists make the journey to Kenya to experience the romance of the savannah and see elephants, lions, giraffes and more in their natural habitat. And that was certainly exciting. But what made my time in Kenya unforgettable was the Kenyan people I met. And among the most memorable people was Rosemary, the hardworking grandmother who proudly told me about her life and success as a pig farmer which was started with the help of One Horizon. Rosemary was a wonderful hostess serving me cake and Kenyan tea, chatting, singing and dancing a little while preparing a delicious celebratory lunch together. This experience on the Light on the Horizon tour was a great first day in Kenya.

I was also fortunate enough to spend my last day in Nairobi with an utterly amazing group of women at the Living Positively Women’s Empowerment Center. After receiving a diagnosis that marked a distinctive change in their life, they had to let go of who they were before, what they thought their lives would be and, very often, the people they loved and who had shaped them to date.

With a blanket of darkness threatening to drown them, they swam away from the dark and towards the light with every ounce of strength they possessed. They were met with beacons of hope and love - the outstretched hands, the welcoming smiles, the songs and dances, the open listening hearts of other women who welcomed them to this new space. Who held them when they felt as if they might sink against the pull below them. These beautiful women may be seeking empowerment, but the feminine power they already possess in abundance is what will change the world in the decades to come. To spend a day in their circle was one of the great privileges of my life.

Blair(USA)

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Pulling people out of poverty

Today some of us went to Go Granny Go a program sponsored by One Horizon Africa that helps pull families out of poverty. They give him impoverished African grandmothers opportunities to support themselves. The Go Granny Go program sets up grandmothers supporting their grandchildren as pig farmers. One of the stories that was told by Rosemary is that the most money she had ever had in her life at one time was $10. Through the Go Granny Go program she was able to sell two pregnant pigs and get $800. She was able to fix up her home get beds for her grandchildren and get electricity and running water which she never had before.

Sharon

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Thank you so much for these memories. I'm in awe of your selfless and life-changing efforts. Saving not only these desperate people's physical lives but their souls too through such a simple concept, gaining self-respect and dignity. It was a privilege to hear their life stories. Please pass on our best wishes to all the grandmothers. Amazing and well done."

Jalexcarr

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A fabulous project giving a fascinating insight into the lives of Kenya families

An inspiring trip with One Horizon showing how communities can be transformed with a little help and encouragement. We had a fascinating tour with 2 grandmother pig farmers and their families, hearing their stories and how One Horizon's pig farming project has transformed their lives. Please support One Horizon 's projects by taking one of their tours, you will get a real insight into the lives of Kenyans.

Helen S

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An inspirational – and enjoyable – day

What an incredible experience! I took part in the Farm to Feast tour and was still thinking about it days afterwards. The charity One Horizon uses the money from its tours to provide Grandmas with piglets or chickens which they can breed and then sell. This enables these women to generate their own income and escape from crippling poverty. Our group met 4 Grandmas who have benefited from this project. We were picked up from our hotels and taken to the homes of these women – a rare and rewarding opportunity to see how local people live. The Grandmas were incredibly warm and welcoming. It was humbling and sobering to hear about the hardships they’d suffered before One Horizon changed their lives – and those of their families. They can now afford to send their children and grandchildren to school and no longer live from hand-to-mouth. But it was also a fun outing – we learnt about how they care for their animals, cooked a traditional lunch together and they sang for us. A truly memorable experience and an extremely uplifting day out. Through its various tours One Horizon provides a range of humanitarian programmes. If I return to Kenya, I will definitely do another tour with them. Their guides were fantastic too – very informative and friendly. And by taking part in the tour I really felt that I was making a big difference to the lives of people. I would highly recommend taking part in one of these tours – it will be a highlight of your trip to Kenya.

Vicki

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WOW what an inspiration to everyone! If you’re in Nairobi you must do this experience

Go Granny Go was an incredible experience for me – to learn about the lives of the grandmas and their struggles through life and how resilient they are was so inspiring. They welcomed you into their homes and spoke about their lives and how the project has helped them to earn money and provide food for their grandchildren as well as themselves. It was so inspiring to listen to and they even taught me how to make chapatis! Anyone who goes to Nairobi must include this experience!

Pam

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Authentic and Emotional

We were lucky enough to participate in a One Horizon experience with "The Grannies" on the first day of our overland safari journey through Kenya and Tanzania. From their enthusiastic musical welcome to the Grannies' sobering stories of their difficult lives and how One Horizon's pig program has helped them keep their families together, it was a lovely and emotional few hours.

Isabel

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Amazing day meeting some amazing grandmas in Nairobi

I was part of a daytrip with One Horizon in Nairobi, where we had the chance to meet their grandmas project. It was an amazing experience where we were able to meet their families, cook with them and have lunch with them while they told us their amazing stories and life struggles and successes.

The program is amazing and was one of the highlights of my whole trip. Keep the amazing work you are doing!

Des

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Wonderful experience

We had a wonderful day today and it was really great to see such a good cause being supported.

Frances T

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Farm to Feast: an incredibly inspiring visit with three amazing grandmothers

Our Intrepid Tour Day 1 started with our ‘Farm to Feast’ tour made possible in association with One Horizon. The Farm to Feast project helps grandmothers who are raising their grandchildren. Helping to lift them out of poverty and into a sustainable living, one piglet at a time.

Greeted with joyous song and dance by three gorgeous women, we gathered inside Rosemary's home and heard both Beatrice's and Rosemary's heart-wrenching and yet inspiring stories over tea and cake. We made chapatis from scratch and shared them for lunch filled with fresh apples. Then we fed the pigs their lunch.

The world is full of people in need. It is an exceptional experience to hear real stories of survival and empowerment, to feel the hope, and to be able to offer some support through quality projects. Our visit enabled One Horizon, through Intrepid, to help three more grandmothers out of poverty, with gift of a pig, feed, and vet services to help each grandmother start a business of her own

Now that's responsible tourism! Loved it. Highly recommend!

Kathrin Fischer

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Make Chapatis with Mama Carol

I booked a trip to Mama Carol in the country via www.viator.com. It seemed like a cooking experience like so many others. But it's not: At One Horizon, personal commitment can be felt. Starting with the employees, who sparkle with enthusiasm for what they do. We continued with a visit to a family in the country. In all openness, we were able to get to know the fate of a formerly "disadvantaged" woman, who significantly improved the life of her family by means of several measures through One Horizon and a lot of initiative and diligence. Inviting tourists to cook Kenyan food is just one facet of it all. One Horizon had enabled Mama Carol to send her children to school, start a small pig farm and run a small cooking business - all by Kenyans for Kenyans. Mama Carol had her fate in her own hands and was able to experience how she worked for a better life with her own strength. She didn't take the chances that One Horizon gave her for granted, but showed genuine gratitude. This is what made this cooking day so valuable for us. There were very entertaining hours, also for our teenage children - with a lot of personal exchange - we also went with the feeling that we had made a very lasting and meaningful contribution to Mama Carol's happiness.

There should be a special seal of approval on platforms like www.viator.com so that non-profit initiatives can be recognized straight away.

Donald

Donald, Australian Farmer

Many thanks for the great memorable days. I just loveddddddddddddddddddddd it. The grandmothers and Carol and Sol. Just awesome.

Helen Kenyan Grandma

Helen, Kenyan Grandma

One Horizon has changed my life and words cannot express what I feel. Of all the people who have offered help, One Horizon have been the only ones that changed our lives for the better. They not only bought me pigs, but paid for their feed. Without the pig feed we would never have got anywhere because I couldn't feed my family, let alone pigs. My family's life is so much better now because of what they have done. May God bless them always.

Glenys Australia

Glenys, Australia

To quote my husband:'Glenys went away talking about animals and came home talking about the people'. We ended (our trip to Africa) on a high by spending a day in Nairobi with One Horizon. I recommend this tour as a truly rewarding experience. The money paid buys pigs for women to start a pig-breeding and selling business, and thus support their families. We spent time with 2 beautiful grandmas, cooking chapatis together for lunch then seeing their home, vege garden and pigpens. Hearing their life stories brought tears to our eyes, but they have truly come a long way. Inspirational! Everyone we met was cheerful, friendly and happy to do anything for us. Their happiness was contagious!

Mary S

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Seeing the resilience of African women, up close and personal

My experience with the day tour Farm to Feast in Nairobi was one of the highlights of my month-long travel in Africa. Listening to and interacting with such resilient women, whose life stories were incredibly challenging, deepened my admiration and respect for them, their culture, and the organizations that work with them, like One Horizon. Our local guide, Solomon, was one of the kindest and most knowledgeable men I met during my travels. I highly recommend this opportunity — you really get a feel for the lives of Kenyan women, their struggles and the enterprising ways they are lifting themselves up.

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