Insights of Kenyan Life 6 Day Cultural Tour

Insights of Kenyan Life <span> 6 Day Cultural Tour</span>
  • Hotel

    Hotel

  • Meal

    Meals

  • Transfer

    Transfer

  • Staff Guide

    Staff Guide

  • $5180 pp

    Adults 17-65 years

  • $3885 pp

    Children 7-16 years

  • $4990 pp

    Senior ≥ 66 years

  • Free

    ≤ 6 years

    Family Rate

  • $14245 2 adult + 1 child

  • $18130 2 adult + 2 children

  • $22015 2 adult + 3 children

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Overview

Insights of Kenyan Life 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)

This eye-opening One Horizon 6-day cultural safari gives travellers the opportunity to meet Kenyans from various walks of life and hear their inspirational stories. At of the projects One Horizon supports, you’ll see that it’s possible for people to gain the strength and courage to step up and away from poverty. Give the gift of time at a soup kitchen to feed hungry children, meet the steadfast grandmothers who run enterprises to support the younger generations, and see how a vocational, training project empowers women and keeps families together. Additionally we have also included some sightseeing and meals out for an all-round Nairobi experience, and you visit a Maasai village and become an honorary member of the tribe, and enjoy some relaxing time at beautiful Lake Naivasha.

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itinerary

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.

Help at a Soup Kitchen

They Said It Can’t Be Done

Today you 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.

They Said It Can't Be Done

The Hippos of Lake Naivasha

Today we 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, we 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. We 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.

The Hippos of Lake Naivasha

Grandmothers Love Their Pigs

Today you will 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.

Grandmothers Love Their Pigs

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.

Become a Maasai for the Day

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 Ololo Safari Lodge and Farm for a delicious lunch with amazing scenery overlooking Nairobi National Park. A great way to celebrate the end of your 6-day tour. And you might like to partake of a swim in the pool whilst sipping your cocktails before departing for the airport which is only 10 minutes away.

Insights of Kenyan Life

Inclusions

  • 5 nights accommodation at Palacina – 5 stars
  • 3 dinners with the One Horizon team at Nairobi restaurants on Days 1, 3 and 5.
  • Light luncheons daily and unlimited fruit, tea, coffee and bottled 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.
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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

Mark

Shani, USA

10 stars! If I could give it more stars, I would. This was one of the best experiences of my life. I highly recommend this tour. Do not miss it. It's a must

Toni

Stephanie, USA

I really enjoyed this tour and meeting the Maasai women. The tour guides were very friendly and knowledgeable and I took a lot of great pictures.

Jan

Mike, USA

AMAZING DAY with a Masai Family. We were greeted by one of the village elders by the name of Daniel. We spent the first hour with Daniel who showed us the huts {houses} the village family stays in that the women built. We had an amazing discussion about the Masai culture and ways of life. Coming from the US, hearing things that are so far from what our life experiences in the States are was an eye opening experience. Daniel introduced us to his sister who had a very powerful story of her life as a young Masai girl growing into becoming a woman. Within the day leading to her story we were entertained by village songs, we were shown how to create beaded bracelets with the women. They closed the day spent with them with coffee and snacks. It was a day well spent. If you are in Nairobi you absolutely have to take time out to do something completely different and become exposed to a different culture and see all of the similarities we humans share. SO worth the time and effort. Our tour guide and our translator were great to spend the day with and gain such valuable insight on the life in Kenya, as well as the Masai people.

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