Insights of Life 6 Days Tour

Insights of Life <span>6 Days Tour</span>
  • Hotel

  • Meals

  • Transfer

  • Staff Guide

  • $3,180pp Adults

  • $1,590pp 7-16 years

  • Free 6 years and under

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Overview

Insights of Life is a 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 some of the worthwhile projects One Horizon supports, you’ll see that it’s possible for people to gain the strength and courage to break free 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 some delicious 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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The International Ecoturism Society

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The International Ecotourism Society

Which brings together individuals and organisations committed to helping local
communities and the environment.

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.

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 andtransform into independent business owners and community leaders.

The Hippos of Lake Naivasha

Today 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, 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. 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.

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.

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.

A Great Way to End the Week

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 thewarm and welcoming, and fascinating and inspirational Kenyan people you have met and connected with. A mid-morning pickup takes you to the restaurant at the Karen Blixen Coffee Garden for a delicious lunch in the pretty gardens to celebrate the end of your 6-day tour, before you make your way to the airport to catch your flight.

One Horizon Team Dinners

On days 1, 3 and 5 of this tour, we enjoy dinner at the restaurants 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.

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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