Community Development Tours In Western Kenya

7 DAYS KOGELO SPECIAL (A Safari to Pres. Obama's father birthplace)

Day 1: Arrival.

On arrival at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, you will be met and transferred to Meridian Court Hotel booked on bed and breakfast for an overnight stay.

Day 2: Nairobi - Nakuru - Kericho - Kericho - Kisumu.

After breakfast, you will depart from your Nairobi Hotel at 7.30am to Lake Nakuru National Park, home of Million Flamingo birds for a game drive. The game drive will take you to the shore of the lake to a maze at the sight of this.

Pink lake with flamingoes, pelicans and other bird species which are in their millions. You will also be taken to the Rhino Sanctuary to see both the White and the Black Rhino. The game drive will also pass through the vintage Baboon Cliff to have a panoramic view of the lake. You will then drive for a buffet lunch at Lake Nakuru Lodge.

After lunches depart to Kericho town with a break at Kericho tea hotel which was built in 1950’s by Brooke Bond Tea Company, enjoy evening fresh tea.

You will then drive to Kisumu City to check in at Sunset Hotel for dinner and an overnight stay.

Day 3: Kisumu - Kogelo -Kit Mikayi - Mbita - {Rusinga Island}.

After an early breakfast, depart to Siaya District, Nyang'oma Division, Kogelo Village to visit the Kenyan home of the President of the United State Of America, President Barrack Hussein Obama. We will get to interact with the people in the home including his Grand Mother, Mama Sarah Obama. You will have time to visit the graveyard of Obama snr. Then depart to "Kit Mikayi" {in the local Luo dialect the Stone of the "first wife"} Kenya’s most dramatic archaeological site, a vast granite rock tower. The Stone is about 70 to 80 ft tall and is located 30kms Far East of Kisumu city and 1km from Kisumu Bondo road. The legend has it that long time ago, there was an old man by the name Ngeso who was fascinated with this Stone as every morning he could climb into the cave and stay there meditating the whole day. When his wife was asked where the old man was, she could reply that he was with the "first wife" hence its name. Over the years this place has become holy and many people go there for prayers and seek cleansing. You will get more stories on site through a local guide and also you will get to know the attachment of this Stone to the Luo Tribe which is the tribe of Obama senior. After this intriguing adventure, you will drive further to catch a ferry to Mbita picnic lunch enroute. On arrival, you will check in to Lake Victoria Safari Village. This will be followed by a drive to Rusinga Island and into the home of Tom Joseph Mboya where his mausoleum lies on the family land at Kamasengere Village. Tom was the one who arranged for the scholarship of many bright Kenya Student through the help of J.F. Kennedy foundation, when he was the Minister for Economic Planning in the government of Kenya. Among the first beneficiaries of this noble project was Obama snr who went to University of Hawaii where he met his second wife Ann Dunham the mother of the present President of the United States of America. The Mausoleum has various mementoes and gifts Mboya received during his life from the prominent World leaders and eminent personalities.

Dinner and overnight at Lake Victoria Safari Village.

Day 4: Mbita - Awendo – Lolgorien – Maasai Mara.

After breakfast at Lake Victoria safari Village, you will then drive past Konawa escarpment, then to Rongo and to Awendo passing through Maize and Sugar plantations, amazing at the beautiful landscape of Nandi and Kipsigis tribes to enter the famous Maasai Mara with an enroute game drive to Mara Hippo Safari Lodge for dinner and overnight. Picnic lunch enroute.

Day 5: Maasai Mara Full Day.

Full day will be spent in the vast Maasai Mara in search of its renowned plain game; Black manned Lion, Leopard, Cheetah, and migration of Wild Beast and Zebras. The Savannah country in the Mara with plenty of grass and short trees (shrubs) sustain the bigger number of herbivorous animals which Maasai Mara boasts of and also act as vintage to enjoy a wonderful view of the animals. The ride will take you to the famous Mara River where we have a big school of Hippos and plenty of Crocodiles. This section also boasts of many species of Bird life. Drive back with a game drive to your Lodge for dinner and overnight. Picnic lunch will be enjoyed at a site in the Reserve.

Note: You can also enjoy Balloon ride very early in the morning at an extra cost of US$ 425 per person with champagne breakfast or a visit to a Maasai village at US$ 20 per person or a guided Maasai Nature Walk in between at US$ 20 per person.

Day 6: Maasai Mara - Nairobi

Enjoy an early game drive before breakfast. After Breakfast, you will depart to Nairobi. Lunch enroute. On arrival in Nairobi check in at your Hotel booked on bed and breakfast. Relax at the hotel till evening when you will be taken to Carnivore restaurant for dinner. Carnivore Restaurant is famous for the succulent barbeque dishes of Meat, an excellent compliment after holiday in Kenya. The restaurant also offers Vegetarian menu. Return to the hotel late at night to enjoy your sleep.

Day 7: Departure.

After breakfast, you will check out from the hotel latest at 10.00am for your transfer to the Airport for your onward flight home to end your holiday vacation.

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