Kenya

Travel to Kenya and experience a whole load of things that most other countries just can not provide, manufacture or replicate. Yo will see sunsets on steroids, hear howling while camping in national parks, watch predators stalk their prey and have your eyes burned by a sea of hot pink flamingos.Join a Geckos tour of Kenya to enjoy thrilling lakeside game drives at Lake Nakuru, camp with the Masai in the Loita Hills, spot hippos while on a cruise of Lake Naivasha, watch the circle of life unfold at the Masai Mara National Reserve and experience modern Kenya in action in the hectic streets of Nairobi.With more lions, leopards, cheetahs, hippos and elephants.

Kenya Tour Package (7 Nights / 8 Days)

 

Itinerary


Day 1 - Nairobi
Kenya Tour begins in Nairobi, which has been described as bustling. We think it is more humming, to be honest, but each to their own. Get acquainted with the city at its markets and bars, in that order. Your adventure begins with a welcome meeting at 6pm. Perhaps explore the bars, restaurants, markets and shops during any free time you have Optional visits to the National Museum of Kenya, the Karen Blixen Museum (author of Out of Africa) or Bomas of Kenya.

Day 2 - Lake Nakuru
Visit Lake Nakuru, where flamingos descend as if their life depended on it. Did you know a flock of flamingos is called a flamboyance? You do now.
Drive north-west past great views of the Rift Valley, Lake Naivasha and Elementaita to Lake Nakuru National ParkVisit the New Hope Childrens Centre an orphanage that assists the less fortunate in society and gives them hopeAlong with the other members of the Big Five, Lake Nakuru harbours many rhinos and will be the best chance to get a great picture of these beastsCamp just outside the park.


Day 3-4 - Lake Naivasha
Meet some locals at a village before heading on to Lake Naivasha, where birdwatchers will have a ball. Even non-birdwatchers will have a ball, because this place is awsome. Camp here and find out for yourself. Kenya Tour head off to a nearby village with a local guide - a great opportunity to interact with local villagers. Drive from Lake Nakuru to your camp near Lake Naivasha (110 km, approx 3-4 hrs). Perhaps hire bikes, a boat, or visit the Crater Lake Game Sanctuary or Hells Gate National Park near Lake Naivasha.

Day 5 - Loita Hills
Cross the Great Rift Valley floor to Loita Hills in the heart of Masai country. Camp with the tribe members and learn all about their culture from a local elder. Depart Lake Naivasha and stop in town to do a spot of food shopping, taking a lunch break en route to the camp site at Loita Hills (220 km, approx. 5-6 hours).Kenya Tour drive crosses the Great Rift Valley and journeys into the remote region of Loita Hills

Visit the Maasai people and gain an insight into their ancient culture. Receive a talk from a local local elder and be shown around a traditional Maasai home and cattle enclosures, Spend the night in a bush camp.

Day 6-7 - Masai Mara National Reserve
Milk some Masai cattle before heading into the Masai Mara National Reserve, where lions, elephants and cheetahs roam (please do not try milking the lions, elephants or cheetahs). Drive from Loita to Masai Mara (approx. 1-2 hours). Set camp (outside the park) and have lunch before reboarding the truck. Enjoy an entire day to explore the surrounds and view a multitude of wildlife
Perhaps embark on an optional balloon ride over the Masai Mara at sunrise.

Day 8 - Nairobi
Leave the African bush behind and head back to humming Nairobi, travelling through Masai farmlands en route.
Leave the African bush behind and return to Nairobi (270 km, approx 6-7 hrs).
Get (re)acquainted with Nairobis bars, restaurants, shops and markets before the Kenya Tour Package ends.


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Kenya Travel Guide

 

Kenya National Park

The wild roars and nature comes alive in Kenya! Kenyas protected areas are home to different variety of flora and fauna species. Each wilderness area is specially branded because it has something unique to offer. From the Worlds only Wildlife Capital of Nairobi, Bird Watchers Paradise of Lake Nakuru to the Kilimanjaros Royal Court of Amboseli, Kenyas wilderness areas are the face of the wild Africa. This is why we are the home of the safari.

- Nairobi National Park
- Masai Mara National Park
- Lake Nakuru National Park
- Samburu National Reserve
- Amboseli National Park
- Tsavo National Park
- Buffalo Springs National Park
- Meru National Park
- Ol Donyo Sabuk National Park
- Hells Gate National Park
- Chyulu National Park
- Kora National Park


Kenya Lakes

Different lakes in Kenya poses different appeals. There are lakes that are bird watchers paradises, lakes that are home to spectacular scenes of hot springs and geysers, lakes with islands, lakes Kenya shares with other countries and lakes that have some of the most interesting stories of how they came to exist. The bottom line is that natural beauty on these lakes is superb. There are also literally dozens of interesting and fun things you could do around the lakes.

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- Victoria Lake
- Nakuru Lake
- Elementeita Lake
- Naivasha Lake



Kenya Art & Culture

In Kenyan art, as in all African art, themes are based on the representation of daily life and African culture; and reveal the importance behind some of its most beautiful art. The common themes are: a couple, a woman and a child, a male with a weapon or animal, an outsider or stranger; but most African traditional societies placed great significance on decoration of both functional and ritual objects, and the body as well. In some tribes this was raised to the form of high art.The Kamba people are considered the best carvers, and have long been known as skilled woodworkers

- Turkana people
- Literature
- Graphical art
- Masks
- Soapstone carvings
- Wood carvings


Kenya Festivals


With over 70 different tribes in Kenya, the rich diversity of cultures makes every community unique in its own way. Kenya has long been a migratory land passed through by wave upon wave of people from all over Africa and later on from the Middle East as well. There are various cultural events that give one a chance to experience Kenyan culture.

Samburu Dance During the Lake Turkana Festival

- Lamu Cultural Festival
- Lake Turkana Festival
- Mombasa Carnival
- International Camel Derby Festival
- Maulidi Festival
- Safari Rally



Kenyan Food

The traditional food of Kenya has evolved to incorporate a little bit of the exotic - spicy aromas and the delights of coconut milk blend with introduced foods from faraway lands. The history of Kenya and its cuisine are now forever linked.

Irio Kenyan Food

- Ugali
- rio (Mashed Peas and Potato Mix)
- Githeri (Beans and Corn)
- Kenyan Pilau (Spiced Rice)
- Kenyan Stew
- Mandazi (Kenyan Doughnut)
- Matoke (Plantain Banana Stew)

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