Discover The Unexpected

9 Days Kenya Cultural Tour

Overview

Cultural tours in Kenya provide a personal insight into some of the 42 different native tribes, their beliefs, and their traditions. The cities and townships of Kenya represent a unique culture of their own. Each metropolis represents an interesting blend of cultures and ethnic creeds that is reflected in the architecture, food, art, clothing and much more. Additionally, a portion of the fees collected by your safari accommodation in Kenya during your safari activities are dedicated to the local communities for education, health, and special projects to improve the quality of life. These funds supplement the income the communities receive through employment at camps and lodges in Kenya. The itinerary is culturally sensitive so your visit has little to no impact on the community and its people.

Best time to visit: June - October

Duration

9 days

Price

from $000 / per person

Map Overview

Places to Visit

Day by Day Itinerary

Day 1 -Day 1 - Nairobi

Upon arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport – Nairobi, you will be met and assisted by our team. Transfer to your hotel in Nairobi and spend the rest of the day at leisure with evening entertainment by the cultural dance troupe (The Safari Cats). Overnight at Safari Park Hotel on a bed and breakfast basis.

Inclusion

Meals: B

Accommodation

Safari Park Hotel

Drive north through the banana, pineapple, coffee and tea plantation to your base hotel to arrive in time for lunch at Outspan Hotel. Transfer in the lodge vehicle to your overnight game viewing tree hotel, to watch wildlife drinking at the floodlit waterhole. The salt lick attracts a wide variety of various nocturnal animals. Overnight at Treetops Hotel on full board basis.

Inclusion

Full Board Meals

Accommodation

Treetops Hotel

Return to Outspan Hotel for breakfast, then drive across the Equator to Kenya’s rugged northeastern region. Go on an afternoon game drive to see Grevy’s zebra, Somali ostrich, reticulated giraffe, these unique animals are only found in this park of Kenya. Also, search for other game such as elephants, hyena, and dik-dik. Overnight at Sarova Shaba Lodge on a full board basis.

Inclusion

Full Board Meals

Accommodation

Sarova Shaba Lodge

After breakfast, depart for a morning and afternoon game drive. This region is also a favorite habitat of the graceful gerenuk, which feeds high up into the bushes simply by standing on their hind legs when grazing. Today you will have plenty of opportunities to photograph the teeming wildlife in the park. You will also visit a Samburu village – Samburu are beautiful people, clothed in bright color and adorned with beadwork. In the “manyatta” (village), you will witness cultural practices and daily living, including livestock keeping, the forging of spearheads from local materials, hunting skills, traditional rites, rituals, and dances. Overnight at Sarova Shaba Lodge on a full board basis.

Inclusion

Full Board Meals

Accommodation

Sarova Shaba Lodge

Drive via Nyahururu Falls down the eastern escarpment of the magnificent Rift Valley to Lake Nakuru National Park — famous for its stunning flocks of lesser flamingo, which literally turn its shores pink. Go on an afternoon game drive — notable game within the park include Black and White Rhino, buffalo, leopard, lion, Rothschild’s giraffe, White and Black Colobus monkey, eland, steinbok, impala, Chandlers Reedbuck, dik-dik, rock hyrax, klipspringer, hippo and clawless otter. Overnight at Lion Hill Lodge on a full board basis.

Inclusion

Full Board Meals

Accommodation

Lion Hill Lodge

Drive down to Lake Naivasha, the highest of the Rift Valley lakes. En-route you will have an opportunity to visit one of the local villages. Drive on to your beautiful lodge perched on the cliffs overlooking Lake Naivasha. Overnight at The Great Rift Valley Lodge on a full board basis.

Inclusion

Full Board Meals

Accommodation

Great Rift Valley Lodge

After breakfast, traverse the Rift Valley and ascend its western rim into Masai land. You’ll come across red-clad Masai warriors tending their cattle herds among the wildlife, admirably unmoved by the presence of large predators. Afternoon game drive in the Mara, famous for the Wildebeest and Zebra migration and its abundance of other spectacular wildlife. Overnight at Mara Simba Lodge on a full board basis.

Inclusion

Full Board Meals

Accommodation

Mara Simba Lodge

Morning and afternoon game drives in this spectacular game reserve, all with superb photographic opportunities. Blessed with a permanent water supply, Masai Mara has a permanent population of plains game. The “big five” – elephant, buffalo, lion, leopard, and rhino are quite common. You will also have an opportunity to visit a Maasai Village for a very special cultural experience. See how they interact with modern society and the way they use local plants in ceremonial and medicinal ways. Overnight at Mara Simba Lodge on a full board basis.

Inclusion

Full Board Meals

Accommodation

Mara Simba Lodge

After breakfast, depart for Nairobi with an early dinner at one of the famous restaurants in the city, then transfer to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your outbound flight.

Inclusion

Meals: B

Inclusions

  • Park fees
  • All activities (unless labeled as optional)
  • All accommodation as stated in the itinerary
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation (unless labeled as optional)
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • All Meals (as specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Drinking water on all days

Exclusions

  • International flights (from/to home)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips (tipping guideline US$20.00 pp per day)
  • Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
  • Alcohol drinks

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What If I Have Special Needs or Requirements?

We strive to cater to all requirements, such as providing wheelchair-friendly accommodation or rooms on the first floor if stairs are a challenge. Please communicate with us in advance about your needs.

What Vaccines and Health Requirements Are Needed?

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What Are the Road Conditions Like?

Most safari parks have bumpy but manageable roads, with some roads being paved. Generally, guests do not view this as a problem.

Can I Choose Other Accommodation Than What's Specified?

Yes, if you have a special preference, let us know, and we will offer alternatives from our vast network of company-owned and partner accommodations. Booking with us allows you to enjoy discounted rates as we have special agreements with our partners.

Is Electricity Available 24 Hours in the Lodges and Camps?

Most standard camps and lodges are equipped with generators, so electricity is generally available 24 hours. However, some interruptions may occur but are typically not a significant concern for guests.

Will My Mobile/Cellular Phone Work During the Tour?

es, though signal strength may vary in different areas.

What About My Special Diet and Food Preferences?

We cater to all diets, including vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options, among others. Please inform us in advance about your dietary preferences.

What Activities Can My Kids Do While on a Safari?

A safari offers an enriching experience for children, allowing them to observe animals in their natural habitat. Some camps and lodges offer amenities for children, such as playrooms and pools, though these are not universally available. We suggest bringing activities that your children enjoy.

Is Tipping Required?

Tipping is not required but is recommended. The amount varies by country, but you should tip according to what you feel is appropriate.

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