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Ecotourism & Cultural Safari

Trip Adventure Details


Ecotourism is the future of the global travel industry. This is a genre of tourism that combines benefit of travel to the local people, communities, environment & conservation and generally promotes direct social interaction of cultures.

This suggested and intuitive itinerary departs from the monotony of most cultural safaris advertised by operators by taking you into unique destinations, that we guaranteed will feed your ecotourism heart with the generosity of the African people

Immerse yourself in the Kikuyu culture in Central Kenya and the venture further north to place where Samburu women are doing wonders in a biodiversity conservation group. Learn more about the Samburu people and enjoy fun adventure activities for a 2 night stay.

The journey then winds on road to land of the Nandi people in Kapsabet after a 1 night stopover at Lake Nakuru National Park. The Kalenjin, of which the Nandi are part, have a rich culture and they occupy the greater part of the Rift Valley - home to the fastest long distance marathon runners in the world

From Kapsabet to Masai Mara where we immerse in Maasai Culture. A direct flight is available (or one with a brief stop at Wilson Airport) to Lamu. The oldest swahili town in Eastern Africa for a taste of the coastal.

Itinerary - Kenya Cultural Eco-Tourism Safari

 This is a 4x4 safari for eco-tourists who are bound to enjoy a mix of both top notch and the simplicity & offerings of non-urban community based hospitality

 Day 1: Arrival, Nairobi

Guests are welcome in non-conventional style especially if group travel is involved by spicing the welcome with a dance from one of the cultures they will encounter during their stay and travel. Soon after, they are transferred to Karen Inn & Suites for overnight stay.

Day 2 & 3: Ragati Forest Lodge, Nanyuki - Kikuyu Culture

A 2 hr drive from Karen Inn to the Ragati Forest Lodge in Nanyuki driving by the Kikuyu farming communities takes guest to the Forest Lodge in Ragati for a unique community based tourism experience. Activities include, day spa relaxation, nature walks and picnics, tree planting, visits to the Mt. Kenya Heritage Center and village visits to the nearby farming community.

 Day 4 & 5: Ol Gaboli Lodge, Laikipia - Samburu Culture

Our tour takes us to the Oloisukut Conservancy in Laikipa only 75Km on accessible murram road in a maximum of 1 ½ hrs. This beauty under the shade of an ages old fig tree by the banks of Ewaso Ngiro is owned and run by Olmotiok Women’s Group as a Biodiversity Conservation Project (BCP). 2 days here will bring the best of bush walks, fly camping, rafting, canoeing, mt. biking and camel safaris unique only to this place.

Day 6: Lake Nakuru National Park

Even in a eco-based tour we still can enjoy a part or all that is offered on the traditional wildlife circuit. Dinner and overnight at Flamingo Hill Tented Camp

Day 7: Gotab Gaa, Kapsabet - Kalenjin Culture

Nakuru to Kapsabet is only 154 Km and should be easily covered in 2hrs and 15 mins. A few hours from Nakuru and we are at Gotab Gaa or house in Kalenjin. The Nandi people and the greater kalenjin tribes have a rich culture that is greatly overlooked by ecotourism marketers. They tend to focus on Maasai and the Swahili people, but the Kalenjin are an interesting traditional people. Gotab Gaa will lead us to the beauty products of the Kalenjin and home of the world’s leading long distance athletes. We would be glad to meet the ‘gourd’ grandma and her daughter Lena who shall expose us to the Kalenjin way of life. We live, eat and stay the Kalenjin way.

Day 8: Kingwal Swamp

Wilson Tenai’s team will lead us to the Kingwal Wildlife & Environmental Conservation Organization’s places of interest that include viewing the Sitatunga (near threatened semi- aquatic antelope), foxes, mongooses, otters and ant eaters found in the area. We can enjoy some birding too, nature walks (through reeds, papyrus and water lilies), do tree planting, fish in the evening and enjoy some cultural experiences. We stay and eat the Kalenjin way.

Day 9: Oloisukut Conservancy via Bomet

Oloisukut is north of the Mara Triangle and affords a great wildlife viewing experience in unspoilt wilderness, and an opportunity to meet the team who pioneer conservation efforts in this conservancy. The journey from Kapsabet-Kericho-Bomet-Mara should be about 5hrs with stopover at Kericho for 30 mins. Dinner and overnight in Mara West Camp

Day 10 & 11 Masai Mara and Culture of the Maasai

We have a choice of concentrating our game drives today in Kenya’s popular wildlife park in the Mara Triangle or in other regions of Masai Mara. We would like to spend the night today at Sarova Mara Camp for dinner and overnight.

This two days are dedicated to visit and experience the culture of the Maasai people in the authentic villages within Mara.

Day 12-14: Lamu -  Swahili Culture
From Masai Mara you and your party are booked into a flight to Lamu for a taste of the Swahili culture. Relax in a beachfront resort, dinner and overnight. A stay at Kizingo Eco-Lodge.
A thousand cultural activities to choose from. A cultural visit to Matondoni Village. This safari is best timed for Lamu during the Lamu Cultural Festival, one of the best momemts to immerse in swahili culture

Day 15: Nairobi
Flight back to Nairobi. A relaxed checkout and eventual drive back to Nairobi. Lunch will be ready at Karen Inn & Suites. Spend the afternoon at leisure until the time for a farewell barbecue dinner at the Carnivore

Price Guide 

Prices for a holiday are determined by:-

  • Cost of accommodation facility desired
  • Type of vehicle to use of safari (a safari minivan or a 4x4 jeep/cruiser)
  • Travel season i.e. mid (Jan-Mar, June, Nov-Dec 15), low (April & May) or peak season (July to October)
  • Festive season (Easter holidays and Dec 16 to January 3)
  • No of persons in a travel party. Some costs are shared. Single travellers pay a single supplement way close to the price of two
  • Room sharing options. Triples where applicable are cheaper.

Season Rates in USD (Per Person Sharing Basis)

 From USD:

What is Included:

  • Accommodation and meal plan as stated in the itinerary
  • Park fees and game drives
  • All domestic flights and airstrip transfers where applicable
  • Exclusive 4x4 transport (Safari Landcruiser) includes fuel
  • Services of a professional guide knowledgeable in flora and fauna
  • 1 litre of bottled drinking water per day
  • Retun Airport Transfers
  • Emergency air rescue

What is Excluded:

  • Extra meals, drinks or snacks except what is served
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Anything else not exclusively mentioned as included especially optional activities at the appointed destinations
  • Tips and gratuities to staff
  • International flights and visas

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