11-Day Kenya Cultural Safari and Heritages

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Villages are the perfect places to get introduced to local culture and lifestyle. While on this 11-Day Kenya cultural safari and heritages you will spend days in the homes of ethnic communities learning and getting involved in their daily lives. Villages in Kenya is a reflection of the purest traditional culture of the 42 tribes of Kenya. You could travel up North to the lake shores of Lake Turkana, at the El Molo villages and understand the mystery and strange lifestyles of the smallest tribes of Kenya, or Western Kenya to the Alego Nyangoma Kogelo village.

Day 1 Nairobi – Maasai Mara

This heritage budget tour of 11 days departs Nairobi for a journey along the floor of the Great Rift Valley with a stopover at the View Point to have a glance at the Breathe taking Escarpment with Panoramic View of Mt. Longonot. Lunch en route, followed by evening game drive on arrival in the Mara.

Main Destination: Masai Mara National Reserve
Acommodation : miti mingi eco camp
meals& drinks :All meals included
drinking water (other drinks not included)

Day 2 Maasai Mara National Reserve

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 ride will take you to the famous Mara River where we have the Hippos and Crocodiles. This section also boasts of many species of Bird life. It is also the gate way for the seasonal Wildebeest Migration between Serengeti to Mara in June/July.

Main Destination: Mara River (River)
Accommodation: Miti Mingi Eco Camp
Meals & Drinks: All meals included
drinking water (other drinks not included)

Day 3 Maasai Mara – Kilgoris – Awendo

After an early breakfast, depart from Mara with picnic lunches to Awendo. On the way you will see the beautiful landscape. Awendo has large Sugarcane plantation and host one of the largest Sugar Factory – Sony Sugar Factory.

Main Destination: Awendo (Town)
Accommodation: Awendo Budget Hotel
Meals & Drinks: All meals included
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 4 Awendo – Gogo Falls – Thim Lich Ohinga

After breakfast, depart to Thim Lich Ohinga – the unique architectural stone structure situated in Nyanza province 181kms South of Kisumu in Migori district. The site lies on a gentle sloppy hill some 46kms North West of Migori town near Macalder’s mines. Its exact geographical location on map is at grid reference 019 474 on sheet number 129/4. Thim Lich Ohinga is believed to be one of the most important archaeological discoveries in East Africa and only compared to Great Zimbabwe ruins and the modified Great Wall of China in terms of architectural achievements. A dry stone enclosure of zigzagging walls some 150m in diameter and 1.0 to 4.2m in height built on lose stones and blocks without any dressing or mortar. Thim Lich Ohinga literally in dholuo language means “frightening dense forest or scary jungle”. More stories can be heard from the curator on the ground.

Main Destination: Thimlich Ohinga (Ruins)
Accommodation: Migori Hotel
Meals & Drinks: All meals included
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 5 Thim Lich Ohinga – Macalder Mines – Thim Lich Ohinga

After breakfast, we will drive to Macalder Mines, have a walk in the compound and get to learn how the Gold processing was been done by local people before driving back to Thim Lich Ohinga for lunch, then spend the afternoon at leisure taking your notes with an optional guided Nature walk to the villages to meet the people and get to learn much more about the rich culture and tradition of the Luo people and especially the Kadem clan at a cost. Not forgetting the panoramic view of this virgin land and its natural status.

Main Destination: Migori (Town)
Accommodation: Migori Hotel
Meals & Drinks: All meals included
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 6 Thim Lich Ohinga – Sori – Nyamgondho site – Sindo – Mbita

After breakfast in Thim Lich Ohinga, drive up to Sori, have a stop over to have a glance at the mythical stone which disappeared with no trace. Then to the right further to Karungu then to Gwasi, turn left at Kiabuya shopping centre then drive and meander over to the vintage hill to have a glance at the most scenic panoramic view of Kiwa Island which is the most busiest Island and very rich in fishing activities and the peninsular almost 2km inside the lake. Pass through Nyandiwa shopping centre, then turn left to reach Nyandiwa beach where we will stop and leave the car. Walk to the legendary site of Adikinyi Nyamgondho (connoting the time and the type of fishing in dholuo) the wife of Julu son of Ombare. Listen to the legendary story from the locals. After the amazing story, Drive further, still along the Lake through Gingo shopping centre which is known for its Dagaa (smallest type of fish in Lake Victoria} We reach Mbita early evening, check in at a budget hotel.

Main Destination: Mbita (Village)
Accommodation: Mbita Tourist Hotel
Meals & Drinks:All meals included
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 7 Mbita Point – Rusinga Island Tour

After breakfast, depart with your picnic lunch and drive past the scenic course way bridge to enter Rusinga Island an austerely pretty island with high crags dominating the desolate goat-grazed landscape. A single dirt road is running around its circumference. The occasional heavy rain either washes away the soil or sinks into the porous rock, emerging lower down where it creates swamps. Most people on this Island rely on some fishing to make ends meet. Further drive to Tom Mboya’s mausoleum which lies on family land at Kamasengere on the north side of the island, about 7km by the dirt road from Mbita Town. The mausoleum (open most days to visitors) contains various mementos and gifts Mboya received during his life time.
Lunch at a convenient place in Rusinga Island the proceed around the Island coming back in the evening to your hotel for overnight.

Main Destination: Rusinga Island (Lake Victoria)
Accommodation: Mbita Tourist
Meals & Drinks: All meals included
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 8 Mbita – Takawiri – Mfangano – Mbita

Depart with picnic lunch for ride on power engine traditional boat past the two smallest Islands called Mbasa Namiyolo to the beautiful Takawiri Island with very white sands and get to know their survival with the traditional fishing style. These Isles of Lake Victoria are settled by Abasuba tribes who are Bantu speakers and believed to come from Uganda about 200yrs ago. “Suba” means “the people who are wanderers”. Proceed to Mfangano Island – to the rock engraving sites includes “cupule” sites, where cup-shaped depressions have been ground into the rock surface, and a rock gong. Cupules are all over the world and are thought to be amongst the oldest form of rock art probably predating paintings such as those Mawanga and Kwitone by thousands of years. Although they were painted as part of a vanished mythology, the cave, the paintings and the surrounding area retain powers in the traditions of the Abasuba. Picnic lunch en route, then back to the boat for a return ride to Mbita Hotel.

Main Destination: Lake Victoria (Lake)
Accommodation: Mbita Tourist Hotel
Meals & Drinks:All meals included
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 9 Mbita – Kit Mikayi – Kisumu

After an early breakfast, depart from the hotel to catch 8am ferry to Lwanda K’Otieno on a scenic beautiful views of fishermen at work in their boats closer to the ferry. After disembarking drive to Seme to reach Kenya’s most dramatic archaeological site, a vast granite rock tower called Kit Mikayi. The rock is situated in Kisumu district, Maseno division, East – Seme – location, Kit – Mikayi sub-location, Kangeso village, Kadol clan – the rock which is about 70 to 80 ft tall is located 30kms Far East of Kisumu city and 1km from Kisumu – Bondo road. The mythical story behind Kit Mikayi will be told by the local guides as they know from generations.
Drive further to Kisumu to check in at a hotel or a guest house for dinner and overnight stay.

Main Destination: Kisumu (City)
Accommodation: Kisumu Budget Hotel
Meals & Drinks: All meals included
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 10 Kisumu – Lwanda Magere site (Kano Sidho) – Kericho

After breakfast, drive to Awasi junction, to turn left and drive to the Luanda Magere site. Magere was staying in Kano in a clan called Sidho, however, he was not a true Kano man, he was from Kombe clan which was not Luo but “Mwa”. The mythical story about Magere is that will be told by the locals living around the site One day, while the first. After this fascinating and moving story, proceed through the beautiful panoramic view of Nandi hills, Muhoroni sugar e.t.c. to arrive Kericho to check in at the hotel.
Kericho is a Tea country which has placed Kenya to be the world third largest Tea producer after India and Sri Lanka. There are beautiful rolling hills carpeted in neat, bright green tea bushes as far as you can see. The climate here is perfect for Tea with rain falling almost every afternoon. Kericho was named after Ole Kericho, a Maasai Chief who was killed in the battle by the Gusii in the 19th Century. Optional tea plantation tour can be organized at an extra cost.

Main Destination: Kericho (Town)
Accommodation: Kericho Budget Hotel
Meals & Drinks: All meals included
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 11 Kericho – Nairobi

After breakfast, take your picnic lunch boxes with you, depart to Nairobi through the Tea plantations and the tropical Molo forest into Great Rift valley with a view of Mt Longonot dotted in Mau Escarpment arriving in Nairobi in the evening to end your cultural safari.

Main Destination: Nairobi (City)
Accommodation: No accommodation (End of tour)
Meals & Drinks: Breakfast & lunch (Dinner not included)
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

End of tour

Things Included
Park fees
All activities
All accommodation
A professional driver/guide
All transportation
All Taxes/VAT
Roundtrip airport transfer
Meals
Drinking water
Things Excluded
International flights
Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
Tips
Personal items
Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
Some meals

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