Description of a twelve-day tour: Experience Kenya

Day 1
Departure from the Netherlands or Germany for the flight to Nairobi. We will arrive in Nairobi in the evening and we will be met by Peter. He will then take us to a good hotel in Nairobi.

Day 2
After breakfast we will visit the museum or an animal-shelter in Nairobi. After lunch we will be heading for Lake Nakuru in our minibus, which is located about one hundred and fifty kilometres from Nairobi. Lake Nakuru is well known for its many flamingos and is a true bird paradise. The national park with its multitude of wild animals surrounds the lake. We will be staying at an eco-camp near Lake Elementaita, which is not far from Lake Nakuru. An inspiring spot, with cottages or tents which overlook the lake. A location where peace and beauty reign and a place where you can relax and be yourself.

Day 3
On this day, after finishing our breakfast while overlooking the lake we will be heading for Lake Nakuru. We will stay in the park all day for a safari and we will have a pick nick there on a lovely spot in the park.

Day 4
Today we will travel in the direction of Kericho. We will visit the Kongasis project on the way to Kericho and we will meet the teachers and pupils of the school. The headmaster will give us a guided tour and he will tell us all there is to know about the school. A lunch awaits us after the tour and, when we have finished our lunch, we will leave for our hotel in Kericho. The hotel is well situated and offers a splendid view of the landscape. We are now in the area of the tea plantations. A walk through the tea plantations is possible, but the garden offers you an equal opportunity to relax.
We will visit Adam and his wife Betty in their house in Kericho in the evening for dinner. They can tell us everything about their way of life and their work. We will eat the traditional ugali and, if you like, you can help prepare the dish. Off course we will try to eat it with our hands.

Day 5
A project day. We will drive to the Kongasis project after breakfast to do some odd-jobs during the morning hours. We do what we can and what we want, nothing is mandatory. There is a possibility to make a stroll in the vicinity, after our lunch. The landscape is very scenic and a walk through the countryside reveals the real Africa to you. We will greet the people, children will be walking with us and everyone is curious. The traditional dinner will take place in Adam and Betty's home again.

Day 6
We will leave for Narok today. Narok is a town in Maasai territory. We have a nice hotel with a swimming pool here, where we will stay for two nights. From Narok we will continue our trip to N-Enkare. A big Maasai-market is held here on Mondays and Thursdays. Maasai people from miles around come here to sell their goods. It is very lively and a sight worth seeing.
We will be having our traditional lunch with Peter's family.
We will also visit a traditional healer in this town, late in the afternoon.
The dinner will be served at the hotel.
Day 7
You can visit Narok in the morning if you like, to leisurely walk through town. Furthermore we will visit a woman who makes a traditional herbal drink, which the Maasai use to prevent sickness. It is a cleansing drink that keeps the body healthy. For those who wish to, there is a possibility to taste the drink. It gives you a very relaxed feeling.
Lunch will be held at the hotel and the rest of the day can be spent at your own discretion for swimming or relaxing. A traditional meal will be awaiting us again in the evening. A meal that belongs to special occasions. We will visit Agnes and Moses who will slaughter a goat for us and prepare it in a traditional way.

Day 8/9/10/11
We will be leaving for the Maji Moto camp after breakfast. An eco-camp located close to the Masai Mara National Park. We will stay in this area for four nights and we will be sleeping in comfortable tents or manyattas (traditionally built cottages) equipped with good mattresses. Here we will meet the traditional Maasai, who will surround us with their good care. They can tell us everything about their way of life and their work. The toilet, the shower facility and the open "restaurant" are all built in a traditional manner. The camp does not have any electricity and is lit by cosy lamps and stories are told around the campfire. A special surprise in the form of a "natural Jacuzzi" awaits us in the evening. Be surprised!
Several activities are possible during these days: a visit to a school and a clinic, a healing ceremony, Maasai warrior training and experiencing the traditional life of the Maasai. We will also embark on a safari to the Masai Mara National Park to catch a glimpse of the 'big five'. The Masai Mara National Park is especially known for the migration of the wildebeest (gnu) that migrate from the Serengeti game-reserve in Tanzania to Kenya at the end of June. They will return in October, using the same route after having eaten bare almost everything. We will go on a walking safari with the Maasai on the third day and they will teach us their traditional dance. It is possible to spend the night in a bush camp during these days. In the midst of all these activities there will still be some moments to sit back and enjoy the surrounding landscape.

Dag 12
Today we will say goodbye to the Maasai and we will leisurely drive back to Nairobi for the return flight or for a prolongation of the tour. If necessary we can book you an extra night in Nairobi..


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