Easter Safari 2018

Easter Safari 2018

We will invite you on this special safari in Kenya,

It`s not expensive -It`s priceless

Meaningful safari – a different kind of safari! You will experience the traditional safari, driving through the national park of this magnificent country and seeing the range of animals the nature has to offer.

 

Meaningful part of this safari includes getting close to the real people who live in Africa; buying fabrics in large outdoor markets, cooking traditional dishes with natives, visiting street children where they live in the slums and see how organizations operate to help them.

 

The African people are a happy people and doing a safari you will see that they are ready to welcome you to their country and culture. Tourism is one of the best means of export in Africa, particularly for the poor people serving you along your Safari. This is a Meaningful Safari and a safari that makes sense.

 

By Kirsten and Helge

We love this vacation more than anything.

Meaningful Safari in Kenya

Nairobi - Kitui - Rift Valley - Maasai Mara - Nairobi

 

22nd March 2018 – 1st April 2018

 

Preliminary

THE SAFARI DAY BY DAY

 

Departure day – 22nd March

Departure from Gardermoen Airport at the afternoon at1700. (flight KL1148) via Amsterdam. Departure from Amsterdam at 2040 (flight KQ117) . Arrival Nairobi 23rd at 0640.

On arrival you are met by your safari driver guide who are waiting for you at the international arrival wing. We will go directly to our guesthouse for breakfast and rest.

 

Day 1, 23rd March - Slum tour to Kawangware and Mathare

We are ready to drive to Kawangware slum for a guided slum tour. From Kawangware we drive to Mathare slum to visit The Samaritan Childrens Home in Mathare. This is one of three childrens home run by Mama Mercy. There is appr 200 children here.

 

Latest at 3pm we drive up to For You restaurant for dinner.

 

Accommodation: Methodist Guesthouse

Meal Plan: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

 

Day 2, 24th March - Kitui

After breakfast we will go directly to Kitui via Machakos town. On the way you will be passing small-scale farmers. Although this part of the country receives minimal rain. Please keep your driver busy with questions! The drive from Nairobi to Kitui town takes about four hours via Machakos town. . From Machakos you proceed to Wamunyu town where we will have lunch. This town is famous for its carving historic background. The carving industry in Kenya started in this small town of Wamunyu back in 1910, at the time when hunting activities were booming business. Tourism started and the carving business grew. We will stop here to buy souvenirs before we proceed to Kitui town.

 

On arrival in Kitui town you will be greeted by the enthusiastic faces of happy locals ready to greet you Jambo, Jambo!!! A Swahili word meaning Hello, Hello! We will arrange sightseeing by foot in Kitui town with local guides.

 

After sightseeing we will drive 13 km out of town to our Guesthouse for dinner and relaxation by the bonfire. Peninah and her assistant, will make sure you have everything you need.

 

Accommodation: Flamingo Biofarm and Tallent Hotel in town

Meal Plan: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

 

Day 3, 25th March - Be an African for a day

We will all meet at Flamingo farm 10.30 where we will have different activities. The program for today is called; Be a Kenyan for a day. That means that you will interact with the locals and learn a little bit about their daily life. Katulani is a small village, very dry and most people live in traditional African huts. They like to have visitors and are very friendly.

  

Accommodation: Flamingo Biofarm and Tallent Hotel in town

Meal Plan: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

 

Day 4, 26th March - Kitui - Naivasha

After breakfast, we say goodbye to our friends in Kitui and start our drive up to lake Naivasha in Rift Valley. We will have lunch at Chania falls.

 

Accommodation: Naivasha Simba lodge

Meal Plan: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

 

Day 5, 27th March – Full day in Lake Naivasha

Today we have a full day in Lake Naivasha. We start before breakfast with a one hour guided boat trip on the lake to see hippoes, birds and other wildlife. After breakfast, you can choose to either relax at the swimmingpool or to visit Hells Gate.

 

Accommodation: Naivasha Simba lodge

Meal Plan: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

 

Day 6, 28th March - Maasai Mara

After early breakfast, we start our journey to Maasai Mara national park. Enjoy the drive through wonderful scenery and landscape. We will stay at Enkolong tented camp. The camp is not a luxury camp, but has permanent tents with normal beds, water toilets and outdoor showers. The staff is very friendly and the chef make very nice food. Through the night, you may hear the wild animals, which are close to the camp. The Maasai guard is there all night to make sure they not become uninvited guests.

 

Accommodation: Enkolong tented camp

Meals: Breakfast, picnic-lunch and dinner

 

Day 7, 29th March - Full day in Maasai Mara

Maasai Mara has the largest conservation of animals in Kenya and in the northern part of the Tanzanian Serengeti National Park. We have a full day in the park and will have picnic lunch in the wilderness. We will be so close to the boarder to Tanzania that you can step over to Tanzania side. You will see the Mara River with hippos and crocodiles. In Maasai Mara National Reserve there is almost a “Big five” guarantee! In the evening, we will sit around the bonfire in our camp.

 

Accommodation: Enkolong Tented Camp

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

 

Day 8, 30th March – back to Nairobi

After early breakfast and check out we will do a morning game drive up to 10am. We will stop in Narok for our picnic lunch. Dinner at Karen Coffee garden. This last night in Kenya we will stay at Scripture Mission guesthouse. This is the main-office for Norwegian missionaries in Kenya.

 

Accommodation: Scripture Mission guesthouse

Meals: Breakfast and picnic-lunch (dinner in Nairobi at own cost)

 

Day 9, 31st March - Nairobi

Today we will be in Nairobi Nairobi and we will visit Karen Blixen Farm and Kazuri beads factory. We will also visit Kitengela glass factory.

 

Accommodation: Scripture Mission guesthouse

Meals: Breakfast and picnic-lunch (dinner in Nairobi at own cost)

 

Day 10, 1st April - Departure day

We will leave our guesthouse at 0500 am and the drivers will take us to the airport. Departure from Nairobi at 0830 (AF815) via Paris. Departure Paris at 2048 (AF1274) Arrival Oslo Gardermoen at 2300.

 

 

 

FLAMINGO SAFARI WISHING YOU A SAFE FLIGHT BACK HOME

 

Terms and conditions

The price is NOK 21 500,- pr person

Additional charge for singel room: NOK 1800

Included: Air travel from Oslo Airport Gardermoen to Nairobi Jumo Kenyatta International and return, accomodation and meals as mentioned in the program.

Entrance-fee to Hells Gate National Park and Maasai Mara National Reserve.

All travel by car and activities mentioned in the program.

Not included: Visa to Kenya USD 50, tip, drinks to the meals.

We have to take reservations for variation in the different currencies and other conditions we do not control. There may be minor changes in the program depending on weather conditions, special wishes from the participants, and other issues we can not forsee.

We can not garantee you a picture window at your hotels.

Here is some general information in Norwegian

Here is Reisehåndboka in Norwegian

 

Here you can get visa for Kenya. http://evisa.go.ke/evisa.html (You need a copy of your passport, a passport picture and a copy of your ticket)

Here is a general map of the safari

Here is a map of Maasai Mara National Reserve

Binding registration by paying NOK 2000, Tag the payment Easter 2018

within 1st January 2018, and confirm with an e-mail to post@meaningfulsafari.com

Final payment 1st February 2018

Hjelp til selvhjelp i Afrika

Guldmand brygge 8

4876 Grimstad

Norway

Bank: Sparebanken Sør

Storgt 10

4890 Grimstad

Norway

Bank account 2801 24 26447

IBAN NR: NO7928012426447

SWIFT: SPSONO22

post@meaningfulsafari.com

 

We can recommend travel insurance from Gjensidige

 

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