Easter Safari 2020

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Easter Safari 2020

We will invite you on this special safari in Kenya,

It`s not expensive -It`s priceless

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. 


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.


By Kirsten and Helge

We love this vacation more than anything.

Mt. Longonut
Sunset in Maasai Mara National Reserve
Ngong Hills seen from Karen Blixen`s Garden
Flamingo
Pelican
From the street in Kitui
Woman carrying Papyrus for firewood
Sand boat at Lake Victoria
Maasai dance by the bonfire
Hells Gate

Meaningful Safari in Kenya

Nairobi - Kitui - Rift Valley  - Maasai Mara - Nairobi


4th April 2020 – 14th  April 2020


Preliminary

THE SAFARI DAY BY DAY


Departure day – 4th April

Departure from Gardermoen Airport in the morning at 0630. (flight KL1140) via Amsterdam, arrival 0820. Departure from Amsterdam at 1255 (flight KL565 . Arrival Nairobi  at 2150.


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.


Accommodation: Methodist Guesthouse


Day 1, 5th April - Tour to Mathare in Nairobi

We are ready to drive to Mathare to visit The Samaritan Childrens Home. This is one of three childrens home run by Mama Mercy. There is appr 200 children here. Late lunch at For You restaurant. 


Accommodation: Methodist Guesthouse

Meals: Breakfast. 


Day 2, 6th April - 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. We stop for lunch in Wamunyu town and visit the carving factory to buy souvenirs. 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.


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 Flamingo Farm Guesthouse for dinner and relaxation by the bonfire. Penninah and her assistant, will make sure you have everything you need.

 

Accommodation: Flamingo Farm Guesthous and Tallent Hotel in town

Meal Plan: Breakfast and dinner


Day 3, 7th April - Be an African for a day

We will start with breakfast at Flamingo Farm at 8.30 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 Farm Guesthouse and Tallent Hotel in town

Meals: Breakfast and lunch.


Day 4, 8th April - 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: Burch`s Resort, Naivasha

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner


Day 5, 9th April – 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: Burch`s Resort, Naivasha

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner


Day 6, 10th April - Maasai Mara

After early breakfast, we start our journey to Maasai Mara National Reserve. 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, 11th April - 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, picnic-lunch and dinner


Day 8, 12th April  – 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 


Day 9, 13th April - Nairobi

Today we will be in Nairobi and we will visit Karen Blixen Farm and Kazuri beads factory. We will also visit Kitengela glass factory. We will go to Hotel Ole Sereni in the afternoon for preparation for departure.

Departure from Nairobi at 2350 (KQ112) via Paris.


Meals: Breakfast


Day 10, 14th April  - 

Arrival in Paris CGD at 0730 . Departure Paris at 0920 (AF1174).
Arrival Oslo Gardermoen at 1140.


 


FLAMINGO SAFARI WISHING YOU A SAFE FLIGHT BACK HOME


Terms and conditions

 

The price is NOK 19 500,-  pr person 

Additional charge for singel room: NOK 2000


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 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.

Entrance-fee, transport and guidingto Hells Gate National Park,  (app USD 50)

 

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.

 

Here are some general information in Norwegian

Here are 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 2020

within 1st November 2019, and confirm with an e-mail to post@meaningfulsafari.com

Final payment 1st February 2020

 

Hjelp til selvhjelp i Afrika

Sanderveien 23

1400 SKI

Norway

 

Bank: Sparebanken Sør

          Storgt 10

          4890 Grimstad

          Norway

Bank account 2801 24 26447

IBAN NR: NO7928012426447

SWIFT: SPSONO22

 

post@meaningfulsafari.com


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2019-07-21 1315 CET

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