Migration 2017

Migration 2017

We will invite you on this special safari in Kenya,

It`s not expencive -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.

Meaningful Safari in Kenya

Nairobi - Kitui - Rift Valley - Maasai Mara - Nairobi

 

30th September 2017 – 10th October 2017

 

 

THE SAFARI DAY BY DAY

 

Departure day – 30th September

Departure from Gardermoen Airport in the morning at 935. (flight QR180) via Doha. Departure from Doha at 1700 (flight QR1341) . Arrival Nairobi at 2350.

Departure Kristiansand at 0715 (SK208), arrival Oslo 0800.

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 and Daniel will give us a short brief before we go to bed.

 

Accommodation: Methodist Guesthouse

 

Day 1, 1st October - Slum tour to Kawangware and Mathare

Today we will start with a visit to The Samaritan Childrens Home in Mathare. This is one of three childrens home run by Mama Mercy. There is appr 200 children here. After the visit we will attend the service in Kawangware Lutheran Church.

 

Accommodation: Methodist Guesthouse

Meal Plan: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

 

Day 2, 2nd October - 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. Lunch in Peoples Park in Machakos. From Machakos you proceed to Wamunyu town, which 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.

 

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

Meal Plan: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

 

Day 3, 3rd October - Be an African for a day

You will wake up to “African-farm-sounds”. Donkey, chicken, dogs and children. Today we will participate in the inauguration of the water project at Flamingo Bio Farm. You can read more about the project in our website: www.selvhjelpiafrika.org

 

Today you will have chance to be “an African for a day”, and this will be a special experience for you. You will get all details at breakfast this morning. At the end of the day you will be a proper member of the Kamba tribe. Maybe you also have a new name?

 

Accommodation: Flamingo Biofarm

Meal Plan: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

 

Day 4, 4th October - Kitui - Nairobi

After breakfast we will drive back to Nairobi via Thika town. Thika is the area where you can see km of pineapple plantations and where Delmonte has a factory.

 

In Nairobi there will be a city tour and sightseeing.

 

Accommodation: Scripture Mission Guesthouse

Meal Plan: Breakfast

 

Day 5, 5th October – Nairobi - Lake Bogoria National Reseve

Breakfast will be served from 6am, and 7am we leave from the guesthouse heading for Lake Baringo. It will be a five-hour drive through small villages, farmland and the Rift Valley.

Rift Valley is famous for the alkaline and fresh water lakes. The alkaline lakes such as Lake Bogoria and Lake Nakuru are rich in blue-green algae which attracts flocks of greater and lesser flamingos, whilst the less alkaline lake as Baringo are home to populations of hippo and crocodile, and a wide range of water birds.

 

Accommodation: Lake Bogoria Spa Resort is the only spa resort in Kenya with a naturally heated Spa pool and is also known as the healing place.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

 

Day 6, 6th October - Lake Baringo

Full day in Lake Baringo National Park and there will be a boat trip on the lake.

 

Accommodation: Lake Bogoria Spa Resort

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

 

Day 7, 7th October - Lake Baringo - Maasai Mara

Today we have a long drive. Ready with our packed lunch boxes from the hotel. We will leave early in the morning and will pass through small villages and we will see a lot of beautiful nature. Side to side you will be seeing small-scale farmers in this very densely populated Kisii district. We will have our lunch in the wilderness. After lunch we proceed to Maasai Mara National Reserve. Maasai Mara has the largest conservation of animals in Kenya and in the northern part of the Tanzanian Serengeti National Park. We will have a short afternoon game-drive and spend two nights in a tented camp. The camp has permanent tents with beds, water toilets and outdoors showers. Through the night you may hear the sounds of the wild animals, which are close to the camp. They never become uninvited guests.

 

Accommodation: Enkolong Tented Camp

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

 

Day 8, 8th October – Full Day in Maasai Mara

Today it will be a full day game-drive in The Maasai Mara National Reserve. You will have a 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 The Maasai Mara National Reserve there is almost a “Big five” guarantee! In the evening we will sit around the bonfire together with the Maasai people.

 

Accommodation: Enkolong Tented Camp

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

 

Day 9, 9th October - Enkolong Tented Camp - Nairobi

Morning breakfast in your camp and check out. Proceed on a morning game drive until 10am and then drive back to Nairobi arriving early in the afternoon. We will stop for picnic-lunch. In Nairobi we will visit Karen Blixen Farm and Kazuri beads factory before we are proceeding to our Guesthouse.

 

Final preparations and clothes change before dinner at Ole Sereni hotel near the airport. After dinner your safari driver will take you to the airport for your international flight back home. Departure Nairobi at 1755 (QR1336) via Doha. Arrival Oslo Gardermoen 10th October at 0710 (QR179)

Departure for Kristiansand at 0925 (SK211), arrival 1010.

 

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 Lake Baringo 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 5500, Tag the payment MIGR 2017

within 15th March 2017, and confirm with an e-mail to post@meaningfulsafari.com

Final payment 1st September 2017

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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