Easter Safari 2023

Meaningful Safari Easter 2023

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.


An informative tour with a lot of activities. We guarantee this will be a unique experience. A theme throughout the trip is to learn and see various aspects of Kenya; African wildlife, beautiful nature, wonderful people, and exotic tribe-culture.

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.

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 - Naivasha  - Maasai Mara - Nairobi

31st March 2023 – 10th  April 2023

(Back in Norway 11th)


THE SAFARI DAY BY DAY


Departure day, Friday 31st March

Departure from Gardermoen 31st March 2023 06.25 (AF1275), arrival Paris 0855. Departure Paris 1010 (AF814), arrival Nairobi 1920.. 

 

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

 

Accommodation: Scripture Mission Guest House


Saturday 1st April, Sightseeing in Nairobi

After breakfast, you can take a short walk on site. Here is the Norwegian school for Norwegian missionaries, and their administration.


We start this first day in Kenya with sightseeing in Nairobi. The capital of Kenya. Here the contrasts are great. Skyscrapers and modern buildings are not far from the slums. We stop for lunch. Dinner at 4-You restaurant.


Accommodation: Scripture Mission Guest House

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner.


Sunday 2nd April, Kitui

Today we are driving to Kitui. The distance is 150 km and takes approx. 4 hours depending on the traffic. The drive itself is an experience and will give you an insight into what daily life is like out in the countryside. We stop for lunch at Wamunyo, and to visit a woodcarving factory. Here you can see how they make their carvings, with simple tools. They are proud of their job and are always ready for a chat when it comes to guests. They make beautiful African animals.


In Kitui town we do a short stop at Talent hotel, where some of the guests will stay. From Kitui we drive to Flamingo farm in Kwa Wasya village. A distance of 13 km.


In the afternoon we will go through the program and arrangements for our days in Kwa Wasya village.


Accommodation: Flamingo Guesthouse/Talent hotel

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner



Monday 3rd April, Kwa Wasya Village - Be a Kenyan for a day

Breakfast at Flamingo farm at 9am. 


  • We will meet some of the 60 women who receive support from Help to Selfhelp in Africa to run their own small business

    • Home visit to a member of Kanini Woman group who makes traditional baskets

    • Home visit to one of the ladies who runs a micro-farm and sells vegetables


After lunch we will do sightseeing-by-foot in Kitui town. Dinner at Kitui Villa.


Accommodation: Flamingo Guesthouse/Talent Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner


Tuesday 4th April, Kwa Wasya Village

Breakfast at Flamingo farm at 9am.


  • We are visiting a WaSH-project that Help to Selfhelp in Africa has completed.
  • WaSH stand for; Water, Sanitation, Hygiene


Accommodation: Flamingo Guesthouse/Talent Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner


Wednesday 5th April , Kwa Wasya – Naivasha

Today we must say goodbye to our friends in Kwa Wasya. Breakfast at Talent hotel in town before we start our drive up to Lake Naivasha in Rift Valley. We will have lunch at Chania falls. 


Accommodation: Burch resort

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

 


Thursday 6th April,  Full day in Lake Naivasha

Today we have a full day in Naivasha. We start before breakfast with a 1-hour guided boat trip on the lake to see hippos, birds and other wildlife. After breakfast, you can choose to either relax at the swimming pool or to visit Hells Gate National Park for approximately 1 hour hike. After lunch we will visit a flower farm.


Accommodation: Burch resort

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner


Friday 7th April, Naivasha - Maasai Mara

After breakfast, we start our journey to Maasai Mara National Reserve. Enjoy the drive through wonderful scenery and landscape. In Maasai Mara we will stay at a Serea Camp. The camp has permanent tents with water toilets and shower. Here you are really out in the wilderness. 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: Serea Camp

Meals: Breakfast, picnic-lunch and dinner


Saturday 8th 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. 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: Serea Camp

Meals: Breakfast, picnic-lunch and dinner


Sunday 9th April, Maasai Mara - Nairobi

After breakfast and check out we drive back to Nairobi. We will stop in Narok for our picnic lunch, and arrive in Nairobi in the early afternoon. Dinner in a restaurant in Karen area.


Accommodation: Scripture Mission Guesthouse

Meals: Breakfast, picnic-lunch. Dinner in Nairobi at own cost.


Monday 10th April, Departure day

After breakfast we drive up to Kitengela Hot Glass Factory to see beautiful art. Today we must prepare for departure.


Dinner and final packing in Ole Sereni Hotel.


We drive to the airport 1930.


11th April - Back in Norway

Arrival Paris 0700 the following day.

Departure Paris  for Oslo 1425 (AF1774), arrival Oslo 1640.

Departure Bergen 0930 (AF1252), arrival Bergen 11.40.


FLAMINGO SAFARI WISHING YOU A SAFE FLIGHT BACK HOME


Terms and conditions

The price is NOK 22 500,-  pr person 

Additional charge for singel room: NOK 2000

The price is based on a group of minimum 12 participants.


Included: Air travel from Oslo Airport Gardermoen /Bergen Airport Flesland to Nairobi Jumo Kenyatta International and return, accommodation and meals as mentioned in the program, entrance-fee to Maasai Mara National Reserve, 1-hour boat safari in Lake Naivasha, 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 guiding to Hells Gate National Park,  (app USD 35)

 

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 within 15th September, Tag the payment Easter 2023, and confirm with an e-mail to post@meaningfulsafari.com Final payment 1st February 2023

 

Hjelp til selvhjelp i Afrika

Sanderveien 23

1400 SKI

Norway

 

Bank: Sparebanken Sør

Bank account 2801 24 26447

IBAN NR: NO7928012426447

SWIFT: SPSONO22


We can recommend travel insurance from Gjensidige

2022-06-11  1213 CET