Migration 2022

Migration 2022

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. 


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
Mt Longonut (2777 masl) from Lake Naivasha

Meaningful Safari in Kenya

Nairobi - Kitui - Rift Valley  - Maasai Mara - Nairobi


30th September 2022 – 10th  October 2022

arrival Norway 11th


PRELIMINARY May 2022

THE SAFARI DAY BY DAY


Departure day – 30th September

Departure from Oslo Airport Gardermoen in the morning at 0625 (flight AF1275) via Paris CDG. Arriving Paris 0855. Departure Paris at 1215 (flight AF814) Arriving Nairobi (NBO) at 2120.

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 hotel in Nairobi, Scripture Mission Guesthouse.


Day 1, 1st October  - Kitui

After breakfast at we leave Nairobi and drive 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. The drive from Nairobi to Kitui town takes about four hours via Machakos town. From Machakos you proceed to Wamunyu 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 you will be greeted by the enthusiastic faces of happy locals ready to greet you Jambo, Jambo!!! A Swahili word meaning Hello, Hello! Some of you will stay at Kitui Villa Hotel.


After checking in at the hotel we will drive 13 km out of town to our guesthouse in Kwa Wasya village. Peninah and Gladys will welcome us wihh dinner.

Those who are staying in town will leave approx 9 pm.

 

Accommodation: Flamingo Guesthose/Kitui Villa

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner


Day 2, 2nd October - Be a Kenyan for a day

We will all meet at Flamingo farm 8am for breakfast and 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. Kwa Wasya 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 Guesthouse/Kitui Villa

Meals: Breakfast lunch and dinner


Day 3, 3rd October - Visit some of Help to Selfhelp`s projects

We will all meet at Flamingo farm 8am for breakfast and we will have different activities. We will visit some of Help to Selfhelp`s projects in the village. We will have lunch at Flamingo Farm. After lunch we will go to Kitui Villa for relaxation by the pool and dinner.

Accommodation: Flamingo Guesthouse/Kitui Villa

Meals: Breakfast lunch and dinner


Day 4, 4th October - Naivasha

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

 

Accommodation: Burch Resort Naivasha

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner


Day 5, 5th October – 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 swimming pool or to visit Hells Gate National Park with approximately one hour hike. After lunch we will visit a flower farm.

Accommodation: Burch Resort Naivasha

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner


Day 6, 6th October  - 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 Serea Camp. The camp has permanent tents with water toilets and  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: Serea Camp

Meals: Breakfast, picnic-lunch and dinner


Day 7, 7th October -  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. 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. Maasai Mara National Reserve has won the Africa's Leading National Park award for the sixth time in a row. Read about it here.

 

Accommodation: Serea Camp

Meals: Breakfast, picnic-lunch and dinner


 

Day 8, 8th October  – back to Nairobi

Today we relax in our camp up to lunch. After lunch we drive back to Nairobi. Dinner at a Restaurant in Karen area. 

Accommodation: Scripture Mission Guesthouse

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


Day 9, 9th  October  - Sightseeing in Nairobi 

We leave our guesthouse at 8 am and drive approx half an hour up to Kitengela glass factory. From Kitengela we will visit Karen Blixen Farm and Kazuri beads factory. We will also visit a local market at Karen. Lunch at Karen Coffe Garden. . 

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

Departure from Nairobi JKIA at 2359 (KL566) via Amsterdam


10th October  - Full day in Nairobi and departure day (back in Norway 11th October.)

Activities to be decided later.

At 2100 the drivers will take us to the airport for our flight  at 23.55. Arrival Amsterdam 0715. Departure Amsterdam 0920 (KL1143) Arrival Oslo Gardermoen at 1105.


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

 

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. and entrance fees for Hells Gate National Park (Appr USD 30, including driver and guide) .

 

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 MIGR 2022

within 1st June 2022, and confirm with an e-mail to post@meaningfulsafari.com

Final payment 1st August 2022.

 

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


We can recommend travel insurance from Gjensidige


2022-05-20 1750 CET