Migration 2023

Meaningful Safari  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.

Meaningful Safari in Kenya

Nairobi - Kitui - Rift Valley - Maasai Mara - Nairobi

29th September 2023 – 8th October 2023

Departure from Gardermoen – Friday 29th September

Departure from Oslo Gardermoen 15.35 (flight QR176) via Doha. Arriving Doha 23.05. Departure Doah 02.05 (flight QR 1335) Arriving Nairobi the following day at 07.25.

Day 1, Saturday 30th September - Kitui

On arrival in Nairobi we have to pass the visa counter before collecting our luggage. We also have to go through customs where they usually scan our hand luggage. Outside we are met by our safari driver Daniel. He will take us directly to Kitui.The drive takes about four hours depending on the traffic and stop on the way. We will stop in Wamunyu town to visit a wood carving factory.  

From Wamunyou it is about one hour drive to Ktiui, where we will have lunch at Kitui Villa Hotel, before we drive to our guesthouse in Kwa Wasya village. The guesthouse is located on Daniel´s farm, and is the center for Help to Selfjelps projects. On Saturdays we have Reading circle program. That means that.35 children come to the farm for reading activities and to get lunch. 

In the afternoon we will have dinner at the guesthouse. 

Accommodation: Flamingo Guesthouse

Meals included:: Lunch and dinner. 

Day 2, Sunday 1st October - Be a Kamba for a day

Breakfast at Flamingo farm 8.30am. The program for today is called; Be a Kamba for a day. That means that you will interact with the locals, do home visits and learn a little bit about their daily life. We will meet some of the women who are supported by Help to Selfhelp to run their own small business. 

Accommodation: Flamingo Guesthouse

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 3, Monday 2nd October - Visit Kanini Women Group. The basket makers 

Breakfast at Flamingo farm 8.30am. Today we will meet Kanini Women Group. They are 35 ladies who have their own small business weaving baskets. Help to Selfhelp buys the baskets and sell them in Norway. We will also visit a local marked. 

In the afternoon we will drive to Kitiu town and have dinner at Kitui Villa Hotel.

Accommodation: Flamingo Guesthouse

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 4, Tuesday 3rd 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 and dinner. Lunch at own cost.

Day 5, Wednesday 4th 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, we will visit a rose factory. After lunch in the hotel we relax at the swimmingpool.

Accommodation: Burch Resort Naivasha

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 6,Thursday 5th October  - Maasai Mara

After early breakfast, we start our journey to Maasai Mara National Reserve. Enjoy the drive through wonderful scenery and landscape. 


Accommodation: AA lodge

Meals: Breakfast, picnic-lunch and dinner

Day 7, Friday 6th 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. 

Accommodation: AA lodge

Meals: Breakfast, picnic-lunch and dinner


Day 8, Saturday 7th October  – back to Nairobi

After early breakfast we drive back to Nairobi. In Nairobi we will visit Kitengela glass blow factory. From Kitengela we drive to Kazuri beads factory, and a local marked. Dinner at 4-you restaurant before we drive to the airport around 21.00. 

Meals included: Breakfast and lunch. Dinner at own cost.

Sunday 8th  October  - Back home in Norway

Our flight from Nairobi is 01.25 (QR 1342) to Doha. From Doha 07.40 to Oslo Gardermoen. Landing 13.40. 


There may be minor changes in the program depending on weather, traffic, special wishes from the participants, and other issues we cannot foresee.

Terms and conditions

The price is NOK 22 000,-  pr person. Additional charge for single 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 transport and excursions in Nairobi and Kitui. .


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.


You will have proffesional drivers and tour guides.  


Here is some general information in Norwegian

Here is Reisehåndboka in Norwegian

2 weeks before the travel you apply for visa to Kenya. http://evisa.go.ke/evisa.html (You need an image of your passport cover, an image of your passports biometric page and an passport image of you. JPEG-format uploads upto 293 kb). 

Here is travel-advices for Kenya:

For Norwegians: Download reiseklarappen from UD.

Here is a general map of the safari

Here is a map of Maasai Mara National Reserve


Binding registration by paying NOK 2000 within 25th January 2023. Send mail to: post@meaningfulsafari.com

Final payment 15th August 2023.


Hjelp til selvhjelp i Afrika

Sanderveien 23, 1400 Ski, Norway


Bank: Sparebanken Sør


Bank account 2801 24 26447

IBAN NR: NO7928012426447



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