TP Special

FULLY BOOKED

TP Special 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


14th October 2022 – 23rd  October 2022


PRELIMINARY feb 2022

THE SAFARI DAY BY DAY


Departure day – 14th October

Departure from Bergen Airport Flesland in the afternoon at 1815 SK284 via Oslo, arrival 1905. Departure 1945 ET715 via Stockholm, arrival 2050. Departure 2150 ET715 via Addis Abeba, arrival 0620. Departure 0815 ET318, arrival Nairobi at 1025.


Day 1, 15th October - Nairobi

On arrival you are met by your safari driver guide who are waiting for you at the international arrival wing. 

  • Breakfast at Pauls Cafè at the airport.

  • Sightseeing in Nairobi

  • Lunch at Karen Blixen

  • Yaya centre for shopping

  • Check in and relax at Methodist


Accommodation: Methodist Guesthouse


Day 2, 15th October - Kitui

After breakfast at 8 am we leave the guesthouse at 9 am 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!

Penninah and Gladys will welcome you with dinner.


Accommodation: Flamingo Guesthose

Meals: Breakfast and dinner


Day 3, 17th October - Be an African for a day

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. 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.


  • Go to river

  • Visit and say hello to our friends

  • Trip to Kitui town for late lunch at Kitui Villa

  • Bonfire and dinner at Flamingo farm



Accommodation: Flamingo Guesthouse 

Meal Plan: Breakfast and dinner


Day 4, 18th October - Kitui - diversity

  • Breakfast.

  • Wisit Penninahs place to see her new house, chicken and Help to selfhelp waterstation.

  • Lunch.

  • Pub at Katulani 

  • Dinner


Accommodation: Flamingo Guesthouse 

Meal Plan: Breakfast and dinner

Day 5, 19th October - Travel to Lake 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: Naivasha Simba lodge

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner


Day 6, 20th October – Full day in Lake Naivasha

Today we have a full day in Lake Naivasha. We start before breakfast with a 1 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. After lunch we will visut a rose plant.


Accommodation: Naivasha Simba Lodge

Meal Plan: Breakfast, lunch and dinner


Day 7,  21sh October  - Maasai Mara

After early 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 is situated in northern part of Maasai Mara in a conservancy called Olchoro - Oirouwa conservancy. Popularly known out of its traditions and culture maintenance. You will be some of the first guests at this brand new camp. One of the owners is Serea. She is a Masai woman and has previously worked as a park ranger. This means that she is trained to protect and take care of the animals and environment. 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


Day 8, 22nd 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, lunch and dinner

 

Day 9, 23rd October  – back to Nairobi

After early breakfast and check out we will do a morning game drive up to 10 am. We will stop in Narok for our picnic lunch.

Ole Sereni before travel to airport and night flight to Bergen.


At 20.30 the drivers will take us to the airport. Departure from Nairobi at 2350 (KL566) via Amsterdam.


Meals: Breakfast. (lunch in Nairobi own cost).


24th October  - Home

Arrival Amsterdam at 0715.  Departure Amsterdam at 0825 (KL1185) Arrival Bergen Flesland at 1000.


 


FLAMINGO SAFARI WISHING YOU A SAFE FLIGHT BACK HOME


Terms and conditions

 

The price is NOK 20 500,-  pr person 

Additional charge for singel room: NOK 2000

 

Included: Air travel from Bergen Airport Flesland 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), Visit to a rose farm (Cost not known)

 

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 TPS 2022

within 15th 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


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2022-03-28 2051 CET