Kenya Cultural Safari
Kenya has a culture born of countless sources. This region has been crossed by the paths of a long and complex history. From the prehistoric records of early man to the present day, Kenya has been a land of unending change, contrasts and diversity.
The early tribal states saw cycles of migration and shifting power, with Kenya as a meeting place for peoples from the plainlands of the south, the forests of the West and the deserts of the North.
The sea brought influences from the outside world, and the passage of the spice trade created the unique coastal culture, where lines between Africa and Arabia blurred. The open coast brought European influences into this world of change and began a turbulent struggle for control whose exotic history lingers today.
The first explorers discovered a land of great peril and greater beauty, and their great adventures created the most unique colony in the British Empire. This was a meeting place of cultures, where adventurers and soldiers of fortune mingled with a complex tribal society, and the arrival of labourers and merchants from India brought new and pervasive influences.
The colonial legacy lives on in the traditions of the great safari, and the pursuit of adventure and freedom.
Kenya has drawn on all of these influences to develop its own unique culture. This is the nations greatest strength- the ability to blend the best of many worlds into a strong, singular identity.
Today, Kenya welcomes the world to its shores and continues to evolve a modern culture that is born of endless variety, and yet purely, proudly Kenyan.
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Cultural Safaris in Kenya, Cultural Tours in East Africa
8 DAYS CULTURAL SAFARIS IN KENYA (MASAI
Africa is an immensely rich and culturally diverse continent. Whilst each region offers its own individual peculiarity, we also find the countries that form the region all also offer again a very diverse culture. The East African Experience is an artistically tailored made journey that allows us to immerse in this richness and to appreciate a region of Africa that is so little known of particularly Kenya when experiencing the masai and luo along lake Victoria cultures.
Day 1 Sweetwater’s
On arrival at Nairobi's Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, you will be met and commence your safari driving north to Sweetwaters Tented Camp. Check in and lunch will be served. At 15.00 you will go for a game drive in the sanctuary and encounter several species of wildlife. Visit the chimpanzees at Sweetwaters, and if the weather permits go for a boat ride down the river. Dinner and overnight at the camp.
Day 2: Sweetwater’s - Samburu
After breakfast you will proceed to Samburu arriving at your camp in time for lunch. Relax and spend the rest of the afternoon game watching. The area around the life-giving Uaso Nyiro River, is home to the rare and beautiful species of Northern Kenya such as Grevy's zebra, reticulated giraffe, gerenuk gazelle and the Somali ostrich. Elephant, buffalo, lion, leopard and other plains game are also abundant here. Dinner and overnight at the Samburu lodge.
Day 3 : Samburu
Breakfast at the camp and spend a full day in Samburu. After breakfast you will be met by Samburu tribes men and dressed up for your visit to a Samburu village. Leave the camp and walk to the village. Upon arrival there will be a welcome song by Samburu women followed by a briefing of the village. Spend the day with the tribes people to fetch wood and water. Learn how to make fire the Samburu way (twirling sticks), women will clean milking gourds as the men go outside the village to usher in livestock from grazing. You will be shown to milk the animals (goats) and also participate when the Samburu elders pray and talk about issues concerning the village well being. Lunch in the village ( lunch will be provided by Samburu Intrepids kitchen staff.) In the afternoon learn the Samburu beadwork, leatherwork, weaving hut building and traditional games. In the early evening there will be a cultural lecture and/or story telling session for everyone, the return to your camp for a well deserved shower. Dinner & overnight at Samburu lodge
Day 4 : Samburu - Lake Naivasha
After breakfast drive from Samburu, into the Rift Valley to your lodge situated on the hills overlooking Lake Naivasha one of the many beautiful Rift Valley Lakes, and home to thousands of flamingos and other bird and animal life. Arrive for a late lunch. Check in and spend the afternoon to relax with several activities to choose from such as golf, tennis, swimming. Dinner and overnight at the Great Rift Valley lodge.
Day 5 Lake Naivasha
In the morning you will have the opportunity to visit the communities living on Mount Eburru. You visit the three communities living on the mountain. They are people from the Kikuyu's, Turkana and Nderobo tribes. The Nderobo are the indigenous and most interesting. The two other tribes are new arrivals from different parts of Kenya, but are of interest in their own right.
Return to the lodge for lunch. The second cultural experience today is to a Masai Centre and also a visit to Crater Lake. The visit to the Masai centre will show you how the Masai people live. At Crater Lake you will go on a walking safari on the rim of the lake and if you are lucky you will be able to see the shy black & white colobus monkey. Drive back to the lodge in time for dinner and overnight at Great Rift Valley Lodge.
Day 6 : Lake Naivasha - Masai Mara
Continue across the floor of The Great Rift Valley, the longest rift in the crust of the earth, to the Masai Mara. You will spend two nights in this natural paradise among zebra, wildebeest, giraffe, buffalo, elephant, antelope and gazelle. You will encounter prides of lion resting in the shade of acacia trees or lying low in the grass in wait for their next meal. There is a good chance of spotting cheetah and if you are lucky, the shy leopard. Arrive by mid day, check in and go for lunch. Dinner and over night at masai Mara Leisure lodge.
Day 7 Masai Mara
Spend early morning game viewing with lunch and a siesta at your camp. Afternoon visit to a traditional Masai village a kilometre away from the camp and situated in the middle of the Mara, constructed with natural materials from the orange - leafed croton shrubs will give you an experience you have always longed for. Here you have a chance to interact with people who have maintained their unique cultural ways of life for many decades. Tall and elegant with narrowly plaited hair painted in red ochre, the village warriors (Moran) performs cultural dances thrilling to the bottom of the heart leaving you with lasting memories to take home. Dinner and over night at masai Mara Leisure lodge.
Day 8: Masai Mara - Nairobi
After breakfast return to Nairobi arriving at midday. Leave for the airport to catch your next flight. Packages
INCLUDED in the price
Meet and Greet Services with airport assistance
Arrival and departure airport transfers with assistance
Express check-in with assistance in your city hotels and safari lodges
Bed and breakfast accommodation in your City Hotels
Transport in a custom-built safari vehicle with window seat guarantee
All parks and game reserve entry gate fees including vehicle & driver fees
Services of an English - speaking and professional safari guide
All Government taxes and levies where applicable
Tourist entry Visa to Kenya or any other country
Tips and gratuities to driver guides/lodge/hotel staff
All other extras not mentioned in the 'included'
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