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Cultural Tour (9 Days/8 Nights)

Duration: 08 Nights / 09 Days
Starts: Nairobi /Ends: Nairobi
Departure: All year

Transport: Private Tour Van with Pop up roof
Standard: Luxury - Deluxe Lodge / Camps
Activities: Bird Watching, Cultural Exploration, Wildlife Viewing,

Day 01: J.K.I.AIRPORT - NAIROBI:
Upon arrival in Nairobi at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Met by our Customer service officer and transfer to the Hotel. Balance of the day at leisure for relaxation.

Dinner and overnight at SAFARI PARK HOTEL/BOMA INN HOTEL/EKA HOTEL (H/B)

Day 02: FULL DAY NAIROBI TOUR:
Today, you enjoy a leisurely tour of Nairobi. You visit the National Museum and Snake Park; the Giraffe centre Sanctuary to feed the Giraffes. Lunch is at the Mamba Village. Where you also get to see the resident crocodiles and ostrich. Afternoon visit the Nairobi Animal Orphanage with the famous Boma of Kenya, learn a lot on different cultures get entertained by cultural dances. Return to the hotel in the evening. Dinner and overnight at SAFARI PARK HOTEL/BOMA INN HOTEL/EKA HOTEL (H/B)

Day 03: NAIROBI - OL PEJETA:

After breakfast at the Hotel, drive crossing the equator to Ol Pejeta Ranch, to arrive for lunch at the Sweetwater's. Afternoon boat ride to see Chimpanzees by the river. Proceed on an afternoon game drive. Optional Activities available and payable direct. Dinner and overnight at SWEETWATERS CAMP (F/B)

Day 04: OL PEJETA - SAMBURU

Breakfast at the Hotel. Morning commence drive to Samburu National Reserve. Lunch at the Camp / Lodge. Late afternoon game viewing drive. Dinner and overnight at SAMBURU LODGE /SAMBURU SOPA LODGE (F/B)

Day 05: 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 /SAMBURU SOPA LODGE (F/B)

Day 05: SAMBURU -NAIVASHA.

After breakfast drive from Samburu, to Naivasha 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/NAIVASHA SOPA LODGE (F/B).

Day 06: NAIVASHA

Breakfast at the lodge. 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. You also visit a local school where the children are always ready to sing for the visitor. The visit will take approx. 2 hours.

Return to the lodge for lunch, visit the 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 see the shy black & white colobus monkey. Drive back to the lodge in time for dinner and overnight at Great Rift Valley Lodge.

Day 07: NAIVASHA - MAASAI MARA

After breakfast commence drive south via Narok to the Maasai Mara National Reserve to arrive for lunch at the Lodge or Camp. Late afternoon game viewing drive. Dinner & overnight at MARA SOPA LODGE /KEEKOROK LODGE /MARA LEISURE CAMP (F/B)

Day 08: MAASAI MARA

Early morning & morning game viewing with lunch at the Lodge. Afternoon visit to a traditional Maasai village a kilometer 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. Return to your camp with a game drive en route. In the evening it is time for a well-deserved shower and a refreshing drink by the campfire before dinner.

Meals & overnight at MARA SOPA LODGE /KEEKOROK LODGE /MARA LEISURE CAMP (F/B)

Day 09: Maasai Mara

After breakfast at the Lodge/Camp, embark on your return journey to Nairobi. On arrival in the early afternoon, you will be dropped off at your Nairobi Hotel (use of room is excluded). At 19.00hrs, transferred to Carnivore Restaurant for dinner. Transferred to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for scheduled International departure flight, 03 HOURS PRIOR TO FLIGHT DEPARTURE TIME.

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