Kenya Cultural Sensation

Come face to face with the vast cultures and ethnic groups. A mixture of people and colorful tradition guaranteed to thrill you.
Experience the rich African cultural heritage and diversity. You will learn about the cultures of the local peolple through visiting their Bomas (homesteads) for cultural interaction. A typical traveler does not have an opportunity to interact with the local people on a meaningful level. Yet, with Mihon DMS you don’t have to be typical. Over 90% of our travelers repeatedly tell us that our cultural programs were their favorite part of their trip. As you join in and learn, you will turn from tourist to friend. You will not be passing by… you will truly be there!

16 Days
Nairobi Panafric Hotel (HB)
Day 1:You will be met by our representative and your driver guide. Then you will be transferred to the hotel for an overnight.
Samburu G/Reserve Sarova Shaba (FB)
Day 2:


After breakfast you will be briefed about the tour and then drive to Samburu National reserve.

The Reserve is within the lands of the colorful Samburu people, close relatives of the Maasai, and harbors a number of wildlife species rarely found elsewhere in any numbers. These include Grevy zebra, the reticulated giraffe and the Beisa oryx all species found only north of the equator.

Samburu G/Reserve Sarova Shaba (FB)
Day 3:Today before the dew is off the grass, we are off in pursuit of the elephants, lions, leopards, and cheetahs that thrive in the reserve’s grasslands and acacia woodlands. This morning we also have an opportunity to visit a village of the Samburu people to witness the singing and dancing that are part of their daily lives and sacred rituals. A glimpse into their homes and social structure is a poignant experience. The Samburu are semi-nomadic pastoralists. Cattle, as well as sheep, goats and camels, are of utmost importance to the Samburu culture and way of life. The Samburu are extremely dependent on their animals for survival. Their diet consists mostly of milk and sometimes blood from their cows. The blood is collected by making a tiny nick in the jugular of the cow, and draining the blood into a cup. The wound is then quickly sealed with hot ash. Meat is only consumed on special occasions. The Samburu diet is also supplemented with roots, vegetables and tubers dug up and made into a soup.
Ol Pajeta Conservancy Sweetwaters Tented Camp (FB)
Day 4:
This morning you will drive to Ol pejeta conservancy which is situated
between the foot hills of the Aberdares and the magnificent snow-capped Mount Kenya, the Ol Pejeta Conservancy boasts an astounding variety of animals including all the Big Five (the

endangered black and white rhino

, leopard, elephant, buffalo and lion) as well

a sanctuary for rescued chimpanzees

, the only one in Kenya.
Mt.Kenya N/Park Serena Mountain Lodge (FB)
Day 5:

 

After breakfast depart to Mount Kenya which has spiritual and religious importance for local communities living adjacent to the ecosystem for many years and many cultural beliefs, traditional ceremonies relate to the mountain. Mt Kenya has been regarded as a shrine of important cultural value. The Kikuyu, Embu and Meru people term the mountain as the traditional home for their God (Murungu/Ngai), whose presence is associated with the peaks of the Mountain. The sacred areas include hills (Kirima Kiamatu, Kirima Ntue, Kirima Kiamwioko and Kirima Kiamagimbi), the peaks of the mountain, lakes (Nkunga and Thae), caves and rivers. Many tree species of the ecosystem including the Ficus sur (Mukuu), Ficus thonningii (Mugumo), Indogofera erecta (Muthaara) among others are considered sacred and are used during performance of various rituals and ceremonies. Burguret forest to the east and south of Mount Kenya served as hideout for Mau-mau freedom fighters waging war against British colonial masters in the 1950s.

Lake Bogoria & Baringo Lake Bogria Country Club(FB)
Day 6:We leave for Lake Baringo after breakfas and arrive there in time for lunch. This area is the traditional home of the NJemps tribe, a unique people who are the only pastoral tribe that also fish. We shall have a boat ride to island were this tribe has not been affected much by outside influence.
Lake Bogoria- Nakuru Lake Nakuru Lodge (FB)
Day 7:After early breakfast we go visit Lake Bogorioa National reserve for morning game drive. The lake is the heart of an arid landscape, in the shadow of the dramatic walls of the Siracho Range. The soda waters of the lake attract massive flocks of Flamingo, and the lake is often carpeted with pink. The 32 sq km lake is still volcanically active, and the Western shore is lined with spouting geysers, spurting steam and bubbling geothermal pools. Fresh water springs at the lake edge attract an abundance of birds and wildlife. There are many Fish Eagles, which often prey on the local flamingos. The shores are always lined with Gazelle, Zebra, Baboons and this is one of the best places to see Greater Kudu.

Later drive to Lake Nakuru National Park to arrive in time for lunch before going for evening game drive in this park which is best known for its thousands, sometimes millions of flamingos nesting along the shores. The surface of the shallow lake is often hardly recognizable due to the continually shifting mass of pink. The number of flamingoes on the lake varies with water and food conditions and the best vantage point is from Baboon Cliff. Also of interest is an area of 188 km around the lake fenced off as a sanctuary to protect Rothschild giraffes and black rhinos.

Kericho-Kisumu Imperial Hotel (FB)
Day 8:We leave very early in the morning towards Kericho the land of Tea plantation where the area is beautifully green. Here you will have a chance to walk around the tea plantation and interact with the tea pickers before you have lunch at Kericho Tea hotel and proceed with the journey to kisumu. You will arrive in the evening and check in for dinner and overninght.
Kericho-Kisumu Imperial Hotel (FB)
Day 9:After an early breakfast from Kisumu, depart to Siaya District, Nyang’oma Division, Kogelo Village to visit the Kenyan home of the President of the United State Of America, His Excellency President Barack Hussein Obama. We will get to interact with the people in the home including his Grand Mother, Mama Sarah Obama. Then Later back to Kisumu Town for lunch.
Kericho-Kisumu Imperial Hotel (FB)
Day 10:After breakfast Visit the Museum before Depart to “Kit Mikayi” {in the local Luo dialect the Stone of the “first wife”} Kenya’s most dramatic archaeological site, a vast granite rock tower. The Stone is about 70 to 80 ft tall and is located 30kms Far East of Kisumu city and 1km from Kisumu Bondo road. The area is a leansing area with attatchment to Luo Tribe which is the tribe of Obama senior.
Maasai Mara Base Camp (FB)
Day 11:Depart after breakfast for Maasai Mara Game Reserve to arrive in time for lunch at lodge. The Maasai Mara adjoins Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park. One look enough explains its appeal: This is classic African savannah, and the sheer density of wildlife is amazing. Maasai Mara is famous for its Black manned Lion and yearly migrations of Wildebeest and Zebra, Elephant, Buffalo, Rhino, Gazelle, Leopards, Giraffe are also found here. An afternoon game drive will follow to explore this reserve.
Maasai Mara Base Camp (FB)
Day 12:Today you will go early morning game drive before breakfast or for a full day with picnic lunch boxes spent viewing and exploring this spectacular game reserve. Wherever you go in the Mara, you will see an astonishing amount of wildlife. Of the big cats, lions are found in large prides everywhere. Cheetahs and leopards are harder to spot but are still fairly common. Other common animals include Maasai giraffes, baboons, Warthogs, bat-eared foxes, grey jackals, and matriarchal clans of spotted hyenas. Here also you will have optional balloon safari and a visit to Maasai Village.
Naivasha Naivasha Sopa Lodge (FB)
Day 13:After breakfast drive to Naivasha to arrive in time for lunch at Crater Lake Lodge and thereafter in the afternoon go short excursions plus optional boat drives at the lake Naivasha.

Dinner and overnight at the lodge.

Nairobi Departure.
Day 14:Today after breakfast you will drive to Nairobi to arrive in time for lunch at Rangers restaurant and later go to Bomas of Kenya for cultural dances. Thereafter go for shopping before you go for a farewell dinner at Carnivore restaurant. After the dinner you will be transferred to the airport to catch a flight back home with unforgettabe memories!

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