19 Days of exploring the diverse city of Nairobi, wildlife encounters on safari, and relax on the white beaches on the Indian Ocean.
If you’ve ever had “community involvement in a developing country” or “African safari” on your bucket list, but not quite had the courage or know-how to make it happen? Well we’re most certainly the right tour company for you to take care of all your planning, preparation and ensuring you have the most amazing adventure of a life time!
Our large focus is on providing REAL African experiences and adventures, and our guests are nurtured and cared for 24/7. Some years ago, we established a primary school in a slum in Kenya, so our guests experience not only the abundantly rich culture and magnificent beauty of Africa, but go to places most travellers never go to meet people most travellers never meet and support and make a difference in the lives of local people, local communities and local small businesses.
Our guests forge everlasting friendships and leave having had a truly life-changing experience.
Exploring the Diverse City of Nairobi and Surrounds
We begin our tour experiencing a true taste of what Nairobi has to offer. This includes:
You will visit our school Tamariki Educational Centre in a slum on the outskirts of Nairobi, where you will be interacting with our beautiful kids, staff and community. So that you get to enjoy the wonder of what our school is all about, we visit our school over four different days, each for just one hour. The school is set up for kids and their families who come from poor backgrounds, some orphaned and some affected by critical health matters. You do not need to be a trained teacher either, this isn’t about teaching! The volunteer work is to help and support the school by way of interaction, assisting teachers, maybe teaching a class on a topic you are familiar with, or helping with activities and projects that you may wish to bring along with you, or simply just playing with the kids. The wonderful Director/Headmaster will also assist in this area. Of course, if you have your own specific project that you would prefer to undertake, that is fabulous.
There are very many conservation projects set up in Kenya to protect the country’s prolific wildlife, but one of the most fantastic projects is David Sheldrick’s Baby Elephant Orphanage, situated on the edge of Nairobi National Park. David Sheldricks was set up as a rescue centre for orphaned babies, often whose mothers have died from tragic circumstances, or babies have fallen down wells and so the babies are left to struggle for survival on their own, out on the savannah.
The main aim of the project is to assist the baby’s rehabilitation, which can take many years, so they can survive back in the wild. Because of the importance of very little interaction with humans, the centre is open for 1 hour per day only, during a feeding time. Here we’ll get to see the babies, touch them, watch them being fed and marvel at their mischievous antics.
Trawling Local Handcraft Markets for Shopping
Nairobi has the most amazing, colourful, vibrant craft markets and there is always a bargain to be had. Part of your African experience is to mix, mingle and interact with the locals, and there is nowhere quite so perfect as the markets to have a laugh and a chat with all the stall holders who are desperate to make a sale.
A woodcarving cooperative set up in Nairobi where carvers from the creative, artistic Akamba tribe come together to carve chunks of wood into exquisite statues, figurines, utensils and so much more. We get a fascinating insight into just how much time, effort, and skill goes into these crafts that we often take for granted. Watching them work is literally mind-boggling.
This involves a project setup for single mums back in the 70’s, which is now a thriving industry employing over 350 women. Meet these fabulous women and watch them create beautiful porcelain beads from the raw clay material and turn them into stunning items of jewellery and crafts which are exported right around the world.
Visiting Karen Blixen’s Coffee Farm
Meryl Streep won an Oscar for her role in this movie about Karen Blixen called “Out Of Africa”.
Afternoon Tea with a Delightful Order of Nuns
We pop in for afternoon tea with the delightful order of nuns who operate a fantastic sustainable organic animal and vegetable farm in Nairobi. Their knowledge and expertise is quite something.
Experience a Traditional Kenyan Tribal Dance Concert
We participate and watch a traditional Kenyan tribal dance concert.
Hanging Out With the Locals
One of the best ways to really get to know a country and its culture is by interacting with the local people. On this tour you will be doing exactly that. The Kenyan people are beautiful; they are happy, friendly and full of fun. You will get to meet and socialise with many of my local friends on this tour.
It’s all about experiencing up-close and personal encounters with Africa’s finest wildlife
It’s all about spotting wildlife in its’ natural habitat
3 days Experiencing Kenya’s Ocean Coast | Diani Beach
1 hour flight to arrive at Kenya’s Indian Ocean Coast. This includes:
Nairobi (12 nights)
Staying in a lovely house in a leafy suburb on the outskirts of Nairobi; shared rooms. You stay in a lovely house, in a leafy suburb on the outskirts of Nairobi. One of the big focus points of my tours is that we live like locals as much as possible. This means we don’t stay in hotels. For this tour, we stay in a beautiful rented house in the leafy suburb of Karen, in a gated, guarded compound. The house is large, with plenty of communal living space, we share rooms, and lots of areas.
If you’re looking for some quiet time, relax on the beautifully manicured lawn with a glass of wine and a book. At the end of our busy sightseeing day, it’s our ‘haven’ to come back to.
Masai Mara (2 nights)
Staying in a tented camp in the fabulous Masai Mara, low-end glamping style.
Please note: This tour is quoted in NZD
From 5,900 NZD share twin.
Deposit: 800 NZD – balance payable 2 months before trip departure.
Size of Tour: 8 people plus your local tour guide, Johnson Munyiri and cook.