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16 Days Special Tour

Day 1 Arrival and transfer to kirinyaga
We will be glad to pick the group at 00hrs for central Kenya farm tour. It’s a 3 and a half hours trip, which traverse through the largest pineapple farm in Kenya. On arrival at 00hrs, our team will be ready to welcome you for lunch or dinner depending with flight arrival time.
Day 2 full day farm experience
The day will be spent on a farm enjoying learning how tea is collected as well as visit buying centre for selection process.
Day 3: Half day active farm tour
Breakfast then proceed to the farm as per the day’s activities
Activities Highlights;

  • Land preparation and gardening
  • Lunch break then afternoon at leisure waiting to grab a beer in a local pub in the evening
  • Overnight with host family
  • Meal plan full board

Day 4: Thingira village + Equator line
After breakfast check out for imaginary line visit where small demonstration will be done to understand how equator is and after demo pictures and emabark for our journey to Thingira. Thingira Cultural Village is a multicultural village located along the Tana River, north of Nairobi along the Nyeri-Nairobi highway. When you visit this place it will make you feel like you’ve traveled hundreds of years back. From life in prehistoric times right up to date; for young and old alike, a visit to Thingira Cultural Village is an unforgettable experience. Feast your senses on stories, smells, flavors and images of the living history that will make a lasting impression, bringing back memories and astonishing you by turns. Immerse yourself in the past and get to know the culture of the Bantus of Mt Kenya and the history of Kenya.
In this unique Thingira Cultural Village, activities are carried out on a daily basis making it a fascinating interactive experience for visitors, making the place The home of living memories.
Tour highlights:

  • Cultural experience
  • Tour to the village, Crocodile farm, Traditional dance (from group of 8)
  • Traditional cuisine among others

After the day’s activities have lunch and depart back to Nairobi for dinner and overnight
Day 5: Nairobi – Masai Mara Safari Tours
Pick up in the morning around 8:00am Nairobi for Maasai Mara. The journey takes 5-6 hours. Make the first stop at the Great Rift Valley view Point and the Italian church for views and pictures. This enormous reserve is actually part of the vast Serengeti plains famously known for its spectacular great wildebeest’s migration and is home of the Big Five: Lion, Elephant, Leopard, Buffalo and Rhino. Lunch at our Lodge and relax before departing for the afternoon game run. The Mara Game Reserve–one of the greatest wildernesses of the world. Large mammals are varied, and easy to see. Residents among the Park’s are: Masai Giraffe, Buffalo, Eland and thousand of plain game including Impala, Zebra, Topi, both Thomson’s and grants Gazelles. Overnight at the Camp.
Meal Plan {Lunch & Dinner}

Day 6: Discover Masai Mara Safari Tours
The search for great predators and perhaps even cubs continues today during extensive game runs. On the plains are enormous herds of grazing animals plus the elusive Cheetah and leopard hiding amidst acacia boughs. During our stay we also have an optional opportunity to visit a village of the Masai 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. Overnight at the Camp.
Meal Plan {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}
Day 7: Masai Mara Safari Tours – Nairobi
Early morning tea / coffee or Hot chocolate, then depart for a morning game drive. Here we find the Old Africa of the movies, with rolling grasslands dotted by acacia trees and sweeping plains teeming with wildlife. No matter how much you have thought about Africa, this is more than you expected—and the ideal backdrop for a hot air balloon expedition. After a full English breakfast back at the camp, depart for Nairobi by road.
Meal Plan {Breakfast, Lunch}
Day 8: Coffee Tour
Take this amazing tour at fairview estate welcomes you to a unique coffee educational tourism experience that includes. Understanding how coffee is grown also learning about the processing process and tasting at least a couple of fairview renowned brands. The tour immerse from the budding of the flowers to the final cup of freshly brewed coffee.
Day 9: Nairobi Excursion
The day will be spent visiting David Shedrick wildlife trust, Karen Blixen Museum and simple Nairobi walking tour before having afternoon at leisure.
Day 10: Nairobi Tsavo by train
Leave via 8am train for Voi arriving at 12:30hrs and get transferred to your lodge, check in then have your lunch, afternoon at leisure before embarking back for your evening game drive at 16:30hrs. Tsavo East National Park is one of the world’s greatest Kenya safari tour Sanctuaries noted for its vast elephant herds and a variety of wild animals including lions, leopards, cheetah, giraffe, buffalo and other plain game.
Dinner and overnight at the lodge
Day 11: Tsavo Diani
Pre-breakfast, proceed on to an early morning game drive in search for more animals. You will then return to the lodge for breakfast after which you will check out and depart with a game drive en-route as you leave the park. Lunch will be served at a stop-over restaurant. Depart for Diani arriving late in the afternoon. Upon arrival check in and take a rest.

Day 12: full day Dolphins safari and snorkeling
Pick up from your resort at 730hrs.
Later proceed to the historical small fishing village of Shimoni on a drive via coastal settlements with views of palm trees, cashew nuts, mango tree plantations. At the Shimoni village jetty we board the motorized dhows for a cruise in the marine park and the surrounding Kisite, Mpunguti Islands. Snorkel and marvel at the rich marine life where corals, exotic fish and sea plants are protected. As we sail in
the calm waters, we will be on the lookout for the resident dolphins that approach our dhow and beckon us to join them for a swimming duel.
At Wasini Island, disembark and take a discovery stroll through the Island and its pure Swahili culture also visiting the giant coral garden and adjacent mangrove swamp forest. Our guide shall give us an in depth oration throughout the tour.
Later, settle down for an adventurous barbeque seafood lunch with local Swahili accompaniments. After a short reflective siesta, board your dhows for the sail to the mainland jetty at Shimoni. Time permitting visit the Shimoni caves where slaves were “stored” during the old slave trading days before shipment to the Zanzibar slave market.
Bid “Kwaheri” to the village folk and return to your resort.
The day tour will immerse you in the international history and flavors of this culturally rich city. With its Arabic, Portuguese and Swahili cultures, Mombasa offers busy markets, ethnic neighborhoods and a distinctive heritage to explore as well as ancient structure of Fort Jesus with its incredible history. Learn the history of the East African coast with the Arab and Portuguese quest for control of trade routes.
Tour starts in the early morning to avoid the high day temperatures.

  • Old town Mombasa with Swahili and Arab culture.
  • Fort Jesus Museum… a history of the East Africa Coast.
  • City food and spice market – a glimpse into the lives of the local people.
  • Elephant tusks – the gateway to Mombasa.
  • Likoni Channel – Port entry into Kenya.
  • Shopping, people and culture.

After the tour transfer back to your hotel.

Day 14: North Coast Full Day Tour
After breakfast will be picked for your trip to malindi And will have a stopover at Mida Creek which Stretches inland from the sea into Arabuko Sokoke Forest in one of Watamu’s true hidden treasures: Mida Creek, a Broadwater tidal creek surrounded by extensive mangroves and lined with palms. This 32km2 creek has wide, healthy beds of sea grass and coral, home to many species of fish and feeding sea turtles, while in the mangroves smaller streams and inlets provide a refuge for crabs and birdlife. Mida is a stopover point for many migratory birds and an essential protected area for their survival. This makes it one of the most important and beautiful natural attractions on the Kenyan coast. We shall therefore head to Gede ruins which is just across from Mida Creek is one of the fascinating attractions in North coast and students will have the privilege to visit. The Gedi ruins are one of Kenya’s great mysteries. Set in an idyllic location on the Indian Ocean, and buried deep in a lush forest, the town was thought to have been founded in the early 13th-century. Left standing today is numerous coral-brick houses, a palace, as well as an impressive mosque. However, it is not only the quality of the ruins that amazes visitors but the advanced nature of the settlement. Gedi was in many ways, a very advanced city with streets, running water and flushing toilets. Gede ruins is 10KM away from Malindi Town a home to Vasco Da Gama and the oldest Portuguese chapel in East Africa. You shall break for late lunch before departing back to your Hotel for overnight.
Day 15: Kilifi sunset Dinner Dhow
This day we depart in the afternoon for a farewell sunset cruise with sea food live cooking as we share Kenyan memories.

Day 16: Airport Transfer
Tour cost pps $2500 based on min 4pax
Rates includes

  • All taxes/VAT.
  • Ground transport in a comfortable safari vehicle for game viewing, photography and touring.
  • Full board accommodation, meal plan as mentioned in itinerary.
  • All park entrance fees to include government taxes.
  • Service of an English speaking professional driver/guide.
  • All game drives as will be detailed in the itinerary.
  • Bottled water each for the Safari.

Rates exclude

  • International flights from home and back.
  • Visa fees (if applicable).
  • Travel insurance.
  • Money for tips.
  • Soft drinks or alcoholic drinks.
  • Other personal items.
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