12 Days Classical Cultural Tours
This safaris lets explore the deep culture of the enthralling Masai community. Travel Buddy East Africa will partake to facilitate you the opportunity to explore and enjoy the diverse cultural and traditional practices of different tribes of Kenya.
The major tribes in Kenya are among the following; Luo, Kalenjin, Kamba, Kikuyu and Luhya which together account for 70% of the total population. In their rural homes, these tribes exhibit distinct cultural code of practices and traditions peculiar to each [pretty different from the others]. We are flexible in these itineraries as the number of days depends on which tribe, season, occasion and distance from the starting point
Upon arrival to Nairobi, the capital city of Kenya, you will be met and transferred to a Nairobi Hotel to freshen up and relax. If time allows you can spend the afternoon on short city excursions to place like the National Museum, Karen Blixen, Giraffe Centre, African Butterfly Research Institute, The Sheldrick Animal Orphanage cares for young, orphaned elephants, Bomas of Kenya or even the Nairobi National Park.
Dinner and Overnight in Nairobi.
Early after breakfast you will head out, for a tour of Lake Naivasha (fresh water lake in the rift valley) for birds, hippos and plain game. Boat ride to the crescent island is magnificent combined with a walk to see the game.
Dinner and night at a lodge in Naivasha.
After breakfast visit the Hell’s Gate National Park, one of the unique reserves where one can walk or ride a bicycle amongst the animals. The landscape is beautiful. Have lunch before heading further west to Lake Nakuru National Park.
Dinner and overnight at a Lodge in Nakuru.
On this day after an early breakfast you will have head out for game drives in search of the black and white rhinos, Rothschild giraffes, waterbuck and millions of flamingos from which the reserve derives its name the pink lake. This is a bird watchers paradise.
After lunch, you will be driven to Kericho for dinner and an overnight.
An early breakfast leaves us with time to walk in the tea estates and especially the renowned Tea Hotel to see leaves being picked. After lunch, proceed to Kisumu, a town on the shores of L. Victoria ( the biggest fresh water lake in Africa: second the world over).
Dinner and night at a Kisumu Hotel.
Day 6 Kisumu
Early morning, visit the impala game park for the antelopes, ostriches and a few caged mammals. Great chances of seeing Hippos in their natural habit at close range. Dunga beach is well known for fishing and possibility to see the rare swamp antelopes sitatunga. After lunch, take a city tour including the Kisumu museum, one of the oldest markets in Kenya and slum dwelling.
Dinner and night in your tour.
Day 7 Kisumu- Wagusu
After breakfast, leave Kisumu to Wagusu via Kit-Mikayi, Crying rocks - huge rock formations where water springs through the rocks underneath coming out on top of the monoliths Lunch at Bondo, dinner and overnight at the village. Sunset is magnificent and the air is fresh with a deafening silence at night. Look at the sky, the lake and contrast it to where you stand.
Day 8 & 9 Wagusu Village Activities
You will spend the whole day here. Studying and learning the way of live of the this place. You will walk around in the area to see the difference between your place and Kenya, the local food, brew, gold mines, blacksmiths and the history of the tribe and the community here.
Dinner and night at the village.
On the second day at Wagusu village, a hunting spree can be arranged, boat ride that takes us to see the monitor lizards, birds and for a fishing encounter with the locals is enjoyable. Lunch is in a hotel at Wagusu. Afternoon is spent exploring the area more meeting people who look after cattle e.t.c.
Dinner and overnight at the village.
Day 10 Wagusu- Got Ramogi- Kisumu
Leave wagusu after breakfast for Got Ramogi, a legendary mountain from where Ramogi ( the great grandfather of the tribe) started life. It is naturally uninterrupted and has some of the oldest trees and is frequented by many traditional doctors for many reasons. Walk through the forest and after lunch, leave for Kisumu. Have a relaxed evening at a Kisumu hotel.
Nightlife can be experienced this day to celebrate the expedition made.
Day 11 Kisumu - Nairobi
After breakfast, leave Kisumu for Nairobi with lunch en-route. The tour ends in Nairobi at around 5.oo pm.
Dinner and overnight Nairobi.
After an early breakfast you can catch a game drive in the Nairobi National Park, before proceeding on with your departure plans.