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7 DaysObama Safari Trail, A Visit to President Obama's African Days

Kit Mikayi

Day 1: Arrival.
On arrival at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, you will be met and transferred to a Nairobi Hotel booked on bed and breakfast for an overnight stay.

Day 2: Nairobi - Nakuru - Kericho - Kericho - Kisumu.
After breakfast, you will depart from your Hotel at 7.30am to Lake Nakuru National Park home of the Multi-Million Flamingo birds for a game drive. The game drive will take you to the shore of the lake to a maze at the sight of this pink flamingoes and the pelicans which are in their millions.You will also be taken to the Rhino Sanctuary to see both the White and the Black Rhino.The game drive will also pass through the vintage Baboon Cliff to have a panoramic view of the lake.You will then drive for a buffet lunch at Lake Nakuru Lodge. After lunch depart to Kericho town with a break at Kericho tea hotel which was built in 1950’s by Brooke Bond Tea Company, enjoy evening fresh tea and then go for an escorted walk in the Tea Plantations. Kericho is a Tea country which has put Kenya to be the world third largest Tea producer after India and Sri Lanka. There are beautiful rolling hills carpeted in neat, bright green tea bushes as far as you can see. The climate here is perfect for Tea with rain falling almost every afternoon. Kericho was named after Ole Kericho, a Maasai Chief who was killed in the battle by the Gusii in the 19th Century.You will then drive to Kisumu City to check in at Ukweli Pastoral Centre for dinner and an overnight stay.

Obama Kogelo tour

Day 3: Kisumu - Kogelo -Kit Mikayi - Mbita - {Rusinga Island}.
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 who may be very busy for us as she has been appointed as an envoy as a goodwill ambassador against malnutrition by Intergovernmental Institution for the use of Micro - Algae Spirulina Against Malnutrition {ASAM} and the surrounding.

We will have time to visit the graveyard of Obama sr. After this visit,you will then 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 legend has it that long time ago, there was an old man by the name Ngeso who was fascinated with this Stone as every morning he could climb into the cave and stay there meditating the whole day. When his wife was asked where the old man was,she could reply that he was with the "first wife" hence the Stone of the first wife. Over the years this place has become holy and many people go there for prayers and seek cleansing. You will get more stories on site through a local guide and also you will get to know the attachment of this Stone to the Luo Tribe which is the tribe of Obama senior.

After this intriguing adventure,you will drive further to catch a ferry to Mbita picnic lunch en route. On arrival, you will check in to Lake Victoria Safari Village. This will be followed by a drive to Rusinga Island and into the home of Tom Joseph Mboya where his mausoleum lies on the family land at Kamasengere Village. Tom the then powerful Economic and Planning minister in the government of Kenya was the person whom with the help of JF Kennedy organized for the University Education Scholarships and Students Airlift through Kennedy's Family Trust of the young bright Kenyans to United States of America. Among the first beneficiaries of this noble project was Obama sr who went to University of Hawaii where he met his second wife Ann Dunham the mother of President of the United States of America His Excellency President Barrack Obama.


Rusinga Lakeside

The Mausoleum has various mementos and gifts Mboya received during his life from the prominent World leaders and eminent personalities. Tom Mboya, civil rights champion, trade unionist and charismatic young Luo politician was gunned down in Nairobi in 1969, sparking off a crisis that led to over forty deaths in widespread rioting and demonstrations. Among the causalities who were sacked from the government after this assassination, was the bright Obama Sr who later was reinstated by President Kibaki when he was Minister for Finance by then. Dinner and overnight at Lake Victoria Safari Village.

Day 4: Mbita - Awendo - Lolgorien - Maasai Mara
After breakfast at Lake Victoria Safari Village, you will then drive past Kanyamwa escarpment,then to Rongo and to Awendo passing through Maize and Sugar plantation, amazed at the beautiful landscape of Nandi and Kipsigis tribes to enter the famous Maasai Mara with an en route game drive to Sarova Mara Game Lodge for dinner and overnight. Picnic lunch en route.

Wild  beast

Day 5: Maasai Mara Full Day
Full day will be spent in the vast Maasai Mara in search of its renowned plains game; Black manned Lion, Leopard, Cheetah, and migration of Wild Beast and Zebras. The Savannah country in the Mara with plenty of grass and short trees (shrubs) sustain the bigger number of herbivorous animals which Maasai Mara boost of and also act as vintage to enjoy a wonderful view of the animals. The ride will take you to the famous Mara River where we have a big school of Hippos and plenty of Crocodiles. This section also boasts of many species of Bird life. Drive back with a game drive to your Lodge for dinner and overnight. Picnic lunch will be enjoyed on the game. Note: You can also enjoy Balloon ride very early in the morning at an extra cost of US$ 425 per person with champagne breakfast or a visit to a Maasai village at US$ 20 per person or a guided Maasai Nature Walk in between at US$ 20 per person.

Day 6: Maasai Mara - Nairobi
Enjoy an early game drive before breakfast. After Breakfast, you will depart to Nairobi to check in at Meridian Court Hotel booked on bed and breakfast. After checking in at the hotel and refreshing,you will be taken to Carnivore restaurant for dinner, Nairobi has many restaurant offering varieties of cuisine. We recommend dinner at the unique Carnivore Restaurant which is famous for the succulent barbeque dishes of Meat as an excellent compliment after holiday in Kenya; especially as an excellent farewell. The restaurant also offers Vegetarian menu. Drive back to the hotel to enjoy your sleep.

Day 7: Departure.
After breakfast,you will check out from the hotel latest at 10.00am for your transfer to the Airport for your onward flight home to end your holiday vacation.

The price includes: -

  1. Return Airport transfer on the first and the last day out of Nairobi.
  2. Use of a Safari mini-van with photographic hatched roof.
  3. Use of English speaking driver/guide.
  4. Accommodation as per the tour dossier above.
  5. All park entrance fee.
  6. All game drives.
  7. Kericho Guided Tea walks.
  8. Guides fee to Stone paintings in Mfangano.
  9. Ferry’s fee from Lwanda K’Otieno to Mbita.
  10. Car and driver’s entry fee.
  11. Driver's allowance.
  12. Two Nights accommodation in Nairobi.
  13. Dinner at Carnivore Restaurant on the last day in Nairobi.
  14. Government tax.

The price excludes:

1.Flights both international and domestic.
2.Visas.
3.Extra activities in Maasai Mara as per what is mentioned above.
4.Beverages.
5.Laundry.
6.Mineral water.
7.Donations to the guides and curators of the mentioned sites e.g Kit Mikayi and Tom Mboya Mausoleum.

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