✔ 10-Day Tour ex Nairobi
✔ 10 days accommodation in 3-star hotels
✔ 1-night accommodation in tree hotel full board
✔ 10 breakfasts/ 10 lunches/ 3 dinners
✔ Transport in and around Nairobi (Bus, Matatu, Tuk Tuk, Motorcycle, taxi)
✔ Entrance costs (Excluding Nairobi National Park optional activity)
✔ Park Entrance for tree hotel
✔ Local experienced guides
✔ Tour of Nairobi town
✔ Tour of Korogocho
✔ School visit in Korogocho
✔ Kiserian Market
✔ Giraffe center
✔ Tour of local Masai Markets
✔ Daphne Sheldrick baby elephant center
✔ Tree hotel visit to Abadare forest
✔ Dance/drama performance
✔ Ocean Sole Social Enterprise Tour
✔ Nairobi Nightlife activities
After breakfast at the hotel, join a group of awesome people who call Nairobi home for a tour of the city center. Engage in stories and learn about Kenyan and Nairobi culture. Check out the bustling matatu stops, local food markets, and hawkers stations along the road. Stop for a photo opportunity at Kenyatta Conference Centre and walk along Parliament Way past the offices of parliament. After that walk, we will really need a Kenyan coffee or two. Java House is a local Nairobi coffee house that serves amazing coffee and great meals. From town let’s do it the local way and jump onto a matatu and head to Korogocho. Matatus are the most common form of transportation around Kenya. They often play loud music, have funky lights and these days are even equipped with TV and wifi. Here we will drop in Kariobangi and begin our walking tour of the communities in and around Korogocho. We might even meet some of our dance students who will be more than happy to show us the vibrancy of this area. After our tour, we will head to a local family and share a traditional Kenyan meal, love and conversation. Jump back onto a matatu and head back to the hotel for an early night.
After breakfast, we are heading to a full-day experience with the children in Korogocho school. Here you will be impacted by the enormous amount of gratitude children in resource-poor communities have for the opportunity to go to school. You will be allocated a class who you can read stories with, assist in a maths or literacy lesson, conduct your own lesson on a topic of your choice or get to know these incredible children. While the children have their lunch we will head to a local restaurant for a quick break before settling in for an afternoon of lessons with the children and their teachers. Early evening we will head to a local Ethiopian restaurant for the best Ethiopian food in town, before heading back to the hotel. If you have the energy Thursday nights have some good Jazz music playing in town, so you might be up for a drink and dance at a local pub.
After breakfast, we are making an early start and heading a short distance out of Nairobi town to Kiserian. Upon arrival, we will take a tour of the local Masai market where you will experience where the Masai people of the area sell their wares to the locals. Here you will see exquisite beaded designs worn as daily attire and for traditional purposes by the Masai people. Next, we will jump into a newly introduced regional form of transportation a Tuk Tuk, and head out to our next school, stopping at a local café for a coffee and early lunch. Back into the Tuk Tuk, we will travel around 10kms before we jump onto a local motorcycle to take us about two kilometers inland towards the school. Spend the afternoon with the children either in class, storytelling, or playing soccer in the large open playground. After school, we will jump back into a matatu and head back towards town stopping at the internationally famous Carnivore restaurant for dinner. As it’s a Friday there is an option to dance the night away on the dance floor of Carnivore or head back to the
Another early morning where after breakfast we will head out of the city center to hand feed giraffes. In this gorgeous environment, you will be eye to eye with the majesty of the giraffes. Sit and have a cup of tea while savoring these incredible animals or have a chat with their keepers who will teach you all you need to know. A gentle walk looking for birds and other wildlife can be part of this trip before heading to a local mall not too far away for lunch and handicraft shopping. Heading back to town, dinner tonight will be of your choice in Nairobi, or put your feet up in the hotel restaurant and watch the world go by. If you still have energy and are up for a bit of karaoke we will head to the Kenya National Theatre where you can sing the night away with Nairobi’s resident play writes, artists, actors, poets and
Sunday mornings in Nairobi are usually reserved for going to church. Have a sleep-in and a gentle breakfast before heading over to Nairobi High Court outdoor handicraft markets. Here you will find every African handicraft under the sun. Prices are negotiable and never settle for the first thing you see…there will be plenty more! After lunch at a restaurant in town, we will head back to Korogocho where the In2EdAfrica dance and theatre troop will perform an incredible show of African cultural dance, drumming, poetry, and theatre. Always a huge highlight for the many visitors we bring to Kenya. We leave feeling more than inspired to make the world a better place. Head to a local bar for a drink and some African lingala music and if you still have the energy Sunday night is reggae night and there will be dinner and dancing.
Sleep in today before we head to meet the baby elephants at Daphne Sheidricks wildlife sanctuary inside Nairobi National Park. After lunch at a restaurant in the neighborhood named after Karen Blixen, we will head to Karen Village to visit the social enterprise called Ocean Sole. This amazing enterprise fishes discarded flip flops out of waterways and makes them into amazing African animals. For dinner, we are heading to Nairobi Street Kitchen where you will be amazed by the indoor arrangement of street food trucks where you can choose from an array of dishes. There will more than likely be music playing so always time for a dance before an early night back at the hotel.
Early morning breakfast with a bag packed for a night out of town. We will head towards the Mt Kenya region of Kenya about two hours from Nairobi. Arriving in Nyeri town, the temperature may drop so be sure to have a jacket. We will head to the Aberdare Country Club, a colonial hotel where you might catch a glimpse of zebras and gazelles in the estate gardens. After lunch, we will head into the Aberdare Forest where we will spend the night in a tree hotel, fully equipped with showers, toilets, and amazing viewing decks where you can sit all afternoon and evening waiting for forest animals to come for a drink. Here you can watch elephants and if you are lucky a rhino or two, buffalos, gazelles, and many others depending on their mood. Dinner in the tree hotel and a good night’s sleep. ..maybe! The buzzer inside your room may go off to wake you up to come and see which animal has come in during the
Breakfast in the tree hotel, before being transported back to the base hotel. From here we will head back to Nyeri town and then back to Nairobi by early afternoon. Unless you are looking for a night out, we suggest a relaxing evening at the hotel to regroup and digest the experience of the last few da
For the next two days, we would like you to be able to choose how you would like to spend these days. Would you like to go back to the school in Korogocho? Perhaps an orphanage run by Mother Theresa’s nuns and see the amazing work they have done to keep mothers and babies together post-AIDS. Would you like to visit some farming social enterprises and see how gardens can grow in the ghettos? Perhaps you would like to visit a social enterprise library in Dandora or see an amazing innovation tackling climate change by making a charcoal substitute designed to save the planet. Or would you like to see a movie and go bowling? Nairobi has so much to offer that we can cater to your needs. As day nine will be our last evening together we can spend the evening talking about the impact Kenya has had on us while listening to some local music. Transport will be arranged to take you to the airport if you are leaving straight after the tour.
We can arrange extra Kenyan safaris for you including:
- Masai Mara and Lake Nakuru National Parks
- Climbing Mt Kenya or Mt Kilimanjaro
- Coastal visits to Lamu or Mombasa
Or if you would like to experience Rwanda, talk to us about our 5-day impacting others' school experience, with or without gorilla trekking.