Lake Victoria Gulf Community Tourism - 9 Days
Community Tours in Africa, Lake Victoria Community Tourism, Lake Victoria Safaris, Western Kenya, Lake Victoria fishing trips, homestays around Lake Victoria Kenya, Kericho Tea Growing Communities, Kisumu Communities
Day 1 Nairobi – Nakuru – Kericho
Leave Nairobi early in the morning after breakfast and drive through the Great Rift Valley and have a stop over at the View Point to have a glance at the breathe taking Escarpment. Proceed to Lake Nakuru for a game drive in this home of the multi million Flamingos, the Pelican Birds and the White Rhino. Early lunch in Lake Nakuru Lodge, then proceed to the ever green Town of Kericho to have the spectacular view of the Tea Plantation. Have some times to interact with Tea pickers and learn much more about the laborers. Dinner and overnight at a Kericho Hotel.
Day 2 Kericho – Kano Plains (Lwanda Magere Site) – Kisumu
After breakfast, depart from Kericho to the plains of Kano and visit the grave of the legendary fallen hero of the Luo tribe. You will be briefed on the history of Lwanda Magere whom according to history after he was shot by a spear from the Kalenjin tribe whom they were at war with, he fell down and turned into a stone. You can give your donation to the staff to maintain the grave and there welfare. Proceed further passing through the Rice Plantations arriving in Kisumu City late evening, picnic lunch enroute, dinner and overnight at a hotel.
Day 3 Kisumu Full Day
You will spend full day in Kisumu visiting Dunga Beach which is famous all over Nyanza for the sale of fresh water fish. You will have an opportunity to interact with the local fishermen and get to know the culture around fishing beaches. Proceed to the Museum where you will have to see different artifacts of different tribes especially the Luos. Lunch in the hotel. After lunch proceed to Kit- Mikayi (the stone of the first wife who is believed to be the mother of Luos who rested here after a very long journey in search of the source of the Nile). Time allows you can have a hike at Riat Hills to catch a glance of the active Kisumu City. Dinner in the hotel, after dinner, optional visit of a Discotheque or visit a live band and have a feel of Kisumu by night or retire after dinner to your bed preparing for the next days agenda.
Day 4 Kisumu – Kendu bay – Homabay.
Depart after breakfast from Kisumu City and drive to Kendu bay experiencing the typical African rough roads to reach Kendu bay and proceed straight to Simbi Nyaima for a mythological story about this magical Lake followed by a visit to Orian’g market to amaze at the famous pottery work by the Orian’g Women Group. Have early lunch in Kendubay, then drive to Kanjira and Kanam Hot springs this will give you an opportunity of interacting with groups of man and women whose there work is to transport the Soda Ash using Donkeys to the Town of Kisii for sale. This is their source of livelihood. If you have an egg, you can boil and within 5mins, it will be ready to be eaten. Proceed to Homabay for dinner and overnight at a hotel.
Day 5 Homabay – Ruma National Park – Mbita Point
After breakfast, drive through Lambwe Valley reaching this park which hosts the largest number of Roan Antelopes in Africa to enjoy a game drive, picnic lunch, then transfer to Mbita Point for dinner and overnight.
Day 6 Mbita Point Full Day
Have a full day in Mbita visiting the site at Ligongo Hills where Dr. Mary Leakey discovered the skull of the oldest man Proconsul Africanus which is found in the Kenya national Museum Nairobi. The hill also acts as the Vintage Point to see on rotation how water has gone round the Island. Visit the Tom Mboya Mausoleum, the vibrant Politician in the History of Kenya who was gunned down in 1963 which evoked demonstrations all over the Country and was interred at their home in Kamasengre Village in Rusinga. Enjoy the mythological story of Nyama gi Ware the stones which are believed to have been bulls fighting from these different Clans. Get a ride around the Island back to Mbita in the evening, picnic lunch en-route, dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 7 Mbita - Luanda Kotieno - Kang'o - Ramogi Hill
After breakfast, cross the Lake Victoria Gulf by ferry to Luanda Kotieno beach,Have a chat with the local fishermen at the beach before driving via Aram with a stop over at a childrens Home. Proceed to bondo town then to Kang'o ka Jaramogi, visit the Late Jaramogi's mauseleum then proceed to hike Ramogi hill to have a panoramic view of lake Victoria islands. Lunch at the mouseleum, dinner and overnight at a homestay by the beach.
Day 8 Mageta Island - Dominion Farm - Barack Obama's home
After breakfast take a boat ride to Mageta island from Uhanya beach. Visit the old colonial prision now turned into a local primary school on the island. See the animals on the island, talk to the local fishermen then back on the boat to the main land.Drive to Nyamonye then cross the river yala into Dominion Farm where you will meet the farm management and chat with the local farm workers. Proceed to siaya via Lake kanyaboli for bird watching. Lunch at Siaya town. Proceed to Nyangoma kogelo, the home of the USA senator - Barack Obama, visit the Barack Obama Secondary School, Barack Obama health centre, before having evening tea and a photograph with his grand mother and the local villagers at the homestead.Proceed to Kisumu via Kit Mikaye arriving in the evening. Dinner and overnight at Kisumu hotel.
Day 9 Kisumu - Nairobi
After breakfast proceed to Nairobi by road or take a flight. NB:This itinerary can be extended to uganda on request.
Please request for the safari cost by filling in your details after clicking on the Reservations Button below. The price depends on season of travel, class of accommodation and the size of the group. Children are offered Special Rates based on their ages.
- Free airport pickup
- All park entrance fees
- Full board accommodation on safari/including homestays
- Services of an English speaking driver guide
- Transport based on a safari minibus with pop up roof for game viewing
- Driver allowances and park fees for vehicle and driver
- Game drives as per the Itinerary
- Government taxes
- Extras at the lodges i.e. drinks, telephone, laundry etc.
- Both local and International flights
- Departure tax
- Tips to porters and drivers
- Local charges and participatory fees