VSW 332 - Western Kenya Eco-tourism Holidays - 9 Days
DAY 1 NAIROBI - KISUMU
Leave Nairobi in the morning,pass through the rift valley via nakuru with a short stop over at Merica hotel for tea or refreshments and have lunch at Kericho tea hotel. Walk in the tea plantations then drive via Lwanda Magere (the Luo warrior who was killed and turned into a stone) continue to Kisumu for dinner and overnight stay at sunset hotel.
DAY 2 NDERE ISLAND NATIONAL PARK – KAKAMEGA
After breakfast drive to Kaloka beach, talk to the fishermen and the women fishmongers by the beach before taking a boat to Ndere Island national park see some game and bird life. Board the boat back to Kaloka beach. Drive via Kit- Mikaye ( This rock is where Mikaye the mother of Luo tribe sheltered herself after along journey down the Nile),have a chat with the local leaders about the history of kit mikaye, drive back to Kisumu for Lunch. Kisumu tour takes you to Impala park, Kisumu Museum,kiboko bay and Dunga beach are optional. Drive to Kakamega arriving late evening, dinner and overnight at Golf hotel- kakmega.
DAY 3 KAKAMEGA FOREST - KISUMU
After breakfast,drive to kakmega forest, full day exploration of Kakamega forest in search of birds, butterflies and animals such as debraza, colobus, blue and red tailed monkeys and olive baboons. Over 30 varieties of snakes including the deadly gaboon viper, Jamesons mamba and black mamba are found here among other animals. Great and very old indigenous trees, some are hundreds of years old. Drive to Kisumu past the weeping stone of kakamega. visit riat hills for panoramic view of lake victoria and kisumu city.Dinner and overnight at kisumu hotel.
DAY 4 KISUMU - HOMA BAY
Leave Kisumu after breakfast, drive southwards through Ahero rice plantations in Kano plains to Odino falls,view the developments around the power generating complex. Continue to Kendu bay for lunch. Proceed to lake Simbi Nyaima for bird viewing , continue to Kanjira and Kanam hot springs onto Homa bay.Dinner and overnight stay at Homabay tourist hotel..
DAY 5 HOMA BAY -RUSINGA - MBITA
After breakfast, drive to Rusinga island, do a tour of the Island to the historical places including the museum (where the remains of the first man were found) by Doctor Louise Leakey, Tom Mboya Mauseleum where this accomplished nationalist cum- politician was burried after his assassination on a Nairobi street in 1969. Return to Mbita for dinner and overnight stay at Lake Victoria Safari Village.
DAY 6 MBITA- RUMA NATIONAL PARK - AWENDO
Depart after breakfast drive through hills and meandering road to Ruma national park with a picnic lunch, do game drive then drive out to Thim Lich Ohinga onto Gogo falls then to Awendo for dinner and overnight stay at Sony Sugar company guest house.
DAY 7 AWENDO - MAASAI MARA
Depart Awendo, drive through sugar plantations via Lolgorien to Maasai Mara national reserve, dinner and overnight at the lodge / campsite on the northern part of Maasai Mara.
DAY 8 MAASAI MARA
Early pre-breakfast game drive, after breakfast with packed lunch whole day game drive to the other side of Mara to Mara Sopa lodge for dinner and overnight at lodge / campsite.
DAY 9 MAASAI MARA - NAIROBI
After breakfast, depart for Nairobi, enjoy your lunch enroute, arrive in Nairobi in the evening.
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
- Full board accommodation on safari/including homestays
- Service 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
- Government taxes
- Free farewell dinner at the famous Carnivore Restaurant
- 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