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VSW 201 - Lake Victoria Wildlife, Boating, Cultural and Kogelo Community Village Tour - 3 Days / 2 Nights
(Ndere Island National Park inside lake Victoria, Kit Mikaye, Dominion Farm, Lake Victoria Beaches, Kogelo Village and lastly Mbita point and Ruma National Park)

Highlights

MonkeysThis is a three days trip that takes you to the community of Nyang’oma Kogelo village where the father of the USA President Barack Obama was born and bred. You will be able to visit the Kisumu Municipal market, pass through the equator line at Maseno and visit the local Kogelo dispensary, Kogelo market where President Barack used to help Grand mother Sarah sell vegetables and Senator Barack Obama Secondary School just behind the homestead. You will also visit the local villages in the surrounding time allowing, Ndere Island National Park inside Lake Victoria, Kit Mikaye, Dominion Farm, Lake Victoria Beaches, Kogelo Village and lastly Mbita Point and Ruma National Park. This tour will start from Kisumu’s International Airport. You will travel in three tour mini vans with a capacity of 6 persons each with guaranteed window seats.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival – Kisumu City – Kogelo Village
On arrival at Kisumu International Airport, you will be met by our tour manager who will brief you on your memorable safari and community visit to Ndere Island inside Lake Victoria, Kit Mikaye, Dominion Farm, Lake Victoria Beaches, Kogelo Village and lastly Mbita Point and Ruma National Park before you are transferred to your hotel for check in.

Kit MikayiAfter check in and refreshments you will depart to visit the Kit Mikaye, where you will be told of the Luo folklore then drive to Kaloka Beach where you will chat with the local fishermen before boarding a boat to Ndere Island National Park for game viewing on this island inside Lake Victoria. After the island visit we will disembark to Kisumu City for lunch at your hotel. After Lunch we will depart for Kogelo Community village; this is the Africa home of USA President – Barack Obama.

You will depart Kisumu after lunch and head through Kisumu-Busia road. You will then reach Maseno University gates and proceed just 150 meters from the Maseno University gates to the Equator Line Point. After a photographic session on the Equator line, you will proceed to Luanda town, a bustling town in Western Kenya then you will divert to the left heading straight to Ngiya Market. You then proceed and divert onto the left just before you reach Mbeji Academy onto the Murram road.

Visit to Obama HomeYou will then take about 15 minutes before you arrive at the Kogelo Dispensary on your right. After a visit of the dispensary proceed to the Kogelo Market, Kogelo Primary School and Senator Barack Obama Secondary School. You will then enter Granny Sarah Obama’s home behind the secondary school. Kogelo is the ancestral home of Barack Obama Snr., the father of current United States President Barack Obama. Barack Obama Snr. was buried in the home. Some of their family members, including his paternal grandmother of USA president; Sarah Anyango Obama, still live in the home. In the home (Sarah Obama’s home) you will find both the grave sites for Barack Obama Sr. and his father. You will also find in the homestead, Sarah’s house, the security tents, visit the vegetable garden, the cattle Boma and sit under the big mango trees where Sarah usually has interviews with visitors.

At Obama HomeAfter the visit, you will proceed to Siaya town through Ulafu Village, which is my home village and onto Yala Swamp – Dominion Farm before you cross the River Yala and onto Bondo district and then back to Kisumu City via Kit Mikaye for dinner and overnight at your Kisumu hotel.

( You will be entertained by Luo traditional dancers at various stages, Luo cultural music and boat rides on the Lake Victoria).

Kogelo Village , also known as Nyang’oma Kogelo, is USA President Barack Obama's Africa home, a rural village in Alego - Siaya District, Nyanza Province, Kenya. It is located near the equator, 40 kilometers west-northwest of Kisumu City, the provincial capital. Dinner and overnight at your Kisumu city hotel.

Monkeys at RumaDay 2: Kisumu City - Mbita Point – Ruma National Park – Mbita Point
After an early breakfast, depart for the Lwanda Kotieno through Ndori and Aram markets and then onto the Ferry to Mbita point. You will check in at the Lake Victoria Safari Village and then drive to Ruma National Park. Packed Lunch will be served inside the Park. In the afternoon, return to Mbita Point back to Lake Victoria Safari Village arriving in time for dinner and overnight. Time allowing, you will have a boat ride to Mfangano and Takawiri Islands in the vicinity. Dinner and overnight at Lake Victoria Safari Village on the shores of Lake Victoria.

Day 3:Mbita Point – Nakuru - Nairobi city - Departure
After breakfast, depart for Nairobi. Lunch will be served at Merica Hotel in Nakuru. After lunch, proceed to Nairobi arriving in the late afternoon by 5.00pm and being dropped at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in time for your departure flight.

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Cost

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.

Cost includes-

  • Road transport using 3 mini tour vans with pop-up roof for viewing and photography
  • All airport transfers
  • All meals while on this trip – 3 meal plan
  • Accommodation in Kisumu city and at Mbita point – Lake Victoria Safari Village
  • Park entry fees where applicable – Ndere Island and Ruma National parks
  • Driver and vehicle allowances
  • All Government taxes
  • Service of an English speaking driver guide
  • Game viewing drives as per the itinerary

Cost excludes:-

  • Local and international airfares.
  • Tips to driver guides and potters
  • Extras at the Hotels and Villages -tips, drinks, telephone, laundry etc
  • Items of personal nature

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