IAT 01 - Kenya Cultural Special
Day 1 Bomas of Kenya
Arrive at Jomo Kenyatta Int'l Airport, met by our representative and transfer to a city hotel on bed and breakfast basis (other meals to be paid direct). Depending on arrival time, an optional excursion to Bomas of Kenya is available on request. "BOMA" is a Swahili for homestead, and this is what you will find at this famous venue located a few minutes' drive from the City Centre. The introduces you to Kenya's 16 major tribes and the homesteads reflect the diversity of the country's rich culture. The highlights of the tour is a display of traditional dances and acrobatic shows performed at the ven-ues expansive arena.
Day 2 Nairobi – Mwea
Morning departure for Mwea Tebere rice fields, the traditional rice growing area of Kenya. The people here are extremely hardworking and their indus - trious nature attracted the early slave traders who captured and transported them to the Far East and reunion. Picnic lunch out in the open fields whilst you enjoy the countryside scenery before proceeding to Kerugoya town, which overlooks Africa highest mountain. Dinner and overnight at Roswam Hotel.
Day 3 Mt. Kenya
Depart after breakfast for Mt. Kenya tea growing farms, which are adjacent to the rain forest in this mountain region. You will be taken on a tour of the local tea factory to give you first hand experience on how this world famous beverage is processed. Dinner and overnight at Roswam Hotel.
Day 4 Nyeri
After breakfast drive through Karatina in Nyeri town to the largest open air market in East Africa. Lunch at Thompson's Falls Lodge, which overlooks the mighty falls discovered by Joseph Thompson in 1883. afternoon spent visiting the town market area and the environs. Dinner and overnight at the Thompson's Falls Lodge
Day 5 Nakuru
Drive through Subukia after breakfast to arrive in Nakuru town late morning. Visit the dormant Me- nengai Crater, which bubbles up every so often, causing faults that break up the highway nearby. Thereafter proceed to Hotel Kunste for lunch. Visit the lake Nakuru National Park in the afternoon to view the magnificent Pink Flamingoes and other birds on the lake, which also has a protected sanc - tuary for endangered species. Dinner and over - night at Hotel Kunste.
Day 6 Masai Mara
Depart for the world-famous Masai Game reserve after breakfast. The Masai way of life is deeply rooted in tradition and their age-old pastoral life continues to defy modernization. Their peaceful co-existence with wildlife has contributed im - mensely to conversation efforts. Lunch and an afternoon drive in search of game will add to the adventure of the safari. Dinner and overnight at a lodge or camp.
Day 7 Masai Mara
Full day in the Mara viewing game with a picnic lunch in the open plains. A visit to the Mara Hippo pools where crocodiles and Hippos bask lazily in the sun. the pools also happen to be the natural 'corridor' for the annual migration of the Wilde - beest as they cross from Serengeti in Tanzania to Kenyan Mara reserve. Dinner and overnight at a lodge or camp
Day 8 Nairobi
Early morning game drive and back to the lodge/ camp for breakfast. Thereafter depart for Nairobi with an optional stop at the Masai Village which is conducted at an extra cost. Lunch en-route before you drop off at your hotel or JKI Airport