With over 40 ethnic groups, Kenya Cultural Safari offers a cultural tapestry like no other. Vibrant, lyrical, and steeped in tradition we pride ourselves on our unique fusion of harmony and our hospitality.
Here you can visit a traditional Maasai village, experience the hauntingly beautiful music of the Swahili people, take tea in Kericho; or take a Tusker lager and some nyama choma (roast meat) in Nairobi.
You can also visit the mysterious stone-age monuments of Western Kenya, the world-famous streets of Lamu’s Old Town, or patrol the forest caves of the Aberdares where once the Mau Mau freedom fighters fought for Kenya’s independence.
The Kenya Culture
Kenya has a culture born of countless sources. This region has been crossed by the paths of a long and complex history. From the prehistoric records of early man to the present day, Kenya has been a land of unending change, contrasts and diversity.
The early tribal states saw cycles of migration and shifting power, with Kenya as a meeting place for peoples from the plainlands of the south, the forests of the West and the deserts of the North.
The sea brought influences from the outside world, and the passage of the spice trade created the unique coastal culture, where lines between Africa and Arabia blurred. The open coast brought European influences into this world of change and began a turbulent struggle for control whose exotic history lingers today.
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The first explorers discovered a land of great peril and greater beauty, and their great adventures created the most unique colony in the British Empire.
This was a meeting place of cultures, where adventurers and soldiers of fortune mingled with a complex tribal society, and the arrival of labourers and merchants from India brought new and pervasive influences.
The colonial legacy lives on in the traditions of the great safari, and the pursuit of adventure and freedom.
Kenya has drawn on all of these influences to develop its own unique culture. This is the nations greatest strength- the ability to blend the best of many worlds into a strong, singular identity.
Today, Kenya welcomes the world to its shores and continues to evolve a modern culture that is born of endless variety, and yet purely, proudly Kenyan.
Take a Kenya Cultural Safari…
DAY 1 : Nairobi -L.Naivasha.
Leave Nairobi in the morning head to Naivasha. Arrival intime for early lunch. In the afternoon visit the Hell’s Gate National Park. This is one of the few parks where you can walk or cycle to see the wild animals. There is a Geothermal power station and very beautiful scenery, dinner and overnight at the lodge/hotel by the lake side.
DAY 2 : Lake Naivasha – Lake Nakuru
After breakfast, drive to Lake Nakuru National park. A world renowned ornithological site. Game viewing and a sight of millions of flamingos among other birds- about 350 species recorded. This is also home to the black and the white rhinoceros. Dinner and night in a lodge.
DAY 3 : L. Nakuru – Cherengani Hill
Leave Lake Nakuru National Park & drive north to Cherengani Hills via Marigat, visit the pre-historic sites in Marigat and then continue to cherangani hill for dinner and overnight Cherengani.
DAY 4 : Cherengani Hill – Saiwa Swamp
Leave Cherangani in the morning after breakfast to Saiwa Swamps via Kitale, overnight Saiwa Swamps campsite or budget hotel with all meals served here. You will have a good chance of seeing the water antelope- Sitatunga.
DAY 5: Saiwa Swamp – Kakamega forest
After breakfast leave Saiwa Swamp to Kakamega forest via Webuye with lunch enroute, overnight in Kakamega town.
DAY 6 :Kakamenga Forest – Kisumu – Kisii.
Leave Kakamega after breakfast via Kit-Mikayi, a legendary stone of the area with historical background, proceed on to Kisii village with lunch enroute (for Soapstones) dinner overnight in Kisii town.
DAY 7: Kisii – Maasai Mara
After breakfast leave Kisii for Maasai Mara via Kilgoris to arrive for lunch at the lodge/camp, Afternoon game drive to see the many animals that inhabit this unique game-park dinner and overnight at the Camp.
DAY 8 : Maasai Mara
After breakfast, spend a full day enjoying the best that nature can provide in this game reserve taking your picnic lunch at the hippo pools. Return to the lodge/camp for dinner and night
DAY 9 : Maasai Mara – Nairobi
An early morning game drive followed by late breakfast and a departure to Nairobi stopping sporadically for the breathtaking panoramic views of the great rift valley and adjacent landforms. The tour ends in Nairobi late in the afternoon.