Ecotourism in Western Kenya
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What are Eco Tours?
We consider an Eco Tour to be a trip that causes minimal impact to the environment and local people. The site is usually culturally and biologically diverse and attracts tourists who have a common interest in nature, wildlife and culture.
A fundamental element of an Eco Tour is the education of environmental issues such as, the protection of natural resources or endangered species, usually relevant to the destination. This may be conducted through lectures, involvement in conservation projects or simply by learning from a knowledgeable tour guide with a special commitment to consider environmental and socio-cultural issues in all aspects of your trips.
These considerations may include working with the local community, the restriction of visitor numbers or funding conservation projects in the area.
By choosing to go on an Eco Tour you will be given a unique opportunity to learn and experience nature, to interact with the local communities in their day to day lives, and to have some impact on the lives of the locals even as they earn directly from your visit. In addition a greater awareness of environmental issues will be developed as well as learning practices that can be incorporated in to your everyday routine on your return home.
NAS 117S - 6 Day Western Kenya Circuit
Day 1 - Nairobi
Arrive in Nairobi and be met by our tour manager who will accompany you to your city hotel. You will rest briefly and then be taken on a leisurely tour including a visit to Karen Blixens home, the giraffe park and crafts market. Overnight at Nairobi Hotel.
Day 2 - Kisumu
After breakfast you proceed to the Great Rift Valley on your way to Lake Nakuru. This is one of Kenya's most famous soda lakes and is surrounded by a large game park. The lake is tinged with pink as it provides the home for thousands of flamingos and numerous other birds. The park has a breeding program for the greatly endangered black and white rhinos of which they are many. After lunch at the lake, proceed to Kisumu. Overnight at Kisumu Hotel
Day 3 -Western Province
After a hearty breakfast you depart for the Western Province, the land of escarpments and rocky hills on your way to Kakamega via Kisumu or Nandi Hills. The Kakamega rain forest is one of the best parks in Kenya with unique species of primates, birds and snakes. Enjoy your nature walk in the forest, abundant with butterflies and listen to the amazing chorus of insects. Enjoy a picnic lunch during your stay in the forest.
Overnight at Kisumu Hotel
Day 4 - Masai Mara
After breakfast proceed to the Masai Mara. The Mara is famous for its vast amount of wild animals, which you will see at close range during your game drives across the vast grasslands of the park. Arrive in time for lunch and spend the whole afternoon game viewing. Lion, leopard, cheetah, elephant, wildebeest and much more! Hippos are abundant in the Mara river and the Mara is a birdwatcher's paradise. Overnight at Masai Mara Lodge
Day 5 Masai Mara - Nairobi
Take an early morning game drive and experience the magnificent golden colors of sunrise over the gentle undulating savannah. An optional dawn hot air balloon ride with champagne breakfast can be arranged. After breakfast you depart for Nairobi, arriving mid for leisurely last day shopping and sightseeing. This evening you will enjoy a farewell dinner at the Carnivore Restaurant, famous for its huge open pit cooking fire and specializing in game meats. Overnight at Nairobi Hotel
Day 6: Nairobi - Departure
After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport. Once in the air you will reflect over the previous five days of adventure, great hospitality and a desire to revisit this wonderful country of Kenya.
|Package Cost Shall Be Provided According To Group Numbers
and Period of Travel
- Free airport pickup by our Courtesy Team
- All park entrance fees
- Full board accommodation on safari
- 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
- Game drives as per the Itinerary
- Government taxes
- Free farewell dinner at the famous Carnivore Restaurant
- Extras at the lodges i.e. drinks, telephone, laundry etc.
- International flight
- Departure tax
- Tips to porters and drivers
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