Luo Cultural Tours And Fork Lore
Days - Presidential Heritage Tour and Kogelo
DaysKogelo Community Tour
- Full Day - Kogelo Community Excursion
|NAH 216V - 3 Days Presidential Obama Heritage Tour
tour can start from Nairobis Jomo Kenyatta International Airport
or Kisumu's International Airport which is under reconstruction
to allow Air force one landing with Barack next time he visits
Kenya. This is a three day trip which takes you to the community
of Nyangoma Kogelo village where the father of the USA president
Barack Obama's father was born and bread. You will be able
to visit the local Ngiya market, pass through the equator
line at Maseno and visit the local Kogelo dispensary, Kogelo
market and Senator Barack Obama secondary school just behind
the home. In addition to this trip, you will also visit the
Siaya town. You will also visit the local villages in the
1: Arrival - Nairobi / Kisumu
On arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi
or alternatively on arrival at Kisumu International Airport,
you will be met by our tour manager who will brief you on
your community visits to Kogelo before you are transferred
to your hotel for check in. Depending on the time of arrival,
if you arrive in the morning flight, you will be able to visit
the Kogelo Community village during the day. If you arrive
in the evening by evening flights, you will be able to start
your trip the next day. For those who are traveling by road
from Nairobi to Kisumu, you expect to arrive in the afternoon
in Kisumu. You will therefore be able to start your trip the
next morning. You will also be taken for a Kisumu City tour,
time allowing, you may have a boat ride around the Lake.
Kogelo is a typical Kenyan rural village
with most residents living modestly by small-scale farming.
The village has a primary school - Senator Obama Primary School
and a high school -Senator Obama Secondary School. The land
for both schools was donated by Barack Obama, Sr., a native
of the village and they were renamed after his son and then
US senator Barack Obama in 2006. There is also a health centre.
The village has a shopping centre with shops and a bar. Previously
the village had no electricity, but it was connected to the
power network immediately after the 2008 US presidential election.
Dinner and overnights at Imperial hotel, Sunset hotel or Kisumu
You will depart Kisumu in the morning after breakfast at your
residence 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 then, you will divert to the left heading
straight to Ngiya market. If you arrive on a Tuesday, then
you will be lucky to have a glimpse of the market day at Ngiya.
You then proceed and divert onto the left just before you
reach Mbeji Academy onto the Murram road. You 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 Sarah Obama's
home behind the secondary school.
Kogelo is the ancestral home of Barack
Obama, Sr., the father of current United States President-elect
Barack Obama. Barack Obama, Sr. is buried in the village.
Some of their family members, including his paternal grandmother
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's. 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 have interviews with visitors.
After the visit, you will proceed to Siaya town and then back
to Kisumu city for dinner and overnight at your hotel.
(Alternatively, you may decide to spend a night in a rural
homestead or a modern homestead along the Lake Victoria. Lunch
will be served at the homestead, dinner and overnight either
in Kisumu city or a homestead).
Dinner and overnight at Imperial hotel Sunset hotel or Kisumu
Day 3: Kisumu City - Siaya - Kogelo village (Cultural
After morning breakfast, you will depart for Siaya in Alego
where you will be taken to the local homesteads where you
will experience the cultural dances, Nyatiti traditional music,
Ohangla playing and the local community market. You will also
visit the local dispensary and the local market at Kogelo
You will then proceed, time allowing into the local secondary
and primary schools where you may donate you educational books
if any. You will then drive back to Kisumu at the end of the
day and proceed to the Kisumu International Airport for your
End of services.
-Road transport using tour van.
-All airport transfers
-All meals while on this trip
-Accommodation in best homesteads within the vicinity visited
-Driver and vehicle allowances
-All government taxes
-Service of an English speaking driver guide
-Tips to driver guides and potters.
-Local flight fees.
-Items of personal expenses
Kisumu City Excursions