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Tours of Kogelo Village in Western Kenya, Trips to President Obama African Roots


NAH 215V - 2 Days Kogelo Community Tour

Highlights

This is a two day trip that takes you to the community of Nyang'oma 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. You will also visit the local villages in the surrounding. This tour can start from Nairobi's 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.

Itinerary:

Day1: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.

Kogelo, also known as Nyang'oma Kogelo, is a rural village in Alego - Siaya District, Nyanza Province, Kenya. It is located near the equator, 40 kilometers west-northwest of Kisumu City, and the provincial capital. Kisumu - Siaya road leads to Kogelo branching from Ng'iya junction.

Dinner and overnights at Imperial hotel, Sunset hotel or Kisumu hotel.

Day2:Kisumu City-Kogelo Village

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 onto Yala Swamp before you cross the River Yala and onto Bondo district and then back to Kisumu city for dinner and overnight at your hotel. Lunch will be served en route.

End of services.

Prices and Costs

Cost includes:-

-Road transport using tour van.
-All airport transfers
-Local airfares-Nairobi-Kisumu-Nairobi
-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

Cost excludes:-
-Tips to driver guides and potters.
-Local flight fees.
-Items of personal expenses