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Kenya Cultural Tours

PEOPLE AND CULTURE

Kenya has a colorful mixture of people as well as cocktail of cultures. The current population of about forty million is made up of over forty two ethnic groups. However, the Bantus, Nilotes and Cushites form the bulk of the population. The minority, Asians, Arabs and Europeans live mainly in the urban centres. The ethnic diversity has produced a harmonious mixture of people with rich culture heritage.
The national language, Kiswahili is widely spoken by many Kenyans. English is the official language and as such it is spoken at all levels. Besides English, French, German and Italian are also spoken in the tourist industry. The rich culture heritage and diversity of the people is expressed through song, dance, art and artifact which are truly unique and embodies all the enchantment of exotic Africa. To listen to the music or to watch various festivals and ceremonies of any of the ethnic groups is a thrilling and unforgettable experience. Visitors are able to sample some of these ethnic festivities and ceremonies at the Bomas of Kenya; one of the cultural centres which only eight kilometers from the commercial of Nairobi

Kenya, with such diversity in religion, tribe and nationality, does not have particularly unique culture. Culture of Kenya is an amalgamation of thoughts of various communities, ideas of different nationalities and philosophies of divergent religious and cultural beliefs. But its diversity in cultural behavior, the people of Kenya live in a mutual harmony and friendliness with each other. Take Kenya Cultural Tours to know about the cultural accord and the lifestyle of the Kenyans.

LWANDA MAGERE STONE

Lwanda was a Luo warrior, it is believed that during his time he turned into a stone and that he could fight and nobody could kill him. At one time war broke between Luo and Kipsigis tribes, Lwanda - which means the rock - killed very many people during this war. After peace was negotiated Lwanda was given a woman from the kipsigis tribe whom he married. This woman learned and knew the secret of Lwanda’s life (His shadow was his true self). He turned into a stone which can still be seen today. The people around this place believe that this is a true story.

RAMOGI HILLS

Ramogi (the father of Luo tribe ) settled here after long journey from Uganda with his people. You can visit this home which is now a forest. There is a stone which is believed was previously a bull which turned into a rock.

CRYING ROCKS

This is a place of ceremony. Climb the rocks and get the history of these rocks from local people. Situated on the western part of Kenya in Kakamega district, Khayega.

Culture in Western Kenya - 4 Days

Day 1: Nairobi – Kisumu
Leave Nairobi for Kisumu either by flight or by road. Once you are in Kisumu we will transfer you to your hotel for check in and briefing of the itinerary. We will customize or tailor make your hunting safari which will include a boating excursion on lake Victoria.

Day 2: Kisumu - Ndere Island National Park
After breakfast trek to the lake shore or the yacht club, then take a boat to Ndere Island National park. According to Luo legendary story Ndere (meeting place) is where Mikaye the mother of the Luo rested after along journey down the Nile to the Lake Victoria before reaching her home Kit - Mikaye. The day is spent in search of the lake's largest crocodiles, Hippos, monitor lizards, birds, water antelopes etc. Enjoy fishing and taste your catch for dinner. Lunch in the lake on the boat.Overnight stay in lodge or hotel in the city center of Kisumu.

Day 3: Kisumu - Full Day
After breakfast, drive to yacht club where you will take your boat to the lake for fishing and visiting the Kiboko Bay Beach Resort for seeing the hippos, you will then join the fishermen at Dunga beach for further fishing expeditions till evening.  Dinner and overnight stay in lodge or Hotel in the city of Kisumu

Day 4: Kisumu – Nairobi
In the morning after breakfast explore the Lake shore and then transfer back to Nairobi by flight or by road.

WHAT’S INCLUDED ON THE PRICE OF THE SAFARI.

  1. Transport based on customized seven-sitter safari Van with specially modified suspension.
  2. Seats designed with seat belt and all clients are guaranteed window seats.
  3. All applicable game Park Entrance fees.
  4. All Camping Fees.
  5. Finest accommodation offered in tent.
  6. Three meals a day while on Safari.
  7. Airport picks up on arrival in Nairobi.
  8. Professional Safari Guide/Driver.
  9. Guaranteed departures for two or more passengers booking this safari.
  10. Round trip transport from Nairobi to the designated National Park.
  11. Pre–tour itinerary document.
  12. Free binocular for use during the safari
  13. Drinking water
  14. Extensive Game drives.

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE OF THE SAFARI

  • Personal expense such as communication charges like emails, faxes, and phone calls
  • Drinks like sodas, water, beer and wines
  • Gratuity for the driver guide, waiter
  • Laundry
  • The cost of obtaining visa
  • Visa entry into Tanzania
  • Pre- tour accommodation which can be arranged on request.

Contact Information

AFRICAN GAME TREK
P.O Box 35627 - 00200, Nairobi, Kenya

Telephone: +254 722 467 516
                 +254 752 467 516
Email: info@africangametrek.com
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Website: www.africangametrek.com