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4×4 Kenyan Safari & Real Africa Experience 2017
2017

Tsavo, Makueni, Kenya (Cost: £2950)

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4×4 Kenyan Safari & Real Africa Experience 2017
Tsavo, Makueni, Kenya

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4×4 Kenyan Safari & Real Africa Experience 2017
2017

A unique mixture of a holiday with a 4-day safari including the unmissable Masai Mara National Park followed by 6 days visiting the Nasio Trust projects in western Kenya to experience real Africa, well off the usual tourist track.

“Driving through Kenya was definitely a once in a lifetime opportunity”
Nicky (Nurse)

With a chance to see the Great Migration from Masai Mara back to the Serengeti this is an opportunity not to be missed. With the support of our experienced team, drive yourself in one of our vehicles in the Masai Mara National Park on the border with Tanzania to experience one of Africa’s greatest Wildlife Reserves. Masai Mara National Reserve is home to a great concentration of wildlife including lion, leopard, hyena, giraffe, impala, elephant and cheetah not forgetting the hippo and crocodile in the Mara River. In October, 1.5 million wildebeest and 200,000 zebra begin a migration described one of ‘the New Seven Wonders of the World’.

Following the Safari, you will travel further west to spend 6 unforgettable days staying at our guesthouse and visiting the Nasio Trust’s projects in Western Kenya to experience how people live in this rural part of Africa, the food they eat, their culture and try your hand at building a mud house for a family in need.

The combination of experiencing the beauty of an African safari and then giving back – even in a small way was very, very special.
Val

For the full, once in a lifetime, 10-day trip, the cost is £2665, which includes a £1,000 contribution towards supporting the work of the charity. This price includes flights from Heathrow, meals, accommodation, transport and self-drive Safari in the most beautiful scenic national park. To secure your place today or to find out more email info@nullthenasiotrust.org.

All profits from this 4×4 Safari Experience will go towards vital equipment for our Medical Centre and towards supporting over 400 orphans and vulnerable children. For further information about the work of the Nasio Trust click here now.

Your itinerary

  • Day 1
    main1Having flown overnight from London Heathrow we drive from Nairobi to the Masai Mara National Reserve and our safari experience will begin. Arriving at Osero Lodge in time for lunch before we check into our luxury en-suite tented accommodation. With dusk and dawn being the best times to see the wildlife we head off for a late afternoon / early evening game drive before returning for dinner at the lodge.
  • Day 2
    A 7a.m. Breakfast is followed by a game drive, picnic lunch and a cultural visit to a Masai Village arriving back at the Lodge in time to relax by the pool before drinks and dinner. After dinner you will be ready to fall into bed marvelling at all you’ve seen; an early night might be wise as we will be up at dawn for a game drive.
  • Day 3
    A wake-up call with a cup of coffee or tea before heading to the vehicles for a dawn game drive. After breakfast we wave goodbye to Masai Mara and head to the Kakamega Rainforest. A stop at Talapia Beach Restaurant for a drink and a great view of Lake Victoria will break up the journey and allow us to arrive at Rondo Retreat in the Kakamega Rainforest in time for a rest before dinner.
  • Day 4
    Experience the peace and tranquillity of the only tropical rainforest in Kenya as we wake in the heart of the Kakamega Forest Reserve. The morning will be spent stretching our legs in this world famous equatorial rainforest known for its diversity of bird and insect life. For the energetic, a climb up Lirahanda Hill (locally called Smiling Bald Peter) provides a view of the stunning vistas of the forest and surrounding countryside. With 60 species of orchid, 367 recorded species of birdlife, 7 types of monkey along with mongoose and smaller antelope, we will need to keep our eyes peeled. A relaxed lunch before heading off for the final drive to The Nasio Trust Projects.
  • Days 5 – 10
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    Days 5 to 10 you will stay at our secure guesthouse in Musanda, western Kenya and become part of the community learning what life is really like in Africa and the work of the Nasio Trust in Musanda and Mumias. You will see how The Nasio Trust works with children and communities in desperate need in this very rural area. With the opportunity to help with activities such as, building a mud hut with local material, teaching, child health care and farming you are assured of an opportunity for personal discovery and a life changing experience. Where you have specific skills or project preferences (e.g. gardening / teaching) we may be able to create bespoke projects for you.
    On arrival you will be greeted by our dedicated staff and after refreshments and settling into your room, you will receive a full orientation briefing and have the opportunity to ask questions. The detailed itinerary for your stay and the activities that are open to you will be agreed nearer the time, but is likely to involve:- Visiting our two Early Childhood Development Centres  in Musanda and Mumias, 10 miles away
    – Visiting local schools
    – Visiting our newly built medical centre and maybe get involved in one of our jiggers clinics
    – Seeing the work on our farms and fishponds
    – Visiting the home of some of our families – they love to have visitors
    – Seeing our Spirulina production unit and learning more about this superfood
    – Attending the local church which welcomes those of all faiths and none (optional)
    – Getting your hands dirty – such as by helping to build a home made with local materials

    Our friendly and professional local staff will look after all your needs and deal with any questions you may have or prvide any information you may need. You will have three cooked meals a day, clean drinking water, secure accommodation with 24 hour security guards, local transportation, daily briefings and debriefings and visits to local areas of interest, such as Bukaya Hill and local markets.

Did You Know?

Livingstone Amwoma 20th October 2008 • 5th November 2013

Livingstone Amwoma
20th October 2008 • 5th November 2013

The 4×4 challenge started in 2014 when adventurers raised money to transport four 4×4 vehicles to the Nasio Trust projects. There was an urgent need to get emergency vehicles to the children the Nasio Trust support highlighted by the unnecessary death of, Livingstone, a 5-year-old boy who died whilst being carried to hospital having fallen ill in the night.

Within days of the vehicles arriving in western Kenya one was used to take the widow of Ali, of a much loved Nasio worker, to hospital so she could be with him before he died. Ali was a fit, strong young man whose diabetes was undiagnosed due to the lack of local, free medical facilities. The Nasio Trust now has its own medical centre and 4×4 vehicles and lives are being saved as a result.

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