Family Ties 2 Days Tour

Cultural
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    This tour is provided by

    One Horizon

    One Horizon’s aim is to alleviate poverty.  We assist local Kenyan communities by developing and implementing sustainable projects for grandmothers, women and their families. Our tours to our communities fund the programs and they are all about the people.

    • 2 Days
    • Magical Kenya Signature Experience Collection
    • Kenya

    Family Ties is a tour in the Magical Kenya Signature Experience Collection – curated, unique, authentic and exceptional once-in-a-lifetime Kenyan travel experiences accredited by the Kenya Tourist Board (KTB)

    The One Horizon 2-day Family Ties cultural tour is a rare opportunity to visit families in their homes from two different Kenyan ethnic groups – the Maasai and the Kikuyu. You’ll also see how Kenyan families are merging their traditional culture with contemporary ways to build new, bright and sustainable futures.You’ll be warmly welcomed into a Maasai village and your hosts will show their age-old way of life and rites of passage. Then, while visiting a Kikuyu family, you’ll see how a farming enterprise assists grandmother-headed households provide food and financial support for the many generations they care for. This tour will give you deep insight into the customs and structures of rural Kenyan family life and the highlight is the genuine interaction you will experience by sharing stories and laughter.

    Price Includes

    • 1 night accommodation at Palacina – 5 stars
    • Dinner with the One Horizon team at a Nairobi restaurant on Day 1.
    • Light luncheons daily and unlimited fruit, tea, coffee and water.
    • Air conditioned car transfers - each day we'll collect you from your hotel at 9 am and drop you back at about 5 pm. On the days that include team dinners, we'll pick you up at about 7 pm and return you to your hotel after the evening's activities.
    • One Horizon staff with you every step of the way.

    Accommodation

    We are happy to recommend alternative accommodation options that meet your requirements during your time with us in Nairobi. Our preferred hotels are Palacina and Hemingways – If you would like us to explore other options please contact us.

    Prices

    • Adults – $1,060pp 
    • 7-16 years – $530pp 
    • Free 6 years and under
    Itinerary

    Day 1Maasai Family Ties

    Today you drive to an authentic Maasai village on the outskirts of Nairobi where you spend the day with the men, women and children,and one of the elders, Daniel, will take you on a tour to explain how the Maasai have managed these precious lands for centuries. Spend time with Maasai mothersand help them build a new manyatta – a traditional Maasai homestead, while Maasai warriorswill teach ancient skills such as spear-throwing and howto use local plants to make medicinal remedies, and willinvite you to join them as they herd their cattle.In the afternoon the women will share their stories as they help you make your own piece of traditional beautifully-crafted beaded Maasai jewellery. You will discover that they are just as interested in your life as you are in theirs, as you join in the singing and dancing, and share the humour and warm nature of the villagers.

    Day 2Kikuyu Family Ties

    There are many grandmother-headed households in Kenya that care for a number of generations, and today you are hosted by gracious grandmother Helen at her rural home,who willintroduce you to her large Kikuyu family. She will show you around her innovative pig farm, and you can pitch in with the chores if you’d like to. This is a project supported by One Horizon as an initiative to improve the livelihoods of grandmothers by economically empowering them through small-scale farming. Helen earns asustainableincome from the pigs, while the bio-gas system from the waste powers her home. You also help to cook a traditional Kenyan lunch and share it with some of the other grandmothers in the community. Enjoy some joyful singing and dancing, and you will be inspired by listening to their powerful stories oflife, change and progress and how the program has helped keep their families together.

    One Horizon Team Dinner

    On the evening of Day 1, we enjoy dinner at a restaurant the locals love in Nairobi – we always have lots of fun and it’s a great opportunity to discuss and ask us all the questions that come to mind about the various communities and projects we visit.

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