Heroes and Heroines of Kenya 3 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.

    • 3 Days
    • Magical Kenya Signature Experience Collection
    • Kenya

    Women and Warriors 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)

    This unique 3-day community and cultural safari will take you on insightful visits to two of the sustainable projects that One Horizon supports in Nairobi, and then into the traditional Maasai heartland to meet members of this fascinating tribe. You will team up with the various local leaders and social workers who are dedicated to improving the life of Kenyan people at both a women’s vocational and lifestyle training centre and a farm project to help grandmother-headed households. Then immerse yourself in the midst of the daily hustle and bustle of Maasai village life as you take part in the rituals of the Maasai warriors, sit with the women as they perform their daily tasks, and listen to stories and folklore told by village elders. These wonderful interactions show you day-to-day Kenyan culture and connect with people on a personal level.

    Price Includes

    • 2 nights 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 – $1,590pp 
    • 7-16 years – $795pp 
    • Free 6 years and under
    Itinerary

    Day 1The Inspirations of One Woman

    Today we drive to a developing area in the west of Nairobi and visit the Women’s Empowerment Centre, which is one of the worthwhile projects One Horizon supports. It was started by Mary a social worker, who developed a program to help struggling mothers undertake vocational and lifestyle trainingand get access to microfinance to open small businesses. The results have been phenomenal as the mothers are able to lift themselves out of poverty andtransform into independent business owners and community leaders, and crucially support and keep their families together. Spend time with Mary to learn about her vision for the centre while you get the opportunity to meet some of the proud and self-sufficient women involved in the inspirational program.

    Day 2New Beginnings for Grandmas

    There are many grandmother-headed households in Kenyawho care for their grandchildren among other generations of their family in difficult economic circumstances. You will visit a pig farm owned by one grandmother where she proudly explains pig-husbandry and how her bio-gas system powers her home. This is anotherproject that One Horizon supports, and the initiative aims at improving the livelihoods of the grandmothers by economically empowering them through small-scale farming. Then sit down with the grandmothers while they cook traditional meals for their families and narrate their wonderful stories of life, change and progress.

    Day 3The Maasai Rites of Passage

    Spend an amazing day with the warriors and women of a traditional Maasai village. It starts with a song and dance welcome where the wife of a village elder will offer to dress you in traditional Maasai shuka cloth or ‘African blanket’. Venture into the bush with her son, who will explain what it’s like being a young warrior in Maasai society, and join other men who are training for their rite of passage as they explain how they will go into the hills to complete qualifying tasks before they reach the circumcision ceremony. Take part in the challenge as they show you how to throw a spear and climb an acacia tree in lightning speed. Sit with the villagers as they share their stories of their fascinating culture with you while the women teach you how to make some traditional decorative beaded jewellery.

    One Horizon Team Dinners

    On the evening of Day2, 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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