Welcome to Western Kenya


But there's much more to western Kenya than these plains of herbivores and carnivores. The dense forests of Kakamega are buzzing with weird and wonderful creatures, the rain-soaked hills of Kericho and their verdant tea gardens bring new meaning to the word ‘green’, and amid the boat-speckled waters of Lake Victoria lies a smattering of seldom-visited islands crying out for exploration.


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Western Kenya activities

$100 Day Trips & Excursions

Best Nairobi Day Trip:Nairobi National Park, Elephant Orphanage & Giraffe Center

The day tour starts 6:00AM by picking you from your hotel/residence and a short transfer to Nairobi National Park. From there, take an exciting 4-hour game drive through the park. Stay on the lookout for many species of game animals, including black rhinos, lions, leopards, cheetahs, hyenas, buffalo's, giraffes, zebras, and wildebeest, as well as countless species of wild birds. The park’s open border on its southeast perimeter allows a corridor for the natural migration of game animals during the seasonal rains. Other attractions include the ivory burning site monument, and walking trails at hippo pools.10.30hrs You will exit the Nairobi National Park to be taken to the David  Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage Conservation Center, Once you arrive you will take a walk through the nursery and you will explore the pathe and trails the infants take. See a mud or elephants being fed. Walk around the stables that the elephants sleep in at night accompanied by their elephant keepers. The feeding time is from 11am to 12 pm. There after you will head to the Tamambo Restaurant/Mamba Village  for lunch(Own Expense).After lunch we head to the Giraffe Center the headquarter for the African Fund for Endangered Wildlife made famous by 'Daisy Rothschild', a giraffe calf rescued from Soi, on the Western Kenya border. Daisy and her family form only a small part of a herd of these gentle giants, living in a semi wild state at Giraffe Manor. These animals will come to a protecting wall to be fed. Make most use of your visit when you go to the Giraffe center nature trail up until the Gogo river. This is what most people don't get to see and it's a fascinating place to walk in the nature, with bushes on either side and birds giving the most wondrous songs. Reach down to the river and search for giraffes in the wild. The trail will take about 1 hour going up and down in a relaxing pace.You then drive to Kazuri Beads factory where a team of African women offer paints and necklaces. At around 5pm, you will be brought back to your hotel.NB: Christmas Day 25th December - David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage is closed for Holiday therefore we will offer alternative

$60 Day Trips & Excursions

Giraffe Center Half-Day Trip from Nairobi

The tour start by picking you from your Nairobi Hotel.Proceed to the Giraffe Center, the headquarter for the African Fund for Endangered Wildlife made famous by "Daisy Rothschild", a giraffe calf rescued from Soi, on the Western Kenya border. Daisy and her family form only a small part of a herd of these gentle giants, living in a semi wild state at Giraffe Manor. You will also learn their behaviours, traits and more conservation education.These animals will come to a protecting wall to be fed. Make the most of your visit when you go to the Giraffe Center nature trail up until the Gogo River. This is what most people don't get to see and it's a fascinating place to walk in the nature, with bushes on either side and birds giving the most wondrous songs. The trail will take about 1-hour going up and down in a relaxing pace. Entry fees to the giraffe center are included . After the tour you will be dropped back to your hotel.MORNING OPTION8:00AM: Pick up from location/locations to be advised.9:00AM: Arrive at Giraffe Center. 9:00AM - 11:00AM spend good time at Center  12:00PM: drop you off at a location of your choice within the city  AFTERNOON OPTION2:00PM: Pick up from location/locations to be advised.2:45PM:  Arrive at Giraffe Center. 2:45PM - 5:00PM: spend good time at Center . 6:00PM: drop you off at a location of your choice within the city 

$35 Cultural & Theme Tours

NAIROBI DAY TOUR, Elephant orphanage , giraffe center and Bomas of kenya

A Nairobi excursion where you spend a wonderful half day at baby elephants! Visiting  Daphne Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage-The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust: A Haven for baby Elephants and Rhinos Visiting the Giraffe center and the Bomas of Kenya a cultural center where you get to know Kenyan ethnic cultures and dances   Nairobi 1 Day Sightseeing Trip Go On A half Day Nairobi Road viewing the city. 1. Daphne Sheldrick ( Elephant Orphanage ) 10 am Morning Late morning pick up ( Pick up at hotel within Nairobi or nearest airport ) Observing the orphaned elephant , This is where Daphne Sheldrick has perfected the raising and re-integrating of orphaned elephants into the wild. Open to the public from 11.00am - 12.00pm daily. 2. The Giraffe Center 12.30 pm.The Africa Fund for Endangered Wildlife (A.F.E.W.) Kenya was founded in 1979 by the late Jock Leslie-Melville, a Kenyan citizen of British descent, and his American-born wife, Betty Leslie-Melville. They began the Giraffe Center after discovering the sad plight of the Rothschild Giraffe. A subspecies of the giraffe found only in the grasslands of East Africa.The Giraffe Center has also become world-famous as a Nature Education Center, educating thousands of Kenyan school children every year.At the time, the animals had lost their habitat in Western Kenya, with only 130 of them left on the 18,000-acre Soy Ranch that was being sub-divided to resettle squatters. Their first effort to save the subspecies was to bring two young giraffes, Daisy and Marlon, to their home in the Lang’ata suburb, southwest of Nairobi. Here they raised the calves and started a program of breeding giraffe in captivity. This is where the center remains to date.You may also spot warthogs snuffling about in the mud, and there’s an interesting self-guided forest walk through the adjacent Gogo River Bird Sanctuary.12.30 - 2pm Lunch break at a restaurant of choice within the area. ( guide to advice the best restaurants)3. Bomas of Kenya2.30- 5 pm was started by the Government of Kenya in 1971 as wholly owned subsidiary of the Kenya Tourist Development Cooperation (KTDC) the Company was established to Preserve, Maintain and Promote the Rich Diverse cultural values of various ethnic groups of Kenya and to act as a tourist attraction center thus Bomas of Kenya is expected to preserve the authenticity of the Kenya’s Cultural values and to portray them in the pure form. At the Bomas of Kenya currently we have forty seven (47) different traditional dances collected from different tribes of Kenya. Drop off at the original pick up location.

$40 Sightseeing Tickets & Passes

Day Tour of Nairobi National Park and Area Wildlife Refuges

The day tour starts 6:00AM by picking you from your hotel/residence and a short transfer to Nairobi National Park. From there, take an exciting 4-hour game drive through the park. Stay on the lookout for many species of game animals, including black rhinos, lions, leopards, cheetahs, hyenas, buffalo's, giraffes, zebras, and wildebeest, as well as countless species of wild birds. The park’s open border on its southeast perimeter allows a corridor for the natural migration of game animals during the seasonal rains. Other attractions include the ivory burning site monument, and walking trails at hippo pools. 10.20hrs You will exit the Nairobi National Park to be taken to the David  Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage Conservation Center, Once you arrive you will take a walk through the nursery and you will explore the pathe and trails the infants take. See a mud or elephants being fed. Walk around the stables that the elephants sleep in at night accompanied by their elephant keepers. The feeding time is from 11am to 12 pm. There after you will head to the Utamaduni/Mamba Village  for lunch(Own Expense). After lunch we head to the Giraffe Center the headquarter for the African Fund for Endangered Wildlife made famous by 'Daisy Rothschild', a giraffe calf rescued from Soi, on the Western Kenya border. Daisy and her family form only a small part of a herd of these gentle giants, living in a semi wild state at Giraffe Manor. These animals will come to a protecting wall to be fed. Make most use of your visit when you go to the Giraffe center nature trail up until the Gogo river. This is what most people don't get to see and it's a fascinating place to walk in the nature, with bushes on either side and birds giving the most wondrous songs. Reach down to the river and search for giraffes in the wild. The trail will take about 1 hour going up and down in a relaxing pace. Then Visit the Bomas of Kenya which offers you "Kenya in a miniature". It lets you see the wonderful diversity of cultures that make up Kenya. The term Bomas, meaning "homestead", are displayed on your tour; each represent one of Kenya's major ethnic groups, and is built to the original traditional architecture The Bomas of Kenya put on displays of traditional dancers and spread over many acres, it also has a wonderful display of mud huts and traditional Kenyan homesteads. The Bomas of Kenya is the ideal place to bring energetic children as they can freely run in and out of the traditional houses & mud huts, climb up ladders and generally have a wonderfully active time.Your tour will finish around 16:30 PM with drop off at your hotel rest   Or at the Airport to catch your flight Home

$3999.20 18-to-Thirtysomethings

Ultimate East Africa

Beginning in Nairobi, with its convenient international airport, this 22-day African adventure offers up the prizes of Uganda before heading east towards the beaches of Zanzibar. Enjoy wildlife safari drives across the Serengeti and trek through remote forests for an incredible encounter with mountain gorillas in their own habitat. Travel aboard our overland adventure vehicle (OAV) is well-paced and wilderness camping along the way will bring you closer to the region’s wildlife. Our certified CEO will lead the way and share with you the hidden gems that will have your camera’s shutter working overtime. This trip will truly leave an impression on you for the rest of your life!

$3399 Classic

Masai & Tanzania Camping Safari

Long on yearning for the savannahs of East Africa but short on time? This should do the trick. This adventure spreads the wonders of the Serengeti, the Ngorongoro Crater, magnificent Lake Manyara, and campouts under the broad midnight skies of the Masai Mara over 10 adventure-filled days. Our all-terrain vehicles cut down the travel time, making sure your every minute in Africa is spent interacting with the locals and tracking the "big five." Africa in a flash? It can be done.