A trip to Kenya, situated on the equator, offers a wealth of opportunities and is a perfect platform for an unforgettable, inspiring adventure.
It’s a combination of a fascinating safari, breathtaking vistas, and encounters with remarkable local people.
Between the East Indian Ocean coast and Lake Victoria in the west, with our professional staff and local guides, you will meet the people and organizations creating local, sustainable solutions to overcome poverty, disease, water pollution, and other existential challenges and experience their initiatives firsthand.
You will discover the indigenous tribes and their fascinating history and culture, and watch wild animals to learn about their lives in their unique ecosystems.
Why is it called TOP eXperience? During this tour, you will:
- Learn about tea and coffee industry from #farm to #cup by meeting involved parties from the old way and the new ecosystem being put in place with TOP support
- Meet with local entrepreneurs and experts in technology, upcycling, permaculture, medicinal herbs and more
- Encounter groups of women who have been empowered and have improved substantially their income
- Visit schools masters and pupils who are reducing running costs, bringing revenues thanks to ESD principles, and creating a good relationships between communities in conflict
- Contribute with your know-how and experience
Be inspired. Be part of the change.
Arrivals at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport Nairobi. Received by TOP Kenya Leader and drive to a hotel near Gatanga for the night.
Visit the Gatanga Church TOP center and presentation of the community around the church and TOP activities.
Visit of Garden of Eden TOP center – with all kinds of plants, etc. are being grown using permaculture principles. Stay in a hotel in Nairobi.
Early morning: visit to TOP Kenya centre in the city: Karura Forest Primary school situation inside the forest in the city where you’ll be received with a warm herbal tear under the “Tree of Wisdom”. You will have the opportunity to sample ” bitter herbs” and appreciate their healing or medicinal values. Admire the upcycling of food by pupils for sustainability as you enjoy the fresh air at the forest in the city centre.
We will then drive to Maruge School, located close to the border between Kajiado and Kiambu Counties. Kajiado County is found in the Great Rift Valley and is largely occupied by the Maasai community. They are pastoralists and largely derive their livelihood from livestock keeping and rearing. On the other hand the neighbors in Kiambu County are largely farmers and derive their livelihood through agriculture. The two communities sometimes find themselves in conflicting situations over the use of the natural resources. As part of the schools wider scope, conflict resolution through education and children is greatly emphasized.
We will go back to Nairobi, where during dinner you’ll meet and interact with some of Kenya’s fine brains on entrepreneurship and providing solutions to daily life challenges as well as creating employment for youth and women. We are talking about entrepreneurs developing made in kenya hi tech for broadcasting, creating local coffee ecosystems and more.
Drive to Masai Mara and arrive early afternoon for Game drive.
In the evening, check in at Macau Mara ready evening game drive and delicious dinner as you retire in a Tented camp for a blissful night.
The great day of Safari as you spend it enjoying the rugged untouched beautiful wilderness of “Masai” Mara Conservancy. The traditional game drives in the morning and evening will give a lifelong experience for posterity. Our well versed tour guides will go out of their way to satisfy your curiosity, as you learn about the diverse catalogue of birds, animals , insects and plants. This will culminate in a visit to a masai market, school or Kenyatta for a breathtaking experience. Retire to your tented camp room for the night.
Check off from the camp for a final game drive in the park. Enjoy parked lunch in the wild !
Drive to Bomet County and enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Great Rift Valley, with its mountains and deep valleys. The human settlements along the valleys is a beauty to behold. In Bomet which is a tea area, you will meet the TOP centers formed by women groups who by “Tapping their Potential, using Technology of Peace to Transform their Problems” Poultry, Pig rearing, art, etc and all forms of creative art are put in place.
For instance, Christine moved from producing 5 litres of milk to 100 litres.
You will experience the art of picking tea with a basket on your back!
We will finally reach Kisumu for the night.
Early drive to TOP centers :
Lwak Girls High School, a TOP Centre, where you’ll be inspired by students innovation and creativity by the girls. You will come face to face how a school can embrace technology to reduce her running costs and the student’s involvement, in bee keeping, Pig rearing, kitchen garden etc. in the morning
Ngiya Girls High School : you’ll will fulfill your curiosity to see unlimited ways of creativity in food production using Locally available materials at “Ngiya Girls High School” . A training for real life experiences leading to food security.
Come back to Kisumu where we will have the opportunity to spend the evening with local entrepreneurs.
Dunga Beach will provide you with a unique Boardwalk created by the youth inside a wetland of papyrus reeds making a green marshland only seen in the movies!
The boat ride and sampling of fresh fish just brought in by the fishermen is a beauty to behold.
The day can’t end without a visit to Joel Omino Secondary School , the Pioneer Education for Sustainable Development in Kenya, just a few minutes drive from the beach. Here you will be welcomed first in “The Hut of Wisdom” and be confronted with ingenuity of the students in creating the world of tomorrow in education and sustainability.
The evening gives a rare opportunity to watch the sun setting over lake Victoria as you sample the market of Kisumu and later enjoy the special dinner of fresh Lake Victoria Tilapia as we hold the final TOP eXperience farewell party!
Check from the beach hotel for 15 minutes drive to Kisumu International Airport.
Bon Voyage !
Fee: $2250 in double room ($2500 in single)
Deposit: 50% upon order, 100% to be paid not later than June 30, through paypal or bank transfer.
WHAT’S INCLUDED IN THE COSTS
- Meet & Assist upon arrival & departure
- Daily touring as per the itinerary
- MEALS: breakfast, lunch and dinner – drinks to be paid direct
- “4” star Hotel or special appartments Accommodation for 8 nights and 9 days
- Professional English speaking safari guide
- James Otieno, TOP Kenya group leader & TOP Global co-founder
- Transportation in a deluxe air conditioned motor-coach & dedicated coach for safaris
- Entrance fees to all sites mentioned in the itinerary
- Departure tax, land taxes and basic tips
- Mineral water per person per day
- TOP eXperience certificate
WHAT’S EXCLUDED IN THE COSTS
- Any item not mentioned above
- Personal expenses.
- Travel Insurance
- Visa ($50 to be paid at the entrance)