Its Happening Now

Its Happening Now

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Its Happening Now

5 Days Starting and ending in Nairobi, Kenya

Visiting: Kikuyu, Ngong, Lake Naivasha, Gikambura, Kiserian

Tour operator:

One Horizon Africa

Tour code:

IHN

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

1 - 9

Physical rating:

Low

Age range:

1-99

Special diets catered:

Jain, Kosher, Meat, Vegetarians, Vegans, Halal

Tour operated in:

English

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Tour Overview

It’s Happening Now is a tour in the Magical Kenya Signature Experience Collection, curated, unique, authentic and exceptional once-in-a-lifetime Kenyan travel experiences by the Kenya Tourist Board On this 5-day tour we invite you to become involved in the sustainability programs that One Horizon supports, which are helping Kenya’s most vulnerable people step away from poverty and towards brighter futures. You visit a children’s feeding centre, an innovative city farm, and a women’s empowerment project, where you’ll have the opportunity to meet and engage with project leaders and various members of the communities who are making wonderful progress in creating a better life for all. This will give you fascinating insights into Kenyan culture that few tourists ever experience and connect with people on a personal level. Also, on this tour, visits a traditional Maasai village to learn about Kenyan tribal life, and enjoy a spot of wildlife-watching on a relaxing day trip to beautiful Lake Naivasha.

Highlights

  • Visiting different tribes gives great insight into the varous cultures of Kenya

  • Meeting the members of Maasai families and seeing their traditional way of life

  • Helping at a soup kitchen

Places You'll See

You Will Visit A Traditional Maasai Village

And The Landscapes You Will Visit Will Amaze You

The Women's Center Is A Place Where New Skills Are Learnt And New Opportunities Abound

And Yet Traditional Skills Remain Such As Making The Family Home, A Manyatta

Helping With The Chores Around The Piggery Is Always A Lot Of Fun

The Wildlife Will Amaze You

Itinerary

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Day 1 : Help At A Soup Kitchen.

Location: Kikuyu

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals Included: Lunch

Getting involved in helping disadvantaged communities is both an opportunity to engage with local people and a rewarding way for travellers to contribute to alleviating the problems of poverty in Kenya.

Today you visit a children’s centre on the outskirts of Nairobi supported by One Horizon, which provides the kids with their only regular meal each day.

You lend a hand by helping to prepare and distribute nutritious food, and in return will receive beautiful, happy smiles and witness firsthand how communities work together to help the hungry and most vulnerable.

Day 2 : They Said It Cannot Be Done

Location: Ngong

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

In a developing area to the west of Nairobi, visit the Women's Empowerment Centre, which is another worthwhile project One Horizon supports.

Here, local women in the area undertake an 18-month program that teaches them trade and entrepreneurial skills, so they can set up their own businesses.

The results have been phenomenal as the mothers are able to lift themselves out of poverty, keep their families together and transform into independent business owners and community leaders.

You meet and learn from the proud, self-sufficient women who are involved in this inspirational program.

Day 3 : The Hippos Of Lake Naivasha

Location: Lake Naivasha

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Today we drive west of Nairobi to Lake Naivasha, Kenya's most beautiful freshwater lake surrounded by peaceful grassy banks and fringed by thick papyrus.

Along the way, we stop at a roadside lookout for the stunning views over Kenya’s Great Rift Valley, and arrive at a lovely lakeside lodge in huge grounds studded with acacia trees and perhaps spot the odd antelope or vervet monkey.

And we catch a small boat to view the pods of hippos and abundant birdlife that Naivasha is so famous for, then back at the lodge enjoy a delicious leisurely lunch and relaxing swim in the pool before returning to Nairobi in the late afternoon.

Day 4 : Grandmothers Love Their Pigs

Location: Gikambura

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Kenyan grandmothers play a vital role in keeping families together in difficult economic circumstances.

Visit a local grandmother’s pig farm and discover how pig-husbandry provides food and financial support and the bio-gas system creates energy out of the waste to power a home.

This is another worthwhile project that One Horizon supports, and the initiative aims to empower grandmothers through small-scale farming.

Sit with them over a cup of local tea and enjoy some joyful singing and dancing and listen to their powerful stories about resilience.

Day 5 : Become A Maasai For The Day

Location: Kiserian

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Spend an amazing day as an honorary Maasai by visiting a family in their village who have lived the traditional Maasai way of life for generations.

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’.

Learn about traditional rites of passage from the male children of the family, or young morans, who will teach you how to throw a traditional spear and the techniques needed to survive in the bush, and listen to fascinating folklore stories told by Maasai elders.

What's Included

  • 1 bottle of Mineral Water per person per day

  • Accommodation

    4 Nights at Palacina Hotel (5 stars)

  • Airport Transfers at Destination

    Transportation in air-conditioned vehicles for each activity on your tour

  • All Domestic Transportation (including internal flights)

  • Free Wi-Fi at Accommodation

  • Drinks with Meals

    Non alcoholic drinks provided with meals

  • Fully Guided

    You will have a One Horizon guide with you the entire time

  • Meals – Half Board

    You will enjoy breakfast at your hotel, lunch is provided by One Horizon and two team dinners (days 2 and 4) at Nairobi nightspots

What's Not Included

  • Country Entry Visas

    Please refer to you local travel agent for information regarding visa entry requirements

  • Drinks with Meals

    Alcoholic drinks are not included in the tour cost

Optional Extras

  • Travel Insurance with World Nomads

    Free travel insurance quotes can be obtained off the One Horizon website courtesy of World Nomads Insurance. Purchase of a policy can then be made online

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  • Are airport transfers included in this tour?

    Yes airport transfers are included in this tour for both the pickup and return

  • Are all the relevant entry visa’s included in the price of the tour?

    Entry visas are not included in the tour price, but they can be purchased online

  • Is there a supplement for solo travellers?

    No, there is no suipplemet for solo travellers

  • Can you assist with pre or post tour accommodation?

    We can assist with pre and post tour accommodation. Let us know what you require, and we will get back to you within 24 hours

  • Will the accommodation included meet local health and safety regulations?

    Our preferred hotel (subject to availability) is Palacina which is a 5 star establishment.

  • Am I contributing to any charity by booking the tour?

    One Horizon is a not-for-profit organisation and the funds earned from travellers fees go directly into the sustainable program that our guests see on their holiday with us. This includes the support for our women's Centers - which equips women with vocational and lifestyle skills and we then help them set up a small business to help support their families. I

  • What happens if I need to change my holiday date once I’ve booked?

    Please refer to our Terms & Conditions which indicate how a booking and cancellation is managed. However where possible attempt to accommodate client requests for changes to bookings.

  • Who will be my travelling companions on the tour?

    Apart from your One Horizon guide, One Horizon welcomes guests from all over the world.

  • What policies are in place for Covid-19?

    We are able to provide our documentation for our hygiene and health standards that we manage as a result of COVID which refers to cleanliness and cleaning or our facilities and vehicles and all staff are fully vaccinted.

  • Can I join the tour once it has departed?

    yes As the tours operate weekly, it is possible for our guests to join a tour whilst it is in progress

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    One Horizon has been operating for over 20 years.

  • Do you operate a “single share” option and how does it work?

    Unfortunately at this stage we do not operate this option. We prefer to use hotels that do not operate with a single supplement and endeavour at all times to offer this. At the same time we keep our prices fixed for all year and we do not increase our rates in peak seasons - its the same rate all year round.

  • What documents will I receive before I travel?

    You tour will be confirmed by One Horizon and you will have all our contact details which enable you to talk to us at any time as well as a BOOKING CONFIRMATION form which summarises all the details of trip details.

  • What Ethical Travel credentials does the tour company have?

    We operate under the Sustainable and Responsible Tourism charter of the African Trade and Travel Association. Additionally, we have been accredited by the Kenyan Tourist Board as our tours have been inducted into their Signature Experience Collection. And we have the endorsement of the Nairobi County Government which awarded us certification for our work.

Reviews from travellers on this tour

Maureen (USA)  

Our most memorable tour in Kenya

19-Apr-2021

We were eight travel agents on a Kenyan safari. But the highlight for all of us was the One Horizon excursion We had booked an excursion with One Horizon. We met the ladies, visited their community garden, and went to one of their homes and helped them prepare a traditional feast for us. The food was fabulous, we danced and sang and fell in love with the ladies. One Horizon provided for us with a most memorable day. We have all recommended One Horizon Africa to our clients who visit Nairobi.

James (UK)  

I have never had such a great time

14-Dec-2020

The tour and the company was simply amazing, and I have to say it was probably the best thing I have ever done. One Horizon is such an amazing organization and I felt privileged to be part of them for the week I spent. It is a side of a country and its people that you never see and for that I am indebted to them for making this available

Susan (USA)  

It Wil Be Life Changing

08-Jul-2020

One Horizon Africa provides an incredible opportunity for all who truly want to experience different cultures firsthand. I have led teams of travellers to Kenya several times and always take advantage of these amazing tours! I hope to continue in the future. Just Do It! It will be life changing.

Giovanni  

An amazing experience

12-Feb-2020

The experience in each of the communities of One Horizon was amazing. And after the first day the anticipation of the next days events made my group all look forward to it immensely. And with each passing day it just got better. Would recommend the tour and One Horizon to people who really want to experience the real Kenya

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    Up to 36 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of deposit.

    At 35 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of booking price.

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