10 Days Best of Kenya Cultural Safari Tour
10 Day best of Kenya cultural Tour/ 10 Days Kenya Safari is the best Kenya safari itinerary to explore the cultures and traditions of the people who know this country as home. It is said that the best way to understand someone is by understanding their traditions because these make them who they are.
The people of Kenya have a rich culture and therefore it’s amazing to explore and connect with them within their homeland as you learn the different ways of living within their societies. In case you are interested in having a cultural experience filled trip in the magical Kenya then this 10 Day Kenya cultural tour is the best itinerary.
What we’ll cover in this 10 Days Kenya Cultural Tour Itinerary
Quick Tour Details
Number of People: Tailored
Number of Days: 10 Days
Availability: All year throughout
Activities: Morning game drive, and evening game drive
Destinations: Nairobi, Lake Nakuru, Kericho, Kisumu, Kendu, Ruma National Park, Mbita, Kisumu
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Safari Highlights: 10 Days Kenya Cultural Safari
- Day #1: Nairobi to Lake Nakuru
- Day 2: Kericho – Kano Plains – Kisumu on your 10 Days Kenya Cultural Safari
- Day #3: Kisumu Full Day on your 10 Days Kenya Cultural Tour
- Day #4: Kisumu – Kendu bay – Homabay. – 10 Days Kenya Cultural Tour
- Day #5: Homabay – Ruma National Park – Mbita Point
- Day #6: Mbita Point Full Day – 10 Days Kenya Cultural Tour
- Day #7: Mbita Point Full Day.
- Day #8: Mbita Point Full Day. – 10 Days Kenya Cultural Tour
- Day #9: Mbita – Kisumu – Nairobi
- Day #10: Departure
10 Days Best of Kenya Cultural Tour Detailed Itinerary
Day 1: Nairobi to Lake Nakuru
Leave Nairobi early in the morning after breakfast and drive through the Great Rift Valley and have a stop-over at the View Point to have a glance at the breathtaking Escarpment. Proceed to Lake Nakuru for a game drive in this home of millions of Flamingos, the Pelican Birds and the White Rhino.
Early lunch in Lake Nakuru Lodge, then proceed to the evergreen Town of Kericho to have the spectacular view of the Tea Plantation. Have some time to interact with tea pickers and learn much more about the laborers. Dinner and overnight at a Kericho Hotel.
Day 2: Kericho – Kano Plains – Kisumu
After breakfast, depart from Kericho to the plains of Kano and visit the grave of the legendary fallen hero of the Luo tribe. You will be briefed on the history of Lwanda Magere whom, according to history, turned into a stone after he was shot by a spear from a member of the Kalenjin tribe whom they were at war with.
You can give your donation to the staff to maintain the grave and there welfare. Proceed further passing through the Rice Plantations arriving in Kisumu City late evening, picnic lunch en route, dinner and overnight at a hotel.
Day 3: Kisumu Full Day
You will spend a full day in Kisumu visiting Dunga Beach which is famous all over Nyanza for the sale of Fish. You will have an opportunity to interact with the local fishermen and get to know the culture around the fishing beaches. Proceed to the Museum where you will get to see different artifacts of the various tribes that occupy Western Kenya especially the Luo.
Lunch in the hotel. After lunch proceed to Kit Mikaye (the stone of the first wife who is believed to be the mother of the Luo who rested here after a very long journey in search of the source of the Nile).
Time allows you can have a hike at Riat Hills to get a glimpse of Greater Kisumu City. Dinner in the hotel, after dinner, optional visit to a Discotheque or visit a live band and have a feel of Kisumu-by-night or retire after dinner to your bed preparing for the next day’s itinerary.
Day 4: Kisumu – Kendu bay – Homabay.
Leave after breakfast departing from Kisumu City and drive to Kendu bay experiencing the typical African rough roads to reach Kendu bay and proceed straight to Simbi Nyaima for a mythological story about this magical Lake followed by a visit to Orian’g market to view the amazing pottery work by the Orian’g Women Group. Have an early lunch in Kendu bay, then drive to Kanjira and Kanam Hot springs.
This will give you an opportunity to interact with groups of men and women whose work is to transport the Soda Ash using Donkeys to the Town of Kisii for sale. This is their source of livelihood. If you have an egg, you can boil it within 5 minutes at the hot springs. Proceed to Homabay for dinner and overnight at a hotel.
Day 5: Homabay – Ruma National Park – Mbita Point
After breakfast, drive through Lambwe Valley reaching this park which hosts the largest number of Roan Antelopes in Africa to enjoy a game drive, picnic lunch, then transfer to Mbita Point for dinner and overnight.
Day 6: Mbita Point Full Day
Have a full day in Mbita visiting the site at Ligongo Hills where Dr. Mary Leakey discovered the skull of an early man – Proconsul Africanus. This archaeological finding is kept in the Kenya National Museum in Nairobi. The hill also acts as the Vantage Point to see on rotation how water has gone round the Island.
Visit the Tom Mboya Mausoleum, built in memory of the vibrant Politician by similar name that was gunned down in 1963 which evoked demonstrations all over the Country. Tom Mboya was interred at his ancestral home in Kamasengere Village in Rusinga Island.
Enjoy the mythological story of Nyama gi Ware the stones which are believed to have been bulls fighting from these different Clans. Get a ride around the Island back to Mbita in the evening, picnic lunch en route, dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 7: Mbita Point Full Day.
We begin this day by visiting a local Catholic Church early in the morning after breakfast the rest of the day is dedicated to less fortunate individuals in the society e.g. Women groups organized by the widows as a result of HIV/ AIDS scourge, Orphaned children whose parents died of AIDS related diseases, Tom Mboya Memorial Hospital and the development projects which are being financed by voluntary groups etc.
Visit one or two local homes and get to know the real picture of how the common rural families are going over there usual choruses economically, socially and politically. Join fishermen pulling fish to the shore in the evening and get to learn how Luos as a tribe depends entirely on Fish as the source of their livelihood. Dinner and overnight stay in Mbita Hotel.
Day 8: Mbita Point Full Day.
After breakfast, visit a local primary school where you will interact with the pupils and learn something about them. Enjoy lunch at the hotel after which proceed for a traditional boat rally competition followed by optional activities e.g. a walk to Gembe Hills which is in the vicinity of your accommodation and has quite a number of Birds with a very tranquil surrounding or just relax around the hotel enjoying the serene view of the facility. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 9: Mbita – Kisumu – Nairobi
Early morning breakfast, then to the ferry to cross over from Mbita to Lwanda for an onward safari to Kisumu for early lunch, then proceed to Nairobi arriving late in the evening with a transfer either to a hotel of your choice or to the airport.