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Celebrating Obama's Victory : Join Obama Kenya Safari 2016!
Barack Obama & Michelle Obama
Barack Obama's election as US president has made him an idol in his father's homeland Kenya, with his pictures gracing calendars, vehicles and the walls of many homes. The country is even holding a five-day cultural extravaganza to celebrate the inauguration of America's first black head of state. Barack Obama II is
now the 44th President of the United States of America, with a term starting on January 20, 2016. He is the first African American to be elected President of the U.S.A. To cerebrate his victory, we have designd a special African Safari that will take you to the very place in Kenya, where Obama's family originates. Barack Obama was born to Barack Obama, Sr., a Luo from Nyang’oma Kogelo, Nyanza Province, Kenya, and Ann Dunham, a white American from Wichita, Kansas. Nyang’oma Kogelo is a village in Siaya District, Nyanza Province, Kenya. Nyang’oma Kogelo is part of South East Alego electoral ward of Siaya County Council and Alego Constituency. The village has a primary school, a high school (Senator Obama Secondary School) and a health centre. Learn More >
The Trip: Featuring a Visit To Nyang’oma - Kogelo Village!
On this historic safari, you will experience Kenya with the same style and flair as it was first enjoyed by those lucky few - Karen Blixen, Theodore Roosevelt, Ernest Hemingway and Beryl Markham etc... the way it was meant to be... Edwardian elegance and modern comfort at your beck and call. Accommodation is of the highest standard and provides luxurious surroundings and a real taste of the African bush. With all the facilities of top class hotel, the featured hotels & game lodges will exceed your expectations in every way.

In addition to visiting the small village of Kogelo in Western Kenya, the Obama fans and supporters will also have an excellent opportunity to visit the world's best wildlife and safari parks that Kenya is known for. These includes the Amboseli on the foothills of Africa's tallest mountain, Kilimanjaro as well as the Masai Mara Game Reserve whose annual wildlife migrations is now a listed wonder of the world. Each Departure limited to 18 Participants.
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Itinerary: Obama Kenya Safari 2016 (11 Days / 10 Nights)

Day 1 - Nairobi City - The Fairmont Norfolk Hotel
Land-only tour starts in Nairobi this morning. Upon arrival in Nairobi you will be met and greeted with our "traditional welcome" and escorted to The Fairmont Norfolk Hotel in the heart of the city by AfriChoice! Tours & Travel representatives. You will be assisted with check-in procedures. Rest of the afternoon is spent on a Nairobi orientation sightseeing featuring visits to Nairobi's principal land-marks and places of interest. Situated in the Central Highlands at an altitude of 6,130 feet (1,870 metres), Nairobi enjoys a mild climate. On our driving tour of the city and its surroundings we will see Uhuru Park, Kenya's Parliament House, the Kenyatta Conference Centre, City Square and some of Nairobi's popular suburbs. We also visit the Kenya National Museum with our guide to learn about Kenya's wildlife, geology and human history. This evening after dinner, we assemble for a safari briefing by your local tour leader. Retire at the hotel for overnight. Buffet dinner is included. The Fairmont Norfolk [B,L,D].

Days 2 & 3 - Amboseli National Park [Mount Kilimanjaro]
After an early breakfast, you will be transferred to Wilson Airport for a short flight to Amboseli National Park. Begin your exciting journey with an aerial view of the legendary "snows of Kilimanjaro." At 19,340 feet, the snow-capped peak of Africa's highest mountain, Mt. Kilimanjaro, will welcome you as you fly to Amboseli National Park located at its foot. Home to over 1,000 elephants, herds of wildebeest, lion and over 300 species of birds, it is here that Ernest Hemingway spun his stories of big-game hunting in the wilds of Africa. Part of Maasailand, it's not unusual to see the proud Maasai warrior or small children tending their cattle. This is also the park where Cynthia Moss, the noted American naturalist and author, has conducted the longest-running study on elephants. Visit the Amboseli Elephant Research Project where Cynthia, or a member of her professional staff, will discuss their work. Your lodge has unbeatable views of the Amboseli plains across to Kilimanjaro and Mount Meru in Tanzania. All meals overnights at Amboseli - Ol Tukai Lodge [B,L,D]

Days 4 & 5 - Samburu Game Reserve
After breakfast, depart on the scheduled flight from Amboseli airstrip to Nairobi Wilson Airport to connect on a scheduled flight to Samburu Game Reserve. Wing your way past the equator and onto Samburu Game Reserve in the ruggedly beautiful, semi-arid desert of northern Kenya. Met on arrival and continue on morning game viewing in the game reserve. Nestled amidst the acacia groves that border the crocodile-filled reaches of the Uaso Nyiro River, the lodge stands centre-stage to miles of lion-stalked grasslands, elephant-studded plains and wildlife-teeming bush. It is also ideally placed for visits to the neighbouring parks of Buffalo Springs and Shaba National Reserve. The Reserve is within the lands of the colorful Samburu people, close relatives of the Maasai, and home to a number of wildlife species rarely found elsewhere in Kenya: Grevy's zebra, reticulated giraffe, and Beisa oryx. Experience the serenity and tranquillity of Samburu at Samburu Serena Safari Lodge [B,L,D]

Days 6, 7 & 8 - Maasai Mara Game Reserve
Feel like Karen Blixen as you wing your way to the Maasai Mara, Kenya's most famous game reserve. Breakfast at the Samburu Serena Safari Lodge. 09h15 depart from the Samburu Airstrip on the scheduled flight for Mara Serena to arrive at 10h45. Met on arrival and continue on morning game viewing drives in the Masai Mara game reserve. Lunch at the Mara Serena Safari Lodge. After lunch, afternoon game viewing drives in the Masai Mara game reserve. Much the setting for the film Out of Africa, its seemingly endless savannah inhabited by exotic animals including lion, cheetah, elephant, leopard, rhino and hippo. There are also over 500 resident species of birds in the park. The reserve covers an area of 700 square miles and hosts the annual migration of up to two million wildebeest, thousands of zebra and an escort of carnivores from the Serengeti plains, following the rains and succulent new grass. Exciting optional activities (at additional cost) are available such as witnessing dawn over the Serengeti from a hot air balloon or visiting a Maasai Village to experience this nomadic tribe’s way of life. All meals overnights at Mara Serena Safari Lodge [B,L,D]

Day 9 & 10 - Kisumu and Nyang’oma Kogelo, Nyanza Province, Kenya
After a final game drive in Masai Mara and a hearty breakfast, we leave by road to Kisumu City to prepare for the much-awaited visit to Kogelo Village. This vibrant city is situated in Western Kenya on the shores of Lake Victoria, Africa's largest inland sea. Among the attractions include the nearby Impala Park, fishing trips in the lake and visiting the Museum with its wealth in archeological findings. The Lake side city of Kisumu is home to a number of tourist attractions. These include interesting cultural centers such as the Museum and the Kit Mikaye, The popular Boat trips from the local yacht club to Ndere Island or just around the Gulf. Other areas of interest include the Kisumu Municipal Market, the Bus Park, Bicycle, Scooter and Motorcycle rides around Kisumu city, not to mention the day Visits to Impala Park and the Hippo point. Dinner and overnight at Imperail Hotel, Kisumu [B,L,D]

Day 10 - The Trip's Main Highlight Day - Visit To Kogelo Village, Nyang'oma
NB: During our second day in Kisumu, we visit the now-famed village of Kogelo located about 30 miles from Kisumu City where the family of Barack Obama originates. Lately, Kogelo Village received international attention, since it is the hometown of Barack Obama, Sr., the father of current United States President-elect Barack Obama. Barack Obama, Sr. is buried in the village. Some of their family members, including his paternal grandmother Sarah Obama, still live in the village and we have good chances of meeting and talking to her. On the trip, we visit a primary school, a high school (Senator Obama Secondary School), and a health centre as well as donate gift items to the community's children and enjoy a photo session with the Kogelo People. This afternoon we return to Kisumu City for dinner and overnight at Imperail Hotel, Kisumu [B,L,D]

Day 11 - Back to Nairobi + Departure
After breakfast fly back to Nairobi, Kenya's colourful capital city. Lunch at the famous Carnivore Restaurant. Carnivore Barbecue Experience is also described as 'Meat Eaters Paradise' and is the Africa's Greatest Eating Experence! If your flight departs this evening, you may opt to take a day room to rest at The Norfolk Hotel. Optionally, the afternoon can be spent doing last-minute shopping at Nairobi's popular souvenirs and artifact shops located in or outside the city centre. Your tour leader will advise you on the many options available. Later, we transfer you to the Airport for your onward arrangements. AfriChoice! airport representative will re-confirm your onward flight, and assist you at check-in.
NB: Each Departure is limited to 18 Participants ONLY

PRICE GUIDE: 2016-2017 Kenya Travel Planner
HIGH SEASON PRICES: 21 Jan - 31Mar & 01 Jul - 31 oct 2016
NO. OF
PAX
PER PERSON
SHARING TWIN
SINGLE ROOM
SUPPLEMENT
EXTRA
SAF. NIGHT
2-4
USD 4950
USD 1181
USD 275
5-8
USD 4885
USD 1181
USD 275
8-12
USD 4775
USD 1181
USD 275
13+
USD 4695
USD 1181
USD 275
LOW SEASON PRICES: 01 Apr - 30 Jun & 01 Nov - 15 Dec 2016
NO. OF
PAX
PER PERSON
SHARING TWIN
SINGLE ROOM
SUPPLEMENT
EXTRA
SAF. NIGHT
2-4
USD 3850
USD 921
USD 195
5-8
USD 3685
USD 921
USD 195
8-12
USD 3475
USD 921
USD 195
13+
USD 3295
USD 921
USD 195
ABBREVIATION KEY: NO. Of Pax = NO. Of Participants, USD = U.S. Dollar
CHILDREN POLICY : Between 2-12 Yrs= 50% of Adult, Under 2 Yrs= FREE
SET TRIP DEPARTURE DATES: 2016 Travel Calendar
HIGH SEASON 1: DEPARTS 27Jan, 17 Feb & 10 Mar 2016 - Sold Out!!!
HIGH SEASON 2: DEPARTS 07 Jul, 11 Aug & 08 Sept 2016 - Ltd Spaces
LOW SEASON DATES: DEPARTS 14 April & 12 May 2016 - Available
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Michelle Obama On a Visit To Kenya In 2006
INCLUDED In the Kenya Trip
Meet and Greet Services with airport assistance
Arrival, departure and ground private transfers with assistance
Complimentary Gateway City Orientation Tour of Nairobi & Kisumu
Complimentary baggage handling of two pieces per person
Free excess baggage storage in the Gateway City
Express check-in with assistance in your city hotels and safari lodges
Bed and breakfast accommodation in your City Hotels in Nairobi & Kisumu
Full board Superior accommodations throughout as indicated or similar
Scheduled domestic flights within Kenya as indicated
Game drives in a custom-built safari vehicle with window seat guarantee
At least a pair of standard Binoculars in each safari vehicle
All parks and game reserve entry gate fees including vehicle & driver fees
Complimentary bottled mineral water on safari and game drives
A day visit to the Village of Kogelo with lunch from Imperial Hotel, Kisumu
Services of an English - speaking and professional safari driver/guide
Guided Pre-Departure Shopping Tour at an African Market or Arts Store
NB: Government taxes and levies are EXCLUDED
EXCLUDED In The Kenya Trip
International Airfares
Tourist entry Visa to Kenya or any other country
Travel Insurance Cover, Personal or Baggage (Recommended)
International airport(s) departures taxes (if not included in your ticket)
Optional excursions not mentioned in the inclusions and/or quoted separately
Expenses of personal nature such as phone calls, internet, laundry etc.
(Optional) Day rooms, if required, on the last day at Norfolk Hotel
All alcoholic drinks, wines and spirits.
Tips and gratuities to driver guides/lodge/hotel staff
All other extras not mentioned in the 'included'
VALUE ADDED FEATURES: The AfriChoice! Difference
Membership to AMREF's Flying Doctors Emergency Evacuation Programme*
Illustrated Spectrum Guide® to Africa Wildlife Safaris and Animal Spotter®
Assorted and Pre-Stamped 'AfriChoice!® African Safari Post Cards
Complimentary 'AfriChoice!® Authentic African Safari Hat

NB: The AMREF's Flying Doctors Emergency Evacuation Programme ONLY covers the cost of evacuating the casualties from emergency site to the nearest hospital by air or ground ambulance but does not cover hospitalization bills.

It is important that you check your visa requirements, as AfriChoice Tours & Travel Ltd cannot be held responsible should necessary visa requirements not be fulfilled. Please be advised to take precautions against malaria prior to the commencement of your trip as the areas you visit especially Kisumu and Nyanza are malaria zones. We recommend you contact your pharmacist for advice as to which prophylactic is recommended for you. You MUST hold your own medical insurance to cover all expenses if required.

NB: Each Departure is limited to 18 Participants ONLY
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