Immersive Travel Experiences in Kenya
Kenya’s many tribes boast their own distinctive cultures. Uncover more about these unique communities while visiting one of Kenya’s lush national parks featuring volcanic crater lakes, savannahs, wetlands, and forests. Get the Best information about Tours of prehistoric sites in Kenya.
Visit Nairobi and tour the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust before adopting an orphaned baby elephant from its Care Program. Afterward, stop by Kazuri Bead Factory, which provides quality employment opportunities to local women.
Maasai Warrior Academy
Maasai tribe members are well-known for their distinctive traditional attire and warrior lifestyle. Yet, many still need to learn about its depths and the challenges facing this community in today’s 21st-century environment.
Seven Worlds One Planet, recently released, follows filmmaker Benjamin Eicher on his quest to become the first white person to live and join with Massai warriors of southern Kenya and northern Tanzania. This ancient tribal culture lives off their land while protecting wildlife without modern conveniences such as indoor plumbing or telephone lines.
Maasai culture emphasizes teaching boys early how to hunt and survive in the bush from an early age. At puberty, they undergo circumcision before living together with an “age set” until adulthood arrives. Their training includes tracking wild animals while hunting with spears, arrows, and clubs on harsh savannah terrains.
At Saruni Samburu and Saruni Mara lodges in Kenya, families can participate in an interactive safari experience known as Warriors Academy – an educational-themed interactive safari facilitated by Maasai or Samburu warriors (known as morans); you will learn beaded artifact-making techniques, archery skills practiced under expert instruction, as well as gain an insight into tribal traditions from this fascinating tribe. We can tailor-make this trip specifically to suit the needs and timetables of any family participating.
Samburu Black Rhino Tracking
Visiting Samburu for safari adventures? Don’t miss this incredible safari experience for an encounter with Africa’s largest land mammal: the black rhinoceros! Track them on foot through this lush wilderness area while at the same time contributing towards their survival and helping protect these vulnerable creatures!
Saruni Rhino Camp in Northern Kenya is the pioneering camp to offer rhino tracking as a safari activity in East Africa. Only eight to ten guests are accommodated here at any one time in luxury stone cottages (‘bandas’) that overlook a dry river bed with doum palms. While you stay there, vehicles will bring guests within tracking range of rhinos before taking them on foot with rangers – reporting any observations back daily to both Northern Rangelands Trust and Kenya Wildlife Service for monitoring purposes.
After your tracking adventure, unwind in your private banda while sipping drinks on your veranda overlooking the waterhole inhabited by elephants and other wildlife. Also, take a refreshing dip in the natural rock infinity pool or book a pampering session at Wellbeing Space – your final day can also feature one last game drive before returning to Nairobi for your departure flight.
Karura Forest lies just north of Nairobi and provides a green sanctuary in the middle of Nairobi. Visitors can take strolls along trails and witness waterfalls and caves while discovering 200 bird species, such as Harvey’s duiker and African wood owls that call this forest home.
Karura Forest’s Sculpture Garden showcases local artists’ sculptures, allowing visitors to appreciate how art and nature intersect. Each piece incorporates various materials and styles that give each sculpture its unique form and meaning, providing visitors with a peaceful retreat from city life.
Karura Forest offers the perfect opportunity to experience Kenya’s natural environment while learning its fascinating history. During Kenya’s struggle for independence, Mau Mau freedom fighters used caves within its confines as hideouts.
This forest provides an ideal space for birdwatching and hiking excursions, relaxing walks, and picnics, as well as home to several rivers and streams, including Karura River and Ruaka River, whose riparian zones serve as important waterbird habitats and provide vital wildlife refuge.
Kenyan culture is rich and dynamic due to the country’s 43 different ethnic tribes. Each has its traditions blending African customs with European, Arabic, and Moorish influences for an abundance of diversity that makes a safari trip through Kenya worthwhile.
As part of our Africa Wildlife Safari experience, our Africa Wildlife Safari includes a visit to the Kazuri Bead Factory in Kenya, which employs marginalized members of society–mainly single mothers–in producing beautiful beads and contributing to fair trade markets. These artisans create sustainable jobs while contributing to fair trade markets, making travel matter experience like this an engaging way of supporting locals while finding unique gifts!
Kenya provides visitors with an invaluable opportunity to discover its villages and their ways of life. For instance, members of the Kalenjin tribe take immense pride in producing music – traditionally fermented milk kept under lock and key and served to celebrate world-beating athletes returning home from around the globe. This unique beverage often marks important welcome home events.
Spending time getting to know those who make Kenya their home makes for truly memorable safari experiences, and family safaris provide the ideal setting to do just that: from seeing Rothschild giraffes near your hotel room to sharing heartwarming tales beneath fiery sunset skies on safari.