8 Days Pure Culinary Tour– KCT09
DAY 1: NAIROBI – KISUMU
Leave Nairobi in the morning, have lunch at Kericho. Walk in the tea plantations then drive via Lwanda Magere (the Luo warrior who was killed and turned into a stone) continue to Kisumu for dinner and overnight in Le Sevanna Country Club.
Le Savannah Country Club
DAY 2: NDERE ISLAND NATIONAL PARK & FRESH FISH COOKING!
After breakfast drive to Kaloka beach, take a boat to Ndere Island national park to see some game and bird life. Go on fishing spree to catch some ‘Ngege’(Tilapia) and ‘Mbuta’ ( Nile Perch) which are some of the fish found in this fresh water lake called; Lake Victoria but known as ‘Nam Lolwe’ by Luos who live along the lake basin. Take the caught fish to the home of one of the fishermen where the whole group will be involved in making the fresh fish. As the fish gets ready, you’ll be shown how brown ‘Ugali’(mixture of millet & cassava flour stirred in water) is made. There will also be a choice of white ‘Ugali’ . After such hard work, it is celebration time as you enjoy the lakeside food with the locals. ‘Owalo’ and ‘Ohangla’, the local traditional dancers will also be entertaining you as you enjoy your meal. Overnight stay at Le Savannah County Hotel.
DAY 3: – Culinary Day-Luo Culture
After early breakfast that will be served at 06:30hrs, men get picked by the local fishermen for a half day fishing as ladies leave at 08:00hrs to go to the nearby market to buy ‘Dek’ or ‘Osuga’, the local traditional vegetables and ‘Aliya’(sun dried meat). Have light lunch then get back to real cooking as the local ladies and men help you on cooking these typical traditional luo food. This day, you will be allowed to also make ‘Ugali’ which can never miss in Luo meal. Have your dinner with the locals which range from fish, sun dried meat, traditional vegetables and ‘Ugal’i as you get entertained by the local luo traditional music of ‘Ohangla’ or ‘Nyatiti’ or any other available traditional music. Overnight at Le-Savannah Country Club.
DAY 4: KISUMU – KAKAMEGA FOREST
Leave Kisumu for a full day exploration of Kakamega forest in search of birds, butterflies and animals such as the endangered De braza, colobus, blue and red tailed monkeys, the Potto(the world smallest mammal) and olive baboons. Over 30 varieties of snakes including the deadly gaboon viper, Jameson’s mamba and black mamba are found here among other animals. Great and very old indigenous trees, some are hundreds of years old. Dinner and overnight stay at Magoo Guest House in Kakamega.
The Potto(the world’s smallest mammal)
DAY 5: Culinary Day-Luhyia Culture
After breakfast, you visit one of the local homesteads where you’ll participate in making their local food. Here you’ll learn how to make ‘Matoke’ which is served with groundnut stew. In Luhyia, a meal is not complete without ‘Ingoho’(Chiken) and ‘Obusuma(Ugali)’.Have light lunch as you continue with cooking these typical traditional food. After having fun cooking day, you have dinner as you enjoy ‘Sukuti’ dance which is only found amongst Luhyia community. Overnight at Magoo Guest House.
DAY 6: KAKAMEGA-HOMABAY
Leave Kakamega after breakfast, drive southwards through rice plantations in Kano plains to Odino falls and after a brief stop, continue to Kendu bay for lunch at Big Five. You proceed to ‘Simbi Nyaima’ the mythological site. The folklore about ‘Simbi’ goes like this: One day the chief of the village of ‘Simbi’ in Kakseru Rachuonyo District decided to throw a big party in this tranquil and prosperous village of Simbi as they had just experienced a bountiful harvest. However, after ‘Adikinyi Nyamgondho’ the wife of ‘Julu’ son of ‘Ombare’ had disappeared in the lake in the story of ‘Nyamgondho’ site, she reappeared in Simbi inform of a strange woman who was asking for food and shelter as she was very tired and hungry.
Given the excitement and the merry making, the spirit of the participant i.e. old men and their sons were very high and they choose to chase this old woman away except one woman with a child who welcomed her. The strange woman invited the woman who welcomed her to take her belongings and leave that village with her and do not dare to look behind. As they went a distance, suddenly there was a big rain and thunderstorm only in that specific home, the strange woman asked this lady to look behind and what she could see was a big flood in her former homestead with people on top of roofs of the grass thatched houses which eventually sunk in the flood and everybody perished except the old lady, the woman and the child. After sometime, they appeared in Lwanda K’Otiato in a homestead of one respected old man who fortunately welcomed them. Until today, ‘Simbi Nyaima’ is like a stagnant small lake and because of its water algae and the sacred in it, people with rushes in their bodies use that water to bath and to get healed. This is also a bird watchers paradise. Continue to Kanjira and Kanam hot springs before your transfer to Homa bay for dinner and overnight in Homa Bay Tourist Hotel.
Lake Simbi Nyaima
DAY 7: HOMA BAY – RUMA NATIONAL PARK-KISII
Depart after breakfast, drive through hills and meandering road to Ruma National Park the home of Roan Antelope with picnic lunch boxes for game drive then drive out to Kisii where you have a chance to visit the art work store where they curve soapstone. Dinner and overnight in KisiiUfanisi Hotel.
DAY 8: KISII-NAIROBI
After breakfast, you leave for Nairobi via Narok where you’ll have lunch. After lunch proceed to Nairobi arriving late in the afternoon.
End of your trip!
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The price includes:
Professional English Speaking driver guide
Round trip transport from Nairobi to Nairobi as per the tour dossier above.
Accommodations as per the tour dossier above.
Safari vehicles with photographic hatched roof and HF radio system.
All applicable entrance fees where necessary.
All meals included while on safari
Game drives where applicable.
Excluded Safari Features:
Personal expenses such travelling insurance,
Gratuity for Porter age / waiters at hotels, camps and airports
Gratuity for your professional driver guide
Sun downer bush cocktails and bush dinner
Cost of obtaining passport and visas
Accommodations in Nairobi