Kenya Safaris: Missionary safaris

MISSIONARY SAFARI

DAY 01: NAIROBI

Upon arrival at Jomo Kenyatta Airport in Nairobi, will be met and transferred to a Nairobi hotel. In the afternoon, visit Shelter childrens Home. Dinner with the children. Overnight in the Nairobi hotel on bed and breakfast basis.

DAY 02: NAIROBI - KAJIADO - MACHAKOS - NAIROBI

Morning breakfast, leave for Kajiado to visit the Africa Inland Church (AIC) station of Kajiado Center for handicapped Maasai children. Proceed to Machakos to visit Scott Theological College and fellowship with students and staff. We return to our hotel in Nairobi for the night.

DAY 03: NAIROBI - SWEETWATERS TENTED CAMP

Early morning worship service in Nairobi, drive north to Sweetwaters Tented Camp, which is situated in the isolated heart of the Pejeta Rhino Reserve. The camp, a shelter for nature lovers, overlooks one of the busiest waterholes in the reserve, which offers us an unforgettable opportunity to watch and photograph elephant, giraffe, buffalo and other plains game. This afternoon we do a game drive in the park and then enjoy dinner and overnight at the luxurious tented camp in Sweetwaters subject to availabilty.

DAY 04: SWEETWATERS

Early morning game drive as well as one in the afternoon. Between the game drive there is time to rest, swim, or just relax, watching the various animals come to the waterhole in front of the tents.

DAY 05: SWEETWATERS - NAKURU

After breakfast at the camp, leave for Nakuru, arriving in time for lunch. After lunch, visit the missionaries involved in pioneer missions, and then mid-afternoon enjoy a game drive of Lake Nakuru National Park, famous for its large concentration of birds, especially flamingos. Dinner and overnight at the the Lodge or campsite.

DAY 06: LAKE NAKURU - KIJABE

Depart for Kijabe, perhaps the world’s largest mission station. This afternoon visit the Rift Valley Academy, a school for over 500 children of missionaries. They represent some 80 different mission organizations in Africa. Night will be spent with missionary hosts for dinner and overnight.

DAY 07: KIJABE

There will be time today to spend with Kijabe missionaries and visit Moffat College of Bible, Kijabe Medical Center and Bethany Crippled Children’s Center. Meals and overnight will again be with missionary hosts.

DAY 08: KIJABE - MASAI MARA

Morning departure for Masai Mara National Reserve, stopping at Siyapei Mission Station en route. The Mara is the last place in Kenya where great concentrations of game that existed in the last century can still be seen. It is a land of breathtaking vistas, a panorama of rolling grassland hills and groves of acacia woodland. Permanent residents of the Mara include black rhino, elephant, buffalo, topi, giraffe, and of course, the big cats: lion, cheetah and leopard. In addition, huge herds of zebra and wildebeest lead an endlessly nomadic life, crisscrossing from the Serengeti Plains of Tanzania to the Masai Mara of Kenya from mid June to late August each year. Dinner and overnight at a lodge/Campsite.

DAY 09: MASAI MARA

Today you relax in the wildlife lodge/Campsite. You may choose to go on both the early morning pre-breakfast wildlife drive and another one later in the day. Meals and accommodations at the lodge subject to availability.

DAY 10: MASAI MARA - KIJABE - NAIROBI

Return to Kijabe in time for morning worship service. After lunch at Rift Valley Academy, return to the hotel in Nairobi for dinner and overnight. (B,L,D)

DAY 11: NAIROBI


Today will be free time for shopping and visiting interesting sites in Nairobi. Dinner at The Carnivore restaurant, a barbecue-style restaurant near Nairobi where commercially grown game meats are barbecued and served directly to the table. Overnight at a hotel in Nairobi.

DAY 12: NAIROBI


After breakfast, visit Nairobi Evangelical Graduate School of Theology in nearby Karen and enjoy chapel with students from English-speaking countries of Africa. Visit the Kizuri Bead Factory and have lunch on your own in Karen. Stop at Giraffe Manor, where orphaned giraffes are cared-for. The remainder of the afternoon is free for final packing and sightseeing. Dinner at Tamarind Resturant for Sea Food then transfer to airport for outbound flight.

 
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