Safari Type: Lodge Safari Duration: 2 nights 3 days
Locations Visited: Kisumu
Safari Description: This is a two nights Visit to US President Barack Obama's Ancestral village Kogelo in Siaya district and see the famous historical Kit Mikaye rocks.
Day 1: Kisumu
Pick up from Kisumu airport and transferred to Sunset Hotel. Afternoon short tour of Kisumu Town followed by dinner and overnight at Hotel.
Day 2: Kisumu-Kogelo
After breakfast you depart in the morning for Kogelo village in Siaya District, the US President Barack Obama's ancestral home. From Kogelo you return in the afternoon to Kisumu, passing by Kit Mikaye, visiting the famous rock on the surrounding village. Kit Mikaye according to the Luo legendary story is the rock where Mikaye the (mother of the Luo tribe) sheltered herself after a long journey. In the evening you will be dropped off back at the Kisumu Sunset Hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 3: Depart
Depending on your flight back to Nairobi, you have breakfast and the morning at leisure then are transferred back to Kisumu Airport for your flight, or you will be transferred directly to the Airport for the flight back. Safari ends.
The Presidents visits.
Barack Obama’s first visit to Kenya was a private affair. He was met at the JKIA airport by his step-sister Auma. He slept on a couch in his sister's house in Nairobi. The journey to Kogelo (Kogelo) was by train to Kisumu and then by Matatu from Kisumu to Kogelo where he shared space with other travelers with lots of luggage including live chickens. Sometimes tired parents on the journey from Kisumu to K’Ogelo would place babies on his lap.
This trip was an eye opener to this son of four continents. (Remember born in USA, early childhood in Asia, an African father and Western Education). He found his late father’s home and experienced the community warmth enjoyed by the people of Kenya. On arrival he was met by his immediate family. This was a complete contrast to his second visit as a senator.
Price: on enquiry
Departure Information: Time: daily
The price includes:
Transfers in Kisumu
Accommodation at Sunset Hotel on full board basis for 2 nights
Safari transport to K'Ogelo village and Kit Mikaye
Tour of Kisumu town
Flight to Kisumu not included.
This trip is based on minimum 4 persons travelling.
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