Time: March 10, 2013 to March 20, 2013
Location: Kenya, Africa
Website or Map: http://www.rwthomastours.com
Phone: 519 633-2390
Event Type: agricultural, tour
Organized By: Bob Thomas
Latest Activity: Aug 23, 2012
Our first ag-venture into Kenya in 2011 was unlike any other……….you must come in 2013. We’ve extended the stay in Nairobi’s unique Fairview Hotel to 2 nights to enable a tour of this culturally rich city, as well as the Elephant orphanage and rehabilitation centre. Then a trip through the stunning Rift Valley to Deloraine House for 4 nights. This colonial mansion built in 1920 by Lord Francis Scott has hosted many British royalty and is set amid 5000 acres of magnificent gardens, croquet and tennis courts and swimming pool. Hosts Tristan & Cindy Voorspuy are accomplished equestrians with a stable of 80 horses to show to you. You’ll visit cashcrop and dairy farms, a flower seed producer and other Kenyan ag enterprises. But a highlight is the full day of Lake Nakuru National Park famous for flamingos, rhinoceros, buffalo, giraffe, eland, gazels and the elusive leopard. A scenic drive takes us to Offbeat Mara Camp for 2 nights in the amazing Masa Mara Game Reserve. This semi-permanent campsite boasts individual luxury tents complete with private bathroom and hot bucket showers. You’ll doze off to sounds of wildlife grazing outside your tent and awake to sunrises over the plains of wandering wildlife that you will see “up close and personal” from rugged land rovers with your local Massai guides. It defies description. The meals and drinks are elegantly prepared and served by indigenous staff in a central tent. Then, farmstay in private guest cottages on the banks of the river at Olerai farm operated by Tarquin & Lippa Wood, conservationists and large grain and cattle farmers. We’ll spend two nights there as guests of this longtime farming family and learn how Kenyan agriculture in poised for the next era of development in the “dark continent”.
This tour is a unique blend of Agriculture and Safari that is unlike any other…….don’t miss it. Tour size is limited to 10 participants.
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