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The OGs In African American Female Group Travel Experiences
Encouraging black women since 2006

DIVAs & DAUGHTERs
Kenya and Tanzinia

June 2022

 

The ultimate mommy and me time!

 
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T0URS,

RELOCATIONS,

RETIREMENT

EAST AFRICA

An educational experince beyond pages of school books

Run Home to Africa!

We believe that it is vital that African-America children understand their value beyond the lens of the United States.  By traveling and becoming  global citizens their futures are greater than the boundaries of the USA. Visiting countries on the African continent where Blacks are the majority and heads of governments can positively change the trajectory of a child's life by developing a stronger sense of self pride and a broader perspective of the world around them.

 

Mother, Grandmothers, Aunts, and Godmothers, you are invited to give THE WORLD of true freedom  to a young mind


Made up of six countries –Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, South Sudan and Kenya, all with a fascinating mix of histories, traditions, languages and lush open landscapes where the two of you can exhale and just breathe.


June 14th to 21th 2022, you are invited to join us in Kenya and Tanzania. Kenya (officially the Republic of Kenya) is named after Mt. Kenya, the tallest mountain in the country, and the second tallest in Africa after Mt. Kilimanjaro. Bustling and full of life, Nairobi is the colorful capital Kenya. From its vast national park and, amazing museums, rich local cultures, shopping, vibrant communities and amazing food. Nairobi will not disappoint.


Zanzibar, the semi-autonomous I archipelago off the mainland coast of Tanzania with its white sandy beaches and crystal clear waters is a melting pot of African and Indian influences. Some consider Zanzibar the the heart of Swahili culture and tradition. Two-hundred years ago, it was regarded as the center of the East African slave trade. Today, it is known for its famous spice plantations, history (Stone Town being the capital) and diverse culture. Watching the beautiful Zanzibar sunset together with relaxing sea breeze is a memory you both will never forget.

 

As always, expect to be wowed!.

ITINERARY - June 14th - 21th

Day 1 - June 14th - Depart USA for Kenya
(Book your flight to arrive in Jomo Kenyatta Airport by 9:00 am on March 15th. Group flight suggestion will be offered in January)

Day 2, June 15th - Welcome to Nairobi/ City Orientation and Lunch/Stoytelling

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Hold you little diva's hand as you step onto the motherland.  Group transfer to the hotel. Enjoy your welcome to Nairobi lunch, followed by some free time to unwind.

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 Later, join the other divas and daughters for an evening  with a Ggriot, a West African storyteller/historian.  The Griot is a repository of oral traditions. it will be an interactive filled with  history of Kenya and a fun getting to know you ice-breaker game. 

Day 3, June 16h - Nairobi/Game Day/Nairobi National Park/Giraffe Center

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Today dress in safari attire, to start the day with a visit to Nairobi National Park game drive. This is a unique national wildlife park in the world  that lies with view of a city.  The grounds features animals running wild in a natural habitat. The main attraction is the African Lion. The park is also home to black rhino, leopards, cheetahs, hyenas, buffaloes, giraffes,  living together authentically.

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Speaking of giraffes, for safety reasons,  you cannot interact with the wild animals during the game drive, but have not fear, after the drive everyone will head to the Giraffe Center.  At the center you can pat and feed the famous Rothschild giraffes. The gentle giants will eat directly from your hands or carrots from your mouth (giraffe kiss). Can you imagine all the wonderment and giggles that will happen on this day.



Day 4, June 17th -  Nairobi National Museum

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Join your guidefor a visit to the Nairobi National Museum, housed in an imposing building amid lush, leafy grounds just outside the center including the Mother and Child sculpture by Francis Nnaggenda welcoming at the entrance.  In the Museum you will learn about Kenyan and East African history from the black perspective.  The museum also features  some of the best paleontology exhibits in the world.  After lunch, visit a local school, to give gifts of school supplies.

Day 5, March 18th - Rift Valley and Maasai village Visit

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The Great Rift Valley is an amazing sight that stretches approximately 6000 kilometers (from Ethiopia to Mozambique). In Kenya, the valley is surrounded by escarpments to the east and west. The floor contains a series of lakes and some places are broken by volcanoes, some still active.   Did you know that Air Rift by Nike was inspired by the efficient barefoot style of Kenyan distance runners and their international competition dominance?

 

This tour focus is the people and cultures of East Africa.   You and your child will travel by land to the Rift valley and  visit a Massai village to learn about their way of life, which will include learning the Adumu, the Massai jumping ritual.   To help the village, en-route there will be a stop where you can purchase food, and sanitary products for the women and girls. Also, books for learning English will be highly appreciated.

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One of the village children will also give a guided experience/talk of Maasai life from a child perspective.

Day 5, June 19th -  Zanzibar, Tanzania

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Board your early morning flight to the island of Zanzibar in Tanziania.  After check-in you are offf to a half day tour of Stone Town. Even though its name might confuse you, Stone Town is not a town for itself. Also known as Mji Mkongwe, it is the cultural heart and the old part of Zanzibar City which is the capital and the largest city of Zanzibar. For the past 200 years, the Stone Town managed to remain unsullied by the hands of modern culture. That is one of the reasons why it has recently been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

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During the tour your will visit the Slavery Market Monument by Swedish sculptor Clara that includes the original chains that were used to imprison the slaves. At the Slave Museum, you will see the chambers where slaves were held before they were sold . The small 12 by 12 foot basement with one tiny window near the ceiling that would hold over 30 people. After the tour, you will have some free time. Keep an eye out for tinga-tinga paintings, antique shops, beautifully printed cloths (kangas and kikois worn by local people), little carved chests with copper inlays, and spices – all beautiful presents or memories to take home.
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Day 8, June 20th - Zanzibar

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Today is your free day  to enjoy turquoise waters and white sand beaches  with a spectacular sunsets. It might just be the best sunset in the world!

Day 9, November 21st- Zanzibar  to USA
Head home with incredible memories of your time in East Africa.Book your flight to return by way of Nairobi or from Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. If flying from Julius Nyerere airport in Dar es Salaam, your flight should be booked for after 5pm, due to travel by ferry from Zanzibar to the mainland.

3/4 Star
East Africa land only package $4,112 USD
2 Countries

One adult and One Female Child
6 years of age to 15


For 2nd child, female or male add $1272

Payment plan available for a $49 set-up and processing fee.
$799 Deposit Required to Reserve Your Space

Include:
Accommodations, tours, museums,
Safari, Maasai village, group airport transfers,
boat from Zanzibar to Dar es Salaam (if needed),
orientation lunch in Nairobi, and evening activities.

TO RESERVE YOUR SPACE
Email your name and telephone number to
EastAfrica@BlackGirlTravel.com
For questions call 323.275.4888


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