Question

Please give me suggestions of great and affordable places for easter 2011 for a group of 20-30 young christian Kenyan professionals.

Places with lots of activities to participate in would be ideal and camping is also acceptable as long as the grounds are clean, green and spacious. Thank you

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City: Nairobi

Area: Nairobi Area

Country: Kenya

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Hi, the best place for this group is Jumuia Resort, Kanamai in the Northern part of Mombasa. this is a christian establishment with both Luxury and budget Accommodation with Camping area and Kitchen plus dining area for campers.
Early booking is ideal. We have since taken such a group there and it was fine. No alcohol since they are a christian establishment.
One of the best places I know of is right where I live just South of Nairobi
National park and their Hippo Pools of which I own the South side.
Check out

to get a glimpse and write directly to me, please by email, as I don’t go to
internet much at all as poor connectivity here.
Oscar
Hello, a great place for a group of 20-30 young Christian Kenyan professionals would be The Aberdare Cottages.

The Aberdare Cottages is a private Eco-Resort and Outdoor Centre located in the shadow of the Aberdare Ranges in Mathioya Division, Muranga District - 2 hours from Nairobi.

Activities include: fly fishing in the Mathioya and Karaitho Rivers; Mountain biking (they have mountain bikes for hire); trekking; team building etc.

They have 3 types of accommodation:
Luxury en-suite tents
Wooden chalets
Camping facilities (hire 2 persons tents; mattresses; blankets; pillows & sleeping bags)

There is need for early booking and kindly get in touch with me and we will hook you up.

God bless,
Suzan Mwadime
Email:
Tel: +254 (020) 3588917

Skype:suzan.mwadime
naivasha
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Hell's Gate National Park is a tiny park located between Naivasha Lake and Longonot and Suswa volcanoes and it is an ideal venue for a weekend retreat far from the urban life of Nairobi.The park provides a variety of wildlife, unusual flora and many species of birds and is one of the two only kenyan parks where climbing, walking and biking are allowed.Hell's Gate in Naivasha is an ideal getaway place enroute to Lake Nakuru or the Masai Mara.Visitors here have the choice of driving while game vieing, camping, cycling and rock climbing. Naivasha town is the second coast and to the majority who can not make it or afford the

Picnic lunch in Hells Gate
beaches and the white sand, this is the place to be.Hell's Gate National Park is a beautiful park that has bufalloes, gazelles, zebras, giraffe and ostrich among others. The park got its name after a narrow break in the cliffs, once a tributary of a prehistoric lake that fed early humans in the Rift Valley.Despite its name, Hell's Gate, given by the explorers Fisher and Thomson (1883) after their defeat against the hostile Maasai warriors, the park is a peaceful area where you can walk or do biking alongside towering cliffs and wild animals.

Hell's Gate stand in a class of its own, visitors here have the choice of driving, walking, camping, cycling and rock - climbing within the park while horseback safaris can also be arranged.For nature lovers, the entrance to the gorge is a perfect place for breakfast before descending for a gorgeous walk in this old canyon.Some of the spectacular scenerary in the park includes the towering cliffs water - gouged gorges, stark of rock towers, scrub-clad volcanoes and the rising plumes of geothermal stream.

On entering the the park, one is welcomed by the 25m high Fischers tower that rise high in the sky and which is used by novices in rock climbing to the highest point of the tower with the help of trained guides. The jugged volcanic plug is all that remains of an ancient volcano and its named after the German explorer Gustav Fischer.According to the Maasai who claim that the park was their ancestral land, the rock is petrified figure of a chief's daughter. The story goes that the girl was on her way to get married and was warned against looking behind lest she would turn into a rock. And just like the story of Sodom and Gomorah, she went against the instruction and took one last glance at her home and the tower is a reminder of what happened to her, she turned into a rock.

According to palmeris, the rock offers excellent climbing and is a home to a colony of rock hyrax among other small animals. The towering cliffs and undulating grasslands provide one of the few remaining places where one can walk alongside herds of bufallo, zebra and giraffes.Deeper into the lodge is the lower gorge that offers an opportunity to explore the long, winding, deeper curves of the Ol Njorowe Gorge. In here water hot water springs which some claims are medicinal for those with skin diseases can be found and the tour for the strong hearted is breathtaking. The rising steam from various parts of the park is a clear indication of the geothermal power.

For bird lovers, this is just the perfect place for you, an incredible 103 species of birds have been recorded in the park. The massive cliff in the park provide a home for thousands of swift birds as well as unique breeding ground for vulture, augur buzzard, verreaux eagle and the rare Lamergeyer vulture. There is the Mervyn carnelly raptor hide, which is a unique bird viewing hide that incorporates a one way window. This allows visitors to view and photograph the raptors, which are birds of prey at exceptionally close range.

Discover this wonderful place while in Kenya.
■is a Christian institution whose mission is to provide and promote quality and competitive service in a friendly, pleasant and quiet environment.
■is now a leading Para- Christian guest house and conference centre facility in Kenya.
■Its owned and managed by Methodist church in Kenya. A General Manager leads a team of motivated employees in making sure the facility continues to offer the excellent service it has been associated with in years.
■Venue rental fee: Ksh.10,000
Naivasha is full of these places also nakuru...
you can use the jamui aresort which is good and Shaanti Holistic Health Retreat in Diani
The best place for this group is Kongoni game valley on the shores of Lake Naivasha. It a farm house with expansive grounds to relax with green terrain.It is in this locality where some famous movies like out of Africa were short.It also near the famous hells gate National park. Visitors Can enjoy boat riding in the fresh water lake an have an opportunity to have a closer look at the numerous hippos.It also a serene place for Individual and group prayers for Christians who want to combine devotion and lelaxation.
a great place..that is not so far from Nairobi city center is Diguna. Diguna is on the outskirts of the city center on your way to Rongai, on Magadi road. they have ample room for parking, great conference facilities and very descent accommodation. they even serve meals. they also have team building obstacle courses to strengthen group dynamics.
Fourteen falls lodge is idea. It is an alcohol free hotel sitting on a 30 acres. It has the option of camping or accommodation in traditional huts. There extensive grounds for all sort of activities. For team building, you will find the lodge is among the best. other activities include fishing either in the chania river or the fish pond, areas for bonfires,mini football pitch,volleyball pitch, trompoline. there are trails for those keen on walking.

One can easily access thr fouteen falls and Oldonyo sabuk Game reserve which
are not very far.

Your group can enjoy meals from the restaurant or cook for yourselves. All the necessary equipments are available on hire.

There other advantage is that the lodge is just ten km from Thika town on Thika Garissa road. No trafic jam, no potholes.



Karibu.
Naivasha & Elementaita could be what you are looking for. There are several good camps and accommodation spots on the shores of Lake Naivasha. Fisherman's camp, Crayfish Camp and Fish Eagle Inn are superb choices offering both camping and banda cabins.

You may have to book well before time since they have a tendency to fill to capacity over holidays such as Easter. I must warn you, even booking well ahead of time will not guarantee exclusivity, peace and quiet. But if you are out to have a blast, these are the places to consider.

Activities to indulge in here include: Boat trips, Horse riding, biking, board games, picnicking, volleyball, etc. You can take a quick excursion to Hells Gate National Park, take a Mt Longonot challenge or just kick back and relax.

Fisherman's camp - or

Fish Eagle - Wireless: 020 2067025, Direct Line: 020 2737956, E-mail: or , Website:

Crayfish -

Lake Elementaita also makes a fab gate-away for young Christian groups. There is this camp on-shore Lake Elementaita called Flamingo Camp. About 15min walk from the Nairobi-Nakuru Highway (A little past the Gilgil junction towards Nakuru).
Not to be confused with Flamingo Hill Camp in Lake Nakuru, the camp is in good condition - nothing luxurious. it offers some longed for peace and quiet, serene and the beauty of it is you might be the only group checking-in for the long weekend.

For activities, you may need to discuss this with the management beforehand since they dont have ready activities on the site but a nature walk to some nearby hot springs makes up for all the activities there could have been. Im unable to find their contacts right now.

There is also Oasis Eco Camp, a lovely place away from the lakeshores. Green it is, well kept and managed. Only limited number of people are allowed in the camp grounds to avoid overcrowding so u'd better book well in good time.

KSH 500 per person camping fee with own tent, Ksh 500 for 2 man tent hire with 2 mattresses, Sleeping bags and beddings are available for hire, Cook and Cooking Equipment can be hired per night at reasonable prices and most importantly, No Alcohol, loud music or Loud noise... they even offer team-building if you'd like.

Contact them directly: Phone: 0733733848,0729910410, 0733730908/ E-mail:
Domestic Tourism is gaining momentum in Kenya. Together with the local hotel industry, Skyview of Africa Tours & Safaris Ltd, has designed special tour packages specifically for Kenyans as we want to encourage them to visit their game parks and enjoy their jewel – wildlife.

Our Domestic Tour Packages are suitable for individuals as well as the corporate clients. Whether you want to go on a safari either as an individual, as a family, with group of friends, colleagues at work or even with total strangers, we have special and affordable packages for you – designed with the interests of Kenyans at heart.
If you take a random sample of ten Kenya executives and ask them who amongst them have been to a game park in their own country, you will be surprised to learn that half have never been there or seen a live Elephant. Many Kenyans falsely believe that the cost of tourism is so high that it is cheaper driving to the rural homestead or have fun in nyama choma-eating joints with friends than take a holiday to the Kenyan coastal

Church and Related Travel
Group retreats: We have special field trips for religious tours. This tour is granted for spiritual groups willing to spend days away for meditation and recreation.
Please do join us in our excellent Camping safaris: lodge safaris; Birds watching Safaris, Gorilla trekking; mountain climbing; luxury-tented safaris; water rafting; beach safaris; balloon safaris & more.
Please do not hesitate to contact us for any additional information or assistance that you may require. Individual and discounted group rates also available on request.
We aim to create that special relationship which converts our business partners and visitors into life longtime friends.
Yours Sincerely.
STEVE







SWEETWATERS CAMP
Sweetwaters Tented camp is Sanctuary situated within Sweetwaters Game and Chimpanzee Sanctuary. This 24,000-Acre reserve situated within Ol Pajeta Ranch enjoys magnificent views across the plains to the snow-capped peaks of Mount Kenya, and has an abundance of wildlife and tropical vegetation. There are many advantages to visiting this private reserve. Here guests can enjoy special activities not permitted in Kenyan National Parks and Reserves, such as escorted game walks, night game drives, horse-back rides and meals in the bush.
Sweetwaters Tented Camp, Mount Kenya Special Easter Offer.


Day 1. Good Friday
Nairobi -Sweetwaters Game Sanctuary, Kenya
Drive to this private game sanctuary. Arrive in time for lunch at Sweetwaters Tented Camp. Afternoon is free for optional activities as game viewing, walking safaris or night game drives. Overnight at Sweetwaters Tented Camp, L,D.
Day 2/3:Saturday and Sunday
Sweetwaters, Kenya
Full day spent at Sweetwaters with two game drives - morning and afternoon. Visits to the tame Rhino 'Morani' and the Chimpanzee Sanctuary at Jane Goodall Institute are included. Optional night game drive, nature walk or camel ride can be arranged at an extra cost. All meals and overnight at Sweetwaters Tented Camp, B,L,D.

Day 4: Easter Monday
Sweetwaters Game Sanctuary to Nairobi, Kenya
Morning game viewing. After breakfast, return to Nairobi to arrive just before lunch where the tour ends, B.
Accommodation Only Rate on Full board :
Package Rate :
Tour Cost:
Tour Cost Includes:
-Guarantee price/guarantee safari on confirmation
-All ground transport whilst on safari in a comfortable safari vehicle equipped for game viewing, photography and touring
-Full board accommodation whilst on safari and meal plan as described, B=Breakfast, L=Lunch and D=Dinner
-Accommodation in double/triple room
-All park entrance fees to include government taxes
-Service of an English speaking professional driver/guide
-All game drives as detailed in the itinerary
-Start and end in Nairobi.
- Easter supplement.

Please do not hesitate to contact us for any additional information or assistance that you may require. Individual and discounted group rates also available on request.

Yours Sincerely.
STEVE


Security is very important for the group especially if camping.
At Longonot,it is the place i can recommend if you need safe silence.
Fourteen falls lodge is idea. It is an alcohol free hotel sitting on a 30 acres. It has the option of camping or accommodation in traditional huts. There extensive grounds for all sort of activities. For team building, you will find the lodge is among the best. other activities include fishing either in the chania river or the fish pond, areas for bonfires,mini football pitch,volleyball pitch, trompoline. there are trails for those keen on walking.

One can easily access thr fouteen falls and Oldonyo sabuk Game reserve which
are not very far.
Your group can enjoy meals from the restaurant or cook for yourselves. All the necessary equipments are available on hire.
There other advantage is that the lodge is just ten km from Thika town on Thika Garissa road. No trafic jam, no potholes.
Hallow, for a group there are very many places you can go,talk to me and I will organize a Mt. Kenya and Aberdares unforgettable safari for, this is in the parks and hence no alcohol is involved just beautiful scenery and animals and abit of hiking , a thing out of the normal life.
Nakuru National Park, Nakuru
LAKE LUTUNDU is situated in the Northern slopes of Mt.Kenya at 10,200 feet, which is just above the forest line.The picturesque alpine country is a world away from the neighbouring rugged moorlands and is home to unique bird life and vegetation. Trout fishing and horse riding are popular activities here. lake Rutundu and Lake Alice are privately stocked with rainbow trout and provide excellent opportunities for fishing. Horse riding excursions to these lakes can be arranged from surrounding lodges and campsites

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