Kenyan Adventure Holidays

Be a valuable member of a small team of no more than eight adventurers for a memorable 14 day trip to explore Equatorial Kenya. You might wish to see Wild Elephants or trek mighty Mt Kenya and witness sunrise above the moonscape and equatorial snow of the afro alpine tundra, with the expanse which is the Great Rift Valley below. Perhaps you want to be involved in something worthwhile, to experience ancient tribal traditions, to learn about and help protect these diminishing traditions and threatened wildlife.Relax amongst the forested slopes of the cool Kenyan Highlands on the edge of the Africa savannah, with a short stay to explore the fascinating colonial township of Thika (Nr Nairobi) and its surroundings. We have many years’ experience in eco adventures and have personally checked out our service includes UK based support, travel safe induction, Itinerary and holiday agreement, half board throughout your stay in some wonderful locations, park entry permits, transfers and in country transport, all driver /guides, an in country guide/trouble shooter.
You’ll get enough information to book your adventure and your flight, just get here and we will do the rest. Choose from our themed weeks, which include bird watching and wildlife, Mountain trekking, Culture and bush craft, a tailored people and conservation project week. Create and enjoy your own 14 day Hidden Kenyan Adventure for just £1’850.

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Traditional  dress Kikuyu

Traditional dress Kikuyu

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Kenya Holidays Thika town

On your expedition you will for some time at least be a based in Thika,its a lovely township with a colonial feel with lots to see and do all off the beaten track. These selection images were taken from just a days outing exploring the town and chatting with its residents. During my day I stumbled across a vintage bicycle rigged for sharpening knives, a vintage VW beetle complete with chromed badge and a place you can get a tailored suit designed and made for fifty quid or there about.

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Kenya Adventures -Thika Kenya

We are Lucky to have The Luke hotel in Thika as one of hospitality partners,the hotel is located within Thika town.The hotel and rooms are comfortable, clean and quite. The friendly accommodating staff pride themselves on offering a professional caring service for guests and the hotel provides a blend of dishes which cater for a European and East African palette, including the ever popular Nayma choma (Roast meat).In the immediate vicinity has local shops colonial Indian quarter and a short Tuk Tuk ride gets you into Thika town with its abundance of traders ,markets and food places. Its also excellent for day trips to Nairobi city and Kilimambogo famous for its large heard of wild buffalo and pineapple plantations. Oh did I mention there is great reliable WIFI and you can cool off in the large swimming pool for free.

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Authentic Kenyan Holidays

Hi ,I have recently been exploring Thika town here in Kenya ,Thika is where our guests will be based before and after their eco experienced based in and around central region. Our two Thika hotels are comfortable and each quite different too. Thika Market is huge and is a short walk or Tuk Tuk ride and sells a variety of produce and items, part of the Market is for vehicle repairs and one area is for clothes manufacturing and food. The other day I stumbled across a sewing machine repair shop where old machine go to be revitalised by a man who’s family has been in that trade for the best part of a hundred years. The shop was rammed full of singer sewing of each . Close by his shop are a variety of tailors… They told me they had never seen tourists there and would like the interaction and business. A suit can be made for £35 including material trousers tailored for £11 Maybe worth a visit on arrival and departure ..I will try and add other places and people to visit in this area

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Loch Lomond New Year’s Day Heritage Treks

A chill wind onNew Year's Day, 2017 on the pier at Luss

A chill wind onNew Year’s Day, 2017 on the pier at Luss

38 guests of The Lodge on Loch Lomond Hotel, took part in our organised guided treks around Luss village, Loch Lomond, this New Year’s Day.

They had had a wonderful meal and had a thirlling time at the ceilidh on Hogmanay and chose to follow their experience up with a refreshing walk around the village with Hidden Adventure’s guide, Archie.

With tales of Jacobite fervour, cattle stealing, battles and viking raids, he brought the area’s history alive. The excursion included a shore walk, a visit to the pier – to take in a beautiful view of Ben Lomond – and a tour round by the iconic Luss Church before heading back to the Lodge on Loch Lomond Hotel via General Wade’s military road.

All enjoyed the freshness of a clear winter’s day, with any cobwebs from the earlier festivities being blown away by the brisk North Easterly winds.

Loch Lomond Lodge Hogmanay

We are proud to be associated with the Hogmanay shenanigans at the Lodge on Loch Lomond and after you have enjoyed the celebrations why not join our team for an engaging brisk heritage walk.. if your looking for a great venue for your Hogmanay the lodge with its great hospitality and expansive loch views could be it ..Interested follow the link below our description.

Title: Loch Lomond its people, legends and land Date: 01:01:2017

Duration: 45mins Walks depart from the lodge lobby at 12.00, 13.00 and 14.00.

Join our associates Hidden Adventures for a brisk and engaging New Year’s Day walk, exploring the ancient black village of Clachan Dubh and its scenic historic loch side surroundings. Guests will enjoy expansive views of the loch; hear tales and first-hand accounts of its places, wildlife and landscape. Our local expert guide, Archie, will illuminate your experience through storytelling, props and fascinating facts. Whilst enjoying a social stroll through the lanes, wooded paths of Clachan Dubh (Luss) with its rich Viking Celtic and Christian heritage. Stare into the face of St Kessog, hear about how a visit to Jail island would cure hangovers and much more.
Happy New Year!

Note: Participants should have adequate health to undertake moderate exercise be dressed for out of doors carrying prescribed medication and inhalers. Please mention medical concerns on day. T&C apply see www.hiddenadventures.co.uk

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Kenya Adventures

Hi, My names Mwangie I have been involved with the adventure sector for over twenty years. I first got involved with the Hidden Adventures team (as we are known now), in 1998.I was involved in the creation and delivery of Kenyan expedition for UK guests, including an expedition where we had 18 Young Officers adventurers summit Mt Kenya.Since then I have remained involved in Kenya doing tours as Hidden Adventures interests lay elsewhere.
I am responsible for the Hidden Kenya Adventures team and contributing with the rest of Team”Kenya” what we offer in Kenya and how its described.I also assist Christine in the nuts and bolts of your experiences progress, such as transfers, being received by your hospitality venues and in general everybody is informed.

My Teams desire is to now revitalise and improve our Kenyan adventures to offer 14 day tailored experiences. Like our Scottish team with their successful and well received Loch Lomond based adventures.Our adventures will feature equally online,have a backbone of informative documents and routines.Also be associated with areas and experiences we are most familiar with rather than do any request thus making the most of the rolling hills,mountains and Savannah of the central region of Kenya and its rich Bantu and Masai cultures. (With the exception of us currently looking into a five day coast diving programme).To also ensure our ethos of providing rustic authentic eco adventure experiences which foster a connection with heritage and nature is preserved. All comparatively priced at a mid range point , good enough to be comfortable but remain authentic.

I have asked Cliff and Stephen to assist with online details and i believe this is in progress and soon Kenya should feature on equal terms with our Scottish adventures .I believe this blend of UK standards, our accountable service and ability to conduct secure online payments along with being able to speak with me before you arrive should re assure and be a winning combination.

Asante Karibu Kenya

Kenyan Adventures

Kenyan Adventures

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Hidden Kenya Adventures

You’ll stay in places chosen for their locations, hospitality provision and feel often with nature on your doorstep with a distinct Kenyan feel you’ll know your in East Africa. Our Kenya Adventures are designed with enough structure to engage and meet expectations but with flexibility too to allow you to do your own thing to a degree and for us to tailor your stay whilst you are in country. Build your own Hidden Adventure by choosing from the following themes which come in five day experiences, Nature and bird watching, Bush craft and traditions, Trek Mt Kenya and conservation and community. You’ll get a UK based service which includes Your own hidden Kenya pack with eco experience contract and itinerary, all internal travel, transfers, driver /guides food and accommodation. You will get all the support you need to book a cheap flight to get you here .You can even speak with our team member you will meet at the airport prior to getting here too. For an all inclusive 14 day Adventure of a lifetime to Kenya the cradle of humanity its just £1’850.00 (Excludes flights or Kenyan coast diving and T&C apply) Get involved in conservation and escape the wet cold UK Winter your adventure awaits …

Mt Kenya

Mt Kenya

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Kenya’s culture and nature

Most of our Kenyan team are proud members of the Agikuyu (kikuyu).You will find the Kikuyu very social bunch, who like a good laugh, with townships being alive with chatter, Kikuyu brand of music and the smell of Nyama choma (roasted meat). The women are strong its quite regular you’ll spot a Grandmother,carrying baby on back and fire wood or water on her head as she cheerfully goes about her daily chores. The word Agikuyu translated means a type of Sycamore tree, a tree which is believed to be where the tribe were nurtured by their gods Gikuyu and Mumbi. It is believed that the group being of Bantu origin moved to the Mt Kenya region from the Congo with their Gods and spirits making their home on Mt Kirinyaga (Kenya). I am lead to believe from speaking with elders, it is traditional to still face Mt Kenya when praying for rain, orientating hut doors and also concerning burials. Join our Kenyan team and immerse yourself in this fascinating culture and socialise with these good people during your Adventure. On our bush craft and traditions weeks you’ll hear great stories and put great techniques into practice.

Traditional  dress Kikuyu

Traditional dress Kikuyu

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Mt Kenya’s wildlife

During our treks to ascend beautiful Mt Kenya we often see wild Elephants on the edge of the Bamboo zone or equatorial forest. These majestic creatures move slowly buy. Only once has a large bull (tusker) prevented us passing to the trek drop off point at Chagoria. He stood large and above us displaying with his ears wide , trunk high and moving by crossing his legs in front of us and holding his ground. Above the forest lies the Tundra or Afro mountain Savannah its bleak moon scape is home to the hyrax , raptures and birds. Cometo Kenya try our hidden Kenya adventures and undertake a five day expedition.

Mt Kenya

Mt Kenya

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