Heroes And Heroines Of Kenya 3 days

 
  • Covid-19 Safe
  • Shared tour
  • Small group
  • Solo friendly
  • Family friendly
  • Eco Aware

Heroes and Heroines is a tour in the Magical Kenya Signature Experience Collection - curated, unique, authentic and exceptional once-in-a-lifetime Kenyan travel experiences accredited by the Kenya Tourist Board (KTB)

This unique 3-day community and cultural safari will take you on insightful visits to two of the sustainable projects that we support in Nairobi, and then into the traditional Maasai heartland to meet members of this fascinating tribe. You will team up with the various local leaders and social workers who are dedicated to improving the life of Kenyan people at both a women’s vocational and lifestyle training centre and a farm project to help grandmother-headed households.


Day 1 The Inspirations of One Woman

Today we drive to a developing area in the west of Nairobi and visit the Women's Empowerment Centre, which is one of the worthwhile projects we support. It was started by Mary a social worker, who developed a program to help struggling mothers undertake vocational and lifestyle training and get access to microfinance to open small businesses. The results have been phenomenal as the mothers are able to lift themselves out of poverty and transform into independent business owners and community leaders, and crucially support and keep their families together. Spend time with Mary to learn about her vision for the centre while you get the opportunity to meet some of the proud and self-sufficient women involved in the inspirational program.

Day 2 New Beginnings for Grandmas

There are many grandmother-headed households in Kenya who care for their grandchildren among other generations of their family in difficult economic circumstances. You will visit a pig farm owned by one grandmother where she proudly explains pig-husbandry and how her bio-gas system powers her home. This is another project that we support, and the initiative aims at improving the livelihoods of the grandmothers by economically empowering them through small-scale farming. Then sit down with the grandmothers while they cook traditional meals for their families and narrate their wonderful stories of life, change and progress.

In the evening we enjoy dinner at a restaurant the locals love in Nairobi - we always have lots of fun and it’s a great opportunity to discuss and ask us all the questions that come to mind about the various communities and projects we visit.

Day 3 The Maasai Rites of Passage

Spend an amazing day with the warriors and women of a traditional Maasai village. It starts with a song and dance welcome where the wife of a village elder will offer to dress you in traditional Maasai shuka cloth or ‘African blanket’. Venture into the bush with her son, who will explain what it’s like being a young warrior in Maasai society, and join other men who are training for their rite of passage as they explain how they will go into the hills to complete qualifying tasks before they reach the circumcision ceremony. Take part in the challenge as they show you how to throw a spear and climb an acacia tree in lightning speed. Sit with the villagers as they share their stories of their fascinating culture with you while the women teach you how to make some traditional decorative beaded jewellery.

* Please check prices for full list of inclusions and exclusions


Inclusions and exclusions

  • 2 x nights accommodation at Palacina Hotel (5 stars)
  • Pick up and return from customer’s hotel
  • Air-conditioned vehicles for transfers
  • Breakfast and Light Lunch
  • Bottled Water, Tea/Coffee
  • On day 2 dinner at a restaurant the locals love in Nairobi
  • Tips and Gratuities

Available in

English, Suahili


Available for

Infants, Children, Students, Adults, Seniors



Departure & Return

Start city: Nairobi , Kenya

Pick up times available: 09:30

Pick up location: Customers hotel in Nairobi

Ends at: Customers hotel in Nairobi

Nearest airport: Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO)



Covid-19 measures

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised

We are Eco Aware:

  • Contributing to nature conservation or indigenous project(s)
    Contributing to nature conservation or indigenous project(s)
    A percentage of product income is contributing to local nature conservation or indigenous project(s)
  • Education & exploration
    Education & exploration
    The product is educational rather than entertainment focused - it respects and gives insight into local traditions and/or environment
  • Interaction with locals or nature
    Interaction with locals or nature
    The major part of the tour is spent on interacting with local communities, their representative(s) (other than guides) or observing the nature or animals without disturbing their natural habitat and environment
  • Licensed tour guide
  • Local or indigenous tour guide(s)

Cancellation policy

0% cancellation fee - 61 days or more before the travel date
10% cancellation fee - between 11-60 days before the travel date
50% cancellation fee - between 3-10 days before the travel date
100% cancellation fee - between 0-2 days before the travel date

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from $1590 per person

* Minimum of 1 adults are required on this tour

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* Free cancellation until 61 days before departure


  • Sustainable Programs
  • Sustainable Tourism
  • Responsible Travel
  • Maasai village
  • Maasai Tribe
  • Maasai Experience
  • Centre For Women Empowerment
  • Nairobi
  • Women's Empowerment Centre