TRADITIONAL TAITA EXPERIENCE (ITINERARY STOP 4)
We have compiled some short itineraries for Kenya that you can start combining to create your own unique Kenya holiday experience. In the below map you can see the various itinerary stops that you can pick. The Traditional Taita Experience is itinerary stop 4. At the bottom of every itinerary description you will see the suggestion for the next itinerary stop.>
- Experience the East part of Kenya with its traditions and stunning coast
- Meet the the Taita and Giriama people
- Get a peek into their daily lifes
- Enjoy the stunning Kenyan coast
- Duration: 4 days
This experience takes you to the east of Kenya where you can meet the Taita tribe, who are living near the Tanzania border and its surrounding plains. You have the chance to experience Kenya off the beaten path. The friendly Taita people will warmly welcome you and show you their way of life. From the Mount Kasigau area we will take you up to the Kenyan coast where you also have the possibility to get a peek into local life at the coast. A truly unique experience that will leave you with a memorable memory of Kenya.
Munene will pick you up at 8 am in Nairobi. From here we will drive to the area around Mount Kasigau in the Taita-Taveta area (6-7hr driving time). We will stop for lunch in Mtito Andei and enjoy a traditional Kenyan lunch. After arrival at the community-run camp, you will settle into your local mountain hut. In the afternoon one of the local guides will take you out for a sundowner at a rock with stunning views over the Kenyan landscape. Once back, the local women will cook a delicious traditional dinner for you.
We’ll wake up early and go for a walk through the local villages. You’ll get a good impression of local life. You’ll be warmly welcomed in the local houses and can visit a local school if you wish. During the walk your guide can tell you all about the daily life of the Taita tribe. Once back, we will get served a brunch by the locals before continuing our journey towards the Kenyan coast. Late afternoon we will arrive at Mida Creek, where we’ll be staying in community-run huts. Before the sun is down, you can use your time to walk to the village or down to the creek. In the evening you will have dinner at one of the local Giriama family homes in the village and you can spend as much time with the family as you want.
After an early breakfast you’ll go out with a local fisherman and have a traditional fishing experience. During your day you will find out about the different fishing techniques used in the creek to catch the variety of fish and seafood and you will enjoy a hearty fisherman lunch together. In the evening the Giriama ladies will prepare food for you at the camp, and you will be able to watch the sun go down over the coastal forest from the “rooftop bar.”
On our final day it is time to leave. You can choose to extend your stay in Watamu or Kilifi, go back to Nairobi or follow to Itinerary Stop 5 Tsavo Experience with the Maasai .
- Everything from the itinerary above (incl car, fuel, guide, food, tea and coffee)
- One hut to be shared by 2 persons
- Soda along with the local lunches on the way
What to bring:
- Light clothes and swim wear
- If you want alcoholic drinks, they should be brought as both camps mostly can only organize sodas
- If you want to contribute to the local villages, you can bring pens, notebooks or sanitary towels