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Community Engagements

7 Days Kasigau Community


Day 1: Arrival Nairobi / Mombasa

7 Days Kasigau Community


On arrival in Nairobi / Mombasa you will be met and greeted by our representative who will offer all the necessary assistance that you will need on arrival. You will be transferred to your hotel for check in. Spend the rest of the day at leisure!

Overnight at Panari Hotel / Nyali Beach Hotel & Spa – BB

Day 2: Nairobi / Mombasa – KASIGAU COMMUNITY

7 Days Kasigau CommunityOn this day, either you are transferred to the SGR train station for your morning train to Voi town or you are transferred to the Airport for your morning flight to Mombasa.  Either options on arrival you will be met and drive to Mt. Kasigau. Mount Kasigau is part of the Eastern Arc Mountains with beautiful views of the Gae rock which has a spectacular sundowner. On arrival at Kasigau village, you will be met by the local guide and a village elder. After brief introductions you will check into your accommodations. You will then join local guide who will take you through the village orientation, familiarization and settling in. You will experience the good hospitality of natives and at night enjoy cultural dances and unique story telling by the village elder on the first world war between British and Germany and how it affected this community – the Taita!

Dinner and Overnight at village Cottages / Homestays – FB

Day 3: Community Development Projects / Economic Empowerment

7 Days Kasigau CommunityThis community engages in different projects to improve their livelihood and be empowered economically. Preserving nature is a project that they also consider totally important to them. Nature conservation is one of the major focal issues within Kasigau community. On this day, you will intensively participate in tree nursery and planting and discerning activities from a community based organization known as Kasigau Development Trust, located at Rukanga. The community scouts who have specialized in this will lead and guide in this tree planting initiatives.  Kasigau community has about 15 women groups who specialize in weaving beautiful African baskets for economic purposes. They came up with the basket weaving enterprise in order to generate income by selling to various people of interest. The community also engages in small scale farming which assists them to feed the family and if any surplus for sale. This afternoon you will visit some of the women groups if possible all of them and marvel at their weaving skills and where necessary or possible have moments with them and share advise on selling skills and marketing of their products which will impact positively on the economic levels. See how they do their farming and what they farm and where possible and with time try milking a cow or weeding of the crops and enjoy the experience! In the evening return to your accommodation and enjoy the evening away with dinner in the company of your local guide and villagers.

Dinner and Overnight at village Cottages / Homestays – FB

Day 4: Village Nature Walk and Sports activities with youth / school children – Sundowner

7 Days Kasigau CommunityA nature walk in Kasigau village and Taita hills this day with your sporty wear in readiness for an afternoon of sports makes it quite an exciting day! The massive rocky outcrop, the lush green vegetation covering the densely population slops, the several isolated forest and meandering road up the hills, are just some of the scenic sights of Taita hills that make it perfect for a nature walk. The views from the peak are incredibly beautiful! In the afternoon you will get the opportunity to meet the youth and school children for an exciting football tournament. These tournaments are encouraged in this village for it brings the youth together and are encouraged from keeping away from drugs, indiscipline and idleness. In the evening you will visit the Gae Rock. Gae Rock is a natural rock with a dam at the bottom which is about 5km form the village. From this rock you will be able to have spectacular views of Kasigau and a beautiful sundowner! You will watch the beauty of the sunset from this rock. After sunset you will return to your accommodation for dinner and overnight.

Dinner and Overnight at village Cottages / Homestays – FB  

Day 5: Full day Trekking on Mount Kasigau

7 Days Kasigau CommunityAfter breakfast, with your picnic lunch boxes you will depart for a day of adventure on Mt. Kasigau. Mount Kasigau boarders the Southern West reaches of Tsavo West National Park. It’s a famous hill which was used by British and German as observation point during 01st world war in 1914. It is 1641 meter above sea level , 14.6 kilometers ascending and descending. You must be physically fit in order to climb. For this climb, equip yourselves with proper shoes e.g. hiking boots / sports shoes, raincoat, camera and if possible binoculars. The climb will take you between 6 – 8hrs (up and down). Mt. Kasigau is surrounded by 5 villages which are Kiteghe, Rukanga, Jora, Bungule, and Makwasinyi with a population of 9,000 people. The mountain is the main water catchment of 5 villages. The forest has 3 categories to look out for which are deciduous forest, semi – ever green forest and rain forest. The mountain has endemic bird species like Taita White eye bird and many medicinal plants e.g. Cassia Abbreviate which is used as a painkiller. Adventure of discovery! Those who are not able to do the trek will do a walking adventure to enjoy the scenery, learn medicinal plant, visit shrine caves, learn how Taita people protect their family from bad spirits of dead relatives and the steep cliff where those practicing witch craft were punished by our ancestors. In the evening return to your accommodation for dinner and overnight.

Dinner and Overnight at village Cottages / Homestays – FB 

Day 6: Visit the mining project in Kasigau

7 Days Kasigau CommunityKasigau has vast mineral resources. Many types of gemstones are harvested in this area on small scale for economic purposes. This include Ruby, Green Garnet, Tormanile and pure Marble garnets etc. You will meet small scale miners who will take you through their day of mining! Upon understanding what they do and how they do it you will be allowed to share ideas and thoughts with them on how they can become better and improve their product for sale. In the evening of this day there will be a fare well dinner party in the village to celebrate your spending time in this area. Farewells and photo sessions to be done this evening due to the early departure in the morning.

Dinner and Overnight at village Cottages / Homestays – FB   

Day 7: SGR Station / Airport – Nairobi

In the morning after breakfast in good time and “full of lasting memories”, take your last moments of saying good bye to the villagers and just enjoy the moment! Song and dance the Taita way to say good bye and board your bus for transfer either to Voi train station / Moi Airport for your journey back to Nairobi. In Nairobi you will be met and transferred to your own onward plans.

End of services……


We do not support single use plastics on all our safaris. We recommend our clients to carry reusable water bottles.

Included in the price are:

  • Full board accommodation on safari i.e. 3 meals a day
  • Meet and greet on arrival
  • Bed & Breakfast accommodation in Nairobi Hotel
  • All national park entry fees,
  • Transport in our custom safari vehicle throughout the safari,
  • Services of our professional English speaking safari Driver-Guide,
  • Government Taxes and Levies,
  • All transfers as per itinerary
  • All excursions as per itinerary
  • Online Doctor consultation
  • Emergency medical evacuation cover
  • All ground movements as specified


Excluded in the price are:

  • International airfares and their corresponding departure taxes,
  • Visa fees into Kenya,
  • Travel/Baggage/Medical Insurance,
  • Tips to driver-guide, hotel staff etc,
  • Items of personal nature i.e. drinks in the lodges, telephone/fax bills, laundry etc,
  • Any other items not specified in the inclusions”


 What to Carry:

  • A digital Camera, its charger and a downloading cable
  • Torch, Tooth paste, warm clothing for the night, pain killers, drinks, snacks and Identifications card / passport for gate entrance
  • Pocket money for drinks and gift for the village visits

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