KENYA

 NAIROBI / MOMBASA

Travel with a purpose and join Sisters Traveling Solo for our 1st Cultural Experience in Kenya!  Our cultural experiences are designed to be less touristy and focus more on understanding the culture, people and history of each Country we visit. 

 

During our time in Kenya you a better understanding of the Kenyan people, their history and food.  In Nairobi we will watch a live performance at the Bomas of Kenya (traditional Museum), visit a school for a giving experience (details below), visit a faculty that provides singles mothers with employment via bead making, visit the Maasai People, and partake in a culinary lesson. 

You must be a member of Sisters Traveling Solo Facebook group or a member of our membership program to book this trip.  To join our membership program click here.  Entry into the program takes at least 2 weeks so apply early if you want to book this trip. You must be a confirmed member before submitting your deposit.

 

— Dates  

 

Trip Dates: September 18 - 27, 2020 (10 days, 9 nights)
*Nairobi for 6 nights & Mombasa for 3 nights

Important: This trip starts in Nairobi and will end in Nairobi.  The trip itinerary below is a tentative itinerary that is subject to change slightly.  A final trip itinerary will be provided at least 3 weeks before trip departure. 

— Cost   

 

$3,295* per person -  Shared Double Room (2 people per room) - 4 star accommodations

$3,995* per person - Single Room (1 person per room) - 4 star accommodations

Includes:  4 Star Accommodations, Tour Cost, Meals* (as mentioned below), Airport Transfers, Local Transfers (public transportation will be our main source of travel when not on a tour), round trip flight from Nairobi to Mombasa, and tour entry cost.

— Non-Refundable Deposit   
Double Occupancy - $375 per person for shared room; (2 people per room) (2) two twin beds* 

Single Occupancy - $475 per person for single room; (1 person per room) (1) one full sized bed


*Note: Twin beds maybe in close approximately to one another, but there will be two separate beds

 

Payments - Non Refundable - Trip payments will start on October 15th.

 

1st trip payment will be due on October 15, 2019.  Non refundable payments due on the 15th of each month. Monthly payments are due on the 15th regardless of when the deposit is made.  

Payment details can be found on trip registration from once trip opens.

— Maximum Trip Size   

 

The maximum number of Sisters on this trip; 20*

Our trips are Members Only; 21 years of age or up at the time of trip departure date

— Trip Host - Important 

 

At least (1) one of our Sisters Traveling Solo team member will be attendance

— Roommates  

 

Anyone without a roommate will be paired with another member on the trip.  If you have a roommate, you will be asked for your roommate information 2 months before the trip departure date.  Please avoid emailing us your request after booking.

— Why book with Sisters Traveling Solo?   

Our trips are not only affordable, but they are FUN!  The trip cost won't change or increase.  And no extra fees are charged to those who prefer to use our trip payment options. 

 

All your travel needs will be handled from the moment you land.  We handle airport transfers, local transportation, accommodation needs, and connect you with other Sisters who share the same passion as you! Your only responsibility is booking your flight and enjoying!

— Tentative Itinerary 

 

DAY 1 - September 18, 2020 - Arrival Day in Nairobi, Kenya

 

Arrive at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi, Kenya. You will be met by one of our drivers, and transferred to your hotel. After check-in, take the rest of the afternoon at leisure rewinding from the long flight.

 

In the evening, we will all get together for a welcome dinner where we will get to know each other.  

Meals Included: Dinner

 

DAY 2 - September 19, 2020 - Wildlife + History in Nairobi, Kenya

 

Today after breakfast, we will start our day with a tour of Nairobi, Kenya.  Once our city tour is complete we will head over to the Giraffe center where we will get to interact with some of natures most beautiful animals.....the Giraffe!

After some fun in the sun with the giraffes, we will head to a Swahili family-style lunch at the Bomas of Kenya! The Bomas of Kenya: This is a village museum in Nairobi celebrating the traditional lifestyles and customs of Kenyan tribes. Bomas displays traditional villages belonging to the several Kenyan tribes. It is home to one of the largest auditorium in Africa.

After lunch, we will get to enjoy a live performance at the museum.  

 

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

 

DAY 3 - September 20, 2020 - Giving + Community in Nairobi, Kenya

 

This day is all about giving and community!  After lunch, we will head over to a local school and participate in a giving experience.  Details about that school and that giving experience will be shared with trip attendees only.  

Once or giving experience is over at the school we will head to a Beads facility that was started in 1975 to support single mothers by providing them with employment opportunities. 

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

 

DAY 4 - September 21, 2020 - Maasai Village Cultural Experience - Nairobi, Kenya

 

Today after breakfast we will take a 2 hour (one way) road trip to Maasai Village. Our visit to the village will allow us to experience their culture, traditions, and lifestyle.  

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch On the Go

DAY 5 - September 22, 2020 - Nairobi, Kenya
 

FREE DAY

Meals Included: Breakfast

DAY 6 - September 23, 2020 - Flight to Mombasa, Kenya

 

On day 6 we will depart Kenya and head to Mombasa! Mombasa is a coastal city of Kenya along the Indian Ocean. It is the country's oldest (circa 900 AD) and second-largest city (after the capital Nairobi).  The round trip flight that we will take from Nairobi to Mombasa is included in the cost of your trip!

After we check into our hotel the evening is yours to rest or explore. 

Meals Included: Breakfast

DAY 7-  September 24, 2020 - Historical Tour - Mombasa, Kenya

Today after breakfast, we will start our day with a tour of Mombasa, Kenya.  Once our city tour is complete we will partake in a local Kenyan culinary experience.  During the experience, you will be able to test your culinary skills, learn some local recipes and enjoy local foods. 

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch (cooking class)

DAY 8- September 25, 2020 - Diani Beach - Mombasa, Kenya

Free Day to enjoy Diani Beach!

Meals included: Breakfast

DAY 9- September 26, 2020 - Flight back to - Nairobi, Kenya

After we enjoy breakfast we will pack up and head to the airport for our flight back to Nairobi.  Once we land and check into our hotel the afternoon will be yours to rest, or do some additional shopping.  

Later this evening we will enjoy our final dinner as a group.  

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 10 -  September 27, 2020 - Nairobi, Kenya

After breakfast, we will begin to make our back home.  

Meals Included: Breakfast

— Included in the Cost

  

Airport Transfers – STS will arrange arrival transfers only.  Transfers will be arranged based on group travel times.  All guest will be transported as a group based on the closest arrival times.  Airport arrival transfers will begin at 5:00 AM local time in Rome.  Airport transfers will be arranged for the trip start and end date only. 


Inter-Country Flight – Round trip flight from Nairobi to Mombasa
*Does not include baggage fees

 

Local Transportation - All ground transportation to and from our activities.

Accommodations - 10 days, 9 nights at two 4-star hotels in both Nairobi and Mombasa.  Rooms will consist of one full or two twin beds based on occupancy. 

Hotel Amenities Include: Air-conditioning, wireless internet, in-room safe, a satellite TV, minibar and tea/coffee making facilities.  Twin beds may be in close approximately to one another, but there will be two separate twin beds.

A detailed daily itinerary will be emailed within uploaded to the customer portal after 10 weeks of booking.

STS Apparel – Each guest will be provided with (1) Sisters In South Africa T-shirt, (1) STS bag, and wrist band

— Payment Terms  - Section contains updates to Terms as of 9/5/19 

Full Payment Special - $100 off total cost if full payment is made by 12/15/19. Cannot be used in conjunction with $75 off membership discount.

A $75 late charge will be applied to all payments made after the 3-day grace period.  The trip will be automatically canceled after ONE missed payment.  No refund of deposit or payments will be provided to a trip cancelled due to missed payments. 

 

— Invoices

Payments will be made via an invoice.  The invoice can be paid via Visa, Mastercard, AMEX or Discover card. Invoices are sent to the email address that members provide.  It is guest responsibility to sign up to the client portal to make payments for each trip each month. (1) invoice is sent to all clients each month, invoices are sent to clients at least 10 days before they are due. 

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— Refund Policy

24- hour cancellation.  
 

The deposit will be refunded upon request 24-hours after the trip has been booked. After 24-hours of booking, no refunds of deposits will be given.

Non-refundable deposit and payments. After 24-hours of booking, no refunds of deposits or payments will be given.

 

​Deposit or Payment Transfer to Future Trips - Trip deposit nor payments made towards the trip can be applied to another trip. 

Trip Transfer of Deposit, Payments, or Total Trip to Another Guest - Guest cannot transfer trip deposit, payments or their trip to any other guest. 

We highly encourage you to purchase travel insurance in case you have to cancel your trip so that if you have to cancel, your travel insurance policy can reimburse you.

 

— Not Included in the Cost   

Flights - International flights to or from Kenya
 

Local Transport – Outside of the organized activities.


Meals – Lunches, or dinners not included above. No alcoholic beverages or desserts are included in any of the meals.


Insurance – Neither travel or health insurance are included, but all members are REQUIRED to show proof of travel insurance (1) one month before the trip departure date. Minimum travel coverage required is $250,000.


Souvenirs - Cost of souvenirs.

Luggage Check-in Cost - Cost to check your luggage during inter-country flights or ferries.

Travel Visa - Any Visa required for the trip.


Gratuity - for Tour guides, Drivers, Hotel Staff, or Waiters. 


Tours/Excursions - Outside of the organized tours  


Additional Hotel Cost – Outside of what has already been arranged by Sisters Traveling Solo (STS).

Hotel Deposits - Members will be asked to put down a card credit for room incidentals.  This hold will be removed upon check out if not room incidentals were changed.  If you are in a double room, you and roommate should discuss who will put down their credit card beforehand. Noting that the 1st one to arrive at the hotel cannot check-in without putting down a credit card.  STS will not put down deposits for any room.

— Booking opens September 15, 2019 (11:59M EST)

You must be a member of Sisters Traveling Solo to book this trip.  Membership will be verified upon receipt of your deposit.  Non-members at the time of booking will be refunded.  

If you are not a member join us www.sisterstravelingsolo.com/membershipsignup

— Required After Deposit Is Paid

Signed Liability Form

Travel Insurance - Travel Insurance is not provided but is REQUIRED to attend this trip.  You will be asked to show proof of travel insurance before we depart.  A minimum of $250,000 in travel insurance is REQUIRED; coverage in total must cover (medical & evacuation). 

 

Sisters Traveling Solo will not travel with or include anyone in trip activities who don’t present the required travel insurance documentation at least 6 weeks before the trip departure date.  STS will alert you when and how to provide travel insurance information, please avoid emailing us any information.  When requested travel insurance information to include the requested coverage amounts and the dates that cover the span of our trip.  

— Questions?   

If you have any questions, please contact us at info@SistersTravelingSolo.com

We will be happy to answer all your questions regarding this trip.

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