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19th August 2019 - Bucketlist Adventures

Day: August 19, 2019

Wambomba Gaston 19th August 2019 0

Nyege Nyege Festival Is Here!

One of the year’s most eclectic and exciting music festivals has dropped its long-awaited lineup, with the 2019 edition of the Nyege Nyege Festival unveiling its list of artists.

For four years now, Nyege Nyege Festival goers have found themselves cutting loose to sweet tunes at the fest. Described as “the Africa’s tomorrow land festival”, Nyege Nyege is without a doubt is now considered the most important 4-day international music festival in East Africa for both its one of a kind curation and its unique East African party vibe.

Nyege Nyege stands for PEACE, LOVE, and abundant JOY, for UNDERGROUND  MUSIC and musicians in AFRICA, from Africa or with a deep interest in getting to know the Continent better, it stands for FUN and CURIOSITY and pushing boundaries always with a sense INCLUSIVITY and an invitation to WONDER.

 We are getting ready, will you join us for this EXCITING TRIP to the Pearl Of Africa? See details;

ITINERARY

Day One (5th September): Fun & Games on Board
On this day meet up at 4.00pm after work and depart from Westlands, Nairobi heading west towards Uganda on A104. The journey through the rift valley is intriguing making stops at various places along the way. Our crew will be at hand to lead you on various board games on the way.

The drive takes you past the town of Nakuru, Kericho and Kisumu before arriving at the Busia border. Enjoy crossing the one-stop border stop recently opened as you also rest and have a light meal. Continue west into Uganda to arrive at Adrift River Camp Jinja early in the morning.

Day Two (6th September): Source of the Nile & Festival Tour

After setting up camp upon arrival, chill out at the adrift river camp. Later in the day visit the source of the Nile and go out on a boat at the source of the longest river in the world. In the evening head out to the festival site for the evening party line up.

Day Three (7th September): Extreme Adrenaline Day & Festival Tour

Today you wake up early to great safari Breakfast by our safari chef at the camp. Then you get to choose among a wide range of adrenaline as well as chilled activities to embark on. You can choose to do:-

Full Day Grade 5 Rafting: Spend the day with other team players in a combined raft rattling down the white furious rapids of the Nile. A buffet and party awaits you at the end.

Extreme Rafting: If team rafting is not exciting enough then this is it. Just you, a guide, and a small inflatable raft against the mighty rapids of the White Nile.

Extreme Raft River Board: This trip combines rafting and river boarding, so that you can rest the flat water sections and safely raft the few rapids that are considered unsafe for riverboarding. If you’re up to it, try your hand at river surfing on a standing wave.

Bungee Jumping: Take a leap over the 45m Platform over the Nile and if you are crazy enough you can choose to touch the water.

Tandem Kayaking:
Take a step of faith and hurtle down the Nile on a small kayak with a guide.

Nile Cruise: You can take a sundowner cruise on the Nile with your favorite drinks and music to accompany this amazing experience.

A host of other activities from Horseback safaris and Quad bikes also give you fewer adrenaline ways to experience the Nile. Late in the evening retire for an evening party at the festival venue.

Day Four (8th September): Jinja – Nairobi Return
Rise up to breakfast at Camp. Break Camp and depart for the journey back to Nairobi passing the western towns and the Great Rift Valley to arrive in the night. Our team will be at hand to ensure you have fun as you come back on the truck.

The trip ends with great memories.

B. WHAT TO CARRY:

1. Sleeping Bag if camping (We can hire one)
2. Toiletries(Towel, Soap, Tooth Brush, toothpaste, Tissue)
3. Proper Comfortable outdoor Shoes
4. Shoes with laces for use in water if doing water sports.
5. Drinks and Beverages
6. Mkeka hat or sunscreen
7. Warm Jacket
8. Sunglasses
9. Snacks eg. Crisps, biscuits, Sweets, cookies to last the trip
10. Day Pack /Small Bag to carry your personal items
11. Camera
12. An identification card or passport
13. Yellow fever certificate
14. Tip for guides and chef
15. Money for Activity Extras

C. Your Investment

EA Citizens/Residents: Camping Sharing KES 22,500
En-suite Room Sharing KES 28,500
En- Suite Room Single KES 32,500
PS: The rooms are a few blocks outside the camp. They must be booked by Mid August.

Package Includes:-
• Meals on Safari
• Transport on Overland truck
• Accommodation on Camping / Rooms as per package above
• All Camping Gear and equipment
• Professional Tour Guide
• Secure Advance Adrenaline bookings

Package Excludes:
Activity Extras: Rafting, River Boarding, Kayaking, Boarding etc. See attached schedule of the cost.
• En-route meals and drinks at designated stops
• Personal items as listed above
• Tips for Guides
• Medical and Insurance Expenses
• Yellow Fever, Visa for non-Citizens and Travel Documents

D. Payment and Booking
Make payments via MPESA Paybill Business Number 695596 and Account Number as Your Name.
Confirmations and queries must be confirmed with 0725 157 834 / 0777 118 114

Wambomba Gaston 19th August 2019 0

Escape To Sirville Lake Elementaita Lodge

We’ve all heard of the covetable weekends in NaxVegas, we have been there, we have done that-like that very thing on your mind. Yeah!!!! That one! Today, decided not to be a mchoyo and share a nice hideout. Some may know about it, Sirville Lake Elementaita Lodge.

Set right by the pool, the pool side bar offers cold refreshments……….

Sirville Lake Elementaita Lodge is distinctively located at the shoreline of Lake Elementaita in the Great Rift Valley. The word Elementaita comes from Maasai word muteita, meaning “dust place”, a reference to the dryness and dustiness of the area, especially between January and March. Elementaita is a home for hundreds of species of birds, in fact, the lake is a protected area due to its birdlife fame and also it has been named as one of the heritage sites together with the Lake Nakuru and Lake Bogoria by UNESCO. While at the lodge, be sure to enjoy the unparalleled values and gracious hospitality at all levels.

KEY FEATURES

  • Accommodation:
    • With lavish fabrics and modern amenities, the lodge’s rooms are designed to offer the guests relaxation.
    • The lodge has different room categories; The villa, superior lake view, deluxe and the honeymoon room.
  • The villa: This room features a lounge, two spacious bedrooms with comfortable beds spread out with fine fabrics creating a cozy feel, a perfect choice for families or groups with multiple occupants. It also has a private terrace.
    • Superior lake view room: With a balcony strategically placed, guests are ensured a magnificent and breathtaking view of the iconic Lake Elementaita at any time of the day.
    • Deluxe room: This elegant room offers guests a fantastic view of the well-manicured garden first thing in the morning. Ideal for everyone.
    • Honeymoon room: This room category which has a queen size bed is ideal for couples and/or newlyweds. A complimentary bottle of wine is offered to guests who select this category.
  • Dinning:
    • Guests can enjoy all-day dining at the restaurant which serves both local and international cuisine.
    • Find a great selection of local and international beers and wines at the Main Bar. For a breathtaking panoramic view of the Lake, the Lake view bar is the perfect spot for guests to sip their view favourite drink as they watch the sunset.
  • Facilities:
    • The lodge has a swimming pool where guests can take a dip and rejuvenate.
    • The lodge also offers exceptional conference services for meetings at reasonable prices.
  • Activities:
    • Quad biking
    • Bird watching
    • Nature walk
    • Swimming

Partying Shot; Wonderful location, small and friendly with direct access to the lakeshore. Beautiful gardens and general layout of lodge very pleasing with excellent views of the lake and surroundings from balcony Staff very helpful and welcoming.

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