Nairobi: From Farm to Feast Small Group Tour

Nairobi: From Farm to Feast Small Group Tour

From $86 per person

You're picking up chicks and pigs, on this Nairobi tour that explores the relationship between farming and food. You’ll deliver a supply of chickens and pigs to a local community and find out how a local non-profit is helping to alleviate poverty.

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Duration 4 hours
Starting time 9:00 AM
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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit a street market and haggle alongside locals for pigs and chickens
  • Deliver sustainable food sources to villages on the outskirts of Nairobi
  • Sit down in a local’s home for tea and coffee, and learn about life in Kenya
  • Find out why the UN and WHO have said chicken and pig farming can help alleviate malnutrition in poorer communities
  • 100% of your tour costs will go to supporting nutrition efforts in local communities
Full description
Chicken and pig farming have been rated by the United Nations and World Health Organization as one of the most successful and quick-fix solutions to overcoming malnutrition in poor communities. On this Nairobi tour, you’ll head to a street-side market, where you’ll get to haggle alongside locals and pick up the fattest piglets and happiest little chicks for delivering to local communities.  With the piglets and chicks in your arms, travel up to villages in Kikuyu and Kayole, on the outskirts of Nairobi. One Horizon Africa, the partner on this tour, has rescue centers in these communities, where locals are in desperate need of a sustainable food source. Small pigs and chicken farms can help people to overcome food shortages and malnutrition. Because they breed quickly, pigs and chickens provide a valuable food and income source — in six months, malnourished and deprived communities can have a sustainable income source from the sale of excess eggs, chicken meat, and pork.  Once you handed over your purchases, you have the chance to sit down in a private home and hear locals’ stories about life in the community, shared over tea and coffee. These are grassroots communities that most travelers never get the opportunity to meet. 100% of your tour costs will go to the purchase and transport of chickens and piglets to the local communities you visit.  One Horizon Africa is a non-profit organisation dedicated to alleviating poverty in Kenya and South Africa, and holds no religious or political affiliations. Tours are managed by a dedicated Kenyan staffing team who all have a background in travel and tourism, and have joined the team because of their commitment to helping their fellow citizens. 
Includes
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Pick-up from and drop-off at your hotel
  • Unlimited bottled water, tea and coffee
  • Light snacks (sandwiches and fruit)
  • Photographs of you and the group (3 to 4 images for each person and group)
  • Souvenirs and personal items
  • Tips/gratuities for your guide
COVID-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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  • This is a child-friendly tour.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 / 5

based on 4 reviews

Review summary

  • Transportation
    5.0/5
  • Value for money
    5/5
  • Safety
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  • Service
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GREAT! A fantastic morning out to and engage and eat with true Kenyans

From the first moment Carol, the tour guide with her own extraordinairy story, welcoms you in the world of One horizon and explains all the ins and outs of the program. The oppertunity to talk to and eat with Kenyan grandmothers who share their life story is by far the best experience I have had in Nairobi - 10/10 would recommend doing this tour to get to see a bit of true Kenya!

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July 5, 2019

Well I have to say is this is an amazing tour I had the best fun in reality I think this is the best thing I’ve ever done in my life my tour guide she was amazing driver was amazing and it was supposed to be 12 people but in reality was just myself and I enjoyed it to the fullest.

June 19, 2018

Better than I could have imagined

I've already posted my photos on facebook and told the story to my friends. This experience will stick with me the rest of my life. I had no ideal donating 1 pig could be so important. I met Mary, Rosemary, Helen and Unice. I sipped tea while one of them told me their story. I cried, we laughed, they cooked. Amazing how something as small as an ink pen can be the turning point in someone's life. Our guides, Carol and Solomon were beyond expectation. Highly professional, informative and good people. Because of them I will look into more New Horizon programs. I've fallen in love with Kenya

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September 30, 2017

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