Kogelo, Nyang'oma K'ogelo-Birth Place, Nyangoma, Obama Husein Barack

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Kogelo, Nyang'oma K'ogelo-His excellence the President of the United States of America, Barack Hussein Obama was born of a Kenyan father, Barack Hussein Obama Snr  and an American mother, Stanley Ann Dunham. Kenya has scored yet another first. The cradle of mankind, famous for wildebeest migration, is now the paternal home of the most powerful man in the world, the 44th President of the United States of America-Barack Hussein Obama. See below for a tour of Kogelo, including visits to Maasai Mara, Lake nakuru, Samburu Parks.  The tour also include city tours of Nairobi and Kisumu plus visits to local people- The samburu, the maasai and the luos at only USD 4000 PP sharing. Car Hire Nairobi Kenya to visit Kogero

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Kogelo, Nyang'oma K'ogelo, birth place of Barack Obama Husein Snr.

Nyang’oma Kogelo (K'ogelo), the birth place of Hussein Obama Snr, the father of Barack Hussein Obama, the 44th President of the United States of America.  It is located in  Siaya District, Nyanza Province of Western Kenya, on the shores of Lake Victoria.

As of Wednesday, 5th of Nov 2008, Kogelo is not just a village but an international melting pot.  The international press gathered here to witness for themselves the celebrations following the election of Barack Hussein Obama as the 44th President of the United States of America. Before the emergence of Senator Barack Obama, Kogelo village had only a primary school.  As the US campaign gained momentum, Kogelo (K'ogelo)  underwent one of the many overnight transformations.  One morning people woke up to find a police camp at the homestead of Sarah Obama, the maternal grandmother of President Obama.  As the election campaign progressed and victory was definite,  electricity posts were laid towards Kogelo.  By the time Obama was announced as the winner, villagers had electricity.    Further down the page is a proposed tour package of  11 days Kogelo including visits to Samburu, Buffalo Springs, Sweet Waters, Lake Nakuru and Maasai Mara  at USD 4000 PP sharing for two.

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Will one be able to meet the celebrated Mama Obama?- Answer- Unlike USA where you need an appointment to meet someone, in rural Kenya you need no appointment.  Lady Sarah will meet you if she is available.  Besides lady Sarah, you will talk with the real relatives of President Obama and ask any question you desire.  Remember to be sensitive to their privacy.

For further references on Kogelo Transformation read below.

Obama Visits Kenya

The first visit to Kenya of Barack Obama was a private affair.  He was met at the airport by his sister Auma with a battered Volkswagen.  He would sleep on a couch in his sister's house.  The journey to Kogelo (K'ogelo) was by train and then Matatu (public transport in Kenya) where he shared space with chicken.  He even had a taste of parenthood as sometimes tired parents would place babies on  his laps.  This trip was an eye opener to this son of four continents. (Remember born in USA, early childhood in Asia, an African father and a Western Education) . He discovered his father and experienced the community warmth enjoyed by the peoples of Kenya.  On arrival he was met by his immediate family.  This was a complete contrast to his second visit as a senator.  He not only arrived by a private jet, but he was met by who is who in Kenya.  He had a scheduled visit to President Mwai Kibaki, Raila Odinga and other senior officials.  His visit to Kogelo was by a motorcade.  Kogelo was a carnivore of sorts with celebrations. However his lecture of corruption did not go down well with some government officials. See An Honest Government,  A hopeful Future


What of the third visit?  Your guess is as good as mine.  However why not visit Kenya and see for yourselves the wonderful country which God has blessed to father the most powerful man in the world.  Kenya is the cradle of mankind.  Evolutionist have evidence that suggests that Kenya in indeed the garden of Eden. 


See below for a tour of Kogelo including Samburu National park, Maasai Mara and Lake Nakuru Parks.


Getting to Kogelo / The Presidential Heritage Safari (see the map above for directions)

Being the current centre of the world, Kogelo is accessible from any corner of the globe.  From anywhere in the world you can fly into Nairobi's Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA).  Flying into Nairobi is easier than ever.  From any of the USA cities, the best connections are via London Heathrow and Amsterdam Schipol Airports. Delta's direct flight from Atlanta has delayed due to technical issues.

  • Drive to Kogelo

  • Fly Nairob-Kisumu and drive to Kogelo

  • Use Overnight Nairobi-Kisumu train and drive to Kogelo

From Nairobi our company can transport you directly into Kogelo or combine the visit with other destinations like Maasai Mara, Samburu, Amboseli and the famous Serengeti. 


Car Hire:

We do hire cars from Nairobi to Kogelo. The best option will be a 4WD car.  Even a small 4WD like a Toyota RAV4 will do it. 


Below is our proposed package tour including a visit to Kogelo

Day 1 - Nairobi City -
Upon arrival in Nairobi you will be met and driven to your hotel.  Nairobi Serena Hotel [BB].  The Nairobi Serena Hotel is one  of the best hotels in Nairobi.  After check in and relaxation have lunch at Nairobi Serena and proceed for a city tour.  Visit the National Museums, the parliament building and Jomo Kenyatta Mausoleum, snake park etc.  Have dinner at a city restaurant and return to Nairobi Serena for overnight.

Days 2 & 3 - Samburu Game Reserve
After breakfast, and drive to Samburu Nature Reserve.  Being North of the equator Samburu and Buffalo Springs nature reserves have rare species like Grevy's zebra, reticulated giraffe, and Beisa oryx.  In this area are Kenya's Sub tribe of the Samburu people.  Overnight Samburu Serena Safari Lodge [B,L,D]

Days 4Sweet Waters Game Sanctuary

After breakfast drive to Sweet Waters game sanctuary.  This private ranch has some of Kenya's rare species including Chimpanzees and the black rhinos.  Numerous activities undertaken in this ranch include camel and horse riding, night game drives, chimpanzee tracking and visits to the local Samburu people.  Sweet Waters also offers best views of Mt Kenya.  Overnight Sweet Waters Tented Camp.  B/L/D

 Day 5 Lake Nakuru National Park


After breakfast drive to Lake Nakuru National Park via Thomson Falls (Nyahururu).   Arrive at Lake Nakuru in time for lunch followed by an extensive game drive into the lake shore.  Nakuru is famous for its bird spectacle.  The lake boasts of over  a million flamingoes and large numbers of big game including, buffaloes, lions, black and white rhinos.  Overnight Lion Hill Lodge B/L/D


 Day 6/7/8 Maasai Mara Game Reserve
.Drive to  Maasai Mara.  Have game drives and visit locals.  On day 7 you have an option of early morning Balloon safari or game drive. All meals and overnight at Maasai Mara Serena Lodge [B,L,D]

Day 9 - Kisumu and Nyang’oma Kogelo

Breakfast and drive to Kisumu for a city tour.  Kisumu has a colorful market, Kisumu Museum and the Impala Sanctuary.  Lunch at the Imperial Hotel.  Dinner at one of the restaurant. Overnight at Imperial Hotel, Kisumu [B,L,D]

Day 10 -Visit To Kogelo Village, Nyang'oma
Drive to Kogelo.  Visit the locals, Obama Primary school, dispensary and return to Kisumu.  Dinner and overnight at Imperail Hotel, Kisumu [B,L,D]

Day 11 - Back to Nairobi + Departure
After breakfast transfer to the airport and fly back to Nairobi


Enquire on this tour via email: rnxploresafaris@gmail.com










Cost per person










Price Validity: 

  • 01 FEB-28 FEB 2009

  • Summer Jul-Oct 2009

  • 23DEC-02 JAN 2010.

Other dates attracts a less price.

The above price include the following:  

  •  Accommodation per person sharing.  Accommodation in some of the finest lodges in Kenaya.

  • Transportation in a safari car with driver and fuel. This is a private safari car. The driver guide is prohibited from transporting any one other than the group participants.

  • All driver's allowances

  • All Meals (Guests to buy their own drinks)

  • Mineral water throughout the tour

  • All Park entrance fees

  • Services of a qualified  licensed driver guide

  • Meet and assist at the airport.

This tour can be combined with Rwanda 4 days. See Rwanda gorillas  safaris- 4 days 3 nights.

Please feel free to ask any question regarding the tour.

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President and Mama Sarah Obma, the maternal grand mother


Young Obama and Dad













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