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
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.
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
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
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.
From Nairobi our company
can transport you directly into Kogelo or combine the visit with
other destinations like Maasai Mara, Samburu, Amboseli and the
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
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
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
SUMMARY COST PP IN USD
FEB-28 FEB 2009
Summer Jul-Oct 2009
23DEC-02 JAN 2010.
dates attracts a less price.
The above price include the following:
Accommodation per person
sharing. Accommodation in some of the finest lodges in
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.
Meals (Guests to buy their own drinks)
Mineral water throughout the tour
Park entrance fees
Services of a qualified licensed driver guide
and assist at the airport.
can be combined with Rwanda 4 days. See
safaris- 4 days 3 nights.
Please feel free to ask any
question regarding the tour.