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									Exploring the world… touching lives!
          Table of Contents

Map of Kenya                              2

Experience the difference…                3

History and Development of HHT&S          4

Example itineraries                       5

 Short Excursions                    6
 Full Day Trips                      7
 3 Day Safari                        8
 5 Day Safari                        9
 7 Day Safari                        10
 7 Day Tanzania & Kenya Safari       13
 Uganda Safari and Gorilla Trek      15
 5 Day Trek Mt Kenya                 17
 7 Day Trek Mt Kilimanjaro           18

Volunteer Opportunities                   20

 Community Health Care & Education   21
 Youth Empowerment                   22
Contact Us                                23

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       MAP OF KENYA
and SURROUNDING EAST AFRICA



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 Kenya, with its breath taking scenery, exotic flora
and fauna, and plethora of cultural diversity provides
  a unique travel destination to anyone wishing to
      experience the wonders of East Africa.

  Whether you‟re looking to lie back and enjoy the
 beaches of Mombasa, embark on a Safari through
 the majestic National Game Parks, or climb to the
summit of Mt Kenya, Helping Hands Tours & Safaris
can organize a trip tailor made to suit your interests.



   Helping Hands Tours & Safaris –
     Experience the difference…

HHT&S not only offers you the opportunity to tour East
Africa but also gives you a chance to experience and
contribute to the wellbeing of the local community.

Our unique organization seeks to provide visitors with
high-quality tours and safaris with a difference. Tourists
have the chance to experience the beauty of East Africa
in addition to volunteering in local community projects
facilitated by HHT&S affiliate non-profit organizations,
Community Support Group and Matibabu Foundation.

HHT&S strive towards excellence in catering for
customers’ individual requests to ensure a satisfying and
rewarding experience.



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        History and Development
HHT&S was founded in January 2006 in an effort to
create a financial back bone for its existing non-profit
community organizations; Community Support Group
and Matibabu Foundation, in Kenya.

Community Support Group (CSG) was established in
2001 to provide a survival mechanism for the poor living
in the Kibera slums of Nairobi. Recently, CSG has had
rapid growth, expanding beyond the city limits to reach
rural communities. CSG’s major objectives include:

 community health care
  & education
 environmental
  awareness & sanitation
 youth sports &
  community media
 poverty alleviation

In 2004, with the help of eight American doctors, the
Matibabu Foundation was established to work in tandem
with CSG, providing medical care, support, education
and supplies to residents of Ugenya, Kenya.

HHT&S was established to offer its international visitors
“something different.” We offer unique safaris and sight
seeing trips in conjunction with opportunities to
participate and contribute to some of the voluntary
programs taking place within CSG/Matibabu. Profits from
the organization are re-invested into the community by
financially supporting CSG and Matibabu’s social
development and health related initiatives/projects.



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Helping Hands Tours and Safaris are able
 to cater for a variety of client interests,
       budget and time schedules.


 We have provided a number of example
  itineraries and tour options for you to
 browse. However, we like to encourage
    our clients to be creative with their
                  holiday…


Using both our knowledge and personal
 experience we aim to develop a unique
holiday experience with your input – one
  which you will treasure for a lifetime!




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                                 Short Excursions
NAIROBI CITY TOUR – 3hrs

Tour through Nairobi’s shopping districts, the law courts,
Parliament buildings, Uhuru Park, the city market, the
National Museum and Snake Park. Complete your visit
by standing back and viewing Nairobi’s city centre from
the Kenyatta International Conference Center.

NAIROBI NATIONAL PARK – 4hrs

Visit the only game park within the limits of the city, also
featuring the highest concentration of black rhinos in the
world. Then proceed to the Animal Orphanage where
wounded/orphaned animals are nursed back to health.

KAREN BLIXEN MUSEUM, LANGATA GIRAFFE
CENTER & CARNIVORE RESTAURANT

Visit the “Out of Africa” Karen Blixen museum, located in
the house where this famous author resided. Proceed to
the Giraffe Center where you will have the opportunity to
hand feed Rothschild Giraffes. After a day of touring a
stop at the famous Carnivore restaurant where you can
sample an excellent range of succulent barbequed game
meat and an extensive choice of well varied dishes.


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                                    Full Day Trips

RIFT VALLEY AND MT LONGONOT

Spend the day trekking the dormant volcano of Mt
Longonot to see the breathtaking views of the Rift Valley.

LAKE NAKURU

Nakuru National park is the best place in Kenya to sight
white rhinos grazing by the lakeside, accompanied by the
spectacular view of a sheet of pink flamingos covering
the shores of the lake. After driving to the Lake to arrive
in time for lunch, you will experience an afternoon’s
game drive, heading back to Nairobi with a stop over at
the Naviasha Country Club for tea or coffee. Arrive back
in Nairobi early the next morning.

KIBERA SLUMS TOUR

A unique opportunity exists for visitors to be taken
through Kibera, the largest slum area in Eastern Africa.
You will be safely guided through local youth community
projects, learning about the history and current
environment of the Kibera slums. Engage in an eye
opening perspective of the way a developing African
community lives.


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                                       3 Day Safari
MAASAI MARA

Day 1

Depart from Nairobi in the early morning to travel to
Masai Mara. After lunch proceed to enjoy an afternoon
game drive though the national park, a classic example
of the African savanna. Dinner and overnight stay at a
lodge/camp.

Day 2

After an early breakfast depart on a full day game drive.
The park is densely populated with a wide range of wild
life, including the Big 5 – lions, leopards, numerous
heard of elephants, giraffes, wildebeest and many more.
Dinner and overnight stay at a lodge/ camp.

Day 3

Early Game drive before breakfast. Late breakfast and
then leave for Nairobi taking lunch en route.




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                                        5 Day Safari
ABERDARES – SAMBURU – MT KENYA – LAKE
NAKURU

Day 1

Drive north of Nairobi to the Aberdares game park. After
lunch at the hotel transfer to the Treetops hotel or, if
camping, spend the day walking though Aberdares.

Day 2 & 3

Drive to Samburu arriving in time for lunch. Afternoon
game drive, dinner and overnight stay at camp/lodge.
After morning game drives and lunch proceed to Mt
Kenya arriving in time for dinner. Overnight at a lodge.

Day 4

After an early breakfast and game drive proceed to Mt.
Kenya Safari Club for lunch. Dinner and overnight stay at
the club.

Day 5

After a leisurely morning breakfast return to Nairobi.



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                                       7 Day Safari
AMBOSELI – TSAVO – MOMBASA

Day 1

Leave Nairobi traveling via Namanga on the Tanzania
border to Amboseli. After lunch depart on an afternoon
game drive. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.

Day 2

After an early breakfast head to visit the snow caped Mt
Kilimanjaro then proceed to picnic in the Amboseli plains.
Dinner and overnight at camp/lodge

Day 3

After an early morning game drive return for a late
breakfast then head to Tsavo west game park in time for
lunch. Spend the afternoon on game drives passing
though the Mzima springs and Chylul Hills. Dinner and
overnight at lodge.




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Day 4

After breakfast head out on a game drive in Tsavo East
visit Lugard falls. Dinner and overstay at lodge.

Day 5

After an early breakfast head to the coast to the beautiful
beaches of Mombasa. Proceed to cottages for lunch.
Spend the afternoon at leisure relaxing on the golden
beached under the Kenyan sun. Dinner and overnight at
lodge.

Day 6

Spend the entire day at leisure relaxing swimming and
wandering around the spectacular beaches of the
Kenyan coast.

Day 7

After breakfast embark on a tour around the historic sites
of Mombasa city. After an early lunch head back to
Nairobi.




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   OUT OF KENYA
Other tours, safaris and
     holiday ideas




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         7 Day Kenya & Tanzania Safari
ARUSHA – TARANGIRE – NGORONGORO -
SERENGETI

Day 1

Leave early from Nairobi for Arusha via the Namanga
border to arrive at lodge/camp for lunch. After lunch drive
to Tarangire National Park for an afternoon game drive.
Return to Arusha lodge/campsite for dinner and
overnight stay.

Day 2

After breakfast enjoy a game drive through Lake
Manyara and continue on to the rim of the Ngorongoro
Crater to check in for dinner and overnight stay at
lodge/campsite.

Day 3

A highlight awaits you early this morning as you descend
through the early morning mists 2,000 feet to the crater
floor. Spend a full day searching for rhino, elephant,
buffalo and the big cats.




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Day 4

After an early breakfast leave for the Serengeti. First
stopping at Ol Duvai Gorge, famous site of Dr Louis
Leakey’s discovery of prehistoric “Homo Habilis.” Arrive
in the Serengeti in time for dinner and overnight stay in
lodge/campsite.

Day 5 & 6

Morning and afternoon game drives are included in this
great wildlife reserve. At times, there are over 35 species
of plans game as well as over one million wildebeest and
five hundred thousand zebra in this, Tanzania’s largest
park.

Day 7

Depart after breakfast this morning and fly to Arusha for
lunch. Continue by road to Nairobi.




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            Uganda Safari and Gorilla Trek
KAMPALA – MURCHISON FALLS – NILE – FORT
PORTAL – QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK

Day 1

Depart Kampala for a panoramic drive through the famous
Luwero Triangle and Masindi Town to Murchison Falls
National Park arriving in time for a picnic lunch. Marvel at
the Nile, and return for dinner and overnight at
lodge/campsite.

Day 2

Cross the placid Victoria Nile to the northern bank where
you will spot elephant, lion, buffalo, giraffe, hyena and if
you are lucky, the leopard. After a packed lunch picnic, go
for a boat safari up the Victoria Nile to the base of the falls
stopping just tens of meters from the "Devil's Cauldron".

Day 3

All day drive south via Hoima to Fort Portal, resting in the
shadow of the fabled “Mountains of the Moon.” Dinner and
overnight at Kibale Tented Camp




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Day 4

Full day walk through Fort Portal in search for
chimpanzees and other primates. This areas is excellent
for viewing bird life and seeing primates at close
quarters. Dinner and overnight at Kibale campsite.

Day 5 & 6

After an early breakfast proceed to Queen Elizabeth
National Park for a morning game drive following the
mystical Ruwenzori Mountain Range. Enjoy the unique 2
hour boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel into Lake
Edward offering an excellent view for bird watching and
game viewing. Dinner and overnight at lodge. Continue
for a second game drive through this majestic area the
next day.

Day 7

Take an early morning departure to Maramagambo
Forest, climbing through tropical forest and catch a
glimpse of a variety of primates, including chimpanzee.
Visit the Bat Caves and the “Blue Lake.” Drive onwards
to Kampala, with a stopover in Mbarara for lunch, arriving
back early evening.



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A variety of treks can be organized for
individuals of different fitness levels.

5 day Mt Kenya Trek
MT KENYA UP SIRIMON DOWN NARO MORU

Day 1
After breakfast you will leave Nairobi for Nanyuki town. A
town set on the foothills of Mt Kenya. After lunch spend the
rest of the afternoon acclimatizing. Overnight at Nanyuki
budget hotel.

Day 2
After breakfast, drive to the Sirimon Track Park Gate. Hike to
Old Moses hut in an average time of 3 hours, lunch enroute.
Dinner overnight at the hut, 3,300m above sea.

Day 3
An early start for Shiptons, alt. 4,200m (average hiking time
is 6 hours) lunch enroute. Dinner/overnight at the hut.

Day 4
Wake up to a pre-dawn attempt of Pt Lenana, 4,985m above
sea level. If the weather is clear you can see Mt Kilimanjaro
to the south, Mt Elgon to the west and the Indian Ocean to
the east. Surrounded by glaciers and ice rock caves,
descend leisurely to Mackinders camp on the Naro Moru
trail, meals enroute (5 hours). Dinner/overnight at the Teleki
Valley hut.

Day 5
After breakfast, descend to Met station (3 hours) and catch
your transport to Naro Moru town for lunch, returning to
Nairobi that evening.



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7 day Mt Kilimanjaro Trek

KILIMANJARO VIA MARANGU ROUTE

Day 1

Leave early from Nairobi for Arusha, arriving in time for
lunch. You will have the afternoon to organize any gear
required for the trek. Overnight at Arusha hotel.

Day 2

After breakfast drive to Moshi and onto Marangu Park
Gate, the set off point for your 3 hour hike to Mandara
Hut (9km). Here, we are at 2,774m above sea level and
you will spend your first night on Kilimanjaro.

Day 3

Begin your trek to Horombo hut in an average hiking time
of 8 hours, lunch enroute. In clear weather Mawenzi and
Kibo peaks can be seen. Dinner and overnight at the hut,
alt. 3,761m.



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Day 4

After breakfast hike 13km to Kibo hut, alt. 4,732m in an
average time of 6 hours. You will encounter spectacular
mountain vegetation such as lobelia, giant cacti &
groundsel.

Day 5

Wake at 2:00am for a pre-dawn attempt of the summit. It
takes 5 hours to Gilman’s Point 5,681m above sea level.
From Gilman’s it takes 1 hour to summit Uhuru Peak, the
highest point in Africa at 5,896m above sea level.
Descend to Horombo hut for overnight.

Day 6

After breakfast, descend to the Marangu Park Gate via
Mandara. You will be transferred to your Arusha hotel for
overnight.

Day 7

After breakfast depart for Nairobi on the morning or
afternoon shuttle



  Why not consider trekking one of Kenya‟s other
   mountains; Mt Meru, Mt Elgon or Aberdares?




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     VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
HHT&S provides clients with the opportunity to
  combine their holiday with a volunteering
                experience.

You can volunteer within one of our affiliated
community organizations in a variety of areas
  for any length of time, depending on your
 interests and skills. Take the opportunity to
contribute to society while engaging with the
        African culture and its people.




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 Community Health Care & Education
                         - UGENYA
THE MATIBABU HEALTH CLINIC

The Matibabu Health Clinic focuses on providing quality
medical health care at a subsidized cost to local residents.
Other projects run by the health clinic include the Healthy
Children's Clinic (that focuses on the issue of worm
control) and the Mosquito Net Distribution Project.

YOUTH FRIENDLY CENTRE

The Youth Friendly Centre strives to empower youths to
realize their potential for self-help. The Centre, in
conjunction with the Matibabu Health Clinic, also stresses
the need of dialogue, specifically regarding health and
reproductive issues such as HIV/AIDS.

WOMEN'S CENTRE

CSG’s Women's Centre aims to provide a platform for
women of all ages to empower themselves and realize
their own abilities and potential for self-help. It provides a
safe haven for women to voice their concerns or opinions
pertaining to issues that affect their lives.



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                         Youth Empowerment
                                  - KIBERA
LEARNING, VOCATIONAL & RESOURCE CENTRE

Provides youth and adults in Kibera with access to a
variety of resources including literacy classes, computer
training and a library equipped with educational
materials. This centre also aims to provide youth school
drop-outs with vocational training in skills such as
handicrafts, agriculture and small business management.


HIV/AIDS AWARENESS

Encouraging youth in secondary schools and the
community to discuss issues around AIDS and other
related STI’s. Outreach programs in schools include the
production and distribution of the “Straight Talk” magazine.


WASTE MANAGEMENT & SANITATION

Educating youth about environmental management and
protection through the establishment of waste
management and recycling programs in the community.




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“Kenya is a majestic country. I had the opportunity to not
   only experience the beauty of its environment but
 through volunteering I shared the warmth and spirit of
             African culture and its people.”
         Michel Crevecoeur, the Netherlands

  “I had seen the big 5 at the zoo, but seeing them on
 safari made me realize there is nothing more beautiful
 than observing these animals in their natural habitat.”
                   Emily Guh, China

 “To be confronted with the actual image of „poverty‟ and
recognize how something little really does go a long way
  in communities such as Kibera really inspired me to do
 more. My volunteer experience taught me that I, as one
individual, can make a difference – even from Australia!”
          Chloe Reschke- Maguire, Australia



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          P.O. BOX 11493 – 00100 NAIROBI
              Maendeleo House. 7th floor
      Tel: 254 20223957/3 Cell: 254 733 624373
          Email: info@helpinghandstours.org
         Website: www.helpinghandstours.org



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