Plan Your Trip

Visit Unity

If you need assistance in planning your trip to Kenya, including a visit to Unity, we encourage you to visit Uso Africa Safaris (“Faces of Africa”), which has a commitment to supporting community initiatives such as Unity.

If you are already part of a safari tour that includes Samburu National Reserve, a visit to Unity Village couldn’t be any easier! You will drive right by the village on your way to the Reserve.  Inform your driver that you would like to visit and he will be able to guide you there.

Unity requests a donation of 1000 KSh (approximately $12 USD) per person to visit the village. Also, given some difficulties between drivers and local villages within the tourist industry in Kenya,we kindly ask that you pay Unity Village directly. If your driver insists on giving him the money, please be present for the transaction between the driver and the village.

Please call, text or WhatsApp Apin Yasin at +254 700 449214 or email yasinapin.syef@gmail.com at least one day in advance if you would like to visit Unity Village. Knowing you plan to visit will allow the women to look for your arrival.

Places to Stay in Samburu

The best way to visit Samburu is to schedule a trip through a safari company.

Unity Women’s Village – https://unitywomensvillage.wordpress.com/staywithus

Samburu Lodge – http://www.wildernesslodges.co.ke/samburu_info.html
Keekorok Lodge – http://www.wildernesslodges.co.ke/keekorok_info.html
Larsen’s Camp – http://www.wildernesslodges.co.ke/larsens_info.html
Elephant Bedroom –http://www.africatravelresource.com/africa/kenya/c/laikipiae/samburu/elephant-bedroom-camp/
Samburu Sopa – http://www.sopalodges.com/samburu/home.html
Samburu Intrepids – http://www.heritage-eastafrica.com/tented-camps/samburu-intrepids/
Elephant Watch Safaris – http://www.elephantwatchsafaris.com/
Samburu Serena – http://www.serenahotels.com/serenasamburu/default-en.html

National Parks

The Samburu Game Reserve and Buffalo Springs Game Reserve lie within one kilometer of Unity Women’s Village. Ride through the plains and next to the river to spot wildlife such as giraffes, elephants, leopards and cheetahs. The region is also home to the Samburu Special Five (five species that are found only in this region of the world) including the oryx, gerenuk, Grevy’s zebra, reticulated giraffe, and  Somali ostrich.

Samburu National Reserve – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samburu_National_Reserve
Buffalo Springs National Reserve – http://www.kenyalogy.com/eng/parques/sbss.html
Kalama Conservancy – http://www.nrt-kenya.org/kalama.html

Additional Travel Information

Africa Travel Resource for Samburu region:

http://www.africatravelresource.com/africa/kenya/c/laikipiae/samburu/

When to Visit: You can visit the Samburu region and Unity Village year-round, though during the rainy seasons of October to mid-December and mid-March to early June, travel can be more difficult.  The climate is arid and hot with the mean annual temperature between 18° and 30° celsius.

Samburu Words and Expressions

Supa! – – Hello!
Oyie – – Hello too / I am good.
Ira supat – – How are you?
Kar supat. – – I am OK.
Lesere – – Goodbye

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12 thoughts on “Plan Your Trip

  1. Hello, My name is Isabela. I’m in Kenya (Makuyu) for volunteer job with a friend, and we really would like to visit! Would like to know what is the best day to go, we were wondering if it’s possible next wed (june 28th)! We would like informations about the visit , like how much time can we spend with you.
    Thanks for your attention
    regards

  2. GOOD MORNING
    MY NAME IS FABRIZIO ARICI FROM ITALY .
    I TRIED TO CONTACT APIN FOR A VISIT BUT HE HAS NOT ANSWERED ME YET. I ENCLOSEHEREWITH THE LETTER I SENT HIM. SINCE THERE ARE 16 OF US AND THE ORGANISATION IS QUITE DIFFICULT I’LL BE VERY GRATEFUL IF YOU COULD URGE ON HIM FOR THE REPLY.
    THANK YOU VERY MUCH
    FABRIZIO
    Dear APIN . At the end… We are ready!!! Has been a long tiring preparation. But now it’s all ok!!! I’ve spoken about my idea to visit the village with the others and they have shown real iterest about the issue.
    I’m happy to inform you that we’ll be at the village, if you agree, JULY the 20th.
    We’ll be arriving in the morning for we are hosted by Nkabune Childrens home , the place where we are going to stay for 15 days.
    We will be stayng there all day long so we can visite the village and enjoying your hospitality. I’ m wondering if we can even stay at the village for lunch.
    There are 9 students from 17 to 20, 3 teachers and others guests, probably 4.
    16 in total
    All I need to know is if you are available in that day in the cost all included par person.
    I look foward to your answer and I hope your requiremet will be acceptable in order to have the possibility to come and visit the village.
    thanks

  3. Hello;
    I am a Turkish woman writer writing about woman and man relationship. I’m planing to visit your village, stay for a while and live the soul of power of the woman unity. So I can show and narrate what the woman can achieve despite the all inhibitions. Is it possible to stay in the village?

    ayşegül kuşçu

  4. Hello, can someone get back to me on getting to Unity Village? I’ve spoken briefly with someone, but I believe he’s been really busy.

    Thank you so much!

    S

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