Green Belt Safaris (GBS)
Green Belt Safaris (GBS) offers an alternative Kenyan Safari for our guests. You will be taken through a cultural and conservation journey to meet the Green Belt Movement (GBM) communities and learn about their lives and wealth of experience in rural Kenya.
GBS provides an income for the Green Belt Movement communities involved and helps support the work of the Organization.
Green Belt Safari Options
Depending on your needs, GBS will customise the safaris to include a variety of features and experiences. Guests taking part in the safaris are initially accommodated at our Langata Learning Centre on the outskirts of Nairobi where the experience begins. Further details about Langata Learning centre can be read here.
The Green Belt Movement Eco-experience
This is our flagship GBS. Guests have the opportunity to experience our work while enjoying the rich culture of the communities we work with, and history of the Green Belt Movement.
Green Belt Movement’s Educational Safaris
An Educational Safari is ideal for student groups providing a structured experiential programme that encompasses talks and visits to sites of historical environmental significance. While it is ideal at 7-14 days, the programme can be modified and costed to meet the student's needs.
Green Belt Movement At a Glance
"At a Glance" is ideal for friends and supporters of GBM who want to familiarise themselves with GBM activities in the field but have limited time available. Often short and focused, this programme facilitates your visit in close collaboration with key staffs involved in programme implementation. An "At a Glance" GBS is usually 1-2 days long with an overnight stay with the community (or in a hotel if preferred, at the guest's cost).
Green Belt Movement’s Plant for Kenya
GBM has been scaling up our tree planting activities in forests around targeted watershed areas. This is a special opportunity for our supporters locally and from around the world to get insight into GBM's work. "Plant for Kenya" packages are planned around the planting season (rains). It focuses on tree planting but also facilitates inter-cultural exchange through community home stays. A Plant for Kenya trip would typically lasts for 3-5 days.
Visit our Flickr page for photos of our latest Green Belt Safari.
Langata Learning Center
Located in the heart of Karen South about 20km from the Nairobi CBD, a replica of natural paradise; spread over 9 acres with a breath-taking view of 18 different species of indigenous trees are the chic boutiques Traditional African Huts at The Langata Learning Center. Combining eco-friendly sustainability with modern architecture, the Huts are an oasis of comfort for business and pleasure.
The individual huts open up to secret walkways that lead to the fresh bird water bath, various herb gardens provide a variety of scents and flavor’s that usually end up on visitors’ plates. Set in green and tranquil avenues, The Langata Center offers Luncheons & dining’s in a myriad of ambient settings. Previously a country home bungalow which retains it’s essential character despite a contemporary decor.
Visitors awake to the sound of chirping tropical birds, with service from polite and courteous staff for those who want to experience the out of city ambience yet are still within the city limits, Langata Center offers the best accommodation.
Accommodation & Room Types
The Langata Center consists of a 4 bedroom Lodge and 10 Traditional Kikuyu Huts. Each Hut boasts vaulted ceilings with traditional grass roofing and natural mud finishing. Each room is graced with a king sized, hand carved, brown mahogany bed accessorised with soft, cosy cushions; the perfect place to refresh and relax. Every Hut opens up to an en-suite bathroom made with exquisite African marbles and twin showers as well as a large stand alone, claw-foot tub.
The spacious open plan lounge area in country house is furnished with tastefully designed decor and features a fireplace, making it the perfect place to cosy up with a nightcap or catch up on the latest films on the LCD flat screen TV. Our boutique country house also comes with a fully fitted kitchenette, making you feel immensely at home.
Dining & Staff
The Langata Center offers modern dining at its best with: the freshest flavours of locally-sourced produce, served in surroundings of distinctive contemporary design.
We farm our products and promote the finest indigenous food that Kenya has to offer, which are crafted by our friendly chefs into cuisine of the highest quality.
From the theatre of an open kitchen to intimate spaces for entertaining, places to relax, meet informally or just have fun, we provide experiences for our guests to remember, long into the future.
The Langata Center dining, an experience to savour!
At the Center
- Wireless internet (WiFi)
- Designated smoking zone
- Banda conference sitting 100pax
- Audio-visual equipment
- Cell phone rechargers
- Complimentary internet
Additional Nearby Attractions:
- Nairobi National Park
- The African Fund for Endangered Wildlife Giraffe Centre.
- Sheldrick Wildlife Trust elephant orphanage
- Karen Blixen Museum
- Kazuri Bead Factory
- Matbronze Wildlife Art Gallery
- Karen Blixen Coffee Garden and Tamambo Restaurant
- Talisman Restaurant
When you support the Langata Training Centre, you support the work of the Green Belt Movement. All proceeds from the centre are used to support our three main areas of activity - Gender, Livelihood and Advocacy, Tree Planting and Water Harvesting, and Mainstream Advocacy.
For further information and for bookings please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
A warm welcome from the center awaits you with extra comforts which make your stay “just like coming home.”