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THE LAIKIPIA HIGHLANDS GAMES
24th September 2011

LAIKIPIA NATURE CONSERVANCY

THE GALLMANN MEMORIAL FOUNDATION
THE GREAT RIFT VALLEY TRUST
LAIKIPIA NATURE CONSERVANCY

Greetings from Laikipia Nature Conservancy!

Thank you for your interest in this year's Laikipia Highlands Games. The following information is provided to assist you in planning your visit to this year's event on September 24th, 2011.

GENERAL INFORMATION:
A detailed timed programme for the event will be availed to all guests upon arrival.

The event will start on September 24th, at 9 am sharp, with all teams registered and ready to go.

Most people- if coming by car from Nairobi - prefer to arrive the day before the event, the 23rd of September, and camp on the Conservancy. Most people will spend Saturday night and leave at their leisure on Sunday, the 25th, after breakfast. Limited accommodation is available at Thompson Falls Lodge, in Nyahururu, details below, which is only one hour away from us.

The entry fees are as follows:

Per car Kshs. 1,000 - independently from number of guests; this applies to every car, but is included in the self-campers fee.

Camping fee for self campers: per car – Kshs. 7,000

If you wish to pre-register in any of the single entry events, kindly let me know so I can send you the relevant information on the cost of event registration. In case you want to participate a list of events is below.

TRANSPORT:
You can get here by road or air, depending on your preference. Our booking office can help, contact person is Laban, whose email is: mukutan@gallmannkenya.co.ke

By Air:
From Nanyuki: Tropic Air
Contact Joseph: 0734 333 044 email: info@tropicairkenya.com

From Nairobi: Safarilink
Contact Anu: (020) 600787 or 0734338888 Email: res@safarilink.com
Please reference the.Laikipia Highlands Games with your inquiry. We can do the Reservation on your behalf-but payment will be directly to Safarilink/Tropic.

The site of the 2011 Laikipia Highlands Games, Mbogani ya Dume/Woodhenge Plains, is 14 minutes by car from our Laikipia Main airstrip.

NO ENTRY FEES WILL BE PAID AT THE GATE. FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE, WE HAVE TWO OPTIONS; YOU CAN PAY BY CHEQUE MADE OUT TO THE GREAT RIFT VALLEY TRUST. WE ARE UTILIZING A SAFARICOM M-PESA LINE: 0710107201 WHERE PAYMENT MAY BE SENT IN ADVANCE BY GUESTS UTILIZING THEIR MOBILE PHONES; A CODE WILL THEN BE RECEIVED VIA TEXT MESSAGE BY GUESTS WHO HAVE PAID. THIS CODE WILL BE YOUR ENTRY ACCESS AND MUST BE PRESENTED FOR VALIDATION AT THE GATE UPON ENTRY.

By Road:
1). Self drivers: DIRECTIONS TO LAIKIPIA HIGHLANDS GAMES: (attached)
2.) By hired transport: Minibus for 9 pax and bus for 25 pax available c/o Lets Go Travel: Contact Joseph Tel.0722 856 519 joseph@lets go safari.com
OR: Contact: Paula
Tel.0722 472 223 Email: Paula@letsgosafari.com

ACCOMMODATION: Most people, since the games begin early on Saturday 24th, prefer to arrive the night before - and spend night after games conclude.

1. SELF CAMPERS:
We are establishing a camp site for self campers, who will bring their own tents. Toilets and showers will be available. Cost Kshs.7000 per car.

2. HIRED TENTS
a.) Limited amount of Conservancy Tents available for hire b) Limited amount of Retreat Lodge and Centre of Origin Makena Lodge accommodation available
enquiries at Contact Laban at:
mukutan@gallmannkenya.co.ke

c) Tented accommodation in fully furnished tents by Robin Hurt Safari provided:

at twin tent $300 for 1 night and 200 for 2 night, a single tent will be at $240 for 1st night and $160 for 2nd night. You can pay them directly, letting us know by copying us correspondence so we are on the same script.

Contact Mouse at:
rhsk@swiftkenya.com Mention: LAIKIPIA HIGHLANDS GAMES

3. THOMPSON FALLS LODGE, NYAHURURU: (Please see rates below)
Tel: 0735 294 452 Att: Mr Ndirangu, Manager EMAIL:
tfalls@africaonline.co.ke Mention: LAIKIPIA HIGHLANDS GAMES
IF YOU PREFER WE CAN DO THE RESERVATION ON YOUR BEHALF NOTE: All meals for the above at LHG caterers, Bogani Dume from Friday evening.

FOOD & DRINK
Snacks, Drinks and ice cream will be for sale at stalls set up in the field, throughout on the day of the event.

A restaurant serving meals and snacks will be open for dinner on Friday evening, and remain open, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner for the convenience of our guests, through Saturday evening through to breakfast on Sunday. Catering by Kimathi Caterers, with payment directly to the caterers on site for all meals.

A cash bar will also be available in our lighted dining boma under the stars!

ENTERTAINMENT:
Local entertainment will be provided the night after the event, whilst all guests will enjoy the athletes, acrobats, and dancers throughout the day during the Highlands Games.

Please come and join us for all the fun, competition, and excitement! We look forward to seeing you on September 24h!

Regards, Sansi
email: event@gallmannkenya.co.ke
cell: 0735 943 008
M-pesa line: 0710 107 201
For further information please visit our website at:
www.gallmannkenya.org/news and events

ACCOMMODATION DETAILS:
Robin Hurt Safari Tents Are equipped with:
Inside - Usually 2 single beds or 1 double bed, bedside table, luggage racks, shelves, kilim rugs, Solar lamp, bed-linen, towels, blankets, bedspreads, mirrors, torch, waste- paper basket, water flasks, glasses, soap and loo rolls, etc
Verandah - 2 chairs, table, wash-stands, basins, buckets, pressure lamp and hurricane lamp
Bathroom - Shower and latrine both equipped, in separate sections - insect proof with full roof
Thompson Falls Lodge Nyahururu one hour away.
(Accommodation Prices in KSH)
RESIDENTS
Single
Kshs. Bed & Breakfast 2,600.00
Double
Kshs. 3,600.00
There are 28 Rooms: (i) Six are Triples with three beds (ii) One Single Room with one bed (iii) 21 are Double Rooms with two beds.

EVENTS

Individual events

  1. 3000m – Men and women
  2. 1500m – Men and women
  3. 400m – Men and women
  4. 100m - Men and women
  5. Javelin – Men Only
  6. Long Jump – Men and women
Teams
  1. Football- Men only (6 aside)
  2. Volleyball- Men and women
  3. 4x 100m Relay – Men and women
  4. 4x 200m Relay – Men and women
  5. Tug Of War
  6. Men only Tribal games
  7. Men and women 7s Rugby Exhibition Match
  8. Cricket Exhibition Match.

NON RESIDENTS: 3100
CHILDREN: Under 2 Years No Charge 2 to 6 Years 50% 7 to 12 Years 75%
The teams must be registered, latest, by 14th September 2011.

 

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