CULTURAL HERITAGE VILLAGE – CONCEPT (CHV)
The unique 50 acre open plan site will consist of approximately 60 traditional homesteads with the
Participating Kingdoms having their own Main Traditional Buildings promoting their cultural and
selling good quality handicrafts. The boundary area of the total land will have security safe perimeter
fencing. One main amphitheatre will be constructed. The existing trees will be used.
TRAVELLING TO TRIBES/KINGDOMS BY ROAD
The logistical requirements of middle up-market International Cultural Visitors travelling on poor road conditions to visit various cultures are not realistic and too dangerous. The time it
would take on the terrible road conditions and most importantly their security is the reason Cultural Tourism promotion efforts internationally have yielded insignificant success in the past. So it is logical to have the Kingdoms is one area which is safe with security perimeter fencing, authentic, pollution free with close proximity to an airport.
CREATING THE CULTURAL HERITAGE VILLAGE CONCEPT
The creation of the Cultural Heritage Villages concept will allow visitors an insight into the ancient and diverse rich cultural and intangible heritages. The CHV will create employment;
become a major cultural destination in the world. CHV will act as a sophisticated showcase for visitors to sample the hospitality and culture of the.
It is feasible that the visitors will wish to travel to the regions after sampling the
different cultures first hand.
The requirement of the construction of authentic traditional homesteads and buildings must be to the highest standard. Each Tribe/Kingdom in the CHV will enable them to show-case their unique
elements of ancient architecture, homestead layout, farming, cooking, dressing, art, craft, dance,
and drama etc. We would evaluate The Tribe/Kingdoms requirements on the layout of the Cultural Village
and adapting their construction techniques onto the master construction plan. Nominated families
from each Kingdom will make their homes in the Heritage Villages they must provide the real culture of their particular Kingdom. All traditional homesteads and units will be built in
local materials, reed and banana fibres etc. to the highest standard and will incorporate Solar PV roof panels that blend into the architecture to provide hot water and electricity.
The international requirement of middle up-market cultural visitor is bio flush toilets and shower
and a comfortable creative bedroom. East Africa has so much diversified Culture, the best in Africa that must be streamlined and presented in authentic separate tribal cultural villages.
SOME OF THE FEATURES OF THE CULTURAL HERITAGE VILLAGE
Sixty rentable traditional homesteads.
Homesteads for the village chief, family, and staff.
Traditional Cuisine centre (restaurant)
Food storage techniques (granary).
Clay & pottery centre.
Blacksmiths artisans centre.
Woodworks artisan centre.
Cloth making and fashions, customers for specific groups, genders and ceremonies.
Ornaments and jewellery.
Traditional language institute.
Musical instruments production centre.
Centre of herbal medicinal and healing modalities.
Museum, archives and libraries.
MINIMUM TWO NIGHT PACKAGES TO THE CHV WILL CONSIST OF THE FOLLOWING:-
Rentable homestead stays for a minimum of two nights on an “all inclusive” bases,
including breakfast, lunch and dinner, soft drinks and beverages. Two days will allow the culture of the Tribes/Kingdoms to be portrayed to the visitors. the costing based on a minimum 2 night package
to be determined. Clients will be told that a donation from their payment will go to the Kingdoms plus a donation to the local community, this would make the visitors happy knowing that a
proportion of the payments go to enhance the culture and local community. A cheaper two night
mid-week package price will apply for arrivals on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays excluding public holidays. Traditional very well cooked food in clay pots. Guests will be encouraged to
opt for traditional wear, whatever the dress code of each village is. De-Luxe framed Kingdom
certificate. High speed broadband.
DAY VISITORS PASS TO CHV
We are evaluating day visitors; the logistics’ of a full day trip with arrivals from 10am departing
by 5pm. The price that is affordable for the domestic East African Market will be determined
plus an International visitor rate.
Adequate car parking must be catered for.
The main requirement would be pre-booking and proof of country of origin.
ADDITIONAL INCOME FOR TRIBES/KINGDOMS
Sale of expensive handicraft and paintings. Special events such as Weddings, Conferences etc. Ancient healing advice. Additional certificates and photographs. Possibility that the cultural visitors could make donations for projects important to that Kingdom. They may well be able to deduct this donation from their tax liability in their countries of origin. De-Luxe photographs separate from one with the Chief.
QUALITY CONDITIONS OF THE CHV
The Tribes/Kingdoms must provide the highest quality of cultural experience. They must plan their buildings with authentic materials from their region. Each homestead will be scrutinized by client’s comments and we have the right to make constructive Suggestions.
THE PROMOTION OF OPTIONAL EXTENSION PACAKGES
Taking into consideration the CHV near to Kisumu and on Lake Victoria, gives the possibility of
further night’s accommodation. As a spin off cultural visitors may wish to extend their visit and travel to the area they have interest in.
CONFERENCES, MEETINGS & INCENTIVES
CHV will be an ideal location to hold small conferences and meetings plus being used for incentive rewards. The potential of constructing a solar roofed conference centre and a solar villa styled
hotel is important.
The manifest would be controlled in London and Kenya and appointed bona fide’ travel agents
worldwide who will receive a booking fee. SGRE will create an electronic booking form request
on the web site where cultural visitors anywhere in the world can request their particular package. Payments will be made into an Escrow type of Bank Account with two signatures to obviate any financial problems.
BOOKING CONDITIONS FOR THE CHV
A comprehensive set of booking conditions will be engrossed. Non refundable deposit of 35%
to secure reservation for minimum two nights. In the event of a client cancelling, their initial
non-refundable deposit of 35% of the packages is forfeit. Final balances within 60 days prior
to arrival. There will be no refunds on cancelled bookings, legitimate cancellations through illness the clients will claim from their travel insurance policy. We will insist to see confirmation of the clients travel insurance. Any services clients do not require they cannot apply for partial refunds.
London 5th March 2012