INOW Kenya 2023

Trip Info

YOU ARE INVITED!


GTM Ministries and Mziki Tours are so happy to invite you to join us for our INOW Kenya trip June 26-July 3 2023! After we a bit of a wait due to Covid, we are looking forward to a fantastic celebration in this beautiful country! It will be a week filled with amazing music, concerts, lots of wonderful people that you get to spend time with IN PERSON. And we will of course also enjoy some Kenyan adventures such as a safari!

This trip is for choirs and individuals alike. We will sing together in a mass choir led by some awesome directors, singers and musicians from many different countries. The mass choir will consist of 200-300 Kenyan singers, PLUS any of you who would like to join!

Bring your friends and your family and let us come together across nations, cultures and languages and praise God with joy and thankfulness for what is behind us; and for the amazing hope we have even in the midsts of a challenging time. We are looking forward to seeing you there! 


 

Location: Nakuru, Kenya

Date: June 26th - July 3rd 2023.
Arrival in Nairobi, Kenya on Monday June 26th (if you fly from the USA, you will probably leave on Sunday June 25th)
 and return on Monday July 3rd (arrival back may be a day later depending on your final destination).


If you want to extend your trip by 4-5 days; two additional, fantastic package deals to Mombasa and Maasai Mara are available below. We can also customize a package for you.
 

Airport: Nairobi (Jomo Kenyatta International Airport - NBO)

Price: 1300 Euros per person (+ Airfare)

Included in the price
- Lodging at a hotel (7 nights)
- All ground transportation (including airport transfers)
- All meals while there (3 meals per day)

- All activities included in the program (Safari etc)
- Adm.fees
- T-shirt 
- Tour leaders and planners from GTM Ministries & Mziki Tours that will make sure you have a smooth and enjoyable trip!

 

Not included in the price:
- Airfare
- Visa (usually about 50 Euros, this can be purchased shortly beforehand. We will help assist with this). 
- Travel insurance (can be purchased via GTM Ministries. Contact us for more details)
- Any potential vaccinations 
- Any potential covid tests etc. 

- Any gratuity/tips you might like to give guides etc at your own discretion

 

Immunization/Vaccination:
Various countries will have different requirements and recommendations. Check with your local health provider for more details. Mziki Tours recommends: Malaria Immunization (can be taken in pill form), typhoid and cholera vaccinations. Currently there is no covid vaccination requirement (as of April 5th 2022)

Payment: 
Payment deadlines: 1st half is due 3 months prior to

the trip, and the 2nd half is due 2 months prior to the
trip. 

REGISTER FOR THE TRIP HERE 
Register to secure your spot and to receive more trip information as we send it out + mass choir songs to start rehearsing. 

No payment is needed for registration.

 

Contact Info

Trip Summary

GTM Ministries & Mziki Tours would like to invite you to our first ever

INTERNATIONAL NIGHT OF WORSHIP in Africa!

More specifically: Nakuru, Kenya, June 26th - July 3rd 2023.
 

We have created a week-long trip around INOW this time, so we can all enjoy a fantastic time together full of adventures, lots of singing with our amazing mass choir (as well as opportunities to sing as individual artists, choirs and groups), fellowship & fun! 
 

We can't wait to praise God together across cultures, nationalities, music styles, and more, together in Kenya! And perhaps we can even get a small taste of what heaven will be like; when we will one day worship Him together with our brothers and sisters from every tribe, nation and tongue!?

 

The foundation for INOW Kenya 2023's mass choir will consist of several local gospel choirs, and we can't wait to join in! We hope you will start making plans to travel to Africa with us for this extraordinary INOW! 


PROGRAM
(Note that this is just an outline, as it’s quite early still, and changes may be made):

 

Monday June 26th: As you arrive at Nairobi Airport, you will be greeted by our lovely hosts from Mziki Tours. Depending on your time of arrival, they will bring you directly to the hotel in Nakuru, or they will take you to an airport hotel so you can rest up there till the next morning before they bring you to Nakuru. 
 

Tuesday June 27th: Today we will have an easy morning to rest up from the journey. Then we will be doing a couple of performances in the city; first one is a short one for the Governor and team who are so excited we will be in their city, and the second one will be a public one in the city center of Nakuru! We will then have our first mass choir rehearsal together with local gospel choirs. We hope to have 300-500 singers all in total for our mass choir! After this we will have a dinner party where local African groups will perform. 

Wednesday June 28th: This morning we will get to visit the beautiful Menengai Crator, which has one of the largest calderas in the world and offers a spectacular view! We will even have an outdoor rehearsal up there! Later in the afternoon, we will visit the slums to put on a concert for the people there. During or after the concert, we will also give out food and various items. 

Thursday June 29th: SAFARI DAY! You can’t go to Kenya without going on a safari! We will go to Hell’s Gate National Park in Naivasha, and activities include; swimming in the Largest Natural spa in East and Central Africa, Biking Safari (cars available to those who prefer that) where we will have a chance to see wild (but non-dangerous) animals like buffalos, baboons, antelopes, zebras, giraffes, impalas e.t.c. Spectacular scenery includes towering cliffs, water gouged gorges, stark rock towers, scrub clad volcanoes among other things. We will also get some incredible views, especially when we go to the top of the volcano!

We will then go back to the hotel and have a “Mocktail” party; where there will be served non-alcholic beverages and various artists and groups will perform for each other.

Friday June 30th: Rift Valley Adventure Day! We will head out early morning for a spectacular Safari/Game drive at Lake Nakuru National Park. We will start off at the gates of the world’s famous Lake Nakuru National Safari Park in search of a vast array of animals. WHAT MIGHT YOU SEE? Lake Nakuru National Park is famous for being home to lion, giraffe, zebra, flamingo, gazelle, waterbuck, buffalo, white rhino, baboon, leopard and 300 species of bird. 

After this we will have a mass choir rehearsal with local choirs. 
Then in the evening, we will do a concert or "Evening Gala" where we get to enjoy the music from individual artists, bands and small groups. Make sure you let us know if you and your group would be interested in performing here. 

 

Saturday July 1st: During the day we will do a music mission concert at Subukia Shrine, which is a Christian based prayer center that hosts people from around the globe. There should be a lot of students there who will assemble from different schools across Nakuru. We will of course sing a song or more with the mass choir, but we also would love for all the individual choirs to sing here!

In the evening we will do a visit to the Rhino Campsite, where we assemble at the campsite together with local choirs. There will be a bonfire where we will share an African meal with them. We will also have music experience sharing sessions and rehearsals; as well as playing some African games and team building activities. 

Sunday July 2nd: THE BIG DAY! We will split into several groups of singers, artists, groups, directors etc. that will sing at different church services in the Nakuru area. We will then also invite them for the INOW concert at night!

After this we get ready for INOW!
We will of course have a final rehearsal and sound checks.
Then we will share a fun time of fellowship, interactions, snacks, fun, photos, red carpet, and more, together with local brothers and sisters coming to worship together with us.
We will then have our International Night of Worship in the evening (INOW) main event; and sing together mainly in our mass choir along with the crowd. 

We will have a final celebratory dinner after the event! 

 

Monday July 3rd: We say our goodbyes and "see you agains", and travel to the airport in Nairobi. Then you will fly back home again, hopefully uplifted, refreshed, and full of life changing memories and new friends from all around the world! 


BUT, it doesn’t have to end there…
If some of you would like to join one of our two extended package-trips, which will have you there for 4-5 more days. Check out the options below!

Package A:
BEACH VACATION in MOMBASA
Enjoy a lovely and relaxing vacation in the famous Mombasa city which is located in Coastal Kenya. The city hosts the eminent Indian Ocean and is one of the most visited tourist destinations in Africa. It is attractive particularly because of the warm weather and its amazing beaches, beautiful landscape and breathtaking ocean views; especially in the evenings. During the visit, you can enjoy nice walks on the beach, swimming in the ocean, boat riding, fishing, shopping and much more. You will be spending the nights in beautiful lodges within walking distance of the beach. 

 

Monday July 3rd: We leave our hotel in Nakuru in the morning, and start driving toward Nairobi. We will make a stop at a stunning Great Rift Valley lookout-point on the way, where we will get to enjoy the magnificent views of one of the largest valleys in the world, said to be visible from outer space. Upon arrival in Nairobi, we’ll have

lunch before proceeding to the train station. Shortly after 2pm, we will board the express super “Madaraka” train from Nairobi to Mombasa. The train ride to Mombasa takes about 5hrs. The train ride is extremely thrilling and exciting because it passes through the famous Tsavo National park. With this, you have an opportunity to spot some wild animals while on your way to Mombasa.

You will arrive in Mombasa at around 8pm and proceed to the hotel/lodge.

 

Tuesday July 4th and Wednesday July 5th: You will have the opportunity to relax at one of the amazing beaches there, and move at your own pace. Our guides will be available to help with or take you anywhere you would like to go. Things that are fun to do there - in addition to swimming in the gorgeous Indian Ocean and soaking up the sun -  is for example: visit a crocodile park, boat riding, fishing, camel riding, touring the city, visiting craft shops, shopping, visit Fort Jesus (ancient museum from 1593) etc.

Thursday July 6th: Free time in the morning. Around noon we have lunch and then take the train back to Nairobi. We then check into our hotel there where we also meet the other group who have travelled to Maasai Mara (Package B). You will spend the evening there and have dinner together before flying back on Friday.

 

Friday July 7th: Departure


Price: 685 Euros per person. 

 

This includes:
- All transportation (train ride to and from Mombasa, to all activities we do together there, as well as airport transfers)
- All lodging (hotel/lodge in walking distance from the beach and hotel the last evening in Nairobi)
- All meals (at the hotel)
- Tour leaders
- All adm.fees and taxes


PS - if you would like to extend your time there even further, please let us know and we can customize that for you!
 

Package B:
ADVENTURE SAFARI TO MAASAI MARA!

Enjoy a thrilling 3 day Maasai Mara Safari tour starting in Nakuru and ending in Nairobi. You can choose between sleeping in quality mid-range safari lodges, or even adventurous tented camps; which are typically located inside or close to the main Maasai Mara National reserve. Maasai Mara is one of the largest game reserves in Africa. The tour includes road transport from Nakuru with up to four private game drives in the reserve. The trip may also include extra options such as a visit to Maasai village while experiencing the rich Maasai Culture and interacting with Maasai people. 

 

Monday July 3rd: The safari to Kenya’s Famous game reserve (Maasai Mara) will start at 8am. The trip takes about 5hrs. We will travel in private safari vehicles. We may make stops along the way to take photos and enjoy some amazing views of the spectacular landscape. We will then arrive at Maasai Mara for lunch at the beautiful camp. The afternoon game drive at 3.30pm allows the spotting of magnificent wildlife in the park, ranging from the big cats such as lion, leopard & cheetah to rhino, elephant and wildebeest. We will return to our lodges or tents by 6.30pm.

 

Tuesday July 4th: We will go on two safari game drives today, one in the morning from 6.15am to 10am, followed by breakfast and the other in the late afternoon after lunch from 3.30pm to 6.30pm. We may also opt to have a bush breakfast at no extra cost. The wildlife is usually more active during these times of the day. As your Maasai Mara safari will be private, your game drive timings will be flexible; which is useful even if you are traveling with children. You may also choose to have a full day game drive [one for the whole day] with a packed picnic lunch, at no extra cost. Return in the evening for dinner.

Wednesday July 5th: At the break of dawn we will embark on the final safari game drive in Masai Mara, followed by a relaxed bush breakfast back at the camp, and then we will start the drive to Nairobi. We will arrive Nairobi, the capitol of Kenya, later in the afternoon and check in at the hotel where we will spend the next couple of nights.

Thursday July 6th: We have a full day to spend in the big city! We are planning to do a visit at the Elephant Orphanage there in the morning. In this place, you can see the baby elephants at a very close range and even feed them. We will then do a visit to Giraffe Center in the afternoon. Here you can play with giraffes, feed them, take pictures and enjoy this most exciting experience at a very close range.
We will then meet with the group that comes from Mombasa (Package A) that evening and do a final dinner together with them.

Friday July 7th: Departures from the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi (NBO)

Price: 635 Euros per person. 

- All transportation (to and from Maasai Mara, to all activities on the program + airport transfers)
- All lodging
- All meals (3 per day)
- All activities in the program
- Tour leaders
- All adm.fees and taxes

 

​PS - if you would like to extend your time there even further, please let us know and we can customize that for you!

 

Package C:

CUSTOMIZED EXTENDED TRIP
If you want a completely customized package for your family and/or friends, please let us know, and we would be happy to put that together for and with you! 


 

SEE YOU IN KENYA! 

We would love to have you join our trip to INOW Kenya! You are also welcome  to bring your entire family! ANYONE is welcome, whether you come as a choir, an individual, and regardless of whether you know how to sing or not. We would love for you to be there! :)


Contact us at info@gtmministries.com if you have any questions.

 

Make sure you register for the trip here to secure your spot and receive information as we send it out. You will also receive music to start rehearsing throughout the year. No payment is needed to register for the trip. Check out payment deadlines above. 
 

KARIBU KENYA!

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