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Footprints of Africa

from $2160
Duration
Duration:
9 Days
Type
Type:
Private Tours
Run
Run:
Everyday
Overview

Take only wisdom and leave only footprints as you connect with nature on this invigorating journey through the land of Kenya. Footprints of Africa takes you deep into the heart of Kenya, where the wild beast of every kind roams. Visit beautiful lakes like Nakuru and Elementaita and gaze in awe at Mount Kilimanjaro, let the adventure begin.

Included
  • Accommodation as stipulated in the itinerary. 
  • Transportation in a chauffeur driven minivan or 4 x 4 land cruiser with a pop up roof for game viewing & photography. 
  • Services of an English speaking driver-guide 
  • All game viewing drives 
  • All parks entrance fees as indicated in the itinerary. 
  • All Government taxes and levies. 
  • Complimentary 500 ml mineral water per person per game drive in the safari vehicle. 
  • All meet and greet services. 
  • All arrival and departure transfers. 
  • 24 hours stand-by contact number. 
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary. 
  • Two-way long range high frequency radio communication in each vehicle. 
  • On safari accessories in each vehicle: - First-aid kit, wildlife books, a pair of binoculars, cool box and fire extinguisher.

 

Excluded
  • All items of personal nature e.g. telephone call bills, fax/email bills etc. Tips and gratuities to hotel, lodges, camp staff and driver- guide(s). Budget approx. $ 5.00 – $ 10.00 per person per day for lodge and hotel staff, $ 2.00 per bag for porters and $ 30.00 per day for driver-guides). 
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, 
  • International flight and departure taxes. 
  • Laundry services. 
  • Any other item(s) not included in our itinerary. 
  • Visa fees 

 

Itinerary
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Day 1: Arrival Nairobi - Welcome to Kenya

Upon arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi, you will meet our representative who will assist with the transfer to Nairobi Serena.

Justly famed for its exceptional standards of efficiency, service and five-star hospitality, the elegantly sophisticated Nairobi Serena Hotel is a member of ‘The Leading Hotels of the World’ and was selected as 'Kenya's Leading Buisness Hotel' and 'Africa's Leading Green Hotel' at the World Travel Awards 2016.

Despite its pivotal central hotel location in Nairobi, Kenya; the Nairobi Serena remains true to its title and offers an oasis of serenity amidst the bustle of one of Africa's most vibrant capital cities.

Overnight: Nairobi Serena

Meal Plan: Bed and Breakfast

Day 2: Amboseli National Park

This morning after breakfast you will picked by your driver guide and depart to Amboseli National Park. Arrive the lodge for lunch and later on proceed on a game viewing drive in the park located at the foot of Africa's highest mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro. The snow-capped peak of Mount Kilimanjaro rises above a saucer of clouds and dominates every aspect of Amboseli. This park covers only 150 square miles but despite its small size and its fragile ecosystem it supports a wide range of mammals (well over 50 of the larger species) and birds (over 400 species). Later as the sun sets, you will be transferred back to your lodge for dinner and overnight.

Overnight: Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge
Meal Plan: Full Board

Day 3: Amboseli National Park

This morning, enjoy a game drive. Amboseli is best known for views of spectacular Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa at some 19,341 feet. The park affords you the best opportunity to get close to the mighty elephant. You might also spot Cape buffalo, zebra, wild dog, and others. During the heat of the day, relax at your lodge. You will have a game viewing drive in the afternoon. All meals and overnight at the lodge.
Overnight: Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge
Meal Plan: Full Board

Day 4: Lake Elementaita

Following breakfast, depart for Elementaita stopping en route at Nairobi for lunch. Continue to Elementaita and arrive in the late afternoon. Spend the rest of the day at leisure. Dinner and overnight.

Overnight: Lake Elementaita Serena Camp
Meal Plan: Full Board

Day 5: Lake Nakuru National Park

Today you will have a full day game viewing drives at Lake Nakuru National Park, a shallow alkaline lake that is world-renowned for its huge concentration of flamingos; at times, hundreds of thousands of these birds give the lake a pink shimmering glow. Lunch will be at Sarova Lion Hill Lodge. You will have an afternoon game viewing drive.

Overnight: Sarova Lion Hill Lodge
Meal Plan: Full Board

Day 6: Maasai Mara National Reserve

You will an enroute game viewing drive in Nakuru as you proceed to Maasai Mara, Kenya’s most famous wildlife reserve arriving at 1600hrs. Embark on a game viewing drive on arrival as you are transferred to your camp for dinner and overnight.


The Maasai Mara is arguably Kenya’s most popular game reserve. It is most famous and most visited game reserve in Kenya. The film “Out of Africa” was made to a great extend in this sanctuary. There is a profusion of all types of wildlife including the big five. A spectacle worth seeing is the annual migration of millions of wildebeests, zebras, and the gazelles from the Serengeti plains across the Tanzania border and the Mara river to reach Maasai Mara grazing fields from late June. The game reserve abounds with birdlife since close to about four hundred and fifty two odd species have been recorded.


Overnight: Mara Serena Safari Lodge

Meal Plan: Full Board

Day 7: On Safari in Maasai Mara

Take another sunup game drive after muffins and coffee. Keep in mind, each game drive is distinct, and since the camps are small, the drives can be tailored to the group's preferences. Your driver and guide can always stop for an hour or so if you come across a lioness on a hunt.


Return to lodge for a late brunch; then keep a look out for game, read or just kick back. After lunch and a siesta, set off on your late afternoon game drive. At the end of the drive, you'll stop for a drink and watch night fall over the Maasai Mara.


Overnight: Mara Serena Safari Lodge

Meal Plan: Full Board

Optional (Not included in the cost)

Balloon Safari

This can been undertaken during your second or third day in MaasaiMara. Kindly find here below a brief itinerary: Pick up from your lodge at 05. 30 Hrs and your will be transferred to the launching grounds. Embark on a 1-hour ride over the MaasaiMara National Park to enjoy magnificent birds’ eye view of the wild game in this reserve. The mighty Mara remains one of Kenya's best loved reserves habouring miles of wide savannah, rolling hills and riverine forest with huge grazing herds, bountiful birdlife and one of Africa's largest population of lions.


After an hour of awe-inspiring views, you will land to the welcome of a sumptious champagne breakfast in the wild. Thereafter, you will be transferred to your camp, game drive enroute. End of Balloon Safari


Price: US$. 490.00 per person

Day 8: Nairobi – Departure

After breakfast at the Camp, bid farewell to the Maasai Mara as you set on your journey back to Nairobi. Drive back down the Great Rift Valley to Nairobi, passing the dormant volcano, Mount Longonot, and Lakes Elementaita and Naivasha on the way. Keep an eye out for herds of giraffe and gazelle and head up the escarpment. You will arrive in Kenya's bustling capital city Nairobi in the early afternoon where you will be transferred to the Jomo Kenyatta International airport for your departure flight back home.


Say good bye to the wonderful country and promise to join us on another expedition

Prices
1st Apr – 30th June & 1st Nov – 22nd Dec 2020 

Prices
Safari Minibus
$ 2160 Price Per Person "6 Persons"
$ 2280 Price Per Person "4 Persons"
$ 2640 Price Per Person in Double Room
$ 3960 Price Per Person Travelling Alone
4x4 Land Cruiser
$ 2280 Price Per Person "6 Persons"
$ 2520 Price Per Person "4 Persons"
$ 3120 Price Per Person in Double Room
$ 4920 Price Per Person Travelling Alone
3rd Jan – 31st March 2020 

Prices
Safari Minibus
$ 2280 Price Per Person "6 Persons"
$ 2400 Price Per Person "4 Persons"
$ 2820 Price Per Person in Double Room
$ 4320 Price Per Person Travelling Alone
4x4 Land Cruiser
$ 2460 Price Per Person "6 Persons"
$ 2640 Price Per Person "4 Persons"
$ 3300 Price Per Person in Double Room
$ 5220 Price Per Person Travelling Alone
1 Jul – 31 Oct 2020 & 23 Dec 2020 – 2 Jan 2021 

Prices
Safari Minibus
$ 2820 Price Per Person "6 Persons"
$ 3000 Price Per Person "4 Persons"
$ 3360 Price Per Person in Double Room
$ 5040 Price Per Person Travelling Alone
4x4 Land Cruiser
$ 3000 Price Per Person "6 Persons"
$ 3180 Price Per Person "4 Persons"
$ 3840 Price Per Person in Double Room
$ 5940 Price Per Person Travelling Alone

SRS (Peak Season USD 750)

SRS (Shoulder Season USD 600)

SRS (Low Season USD 500)

Prices
Children Policy

- 0 - 3 Free of Charge.

- 4 - 11 Pay 40% of tour price.

- 12+ pay full tour price as per adult person.

 

Children Policy above apply on itineraries/products/tours but it wont work on the itineararies that have Gorilla Trekking or chimpanzee trekking as activities. The minimum age for Gorilla/Chimpanzee trekking in Uganda and Rwanda is 15 years old. Therefore you will need to adjust the Children Policy depending on which itineraries/products/tours. 

Payment Policy
  • All tours will be booked and confirmed only upon receipt of a 45% deposit of the basic program rate. For gorilla permits, a full advance payment of the permit fee (USD $ 700 per permit person) for Gorilla tracking in Uganda and fee (USD $ 1500 per permit per person) for Gorilla tracking in Rwanda), and the chimpanzee permits (US$ 150 per permit per person) is required in order to make the reservation.
  • The payment balance is due no later than 42 days prior to the safari, unless agreed otherwise.
  • Bookings made within 42 days before arrival must be paid in full at the time of confirmation.
  • If payment is not received in accordance with the above, Memphis Tours has the right to cancel the booking.
  • Payments can be made by bank transfer to our bank account in Uganda. Transfer costs are to be paid by the client(s) before the start of the safari.

 

Note: Regretfully, payments with credit or debit card are not possible and traveler cheques are no longer accepted.

Flexible Cancellation Policy

Memphis Tours offers a very flexible cancelation policy in case the government or the airline issues a travel warning from/to your departure country and destination. In the event that this happens, we will be refunding you the amount paid in full. Here at Memphis Tours we prioritize your well-being and safety above anything else and aim that our cancellation policy reflect that.

Tipping

Like most countries, tipping is customary to show one's satisfaction with good services. You are in no way obliged to, however, if you’re willing to do so it would be well appreciated.

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