This Tour Is Offered By
Amazing Memories Safaris
- Office In:
- 5-10 employees (Founded in 2012)
- Member Of:
- ASTA, KATO, AMREF & Eco Tourism
- Tour Types:
- Custom mid-range & luxury tours that can start every day
Amazing Memories Safaris was born of a commitment to offering travelers fresh and affordable experiences of the Africa we know and love, making trip and safari planning process a breeze with quick response and great service. Our core philosophy is to provide attentive and knowledgeable service hand-in-hand with memorable luxury wildlife safaris at competitive prices.We have tailor-made packages that will suit your interest and budget.
Trip of a Lifetime!
I researched MANY safari tour operators, many different tours, and many different camps, before selecting Amazing Memories. I chose them because they offered competitive pricing, were very flexible in arranging an itinerary that suited our needs, they are KATO bonded, and they have MANY excellent reviews on TripAdvisor and Safaribookings.com (I used both these sites extensively). I can now add to the many positive reviews on these sites!
I exchanged so many emails with Anne Waithira at Amazing Memories who answered each question and each concern patiently. She spelled out in the contract what my options would be should we have to cancel due to Covid. She offered alternative pricing based on several different camps I was considering. She offered solid advice backed by her years of experience to address all of my concerns. She sent me several different quotes because I kept changing the itinerary or the accommodations! When she realized, the day before our arrival, that we were arriving at 1 AM and would need an extra night at the Crowne Plaza, which had not been included in the contract, she graciously offered to cover the expense, admitting it was her oversight. She also arranged our Covid test at the end of our trip and had them come to our hotel for the test. Anne is responsive to emails and What’s App and very easy to work with.
When we arrived in Nairobi at 1 AM, we were grateful to see the Crowne Plaza shuttle waiting outside the airport for us. The hotel was amazing and so close to the airport! It was a perfect choice especially since we were arriving so late (or early in the morning). Highly recommend this hotel.
The morning of our safari, our driver/guide for the next 10 days, Eliud, was waiting for us in the lobby. He and Anne were there early and greeted us with Amazing Memories safari hats! Our safari vehicle, the Toyota Landcruiser, was in perfect condition and looked brand new. It offered lots of room for the two of us and there was plenty of bottled water waiting on us. Eliud has over 20 years experience and he was more than willing to share all his knowledge with us. Throughout our 10 day safari, he offered so much information on the animals including all the birds, the landscape and the parks in general. It seemed he knew all the other drivers and was able to radio them to find us the very best viewing spots. He knew the best places to use the “bush toilet” (essential knowledge to have!) and the perfect spots for a coffee/tea break and lunch. He also ensured that I received a vegan lunchbox on our full-day game drives. He knew when to go fast and when to slow down to avoid the worst bits of road. He was always willing to accommodate our schedule when we wanted to get a later start or go all day long! He seemed to have boundless energy!! He never tired and truly seemed to love sharing his insights about the parks, the animals, and his beloved Kenya. We so appreciated everything he did to make our safari so wonderful! We saw EVERYTHING we wanted to see, including TWO wildebeest crossings on the Mara River!!! Amazing memories indeed!
The camps where we stayed were wonderful! We were in Kibo Safari Camp in Amboseli, Crescent Camp in Lake Naivasha, and Basecamp Mara in Maasai Mara. All three camps, like the parks themselves, are very different so we got a very different experience in all three. The only hiccups we experienced were no hot water at Kibo and no working shower at Crescent. In both camps, we were told it would be fixed, but it was not. Basecamp Mara had both hot water and the showers (one inside and one outside) worked - at the same time!!! All the camps were able to offer vegan food for me (much appreciated) and the rooms were lovely. They even gave us hot water bottles at night to keep the chill away. YES, it was very cold at night!! We had our hot water bottles and some very heavy wool blankets - so comfy! The sounds at night are incredible and we slept so well in all the camps.
I have to give extra mention to Basecamp Mara, our favorite!! The camp, the tent, the two showers, the hot water bottles, the food, our wonderful deck, and most especially the people who work there, were AMAZING and made our trip extraordinary!! Everyone was incredible and worked so hard to make sure we were taken care of. I can’t recommend this camp enough!
When we returned to Nairobi, we were booked in the Weston Hotel overnight. I do not recommend this hotel. It’s quite dated and the food was terrible. We had an extra day, so Amazing Memories driver, Joseph, took us around Nairobi for a day of shopping. Joseph has such a wonderful and positive story that he shared with us. He was a wonderful driver and I’m a better person from having met him and shared a day with him! I highly recommend asking for Joseph when touring Nairobi!! He is wonderful!
Amazing Memories and everyone there - Anne, Eliud, and Joseph - made our safari extraordinary!! Thank you so much for everything you did!!
Fun, adventure, organised, safe
Myself and my husband went on a private tour of Kenya to three Safari destinations with James Magi. He was brilliant! He made us have a safe, fun and exciting trip. We loved Amboseli for the food and views of Kilimanjaro and of course the animals which were wandering around in ther natural habitat. Then James drove us to Lake Nivasha/Nakuru to see the flamingos and White Rhinos especially. We had to look very hard to find the rhinos but James never fails! After there, we drove to Masai Mara which really was exciting to see the vastness and the rest of the big 5. Cats!!! It was such an adventure!! James did his very best to make our trip so memorable and flawless! We had a great last evening in Nairobi, visiting the giraffe sanctuary where we fed the giraffes and later we went for amazing food in Carnivore restaurant. Really! This was an amazing Safari trip! We thank you so much!
Safari: Into Kenya
Anne worked tirelessly with our group of six for over a year and a half as we navigated COVID-19. She kept us informed; always providing helpful information as we prepared for this journey of a lifetime. We did encounter a bump in the road, and she was there to immediately address and correct the issue.
Our accommodations were exciting, ranging from luxury tent to luxury cottage and even a round room up on stilts! Our last 4 days were spent at a beautiful resort/spa on the Indian Ocean. So relaxing.
This was the trip of a lifetime, an excellent value, and Steve, our driver/ guide, worked very hard to educate us about the animals, their habitats and insure that this trip would be special.
An experience we could only imagine - came true
Thanks to Amazing Memories Safaris team and the wonderful guide James we had a wonderful trip to Kenya and especially to Masai Mara.
Everything was organized for us, so we only had to arrive to the airport.
Our whims and particulars were met with a candid acknowledgment, which built trust and allowed us to ask for whatever we wanted do and accept suggestions.
I highly recommend these guys to take you to an Amazing Safari to Remember.
Reliable company .
Being passionate about photography and African wildlife, this year I decided to visit Kenya.
After an attentive internet search, I decided on an 8-day tour. I liked the itinerary presented by Amazing Memories safaris.
After a first contact with this company, I was positively impressed by Anne's helpful, enlightening and professional attitude.
I changed the program to nine days. I told her that my main purpose for this trip was photography and asked for a knowledgeable but above all patient guide.
David was exactly that. A kind and competent guide/driver, always ready to satisfy the customer.
I had the opportunity to take thousands of photos which included the migration by the Mara River, something not to forget.
The itinerary and chosen accommodation fulfilled my expectations.
Were really amazing memories