Amazing Memories Safaris
/5 – 105 Reviews
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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.
Amazing Memories Safaris personifies excellent service, providing for all one’s needs.
Amazing Tanzanian safari with Amazing Memories Safaris. Excellent service from start to end. This is the second trip that we have done with anne and her team. My go to your agency for Africa.
Amazing! is the right word
I am not one to do reviews but this is one I just had to do as a treasure like this is worth being noted. I contacted a few tour operators and Amazing Memories Safaris was one of the few that promptly responded. Apart from their quick response, they had an easy to understand package that was concise with all necessary details. Furthermore, they were accommodating, very responsive and flexible to our requests.
The Itinerary they helped develop for the 9-day trip was excellent as it was well balanced ensuring that we had maximised our experience in the locations selected. Ann made the booking process was seamless and stress-free.
The pickup was also perfect as James MAGI was on time. The hotel selections were also just amazing and considering the cost, you get value for money. The food and rooms/luxury tents from Samburu, Nanyuki to Mara were great with amazing views and all amenities one would want.
I have to say that what made the experience go beyond expectation was our guide, James MAGI, He was extremely knowledgeable, always professional and friendly such that by the end of the trip we made a lifetime friend. His experience of wildlife as well as tracking animals is what made the safari fun and exciting. The highlight for me was getting to see a Leopard, even though we got to see all the sought after animals and many that I was not even aware of, for some reason I never get to see Leopards. Another thing that I appreciate about our guide is how he knows the routes to take to make the trips between destinations quicker while still driving at a moderate comfortable pace, I say this as I thought I knew all the roads in Kenya hahaha. This means you get to maximise your holiday and not spend long hours on the road. I would highly recommend asking for James MAGI as your Guide.
I am extremely happy with Amazing Safari Memories as everyone I engaged with was helpful and professional. I look forward to planning future trips with them
Amazing Memories certainly lives up to its name!
My sons and I traveled to Kenya where we were met at the Nairobi airport. In spite of travels being delayed, they were able to adapt to our changing itinerary. From the minute we were picked up until the moment we left, there was nothing for us to worry about. James M., our guide, took care of every last detail. If we needed something, he took care of it.
Our accommodations were great and the game drives were amazing. As we explored the country, James shared his knowledge of the country, the people, the environment, the animals, etc. We learned so much from him! If you need a guide, he is your man.
When we return to Africa, Amazing Memories will be the first call that I make.
Definitely use Amazing Memories to put together a fantastic, memorable vacation!
When we decided to finally make our dreams of an African Safari a reality, I began researching companies and looking at costs - Even though I typically make all my travel arrangements and act as my own travel agent, I knew I would need help planning this trip. I reached out to a few different companies with a broad outline of what I was looking for and a request for some pricing. Anne, at Amazing Memories, responded immediately and quickly I was able to decide that this was the company I wanted to work with.
The trip was for my family - husband and wife with a 21 year old daughter and an 18 year old son. I outlined the basic things we wanted to see and do and Anne came back with a suggested itinerary. I went back and forth with her asking questions about the places and activities and she modified the plans as she learned more about what we sought. I finally pulled the trigger and hoped for the best - still nervous that I was venturing to Africa and dependent upon someone else's expertise.
Travelling during Covid can be stressful - but Anne spelled out how everything would be handled if we had to cancel at the last minute. Fortunately, we all got our negative tests and were soon on our way to Nairobi. We were met at the airport, as promised, and transferred to the hotel for our first night. We met Steve, who would be our guide for the next 8 days, and then he drove up to the Samburu Reserve so he could be there when our flight arrived the next day.
The eight days with Steve as our guide were amazing. He made us feel so comfortable and safe! We had 2 longer drives (we visited 4 parks in total) and he was an excellent driver. His skills of spotting game were amazing and he provided so much useful information - our whole family loved Steve.
Two places that we stayed deserve special mention - they were fabulous and I would recommend their experiences to anyone. Elephant Bedroom Camp in Samburu and Kichwa Tembo Camp in Masai Mara were top notch. Excellent food, excellent service, excellent location. Definitely try to include those 2 camps on your itinerary.
When our safari came to an end we found out the the testing place for our return Covid test shut down for the day - but Steve was on the phone to Anne and they quickly found an alternate location for us to get our Covid test and Steve took us to the site in Nairobi, escorted us through the process and delivered us safely for our return flight. My enitre family raved about how well organized the trip was and I couldn't agree more. I was thrilled that I used Amazing Memories.
Two final comments - 1. The Kenyan people rely on tourism and they make visitors feel so welcome. I had visions of traveling to places where we were tolerated - but instead I found that the Kenyans treat visitors like family. I would absolutely recommend a trip of this nature to anyone. 2. We went over Christmas 2021, so Covid testing rules required a negative test within 24 hours of departure. Once the regulations ease, the camps can arrange a test collection onsite and then get the results delivered to you. They were doing this for people who were going back to countries that only needed a negative test 72 hours prior to departure.
If you are considering a safari, you should definitely reach out to Anne and find out why the create truly Amazing Memories!
Best safari tour company!
If I could rate Amazing Memories with a higher star than 5, I certainly would. Since my previous safari trip was with a tour group, I wanted the flexibility to arrange this trip as my dream safari. After reading other’s reviews and contacting other companies, I found Amazing Memories to be the right fit for my dream safari vacation. My original dates were for Sept 2020, but due to the pandemic, I had post pone until Sept 2021. The whole time I had been in contact with Anne from Amazing Memories and she was absolutely wonderful with all the changes I made to the itinerary. Her expertise were top notch and every step during the planning she always made sure I was satisfied with the itinerary.
When the day arrived to start my safari tour, my sister and I were met by a representative from Amazing Safari and James our Safari guide. Since they only require a small downpayment prior to the start of the safari, we were able to pay the balance on the day of and off we went on our dream vacation.
James our guide in Kenya was terrific! He was engaging, knowledgeable and lots of fun. He always made sure we had the best animal sightings and all our check ins went smoothly. One night we were exhausted and decided to skip dinner so he had asked one of the staff from the camp to check on us to make sure we were ok. It really showed us how much he cared about our well being. When it came time to change drivers in Tanzania, he waited at the boarder until we passed immigration and exchanged hands with our new guide Donald. We were lucky to have James again for our last night in Kenya after returning from Tanzania. Once again, he made sure we arrived at the airport on time and even got us luggage carts to use for check in. His customer service skills are the best!
Donald our Tanzania guide was terrific. He did our guiding in the Serengeti and it was like he just knew where all the animals were at any given time! Because of his guiding skills, we were able to get some amazing wildlife photos and will be able to enjoy the photos for years to come. He even allowed us to use his WiFi when we needed to access our email to receive our covid test results on the way to the boarder. I don’t know what we would have done without it.
The camps and lodges were great. The two places that really stood our for us were Zebra Plains Camp and Ngorongoro Oldeani Lodge. The service in both places were incredible! Both places made us feel like royalty! Ngorongoro Oldeani Lodge is absolutely beautiful! If I ever have a change to visit Tanzania again, I would love to stay there again. The only place we would probably would not recommend would be Naivasha Crescent Camp. The food was terrible. Luckily, it was only one night so it wasn’t a big deal.
This memorable safari vacation would not have been possible without Anne from Amazing Memories. She made sure everything went smoothly from A-Z and if I had any concerns, she took care of it immediately. She made sure we were up to date with all the mandatory requirements needed before and during the trip so there wouldn’t be any unforeseen issues.
If anyone is interested in booking a safari tour, I would highly recommend booking through Amazing Memories. They are trust worthy and will do everything they can to make your trip unforgettable. Thank you Anne! You are the best!
Other Safaris & Tours6 – Offered by Amazing Memories Safaris
5-Day Best of Masai Mara and Lake Naivasha Safari
$1,000 to $1,200 pp (USD)
Kenya: Private tour
Mid-rangeTented Camp & Hotel
You Visit: Nairobi (Start), Masai Mara NR, Lake Naivasha, Nairobi (End)
9-Day Kenya Luxury Safari
$2,250 to $3,200 pp (USD)
Kenya: Private tourLuxuryLodge & Tented Camp
You Visit: Nairobi (Start), Samburu NR, Ol Pejeta (Laikipia), Lake Naivasha, Masai Mara NR, Nairobi (End)
8-Day Most Preffered Regular Safari
$1,650 to $1,920 pp (USD)
Kenya: Private tour
Mid-rangeLodge & Hotel
You Visit: Nairobi (Start), Amboseli NP, Lake Naivasha, Lake Nakuru NP, Masai Mara NR, Nairobi (End)
13-Day Luxury Honeymoon with Boating and Walking Safari
$2,900 to $3,950 pp (USD)
Kenya: Private tourLuxuryLodge & Tented Camp
You Visit: Nairobi (Start), Amboseli NP, Lake Naivasha, Lake Nakuru NP, Masai Mara NR, Diani Beach, Nairobi Airport (End)
14-Day East Africa Grand Honeymoon Safari
$4,000 to $4,900 pp (USD)
Kenya & Tanzania: Private tour
Mid-rangeTented Camp & Resort
You Visit: Nairobi (Start), Amboseli NP, Lake Naivasha, Masai Mara NR, Masai Mara NR, Serengeti NP, Ngorongoro Crater, Zanzibar (Beach), Nairobi (End)
11-Day Best of Kenya and Tanzani Safari
$3,350 to $3,950 pp (USD)
Kenya & Tanzania: Private tour
Mid-rangeLodge & Tented Camp
You Visit: Nairobi (Start), Lake Nakuru NP, Lake Naivasha, Masai Mara NR, Serengeti NP, Ngorongoro Crater, Amboseli NP, Nairobi (End)