Touching Lives with Dr. James Merritt 10-Day Serve & Safari, October 27 - November 5, 2021
- Duration: 10 Days
- Location: Nairobi
- Product code: TLAfrica21
A Special Invite from James & Teresa Merritt
We want to invite you to join us on an incredible journey to East Africa, October 27 - November 5, 2021. It will be a magical and inspiring ten days! You will experience a Swahili worship service in an African church, the excitement of serving a needy community in Nairobi, Kenya, and God’s wonderful creation on the Masai Mara. Sign up immediately as space is limited. We look forward to being with you and sharing this amazing adventure in one of the most beautiful places in the world!
Kimbo PEFA Church is a 5000-member Gospel Church located in Kimbo, a village on the outskirts of Nairobi, Kenya's capital city. The church is fully committed to outreach, as evidenced by the many projects that they have completed for the community. The Library Project is one of the greatest projects that the Lord has allowed the church to accomplish. This project is aimed at reaching the younger generation in the community by providing them with a safe place to study. The church works with local schools and orphanages, hosts medical clinics, and provides clean water to the village. There are many opportunities to serve at Kimbo.
The Masai Mara is at the top of most safari wish lists. This massive, picturesque reserve is the location for both BBC’s Big Cat Diary and Disney's African Cats. It is also the location of the "Great Migration", one of the natural wonders of the world. The Masai Mara is a gloriously beautiful, wildlife-rich savannah landscape, often described by biologists as one of the last remaining places free of modern human meddling. It is also a region where traditionally dressed Masai still herd their cattle and goats in a lifestyle that has changed very little since they first arrived centuries ago. Together with the Serengeti National Park, the Masai Mara forms Africa's most diverse and spectacular ecosystem which is why many consider it the top safari viewing location in the world.
James & Teresa Merritt
October 27 - November 5, 2021
DAY 1: DEPART USA for Nairobi, Kenya.
DAY 2: NAIROBI Upon arrival at the Nairobi airport, you will be greeted, assisted with luggage, and taken by private transfer to the Kimbo Tamarind Tree Hotel.
DAY 3: KIMBO VILLAGE Breakfast at the church. Spend the day with the kind and welcoming people of Kenya. The smiles of the children you meet while working in the schools and orphanages will be etched on your heart forever. Savor the life-changing moments as you connect with the wonderful people of the village and immerse yourself in their culture. Serve around the village and church as Dr. Merritt begins his pastor training. Dinner and overnight at the Tamarind Tree Hotel.
DAY 4: GIRAFFE PARK/ELEPHANT ORPHANAGE Breakfast at the church. Enjoy a sightseeing tour of the beautiful, bustling city of Nairobi. Feed the giraffes and get an up-close view of these majestic creatures at the Giraffe Center. Travel to the Elephant Orphanage where you will find yourself laughing at the playful, young giants. Lunch at the famous Tamambo restaurant. After lunch, visit the Masai Market where you will bargain for handmade treasures and engage the hardworking local craftsmen. Return to Tamarind Tree Hotel for dinner and overnight.
DAY 5: SWAHILI WORSHIP Breakfast at the church. Join your Kenyan brothers and sisters in Christ for a Swahili worship service at Kimbo PEFA Church. Enjoy the powerful, moving worship and a special message delivered by Dr. James Merritt. After church, say “see you later” to the people of Kimbo and transfer to the Tamarind Tree Hotel for an afternoon of leisure. Dinner and overnight at Tamarind Tree Hotel.
DAY 6: NAIROBI/MASAI MARA Breakfast at the hotel. Private transfer to Wilson Airport for flight to the Masai Mara National Park. Peer out the windows of the plane for a first look at the breath-taking African savannah. Upon landing at the airstrip, you will be greeted by safari guides and taken to the camp to enjoy lunch. Climb in the safari jeeps for an afternoon adventure on the world-famous Masai Mara. Dinner and overnight at the safari camp.
DAY 7: MASAI MARA Breakfast at the camp. Prepare to be amazed as you see the exquisite savannah take shape under the rising sun during your morning safari drive. Get an up-close view of some of the most exotic animals on the planet. Return to camp for lunch. Enjoy another once-in-a-lifetime experience on an afternoon game drive. Return to the safari camp for dinner and overnight.
DAY 8: MASAI MARA Breakfast at the camp. This morning you will have the option to do a sunrise balloon safari over the Masai Mara (Additional Cost). Return to camp for lunch. In the afternoon you will visit a Masai village and learn about their history and culture. Then, enjoy another once-in-a-lifetime experience on an evening game drive. Return to the safari camp for dinner and overnight. (balloon safari optional)
DAY 9: MASAI MARA/NAIROBI Breakfast at the camp. Watch the savannah come to life on another picturesque game drive. Take in the astounding beauty of the African plain by morning light. Return to camp for lunch. Afternoon transfer to the airstrip for your return flight to Nairobi International Airport. Begin late-night flight back to the USA.
DAY 10: KENYA/USA Arrive back home with a suitcase full of beautiful African mementos and a heart overflowing with memories from a life-changing adventure.
NOTE: Schedule is subject to change due to various factors and the tour guide’s discretion.
- $4895 per person based on double occupancy.
- Single room supplement - $1295
- PAYMENT PLAN: $500 per person with registration to secure space.
- 50% of the total amount is due on or before May 27, 2021
- Balance due on or before August 27, 2021
- Land Only Price $3695 (Purchase your own air)
- LH 445 27OCT ATL-FRA 410P 705A+1
- LH 590 28OCT FRA-NBO 1110A 810P
- LH 591 04NOV NBO-FRA 1100P 530A+1
- LH 444 05NOV FRA-ATL 1035A 405P
* Flight times, flight numbers, equipment, gates, and seats are subject to change. For the most current information check the airline website.
AIR: Includes roundtrip from departure city in the USA and return. Flights are subject to airline schedules and may change without notice.
GROUND/TRANSFERS: Transfers and ground transportation to and from airport/hotel by deluxe air-conditioned motor coaches. Land Only passengers are responsible for transportation to and from the airport/hotel.
HOTELS: Superior first-class hotels throughout. Priced on the basis of two persons sharing a room with a private bath and shower. A limited number of single rooms are available at regular supplement prices.
SAFARI CAMP: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, and drinks included at Safari Camp. National park fees, guides, and laundry service included.
MEALS: Breakfast and dinner daily. Individuals will be responsible for purchasing lunch each day. The cost is typically between $10 and $20 per lunch.
SIGHTSEEING: As and wherever indicated on the itinerary, entrance fees to all places of interest listed in your itinerary, and the services of English-speaking guides.
PORTERAGE: Fees and charges for the porterage of one piece of baggage per person not to exceed 50lbs, in connection with all transfers and at airports throughout the entire itinerary are included. An overnight bag may also be carried, provided it remains in the possession of the passenger at all times. This bag, although carried personally, is considered part of your total luggage allowance.
SERVICE CHARGES AND TAXES: Service charges as required by hotel management and taxes as imposed by national and/or local governments and/or governments and/or administrations (wherever these are normally added to the bill) on the date of this brochure are included.
OTHER: Tips, taxes, and airport taxes ARE INCLUDED in the selling price.
NOT INCLUDED: Excess baggage fees, passport fees, visa fees if applicable, lunches, soft drinks, beverages that are not on the regular table menu, or items of a personal nature such as in-room service, laundry, etc. Any service whatsoever not indicated in the itinerary and/or the above list of included features.
TRAVEL INSURANCE: Travel Insurance is not included in the purchase price. For your convenience, we offer travel insurance through *Travelex Insurance Services. For questions, quotes or to purchase travel insurance, visit Travelex Insurance or call (800) 228-9792 and use the location code 10-0384 for Signature Tours.
CANCELLATION POLICY: The $500 per person deposit is nonrefundable. Deposits and other payments exceeding the $500 per person are refundable in full up to sixty days prior to departure. After this date, refunds for unused accommodations and services will be limited to the amount received from and/or credited by all carriers, sightseeing operators, and hotels.
VISAS: Single-entry visa is required for Kenya and must be purchased independently. You can purchase a visa online at this website, the cost of a single-entry visa is 51USD. http://evisa.go.ke. Visa's must be purchased within 60-days of departure. Do not purchase your visa before this time. Visa services are offered by SIgnature Tours for an additional fee.
MEDICAL: No vaccinations or medications are required for this tour but some are recommended based on the health and/or underlying conditions of the traveler. Consult with your physician or a travel clinic at least six weeks prior to your travel date.
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