Dr. Curt Dodd 10-Day Serve & Safari, June 1 - 10, 2022

USD $5,295.00
  • Duration: 10 Days
  • Location: Nairobi
  • Product code: DoddAfrica

A Special Invite from Dr. Curt Dodd

We want to invite you to join us on an incredible journey to East Africa, June 1 - 10, 2022. 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.

- Dr. Dodd


ITINERARY
June 1 - 10, 2022

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: GIRAFFE PARK/ELEPHANT ORPHANAGE Breakfast at the hotel. 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 4: KIMBO VILLAGE Breakfast at the hotel. 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. Dinner and overnight at the Tamarind Tree Hotel.

DAY 5: SWAHILI WORSHIP Breakfast at the hotel. 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. Curt Dodd. 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. 


OPTIONAL EXTENSION: 4-DAY TOUR OF VICTORIA FALLS, ZAMBIA

Day 1: Meet & Greet/ Transfer to Victoria Falls Waterfront Lodge You will be met by our representative upon arrival at Livingstone International Airport (LVI), who will assist you with your luggage and transfer you to Victoria Falls Waterfront Lodge, where you will stay for three nights and have an incredible Zambian Victoria Falls adventure. Check-in and spend the rest of the afternoon at your leisure or participating in one of the optional activities.

Day 2: Guided Tour of the Falls & Sunset Boat Cruise Breakfast will be served first, followed by a pick-up for your 2-hour guided tour of Victoria Falls. You will have time to explore this incredible natural wonder before being returned to the lodge for lunch and free time to unwind. Later in the afternoon, experience a Sunset Boat Cruise on the Zambezi River while witnessing the African sunset and animals such as elephants, hippos, crocodiles, and birdlife. Return to the lodge in time for dinner and bedtime at your leisure.

Day 3: Optional Activities Today is your free day to do whatever you like from the options of activities ranging from; bungee jumping, helicopter flights, microlight flights, game drives in Mosi oa Tunya National Park, Livingstone Island, Livingstone City tours, Cultural Village tours, rafting, and visiting the elephant café.

Day 4: Depart Victoria Falls Waterfront Lodge to Livingstone Airport You will relax and hang out after breakfast before checking out and being transferred to Livingstone International Airport (LVI) in time for your departure flight. 

NOTE: Schedule is subject to change due to various factors and the tour guide’s discretion.


PRICING:

  • $5295 per person based on double occupancy.
  • $2190 per person for Victoria Falls Extension
  • Single room supplement - $1295
  • PAYMENT PLAN: $500 per person with registration to secure space.
  • 50% of the total amount is due on or before January 2, 2022
  • Balance due on or before April 2, 2022
 

FLIGHT SCHEDULE:

Kenya Only:

  • UA1121  01JUN  OMA-ORD  325P  501P 
  • UA 907  01JUN  ORD-FRA    620P  945A  02JUN 
  • LH 590   02JUN  FRA-NBO    1110A  820P 
  • LH 591   09JUN  NBO-FRA    1025P  540A  10JUN F
  • UA 945  10JUN  FRA-ORD    835A 1040A 
  • UA1710 10JUN  ORD-OMA  1257P  232P

 

VFA Extension: 15 pax

  • AA3943  01JUN  OMA-ORD  1059A1236P 01JUN  
  • BA 294   01JUN  ORD-LHR    505P 650A 02JUN  
  • BA 065   02JUN  LHR-NBO    1020A 900P 02JUN  
  • BA6282  13JUN  VFA-JNB    135P 310P 13JUN  
  • BA 056  13JUN  JNB-LHR      720P 530A 14JUN  
  • BA 295  14JUN  LHR-ORD    1025A 110P 14JUN 
  • AA4607 14JUN  ORD-OMA  320P 455P 14JUN  

* Flight times, flight numbers, equipment, gates, and seats are subject to change. For the most current information check the airline website.


INCLUDED:

AIR: Includes roundtrip from departure city in the USA and return. Flights are subject to airline schedules and may change without notice. Upgrades can be requested after booking and are subject to availability from the airline. Seat selections are available only at check-in for most group bookings.

GROUND/TRANSFERS: Group will be met by a Signature Tours representative and transferred to the hotel. Land only passengers 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.

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT: A limited number of single rooms are available at additional supplement prices. Signature Tours and/or the group leader will make every attempt to pair single participants requesting a roommate. However, the single supplement fee will be charged for each person occupying a single room, whether by choice or circumstances.

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. In addition to one checked bag, each traveler is also allowed one personal item such as a purse, briefcase, book bag, or small backpack. See carrier website for airline-specific baggage restrictions and requirements.

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, items of a personal nature such as in-room service, laundry, etc., soft drinks, beverages that are not on the regular table menu. Any service not indicated in the itinerary and/or the above list of included features.

PASSPORTS: Passports must be valid and not expire at least six months or more from the return home date. If applicable, enter "RENEWING" or "APPLIED FOR" when completing registration.

HEALTH REQUIREMENTS: Vaccine and testing requirements are established by the destination country and/or transfer country. These policies are not set by Signature Tours or our subsidiaries. Signature Tours will make every effort to inform tour participants of health requirements, including vaccinations and testing for their respective destinations. However, participants are responsible for complying with current health requirements for their respective tour destinations. Health requirement changes from destination countries before, during, or after the registration process do not affect Signature Tours cancellation policy.

CANCELLATION POLICY: The $500 per person deposit is nonrefundable. 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.

TRAVEL INSURANCE: Travel Insurance is not included in the purchase price. For your convenience, we offer travel insurance through Travelex Insurance Services. For more information and rates, please review the product flyer. For questions regarding benefits or coverages, please contact Travelex Insurance Services at 844-240-8392 and reference plan number GCPB-0521. Click Here to enroll in the plan.

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.

VICTORIA FALLS EXTENSION:

Included:

  • Return flight from NBO-Zambia-NBO
  • 3 nights River facing Ensuite Chalet
  • 3 x Full English Breakfast
  • 1 x Guided Victoria Falls Tour
  • 1 x Sunset Boat Cruise
  • Lunch and Dinner at Victoria Falls Waterfront Lodge
  • Two-way Livingstone International airport road Transfers

Exclusions:

  • Visa fees (US$ 50.00 – Single Entry)
  • Personal Medical & Travel insurance
  • Extra activities not included
  • Laundry Service and drinks at Victoria Falls Waterfront Lodge
  • Covid PCR test (if applicable)
  • Anything of personal Nature
  • Tips.

* Travelex Insurance Services, Inc CA Agency License #0D10209. Travel Insurance is underwritten by Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Company, NAIC #22276. V94

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