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About Footprints Tours


This flexible travel company specializes in small group off-the-beaten-track adventure trips in the East African countries of Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. Like all adventure travel the rewards are proportionate to your willingness to explore and challenge. The greater the adventure the more poignant the lifelong memories will be.

Whether you want to experience the glaciers and thin air, high on the great mountains, the huge herds and predators of the fabled Serengeti Plain, or the chaotic tangle of life in the rain forest, Footprints Tours offers opportunity to marvel at nature or test yourself in it.

Itineraries are concentrated in the highlands of the Great Rift Valley, the progenitor of the solitary volcanic peaks, the escarpments and the expansive plains. 
There is probably no other region in the world where the hot and dry of the desert, the floral richness of the rain forest and the stark cold of the Arctic are within a few driving or even walking hours of each other.

While we will put together the itinerary you want, we encourage people to opt for a broad experience, which would include some of the parks, mountains and urban areas. The emphasis will be on the aspect you want.

As the name ‘Footprints Tours’ suggests there is an orientation to experiences that can be enjoyed walking. Occasionally there are other activities such as boat rides and camel excursions. But the itineraries are tailored to the desires and capabilities of the travelers. Often options to suit different abilities and inclinations of people within the same group will be offered.



Footprints Tours has used the same highly experienced African staff for several years. Providing employment for people in these countries is a conscious intention of the company.


“Adventure travel”
 implies an element of risk greater than a package holiday to a secure medically equipped compound. An Africa adventure is not particularly dangerous and efforts are made to minimize risk. The perceived dangers are not the exotic ‘chased by animals’ or “caught in a political insurrection”. They are more mundane like vehicle accident or tripping while walking, but in a remote area. Adventurers are encouraged to be cautious and aware of where they are and what is going on.

Trips require a minimum of four participants.

All particulars about the trips come through Footprints Tours, however the booking is with the Heming Group, a long established Burlington, Ontario, Canada, travel agency.

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About Footprints

Whether you want to experience the glaciers and thin air, high on the great mountains, the huge herds and predators of the fabled Serengeti Plain, or the chaotic tangle of life in the rain forest, Footprints Tours offers opportunity to marvel at nature or test yourself in it.  Read More »

Hiking at Altitude

Forays up higher than the camp and back down improve the body's acclimatization to altitude. Depending on energy levels, several of these at the end of the day may suffice.. Read More »

Testimonials

Read comments and opinions from previous Footprints Tours adventurers.

"You were along for the trip. When someone is traveling that far and is doing specialized travel, like climbing, you like to know someone is looking after you.." Read More »