User Reviews – Kenya

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Exciting experience
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Good experience with wildlife. Experience different types of accommodation. My guide Antony from beacon safari very experienced. . Will recommend beacon safaris
to anyone want to visit Kenya

The safari was amazing
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A once in a lifetime experience ! The wildlife and scenery are amazing . We did have a waterbuffalo break into our camp at serena lodge which was a bit scary !!!

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This is my first trip to Kenya . Beside attending training in Nairobi, i took safaris trip in Nairobi National Park and Maasai Mara . To make our trip easier, we should have Mpesa or paypal to Kenya, thankfully i have local friends to help me pay my entry fee to Nairobi park using his Mpesa and contact my agent trip to Maasai Mara for asking payment by cash.
Overall the trip is so fun, the agent very communicative and helpful, the weather is no nice, my tent is so neat and clean, and the best one is Maasai Mara. The Mara is so magical place, better than Nairobi National but if you just have short trip to Kenya, National Park is the best place, because it is nearby capital of Kenya.
Food, i am not into with kind of food there.. but acceptable

Relaxing experience out of the main tracks
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Very good and enjoyable experience in less famous and touristic parks.
Food and accommodation were outstanding as so as our guide/driver who drove very safe and ready to satisfy all our needs all the time.
Wildlife was not so abundant and easy to spot as in Masai Mara but we were aware of this so this was not a delusion.
Weather was also good, with occasional evening or night rains.

i am very pleased and it was exciting
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the weather was warm, the national parks were great and the tour guides are very kind.

Wonderful wildlife experience
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We spent 7 days on tour to several parks, all managed by Baboon Budget Safari. Our journey started few months before when booking and discussing the details with provider - all clear and simple, they were even able to buy us extra train tickets for next travel etc (thanks Susan!). The real start was from Nairobi where our driver Anthony picked us up at hotel and we continued with 6 other guys, together we made a great group and enjoyed a lot of fun. Our path was through Masai Mara, Lake Nakuru, Lake Naivasha and Amboseli, all of them were very exciting and strongly variable from flora and also fauna point of view. Anthony was a great driver with strong passion for his work - skilled in all aspects from crazy driving to spotting the smallest birds and also very friendly to all our requirements and silly questions.

We enjoyed pretty much everything of this route even though not all is easy - you have to expect waking up very early, eating simple meals, spending most of your day in a van and staying in simple tents where you hear wildness roaring all night. But once you take all of these "struggles" as a starting point for a breathtaking experience (as we did) you will love it all.

Fabulous is what I can say, Maasai Mara is.
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One of the best countries for wildlife viewing. The sheer expanse of Maasai Mara is breathtaking. The number of animals is simply mind numbing

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I visited to Masai Mara, Nakuru and Amboseli. The trip was amazing.
I could see big 5 in one day!!
Animals with sunset and sunrise were beautiful and our guide, Sammy and all of staffs were very nice and friendly.

My flight was delayed and I couldn’t transit to next flight and I had to stay overnight at China, so my arrival date at Nairobi was delayed one day, but my tour company re-arranged my plan.
I really appreciate it.

I recommend Kenya game drive for sure.

Love it. Masai Mara is incredible.
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Masai Mara is beautiful. I love that Kenya is taking steps to protect its wildlife by taking a hard stance against poaching, against hunting safari, against eating / selling game meat. The animals in Masai are beautiful and abundant, you can see that they are living a satisfied life.
I love it, and I want to be back again.

Amazing once in a lifetime adventure!
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I cannot say enough good words about Starluck Safaris, the operator James or our guide Kennedy. They are top notched and provided an amazing safari on short notice with excellent accomodations at a fair price.

Let me start with a little background. We originally booked with "Kenya Walking Survivors Safaris (KWSS)" in August 2018 for a safari to begin August 22, 2019. Exactly two weeks before our safari, KWSS sent an email saying they were no longer able to provide our requested service. Needless to say we were shocked and angry, and our confidence in booking on line shattered.
This was to be THE trip of our lifetimes, long saved for.

After deliberations we looked for another operator who could fit us in on short notice and conform to our prearranged flights.

It was such that we had the very good fortune to find Starluck!

Not only could Starluck fit us in on our original schedule, they were able to provide a customized 10-day safari superior to what we had originally booked.

Given our previous scam we were nervous until we met James in the lobby of our hotel and he gave us a copy of the agreed upon itinerary, our lodge vouchers, and an explanation on how it would all unfold.

We met our driver/guide Kennedy the next morning and left for what would be an absolutely wonderful and amazing experience. We visited Amboseli, Aberdare, Simburu, Lake Nakuru and Masa Mara parks and preserves.

The accommodations were first rate and exceeded our expectations. The rooms were comfortable and the food excellent with much variety to choose from.

Kennedy was a superstar! He not only safely negotiated the chaotic and hectic Kenyan traffic and subpar roads with skill, he was very personable, friendly and courteous, and we learned much about Kenya and its cultures as we traveled.

Kennedy was very knowledgeable about the places we visited and ardently found the wildlife even the harder ones to find such as leopards.

Starluck, James and Kennedy saved our dream trip of our lifetimes and we are deeply indebted to them.

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