User Reviews – Kenya
Email John | 50-65 years of age | Experience level: first safari
All we hoped for and more.
Our Kenya holiday was everything we hoped for and more, thrilling fascinating breathtaking emotional and beautiful.
The thrills came from spotting the many different animals we were lucky enough to spot on our game drives and a visit to our lodges floodlit watering hole by a family of Elephants as we got ready for bed.
The Kenyan way of life was fascinating from the villagers earning a living by selling water and goods in the middle of the road to the crazy traffic zigzaging around the streets in both Nairobi and Mombasa.
The clear view of Mount Kilimanjaro from our tent at Kibo safari camp in Amboseli NP gave us breathtaking views as did the vast savanna plains of Tsavo west opening up in front of us as we entered the restaurant at Kiliguni lodge.
The sight of baby orphaned Elephants racing out of the forest to recieve giant bottles of milk from there handlers and several Lion cubs playfully wrestling with there mothers on the roadside in Tsavo East were both emotional spectacles.
The colourful floral grounds and white sands that were washed by the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean at Diani sea resort was a beautiful setting for our journey to end and
the final mention goes to our safari tour operator Transtrek safaris who made it all possible and there guide James who was an exceptional host.
If you are reading these reviews to decide if Kenya is a worthwhile place to visit, stop and book it now. It was an amazing experience.
Email MD | 35-50 years of age | Experience level: 2-5 safaris
Kenya Safari- Masai Mara and Amboseli- January 2020
Went on two 3 day safari's in Kenya, first to the Masai Mara and the second to Amboseli. All in all the two trips were good value given the low price, I've listed the pros and cons below.
-Amazing scenery and wildlife, you cannot get any wilder than the Masai Mara! You will more or less be guaranteed to see at least 3/4 of the big 5!
-Amboseli is one of the most scenic safari parks in the world with the Kilimanjaro backdrop! It really is a photographers dream!
-Food is good given the facilities (used to cook the food)- have a broad mind and enjoy the flavours!
-For 3 days there is just too much driving from Nairobi to the Masai Mara and back. Amboseli and back is manageable because the distance is considerably less. And the roads are absolutely terrible in places, choose a more expensive vehicle- anything other than a 4x4 is not suitable!
-Wildlife is heavily dependent on the season- better in the dry season. We saw lots of wildlife in the Mara, but didn't see hardly any wildlife in Amboseli except lots of elephants and the general assortment of other smaller animals like antelope etc.
-Be prepared to eat the food, it wont be what you are used to at home!
Email Joe | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Incredible wildlife experience.
Samburu was the highlight.
Some poor service from our tour company, African Breeze - including downgrading hotels without warning to save themselves money (we were not offered a refund).
Email Anna Goncharova | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: first safari
You need to see it at least once in your life with your own eyes
It was so amazing )good camp,but we don’t have WiFi and don’t know what we need to do after safari))we had seen more animals (more liones,and rhinos)it was good food,nothing especially but good.if you planning to visit will bring a candy for children;)!it was a long way before camp ,but we haven’t a problem with water,our driver had a lot))so will come and see this beautiful place with beautiful people
Email Jack Stell | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: first safari
That was my favorite trip ever
Daniel was an incredible guide, and showed us an unbelievable week. My partner and I spent seven days on safari. We went to Masa Mara, Lake Nakuru, Amboselli and Tsavo East. We saw 4/5 of the big five and so many other animals. The camps were modest, but nice. They all had a very warm vibe. The Red Elephant Lodge was amazing. Daniel could not have been a better guide. When we return we will definitely use him as our guide again.
Email Kyle Sivadon | 35-50 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Great experience with one exception
I had a great time on my trip to Kenya. I will start with the negative and then go with the positive. I became dehydrated on the trip. The first day we travelled over 8 hours and were not given any water, nor were we allowed to buy any. We made several stops, one over 30 minutes, and our driver just talked to people. Nothing, just chilling with his friends. Then we ask to get out and he refused to get out. Then would not give us any water. Being someone how has leg cramps and an athlete, water is VERY important. It was told on our trip that all water would be given to is. It was not. Also on the last two days we were not given any water either. So three dya we went without any water in the hot place. We had to buy the water, after we were told it would be free.
That part aside, it was one of the best vacations of my life. I enjoy seeing the animals and I was able to see all of the big five except for the leopard. The animals were very fun and it was good to experience life in Africa. I never knew there were that many animals out there. We also, one day, saw the elusive and highly endangered black rhino. Our guide told us that he usually only sees them about every 100 days. So that was super exciting. Being a teacher, I have to travel cheap and this was a great value for the trip. The food was the same every meal, but there was plenty of it. The places you stay are good, if you remember it is a budget experience. I did not mind it at all and met some really cool people. I used Safari Line Defender and Rose was the one who set it up for me. It was all very professional.....with the exception of the water.
I would highly suggest using this safari Line Defender and work with Rose. It was a GREAT time!!
Email Carol Johnson | 35-50 years of age | Experience level: 2-5 safaris
The Masai Mara was great!
I truly enjoyed my time at the Masai Mara Reserve. From the moment I arrived, the employees at the lodge were welcoming and accomodating. It felt like we were one big family and we got to know the waiters and workers in the restaurant very well. Our guide, Edward, was also great. He really helped us understand the Masai Mara and went out of his way to help us find the Big 5. We saw three of the five and lots of other animals. I would highly recommend this company. They took care of everything from A to Z.
Email Hena Salman | 35-50 years of age | Experience level: first safari
We have completed an amazing safari and holiday with the help of Lisa and our travel guide Dan. Dan has a very good knowledge about the nature and the habitat also very good driver. He did his best for us. We have visited all 5 big, it was amazing experience for us. The choice of accomodation points that they offer also was so good and comfortable. Lisa from King Tomondo who helped us to organize a very best plan for a safari was very helpful and experienced person. She helped in every point that we need. We want to thank all King Tomondo crew for a great unforgetable Kenya Safari tour. Hope to meet again.
Email Magda | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: first safari
We visited Kenya in February and stayed 5 days in Nairobi, 3 days in MasaiMara and 5 days in Mombasa.
In Masai Mara we had a great safari which was full of adventure. We had not even entered the MasaiMara when we saw giraffes, zebras and smaller animals. At the MasaiMara we saw 4 animals from the big five ( did not catch a rhino but some people from our crew went to lake nakuru and there were plenty of rhinos).
Weather was really nice. It did not rain at all.
Our accomodation was in place near the MasaiMara village and 3 minute drive from the main entrance to MasaiMara.
Our guide was Amazing. One day when we came from safari and drove by a little village where we saw a discotec we asked if it might be possible to visit it at the evening. The place where we stayed in cooperation with our guide organized a local guy from the traditional MasaiMara village to be our accompanist. It was the cherry on the cake. Locals showed us how to dance and overall it was a really nice ending for our safari.
Email Vendy | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Dream come true!!! Unforgettable experience!!!
Our safari is finished and I have to say, everything was perfect and exactly as described on Safaribookings. We did 4 days: Tsavo East and Amboseli with Bienvenido Kenya Tours and Safaris. Our driver Mutemi arrived right on time and from the outset was friendly, professional and informative. He spoke English very well and we have learned so much from him about the animals, nature and culture! We spotted a lot of animals within the first hour and also during the other game drives. Our expectations have certainly been exceeded. The quality of the accommodation and food varied and was what we had expected or better. We recommend this webpage, Bienvenido tour operator and Kenya one hundred percent.