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This was our first trip to Kenya. One of our best holidays ever! We would most definitely recommend Right Choice Tours & Safaris.
Kenyans are so welcoming & friendly. Always smiling!
The wildlife is like no other. We got up close & personal with the animals. In the 4x4, we toured Amboseli & Masai Mara. A wonderful experience!
The weather was warm, clear & sunny... what more can one want.
A brilliant way to see animals in their natural habitat.
We watched sunrise & sunset, beautiful & picturesque! We photographed animals with sunrise & sunset...a sight to behold! It’s forever imprinted in memory!
The accommodation was brilliant! Clean, excellent room service, friendly staff. Buffet meals three times a day, hot well prepared food, lots of choice! Just amazing!
Our safaris guides were brilliant! We had Emmanuel for Amboseli & he drove us around endlessly & patiently.
For Masai Mara we had Ruben, who was great. He was very well informed & took us around to all the spots. We’ve never seen so many beautiful animals before!
Other highlights- Balloon safari was a unique experience! We watched the sunrise & animals from above!
We spent half a day on boat safari on lake Naivashu, saw hippos, beautiful unique birds.. Anthony & Nick were great! We walked around crescent island with the herbivores... just amazing!
We spent an entire day in Hells gate! What an experience! We cycled for 20km, we hiked in the gorge, saw ‘devils bedroom’..... the hot springs... did rope climbing, scaled the highest point..
Joseph our guide for the day was brilliant...
Overall, a wonderful experience, many thanks to George from Right choice in putting together this amazing itinerary... a truly memorable trip...

Great safari experience
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I went to Kenya with my boyfriend. We were supposed to go on a safari first, and then spend 10 days on the beach in Diani. We had booked a 6 day safari with Karibu Safari, which included Masai Mara, Nakuru and Amboseli. The last month before the trip, we had alot of contact with the safari agency. Robert answered all our questions quickly. We really appreciated that and it made us secure and informed. The plan was to be picked up at the airport in Nairobi as soon as we arrived, and start the safari the same day. Unfortunately our flight got delayed from Oslo, so we arrived one day later. When I contacted Karibu to reschedule the safari for the next day, the agency was really helpful.

The van we used was a bit run down, but the seats were comfortable. We were 6 people in the van in Masai Mara, plus the driver Aron. Thereafter we were 4 in the van, plus Aron. The roads are dusty and bumpy in many places, but Aron made us feel safe and well taken care off by him. Arony seemed to be a very experienced driver and he had much knowledge about the animals we saw, In Masai Mara we were very lucky and saw the big 5. Aron ensured that we got the best out of the game drives. We had plenty of time to take pictures. Aron was driving us as close to the animals as possible, and at the same time respecting them and their space. The wildlife in Masai Mara and Amboseli was amazing.

The only negative part was that the agency could not take us to Nakuru right after Masai Mara, as planned. They said that the reason was because of our flight delay and that they had to reschedule it this way. After Masai Mara we went to Amboseli. Karibu safari offered us to go to Nakuru afterwards or bring us back to Nairobi. The trip from Amboseli to Nakuru involves several more hours of driving than from Masai Mara, and we decided not to go there after all. Because of this, Karibu Safari gave us some money back. Allthough we were a bit disappointed, we appreciated the deal, and it seemed fair.

In Amboseli we stayed in tented camps where we had our own room with private bathroom. The standard is budget, but the camps in Masai Mara and Amboseli were okey. They served buffet for breakfast and dinner, and we were able to charge our cameras and phones. All in all; we had a great safari experience and will highly recommend Karibu Safari. Make sure you ask for Aron as a driver :)

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Safari was amazing, booking agent was brilliant and very helpful, answered every email and question I had and organised transfers very well. Stayed at kichwa tempo which was beautiful, it had a very personal touch, the lodges were perfect and the food was lovely. Our guide was brilliant and went out his way to make sure we see whatever we was interested in. Weather was hot in day time slightly cold of night time and early mornings. Overall had one of the best times in my life here was absolutely perfect.

Dreams became true!
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Amazing safari week by BeaconSafaris visiting Masai Mara, Nakuru, Amboseli, West and East Tsavo. High class driver/guide, pleasant true luxury accommodation in lodges inside parks. No words about nature and wildlife-only senses and emotions. Attractive 1week stay on ocean cost in Miami Beach.

A Fabulous 3 days safari
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Hi my names are Mc Roy Collings,two weeks ago on 26th January 2019 me and my family went on a 3 days trip to Kenya using a tour company called African challenge safaris under the guidance of Kennedy, he organised a trip to us of all times to Entim Camp in Masai Mara.the safari was absolutely amazing.our guide Anderson worked hard to show us the big five.we highly recommend anyone willing to visit Kenya now or soon to use African Challenge Safaris for a wonderful safari.our experience is a lasting one.

It was amazing, 10 day of safari can be long
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-The wild life is amazing.
- The scenery is beautiful.
- In 3 week just have one night of rain.
- Accommodation was awesome great staff.
- The food was really good, didn’t been sick.
-The van was perfect and good off road.
- Our guide was good almost until the end, few last day he was sometime answering a little rude and was talking on the phone during the safari. But he had good knowledge of the animal..

Fantastic safari
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We had chosen to spend our Christmas on Safari, here we had some years ago been to SA and Kruger Park. This was a complete different experience, we liked it a lot and thanks to our fantastic driver James, we managed to see all big 5's in one day at Masai Mare

I don't know if we were lucky with Amazing Safarie's and their driver James, whom took us round for one week, he was pleasant, with knowledge and every thing went smooth, accommodation food and transport all worked very well !

We would not hesitate to use same company and driver on our next safari

Kenya is a Magical Place
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Kenya is beautiful. The vast savannas with wildlife were more than what I imagined. We visited the Masai Mara in January, it had rained the week before, and for a couple of hours overnight while we were there, so it was very green.
Our accommodations were excellent and most importantly, all the people we met were friendly and helpful. We felt they all wanted to be of service. The food was good. Our guide from Spirit of Africa was very knowledgeable, competent at driving us on difficult dirt roads and aware of where to go to see animals. He was patient with us allowing us time to take photos when we let him know we wanted to stay. He also had a good relationship with all the people we came in contact with along the way.
The animals on the safari were a highlight - a lioness guarding her cubs, elephants traveling together with their young, a giraffe walking with 2 young ones a seated giraffe - wow, plus lots of gazelles and a variety of other animals. It was really quite exciting to be there.

Great variety - wildlife, scenery, history and natural history
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I spent a week on holidays in Kenya. This was not a typical safari, as I booked my own accommodation and went on a range of day safaris, with different companies. I started and finished in Nairobi, and in between stayed a few nights in Nakuru and Naivasha. My first safari was to Nairobi National Park, where I was amazed to see so many animals within the first couple of hours of entering the Park. This included getting very, very, close to a lion, thanks to my great guide. I went to Lake Nakuru National Park and again saw lots of wildlife, and my guides looked after me well, including helping me when I arrived at my next accommodation and making sure I had transport to my next destinations. At Lake Baringo my guide showed an impressive knowledge of the local birds. I really enjoyed the opportunity to walk around Crescent Island in Lake Naivasha, including getting very close to giraffes.
In addition to these organised safaris, I also enjoyed walking around Hell's Gate National Park, visiting various places in Nairobi such as Nairobi National Museum and the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, eating some tasty fish, and swimming in the sunshine! A great adventure all round.

Breathtaking views and wildlife sightings - one of the best experiences of my life!
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I booked a 3 day, 2 night safari in the Maasai Mara for myself, my husband and two friends to travel in late December. All staff members were very helpful and informative, from Alex who answered all my questions via email, to Joseph who transported us from Nairobi to Naroc and told us lots of interesting facts along the way. We were collected in Naroc by Evans in a 4x4 Land Cruiser (definitely choose that option when booking - you won't regret it!) and enjoyed the beautiful and bumpy ride to the Maasai Mara. We went on an afternoon/evening game drive, then were taken back to our accommodation, Sopa Lodge, for a delicious buffet-style evening meal. As we walked back to our bungalows for the night, our security guard told us to stop and listen - in the forest surrounding our lodge was a family of elephants eating trees and bushes! We couldn't see them as it was so dark, but listening to them eating, breathing and communicating was magical. We were up early the next morning for a full day in the park, and were lucky enough to see the Big 5, as well as lots of other animals such as cheetahs, hippos, ostriches, zebras, giraffes, jackals etc. Evans was a fantastic guide, and made sure we were successful in finding even the most elusive of animals such as a leopard and a black rhino. We had fantastic weather throughout our trip, and loved having a chance to have a picnic on the plains of the Maasai Mara! Thank you to everyone involved in making our holiday one of the best experiences of our lives!

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