User Reviews – Kenya
Email Yohannes Hagos | 50-65 years of age | Experience level: first safari
the wildlife was beyond belief; was very scenic. Accommodations with respect to the tent could be a little better; also, the food at the site could be improved. Also, luckily our drive, Aron, was not only a very friendly but answered all our questions and went beyond the call of duty to accommodate everybody in the van. We were so blessed to have him around. We have referred his to all our friends visiting Kenya Safari in the next couple of years.
Email Richard Gary Paxton | 50-65 years of age | Experience level: 2-5 safaris
Great Safari experience, lots of animals, great accomodations, good food
My experience with Kenyasafariarcade was first class. I chose the fly in safari with two nights as the Entim Maasai Mara Bush Camp. The driver picked me up from my hotel in the AM and took me to Wilson airport, the flight is about 45 min to an hour depending on what stop you are (they do 3-4 stops). The Entim camp was great, its is right along the river where zebras and wildebeest cross. Hippos come up and forage at night and you can here them grunting at night. We also has lions near the camp as well, very cool. The camp have Maasai guards to keep watch at night, so everyone is safe. Our driver John was awesome, he is very knowledgeable and knows where to find the animals. We saw everything we wanted to see except for Rhino which are very scarce in the Masa Mara anyway. But we saw lots of lions, cheetah, elephants, zebra, giraffe, hyena, serval, etc. We saw 4 cheetahs on the hunt up close and watched them take down a new born fawn. Hard to watch, but its life in the wild. We had front row seats on the hunt and the kill. John said we got to see something that most don't get to see. Very cool. The Entim tents are very nice, more like a hotel. They do shut off the power from 11 to 5 am to save power, but wasn't a problem since we were all asleep anyway. Wine, beer and well drinks were included which was nice to unwind with a beer or glass of wine at night. The food was delicious and gourmet like. I am really not a person that sits down for gourmet meals, but they do that at Entim, it would be great for couples and families that like to have sit down meals. As a solo traveler, I really wasn't looking for that, just quick meals, but the food was delicious nonetheless. The safari vehicles where 4wd land cruisers which I definitely recommend. It was very wet and a 4wd van would not have been a good choice. In fact, I would definitely recommend getting a package where the guides are local to the camps and not from Nairobi. The local guides know the areas much better and the local camps use the land cruisers. I also did the visit to the Maasai village, it was okay, but I probably wouldn't do it again. It cost $30 and at the end they take you to their trinket stands to buy stuff. Its optional, but I felt sort of obligated to buy something. Make sure you haggle, the starting prices are way too high. You should get it for at least half of what they start at. After my safari, I had a half day in Nairobi so I paid $70 extra to be driven to the Giraffe Center and Blixon house. The Giraffe center was fun, but its a quick trip. You can feed the giraffes up close and take pictures, its fun. I found the Karen Blixon house interesting since I am a fan of the movie Out of Africa, but if you aren't a fan, you might find it a little boring, but I really liked the tour. Overall, it was a great trip. I was going to do the driving tour from Nairobi, to Masa Mara for 2 nights, and then 1 night at Lake Nakura, but I changed to the 2 night fly in trip to Masa Mara at the last minute. One recommendation I would make is to bring small denominations of US dollars on the trip. I was able to use the ATM in Kenya but they only give you 100 bills. Its hard to find change in country, so plan ahead and bring a lot of 1, 5 and 10 with you. Much easier for tipping and haggling at the markets, etc. By the way, the only reason I gave birding a 4 is that we really weren't looking for birds, we saw a lot, but its not really what I was looking for.
Email Dirkie Theunissen | 50-65 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Email Osman Yıldız | 35-50 years of age | Experience level: over 5 safaris
4 days Masai Mara-Lake Nakuru and Lake Naivasha. We choose this safari experience between many others and we were incredibly lucky. We saw the big 5 and a lot of other animals, most of the times from a close view surrounded by this incredible nature! Our guide was perfect , he had always found the best spots, explained us many things and menaging all the other aspects of the tour.
Email Ana Wieczorek Torrens | 35-50 years of age | Experience level: over 5 safaris
Nairobi is nice, well developed. The road to Massai Mara was difficult because of traffic and rain. Massai Mara is amazing, beautiful land escape and perfect to see the cats.
The safari package was good for the price. Good enough accommodation, food and car for the price. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Because of the rain the lodge tent had mold and I am very allergic, so I advice to bring medicine. Several safari guides from different companies did not respect the park rules to leave the animal quiet and harasses them getting to close or making noise with the car engine to awake them. I hope this behavior from several guides from different companies improves in the future.
Email Srishti | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: 2-5 safaris
The weather and greenery is awesome.
Email Amit Kumar Singh | 35-50 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Excellent and very fulfilling Trip, Everything was taken care off
Everything was well Coordinated. Tour Guides Kissa and John were great.
Food was simple and very Tasty, lot of variety.
Wildlife is amazing in their Natural Environment, we were able to see BIG 5.
Only thing might be the Transport Vans can be uncomfortable if 6 passengers or more. Sitting all the way back can be very uneasy.
Email Aiya Hartmann | 35-50 years of age | Experience level: 2-5 safaris
It was amazing after having seen all that online and then saw it in real it was like so cool.
It was so amazing especially with the wildlife, we were lucky to see lions mating which is so rare as we were told by the rangers. The scenery was beautiful real just like a movie like i kept on gaping ahaa. The roads are bad soo bad but one thing i admired was that the tour guides are soo United in helping each other especially when the vehicles are stuck,, keep the brotherhood burning,,, it's amazing and i was humbled ...
the food was fantastic too and we look forward to another tour this year
Email Maefel | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: 2-5 safaris
We are very unfortunate on our way to Masai Mara because our car had a problem and we were waiting for 2hrs to get it fixed. But despite of the misfortune, we had a good game drive. Masai Mara is so magical! We have seen Lions and Cheetahs, amazing! The camp we stayed which is the Enchoro Wildlife Camp was fantastic, they have a nice food too! Just one downside of the tour is the guide is not so informative.
Email Manuel Acosta | 50-65 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Had one of the best guides Amazing Safari has Joseph.
He tried to accommodate all our needs to the best of his ability.
Always best to split up your safari in 2 morning and evening.
The Ark hotel was not the best small rooms.
Best if you do the hotel Aberdare Country Club which is next to it.
Large independent lodges with a peaceful environment.
The van was ok for 2 persons max 4 persons.
Great wheather in June.
If you can take a small plane on the long trips which take 7hrs or more it is worth it. Since the roads are very bumpy. They call it the african massage.
The whole experience was fantastic and our tour company was superb.
Highly recommend them.