User Reviews – Kenya
Email Shawn Rajguru | 35-50 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Fantastic and memorable experience all throughout the trip!
Beautiful country with warm people! I will be going back very soon in exploring other places in Kenya.
Email Kristoffer Johansson | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Truly amazing country and people
Everything was great. We felt welcome everywhere and really enjoyed our time in Kenya. Wish we could have stayed longer.
The trip to Masai Mara was fantastic. We had the best guide ever (Joseph, Explorers wild adventures).
Email Steven Stadler | 50-65 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Kenya is a beautiful place with beautiful people and you must come visit this amazing country!!!
We saw so many animals and birds in their habitat. We were able to get very close to many of them. The Safari guide Patrick was amazing and the food served at the end was so delicious. This country not only has amazing wildlife, but the people are excellent. The culture is rich, the people are so kind and they have such strong character with high morals and values. I fell in love with Africa and it captured my heart. I will definitely be back!!!
Email Gerben Post | 35-50 years of age | Experience level: over 5 safaris
Beyond expectations. We went for a nine day safari with African Starpal Safaris and it was a great experience. We went to Masai Mara, Lake Nakuru, Lake Naivasha, Amboseli and Tsavo east and west.
When we first got in contact with them Paul the manager answered always very fast on my questions and that made me to book with African Starpal Safaris.
After booking we kept good contact till we arrived at the airport in Nairobi. Unfortunately one of my bags did not arrive, but Paul went beyond his efforts to look a few times at the airport if the bag might have arrived.
On the safari everything went well our guide Boniface showed us all the nice places in the parks and we saw loads of animals. Not once I had the feeling being unsafe in the minivan.
We booked a medium accommodation package and all the hotels were of surprising good quality.
Also the food in the restaurants was nice. A few it was a la carte dining, but mostly it was a buffet.
I can highly recommend African Starpal Safaris and the great guide Boniface to anyone who likes to come to Kenya. They gave me and my dad a holiday to remember for a long time
Gerben and Gerhard Post, the Netherlands
Email Memed Ali Barutcu | 35-50 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Great place with family. Masai Mara and Nairobi are must.
Email Lori Carlisle | 50-65 years of age | Experience level: over 5 safaris
Super friendly people, good wildlife and excellent lodges.
We really enjoyed our recent trip to Kenya. We were a little guarded about safety when we first arrived but were soon put at ease. While waiting at the airport for our hotel transfer a number of different people approached us to see if they could help. One fellow even called the hotel for us. As North Americans, we thought that people wanted something from us or to scam us but this was not the case. People were genuinely wanting to help us out. Such a nice feeling. We visited Masai Mara, Kakamega Forest, Saiwa Swamp, Lake Nakuru and Lake Navisha - all places had something different to showcase and made for an enjoyable, informative trip. Highly recommend a trip to Kenya if you are a wildlife enthusiast
Email William Ghorbani | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Everything you dreamt for in a trip to Africa
Diani Beach and Tsavo East - what an experience
Diani was probably the most beautiful beach I've been to personally thus far. Stayed at Baobab resort and The Sands at Nomad and both were fantastic in their own way.
Baobab - fun activities, all you can eat, several pools, the hotel staff including the Jambo team were AMAZING. Simply put, more life. The Sands - serene, calm, you'll have everything you need in order to reset and use your vacation for its purpose. Great restaurants. Absolute top hotel.
Tsavo East was my first Safari experience and it was magical. We used africamosaictours as our agents and stayed at Salt Lick Lodge. The lodge was built around a waterhole so you could imagine the cozyness and surreality of being around the wild animals constantly. All in all, this was a fantastic stay in this beautiful country.
Email John | 65+ years of age | Experience level: 2-5 safaris
Excellent 3 day safari with great guide.
We did 3 day Safari, Nairobi - Amboseli - Tsavo East and then to Mombasa. Very good guide who took a lot of effort to find wildlife.
Aa lodge in Amboseli rather basic. Voi Safari Lodge in Tsavo East was much better.
There had been enough rain in both areas, but still fairly dry. Some amazing wildlife everywhere.
Email Russell Corbett | 35-50 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Kenya is a great place to have an adventure.
I did a private safari. Kenya was a wonderful country to visit. I found most people there to be approachable. It has a very tourism heavy economy so it has a lot of services and amenities that help travelers enjoy their trip.
I was lucky enough to see all of the big five in one day at Masai Mara. I had less luck with wildlife and bird watching after that, but you cannot control where animals will show up. Despite that I saw all of the animals and enjoyed the landscape.
If I did it again I would try to stay at lodges inside the parks. That way you can go for an early morning game drive, return for lunch and relaxation, and the do an evening game drive. I would also try to spend several days at one or two parks instead of trying to visit as many different parks as possible.
Visits to Massai villages are a must. I loved taking a boat tour at Lake Naivasha to see birds. I did get great sunrise pictures on a hot air balloon ride. However, for the cost, I would probably skip it in hindsight given I had no luck spotting animals doing it.
Make sure you have sufficient cash in small bills for tipping staff. I did not and was embarrassed when I had to find people later to tip them. Also, be prepared to haggle over prices, especially souvenirs. It is better to have someone with you while shopping.
Do bring lip balm/chapstick. Even with it my lips dried out. Goggles might be better than sunglasses when it gets dusty. Unless you are doing some very serious photography, a tripod probably won't be used because you spend most of your time in the vehicle. A sleeping bag is probably not needed at lodges. All of mine had comfy beds with sufficient blankets.
Email Paolo Leoni | 35-50 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Need to return
Safari is not only a journey in space dimension but also in time dimension: you'll se scenes without human influence that are the same from many Centuries.