User Reviews – Kenya
Email Alan Mirviss | 50-65 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Kenya and our 3-day mini-safari lived up to my hopes of what Africa and the game preserves should be
So VERY pleased with our tour service - Skywide Tours. My wife got approval to present at a conference in Nairobi on Tuesday. I emailed Skywide asking for a 3-day package to Masai Mara and David responded within 12 hours. After looking at our travel arrangements, I emailed back on Wednesday night asking to move it forward by 1 day - to Sunday. Again, David responded in short turnaround to confirm this was manageable. We met David at our hotel at 7 AM Sunday, along with our guide, Wachanga. During the next 3 days my wife and I were continuously impressed with Wachanga's engaging personality, his vast knowledge of large animals, birds, plants and geology of the Rift Valley, which he imparted while we BOUNCED along along the dirt roads which snake throughout the Masai Mara National Park. We found out that after being a school teacher for many years, he now is one of the longest-running guides in Kenya. As a result, in addition to his commitment to ensuring we saw as much wildlife as possible, his ease in the mechanics of a multi-day safari - as well as being on a first-name basis with many of the other guides and wardens in the preserve - made the whole experience extremely smooth. We stayed in OL Moran tented camp, where we were pleased to discover that our tent had a shower/toilet attached. The food was simple, but filling. Overall just what we expected for safari accommodations.
As we were coming back into Nairobi we decided to engage Wachanga for the day on Saturday, 4 days from then, to go through the Nairobi National Park, David Sheldrick elephant orphanage and the giraffe center. Again, David and Wachanga were quite accommodating. We finished with a tour of the Kazuri Bead Factory, which employs several hundred single women producing incredibly beautify necklaces and bracelets. We had wanted to try an authentic yama choma meat meal, so we had a late lunch at a restaurant Wachanga arranged.
During the day on Saturday we realized that our flight out the next day wasn't until 11:30 PM, so we asked if Wachanga could take us to see Hell's Gate National Park. Again, this was arranged without difficulty at literally a moment's notice. Hell's Gate offers multiple activities for a 1-day excursion, including the only park where you can leave the vehicle; a close-up view of the escarpments of the Valley wall; a walk up a narrow gorge with 'escape routes' up the side walls in case of a flash flood; and a close-up look at the geothermal plants that provide 10%+ of Kenya's electricity. On our way back we stopped at Lake Naivasha and took a 1-hour ride to see water fowl and hippos.
As you can tell from this long review, we are enchanted with Kenya, and enthusiastic about Wachanga and David from Skywide Tours - their flexibility and local knowledge made this the perfect week trip! We encourage you to use Skywide, request Wachanga, and tell them that Alan and Diane sent you!
Email Christopher J May | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: first safari
What can be said about Kenya that hasn't already? It's simply one of the most amazing destinations that one could contemplate. The variety of the animals and birds is simply beyond compare. And Kenya provides some of the most scenic vistas to encounter all of the animals in. While Tanzania may lay claim to the highest peak in Africa, Kenya is home to the second highest peak -- Mt. Kenya. The latter is far more scenic as a backdrop for all of the wildlife. Carved by many, many years of glacial activity, it's a sculpted delight that is dramatic from all angles. Additionally, Kenya offers a very large variety of terrains and eco-systems. It's all here in a country filled with friendly, helpful people that are proud of who they are and where they're from.
Email Sakshi Verma (www.sakshi.photography) | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: first safari
I've only been on one safari holiday in Kenya. This one lived up to all my expectations, and more!
Email Maciek Bit | 50-65 years of age | Experience level: over 5 safaris
I think Kenia is economically the best place to visit.
50-65 years of age
Our Kenyan tour included Samburu (hot and arid), Lake Nakuru (Flamingo and Rhino), another lake included a boat trip to get close to Hippo and hunting Fish Eagle. Finally the amazing, incredibly beautiful Masai Mara, lions and cheetahs on kills, an amazing variety of bird life - ground hornbill, secretary birds, vultures, ostrich and more - wildebeest in astonishing numbers, warthog, buffalo, zebra, giraffe, gazelles, antelopes, elephant and finally a beautiful scene of around eight lion cubs gleefully greeting thei mother.
Email Ania | 20-35 years of age
Friendly people, beautiful parks, one of the kind meeting with the nature!
Kenya it's a perfect place for everyone who love nature. There are many parks, whee you can meet African Big Five. I recommend to start with the Arc the hotel in the middle of Aberdare National Park where you could spend night surrounding by while animals.
You should also visit the capital Nairobi, where find good place to sleep and delicious is no problem at all. Visit Karen Blixen Home and don't forget to stop by Giraffe Center where you can pet and feed giraffes . I think the good time visit Kenya is fall when great migration has place. This counry is also great spot for beach and warm ocean lovers.
If you need more information check my blog: http://www.travelpod.com/members/ania12
Email Erick Jamari | 35-50 years of age | Experience level: 2-5 safaris
Rich of all kind of wildlife. You can never miss out on a lot of things to have for an adventure.
A home away from home
Email MHI | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Great country could visit twice and even three times
NIc eccountry with a loty of history, culture and nice people surrounded. We loved the anim,als and enjoyed our vocation in Kenya. We have recommend to our friends.
Email Kairat | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Email Jayesh Saini Kenya (JSK) | 35-50 years of age | Experience level: 2-5 safaris