User Reviews – Kenya
Email Tara | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Trip of a lifetime! We CANNOT WAIT to go back to Kenya!
Kenya absolutely blew my our minds! We stayed at Governors Camp Masai Mara for 3 nights and did safari every single day we were there. Masai Mara is like heaven on earth—elephants, giraffes and zebras everywhere! We saw an entire pride of lions, lions mating, a leopard AND THE FAMOUS WILDEBEEST CROSSING ON MARA RIVER. Plus, we visited a Masai tribe which is something you definitely don't want to miss out on, it was so fun and very eye opening. All the Kenyans we met were extremely helpful and friendly and there wasn't a single time we felt unsafe on our entire trip. While staying in Nairobi at the beginning and end of our trip, we visited the Archive Museum and the National Museum of Kenya & Snake Park. Both were very interesting. After Masai we went to Lake Nakuru for a day safari where we saw rhinos—tons! Like 10 at one time. The safari at Nakuru was nice but not even close to the experience of Masai Mara (where you can go more off road). Also, depending on the time of year expect beautiful weather! It was warm during the day and cold at night—perfect. Overall Kenya is an amazing beautiful country, just book your trip! We ended up booking via Joseph at Wildlife Safari and everything was amazing from start to finish.
Email Anna-Marie Harris | 50-65 years of age | Experience level: over 5 safaris
Maximum wildlife and great people
We booked a 3 night Masai Mara safari with Bigmac Safaris. Having lived in South Africa for a few years we are not strangers to Africa or safaris. The Masai Mara proved to be fantastic game viewing. It can get busy with other safari vehicles but 99% of guides are polite to other drivers/guides and they all keep each other informed of good locations and move around animals with care. The quality of the lodge and food was good. I would recommend Kenya for a first time safari because of the sheer number of animals you are likely to encounter. Kenyan people are friendly and always willing to go the extra mile.
Email Ram | 50-65 years of age | Experience level: 2-5 safaris
Maasai Maara 3 day safari shared lodge tour
3 day trip to Maasai Maara was great. We 4 of the big 5 animals except for Rhino which we already saw in Lake Nakuru and Nairobi national park. We saw Python, elephants, buffalos, lions, leopards, cheetahs, hyenas,zebras, giraffes, wildebeests, gazelles, crocodiles and hippos. We also visited Massai village to learn about their culture . Lodging and food was great at the resort. Will come again.
Email Zuzanna Kołodziejska | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Our dreams come true and it was breathtaking
Incredible experience! If you hesitate stop it and book your safari trip with hyrax. Together with 2 friends we decided to choose 6 days safari in Masai Mara, Amboseli and lake Naivasha. The amount of animals we saw was undescribable. We saw big 5, hundreds of thousands antelope and zebras during the great migration. But the most incredible experience was view of 44 elephants walking thru dry Amboseli lake. Everything because our driver and guide Patrick! He knew everything, was very patient and he shares his love to wild life to us. Car was comfortable even when driving for 10 hours. We upgraded our accommodations and it was a great choise. Everyone during our trip were very friendly and helpful. This 6 days I will remember to the end of my life!
Email Susan | 65+ years of age | Experience level: first safari
Awesome. God had fun and a sense of humor when creating the country, it's animals and birds.
The safaris by African Paradis Safaris LTD were awesome, 9 of 10. Each park had its own beauty and we saw all the game possible, in incredible quantity. Our guide, Lawrence Muthee, was knowledgeable and ensured that we were always cared for and saw the best possible. Each lodge that we stayed in was a 4* or better. The tent was "gampling" and fun. At no time did we feel any concerns, except that we may not tip enough. I tried to pick a favorite park but couldn't. If we had to shorten our trip, we might skip Lake Naishava. The cultural visit to the Maasai village was another highlight. When we return, we will use the same company and guide. We took an upgrade with a balloon ride. It was worth the added expense. We visited Tsavo East, Amboseli, Lake Naishava, Maasai Mara, Lake Nokuru, Aberdare, and Samburu. Everyone we met was eager to be of assistance.
We went to Zimbabwe and took a game drive there. It was 2 on a scale of 1-10. The Falls was huge and nice, but, after you've seen the water fall down, it's anti-climatic. Not worth the expense. Not much else to do or see.
Email Alice Q | 65+ years of age | Experience level: 2-5 safaris
Amazing country, amazing people, one of my favorite destinations. Get off the beaten trails.
September was a great month to travel to Keyna, it was not too hot as it is the end of their short rainy season. The roads were not muddy, no mosquitos this time of year so no malaria to worry about. First time in the 12 years I have been going to Kenya that I did not receive even one bug bite. It was cool at night and I actually slept under a blanket for the first time in 12 years. My experience with the local villages is that they are loving and kind and very appreciative of the little favors done for them.
Wildlife is plentiful, even off the animal reserves. I highly suggest every tourist get off the beaten path and go slumming in the villages, you will love it! Eat the local foods, and stay in the non-tourist places for a true taste of Kenya.
Email Santiago Mesa | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Amazing national parks. We went to Tsavo, Amboseli and Maasai Mara and all of them were surprising. Kenya really cares its parks.
A beautiful country with a lot of nice people, stunning landscape, the admirable Mpesa and other tech innovation. A country with huge potentials and problems as well.
Email Mike | 50-65 years of age | Experience level: first safari
My adult daughter and I had an amazing time on our tour! You see documentaries on TV and pictures in magazines but to be there and see the animals up close is indescribable! We got so much more out of this trip that we had hoped for. I also recommend paying extra to do a sunrise hot air balloon tour so you can see everything from hundreds of feet above. I hope to have the chance to return to Kenya someday!
Email Junfeng | 35-50 years of age | Experience level: first safari
It's an amazing place.
It really was an amazing trip. The local people in Kenya are very enthusiastic. Kenya is also very beautiful, and Mount Kilimanjaro is particularly spectacular. And those animals, which are not at all different from the zoo, are very lively. The trip was perfect, here I have to mention Meektrails Safaris company and tour guide Eric, this company is very professional, Eric is also very kind, met all our requests, we saw all the animals! Thank you so much, this trip will be unforgettable.