​User Reviews – Kenya

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Ilunia   –  
Estonia EE
Visited: April 2024 Reviewed: May 6, 2024

Email Ilunia  |  20-35 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Great Safari experience, avoid some tourist traps
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- The safari experience was unforgettable! Masai Maara park was the best, I wish we had spent there one day extra instead of other parks.
- Amboseli was flooded a little bit, as it was rainy season when we went. But that attracted lots of different birds, however, all the big cats were hiding.
- Camps were very well taken care of. All rooms had private showers, towels, soaps, toilet paper, mosquito nets, plugs, and hot water. Some camps had limited electricity, but it was fine.
- Masai village was OK, and interesting, but very commercial and you can see it is made for tourists.
- Food in budget camps is good (pancakes for breakfast were GREAT, for lunch very common were - lentils, spinach, chicken or beef stews, salads, noodles, pineapple or watermelon) but I would recommend bringing some snacks as well, as all camps have same food pretty much, so you might want something different. OR if you have a special diet - please think of bringing your own food.
- Picnic food was 3 out 5, Sandwich with 2 thin slices of cucumber and butter, a piece of chicken thigh, fruits and juice. Our vegetarian friends had 2 sandwiches one with tomato slices, the other one with cucumber slices.
- Sometimes drivers did not have enough water even though we were promised 1 litre of water per person per day, some days we only got 0,5l after for a whole day and had to buy our water.
- Masai Market in Nairobi felt like a tourist trap, as people tried to sell you a lot of things and were VERY pushy. If I had known, I would have avoided it.
- Diani Beach - great beach, water is very warm, beautiful white sand, lots of crabs and pretty shells. But the beach boys are VERY rude, insulting, pushy and trying to sell you whatever they can - we asked to buy something every 3 minutes, so we could not relax by the beach at all. I would recommend staying in a resort, as resorts have private areas that are by the beach and beach boys do not enter there.

Alex   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: March 2024 Reviewed: Apr 30, 2024

Email Alex  |  35-50 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

A magical place
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Kenya has my heart forever - I’d go back to visit it each year if possible, it has everything: scenic landscapes, the friendliest people, delicious food, wildlife, gorgeous sunsets - it’s difficult to put it into words to describe its beauty.

Kara   –  
United States US
Visited: April 2024 Reviewed: Apr 30, 2024

Email Kara  |  20-35 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Absolutely beautiful!!!
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We had a full day layover on our way to Zim and made the most of it by booking a game drive in Nairobi National Park and it was absolutely worth the jet lag! It was so incredible and we were able to see most of the animals on our list including Lions and both Black and White Rhinos! It was absolutely incredible. I wish we had more time there but I’m so glad we were able to make the most of our time there with the game drive. Our tour operator Olengugih Safaris was incredible and went above and beyond to make our day in Kenya truly magical, will definitely book with them next time we go to Kenya!

Elif   –  
United States US
Visited: April 2024 Reviewed: Apr 28, 2024

Email Elif  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

The most beautiful country and the friendliest people in the world
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This was my fourth trip to Africa and my 3rd to Kenya, but it was a first both for my husband and my daughter. I always wanted to share the vast, untouched beauty of Africa with them. I wanted them to see the friendliness, sweetness of people. These words actually cannot even begin to describe Kenya. Now both my husband and my daughter know what I tried to describe, and they already miss Kenya. We will be back for sure.
In this particular trip we went first to Lake Nakuru, stayed in The Cliff. An amazing camp right at the lake with amazing food, amazing sunrise, amazing everything. Very chic and very comfortable, too. We went to two safari rides and a hippo boat ride. Kenya is a surreal country where your Landcruiser stops for giraffs and zebras crossing the road. We chose a wake up call for the sunrise and saw probably the most amazing sunrise on earth. With monkeys around the camp, hippos in the water. We had a walking tour and were right next to amazing animals. Then we continued to Masai Mara and stayed right in the park where animals are coming into this amazing camp, Entim Mara. No fences, but guards to accompany you to your tent and wait for you all night. Whenever you want to come out, you open your tent (more like a super chic hotel suite) and they immediately come. In the mornings when you wake up they bring you coffee, tea, or whatever you want to drink. At night there are comfy hot water bottles under your sheets. The food is to die for. Both camps had wifi, no problem. We went in April, so the temperatures were comfortable. Occasional rains, but no tourist crowds. Masai Mara has so many mind blowing adventures, it is hard to fit here all. Being so close to lions, that one can touch them, seeing tiny baby elefants, witnessing giraffe habits, and the vast beauty of Africa are just a few snippets. All in all, like my husband said after the trip, Kenya changes you. It adds dimensions to your life, you did not know before that they existed.

Drago Davide   –  
Italy IT
Visited: March 2024 Reviewed: Apr 24, 2024

Email Drago Davide  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: over 5 safaris

beautiful country and friendly peoples
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i have visited several countries in africa , kenya is very beautiful andthe parks never disappoint

Anush   –  
United States US
Visited: March 2024 Reviewed: Apr 21, 2024

Email Anush  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Excellent Safari Experince
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I booked a trip with Leisure Escape Safari. They did an excellent job. The trip to Kenya was very good. Hospitable people. I visited four national parks. I started in Nairobi and first visited Amboseli, then Naivasha Lake, Nakuru Lake and finally Maasai Mara. Nakuru Lake was the best for seeing wildlife. I saw all five major wildlife during the trip. It was an excellent trip overall and enjoyed my stay in Kenya.

Wei Liu   –  
Ethiopia ET
Visited: March 2024 Reviewed: Apr 19, 2024

Email Wei Liu  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

It's amazing journey in Kenya!
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It was my first time to be Kenya, didn't get much impression about Nairobi because only stayed there for one night. However, the following tour with Beacon Safaris was really fantastic. What surprised me was that the country looked so beautiful and clean, people were nice and friendly, the hotels we had stayed were up to international standard, so as the meals... It was really a wonderful and unforgettable journey for me!

Ryan   –  
United States US
Visited: March 2024 Reviewed: Apr 17, 2024

Email Ryan  |  35-50 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Amazing Destination
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We loved our time in Kenya. We went to the Maasai Mara, Amboseli, and Lake Nakuru. All three parks were amazing for different things. The Maasai Mara just had animals everywhere and has the Savannah look that I think most people outside of the continent imagine Africa. Amboseli has the view of Mount Kilimanjaro which is unparalleled by any other view. Lake Nakuru gives the best chance to see Rhinos and would probably interest bird watchers a lot (though Amboseli was really good too).

We loved that we went during the low season when there were less tourists. It slowed us to get closer to animals. Our only thing we weren't prepared for were the women trying to sell their goods outside of each park. They can be very pushy to buy something and you can only buy so much.

Aoibhinn Bolton   –  
United Arab Emirates AE
Visited: March 2024 Reviewed: Apr 17, 2024

Email Aoibhinn Bolton  |  20-35 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

A dream come true
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The title sums up our Safari trip. We honestly could not have imagined a better Safari trip. Dan, our tour guide, honestly made the trip by being so knowledgeable, kind and accommodating. He spoke to us about Kenya as a country, explained the history and local life of villages and towns as we drive through them and really gave us a sense of what Kenya is.
The safari its self was honestly breath taking. We saw all of the big 5 and were lucky enough to see 4 of those 5 on our first 2 hour game drive. We had moments of pure tranquility in which we were parked up amongst a heard of elephants, watching them interact with one another and eat. We also experienced a pack of lions waking up from their night sleep and walking casually around us. I can’t express how amazing all of this was.
We stayed in fabulous accommodation (The Mara maisha camp and the sopa lodge) in which the food was outstanding along with the cleanliness, comfort and facilities that were all offered to us. We felt safe at all times.
I can’t express how amazing Dan our tour guide was. He really did make the trip for us!!
I highly recommend Kenya, Mufasa tours and Dan for your Safari!!

Gloria   –  
Canada CA
Visited: March 2024 Reviewed: Apr 15, 2024

Email Gloria  |  35-50 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Country worth visiting!
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My family visited Giraffe Centre and Snake park in Nairobi.Then we had a 5 day safari (Amboseli-Nakuru-Naivasha-Maasai Mara) with Bigmac Africa Safaris.This tour operator is excellent and they respond quickly to any inquiries.My little boy had a chance to dance with the Maasai people in their village.
Diani beach also has powdery white sand.We rode camels for the first time.Kenya is never boring as there is a lot of things to do from the city of Nairobi to the grasslands to the coastal area.I would say this is a trip of a lifetime for my family.

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