User Reviews – Kenya
Email Chloe | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: first safari
We were a group of 5 colleagues who had some spare time at the end of our trip and decided we wanted to do a safari in the Masai Mara. I found Hyrax safaris and they were extremely responsive over what’s app which was really handy due to the time difference. Hyrax were good at sorting out our different room configurations and found us great quality accomodation at Sarova Mara. I would recommend the hotel, we had a room looking out over the reserve. We opted to be driven to the Mara (about 6 hours), I’m glad we did because we saw so much on the journey and there were plenty of stops to stretch your legs. Our guide Aaron was excellent, really knowledgeable and was also flexible about what times we did our drives. I enjoyed doing a full days drive as we saw so much but some of my colleagues found a whole day game drive a bit too much. I’m sure you’d be able to split it into two of you wanted. I would recommend using Hyrax safaris for your safari booking.
Email Erikka Asem | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Our safari in Massai Mara was unbelievable. We saw so many animals and our guide was so knowledgeable.
Email Lucy Vaughan | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Wonderful wildlife and very warm people
We visited Kenya on our honeymoon and took part on a 5 day safari (2 nights in the Masai Mara, 1 night in Lake Nakuru and 1 night in Amboseli). Our guide, Felix, was fantastic. He was extremely knowledgeable and made our trip unforgettable.
The variety of wildlife we saw far exceeded our expectations, we couldn’t believe our luck at seeing lions, elephants, zebra etc within a metre of our car.
The people of Kenya are so welcoming and full of joy.
Email Keith Westley | 65+ years of age | Experience level: 2-5 safaris
Great safari destination for hospitality,abundant wildlife and scenic landscapes.
Our tour operator, Wayfairer Travel,put together a great twin centre safari in Kenya provided by Safari Bookings. Firstly flying in to Samburu and then on to the Masai Mara.The wildlife encounters and sightings in both were to say the least spectacular. The contrasting landscapes were exceptional as was the hospitality and service in the lodges.Kenya has been a favourite of ours and this trip surpassed previous visits.The terrain on the game drives can at times be a little challenging as expected,but that is all part the safari experience.Thank you Kenya and thank you Wayfairer.
Email Catharina van der Spuij | 50-65 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Kenya is a very interesting country to visit. I loved the seaside and the Safari parcs. My kind and enthousiastic guide Samuel Ndungu from Kenya explorer made the trip unforgettable
Email Kresten Fjord | 50-65 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Amazing Wild experience
Josephine who owns Lilac Roller Safaris made an absolutely fantastic 10 day trip for me. I managed both safari, Nairobi and to climb Africa's 2 highest mountain Mount Kenya. Every aspect of the trip was under control, and Josephine was always in touch if there were any problems. But luckily it didn't. I managed to see all the wild animals you can dream of and to stand on top of Mount Kenya.
Email John | 50-65 years of age | Experience level: first safari
A wildlife wonderland that will not disappoint.
A truly wonderful once in a lifetime experience. If you can visit during the migration season it will leave you breathless as waves of wildebeest and zebras make their journey to Tanzania. Our tour operator Pollman deserve the credit for their amazing staff and organisation. The standard of accomodation at the Sarova Hotels in the National Park were first class. The Kenyan people are some of the most delightful and friendly people you will ever meet. The changing landscapes travelling from Hells Gate National park to Shaba National park and onto Lions Hill and Masai Mara are breathtaking. If you pick the right season and tour operator you will not be disappointed.
Email Jason Lycett | 50-65 years of age | Experience level: 2-5 safaris
incredible atmosphere, environment and people
Amazing 7 day safari taking in Massai Mara, Nakura, Naivasha and Amboseli organised by Blue Mountain safaris. We saw everything we hoped for and the variety of landscapes and environment were far better than expected. Best of all was the friendliness of the people, just lovely.
The safari went very smooth and have to say special thanks to Ann at Blue Mountain who made lots of last minute changes for us without fuss, they are highly recommended.
Email Jo H | 65+ years of age | Experience level: first safari
Everything you dreamed of seeing was right there.
From our first encounter to our last we were blown away. We had a fabulous tour driver called Peter, from Amazing Memories Safaris. We drove through the madness of Nairobi and headed off to our first destination - Samburu Game Reserve. From the moment we entered, we knew we were in Africa - Giraffes greeted us at the gate and we saw multiple animals on our way to our Samburu camp. This was the real deal! We saw elephants, zebras and various antelope, The next day we added lions, cheetahs and a leopard to our growing list - and so our safari unfolded. Highlights for me were seeing the mass migration of wilderbeest crossing the Mara river with all its dangers plus many gorgeous babies including giraffes, Thompson gazelles, elephants, lion cubs and the most gorgeous playful white rhino you ever wished to see. Each place we went to including, Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Lake Nakuru and Masai Mara had their own uniqueness and we enjoyed learning about this from our guide and also from the locals we met along the way.
We had nice weather at all stops in early September, with a few afternoon thunderstorms which were welcome and spectacular. We could see changes in the grass growth whilst there that would make life so much better for the people tending their flocks and the animals ranging free.
The accommodation throughout our safari was wonderful - highlights being the food and the comfort of our tents. We loved to swim in the middle of the day and have a rest before our evening safari and we were able to do this at every camp . The little 'spoiling' touches like a turn-down service and a hot water bottle on chilly nights made us feel special. The staff were pretty friendly and responsive and enjoyed some banter and jokes which made getting to know them easy.
Our trip to Kenya was fabulous and I thoroughly recommend making a Safaria trip there. We found it safe and the people were very welcoming.
Email Frieda Verwer | 50-65 years of age | Experience level: 2-5 safaris
Beautiful throughout, people and nature
The part we visited around Mombassa is so beautiful. The old town is certainly worth visiting and at the beaches around you can swim and enjoy the sun.
We went for a safari with Mosaic Tours to Tsavo East and West. A dream come true. We saw the big five close by. It was impressive and beautiful.
Around and in Mombasa you can find nice hotels, cottages and resorts for reasonable prices. It is divers and save.
We also made a 4 day trip tu Lamu Island. A beautiful island with a lot of history. No cars and tuktuks but donkeys and Boda Boda,s. You can make a day trip with an original dhow (original sailingboat). And if you like even catch some fish.
The Kenia that I got to know is worthwhile visiting. The people are so friendly and warm, colourful and helpful. I will certainly come back next year to discover more.