User Reviews – Kenya
Email Ismail Magdy | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Once in a lifetime experience
I went to Kenya last February - 2023 and it has been a great experience for me , it was my first time Safari so for all first-timers it is very important to pick a Safari tour operator with good reputation and good reviews because it has a great effect on your experience, I went with Meektrails and they have been very professional and committed.
In my first day I visited Nairobi and the city is unique and has sweet vibes but I wouldn’t recommend staying more than one day there as there is nothing much to do in the city.
After that I visited Masai Mara, which was great and we managed to see the big 5 , it was relatively easy due to the short bushes in that time of the year, but the dry bushes made the scenery less pretty to be honest, I believe after the rain season it must be way more pretty.
After that I visited Lake Nakuru and it was MESMERIZING, and no doubt it was our best day in the trip, I would highly recommend visiting it, we managed to see Rhinos, Flamengos, Monkeys, Zebras, Buffalos and many others
In our last day we visiter Lake Naviasha and I would also recommend the boat trip experience where you get close to the hippos.
Overall it has been a great experience and I wish you all a happy trip
Email Alessia | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: first safari
The Masai Mara is beautiful (landscape and animals). I very much enjoyed my experience there.
Email Guido Thiering | 35-50 years of age | Experience level: 2-5 safaris
the real africa in one country
Kenya is an optimal destination for a safari experience. Lots of different local providers really trying to deliver a unique experience. Great national parks, beautiful landscapes, beautiful animal sightings and friendly and helpful people can be found there. Highly recommended holiday destination, also to broaden your horizons.
Email Venkat Ramani | 50-65 years of age | Experience level: 2-5 safaris
MUST VISIT KENYA & MASAI MARA IN PARTICULAR, AT LEAST ONCE IN LIFETIME
Africa is Mystic and a Photographer's paradise. Masai Mara in Kenya was on top of my Bucket list. I have already visited it twice and the latest was 02nd - 08th March 2023. I can assure you it is not the last time for me. It all depends on a good driver cum Guide with good knowledge of the place. I was fortunate both times. It is important to be respectful of the locals and their culture. Nature lovers will love every inch of Kenya. The weather is cool in the mornings and can be sweltering by 11 am. Drink lots of water but never leave your Safari Truck in the wild to mark your territories. Carrying light winter clothing is advised. There should not be any worry about safety in any Safari camps/lodges. The guides and the staff take full responsibility for you and your personal belongings. Even in Campsites in the wild, you may hear howls and roars at night, but, the camps have Masai warriors around to keep you safe. All lodges have charging points for your Mobile and camera batteries. However, battery packs & extra carrying batteries is a no-brainer. My Tour operator was Dennsland TrekkTours and the Driver cum guide was Mr.Anthony who did a great job with his expertise and influence in every game park.
Email Deepesh Panicker | 35-50 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Perfect destination for your first safari
On our 2 weeks trip in Kenya, one thing that was constant was the genuine warmth and kindness of the Kenyan people. I would go again to Kenya only for interacting with them. Second, the country is blessed with so much natural beauty and we were lucky to experience the savannah, lakes as well as the coastal landscapes. On top of these 2 points, Masai Mara being a smaller park than Serengeti has higher concentration of animals and on my first safari, I was lucky to spot the Big 4 - Lions, Cheetahs, Leopard, Cape Buffalo & African Bush Elephant. In Nakuru park, we were lucky to spot both the White and Black Rhino. Naivasha lake boat ride was a beautiful experience and a sight to behold and must recommended. I would avoid the Hell's Gate national park though. The coastal towns of Mombasa, Malindi and Watamu have some of the nicest beachscapes I have seen and the vibe is really cool for beach lovers and for chillout after the dusty safaris. I hence, would recommend for any first time safari goers to opt for Kenya due to easy accessibility and lesser travel within the country to be able to see more in a lesser amount of time.
Email Mette | 35-50 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Fantastic place for safari
Great safari, and fantastic beaches. Easy to get around the country on your own. People in general are very heplful.
Email Nancy Connett | 65+ years of age | Experience level: 2-5 safaris
We had a magical time in Kenya: warm, friendly people; beautiful land; animals--unbelievable!!
We had a wonderful time in Kenya in February, 2023. We felt safe, we were very comfortable in our beautiful lodgings, the scenery and weather could not have been better. We did a 4 day safari with Motto Tours. Our guide was a friendly, knowledgeable Masai man who went over and above to give us a great time. We saw all the Big 5!! Plus many, many other animals. We visited Nakuru National Park and the Masai Mara National Preserve. We stayed in 'tented' camps that were so comfortable, wonderful food and friendly staff. We were able to visit a Masai village one day for an incredible cultural experience. On our last afternoon/evening in Nairobi (before flying home at 11:00 pm), we visited the Giraffe Center to feed giraffes and learn about efforts on behalf of the endangered Rothschild Giraffes of Kenya. We had a fun and delicious final dinner at the Carnivore Cafe!! Thank you Motto Tours and thank you Kenya!
Email Antonio Resti | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: first safari
You gotta go there, if you can. It has been a really good experience!
Email Katie | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: first safari
The safari was magical seeing the animals in their natural habitat was breath taking.
The safari was 10/10 our driver was fantastic very accommodating. We saw all the main animals it was breath taking. I would definitely recommend upgrading the accommodation we didn’t have electricity apart from 1 hour of the day and the food was a buffet left out for a few hours. Definitely check what you are offered as you can change! Everyone’s package is completely different.
Email Cory Cravatta | 35-50 years of age | Experience level: first safari