User Reviews – Kenya
Email Alan Willoner | 35-50 years of age | Experience level: 2-5 safaris
Email Roberto Dramis | 50-65 years of age | Experience level: over 5 safaris
Email Tomasz Sosnowski | 50-65 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Nice but poor country with VERY FRIENDLY PEOPLE
I visited Kenya with my friends in November 2022. I must admit that the country itself, although very poor, is of course very worth seeing. I had the pleasure of going on a 2-day Safari in Tsavo East Park, which I heartily recommend. We stayed at the Diani Sea Lodge Hotel which also met our expectations. In addition, we had the opportunity to go to Wasini Island, but here I already have small reservations, especially about the local restaurant ;-) I highly recommend a trip to Kenya. It's gonna be a great adventure.
Tour Operation recommendation : Karibu Safaris In Kenya - Thank You ( Jeremaya from Ukunda )
Email Miles | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Beautiful country with abundant wildlife, and cities with large wealth disparities.
Kenya is a must-travel destination if you enjoy wildlife tourism. Masai Mara is an expansive, well managed safari, with an abundance of fauna, though tour operators vary in their knowledge of details about the animals. The roads are chaotic, but it's quite fun really, and the accommodations seem quite nice when the power/wifi works. Birding isn't a big feature it seems, though there are some beautiful species, with the exception being the guides at Lake Naivasha. Nairobi has some nice restaurants at affordable prices, and is quite safe now (given the precautions taken due to terrorist attacks), but isn't worth spending much time in unless you're there for other reasons.
Email Keith Jacquard | 50-65 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Very diverse, the locals were very friendly and helpful, it was a lot to take in but in a good way.
This was our first safari experience. We selected a budget safari and the company ensured that our eight days were filled with game drives and excursions. We saw the big five and so many other animals, we took well over 1500 pictures. The itinerary had to be flexible as we were on an eight-day safari and other members of our group were on a six. I would suggest that changes to the itinerary get communicated a bit better, we found out at a lunch break that we were being moved to another guide to complete our tour which was a bit of a surprise. Our two guides, Jackson and Eric were amazing. One thing we weren't prepared for was the amount of driving between the parks as we covered Masai Mara, Amboseli and Nakuru. It did give us a look at very different eco systems, Masai Mara was both green and a bit drought affected, Nakuru was very lush and Amboseli was very dry. The meals provided were very repetitive at all the accommodations. The eco camps were excellent accommodations, the hotels were not as comfortable and clean as the eco camps.
Email Halee | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: over 5 safaris
Speed Date: Kenya Edition
Kenya is a great East Africa experience. Being my first time on that side of the continent I found it’s diversity made it easy to indulge in everything. From the beautiful non tourist filled beaches in Mombasa to the vast rolling landscapes of the Maasai Mara and the nightlife of Nairobi. Whether you’re into ecotourism, cultural encounters or the highlife, there’s something for everyone. My next trip will be much more curated and quiet but if you’re a first time traveler to Kenya, I suggest try everything once, stay for a minimum of 10days then return again for what you enjoyed most.
Email Sonja | 50-65 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Super nice country, lots of animals, nice open people
Three days wildlife in Masai Mara were great, easy booking and reliable with Axis Africa Safaris. Lake Naivasha and nearby volcano also very nice. Diani Beach top! We reached it comfortable with train from Nairobi to Mombasa and Uber to Diani. Everywhere upper range hotels but also budget. Travelling by busses is easy. People are always helpful and like to talk. There are many sights left to visit. We have to come back.
Email Elisabete Cristina Pereira Coelho | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Wildlife and culture
Perfect for wildlife Safari, multicultural full of life cities, really nice people.
You really can feel and see how climate changes are affecting the world.
You can really get to know kenians and reflect on how basic is not always warranted.
Email Troy | 35-50 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Massai mara 3day safari and lake navaisha
We did a three day safari with meektrails and our guide antony.
We were picked up and dropped off at Nairobi airport all included in the price.
Our guide was antony who was excellent throughout in being flexible and getting us to see all the big amimals and the small ones aswell!
Game drives in the massai mara are an incredible experience and would recommend to anyone, especially worth getting up early for the dawn drives as this is when the animals are most active.
Lake navaisha was good but less spectacular although worth the visit if you have time. We stayed at AA lodge which was functional and reasonable but not luxurious.
Email Claus | 50-65 years of age | Experience level: 2-5 safaris