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Safari Top . Guide Hamza Fantastic !
We did the 5 DAYS MAJESTIC TANZANIA.
Lake Manyara National Park 1 day
Central Serengeti 2 days
Ngorongoro Crater 1 Day
Every park visited was wonderful. Our Guide Hamza was of incredible courtesy and professionalism.
Hamza's fantastic view allowed us to see and photograph all kinds of animals (my wife kept taking pictures and Hazma's patience was exaggerated).
The lodges chosen were all excellent
Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge
Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge
Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge
Recommended for everyone.
From the pick up at the Nairobi airport until the return there, it was a well planned tour. Our driver guide Geoff was a fantastic man who was exceptional in his jungle driving and reaching the wild animals. I had a little fear when the first lion group surrounded the land cruiser but for Geoff it was only a routine, safe moment. The lodging was also a more comfortable and safe place with protection of massai warriors. The hotel staff was also very friendly and keen on their work. I can happily say that I got the best wild safari experience.
6 Days Big Cats Safari pro and cons.
I have booked by them 6 Days Big Cats Safari Package.
2 nights Samburu National Reserve - Samburu Sopa Lodge.
1 night Lake Naivasha - Lake Naivasha Country Club.
2 nights Masai Mara - Zebra Plains Mara Camp.
Communication wit the company before the trip was fast and efficient. I made them full prepayment for the trip.
Before the trip I have informed that it is very important for me to start all activities just after sunrise and finish just before sunset as I am interested in photography. JUs before the trip they have changed the accommodation by Lake Naivasha for Kongoni Lodge. I have informed than that tis lodge have some negative comments on Tripadvisor and they answered that all lodges there have similar quality.
Samburu Sopa Lodge - Samburu NAtional Reserve.
I can only recommend this park and this lodge. On the first day we saw the pack of 7 wild dogs and leopard.
On the second day 4 leopards, 1 cheetah and 5 lions. Lodge was very good with good restaurant. In in the park however to the places we saw animals it takes 30 minutes of drive. Food at lodge was great. WIFI available only in restaurant area was slowly. In the rooms was available European plugin to recharge the batteries.
First of all the drive from Samburu to Naivasha took 8,5 hours. Much more than planned. We arrived at 15.30.
I did not like this place. It is very remote place. Additional 30 minutes drive. They charged me 50 USD for the boat trip close to the lodge. In the itinerary they wrote me that the boat trip cost 25 - 30 USD. In this lodge they do not give food for drivers. So the driver did not get dinner and breakfast.
Lake Naivasha boat trip. However overpaid it was interesting 2 hours. I saw hippos from very interesting photography perspective. @ giant kingfishers, many pied kingfishers, Nubian woodpecker, many pelicans, spoonbills, African fish eagles and sandpipers. The trip was OK.
Zebra Plains Mara Lodge.
The place was nice. Restaurant good. WIFI available at the restaurant area but was slowly. Minus was that it takes up to 25 minutes to come to the gate of the park.
Masai Mare - very good plac to spot predators. In 3 days I saw 2 prides of lions with the kill. Once with wildebeest second with buffalo. First day 5 cheetahs and on the second day the same 5 cheetahs and one female. Disadvantage of this park is that there are plenty of tourist and if any predators are found immediately are many cars around.
David was very good driver and guide. He was able to find many of animals. He had the radio in the car so he easily communicate with others drivers if they found something. It was really pleasant to travel with him through Kenya.
Cons - on the second day in Masai Mara at 17.00 driver informed me that we must finish the safari for today. In fact he used the limit of petrol. I lost 1,5 hour of the day in the very good afternoon light for the photography. This was the question of refilling the car for additional 15 liters of petrol - 1500 schilling - 15 USD..... He solved the problem for next day and we started at 6.30 a.m.
Second small minus was travel time. The way from Samburu to Naivasha took us 8,5 hours. So we have been almost late for the boat trip. There were no issues on the road. So simply travel time was planned unrealistic.
Overall - the itinerary of the trip was very good. I saw and took pictures of all big cats and as bonus of wild dogs.
The driver David was very experienced and saved the trip. The company organized the trip with some minuses. I would suggest if you are photographer to underline with them how important is for you to be just after sunrise and before sunset in the park. If you simply want to see the cats it is enough to come a little later because thank to the radio the will find them all. Also do not agree to change the lodges from those which are in the original plan. If you ask me if I would book with them again I would answer yes. But confirm precisely all details.
Magical first safari
I recently booked a very last minute private safari with Wildebeest following a work trip to Nairobi. Noah was extremely helpful from the outset, providing a customized itinerary on short notice and allowing me to pay via a bank transfer rather than in cash even though I only booke a day out (meaning the cash only arrived after I was 2 days into the trip). The camps booked by Wildebeest were absolutely stunning, excellent food and service, and very reasonably priced compared to all the other quotes I received.
The safari itself was everything I had hoped for. I did the 3 night/four day trip to Lake Nakaru and the Masai Mara both of which were incredible. My driver Jeff was a total gem. Very friendly, happy to adjust the itinerary to whatever times I wanted to leave/return from game drives, make extra stops along the way, and also spent four days patiently responding to all of my questions about which animals eat which.
If booking with Wildebeest I highlight recommend requesting Jeff. I'm a 30 woman who travelled solo and felt totally at ease the whole time and really enjoyed his company.
Thanks again to Wildebeest for a magical first Safari!
Every this was totally perfect, had a awesome trip with wildebeest safaris
At first Mr Noah interactions was really good he replied to each and every msg, and after when we reached Nairobi every thing was given as promised. We loved the accommodation, food , game drive, and the guide Mr Martin he was so good with us.
Would love to go back again, keep it up Wildbeestsafari