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wildRace Africa Tours and Travel Experts

wildRace Africa Tours and Travel Experts

Wild Race Africa

4.8/5  
(51 Reviews)
Office In:
Kenya Kenya
Size:
10-20 employees (Founded in 2002)
Tour Types:
Customizable private tours and fixed group tours
Destinations:
Kenya KE
Tanzania TZ
Uganda UG
wildRace Africa Tours and Travel Experts

wildRace Africa Tours and Travel Experts

Wild race Africa safari tours and travel is a zealously family-run tours and travel company with over 12 years’ experience in creating fully customized African Safaris tour packages visiting Kenya, Tanzania and Zanzibar. Most of our Safari packages are small group joining tours, budget camping tours, Budget Camping & Lodge tours, private tours to handpicked tailor-made luxury holidays and tours in east Africa premier parks and reserves; masai mara, Lake Nakuru, Amboseli, Samburu among others.

Reviews51

Great experience
5/5

We've booked a 12-days tour in Kenya and Tanzania with Wild Race Africa Tours. Our route was Nairobi - Lake Naivasha - Lake Nakuru - Masai Mara - Serengeti - Ngorongoro - Lake Manyara - Amboseli - Nairobi.

First we hesitated because of the pandemic situation we are living right now - but we didn't regret our desicion. Simon answered all our questions we had prior to the journey and with Alex we had the perfect guide in Kenya. Alex wellcomed us at the airport and cared very good for us. He is a great troubleshooter and you are lucky to have him as a guide. We've learned a lot about the places we've visited and about the country and its people. Also in Tanzania we had a great guide with China and his son Shidi.

We were concerned about the border crossing Kenya-Tanzania-Kenya, but with the help from our guides everything went smoothly. For every border crossing a negative PCR test was required, as well for the return flight from Kenya to Europe. So keep in mind to calculate the waiting time for the results.

We booked a budget tour, but at some places we upgraded to a mid range lodge. It's great that you can customize your tour the way you like it. Normally we are individual travelers - it was our first experience with a organized tour. We enjoyed to just sit back - and don't worry about were to sleep or eat next. The organization was perfect - the food was yummy - the lodges were fine too! So we could 100% focus on the beautiful nature and spotting wild animals.

If you think about doing a safari in this complicated times, but you're unsure about all the covid regulations - I really recommend to do it. Of course it's a bit more complicated and bureaucratic - but it definitely is worth!

good value of tour and customers service
5/5

It was an amazing trip. One of my dreams has come true. I really appreciated the guide George as well as the tour company Simon for all the work to make my trip fantastic! I want to come back soon to Kenya with my mother or husband or maybe even alone again.
Here are some points to further improve the service:

Positive: 1. the itinerary was perfect. 2. the guide George was a super star! he was professional and always thinking about a customer. 3. the first three accommodations (Ark lodge, Nakuru lodge and Julia’s camp) were great in terms of service, people, food and locations. 4. thanks for providing me a private car! which was awesome. 5. Simon always answered my questions immediately via whatsapp.
I can't write all the positive points as there are a lot!

Negative: the two accommodations have been changed without informing me. one of them was quite good at the end. However Dove Nest in Naivasha was down graded from the lodge originally planned. Dove Nest is said as 3 stars. The people were nice but not for 3 star hotel unfortunately. No wifi available. They could have been by far better with another management who knows how to take care of international tourists.

Overall, it was a really nice trip and I keep telling my colleagues and friends that my trip was perfect and recommend them to travel to Kenya for Safari.

A well organized trip with very good guides, fine accommodation and well organized transport
5/5

A well organized trip with very good guides, fine accommodation and well organized transport

We have made a great trip through Kenia with Wild Race Africa. We saw so many highlights, it was amazing! We saw the great trek from the gnoes twice, we saw lions in love, cheetah's on the hunt, more than enough zebras and wildebeasts, the most beautiful birds, leopards eating a wildebeasts. And a lot more! Our guides Simon and Barack were great. They know almost everything from what we saw. They even know what the best time is to see the great trek, around 11 o'clock! The accommodations where very good in all the parks.The transport was also good. There was a good balance between price and quality. We are looking forward to come back to Kenia, a wonderful country.

Tour operator Simon was very responsive as we had to reschedule from July 2020 to June 2021.
5/5

Wow! Our Kenya trip was fantastic and this tour to Masai Mara was a big part of that trip. Our pickup from our hotel to the airport for the plane ride to Masai Mara was right on time. The flight was very smooth and Tony our guide was at the Masai Mara airstrip to greet us and take us on our first drive en route to the Sarova Mara Game Camp. Tony was a member of the Masai tribe and was a superb driver and guide. We would highly recommend him. We saw lots and lots of animals and all of the big five. Two of our group of four went on the hot air balloon excursion. It was also fantastic. They usually only do the ride if there are at least four people but because of Covid and needing the business, they took only the two of them. They even did the champagne breakfast for just the two of them. All in all this was a fantastic safari with the guide, flights and rides all very punctual and customer oriented. We very highly recommend using them if you are planning a safari to Masai Mara.

Top safari experience
5/5

When we started the tour, we were picked up by a driver and brought to their office in Nairobi for the payment. The day before we noticed that our cards have a daily withdrawal limit, and Simon arranged that the driver brings us to an ATM first. That worked without problem and we managed to pick up the full amount in KES. When we arrived at the office, there seemed to be some miscommunication, since the office was closed, but the driver eventually reached Simon, we paid what was agreed beforehand, and were brought to the tour van.
We picked Wild Race Africa Safari Tours due to the overall very good reviews on Tripadvisor and Safaribookings and were not disappointed.

Simon was quick to reply, and arranging/negotiating the tour from home wasn't a problem.

When we started the tour, we were picked up by a driver and brought to their office in Nairobi for the payment. The day before we noticed that our cards have a daily withdrawal limit, and Simon arranged that the driver brings us to an ATM first. That worked without problem and we managed to pick up the full amount in KES. When we arrived at the office, there seemed to be some miscommunication, since the office was closed, but the driver eventually reached Simon, we paid what was agreed beforehand, and were brought to the tour van.

Our driver John took us to Masai Mara (there were 3 other tourists in the car besides us), dropped us off at the lodge and then picked us up again in the evening for a game drive.

On the next day we would have had a full-day game drive, but that had to be canceled for us, since I got sick. We let Simon know via Whatsapp and agreed that we would stay one extra night in the lodge, and do the game drive with another group the next day. This extra night in the Mara Chui lodge + park fees cost $150 per person. The lodge staff was very helpful and friendly and even upgraded us to a better type of house for that extra night.

The next day we managed to do the game drive with another group in a Landcruiser. Even though the tire broke twice, we managed to see many animals over the whole day!

After that we went to Lake Nakuru (Lake Nakuru Lodge). The driver from the whole-day game drive ended up bringing us to somewhere halfway to Nairobi where we had lunch, after which another driver (Alex) picked us up. In that case we were essentially upgraded to a private tour, as there were no other passengers. Alex showed us the Lake Nakuru NP and explained us very much about the animals, and about life in Kenya in general. Alex was very attentive and made a real effort to find all the animals (rhinos, leopards, lions especially). That was all very interesting!

Alex drove us to the airport and helped us buy our flight onwards at the counter.

Overall, we can definitely recommend Wild Race as a tour operator.

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