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This Tour Is Offered by Unlimited Expeditions - The Spirit of Kenya

Safari vehicle in Safari

Safari vehicle in Safari

Unlimited Expeditions - The Spirit of Kenya

4.9/5  
(260 Reviews)
Office In:
Kenya Kenya
Size:
10-20 employees (Founded in 2014)
Tour Types:
Custom mid-range & luxury tours that can start every day
Destinations:
Kenya KE
Safari vehicle in Safari

Safari vehicle in Safari

Every safari is unique and tailor made. We provide lightning speed 24/365 customer care, extensive safari planning consulting in order to tailor make your once in a lifetime safari experience. High quality land cruisers and minivans, cheerful, experienced and knowledgeable guides, and on-spot support at any time is what we promise to make your once in a lifetime journey a reality.

Reviews260

Spirit of Kenya is reliable and accommodating for a perfect adventure.
5/5

Vanessa helped plan our entire safari vacation. She responded to every email within 24 hours. We had many questions, requests, and customizations for this trip and Spirit of Kenya delivered. All activities and accommodations we wanted for our safari were included making for a full itinerary of all experiences we sought after. Communication and organization is top notch. I would highly recommend Spirit of Kenya because all of the thinking and planning was taken care of so we could focus in the upcoming trip.

Amazing and memorable experience
5/5

Let me start by saying that the Spirit of Kenya wasn’t our first option for our safary in Kenya.
We started requesting quotes from multiple companies online and after some time we ran into Spirit of Kenya. After having our initial email exchange with Andre - our Spirit of Kenya representative - there was no question on which company we were going to go with.
He was incredibly responsive, we were coming from Central America so there was a huge time difference, Andre was always responsive, helpful, respectful and proper. He would provide options and recommendations around which tour to take and how to save some money since we were traveling during Christmas season, we ended up changing our mind over which route to take several times and he was very accommodative. His professionalism did not change a bit after we did our payment and he continued to be extremely supportive as we prepared for our adventure.
Andre was definitely the reason we picked the Spirit of Kenya for such an important event (going on a Safari).
Upon meeting Franco (our driver for the tour) it was clear to us that we had made a great choice. We went for the mini van which is absolutely comfortable. The route was fantastic, we were able to see the big 5 and the beautiful nature in which these beautiful animals live. Franco is a very well educated individual which is great if you want to have a conversation about cultural differences, economics, nature, or whatever topic you want to touch during the long drives. At the same time he has a great personality always very respectful and fun to be around, he has a ton of experience with these sort of tours so it was great to have that in our advantage, he seemed like he was a reference for other less experienced or younger drivers which is why we ended up calling him Franco "The Legend".
Franco is definitely the reason why we would pick the Spririt of Kenya again.
Based on experience, I know that booking a safary in Kenya can be overwhelming, it is also a rather expensive experience and if you are first timers in Africa – like we were – it can be scary. I would definitely recommend this company they made our experience in Kenya an absolutely beautiful and memorable experience.

5 star tour with a 5 star operator
5/5

My wife and I had visited National Parks in Tanzania and Botswana. This time we wanted to experience Kenya. After a rather lengthy online scanning for possible tour organizers I ended up contacting Spirit of Kenya. What a good choice that proved to be. I was impressed immediately by the very prompt reply to my enquiry. Once we got started Tiago the tour organizer helped me through the booking and planning process step by step. As a casual traveller there are a few things you definitely appreciate. That is a sense of trust and professionalism with your partner. Among other things you are about to transfer quite a large amount of funds overseas. With Tiago I never had any doubts about his and his company’s honesty and integrity.
The tour we chose was a 4 days Lake Nakuru and Masai Mara safari. Here and there the roads in Kenya may be quite bumpy. Not least inside the parks. In that respect our choice of minivan as a vehicle was probably not the best. However the extra cost for Land Cruiser in relation to benefits felt too high in our opinion. As it turned out minivan was really alright. But that is a decision everyone has to make themselves.
Our guide was Steven. He is a very skilful driver. His capability to navigate in Nakuru and Masai Mara is impressive. Despite having a van instead of a jeep we never got stuck in the mud, had no flat tires or any other problems with the car. Because of some heavy raining at nights the dirt roads in Masai Mara were partly heavily soaked. We did witness some cars being stuck in the mud. However it was nice to see the comradeship among the guides. Help is always available. Steven seems to know everyone out there. Communicating and information sharing between drivers seems to be essential in these safaris. Steven was a fitting guide for us. Some characteristics stuck out. He has an appearance of a very friendly, polite and quite modest man. Still you get the feeling that this guy knows what he is doing. Experience and professionalism sticks out. With him you are in safe and knowledgeable hands. As a guest there is just one thing for you to do. That is to relax and enjoy. He takes care of the rest. Safari guides have an exceptional ability to spot animals even with their plain eyes. Steven spotted a leopard in a tree. I simply could not see it until I took the binoculars. Amazing! Steven’s overall expertise further strengthened my opinion of Spirit of Kenya as an outstanding tour operator.
You can’t choose the weather or what you want see in the park. Lady Luck plays a major role. As I had some previous experiences of safaris I had some hopes to witness something extra spectacular. That did not fully happen. But it was not a problem. Fully realising that live safaris are not like TV documentaries. To witness for instance a ‘kill’ requires some extra luck. We saw the big five and all the major famous savannah animals. For me it was personally rewarding to see cheetahs. I had missed them in my earlier safaris. We saw two with their fresh kill. And even the next morning we saw another one eating his impala breakfast. In Lake Nakuru we saw several white rhinos and in Masai Mara among dozens of other fascinating sightings a mating couple of lions. In Masai Mara we stayed in Julia’s River Camp right on the banks of river Talek. At night we could sense and hear hippos moving, eating grass and grunting just next to our tent. What a captivating experience! Hey, we really are in the middle of wilderness!
We had a splendid time on our safari tour and I can sincerely give Spirit of Kenya full marks for the manner the whole trip was conducted in every aspect. If I choose to have yet another African safari I don’t need to look far for the organizer. Without hesitation I also dare to recommend Spirit of Kenya for all those who are pondering which one to choose from several tour companies.

Outstanding from start to finish
5/5

I had never heard of Spirit of Kenya before I started to research the holiday, and selected them purely due to the positive Tripadvisor reviews. I am so glad that I did.
Vanessa was so helpful in the booking process, always quick to respond to emails and available on the phone when needed.
The itinerary that Vanessa guided us towards selecting was perfect. Martin our guide was outstanding. Everything that you want from a guide - friendly, knowledgeable, and probably most important of all - he was a very calm and safe driver.
There is one particular piece of advice that I would like to pass on. Vanessa recommended Eagle View camp for our stay in the Masai Mara. It is in a private conservancy, just outside the main Masai Mara area. It was such a good recommendation, and I would strongly advise anybody to stay in a private conservancy rather than the main Mara. We saw all the big 5, so many lions, and there were never more than two or three other vehicles looking at the animals at the same time. We took an afternoon trip to the main Mara, and then realised just how pleased we were not to be staying there. There were at least 30 vehicles surrounding one group of cheetahs. A private conservancy gives you a much more personal experience.

Perfect Day Tour to Lake Nakuru from Nairobi
5/5

Everything from the booking experience to the tour itself went smoothly. The communication with Tiago was spot on. They arrived on time and we were able to pay the remaining balance on the spot in cash and even with credit card. The drive from Nairobi to the Lake Nakuru National Park is quite long, but we anticipated that. We had the bus to ourselves, which made the ride somewhat comfortable. The park itself is just stunning. We saw three black(!!) and a couple of white rhinos, hippos, giraffes, warthogs, primates, and countless zebras, antelopes, and buffalos. Since the lake is quite flooded, you cannot use the usual road as our driver explained. Therefore, you circle the entire lake and even go to a higher lookout on the western side of the lake (amazing views). We spent about 4-5 hours in the park and had lunch at the Flamingo Hill Tented Camp, which was delicious and the staff was super friendly (we may want to spend a night or two there when we come back to Kenya). Overall it was a great experience and we would highly recommend Spirit of Kenya to anyone traveling around this beautiful country.

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