This Tour Is Offered by Hyrax Safaris
- Office In:
- 1-5 employees (Founded in 2016)
- Tour Types:
- Short budget & mid-range tours (½ to 3 days)
Hyrax Safaris is a Kenyan tour company that offers affordable and amazing safaris in East Africa. We have a team of professional and competent operators who provide the best customer experience. Customer satisfaction is our major goal. We are always ready and available to serve you.
Memorable Experience !
the Orphan Elephants at David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, the Giraffe experience at the Giraffe centre was amazing ... We were on time on every appointment with the centres. Very on point, then the Nairobi city tour, my God ! ... and feeding the Giraffes wasthe equivalent of dying and going to heaven! Communication was great, from the time I was setting off from Kampala,Uganda to Nairobi.
Fun, professional, efficient and reliable.
My friend and I did a girls trip to Masai Mara.
We joined a group of other travelers and had fun. Wambua,our guide was the best.
Rose was fast to respond to messages and emails.
We saw the big five and had sumptuous meals. We are forever grateful to Hyrax.
Everything was so easy and perfectly done.
I loved everything about it. The staff was so friendly and helpful. They went out of their way to make sure everything was just how I wanted. There was literally little to no error. I can’t wait for my next tour with them.
Tom the tour guide was a legend! - amazing experience, good value for money!
The communication was very good! Our agent responded very quickly and answered all of our questions. Also, the agent was very flexible about the payment and met us at an agreed-upon destination to collect a deposit, which saved us a lot of effort. We paid the remaining amount upon arrival. Great!
The service was satisfying. We got picked up at our hotel (even though they were a bit late). We arrived in time at the Masai Mara and had a very nice chat with our fellow travelers on the bus. Another big benefit was that not all seats on the safari van were taken which was splendid if you are a dutch boi with long legs (or any other national with long legs). At our arrival at the camp, we were served lunch, which was really tasty and then rested for an hour after. Then we headed out for an evening safari, which was an amazing experience. However, it was much shorter than described in the description and we spent a long time waiting to be granted entrance to the park. Dinner was also very nice, however, there were not many veggy options.
The second day was a full day game drive. It was amazing! We saw long bois, bouncy bois, bity bois, sleepy bois, many stripy bois and emo bois. We also saw parts of the great migration! It was great and was a dream come true. We also went to Tanzania for a photo stop, so I can cross that country off my bucket list ;-).
On the third and last day, we headed out very early (6 am) to meet with a Masai. We went to an amazing place to watch the sunrise. Then we headed to their village and they gave us a tour. They were very welcoming, they even allowed us to wear the Lion Head hat, which is a traditional thing in their culture. Afterwards, they tried to sell some souvenirs to us, but there was nothing special so we didn't buy anything. After that, he brought us back to the camp and we drove back to Nairobi.
Point for improvement:
First, I think that more time in the park on the first day is a must. We only spent 1-2 hours, which was not what we were promised. Also, we had to explicitly ask for the tour to the Masai village, and our driver initially planned that we sleep in on the last day to take us back to Nairobi. That was not the plan!
Second, we had to go with a different van back to Nairobi. Not only were the people not amused to host us in their van, but the driver was also mad at us to have to drop us off and initially insisted to drop us off somewhere in Nairobi and that "we can take an Uber back to your location". In the end, he dropped us off at our place, but you could feel that there was a hostile atmosphere in the van. Not our problem...
Lastly, more time in the park (as described) would be great. At least living up to promises.
All in all, it was an amazing experience for good value! I suggest this safari to everyone who doesn't have much money but would like to do a big safari!
Good Budget Safari
Had a great few days in the Mara, Peter our guide was friendly & knowledgable. Rhino camp was good, food not the best but it was fine, it is a budget Safari after all! The price went up just days before we travelled but we were given the option of a different camp for the same price. Overall we enjoyed ourselves greatly and would recommend.