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Safari vehicle in Safari

Safari vehicle in Safari

Spirit of Kenya

4.9/5  
(268 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.

Reviews268

Magic amidst a pandemic
5/5

There are vacations, there are amazing vacations, and then there is an African safari! Exciting, beautiful, colorful, versatile - those are some of many adjectives to describe the experience and the mood. And Spirit of Kenya (SoK) was responsible for the fairy-tale every step of the way. But let's start at the beginning.

1. Planning and booking.
Planning this trip was exhausting... for our sales manager Vanessa :) The number of change requests from our side was enormous, but Vanessa patiently stuck with us till the end and the resulting trip itinerary was all we could ever wish for! Thank you Vanessa so much!
The actual booking was pretty straight forward: there are plenty of payment options and even the final documents have been adjusted according to our requirements.

2. Arrival.
Upon our arrival at the Nairobi airport, we were picked up and transferred to our first hotel by a very nice guy Moses who was very friendly (in fact, it is remarkable how friendly and lovely people of Kenya are) and helpful. Everything went fast and smooth.

3. Safari.
A.W.E.S.O.M.E. Our expectations were fulfilled by 200%! We've seen the Big Five, Cheetahs, Lions' hunt, White Rhinos, Flamingos, Wild Dogs (a spices on a brink of extinction which, we were told, had not been seen for the last four years!), beautiful scenery, amazing skylight and so much more! It was magical!

4. Guide/Driver and organization.
Our guide's name is Nesta. He was our friend, our driver, our spotter. It is remarkable how skillful he is in spotting wildlife on great distance, how much exciting trivia he told us about what we've seen, how friendly, helpful and patient he was with us. We were difficult passengers, but Nesta was able to fulfill our every request and even more. Next time we're travelling through Africa, we will do it only with Nesta. Thank you so much my friend!

5. Kenya.
It's such a beautiful and versatile country! The political and economical situation there is far from ideal, but people stay optimistic, open, and friendly. Interesting fact: they seem to be coping with COVID far better than some European countries - we could learn a thing or two from them. The nature is beyond beautiful - it's breathtaking! And Kenyan government does a lot to keep it that way - the measures for protection of the national parks, reservations etc. are impressive! Same goes for the ban on plastic packaging.

6. Summary for SoK:
- Organization - Vanessa - excellent!
- Logistics and communication in Nairobi - Moses - excellent!
- Safari and everything around it - Nesta - excellent! excellent! excellent!

Thank you so much guys! We could not have wished for more!

Love,
Mariia and Andrii

Awesome Safari with an awesome company!
5/5

I cannot say enough about the spirit of Kenya. They were wonderful to work with during the entire planning process. They tailored the perfect safari for me. Responses from the travel planner were extremely quick and very informative.

Our guide Franco, was very professional, courteous And prompt. He was a wealth of knowledge and enhanced our trip with information about Kenya, the reserves and the many different animals that we had seen. I am hoping to return next fall and will definitely be requesting Franco once again.

Due to the COVID-19 situation we had to postpone our trip from early September until October. We rebooked very shortly before our actual travel dates. The spirit of Kenya made sure that everything was handled very smoothly. The only small complication that we encountered was that we somehow missed our Airport pickup and transfer to our hotel. After traveling for 24 hours I am sure that some of the fault rested with us being extremely tired. We never did see our pickup person. We took a taxi to the hotel. Shortly after checking to the room our driver did call us and apologized for our missed connections. He assured us that he was at the airport, and I believe him because the next morning when he picked this up for a another transfer he recognized me immediately. Obviously he had seen me but I did not see him with his sign.

The only suggestion that I can make, Is that when arranging for an airport pickup that the actual pickup point be somewhat better defined. In particular at what point after customs ( inside the terminal outside the terminal etc.) perhaps the phone number for the driver would be helpful as well. He spent the next morning with our driver Moses Who also was an off some guy.

Keep up the good work. After travel with you again soon.

Once in a lifetime experience
5/5

The safari tour was amazing. We had missed our flight into the country and yet they managed the schedule very well. The airport pickup and drop off was very convenient. They were very flexible in accomodating all our asks and customized the trip based on our dietary requirements and budget before we flew into Kenya.

The drivers were very helpful, knowledgeable and addressed any concern and answered any questions we had. During the safari tour too, they worked with us to get what we wanted while we made changes to add some more places, answering any questions we had. The jeep for safari was well maintained. The guide cleaned it up every morning, were always on time and patiently waited if we were late. Driver was knowledgeable to know which route to take to escape other safari jeeps and allow us to get the best views. Always tried to find the best spots to capture nice pictures, friendly with kids too. Would definitely recommend them.

Wonderful Experience with Spirit
5/5

My family had a wonderful experience with Spirit of Kenya - they absolutely exceeded our expectations and I would recommend them without hesitation. They are honest, reliable, deeply knowledgable and friendly.

I lived in Nairobi years ago, and thus went back and forth in deciding on a final itinerary. Tiago suggested different itinerary options; he was patient, super helpful, responding to all my questions within hours, adjusting our trip, providing lots of hotel and other options, and (once we finally decided) arranging hotels and internal flights between Masai Mara and Amboseli. Tiago brought to me attention that we had overpaid by $200, and we were reimbursed upon our arrival. A Spirit of Kenya driver met us at Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta airport in the late evening, which was great after 24 hours of traveling from Canada.

For six days, Joseph drove us to Aberdare, Lake Nakuru, Hell's Gate and Masai Mara. In addition to his impressive knowledge of the countryside, wildlife and the national parks, Joseph was friendly, funny and warm. Similarly, George was our guide at Amboseli, finding lions, cheetahs and (of course) elephants, as well as explaining the area's remarkable birdlife.

Of course we all await the pandemic to end. When it does, my family is already talking about another trip to Kenya, and our choice - without hesitation - would be Spirit of Kenya.

Our lifetime experience by far
5/5

Thanks to Spirit of Kenya we lived the best experience of our life. What a guide we had. His name is Charles. He made this experience unreal. Always taking care of us and willing to explain about animals, culture and national parks, he knows everything. On top of that he is a great human being, always making you feel safe and pleased during the whole trip. Thanks Charles for being such a professional safari guide and such a great human being. We will never forget this experience.

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