This Tour Is Offered by Seven By Far Travel
Seven By Far Travel
- Office In:
- 5-10 employees (Founded in 2013)
- Member Of:
- IATA, Eco Tourism Kenya, KWS & AMFEF
- Tour Types:
- Custom mid-range & luxury tours that can start every day
Seven By Far Travel is a young and very dynamic Eco-conscious global travel planner and holiday company that has been operating tours, safaris, cultural and adventure holidays since 2010. We are an innovative and a specialist agent in all our areas of operations. We pride ourselves in being able to offer you an authentic holiday experience and not just a distilled version - we are NOT a 'copy paste' kind of tour operator!
Great experience with Seven By Far Travel! Our safari was amazing with the best guide Assam. Sylvester and his team are very professional, attentive, helpful and obligatory. We felt safe and secure! All our trip (after safari we continued to travel in Kenya and Tanzania) Sylvester helped and advised us about all details of our journey (tickets, hotels and many other things).
All lodges were excellent! We had a complimentary night in Nairobi, transfers from airport and very nice lunch in Carnivore restaurant!!! Thanks Sylvester and his Team!!
Sylvester went above and beyond making sure everything was set up before the trip and even saw us off that morning. Hassan drove very well especially since we were traveling on Mombasa road. This allowed us to relax while we rode. We enjoyed the scenery in Tsavo and the animals who showed themselves. Seven By Far Travel was very accommodating to our desires. We hope to use their services again soon.
Once in a lifetime experience- perfect from start to finish
We did the 6 day Safari. This safari was an incredible experience from the moment we arrived to Kenya. Sylvester met us in the airport upon arrival and made sure we were all checked in to our hotel. We stayed in beautiful places every night. He was flexible with planning our itinerary. Every place we stayed was inside the parks which made it possible for us to get every last second out of our game drives. Our driver Ben was amazing. He has a university degree in wildlife and was extremely knowledgable. He was really dedicated to giving us a great experience, and was overall a great guy. We asked him so many questions and he was really open to talk about any topic. He really made the trip special for us. We had the option to upgrade our vehicle to a Toyota Land Cruiser which was 100% worth it since the roads in the parks can be very rough, and we saw many vans getting stuck while we were able to drive through and continue our safari with no issues. We saw all the big 5 and had close encounters with rhinos, elephants, leopards, cheetahs, and more. This time of year, all the animals have babies which made the experience all the more special. The photos we got are almost too beautiful to believe. Our trip ended with a complimentary tour of the Karen Blixen museum and Giraffe Centre. It was truly a once in a lifetime experience and I could not recommend this tour more highly.
Hakuna Matata Tour, truly = No worries!!
I thoroughly recommend this tour for anyone who has a short time to spend in Kenya. From the first time I contacted Sylvester the service was impeccable. Nothing was too much trouble! Sylvester also upgraded my accommodation x2 times so that I could get an idea of different types of accommodation available. I do have to say that Base Camp at the Masai Mara was my favourite simply because you got a true feel of Africa but with still the luxury & comfort. The fact that I was travelling on my own & did not have to worry about anything made my experience exceptional!! Thank you many times over to Seven by far travels & Sylvester. I will be back without a doubt along with family & friends that I have shared this journey with.
As a side note, I do recommend that you get the upgrade to 4W drive / get the direct internal flights to & from the accommodation. The roads travelling to & from the accommodation are a bit special & you do truly get to understand the term "African massage". Up to you, I found this a great experience as I got to see a lot of the countryside and the people and found this a truly amazing experience. Mt son travelled by air and saw more of Kenya as less time travelled but not so much of the people & countryside. It is a preference but please do consider Seven by far travels as they will go out of their way to make your trip super special!
Everything about this safari was absolutely outstanding - it could not have been better!
Seven by Far owner Sylvester was very prompt and friendly with communications - he provided a quote promptly and responded to multiple queries before our trip. The planning was responsive and detailed, and he went to the trouble of providing an alternative itinerary, after we'd already booked and paid, when it came to light that it might be beneficial to change the itinerary for my partner's health reasons. In the end, Sylvester varied the itinerary to adapt to conditions in the areas we were travelling, which resulted in upgraded accommodation for four of eight nights, and better wildlife viewing, all at no extra charge.
We were met at the airport by Sylvester and our first guide, who ensured we were checked into our hotel for the first night, which gave us comfort that we'd be well looked after, and we were.
Our safari took us from Kenya to Tanzania and back to Kenya, which meant we had three different guides. All of our guides - James, Cosmas and Hassan - were wonderful, knowledgeable, friendly, engaging and fun. We learned so much from them about animal behaviour, which really enriched the experience of seeing the animals. We saw many many animals, and much of that was credit to our guides and their ability to find and spot the animals. Sometimes we were amazed at what they could spot from a distance. They were always willing to stop for photos, and had a knack for getting us to good vantage points. They were organised and clear about the itineraries each day.
We appreciated the little touches in the vehicles such as charging stations in one, photography beanbags, and refrigeration for water bottles.
The driving was sometimes tricky, but we always felt completely safe. This was thanks to the skill of our drivers, their networks with the other drivers (so we knew we'd have back up if we ever needed it), and the well equipped and maintained Land Cruisers Seven by Far provided.
The accommodation was all fantastic. Our daughter is vegetarian and her dietary needs were catered for with no problem.
We can not say enough good things about Seven by Far and the great experience we had - we hope to be back!