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Apodiformes Adventures

4.7/5  
(192 Reviews)
Office In:
Kenya Kenya
Size:
10-20 employees (Founded in 2017)
Member Of:
Kenya Tourism Regulatory Authority, AFRICA TOURISM ASSOCIATION & FRIENDS OF NAIROBI NATIONAL WILDILIFE CONSERVATION
Tour Types:
Customizable private tours and fixed group tours
Destinations:
Kenya KE
Rwanda RW
Tanzania TZ
Uganda UG
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Apodiformes Adventures .....Home Of The Famous Wildebeest Migration.........We are a reliable Tour Company with headquaters in Kenya. We have offices in Tanzania, Uganda & Rwanda. Our tours are tailor-made and are pocket friendly. We understand that the covid pandemic has affected the global economy but your urge to travel still exists. We have implemented all the safety protocols as stipulated by the World Health Organization(WHO) to avert the spread of covid-19 during your stay in Africa.

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Trip of a Lifetime - Maasai Mara, Lake Nakuru, Lake Naivasha, Amboseli, Tsavo East, Diani Beach
5/5

Booked the trip of a lifetime with Silas in December for my mom's 70th birthday. He quickly responded to my texts and the few edits I made to the original itinerary based on the animals we wanted to see. Any time I had a question from booking to leaving, he was quick to respond via WhatsApp. Very happy to report that everything went as expected - the camps that were booked, the start times, the transportation. We were picked up at the airport by Silas and another driver and dropped off at our Nairobi hotel. We did two nights in Nairobi so that we could go to the Sheldrick Elephant Orphange which only has one 11A entrace daily. Be sure to book early if you want to go!

We started our safari at Maasai Mara with Dickson, who picked us up at our Nairobi hotel ready and waiting before our agreed start time, without whose perseverance and excellent driving skills we would *still* be stuck in the mud. "Turn back? No! We are adventurers!" On our first drive we saw giraffes, cheetahs, lions, ostrich, hippos, and many more with Dickson on his walkie with the other guides to find out where the animals were. Unfortunately, a broken-down jeep forced us to part with Dickson on our third day, but we were saved within the hour by the lovely Ben and traveled on to Lake Nakuru, Lake Naivasha, Amboseli, Tsavo East and Diani Beach. Each place was gorgeous, and we had such a great time on our drives. Not every camp was luxury, which we agreed to, but all camps were clean with good food and lovely staff.

I reached out to many tour companies researching this trip, and Apodi was the best value based on cost and average TripAdvisor reviews of the lodges on our itinerary. Would book with them again, no question.

Agree with the earlier review about small bills for tips. Everyone gets a tip in Kenya, so having only large bills onhand made things difficult. I typically bypass money exchanges and get local currency at an ATM once I land, assuming there's always an ATM at the airport, but that was semi-difficult to do. Recommend exchanging some of your larger home currency at the airport since it might be awhile before you find an ATM.

Great!
5/5

I thoroughly enjoyed this trip, it’s hard not to. Ken, our guide, was excellent and with good humour. He made sure that we did everything we wanted, and tried his best to make sure we had a good view of all of the animals. He even detoured to KFC for us on the way back to the airport. He was very easy to communicate with.

We got to see pretty much every possible animal, except for the rhino. We got to see early morning lion hunting, cheetahs, giraffes and elephants all up close.

If you book this tour, definitely pay the extra for the hot air ballon excursion, it’s worth it! The Maasai village visit was interesting, but be careful at the end as they will likely heavily pressure to buy souvenirs at ridiculously high prices, just be strong and say no or negotiate to something more reasonable.

Before you arrive at the lodge, make sure you have small notes for tips, as you will probably need them here and there. And when booking a lodge, be sure to ask how far it is from the entrance to the national park. Also, we paid extra for the open air car for the safari, which had no windows. We felt this was much better and we were able to see everything much clearer and also had lots of fresh air. The only downside is that you get very dusty by the end of the day, but it’s a once in a lifetime opportunity so I found it to be a no brainer.

Overall, this company were very reliable and easy to deal with. We were picked up from the airport by their driver Tony, who was very nice. Fred, our liaison for the booking, met us upon check in at the hotel in Nairobi to collect the rest of the payment. Then our guide, Ken, drove us to our lodge and took care of the rest. I would definitely recommend this company to others.

Great on ground support from Apodiformes - we had a wonderful experience
4/5

The tour was well curated & Fredrick our operator, made sure it was customized to accomodate our requirements. Our guides were well trained & went the ecxtra mile to ensure we had great sightings. Accomodation & meals were comfortable & we enjoyed a special sundowner in the bush. The travel to Mombasa required travel at odd hours & was quite a long train journey, but we signed up for it for the beautiful beach views! Overall I'd highly recommed this operator as they are always available to support & deliver as per plan.

Incredible, well looked after and genuine!
5/5

We did a 4D 3N safari around amboselli and tsavo east with our amazing and knowledgeable guide, Sebastian.
The operator was flexible in tailoring our itinerary, the accommodation was excellent (Sopa lodge) and our guide was an excellent person to show us around - he went above and beyond in spotting animals, was friendly, accommodating and funny!

Sebastian was great!
5/5

Our tour guide Sebastian was great! He answered all our questions, made sure we were comfortable and took us on the most amazing drives! A real highlight of a lifetime. He spotted 5 lionesses on our drive back which was incredible.

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