This Tour Is Offered by Transtrek Safaris
- Offices In:
- 5-10 employees (Founded in 2013)
- Member Of:
- Travel Trust Association
- Tour Types:
- Custom mid-range tours that can start every day
Transtrek Safaris is a fully licensed, bonded and insured tour operator for East Africa with a focus on Kenya, the home of the safari. We are UK based with an office in London and also an office in Nairobi Kenya, where we have our own 4x4 safari vehicles and full time guides. We have over 20 flexible itineraries and are also happy to customise an itinerary based on your interests and budget.
A seamless experience
Peter was our safari guide and he had incredible eyesight - he was able to spot animals from very far away and identify them. With the exception of the Leopard, we saw every major animal in Masai Mara, Lake Nakuru and Lake Naivasha. The planning and accommodations were taken care of very professionally.
Big 2 see Big 5 and some other Kenyan Lowlife
I had my wallet stolen inside the sterile area of the airport on arrival. It was a gang of 3 who huddled around me while I was getting a sim card.
The sim card guy was in on the "fix". So much for airport security. Welcome to Kenya.
That out of the way, It was me and a friend in a Landcruiser with a guide just for us. Tony was Kikuyu who are supposed to be farmers. However he had a great eye for classic game spotting with shape and silhouette to the fore. He picked up animals in the bush which were very hard to pick for inexperienced eyes. Very knowledgeable on birdlife also. He was great company but not intrusive. Kenya has a challenging colonial history and again Tony was up to speed on the MauMau troubles and then independence. A country is just not animals but also people.
We caught the tail end of the animal migration. The number of species and their populations are hard to take in. We saw all the big 5, no problem.
I would highly recommend the operation both on the ground and by Daniel the managing director . Very safe once in their care and well organised.
Brilliant introduction to safari holidays and Kenya
Was on Transtrek's A Taste of Kenya safari a couple of weeks ago - it was terrific. We got to stay in several location with different styles of accommodation, all of which were very comfortable and served excellent food. Some journeys between locations were quite long, but the country is so beautiful and fascinating they were always interesting.
From the first time I spoke to Daniel about the holiday I felt confident that we'd be looked after. I must also mention our driver, Tony, who was a mine of information on all sorts of subjects ensured we saw as many animals as possible. This was a holiday I had wanted to take for many years and I can honestly say it exceeded my expectations and I would have no hesitation in travelling with Transtrek again.
Unforgettable experiences and an amazing guide!
We chose Transtrek Safaris based on the company's reviews and the swift and open communication with Daniel and we were definitely not sorry! We have done a fair bit of travelling around the globe, but we can honestly say that our private 9-day safari in Kenya was the best holiday we've had so far! We visited Amboseli, Tsavo West, Lake Naivasha and Masai Mara, and all 4 places were diverse and very beautiful. Our stay in Tsavo West was our absolute favourite. We could see different animals (elephants, giraffes, hyenas, zebras, wild dogs, etc.) come to the hotel's water hole, which was incredible to watch.
Evans, our guide, contributed greatly to the amazing experience with his knowledge (this man is a walking encyclopedia!), sense of humour, and support overall! We can't recommend this company and Evans highly enough!
Excellent safari company and driver/guide
Transtrek safari were recommended to us and they didn’t disappoint. Daniel was very helpful planning our first ever safari and numerous questions being promptly answered. I have type 1 diabetes and was unsure about taking my medication on a dusty hot safari but I needn’t have worried as Daniel reassured me this would not be an issue and they would put a cool box/fridge in the vehicle for my medication. We stayed in 7 different lodges, tented camps, chalets and a boutique hotel and Daniel arranged fridges in the rooms for me. Our driver Tony was excellent, friendly, very knowledgeable, ensuring we were in the best position to take photos of all the animals and really made our safari fun. Every morning Tony got ice for the cool box to keep my medication in during our 10 day safari trip/game drives.
Everything went to plan including our flight to the Malindi coast. Highly recommend Transtrek Safari and driver/guide Tony and they would be our first choice for our next Safari.