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Myles   –  
United States US
Visited: May 2023 Reviewed: May 8, 2023

Email Myles  |  35-50 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

An amazing safari and an incredible experience

We did a 3 day-2 night safari with Explorer Kenya guided by Bernard. We saw everything we could have hoped for in Masai Mara. It was a fantastic experience for the seven of us, including a 2-year-old and 4-year-old. The booking and coordination process was smooth and Bernard made everything easy. He has an extraordinary knowledge of the animals and kept us comfortable, engaged, and constantly viewing wildlife. (See list below.) We would highly recommend Explorer Kenya and know that you'll be in incredible hands with Bernard.

Cape buffalos
Deffasso water bucks
Black Rhinos
Thompson gazelles
Elan antelopes

Carl Savendahl   –  
Sweden SE
Visited: April 2023 Reviewed: Apr 26, 2023

Email Carl Savendahl  |  20-35 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

The most amazing experience ever that our guide James Maganga gave us - memories for life!

We were seven collegues who went on a 4 day safari starting with 1 night in Nakuru and then 2 nights in Masai Mara. The experience was absolutely mindblowing thanks to our incredible guide James Maganga. We saw close up lions, rhinos, elephants, buffalo, cheetah, zebra, giraffes, hippos, crocodiles, you name it! The lodges we stayed at (Sarova Lion Hill and Mara Serena) were Gorgeous with great views, amenities, food and service.

James was the most amazing guide who gave us an experience that was a memory for life that I recommend everyone to do!

George   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: March 2023 Reviewed: Apr 20, 2023

Email George  |  20-35 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Smooth, easy, informative and once in a lifetime

Explorer Kenya was a very smooth experience of a Safari. Booking from the UK - all communication via whatsapp was prompt and easy. Payment was smooth and the tour driver was punctual and informative. Solomon was our driver and he was so experienced and listened to all of our naive questions and requests - we were able to see 3 of the big 5 in a down time so we were very grateful! Don't hesitate - just do it - it's worth the money. We also stayed at Mara Simba Lodge - really authentic feel of staying in the safari but still very clean and nice (bonus having dinner and breakfast with a view of crocodiles and hippos)!

Raphael   –  
Germany DE
Visited: March 2023 Reviewed: Mar 20, 2023

Email Raphael  |  20-35 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Highly professional

I actually did the safari by myself. First I thought it is quite expensive for 1 person and just 1 night, but after finishing I know it is 100% worth it and will remain in my memories for ever. I saw a lot of lions and a great abundance of animals also while being in the lodge (salt lick). The driver, Abdul, was at all time very pleasant to be around, could answer me many questions about Kenya and about the safari topics. He was always prepared to go the extra mile to guarantee a great customer experience. I would highly suggest going to the safari with explorer kenya

Riet   –  
Netherlands NL
Visited: March 2023 Reviewed: Mar 10, 2023

Email Riet

Very excellent touroperator, with very excellent driver/guide!

We did the 3days tour to Amboseli. The planning of our tour was a good experience, the communication was clear and fast, so that was great.
Our driver/guide was Pieter Kago, he was an very good driver and guide. He told us so much, beginning on our tour in Nairobi. We loved it, because we like to learn everything about Kenya. The safaritour in Amboseli Park was great. Pieter knows how to look for the animals with respect for them. We appreciate that.
We have seen a lot of animals , lions, elefants, birds etc. and a great view of the Kilimanjaro. Our stay in Kibo Safari Camp was also excellent. It was all arranged by Explorer Kenya Tours. Thank you so much.

Victor   –  
Netherlands NL
Visited: January 2023 Reviewed: Jan 31, 2023

Email Victor  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

Good contact, quick response and everything was well organized.

We had booked a safari with Explorer Kenya Tours & Travel. From 23 to 26 January we visited 3 parks Amboseli, Tsavo West and East. We had a fantastic safari, especially because we had Simon as our guide. He is a very calm patient driver. He has a lot of knowledge and an eye for detail, nothing was too much to ask. We can highly recommend the safari with Simon as a guide.

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Michael   –  
United States US
Visited: December 2022 Reviewed: Jan 22, 2023

Email Michael  |  20-35 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Great family safari

Njinu was a fantastic guide! Because of him, our family had the most incredible time in Kenya. We were only there for three days, but in those days Njinu taught us so much about the Masai Mara Reserve and all the animals that live in it. We are a large family of six but Njinu handled everything so graciously and made us laugh every day. He is filled with knowledge from all of his experience as a guide and is passionate about what he does. Njinu has so much kindness and made us feel so comfortable even though we were miles away from home. We could not recommend booking a trip to the Masai Mara Reserve with Explorer Kenya enough! You will learn so much and leave planning your next trip back!

Mark   –  
United States US
Visited: January 2023 Reviewed: Jan 19, 2023

Email Mark  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

The Best in All of Kenya / Tanzania

There are not enough words to describe how thankful I am for working with EKS on our 12 day journey through Kenya. As a professional photographer I need to rely on the very best and that mission was certainly accomplished. Expectations were certainly met and from Day one having Simon Peter , Simon and Jonathan guide for us provided the best service. They knew where all the animals should be and their knowledge of all local wildlife is surpassed by none. I have never photographed so many animals and scenes in such a short span pf time. The Big Five was covered right away and from then on the trip just got better each day.

I am especially lucky to have spent all 12 days with my new friend Jonathan, His humor, professionalism, and his genuine passion for producing the best safari experience was always first class. He cared so much about my experience and it is shown is professional. As a photographer I hoped to be put in the best possible positions to get the shot and there were so many times that John just knew what to do without even me asking. That is instinct and service you need to rely on. I will never entertain coming back to Kenya without working with EKS and John. I without a doubt recommend this guide service and in our 12 days together we had an amazing time and all of our needs were met beyond expectations.

On a personal note I will certainly miss Jonathen, Simon Peter and Simon. Getting to know them was really great and feel like I have made 3 news buddys that I will always want to share Tuskers with…

EKS is without a doubt top notch service and you will be glad you worked with them. If you do not believe me here are a couple of images…

Mark B.
Naples Florida

Chris   –  
United States US
Visited: January 2023 Reviewed: Jan 19, 2023

Email Chris  |  35-50 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari


We were fortunate to work with EKS for our 12 day safari. In 20 years of travel as a professional photographer, this group was first rate. Their knowledge, professionalism and and humor made our trip stress free. 12 days is a long time to spend with anyone and they made it feel like we were with friends and never strangers.

Simon Peter, Simon and Johnathan couldn’t have done a better job as our guides. As photographers they strives to put us in the best positions and also did a great job spotting and educating along the way. If you are making the journey to Kenya, EKS is the way to go.

Darren   –  
Canada CA
Visited: January 2023 Reviewed: Jan 14, 2023

Email Darren  |  35-50 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Bernard Njing was amazing, super knowledgeable of the park and it’s animals!

Bernard aka Gino was truly amazing. I have some mobility issues and he was sure to help when needed. Very respectful person. His knowledge of the animals and the park, was incredible which gave us access quickly when certain animals were spotted! After this trip I would personally search out Gino. Having many years of experience as a guide gives you some advantages in locating animals. Plus, I never felt unsafe or that I was take an unnecessary risk.

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