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Mary   –  
United States US
Visited: May 2024 Reviewed: May 28, 2024

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Arony was excellent, polite and very courteous.
5/5

Our tour was very informative and our tour guide was courteous and fun. A highlight was seeing a pride of lions and the kangaroos.

David Jordan   –  
United States US
Visited: May 2024 Reviewed: May 28, 2024

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

Arony was perfect for our safari!
5/5

We arrived to Nairobi later than planned, but Arony made our short time amazing. We saw tons of wildlife including lions, a rhinoceros, giraffes, Cape buffalo, and ostriches. It couldn’t have been more fun!

Dacia   –  
United States US
Visited: May 2024 Reviewed: May 28, 2024

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

Arony was extremely friendly and gracious!
5/5

Arony was incredibly kind and gracious. He went out of his way to make sure we were able to see the best wildlife. We sincerely appreciate him!

Lori   –  
United States US
Visited: May 2024 Reviewed: May 28, 2024

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

Arony was wonderful!!! The best ever!!
5/5

We had the best time! We had a group of 7. He took us to see several animals. He was so much fun!!

Rub   –  
Switzerland CH
Visited: May 2024 Reviewed: May 22, 2024

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Great and reliable tour operator
5/5

We had a great experience safari with Collins, our guide and driver for the whole trip to Masai Mara. Collins was always ready to help and to do his best to make our journey truly memorable. We hope to come back soon to have another tour with Collins. Thanks again

NB   –  
United States US
Visited: May 2024 Reviewed: May 20, 2024

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

Wonderful Safari for the price
5/5

We had a great 3 day safari with our guide Castro. Castro was great at spotting and promptly getting us great views of the animals. He even negotiated with park rangers to get us closer to a group of lions. We were able to see pretty much all the animals we wanted to except a leopard. We saw lions, cheetahs, a rhino, giraffes, elephants, gazelles, antelopes, warthogs, wildebeests, buffalos and more. Castro was very helpful and knowledgable. He was also helpful in coordinating drop off after the safari. Because of the recent flooding, many of the roads outside of the park were decimated. Castro was able to expertly navigate the roads. The communication was all done via whatsapp, which I think is typical for Kenya. Communication was very clear and we were able to get free pick up and drop off before and after the safari to our lodging in Nairobi. The accommodation was about as expected for a budget safari. The rooms were tidy with a double bed and twin bed with mosquito nets. The bathroom had a toilet and shower with hot water. No bells and whistles but it got the job done. The food was excellent. We had typical Kenyan food: rice, chapatis, lentils, beef, chicken, etc. Beer and soda were available for purchase for about 1 USD each. We had a great group of 8 with people from all over the world. Half the fun of the safari was getting to know the others in our group and learning more about their homes and where they've travelled.

Zak   –  
Egypt EG
Visited: May 2024 Reviewed: May 18, 2024

Email Zak  |  35-50 years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

Kevin, our tour driver was really professional, friendly and helpful
4/5

Actually kevin the driver tried to show us all the animals in Amboseli national park and he did it, we saw many animals like gazelle, giraffes, zebras, Hippos, Buffalo and finally the elephants .
Also many birds species as well.

Michaela and Martin   –  
Slovakia SK
Visited: April 2024 Reviewed: May 9, 2024

Email Michaela and Martin  |  35-50 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Nice 5 days and 4 nights with Karibu Safaris in Kenya
5/5

Tour operator Karibu Safaris is very reliable, punctual and communicative. He offered us a very favorable price for a trip of 5 days and 4 nights for 2 people. We had two guides, in Massai Mara one and Nakuru, Naivasha and Hells gate the other. Both guides were very communicative, punctual, great drivers and tried to do their best for us, even beyond the schedule, for which we are both very grateful and would definitely recommend them to other tourists.

Ilunia   –  
Latvia LV
Visited: April 2024 Reviewed: May 6, 2024

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

The review below is the personal opinion of Ilunia and not that of SafariBookings.
Great safari and cute animals, drivers with attitude, providers with misleading info.
3/5

- Safari experience 5 out of 5 stars, lots of animals, beautiful nature - love it.
- We had 3 different drivers, 2 of them had attitude. One made us wait in the morning for him, the other one argued with our safari member and did not want to make an effort to communicate with us.
- The nice driver always had water was us, explained about animals, made an effort to make sure we saw every animal. Thank you Felix!
- The other 2 drivers - did not have water. One of the drivers - did not get water even after we had asked several times and then later reminded us we had to give tips. The other driver did not have enough but later brought us water.
- Hidden extras that were not mentioned - bicycle ride in Hell's Gate 10 USD extra, Walk in natural reserve in Naivasha 30 USD extra (otherwise we would not do anything else), Amboseli morning walk 10 USD extra
- Some game drives were shorter and started later, and the reason was not explained.
- We were promised that there would be 6 passengers in the van and one day we 9 people, most of the days 8!!!! I have messaged the tour provider and they have kindly ignored it.

- Overall experience with tour provider -> It was OK, all animals and birds are cute and beautiful. I would recommend being aware of all the negative sides and if you are happy with those, go ahead and book. If you complain during your trip to the tour provider, most likely you will not get a refund/discount/apologise, you will be ignored. I have a feeling all tour providers are one big organization, promising things, prices might be different, but they are all the same if you go for a budget option.

Labeyrie   –  
France FR
Visited: May 2024 Reviewed: May 3, 2024

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The review below is the personal opinion of Labeyrie and not that of SafariBookings.
Very disappointing
1/5

PS: This review was originally written in French and translated to English

I was extremely disappointed with the safari experience provided by Karibu. We had booked a three-day safari, but the title was misleading as we were only given a maximum of 10 hours to look for animals. I suggest that they change the name of the safari to better reflect the actual time spent on the safari.

On the first day, we were only in the park for one hour. On the second day, our driver wanted to return at 3 p.m. even though we still had time to search for animals. The driver was also very unfriendly, which spoiled the fabulous experience for us. Raymond, our driver, did not hesitate to remind us that he had long work days, which he compared to ours. He said this was the reason why he had listened to the research. We reminded him that we had paid $700 to keep him on schedule.

We strongly recommend that you move on and choose another provider!

ORIGINAL REVIEW IN FRENCH

Extrêmement déçus de notre safari avec Karibu. Nous avions réservé 3 jours de safari mais cet intitulé est mensonger, sachez que vous n’aurez que 10h tout au plus de recherche d’animaux ! Il serait donc préférable de changer le nom du safari…
Premier jour 1H dans le parc, 2ème jour notre chauffeur a voulu rentrer à 15h alors qu’il nous restait du temps de recherche.. Chauffeur par ailleurs très antipathique qui nous a gâché cette expérience fabuleuse… En effet « Raymond » n’a pas manqué de nous souligner qu’il avait de longues journées de travail (en osant comparer aux nôtres!!!) c’est pourquoi il avait écouté les recherches.
Nous lui avons rappelé que nous avions payé 700 dollars pour qu’il respecte le programme prévu.

Nous vous recommandons vivement de passer votre chemin et choisir un autre prestataire

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