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Hannah   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: March 2024 Reviewed: Apr 6, 2024

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

Kenyan hospitality
4/5

The good
Our guide Robert was very kind and wanted us to have a good time. We saw all of the big 5 except leopards but saw LOTS of other animals and got some amazing pictures. Robert seemed a great tracker always listening to the radio to find out where to find the best animals. For some reason we got given a Jeep when we were expecting a mini van which was much better for Masai Mara. Communication with the company was good. All plans were executed smoothly. They even helped us to book train tickets for our onward journey as we didn't have an Mpesa account. All the camps and meals were very clean and we'll located. Meals were buffet style and very nice and plentiful.
On the last part of our safari we had a new guide Kevin who was also very nice and organized.

The bad
Even though it says a maximum of 6 guests in the vehicle we had 8 guests + the guide. This meant that there wasn't enough room for everyone + their luggage so we ended up leaving over an hour late because the guide was trying to shove it all in, and we ended up boxed in with luggage in the aisle of the vehicle. When we asked the guide about the 6 maximum rule he said "But this is good for me." We then got pulled over by the police on the way to masai mara because our TLB (tax) was out of date which delayed us for another couple of hours. To be fair to Robert he was very apologetic and dealt with the situation as best he could and made up the time on the safari the next day so we didn't really miss out, it was just frustrating.

Overall
I would recommend booking Karibu for a safari, but I'd check the itinerary on their own website before you do, as it doesn't seem to match what is written on 3rd party websites.

Katerina   –  
Greece GR
Visited: March 2024 Reviewed: Apr 4, 2024

Email Katerina  |  20-35 years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

Experienced
4/5

We saw many lions and other animals, it was a nice experience!

Melanie   –  
Slovenia SI
Visited: March 2024 Reviewed: Apr 3, 2024

Email Melanie  |  20-35 years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

Great experience with loads of wildlife
5/5

Experience was very nice value for the money. Especially I would like to thank driver Chris (they do not call him Safari Doctor for nothing) as we were able to spot a load of wildlife.

Theodora   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: March 2024 Reviewed: Apr 2, 2024

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

Excellent tour!
5/5

The tour was very well organised. Thank you to Castro and everyone who made the trip to Kenya an unforgettable one. Everything went very smoothly. The accommodation was excellent in both Masai Mara and Lake Nakuru. The food was very tasty, I am vegetarian and my partner is not, it was well catered for both of us with many options. The car was big and comfortable and we got to see all the animals we wanted. We also made some friends on the way. Thank you again!

Lisa   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: March 2024 Reviewed: Mar 30, 2024

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

Memorable experience
4/5

We had a fantastic experience on our trip to the Masai Mara. Raymond took us on tour drives and was an excellent communicator, answered all our questions about the animals, and was quick to jump on any opportunity to ensure we had a close view of the animals. In the two days we were there, we managed to see 4 of the big 5, which was amazing.

We were given three meals a day, including lunch on the days we were travelling which was a much-appreciated surprise.

We got the opportunity to visit a local Masai village (note to bring money if you want to do this, as they charged us an entry fee for it once we arrived) and learnt a bit about the Masai culture.

Camping was very basic ‘glamping’ style, and although we did have our own toilet the facilities were very basic. Also important to note that electricity was only available for a few hours during the day, and was turned off at around 10pm. We didn’t mind at all as we thought it was altogether fantastic value for money, and were expecting either something similar or potentially a bit worse. I’m mentioning it as it is worth noting for others who may be uncertain whether this tour is for them, and who may want to spend a bit more money for more luxury camping.

Overall, I couldn’t recommend this more. All the staff were friendly and amazing, and it was definitely a memorable experience!

Owen   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: March 2024 Reviewed: Mar 29, 2024

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

Amazing experience on a 3 day safari, will remember it forever
5/5

Went on a 3 day safari from Nairobi with a group of 6. Great trip to the Masai Mara with amazing buffet food and views on the way.

Cannot believe how much we saw in such a short time! Raymond made sure we always had great views and got to any sightings very quickly, never missing the action.

When we had spotted some things in the distance, he would know exactly how to get to them in a short time then have lots of knowledge on each species too.

Camp was really nice and had great food too, very welcoming!

Have some very special memories from the trip!

Rebekah and John   –  
United States US
Visited: March 2024 Reviewed: Mar 28, 2024

Email Rebekah and John  |  35-50 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Very friendly and accommodating, went out of their way to give us an unforgettable experience.
5/5

Fantastic and cozy tented camp with amazing views of Kilimanjaro. Henry, Sophia, Joshua and crew were so attentive and made us feel at home. The food was really tasty and dinner always ended with a campfire.
Kevin, our guide through Amboseli, was fun, informative and very attuned to spotting the wildlife.
We would love to come back.

Rach   –  
Switzerland CH
Visited: March 2024 Reviewed: Mar 26, 2024

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

A beautiful and memorable safari to Amboseli : highly recommended!
5/5

I recently had the pleasure of embarking on a day trip from Nairobi to Amboseli with Karibu Safaris, and I must say, it was simply wonderful and exceeded all my expectations.

Despite my very last minute reservation the night before, Karibu Safaris was able to confirm my booking and the organization of the tour was flawless and hassle-free. And as a solo/only traveler on the tour, I felt fully safe and also received personalized attention and care from start to finish.

The driver Kevin was simply commendable. He was punctual, a safe driver, extremely professional, fun, kind, friendly and courteous. He was also patient with me as I was late to meet him and start the tour. And he subsequently also managed the time well, ensuring that the day's itinerary still flowed smoothly and that I made the most of my time in Amboseli.

Kevin's extensive knowledge and genuine passion and respect for the nature, the animals and especially for birds, added depth and beauty to the journey, enriching my understanding and appreciation of the place.

Throughout the tour, Kevin went above and beyond to ensure my comfort and enjoyment. He shared information about the various birds, elephants, gazelles, hippos, zebras and other animals we saw. He offered a longer game drive and a visit of a Masai village along the way to the park. He also stopped at view points, helped me take the best photos, and his genuine passion for sharing the beauty of Amboseli made the trip all the more special.

The logistics were great. The vehicle/van was very comfortable and in perfect condition. The packaged lunch was delicious and there were more than enough water bottles provided for during the whole trip.

Also, as I enquired with other tour companies, I realised that this tour operator offered the best price and value for money without compromising on quality -
making it a worthwhile option for budget-conscious travelers like myself.

Thanks to Karibu Tours and Kevin, I had an amazing safari day exploring Amboseli! I wholeheartedly and highly recommend them for their outstanding service and such a fun and memorable experience in Kenya!

Maksim   –  
Estonia EE
Visited: March 2024 Reviewed: Mar 26, 2024

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

Great quality for great money value!
5/5

We have been in safari for 7days from Nairobi to Mombasa. Everything was super. Hotells, camps are the top for this money. Professional driver Edward. All was in time. It is best exp in my life. If you looking for Kenya safari for best money Karibu Safaris - right choise. Edward - best tour guide!

Kris   –  
Germany DE
Visited: March 2024 Reviewed: Mar 22, 2024

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

Good eyes for rare animals
5/5

Our driver Edward was the best! He was very welcoming and a good driver. He responded every question we had and brought us to the best spots for watching lions, rhinos, elephants, giraffes and many more. The safari was incredible. Thanks for this amazing trip.

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