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Abdala Farah Visited: December 2014 Reviewed: Feb 14, 2015

Mr london

Well , I have been with this compony recently to a trip to a maasi Mara & booked hotels through them I just like and love the service very very much , managers are so friendly and so helpful . So I recommend to all my friends to deal with this compony...., they R simply the best .

Kevin   –  
United States US
Visited: December 2014 Reviewed: Apr 6, 2015

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

Awesome Budget Safari!

I was on a trip to Kenya with my girlfriend and decided to go the budget route. We booked it through Baboon Safari and the experience was simply amazing. Dennis and his team were very professional and took care of all the travelers with utmost respect and care. Dennis was very flexible and accommodating with the needs we had. He has a vast network of tour guides that he can help set up people to accommodate their individual needs. Although not knowing what to expect we trusted him and his group of drivers and guides to educate and show us about Africa (Kenya and Tanzania).

We were picked up from our friends house in Nairobi. Due to my personal travel constraints I wasn’t able to review and sign the contract earlier but Dennis and his driver Lawrence picked us early in the morning and while in route to the office signed the contract ($1100) for 9 day safari. We drove a Mitsubishi Delica 4x4 with a flexible open top (for game viewing) to Masai mara the first day and went on an evening game drive. It was a transforming experience and we saw four out of the big five on the first evening. The road to Masai Mara takes you across the great rift valley and it was a humbling experience. The second day was Masai Mara as well and we did morning/evening game drives as well. Went to the Mara river, got stuck in the rain, ate brown bag lunches, bonded with our safari mates, hung out with Masai people etc. All in all, Kenya was an awesome experience with our driver Lawrence. He was extremely knowledgeable and passionate about Africa, animals and the preservation of the environment. In addition, we felt safe with him. That was very important to us.

The second leg of the trip took us to Tanzania (TZ) which was a inter country travel bus that Dennis put us in. It’s not a glamorous bus and we have to deal with the situation. Crossing the TZ border was an experience in itself but if you are open minded and follow the pact you will have little to no trouble. Just be patient and be firm on your answers. Once arrival in Arusha we were greeted by Abraham (Baboon subcontractors). We went on our TZ adventure of Ngorongoro crater, Lake Manyara and Serengeti. We were a little disappointed that the itinerary got changed without consulting us and were taken to Lake Manyara instead of two days in Ngorongoro. Nevertheless, the safari was awesome and we were in the care of Max (guide/driver) and Alifa (chef). They both took great pride in their profession and taught us about Africa and wildlife as much as possible. We did sleep in pop-up tents at nights and ate whatever delicious meals Alifa prepared for us. During our trip to Serengeti, we saw the leopard and thus finished all of the big five.

Upon our return to Nairobi, Dennis took exceptional care of us. We had planned our own adventure to see rest of Kenyan coast and he stayed with us until we were assured of our next leg of the vacation (bus). He also accommodated us upon our return to Nairobi from our travels and gave us a ride to the airport as well. All in all, Dennis and his team did a fantastic job to make our vacation as safe and memorable as possible. Thank you for all your help and kindness and we will never forget our African adventure!

Alex P.   –  
United States US
Visited: June 2014 Reviewed: Aug 19, 2014

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

Excellent budget safari

This was an amazing safari for the very affordable cost is presented. Dennis was our contact with the safari company, and he kindly picked us from our very remote locale in Kitui county and drove us to Nairobi where we met with the van. Our travel to and from the Maasai was quick and safe.

While there, we stayed in very nice tents, inside which were beds (fully apportioned), flush toilet, and hot water shower!!! (I had been living in a village without any of those amenities…) The campsite had wonderful food, but we had to pay for water. It's not expensive (~100Ksh for 1L) but it does add up; might be advisable to buy giant 5 gallon water jugs and bring those.

The safari drives started on-time and followed the trails in the park to show us the main animals. We didn't see any rhinos or black leopards, but we saw everything else. The driver was incredibly knowledgable about the park, the animals, and the history of the area. It was a fantastic tour on a budget and I'd recommend it without qualification!

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