Baboon Budget Safaris
- Office In:
- 10-20 employees (Founded in 2006)
- Member Of:
- KATO, KTB & Ministry Of Tourism
- Tour Types:
- Custom budget & mid-range tours that can start every day
- Price Range:
- $100 to $700 ppper person per day (USD, excl. int'l flights)
Email munike | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Email Federica | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Perfect experience from start to finish! Ever since I contacted Baboonbudget by email to ask (a thousand) questions, they have been helpful and quick to respond and have been able to offer me an experience tailored to my requests. Marvin, my guide for the 4 days, is not only competent and will answer all your questions about the parks, but he is excellent company, and will also answer your questions about Kenya: an interesting person, helpful and kind.
The parks then, what can I say ... magical!
Email John | 35-50 years of age | Experience level: first safari
11 Day Budget Safari in Kenya and Tanzania
I had a great time on my safari. It lived up to all of my expectations, and I was able to see all of the Big Five! From the beginning, Dennis was extremely attentive and responded to my emails sometimes within minutes. The price offered was a great value and far better than the other operators. I felt like I was in great hands with Dennis and Baboon Budget Safaris and would happily recommend them to anyone looking to book a safari.
The combined safari is actually two separate safaris, each with a different driver/guide. In between, you’ll take a shuttle from Kenya to Tanzania.
The driver/guide for Kenya was Patrick and for Tanzania was Ali. Both were experienced, professional, patient, and charming. They know how to find the animals and help you get the best experience.
The accommodations and food for the budget safari were better then I expected. I slept well most nights and we always ate decently. They were a bit better on the Tanzania side compared to in Kenya.
A few things to be aware of are:
A lot of time unavoidably gets spent on driving from one place to the other, so don’t expect to see animals all day every day. There’s a lot of distance to cover and that means a lot of driving.
Crossing the border into Tanzania was my least favorite part. Upon arrival I was told I needed $50 USD cash for the visa, as well as a yellow fever certificate, and a printed COVID certificate. I was not prepared for that, so getting the cash and printing the certificate was a huge hassle. An agent from the shuttle bus company will be there to assist you, but his English wasn’t great and I had no means of calling Dennis in case I needed help. There is some room for improvement here, but anyway, eventually I made it across and the rest of the trip was fantastic.
Book with confidence with Dennis and Baboon Budget Safaris!
Email Pavel Žďárek | 35-50 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Three beautiful days in Masai Mara
I was on three days safari in Masai Mara with my wife and two children (at the beginning of February 2020). Our tour guide was Anthony and he was great. He was kind and I liked his driving style.
We saw lions, elephants, cheetahs, leopard, giraffes, antelopes, hippos, crocodile, monkeys.
Masai Mara is beautiful place.
And we were satisfied with services of Baboon Budget Safaris company.
Email Marianne | 50-65 years of age | Experience level: first safari
A Great Adventure, Back to Nature
It was the trip of a lifetime.
Dennis promptly answered all my questions before booking and was true to his promises throughout the trip.I was picked up from the hotel on time and joined the other 5 members of the group. We were lucky to have Simon as our guide who made sure we saw all the Big Fives and many-many more animals from real close. My favourite ones were the elephant families with their babies in Amboseli Park.
I highly recommend taking this fantastic trip that you would remember for the rest of your life.
Email Kusum S | 65+ years of age | Experience level: first safari
Amazing safari experience! Kenya and Tanzania - 9 days.
Me and my friend choose 9 day Kenya and Tanzania budget Safari tour with Baboon Budget Safari in June (2019). We choose Baboon Budget Safari based on our own web searching. We were looking for a budget safari and other than the price, deciding factor was Dennis. Denis’s super-fast responses and detailed information to our questions, helped us in deciding to go with Baboon Budget Safari.
From the time Bonfears picked us from Nairobi airport until we were dropped off at the airport after the safari, everything was superbly organized and our time was well managed and spent throughout our stay. Our overall experience was beyond our expectation. With very friendly and professional nature of all we encountered in Kenya and Tanzania, we felt at very ease and comfortable during our stay in both Kenya and Tanzania. Special thanks to Bonfears in this regard!
Added bonus for us was the migration just started in Masai Mara with animals in abundance and as far as we can see. Experience in Masai Mara in Kenya was a unique one with variety of animals with some of rare views thanks to Amnbrose who took us for game viewing in Kenya. He was always on listening on radio for interesting situations and rushing to provide us with the best possible viewing. Thank you, Ambrose!
Based on the web reviews, we expected some challenges in Tanzania but may be thanks to our perfectly aligned stars it was a smooth sailing. Silvia who coordinated in Tanzania side was always in contact with us ensuring all our needs are met and had perfectly coordinated the trip from the start to the end.
We had unique experience in Serengeti, Lake Manyara and Ngorongoro Cater with the beautiful scenic view and unique game viewing experience that will be with us for years to come. Thet were very different and we recommend all three. Deo who took us for game viewing in Tanzania was extremely professional and friendly and our sincere thanks to Deo.
Our experience was not limited to game viewing and it was a learning experience to know the culture of Kenya and Tanzania and its amazingly friendly people. We will certainly go again and until that time thanks to all who made us the trip so amazingly worthwhile.
Kusum and Ediri
Email Virginie | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: first safari
I did a 6 day safari with Simon, he has been an excellent driver and he is also an amazing spotter for animals. He let me take all my time to take all the pictures I wanted, and I could learned a lot with him and having an amazing experience. I Can only recommend this tour operator !
Email Tereza D | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Breathtaking wildlife experience
We had an amazing 7 days tour through Kenyan parks. Our journey started few months ahead when booking and discussing all the details with provider - all simple and instructions clear, they were even able to buy us extra train tickets for our next travels (thanks Susan!). Our real journey started in Nairobi where Anthony, our driver, picked us in a hotel and brought together with other 6 guys. All of us together made a great group and had a lot of fun, sharing this experience in larger group was definitely a pro. Our path went through Masai Mara, Lake Naivasha, Lake Nakuru and Amboseli. All these places were amazing and very variable, from landscape, flora and also fauna point of view. Our driver and guide Anthony was very skilled and passionate to his work, all made with love and smile on his face - from crazy bumpy driving to quietly spotting the smallest birds. And always dealing with all our requests and lots of silly questions in very friendly way.
Not everything is easy and comfortable on a safari tour, you will wake up very early, keep up with simple local food, sleep in tents when hearing the roaring wildness all night and spending most of your days in car. But once you take all these "struggles" as a starting point you will deserve truly breathtaking experience and you will love it all (as we did).
Email Fatma | 35-50 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Email Bojana, Croatia | 35-50 years of age | Experience level: 2-5 safaris
Amazing 5 days safari experience of Naiwasha, Nakuru and Masai Mara
I am happy that I decided to spend the end of this crazy 2020 on a safari in Kenya with Joseph who proved to be a great guide! Since I traveled alone, his support and company meant a lot to me! Thanks Dennis for quick answers a great financial offer that also included transport from the airport and a hotel in Nairobi .... really everything it took. Recomend!
Greetings from Croatia
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