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Alice Poliani   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: February 2018 Reviewed: Mar 9, 2018

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

One life experience!

My first time in Africa has been amazing, and for sure the safari was the best part!
Everything was perfect, Allan has been super helpful, clear and precise, starting with our pick up at Kilimanjaro airport.
We did 4 days 3 nights low budget safari in Lake Manyara NP, Serengeti NP and Ngorongoro Crater. We have seen 4 of the big 5 and many more animals.
Food was good and always more than enough, camping sites good, car quite comfortable considering the roads' conditions.
Unforgettable holiday!

erwan   –  
France FR
Visited: January 2018 Reviewed: Feb 17, 2018

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

Good safari !

everything went very well.
we did 2 parks, massai and amboseli.
thank you for organizing!

Florian   –  
Austria AT
Visited: January 2018 Reviewed: Feb 11, 2018

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

Highly professional organizing of an unforgetable 7 day Masai Mara, Serengeti & more adventure

We booked a 7 day safari with Allan from Back of Africa Adventure for January 2018 on short notice. During planning he was very flexible in his offering and responded to all of our requests within few hours. He gave as a very detailed description of the safari in advance which was customized to our needs. Payment of deposit through wire was easy to handle as well as the final payment when we started the safari. The guides he hired were very knowledgeable, flexible, warm-hearted and open people and we spent great days with them and learned tremendously much not just about the wildlife but also about the people of Kenya and Tanzania. The standard of the accommodation was above our expectations and convenience was assured throughout our trip. In terms of accommodation, the highlight for us was the wildlife experience in the tended camps inside the Serengeti. Allan kept in touch with us during the safari and made sure everything worked out. Definitely, Back of Africa Adventure is a tour operator to recommend.

Dean   –  
United States US
Visited: January 2018 Reviewed: Feb 11, 2018

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

The review below is the personal opinion of Dean and not that of SafariBookings.
Wonderful wildlife viewing; logistics could use some work.

I took a 6-day tour of Maasai Mara, Lake Nakuru, and Amboseli. Leading up to the tour, Allan's communication was excellent, and he answered all of my questions, sometimes within minutes. The two guides I had were very adequate, especially Obama, who was exceptionally knowledgeable and pleasant. The wildlife viewing went beyond my expectations, which made the safari highly worthwhile. When we arrived at the Maasai Mara camp, there was a problem with my accommodation reservation, so Allan helpfully arranged for me to stay at another camp. The vans we traveled in were functional for a budget tour. However, on the way back from Amboseli to Nairobi, we had to stop twice for flat tyres, and at one point I had to wait for an hour alone in the van beside the highway while my guide went to purchase a new tyre. It ended up taking nearly 12 hours to get back to my lodging in Nairobi! However, Obama handled the adversity well, and it was not nearly as unpleasant an experience as it might have been. Allan was very apologetic about the mishaps. In sum, the time in the game parks was wonderful, but if you book with Back of Africa Adventure, you should probably be prepared for an "adventure."

Reply from Back of Africa Adventure
Reply from Back of Africa Adventure
Posted on Feb 12, 2018

Jambo Pro. Dean,
We would like to offer our deepest apologies for the trouble you had to experience due to the flat tires on your last day trip with us from Amboseli National park.

This situation is not ordinary and these incidents are not typical of us as a company. We are very serious when it comes to our client’s satisfaction and have a zero tolerance policy in this respect though at times we fail.

We appreciate that you understand that mistakes sometimes happen despite the numerous checks and measures. We are very sorry that this happened to you on your way back at the end of your trip. Be rest assured that we are having our “lenses on” just to ensure that we have zero tolerance to flat tires on the African roads.

After studying the matter, we found out that the cause was as a result of low quality tires that were supplied to us from our new dealer and since that time we switched back to our original suppliers which is Yana tires. This is clearly a mistake at our end and we take responsibility for it.

Due to this unintentional error and as a token of appreciation to you as our client, we are going to extend a day trip offer to hell’s gate National park any time you get time off your busy schedule.

This is the least that we can do to compensate for the inconvenience caused on your last day journey back to Nairobi. We do hope this resolution fulfills your expectations on our services.

To make things even better, we have taken a number of measures by strengthening our transport department to ensure that we eradicates flat tyre issue do not happen again in the future. It is due to you that we have realized this and we thank you for sharing your experience with us across the globe. We prefer to learn and improve under better conditions but sometimes this is just not possible.
One more time we apologize and we hope to keep you as part of our valued customer base for a very long time.
Please do not hesitate to share your thoughts and feedback with us at any time via e mail or phone calls. We are here for you.
Back Of Africa Adventure.

Amy   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: January 2018 Reviewed: Feb 9, 2018

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

Had an amazing safari experience :). Back of Africa (Allan in particular) were very well organised.

The organisation leading up to the safari was excellent. Allan was very efficient answering my many logistic questions via email.

The safari itself was amazing!! Had such a good experience on both safari trips (Masai Mara and Lake Manyara/Tarangire Park).

Would definitely recommend Back of Africa for those on a budget :)

Ben   –  
Belgium BE
Visited: October 2017 Reviewed: Nov 21, 2017

Email Ben  |  20-35 years of age  |  Experience level: over 5 safaris

Allan for Safari hero!

I write this review some weeks after our wonderful trip to Masai Mara with Back Of Africa Adventure. We had some time to digest our overwhelming experiences in Masai Mara, and although we have seen many other national parks and game reserves in the meantime, I still appreciate our experience in Masai Mara a lot. We arranged the tour in Nairobi the day after we arrived in Tanzania with our incredibly helpful and trustable tour organizer Allan Milambo. I have to admit, it took us some time and effort to look for a decent tour with a democratic pricing we trusted. However, finding a company like Allan's, makes up for this little adventure. Regarding the tour: everything was perfectly arranged and according to expectations (we did the standard three-day package). The guides were well informed, the travel company was great, the food was good (not as good in the Tanzania parks though). There existed a charming collaboration between the guides of other companies (an ‘if one car stuck, everybody stuck mentality’). Accommodations were perfect. On the way back to Nairobi, I forgot my powerbank, phone charger and electricity converter during one of the stops. I contacted Allan, who did everything to get me back these items. He could only recover the phone charger and electricity converter but compensated me in cash for the powerbank. An extremely warm sign of hospitality and craftsmanship. We would travel again with Back Of Africa Adventure. Good luck Allan!

Ramanathan family   –  
United States US
Visited: September 2017 Reviewed: Nov 2, 2017

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

Awesome experience!

We did the Masai Mara, Lake Nakuru, Amboseli safari through Back of Africa in September ‘2016 when our daughter was doing a fellowship in Kenya. Our contact person was Alan who organized the tour for us and George was our tour guide. The tour was very well organized and we found George to be a very knowledgeable, personable and friendly tour guide. It exceeded all our expectations and we really enjoyed it and got to see the big 5 + a lot of other animals. Our request for vegetarian food was well accommodated!

Jordan   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: September 2017 Reviewed: Oct 8, 2017

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

Great budget experience!

Had a great time and saw everything but the rhino. Ziggy, our guide, was great, and the whole thing went off without a hitch. If you're looking for a great safari experience on a budget, this is it. Just be careful if you go during rainy season as (at least when I went) the tents weren't waterproof.

Popescu Adrian   –  
Romania RO
Visited: September 2017 Reviewed: Sep 30, 2017

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

3 days safari

Hello everybody.
I was in September in a 3-day safari, organized by Back to Africa, and I want to tell you that everything was well organized and what we discussed on email actually happened. Use the services of this company with confidence!

Christina   –  
Canada CA
Visited: July 2017 Reviewed: Sep 28, 2017

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

Amazing Kenyan Adventure!!!

I would like to thank Allen for a trip of a lifetime to Kenya! I traveled at the end of July/beginning of August 2017 for a 5 day solo safari. This trip was beyond my wildest dreams. I spent a lot of time researching many different options for tours and Allen was able to give me exactly what I was looking for in terms of cost and experience. As a solo female traveler, I felt very safe. Allen gave me all the details I needed and was very quick with answering any of my questions. Obama was the best guide ever!!! In Samburu (one night and one full day) I saw the Samburu 5 and 3 of the big 5. Lions, Elephants and Leopards. I also saw Cheetahs, Giraffes, Dik Dik, Hare, Eland and too many others to name. In Lake Nakuru (one full day) I saw the remaining 2 of the big 5. I saw a huge male Rhino (very rare) and lots of Buffalo. In Lake Naivasha, (one full day) I was able to see lots of hippos in the lake. At Hell's Gate (one full day) I saw the wonderful scenery at a slow pace and was able to take lots of photos and see all the herbivores that lived there. On arrival in Kenya, Allen went out of his way to make me feel welcome. He helped me get a Safaricom SIM card and helped me exchange $. On the road in between destinations, Obama showed me many wonderful places. I got to stop at the equator and I got to see the Great Rift Valley overlook. With, my other guide Allen (different than the manager Allen), he showed me a local market in Lake Nakuru, where I was able to buy traditional Kenyan products, like a Masai blanket and a nice traditional shirt. I can't say enough good things about Back of Africa. It was amazing! I highly recommend to everyone wanting a traditional experience in Kenya with a local small company for great quality and almost a family like experience to go with Back of Africa. I cannot wait to go back to Kenya with Back of Africa. They showed me how to fall in love with the country. Thank you for the best trip of my life!!!!:)

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