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Thomas   –  
Portugal PT
Visited: February 2024 Reviewed: Feb 8, 2024

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

Jimmy is an excellent guide however Jocky tours themselves were sometimes tricky to work with.
4/5

I'll first start by saying that our guide, Jimmy was absolutely excellent throughout the whole trip and went above and beyond to make everything memorable for us!

Initially upon booking, email responses were fast but a bit short. Sometimes I'd send an email with a few important questions and only receive answers for one. We were told we could either pay the $2600 dollar fee by cash in USD (not really comfortable carrying that much cash with me), pay by card and incur a 3.5% fee for "processing", or make a bank transfer and pay an extra $20 to cover bank charges. I chose the latter. Upon arriving in the office, we were told that wasn't an option and repeatedly had a card terminal thrust at us. He said the 3.5% covered bank charges but he could make it 3%, then 2%... (Dodgy). Finally he dropped the fee and we paid the $2600 by card with no fee - I'm still not certain whether this fee is genuine.

We were asked to take 3 guests with us on the 6hr drive to Masai mara. We agreed but feel like many others would prefer not to - having paid a lot more for a private tour - it is difficult to say no when put on the spot like that.

The tour itself was great - Masai mara was excellent and saw so many animals close up thanks to our guide Jimmy. He was one of the highlights of our trip - kind, knowledgeable and skilled at driving off-road. Where many others got stuck, Jimmy didn't. Lenchada tented camp was great - basic but that is what we bought. Hot showers and nice beds. Good food with vegetarian options.

Nakura accommodation was great. Good food and pool. Next morning was Nakura lake game drive which was a highlight - black rhinos and lions and much more. Naivasha lake was also cool with a boat ride to see hippos and other animals on the shore.
Hells gate national park was excellent where we rented bikes and cycled among zebras and gazelles to the canyon. Factor in an extra $20 per person for bike rental and a guide for this.

The long drive to amboseli was next but unfortunately Jocky tours had neglected to book our guide a room leading to him having to find accommodation some distance away from us. This meant the next days pre-morning game drive was delayed till nearly 10am and by then Kilimanjaro was covered in cloud. A bit annoying but I must stress this was not the fault of our guide.

Overall a great trip and amazing memories made, could have been a bit better on the organisation side by Jocky.

Ben   –  
United States US
Visited: January 2024 Reviewed: Feb 7, 2024

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

Great time on the safari, wish office was communicative.
4/5

Had a great time on the 5 day budget safari to the Masai Mara, Lake Nakuru, Lake Navaisha, and Hell's Gate. Raheem, our driver, was a great guide that tried hard to find animals and get us close.
I wish the office was a little more communicative after booking the safari through the phone, received little to no information or communication until the morning of and that was only what time the driver was supposed to should up.

Rebecca   –  
Switzerland CH
Visited: February 2024 Reviewed: Feb 4, 2024

Email Rebecca

Great price/value however hard to get complete answers from agency before hand
4/5

Great guide (Jeff ❤️), we felt safe on the road and Jeff made his best for us to see all animals on the safari! Price/value great, however I struggled to get quick and complete answers from the agency beforehand.

Rima   –  
Oman OM
Visited: February 2024 Reviewed: Feb 1, 2024

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

Safe and secure with Johny Johnson
4/5

It was a great experience with Jocky tours and this was made unique by our guide Johny whi went to all extent to spot all animals at all national parks. He was very patient and understanding. Although we had some issues with the accommodation, all those were covered with the attitude of Johny. Will strongly refer him for your safaris.

Roland   –  
Switzerland CH
Visited: January 2024 Reviewed: Jan 27, 2024

Email Roland  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

I recommend Jocky tours and Isaac
4/5

Our tour guide Isaac of Jocky tours made all the difference. He was very friendly, drove carefully, and took care of every aspect of our journey.
The chalky tourist person is friendly and helpful
We were lucky to see and experience wildlife.

Benny   –  
Norway NO
Visited: January 2024 Reviewed: Jan 9, 2024

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

Honest
4/5

Good safaritour guide who took is thru Masai mara. Loved it

Alex   –  
Greece GR
Visited: January 2024 Reviewed: Jan 7, 2024

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

Good budget operator
4/5

Moses was an excelent driver and guide. Very helpful. We loved dealing with him . Super professional.

Raffaela   –  
Germany DE
Visited: November 2023 Reviewed: Nov 30, 2023

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

It was a stunning experience with many beautiful sceneries, animals and people
4/5

Before the tour the communication was sometimes slowly. Apart from that everything was excellent. I loved to visit all those beautiful national parks and to see so many different animals. The people were very kind. The driver, whose name is Albert, was very well-managed, relaxed and knew how to handle everything. I’ve never experienced someone with such great driving skills before. The accommodations were fine and each time we got a better one than before. The first park was stunning because of the scenery and the huge amount of different animals (Masai Mara), the second (Lake Nakuru) was beautiful especially because of the lake and the different birds, the third one (Amboseli) even got a lion family living in it and we saw the great Kilimanjaro.
It was a great and stunning experience and the company is reliable.

Anonymous   –  
Norway NO
Visited: November 2023 Reviewed: Nov 24, 2023

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

I loved every minute!
4/5

The guide had a lot of knowledge, but did not share too much. Every question got answered without hesitation and was very understandable. The guide knew where to search for the animals and saw all big five and more. The only negative was that the driver drove a little too close to some lions.

Hannah   –  
Norway NO
Visited: November 2023 Reviewed: Nov 24, 2023

Email Hannah  |  under20 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Experienced
4/5

It was was a very good Safari. We got to see all the big five, which is really rare. The drivers drove a little fast and they were sometimes maybe a bit to close to the animals. But it was worth the money and we had a lot of fun!

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