Jocky Tours and Safaris
- Office In:
- 5-10 employees (Founded in 2002)
- Member Of:
- AMREF & KWS
- Tour Types:
- Custom budget & mid-range tours that can start every day
- Price Range:
- $50 to $200 ppper person per day (USD, excl. int'l flights)
Email Anette | 35-50 years of age | Experience level: first safari
A great experience!
We had the most wonderful Safari experience in Kenya with Jocky Tours. We visited Masai Mara, Lake Nakuru, Lake Naivasha and Hells Gate.
Evans, our safariguide, was the best possible driver! We saw all kinds of animals - The Big five - and plenty more. He knew the right places… and told us a lot about the animals, the local people, the culture and a much more.
We felt safe at all time because of his driving skills and big experience as a safsriguide.
We recomend Jocky tours - and Evans to everyone, who are looking for the best safari experience!
Email Sonja | 35-50 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Perfectly and professionally organized, great lodges, best Guide ever
The Communication with Minneh was always fast and reliable with different options for the Lodges along the chosen tour. Very good value for money. Our guide Jack is a very likeable person with a great Knowledge of nature, animals and the Country. He solved every problem and was very flexible in adapting to our needs. The tour itself and the experiences were extraordinary and spectacular! We offen took time alone with the animals wirhout other Jeeps. And we found so many animals! The character of the different parks and the combination of those were great to get a wide-ranging impression of the variety of nature. And the lodges! Great rooms, clean and comfy, perfectly located, great food and service. Definitely again, and again with this company and this Guide. Thank you, Jack! We won‘t forget these experiences!
Email Lydia Balasundaram | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: first safari
We had the best experience with Jocky Tours and Safaris. We had booked a 5-day safari trip to Maasai Mara, L. Nakuru, and L. Naivasha. We had our best time ever. Our guide, Dennis, was very friendly, kind, and helpful. He was very informative. He was able to answer all our questions regarding the abundance of wildlife we spotted. He made sure we were comfortable throughout the stay. He made sure we spotted all the big five of Kenya, and yes, we did see all the big five and had a chance to experience a hut. We felt so happy and lucky. Thanks a lot, Dennis, for your efforts and for keeping us comfortable. We really loved all the accommodation provided by Jocky Tours and Safaris at all the destinations; it was well furnished and met all our needs. We just loved and enjoyed the food at all the locations. It was really yummy and well balanced. We are happy that we found Jocky Tours and our super guide, Dennis. We enjoyed our trip and were super satisfied with all the services provided.
Kudos to Dennis and Jocky Tours.
Email David | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: first safari
It is a budget safari, but worth it!
I booked the 6-day shared group safari (Masai Mara, Nakuru NP, Amboseli NP) in a 4x4 Jeep based on an offer I found on safaribookings.com. I booked it through communication with the manager of Jocky Tours by E-Mail. In the beginning I was worried, if this way was "official" enough, but at the end everything was how I booked it.
The tour itself was a great adventure! Thanks to our experienced guide and driver Sir Charles (who visibly enjoyed searching for the animals himself), we saw many animals, even a leopard, a cheetah and a rhino. I was very happy, that we did not waste a lot of time (as it can sometimes happen on such tours) and really spent a lot of time on game drives!
As we were traveling in the rainy season, it was of great advantage to be sitting in a 4x4 Jeep. Our talented driver managed to get out of even the deepest mud! I would prefer the Jeep over the busses, which are also offered as cheaper option. As space in the Jeep is limited, we left our additional suitcases at our hotel in Nairobi (Ibis Styles).
The safari was a budget safari, so we knew that it might not be luxurious. The vehicle was not new, but overall in a good condition. However my biggest point of criticism is, that many seats did not have functioning seat belts. As traffic in Kenya is quite dangerous, I think that they should replace them to offer tourists a safe trip!
2 out of 3 accomodations exceeded my expectations for a budget safari! However the tent in the first camp at Masai Mara was in a quite poor condition, with big holes in the tent and many holes in the mosquito net. Therefore I would recommend to bring your own mosquito net and repellents and to take malaria prophylaxis.
Meals were all included and most of the rather local dishes were really delicious!
As for the optional activities during the trip, I can recommend the visit of the Masai village next to Masai Mara (20 dollars). You get an insight in their daily life and they tell a little bit about their culture. Of course they also try to sell souvenirs. In the meantime, I can't recommend the boat tour on Lake Naivasha, as it was quite expensive (20 dollars) and not that interesting.
Overall, it was a great trip that I really enjoyed and which I can recommend! The tour has a good price/performance ratio!
Email Sara | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Excellent and well organised safari!
My husband and I went on a 5 day 4 night safari with Jocky tours. We chose the budget option (they offer mid range I believe also) - and we were thrilled with our experience. It was very well organised and the guides are brilliant and expert at what they do - we had Francis guiding us for most of our trip (who knows the Masai like the back of his hand, we were lucky to have him spotting wildlife), and Dan for the latter part. Highly recommend this tour!
Email Delphine | 35-50 years of age | Experience level: 2-5 safaris
Very good safari with Francis
We had a great 6 days safari Which included masai mara, lake nakuru and amboseli. Our guide Francis was very good and knowledgeable and we saw all the animals including a leopard! It was good value for money (760 usd). If you have limited time you could do the 4 days safari (without amboseli) as masai mara was the best and we saw all the animals there (amboseli was nice but maybe not worth all the additional driving, in hindsight- we also couldn't see the Kilimanjaro). We also did the 'walking safari' which was nice but it was just a walk in the hills so not worth the extra 30 $. We also did a boat tour on lake naivasha which was ok but again not really worth the $30. But we had a great experience on the safari with Francis.
Email Diana | 35-50 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Safari was very well arranged - communication before worked perfectly, the driver picked us up from the airport at the agreed time. We took 3 days private safari tour and our guide Isaac was excellent - we saw all possible animals during this time! Accommodation was also a very nice experience. Thank you again, Isaac! Highly recommended!
Email Steve | 35-50 years of age | Experience level: over 5 safaris
We had a great trip. The communication was good before hand and our driver, Francis, was brilliant. We were able to see all the animals on offer and met a lovely group of people on the group safari we did. The pricing was very reasonable too.
Highly recommended. Will be telling everyone who is coming to Kenya about Jocky Tours.
Email Chunlin | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Unforgettable experience and highly recommended!
My travel agent guide is excellent, and his name is Kikitu from the Jockytours. I'll recommend him to everyone. He has a good personality, and he is very humorous and experienced. He took us to see as many as animals. The scenery along the way was beautiful and stunning. It was an unforgettable trip! I really enjoy it!
Email Jacqui and Sharon | 50-65 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Well organised and efficient, value for money.
What an experience !
Fabulous guide Khalifa, who, with his knowledge, experience, excellent driving skills and sense of humour all contributed to a most amazing and memorable trip. He ensured we saw as much as possible and never gave up until we did !
Saw the Big 5 and much more.
Trip to Masai Village was an eye opener and not to be missed.
Jambi Masai Lodge, lovely accommodation with very attentive and helpful staff. Highly recommend and ask for Khalifa !
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