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 Cody Tesnow | 35-50 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Incredible Experience, but not for the faint of heart, mind, or body!
Kenya is not for the faint of heart, mind, body, spirit or nose. (This coming from the guy with one of the world’s worst gag reflexes.)
AND. It is totally worth it, if you have what it takes.
Kenya has some of the most incredible, powerful landscapes I have seen, and hands down thus far the worst trash, everywhere. I am happy to attempt cultural distinctions for many things, this is not one of them. Poverty is everywhere, and even solving for that still doesn’t solve for trash.
My time with the Maasai, was brief, but powerful. They have some cultural practices I vehemently disagree with (male and female circumcision, child brides, but the government is trying to stop these) but the immense amount of litter in their village came from Coca-Cola, not ancient tribal practices. Just prepare yourself. They are a very funny and warm people who definitely have run into the wall that can be the future.
It was, of course, so stunning to see all the animals, we easily saw the “Big 5” more than once, and babies of those animals, everywhere. even if the stink of “tourista” is all over these activities, I accept that’s what I must be, if I wanted to see a rhino before they’re all killed by morons, stuck in nonsense superstitions. (Zero moral relativism for such things.) Being so close to them, seeing all their young, gave me hope. The tours were, for the most part, run well, I only got my back up about how some of the other companies acted (getting too close, driving too fast, number of people allowed in the park, etc) a couple times. Our tour guides at Jockey did NOT do such things, which I very much appreciated. Respectful.
Kenya is filled with dichotomy. Unbelievably beautiful places next to some of the most destitute I have ever seen. The progress that is happening here, like many other places, simply is not “for all.” (Mind you, I am not talking “modernity as progress,” it usually isn’t.) I just mean…the way things are going, progressing.
I have been in the slums (their word, not mine) from Mexico to Shanghai to Portugal to Turkey, and Kibali in Nairobi is the wildest one I have seen yet, set against a dazzling new Nairobi city skyline. Observation, not judgement.
My first guide, Alex, was a gem, kind, considerate, knowledgeable. We left some shoes with him when we switched cars, and he kindly brought them to us in Nairobi. I also had the pleasure of spending some of my time with an absolute legend of a guide, Calipha, who definitely game me the real scoop on everything from poaching to politics to prostitution. Revealing to say the least.
I did very much enjoy my time here. Formative. Beautiful. Heartbreaking. Inspiring. Like life.
Email Lilly | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: 2-5 safaris
Amazing tour and BEST Safari Guide!!
Had an Amazing tour! Everything went just perfect- starting with the picking up, continuing with the game drive and ending with drive back and the drop off! It was definitely worth every dollar! The safari guide Robert Kiambati was amazing! Felt safe at all time being his passenger. He knows the Masai Mara pretty well and has a lot knowledge about all the animals. It never got boring during the game drive, because he has a lot of interesting facts to share and knows the answer to every question. He took good care of us during the whole trip!
All in all - the best Game Drive I ever did!
Email Nico | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: 2-5 safaris
Robert was really smart and open for everything!!
our Operator Robert was so amazing and lovely to us. He was the best operator since traveling (had 10 guides in different countries) we really recommend him to other guests. His knowledge about Kenya was insane! Value for money was more than fair!
Email Helena | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: 2-5 safaris
He was the best tour guide I ever had!
The service was awesome ! We got picked up from the hotel! Our guide was funny, nice and very considerate! Whenever we needed anything he made it or find it for us :)
The tour was definitely worth every single penny !:)
The first day we did an evening drive which already was great !
But the second day we did Safari all day long ! I can definitely recommend getting up early, around 5:30 to have enough time to find all the animals you’re looking for :) our drive was awesome! We saw 4 of the bis fives and saw lions four times and two leopards!
All I can say is we had a perfect trip and I can more than recommend it
Email Nina & Ahmed | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: 2-5 safaris
Straight forward and simple to book and incredible experience from professional tour guides
Me and my husband booked Jocky Tours to visit Amboseli for our honeymoon trip. Our guide Andrew picked us up from our Airbnb and drove us to the destination. Throughout the trip, Andrew was very attentive to our needs and went above and beyond to ensure we saw the Kilimanjaro mountain during various stages of the day and also for us to see as many of the wild animals Amboseli has to offer. We stayed at Kibo Lodge Amboseli which was 10/10. The staff, the food, the view and overal ambience was the best I have experienced.
I cannot thank Jocky Tours & Safari, our guide Andrew and the staff at Kibo Lodge Amboseli enough for providing us with the most incredible honeymoon experience ever!
If you are thinking of booking, don’t hesitate and make sure you ask for Andrew as your guide.
Nina & Ahmed
Email You Hu | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Email Melissa | 35-50 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Trip of a lifetime!
Everything was arranged for us and we didn’t have to plan anything except which tour we wanted. From airport pickup to airport drop off everything was wonderful. Jimmy, our guide, was very knowledgeable about all the wildlife. He took care of us the entire trip even after the safari ended and we spent a couple extra days in Nairobi. We wouldn’t want anyone else as our guide!
Email Marta | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Laughs, great atmosphere and the best experience in Maasai Mara
We went in a 3 days tour with Kikitu as our guide and it was a great experience. He was punctual to take us in Nairobi airport and the road trip to Maasai Mara, although it's long, was fun and amusing! Kikitu is really funny and makes everything looks easy! First day in Maasai Mara we were already surprised by lots of animals and we saw a beautiful sunset. However, second day was when it was really amazing! Kikitu took us to see the sunrise in the most beautiful place and from then, we spent whole day in a game ride seeing animals. He is a great guide, able to find and see all the animals around the place, and he looks truly respectful with them and their space. We saw a huge number of animals in their own habitat, eating, sleeping, hunting, swimming... and all the big 5 expect for rhino. Also, Kikitu explained us lots of things regarding the habits or life forms of the different animals, as well as information about nature and the Maasai Mara itself. He was a great guide, and also a great company for us!We had a great time together. We finished our tour on the third day with a visit to a Maasai Village to learn a bit more about such a different culture, and we were taken to the airport on time again.
Great experience Kikitu! Thanks!
Email Mark | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Email Kim | 35-50 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Experience of a lifetime!
We loved traveling with Jocky Tours! Jimmy Thenyai was the best tour guide! We never lacked anything and he was always willing to help by answering questions, planning outings, and genuinely making our trip outstanding. Jimmy always had a smile for us and patience for many, many questions and our special requests for finding that perfect, safe, scenic spot. We saw all the big five animals and many more outstanding and amazing organisms found in the Masai Mara Reserve and the Lake Nakuru Natural Park. We even saw two leopards in ONE day!! All I can say is, Wow!! This was a life changing experience for us and Jimmy and Jocky Tours made all the difference in making our trip the experience of a lifetime!
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