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michael   –  
Belgium BE
Visited: January 2023 Reviewed: Jan 14, 2023

Email michael  |  35-50 years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

professional company

we travelled with our family, 2 adults and 4 kids between 2 and 9 years old.
we had private toyota landcruiser with opening roof and driver Franco during the full 8 days.
we really had the impression to see a fair bit of the country, although we only threaded the south (maasai mara, naivasha, amboseli, tsavo west).
kids were enchanted by the many animals and colourful masaai.
some of the journeys were quite long for the kids, but we tried to entertain them with playcards and games.
our 2 year-old was ill for most of the trips, but she got better once we stopped the malaria pills. (probably not really needed anyways. low endemic regions for malaria.)
mid-range hotels were sufficiently comfortable: zebra plains, great rift valley hotel (really comfortable), Serena Camp (amboseli), Severin Camp.
we slept in tents in 2 out of the 4 camps, and especially the unfenced camp in Tsavo West was a great experience.
a bit of rain on the first day in maasai mara with 18degrees C , but else getting hotter by the day as we came down in altitude towards the coast.
Tsavo was more difficult to see the same abundance of wildlife as we saw in Maasai Mara & amboseli.
This due to the many bush, trees in this reserve and due to the current drought in this region animals were probably hiding near the water.
the driver dropped us in Watamu at the end to spend a couple of days on the beach.
all-in-all this was one of our best holidays in recent years.

Hillary G.   –  
Italy IT
Visited: December 2022 Reviewed: Jan 9, 2023

Email Hillary G.  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Spirit of Kenya was responsive, flexible and helped us to create a trip of a lifetime.

The value compared to other tour operators was amazing. We enjoyed the company and professionalism of the entire SoK team. From Andre who helped to set up our tour and worked with us through the pandemic and rescheduled our trip twice. To our driver, Moses and game driver, James. Everyone is professional, knowledgeable and anxious to share their love of their country with visitors.

Kathryn hutson   –  
New Zealand NZ
Visited: December 2022 Reviewed: Jan 7, 2023

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

George was brilliant, friendly,knowledgeable,punctual,flexible and thoughtful

George, along with the staff at “the cliff” and particularly “ilkeliani” made our safari trip to Nakuru and the Masai Mara one of the best of our lives. Saw the “big5” which was a bonus.
Our accomodation and food at the above camps was fabulous.

Francesca   –  
Italy IT
Visited: December 2022 Reviewed: Dec 31, 2022

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

Professional, reliable and available tour operator that satisfy all our requests.

I can start saying that the Safari was simply amazing.

The trip was really well organized by the company Spirit of Kenya. They are reliable, always answering to our requests and needs. The organization was perfect and we think that was really good to see different parks (Amboseli, Nakuru and Masai Mara).
All the accomodations were good, especially Ashnil in Masai Mara park. It was clean and really beautiful.

Last but not least, I say thank you again to our driver Johnstone that was really nice to us. He made a lot of effort to let us see all the animals. He was always very friendly, professional and ready to explain everything.

Thank you again Spirit of Kenya for this amazing experience!

Laura & Pavol   –  
Slovakia SK
Visited: November 2022 Reviewed: Dec 15, 2022

Email Laura & Pavol  |  20-35 years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

Very proffesional tour operator! We had a great time while in Maasai Mara!

The tour was really cool! We spent 4 days /3 nights with Mike from Spirit of Kenya in Maasai Mara. Communication with the operator before the booking was very professional. They offered us several accommodations with different pricing, explained everything in detail, and provided all the help needed while planning our stay. Communication was professional and friendly.

We chose Julia's River Camp - it is fantastic accommodation, has very friendly staff, the food was freaking delicious, and the fact it's surrounded by wildlife is just incredible! Mike, the driver, was also great! He was very friendly, helpful, and flexible. He did his best to show us as many animals as possible. We had an insightful talk with him about life in Kenya, how national parks operate, and so on. 

Also, we were not sure if to book a 4x4 van (it's cheaper) or Landcruiser. We chose a Minivan and it was a good decision. We saved some money and we get the same comfort and view as in Landcruiser. So in case you're thinking about a minivan don't be afraid, you gonna enjoy it!

Really, I can't say anything negative. The prices here are a bit higher, but the service is excellent.

Thorsten and family   –  
Germany DE
Visited: August 2022 Reviewed: Dec 11, 2022

Email Thorsten and family  |  35-50 years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

A fantastic African experience and a great tour guide!

We had a fantastic Kenya safari!

The tour organisation by Spirit of Kenya was very convenient, easy, and efficient. All payment processes very safe and secure.

Most importantly: We had a marvellous tour guide - Mike from Kenya, who guided our family safely. We enjoyed every day in Amboseli, Lake Naivasha and Masa Mara with him. Mike always cared for our individual interests and preferences, was knowledgeable and well connected with the locals everywhere; he always managed to find the best spots for the big 5 and all other great things to see.

Mike - thank you very much and salamu kutoka ujerumani.

Thorsten   –  
Germany DE
Visited: August 2022 Reviewed: Dec 11, 2022

Email Thorsten  |  35-50 years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

The Perfect Safari experience in Kenya and a fantastic guide

Organisation was simple, efficient and highly reliable. All information provided was to the point and correct. Payment processes were safe and easy.

In particular, we can highly recommend our tour guide, Mike! He was a great companion for our trip through Amboseli, Lake Navaisha and Masai Mara! He always cared about our specific interests and wishes. Furthermore, he was very knowledgable and experienced in finding the best spots.

Thank you Mike, for a fantastic experience!

S Nayak   –  
India IN
Visited: November 2022 Reviewed: Dec 7, 2022

Email S Nayak  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

Fantastic and worth every penny 1

We travelled as a family of four to the most amazing places that exist on planet Earth. It is humbling to see that there are still parts on this planet that follow the ancient ritual of life and Africa is one of those.It has been a truly humbling experience.
The entire time period from the time of the booking to the pick up, logistics of driving over vast distances on a tight schedule was smooth and went without any major hiccoughs. The accomodation provided was also unique and comfortable and food good. The tented acccomodation provided in the Illkeliani camp at the Masai mara was remarkable and qualified more as a luxury tent. Hearing hyenas in the night (in the distance) never let us forget though that man always remains an intruder in the animal world.

Highly recommend the group and we look forward to future bookings with them .

A special word for our driver and guide Michael who made this trip all the more interesting for us all !

Daniel   –  
Czech Republic CZ
Visited: September 2022 Reviewed: Dec 3, 2022

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

AMAZING, truely once in a lifetime experience!

We had personalized, tailor-made private trip for 10 days.
Everything was well organized, communication with Vanessa was fast and very effective.
Sego, our guide, was great throughout all the trip.
To be honest, every aspect of the trip (accomodation, food, car, game drives) was much better than we expected, or could even imagine.
It was truely once in a lifetime experience!
Hopefully, we will have chance to come back to Kenya once again.
Thank you SPIRIT OF KENYA once again!!
Daniel + Šárka

Jeff - Boston MA   –  
United States US
Visited: September 2022 Reviewed: Nov 25, 2022

Email Jeff - Boston MA

Wow 2nd time in 18 months— different place and guide but same amazing experience with SOK

Our 2nd time in last 18 months with SOK, this time to Tasvo East and West and Taita Hills and Amboseli. This trip stayed off bumpy with KLM losing our luggage that we got two days later but SOK and Vanessa and our driver Miqual worked to get our luggage picked up from the airport and delivered to us 5 hours away!!!

Salt lick lodge is Amazing!!!! Best lodge ever. Lots of animals here to see. Miqual our driver very professional, knowledgeable, and well spoke in English. He was a great guide for the week we were there. Tsavo sweet was our least favorite hits due to lack of number of animals.

SOK customizes the trip around you so if flights change or whatever they just adjust your trip as needed. Communication is great and leeched very competitive. We have used them twice so far and although different trips altogether they still provide w amazing experience.

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