Spirit of Kenya
- Office In:
- 10-20 employees (Founded in 2014)
- Tour Types:
- Custom mid-range & luxury tours that can start every day
- Price Range:
- $150 to $300 ppper person per day (USD, excl. int'l flights)
for a custom tour
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Email faisal | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Our experience in Kenya was so wonderful in every way: the drivers were very respectful and professional, the camps were clean and great, and the areas were beyond imaginations. I will be repeating my trip again in 2023 in the migration season, with the trip being in Tanzania and the Masai Mara, so expect a mail in the coming days to inquire about this trip.
Email Beth | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: first safari
An amazing experience from start to finish!
We had an amazing safari trip thanks to Spirit of Kenya! Because of my work, I only had about a little over a month or so to plan this trip from the time I decided I wanted to go to the time we landed in Nairobi. It wouldn't have been possible without the amazing help from Vanessa, our main contact and trip consultant. She made it super easy for me to customize our trip and made sure everything was taken care of before we arrived in Nairobi (and very promptly answered every silly question that I had!).
Vanessa gave an excellent selection of options for each area that we stayed in (Amboseli, Naivasha, Nakuru, and Maasai Mara) at different price points, which made it easy to try to get the most out of my budget for the trip. We stayed at a nice mix of mid-range and luxury accomodations which all had slightly different vibes, and we were extremely happy with all of them - Kibo Safari Camp in Amboseli, Naivasha Sopa Lodge in Naivasha, Flamingo Hill Tented Camp in Nakuru, and finally Amani Mara in Maasai Mara (absolutely worth splurging on!). It was also easy to book add-ons with her -- we opted for the open sided 4x4 jeep (absolutely would recommend this), as well as a hot air balloon ride and Maasai Village tour while we were in Maasai Mara (both of which were definitely worth it). We were very grateful to have Vanessa as our consultant!
Our guide for our trip was Shumo, and he was fantastic! He was super knowledgeable about all the parks we visited, and knew the best places to look for animals. We easily saw the Big 5 (and then some) with him! He also suggested good last minute edits to our game drive schedule that were excellent and obviously well informed - after a long and bumpy drive to Maasai Mara, he suggested we do the nature walk hosted by Amani Mara instead of an afternoon game drive (which we loved -- it was so nice to get out and walk around after the long drive). He also mentioned that Amani Mara did night safaris, so we did a long morning game drive instead of an all-day game drive one day in order to make sure we had enough down time before our night safari! (which was an excellent suggestion -- we loved it!) He was always super communicative about our planned schedule each day. We really enjoyed our time chatting with him as well. Thank you, Shumo!
Email Gord | 65+ years of age | Experience level: first safari
Spirit of Kenya is excellent
We booked our trip ‘off the beaten path’ with Spirit of Kenya and it is the best tour to take to see a good cross section of the country from North to South. From the dry hot north to the wet interior and the arid south. Our guide/ driver was top notch..good personality, very good driver, and super knowledgeable about just about everything! The hotels and lodges booked by Spirit of Kenya were good quality . We saw several leopards along with way more than the big 5. Our guide had a chat group going which discussed location of animals etc, but often he just found them on his own. Spirit arranged for airport pickup and were most reliable. We added a side trip to lake Naivasha, which was well worth it to get closer to animals and birds.
Email Ana | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Great communication, excellent attention to detail and incredible experience makers.
Wow, where to begin?! We did a lot of research before deciding to take the trip to Kenya with “Spirit of Kenya” and we are so happy with our decision.
The communication with Andre from the team was efficient and very helpful, we had to move the whole trip by a year due to Covid and the team accommodated this for us.
Our driver Sego was an incredible human, always smiling and laughing, everyone seemed to know and love him as we arrived to different spots on our trip. With his knowledge and eagle vision, we nailed all the animals we wanted to see including the shy Black Rhino and Leopard. His positive aura, knowledge and attention to detail made this trip unforgettable. The car was (in my opinion) the best one on the safari, with a gorgeous colour and nice logo decal.
We were very happy with all the accommodations we stayed at, from the food to the staff, every place we stayed at was super, Spirit of Kenya clearly contracted some very good options.
Our trip included Lake Naivasha, Lake Nakuru and of course Maasai Mara. This trip was unforgettable, smooth and simply amazing. Huge thank you to The whole team and Sego!
Email Jenny | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Perfect safari agent- perfect safari experience
We just completed the safari with Spirit of Kenya and it was one of the best experiences of our lives.
Spirit of Kenya made the entire process- from start to finish- seamless and comfortable. They organized a very perfect itinerary to suit our needs and worked with our schedules to make something work
The safari rides each day were breath taking. I was fully blown away by the animals we were able to see. Not only the big 5, but other amazing species. We say cheetahs, vultures, hyenas, flamingos etc. in addition to the big 5 (lion, leopard, rhino, elephant, buffalo) Truly - couldn’t think of anything better.
We would like to give a special thanks to our guide John. He was so amazing - really informative, worked with our schedule, always checked in on us, and tried to spot as many animals for us as possible. He was amazing!!
Thank you so much to SOK- will definitely be recommending Spirit of Kenya to our friends & using it again for the next destination. We’re so grateful we got to experience this trip.
Email Subarna | 35-50 years of age | Experience level: over 5 safaris
Efficient, prompt and punctual in all their services - from safaris, accomodations, food and transpo
We had a four-day safari at Masai Mara and Lake Nakuru. It was an overwhelming experience. We saw the Big 5 up close. We saw cheetahs sleeping beneath an acacia tree, flamingos flying over lake nakuru, a leopard having his lunch, and lionesses sleeping on the branches of a tree. And all of this happened because of the expertise of our tour guide Paul. Paul is very well-read, loves animals, has a great sense of humour and is very helpful and efficient. We owe our trip to Andre as well. Who was constantly in contact with us, answered all our questions and had designed a perfect itinerary for us. We thank the Spirit of Kenya for this wonderful experience. Keep up the good work!
Email Melih | 50-65 years of age | Experience level: over 5 safaris
Very Professional and Trustworty
I've been making safaris in Kenya/Tanzania since 2009, sometimes twice a year. After 3 year break due to pandemic, I decided to try Spirit Of Kenya, so we started by planning the safari with Tiago, he was very helpful, and paid great attention to the details. He answered my endless questions with great patience, and we changed the itinerary couple of times, he made the adjustments accordingly and sent the new program immediately. Our flight to Nairobi arrived very late at night (3:00 am) but our transfer Moses was waiting for us. Next day we meet our guide George Munyi who is very calm, experienced, wise and friendly. He made good suggestions during the safari, and let us take good pictures with very good angles. He has a good knowledge about the animals, he arranged everything in advance from lunch boxes from hotel to our transfer to the airport in the last day. We managed to see all big 5 and many more. I recommend Spirit of Kenya to anybody who wants to make a safari worry free.
Thank you Tiago, Munyi and Moses for your great efforts, we had great time, and can't wait our next safari with you.
Email Donna | 65+ years of age | Experience level: 2-5 safaris
Trip of a lifetime
This was my second time using Spirit of Kenya and I highly recommend it. Vanessa was awesome helping us plan the trip. So much patience for my endless questions. Our driver John Kitonga was exceptional. So patient, very knowledgeable, safe and respectful. All of the tented camps we stayed at were all we could have asked for and more. We did Nairobi national park (Nairobi tented camp), Ol Pejeta (Serena Sweetwaters), Lake Nakuru (Ziwa bush lodge..they support an orphanage),Amboseli (Kibo safari camp), Tsavo West (Voyager Ziwani)Tzavo East (Sateo Camp), Lake Naivasha (Naivasha Kongoni Lodge)Masai Mara (Julias river camp)
Email Lingling Wu | 35-50 years of age | Experience level: first safari
An amazing and unforgettable adventure with Spirit of Kenya!
Both my husband and I agreed that the trip to Kenya was one of our best and most memorable trips! Our daughter also loved it, she told everything to her nursery friends and teachers the second day we went back to the UK. Then the nursery even organise a Show and Tell session, to let her share pictures and stories. Furthermore, the nursery took the chance to taught the little ones about Africa, Kenya, and Masai :)
The trip designed by Spirit of Kenya was a good combination of excitement to see wild animals, experiencing different cultures, and the relaxation on beautiful beach. Our hosts were super hospitable. We particularly love the Legend Camp in Masai Mara. My husband joked that we should be grateful that the hotel booked initial didn't work out, or else we would miss this good experience :) They were especially kind and nice to our daughter. When they asked if we will come back someday to see big migrant, particularly emphasized "Please do take your daughter with you......":)
We have to emphasize that the trip would be completely different without our lovely guide Samuel! He is very knowledgeable that we learnt not only the landscape and travel about Kenya, but also the culture, ethnicity, even political of Kenya. He is super friendly to all of us especially to our daughter. When we said goodbye at the airport, our daughter was so sad said she missed Samuel very much!
Our amazing personal journey designer Venessa is also essential to our trip! I chose Spirit of Kenya initially from all other options, mainly because she always responded in such a good time manner. We highly appreciate her assistance during the whole trip as well!
Email Shane W | 35-50 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Amazing and unforgettable safari experience
I honestly cannot rave enough about Spirit of Kenya. This was our first ever trip to Kenya and our first every safari. We didn't have any information on what companies were out there and what reviews to believe. I did a lot of research before finding Spirit of Kenya and I'm so glad I picked them. Tiago and team are fantastic to deal with. He explained everything clearly, gave different options, was extremely fast at responding to any questions and just made the whole process very easy for us. The safari itself was amazing. Our guide, John, picked us up right on time from our hotel in Nairobi, drove us out to our camp and waited while we freshened up before going on our first game drive. It was amazing. He was very knowledgeable about the area and knew all there is to know about the animals we saw. Our camp, Mara Bush Camp, was far and above expectations with comfortable luxury tents, amazing staff and fantastic food. All in all, an unforgettable experience. I would recommend Tiago and the team at Spirit of Kenya to anyone looking for a safari in Africa.
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