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Ejlief   –  
Canada CA
Visited: September 2023 Reviewed: Oct 24, 2023

Email Ejlief  |  65+ years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

Top Notch Company
5/5

Spirit of Kenya Safari was virtually flawless.

Six of us started planning a 13 day safari with Andre 10 months before our sept, 2023 departure date. Andre dealt with every detail promptly and professionally.

Everything was on time and as advertised. Not one single issue in 13 days!

Is was the trip of a lifetime for all six of us. Our guides Ken, Gabriel and Wilford were all very experienced and knowledgeable. All had great people skills.

This is a top notch company I would recommend to anyone.

A dream come true for us. Not one single negative comment. As perfect as you can get!

Katbamna Family   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: October 2023 Reviewed: Oct 24, 2023

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

Reassuring, Professional and Elite
5/5

Pre-Booking:
Upon our initial enquiry, we were greeted via email by Vanessa (personal journey designer at Spirit of Kenya), who proved to be extremely helpful, patient, informative, kind and reassuring throughout every step. Communication was fast and efficient without feeling rushed or pressured. As this was a significant deal of money being handed over to a person or a company of whom we had never heard of before, trust was paramount and this was immediately gained through the official proceedings. By the end of the booking stage, we were incredibly satisfied and excited about the itinerary.

Safari:
A once in a lifetime experience in the sense that this was the first time we had embarked on such an adventure. Our driver and expert guide Steve aka Stevo, was polite, warm and welcoming from the very moment he'd picked us up from our apartment in Nairobi. From Amboseli to Lake Nakuru and finally Maasai Mara, Steve provided what can only be described as a top-tier experience. His ability to stay composed, friendly and energised were easy for him because as we had discovered, this is the kind of human being he was and is. We got to know each other on a personal level and treated the other like family (having dinner together, too). We mentioned on a number of occasions to Steve how fortunate we were to have him as our guide/driver on this 5-day (almost non-stop) trip across Kenya. The long drives in between felt at times like bonus additions as we could still see other parts of Kenya, of which Steve was just as knowledgeable about. It was the best of both worlds.
As for the safari itself, luck was truly on our side. I believe we saw, photographed and videoed most of the animals (expect the rare leopard). Highlights included the abundance of buffalos, elephants, zebras, giraffes, antelopes as well as the wide rhinos, lions, ostriches, cheetah and her cubs (Steve's favourite), warthogs, baboons, flamingos and an array of other birds like the waders, peafowls, eagles, starlings, barbets etc. Words can't describe the visual splendour of it all. It was a scenic meditation where we'd stop, watch and admire these beautiful beings in their natural state, even if it included the humbling ecosystem food chain of live hunts.
Steve had no problem stopping for us throughout the reserve and even encouraged it. He, too, found himself documenting moments on his phone adding to the fact that as many times as he had embarked on safaris, neither one was ever the same. There was always a different experience each time.
In terms of the lodges, all three were above expectation. Food was phenomenal including the staff and the head chefs. Each of whom, were so accommodating due to our dietary needs, fixing up off-menu dishes in no time at all. They really helped to hold our transitory periods between the game drives together with their kind hearts and humour.

Conclusion:
A professionally-handled and client-friendly experience, which we may in the future look to experience again. Thank you to Spirit of Kenya and all of the staff at each one of the lodges, where we stayed at. It was great to be in the country where many of our family were born and the safari was an immeasurable addition to our trip back in the birthland.

Sandra   –  
Switzerland CH
Visited: October 2023 Reviewed: Oct 23, 2023

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

Very helpful and patient in organizing, great execution with kind and knowledgeable tour guides
5/5

We had an amazing experience with Spirit of Kenya. As we wanted to combine hiking Mt Kenya and doing Safari, Vanessa was very helpful at organizing the whole trip. We first did the hike to Peak Lenana (Sirimon up, Chogoria down) with a very good team around Wilson who were very kind and caring. We got picked up in Chogoria and directly went on a Safari at Lake Nakuru. The next days we continued the trip to Masai Mara and Amboseli. As we flew from Masai Mara to Amboseli we had 2 tour-guides. Michael and Erastas were both very kind and knowledgeable, always checkin in with us about our needs. Thank you very much!

Céline L.   –  
Morocco MA
Visited: October 2023 Reviewed: Oct 20, 2023

Email Céline L.  |  20-35 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

An amazing experience
5/5

We embarked on the 5-day Roaring Kenya Safari, and I must say it was a flawless experience from start to finish.

Jorge was incredibly helpful during the booking process, and I can't express enough gratitude for his patience and flexibility. His professional assistance made the booking a smooth and stress-free endeavor.

Our journey began with a warm welcome at Nairobi Airport, where we met Dennis, our guide and driver for the entire trip. Right from the outset, he was dedicated to making us feel comfortable and at home. We were provided with water and given a brief overview of the itinerary before we set out to explore Kenya's remarkable wildlife in Amboseli, Lake Nakuru, and Masai Mara.

Every time we entered a national park, Dennis exhibited an exceptional ability to spot rare and elusive creatures. Remarkably, we were able to check off the Big Four on our very first day, and we completed the Big Five as soon as we reached Masai Mara. Dennis always knew the best vantage points for wildlife observation. In addition to our wildlife encounters, Dennis enriched our journey with his extensive knowledge about the region's fauna, flora, and Kenyan culture.

Spirit of Kenya designed the perfect program for us. With our driver-guide always attentive and focused, the overall experience was worth every penny and truly a once-in-a-lifetime adventure.

Our stay in Kenya and the Safari trip were made unforgettable, all thanks to them. We would unquestionably return for another adventure.





Ana   –  
Portugal PT
Visited: October 2023 Reviewed: Oct 18, 2023

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

Excellent experience
5/5

Our experience with Spirit of Kenya and their Guide Kennedy was very rewarding and happy! Safe driving and the best recommendations during the tour. Excellent time management and organization, everything went on schedule and without any worries. We leave our recommendation and thanks to our Guide Kennedy and Spirit of Kenya.

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Moises   –  
Panama PA
Visited: September 2023 Reviewed: Oct 15, 2023

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

Complete, all what we expected.
5/5

We enjoyed very much our Safari and our stay in Kenya. Julius was a very kind and friendly guide, always seeking for our comfort not only in his guide duties but beyond (took us to buy cloth because I left my pants home, waited patiently for us when we overslept). He is a very knowledgeable man regarding animals and plants from the areas we visited, he could always give a proper response to our questions.

Regarding the accommodations, they were all very nice and beautiful, each one in a different manner. Amboseli gave us a more comfortable and luxurious space meawhile Olengoti was a more real, wild experience with the hippos and the Masais guarding us during every step. On the other hand, Ziwa was also really nice, maybe a little bit outdated but still very nice on its own cozy way.

Carina   –  
United States US
Visited: August 2023 Reviewed: Oct 8, 2023

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

Spirit of Kenya was always reliable and organized during our entire safari.
5/5

My mom and I had a phenomenal 9-day safari! It was our first time visiting the African continent and Kenya was a great way to start.

Filipa our journey designer helped us the entire time and answered the many questions we had. She provided a very detailed itinerary for each location (Tsavo West, Amboselli, Lake Naivasha, Lake Nakuru and Maasai Mara) with price breakdowns and drive times.

Once we arrived in Nairobi, everything was taken care of by Ras, our guide, who was amazing! He was on time, made us feel safe the entire journey and took some amazing pictures. Ras would explain every location we were visiting and of the animals (which were many). We were lucky enough to see the Big 5 and much more! At Maasai Mara we even visited a very friendly Maasai village!

We still have a lot to see in Kenya, but that gives an excuse to come back! We will definitely be booking with Spirit of Kenya in the future.

Francesco Matacera   –  
Italy IT
Visited: October 2023 Reviewed: Oct 7, 2023

Email Francesco Matacera  |  65+ years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

very professional with service above the expectation
5/5

I have book from Italy knowing Spirit of Kenya from Internet, you never know when you are buiding the trip yourself but I have been so well impressed at the end for the beautifull experince and the perfect organisation of Spirit of Kenya. I will rccomend to all my friends

A special mention to our guide Geoge who has been fantastic. More than friendly and extremely prepared and professional. A big thanks from me and my wife Stella

Giacomo   –  
Italy IT
Visited: September 2023 Reviewed: Oct 5, 2023

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

Perfection
5/5

the whole trip was spectacular, organized by Spirit Of Kenya to perfection The proposed itinerary proved to be excellent and complete; all 3 resorts (Great rift valley golf lodge, Flamingo Hill Tent, Maisha Mara Camp) were very hospitable, with good food and great staff, as well as being very nice and comfortable. Honorable mention for the guide Samuel, he made us feel at home in a short time, very nice, very prepared to answer all our questions and, most importantly, he showed us all the animals perfectly. Furthermore, communications with the Tour Operator were also precise and fast. Overall rating 10/10

Tony F   –  
United States US
Visited: September 2023 Reviewed: Oct 4, 2023

Email Tony F  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Spirit of Kenya far exceeded our expectations!!
5/5

Our decision to go with Spirit of Kenya far exceeded our expectations. We felt very comfortable after our first few planning meetings with our Personal Journey Designer's (Filipa). We received first class communications during the planning stages of our adventure. We went with an 11-day safari in Kenya & Tanzania, and it was nothing short of amazing. Our guides (Michael, Solum and Johnston) were kind, knowledgeable and an overall joy to spend time with. We learned so much about the countries, animals and history of the various parks. Each of the bush camps/lodges we stayed were beautiful, clean and the staff made you feel like family. We did not have one disappointing meal the entire time!! Cheers to Spirit of Kenya! Keep of the good work and we will see you again in a few years.

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