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)
Email Maria | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Dream tour with perfect service
It was perfectly organised trip, we would like to say biggest Thank you to all the team of Spirit of Kenya. The tour was individual, the guide speaks fluent English and was very attentive and polite. We saw many animals, including even lion hunting, cheetahs, leopard, elephants, hippos, giraffes, etc. In hotels, we lived in villas where zebras and monkeys came. For 5 days we got a lot of unforgettable impressions.
Email Vandana | 50-65 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Professional attitude with great service
From the first contact with Vanessa at Spirit of Kenya to the last day of this amazing trip..all I can say is one word “excellent”. Vanessa responded to all my queries promptly and professionally. Nothing was too much with the changes and always made me feel at ease. All the tours and service were organised with no glitches. Our tour guide George was great and worked the tour around what we wanted. I would highly recommend contacting Spirit of Kenya to organise your safari trip!
Email Amir | 35-50 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Well planned and managed safari trip - Nothing to worry.
First of all, let us all as family THANK YOU for the smooth planning of the trip while also considering all the requests that we made. Although we had only been connected with email even then we had not felt ourselves away from you. Very well management and support whenever it was needed. We never had to ask for anything.
Secondly, from the bottom our hearts we thank all the staff that we have interacted with, especially our guide Karacha who had shown us around and spotted the nicest place to enjoy the safari. Staff at Zebra Plains (Ruth, Ceasar, Moses and the Chef). Hospitality at Zebra Plains was marvelous. Everyone at Zebra Plains was running around to make sure guests are provided with maximum comfort. Not to forget Jeru who took us around Nairobi for the city tour, such a nice and energetic person.
As to accommodations, Great Rift Valley selection is very much appreciated an extraordinary property to unwind and enjoy the views from room to Lake Naivasha. Nakuru Lodge location - middle of the jungle although Baboons were very scarry !!!! Last but not the least The Zebra Plains. Ms. Ruth and her team were absolutely marvelous.
Thank you for all the support and extraordinary life experience made possible by SPIRIT OF KENYA.
Email Paul Weiss | 50-65 years of age | Experience level: 2-5 safaris
Perfect Partners for a great personalised Safari adventure
With the patience and expertise of our Spirit of Kenya representative - Andre - we planned and experienced a wonderful 2 location 6 day / 5 night Kenyan safari in Lake Nakuro and the Massai Mara. We really appreciated the flexibility and guidance provided that enabled us to personalise our adventure. From pick up first morning to return to airport on day 6 everything went to plan and was amazing. We stayed at Lake Nakuro Lodge and Pride Inn Massai Mara - both great and different experiences - Lodge and Tenting. Buffet food was really nice, varied and plentiful. Service throughout warm and welcoming. We got to see THE BIG 5 and so much more - a lot of it in 'action'. Victor, our personal guide / driver was very knowledgeable, patient and committed to giving us the best experience, but also very respectful to allow us and him space during breaks.
My top 3 tips...
- book a 2 location programme over 6 days was perfect - 1 location may have got limited, 3 locations too much in between driving and packing up... definately choose accommodation near on within safari, to minimise early morning and late afternoon to and fro driving
- driving transfers to and from airport, and safari location though 5 - 6 hours gave us a good insight into Kenyan life
- the choice of safari vehicle?! - we choice a 'roof opening up' vehicle which worked fine - allowed us to stay warm and comfortable when driving around especially early morning versus an open sided / soft sided vehicle
Email Prateek | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Marvellous Masai Mara ++
It was an unparalleled, unique and memorable experience for us.
Joseph (the guide) was a gem to have on our side.
Thanks for a lifetime of memories Spirits of Kenya.
All the planning was upto the mark and the guide (+the planning team) were always ready to walk an extra mile, in a blink.
Email Sarah | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: first safari
We had an amazinf safari with Spirit of Kenya. Tiago was very responsive, kind, and helpful throughout the whole booking process. The actual safari was fantastic and our guide, Simon, was amazing. With his 27 years of experience, we were in great hands :) We saw more than I ever could have imagined. The accommodation was also lovely and we appreciated that Spirit of Kenya books that for, which minimized logistics on our end. Would love to come back!
Email Mariana | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: first safari
This was a trip of a lifetime! Tiago was essential for an easy planning and an amazing holiday!
I highly recommend the Spirit of Kenya.
We visited Amboseli, Naivasha, Nakuru and Massai Mara and all the places were wonderful with excellent accommodations.
There are no words to describe the beauty of what we saw!
We were very lucky and with the great help and experience of our guide we got to see all the Big Five.
I look forward to going on safari again and we will definitely choose Spirit of Kenya for our next trip!!!
Email Yara | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Excellent and smooth trip
The experience was great and super smooth. Everything was very well organized! The team was super accommodating and responsive before and throughout the trip (Thank you Andre!). Our drivers (John and Alex) were very friendly and welcoming and had a lot of interesting information to share. The trip felt very safe and well designed and the chosen accommodations were amazing (Ziwa bush lodge in Lake Nakuru, Mara Sopa lodge in Masai Mara and Leopard resort in Diani beach). Only thing I would change is taking a flight from Nairobi to Masai mara because the roads are very bumpy.
Email shenzi | 35-50 years of age | Experience level: first safari
5-star experience & service
This was our first-time safari in Kenya planned in the middle of the pandemic and we did not know what to expect. Like some other reviewers, I have also exchanged 100+ emails with Tiago, our journey designer, and he always had a prompt, detailed and kind reply to every question or concern. This was in stark contrast to other operators I contacted who either took several days to reply or provided incomplete or ambiguous answers. Moreover, during our trip it also turned out that each of Tiago's answers was truthful and accurate. Tiago is really fantastic at his job and we are so grateful for his help with the planning.
We have selected a modified 6-day Into the Wild safari in Kenya. We have visited Amboseli, Lake Nakuru and Masai Mara. This was a well-planned but intensive itinerary with fantastic sights and experiences. Our guide, Karasha, was fabulous. He was very experienced, knowledgeable and kind. Even though we did not have high expectations regarding the animal sightings, he showed us all animals we could have dreamed of seeing. Often, we were the only one or one of the few vehicles during a sighting.
Karasha has also told us a lot about the Kenyan history, tribal relations, politics, education system, environmental issues and so on. He showed a very high level of education and awareness of various issues. Even when speaking about controversial or problematic issues he spoke in a neutral and empathetic way. He was kind to everyone we met on the way, waving to children in villages, laughing with guards and other guides and was also very patient and friendly with us. Karasha is such a talented guide with a wonderful character and I cannot recommend him strongly enough!
Last but not least, Karasha is a very skilled and safe driver! We travelled many hours on the country roads with young children and we felt very safe.
We felt very fortunate to have found Spirit of Kenya. They allowed us to build a custom private safari at prices similar to big package companies. They have recommended only 2-3 accommodation options for each park and they were truly fantastic. Ilkeliani camp in Masai Mara was the most incredible and intimate place with the most amazing 5-star service I have ever experienced. I would not have found it without Spirit.
Spirit of Kenya truly provides a high quality service across all areas and does not save money at the expense of travelers. You will get great planning advice, a very good vehicle, an amazing guide, high-end binoculars, great accommodation options, great food and so on. They know everything and know how to offer the best experience to their clients. I cannot recommend them highly enough!
Email Margaret | 65+ years of age | Experience level: first safari
This was truly the holiday of a lifetime! Vanessa removed all the stress of planning and designed an amazing holiday for me and my family! We visited Amboseli, Naivasha, Nakuru, the Massai Mara and Diani Beach, and saw something new at each destination.
Our guide and driver, George, was a real expert in the art of finding wildlife, I had not expected to see so many birds and animals and George was also able to tell us all about each of them, which really enhanced the experience. I had been a bit concerned about some of the long drives involved in seeing so many different places but in fact the time flew by and George was an excellent driver, expertly negotiating some pretty rough roads!!
The accommodation was excellent and the people so friendly and welcoming, it was lovely to be greeted with a cool drink and a hot flannel after each safari.
The trips Vanessa had organised for us were great, a boat trip on Naivasha lake where we saw hippos and many different birds, again our guide for the trip knew everything there was to know about the wildlife we saw. This was followed by a guided walk among the giraffes, zebra, waterbuck, gazelles and more, and our guide's passion for the wildlife was very apparent. The balloon ride was awesome, and the picnics were wonderful.
I cannot recommend Spirit of Kenya highly enough. Thank you Vanessa for making our holiday an amazing experience.
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