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Jamie   –  
United States US
Visited: July 2023 Reviewed: Sep 21, 2023

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

Customizable safari by really customer oriented company
5/5

We did a 4 day safari which was completely customized based on our plans prior to and after the safari. This meant we were able to really maximize our time in Kenya. Vanessa was incredible in making this possible and her communications were clear and timely throughout. The resources provided by Spirit of Kenya were also very helpful as we prepared for the trip. Once on the safari, Joseph, our guide, was incredibly knowledgeable, perceptive, and thoughtful. He went out of his way to make sure I was comfortable when I fell ill. I would highly recommend using Spirit of Kenya.

Teresa   –  
United States US
Visited: September 2023 Reviewed: Sep 20, 2023

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

An unforgettable safari adventure!
5/5

Just returned from an incredible 9 day safari with Spirit of Kenya. At the very start, Victor was instrumental with planning our girls’ trip. Victor was very responsive, organized and gave good recommendations on how to curate our safari. Our accommodations were great with a focus on sustainability and conservation. In addition, they were in convenient locations with delicious food and friendly staff.

Our guide Sammy had a wealth of knowledge of animals, and also provided a fresh, introspective view of Kenya’s culture and history. Sammy shared his love of animals and birds from big to small – for example, there was an upside-down terrapin on the road and he stopped to turn it over. He was very professional, answered all of our questions and made every effort to make our experience a memorable one. Sammy knew exactly where to go in each park for the best views and with his eagle eyes we got to see all of the Big 5 and then some. He was very patient as we spent so much time snapping endless photos. He really went above and beyond for us.

This trip exceeded our expectations and we highly recommend Spirit of Kenya. We are already considering our next return trip and would love to travel with Sammy again.

Asante sana

Justyna   –  
Germany DE
Visited: September 2023 Reviewed: Sep 18, 2023

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

It was an amazing adventure!
5/5

We are totally amazed by our safari!
Our safari guide Lucas was the best person we could wish for that trip, he made a lot of effort to provide us the best view of animals. Despite that we didn’t have the best camera, we could take very good pictures! Animals were so close! Our guide was patient and oriented to our satisfaction. And what a nice person he I s!

The nature itself- Amboseli, Masai Mara - we didn’t expect it can look like that: so many animals, spectacular views, colors of Kenia are like nowhere else!

The process of booking was also a pleasure. André gave us as much information as possible, he was alwayavailable to ask all our questions (those “stupid” ones too), and prepared the itinerary that totally fulfilled our expectations. You really can rely on his recommendation.

We have chosen quite “basic” option for our accommodation, and they still were so good (especially Kibo Safari Camp in Amboseli - what a vibe is there!)

Thank you for all memories that you helped us create!

Gurnit   –  
Canada CA
Visited: September 2023 Reviewed: Sep 14, 2023

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

Amazing tour operator with excellent service and guides.
5/5

We had an excellent time with Spirit of Kenya. Vanessa, who put together our tour, did a great job providing information and making sure things went smoothly. Our guide, Rufus, was tremendous. One of the most knowledgeable and kind people I've ever met. Highly recommend this tour operator if you are considering tours to Kenya.

Jan   –  
Czech Republic CZ
Visited: September 2023 Reviewed: Sep 12, 2023

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

Adventure of a lifetime!
5/5

I'll start our review with this: if you book a safari through Spirit of Kenya, ask specifically for Thomas. I guarantee you he will exceed your expectations.

Okay to continue...

Our first safari in Kenya and what an experience!!! In the first two days we saw more than we could have ever wished for. And that's because of our amazing guide Thomas. There are no words that describe his professionalism, knowledge, kindness and he was just the perfect guide and should we ever come again one day, we will kindly ask for him again.

You name it, Thomas found it.

Lions, cheetahs, leopards, giraffes, buffalos, elephants, hippos and I could go on and on... we also had a couple of specific requests and Thomas was more than willing to help us or to arrange those things for us. Like when we forgot our travel adapter in Naivasha and Thomas got us a spare one during his time off, he helped us getting Kenya shillings as souvenirs...

We always felt very safe during our stay. Our 8 days safari was one of the best experiences of our lives.

Thomas, Asante sana rafiki yangu.

Hope to see you again one day.

Photos from a smartphone, will add camera photos later on when we sort the 3 thousand photos

Adriana Henderson   –  
United States US
Visited: August 2023 Reviewed: Sep 8, 2023

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

They exceeded our expectations
5/5

We recently took a safari with Spirit of Kenya. I must say we were impressed. They are professional answering all the questions we had with patience. The most impressive thing was that we were reimbursed, in cash, for the one-morning safari we did not take, even though we changed our mind at the last minute. We will use Spirit of Kenya again if we go back to Africa.

Vinod   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: August 2023 Reviewed: Sep 7, 2023

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

Trip of a Life time !!
5/5

It was a family trip and our first time visit to Africa. It was a 10 day trip that we had planned including arrival and departure day. Special thanks to Filipa who took care of the itinerary. All communications were kept by email so no information was lost. She was also happy to talk to us on phone when we requested. She would come back quickly with answers.
We went to Amboseli, Lake Naivasha, Lake Nakuru and finally to Maasai Mara. We had asked for a Hot air balloon tour and it was organised at Maasai Mara. We also visited the Maasai village. Tulia camp at Amboseli was wonderful with the night under the sky - amazing to see the Milky way !! All the accommodations were very good and hospitality in all of them very excellent. The staff were caring and we were looked after very well.

Also, special thanks to Ibrahim our guide and driver who had very good knowledge of animals and birds and would spot them and explain a bit more about them. He made sure we saw the Big 5. He was very accommodating and made adjustments with the day plans as convenient to us and also making sure we could see more animals during the game drive. He was very well aware of traffic on our way back via the rift valley and had ample time before our return flight.

Tips- Travelling with family, the journey between Amboseli to Lake Naivasha is a long one. It was tiring and our guide suggested resting on the day and we covered both lakes Naivasha and Nakuru the following day, slightly off the itinerary but surely a useful one as we were more ready to go around at ease.

Over all from start to finish, the journey with Spirit of Kenya was excellent and would recommend them.

Joe D   –  
United States US
Visited: August 2023 Reviewed: Sep 7, 2023

Email Joe D  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Fantastic start to finish
5/5

Everything from our first inquiry until our return to the airport at the end of our trip was fantastic. Not only was our safari amazing, Spirit of Kenya took care of ALL our travel needs while in Kenya. From our hotel in Nairobi prior to the safari, to the beach resort after, Spirit of Kenya took care of everything! All transfers, our hotel booking, our resort booking. My only regret is we didn’t use them to book our activities while in Nairobi prior to our safari- I’m sure if we had, everything would have gone more smoothly. Vanessa- thank you! As for the safari itself, it was AMAZING. We had a great guide who with lots of experience. You could you tell he loved what he did and loved seeing the animals as much as we did - Thank you Rufus for a job well done!

Caroline   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: August 2023 Reviewed: Sep 5, 2023

Email Caroline  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: over 5 safaris

The best safari guide; the best advice in planning a safari; the best experience ever!
5/5

From the very first emails I sent to the amazing safari planner, Felipa, I was super impressed with Spirit of Kenya. She was endlessly patient with my many, many questions, had a great deal of knowledge about the different options in terms of different lodges etc but most importantly I believe she really understood what I was hoping for, and she helped ensure we got exactly what we wanted.

I knew we would be tricky customers! My husband and teenage children had never been to Africa and I wanted them to have a comfortable and relaxing trip. I was born in Kenya and have done a lot of backpacking trips where we felt like we travelled like locals. So our safari holiday needed to be comfortable but not too ‘touristy’! And Filipa nailed the brief!

Everywhere we stayed felt like we were supporting fabulous local businesses, with beautiful Kenyan touches everywhere and were extremely comfortable! Everyone was very happy!

What made our holiday incredible was our guide. Stephen is an amazing man: extremely knowledgeable, full of information about Kenya and the animals. He had an amazing knack of predicting where animals would move on to, meaning we were often first on the scene to see some beautiful big cats, elephants, rhino, bird life - everything we hoped to see. We felt incredibly lucky to have such an excellent guide and exceptionally nice person. Thank you Spirit of Kenya!

Bruno   –  
Portugal PT
Visited: August 2023 Reviewed: Sep 5, 2023

Email Bruno  |  20-35 years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

Amazing
5/5

We had an amazing tour guide, Thomas, who was more than helpful in the whole trip.
The accomodation was very Nice as well.
Amazing experience overall.

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