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Hannah   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: October 2021 Reviewed: Oct 26, 2021

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

Spirit of Kenya - above and beyond!
5/5

We had an amazing time thanks to Spirit of Kenya! With Vanessa’s help, we designed an itinerary which worked well for us and the booking process was really smooth. During the safari our guide, Sego, was great fun and importantly he was very knowledgeable. He was determined that we saw the Big 5 and lots of other amazing scenes, and this didn’t disappoint! Spirit of Kenya were very professional and always went above and beyond - I’d definitely recommend them to anyone!

Rui & Marta   –  
Switzerland CH
Visited: September 2021 Reviewed: Oct 17, 2021

Email Rui & Marta  |  20-35 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

We couldn’t have asked more from this experience! Excellent service!
5/5

We couldn’t have been more lucky and satisfied with our experience with Spirit of Kenya, particularly during the Safari! We sure fell even more in love with Africa after this experience and we hope to be back soon!

We don’t know about the other guides, but ours was just brilliant!! We had a really great time with Joseph, he has incredible instincts and skills spotting animals in the parks! He taught us a lot about animals too!

We definitely recommend Spirit of Kenya as a reliable and high-quality tour operator! Please keep up with your excellent service!!!

Jessica Moreno   –  
Switzerland CH
Visited: September 2021 Reviewed: Oct 13, 2021

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

Efficient and responsive
5/5

I booked all the details of my safari with the help of Vanessa and she was always available for my million questions. I was happy to have someone who had my back even with last minute changes. I loved this trip, Kenya is amazing

Nikola & Athina   –  
France FR
Visited: August 2021 Reviewed: Oct 5, 2021

Email Nikola & Athina  |  20-35 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Everything went super smooth and all accommodations were nice
5/5

We had an absolute blast with this Safari, everything was well organised, we took Confort level accommodation and it was really great.
I really liked how responsive the team was and that you can design your tour as you want it.
We are very happy with our guide driver, Fredrick, he went over and beyond the entire time !
We saw all the animals we wanted, we're super happy !

Craig   –  
United States US
Visited: September 2021 Reviewed: Sep 26, 2021

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

An amazing time in the Masai Mara with Spirit of Kenya!
5/5

We had been looking to go on a Safari in Kenya for quite some time and after researching decided to use Spirit of Kenya to set everything up for us. We could not have been happier with the service, communication and the Masai Mara tour! We went with an 8 day tour to Mara North and the main Mara reserve. Communication with Vanessa was excellent and she had all the answers to the many questions we had. Our tour guide Raphael was excellent and very knowledgable! We saw so many animals up close and far away...even saw 2 river crossings! I would definitely recommend Spirit of Kenya if you are looking for any Safari services in Kenya!

Stephanie & Christophe   –  
Germany DE
Visited: September 2021 Reviewed: Sep 24, 2021

Email Stephanie & Christophe  |  20-35 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Super easy to book & communicate (Mount Kenya)
5/5

We definitely enjoyed our trip to its fullest since not only the booking process was easy and Vanessa was super friendly, but also our driver was more than punctual and our guides Sammy and Anthony were the best.
We had so much fun even though the trip to Mount Kenya/Point Lenana (4 days) was quite a challenge.
For sure we would recommend this company to everybody, since nothing could have been done better!
Thank you!

Michael   –  
United States US
Visited: July 2021 Reviewed: Sep 21, 2021

Email Michael

Trip of a Lifetime with Spirit of Kenya and Nesta
5/5

Our family of four including two teens had the trip of a lifetime with Spirit of Kenya in July 2021. We did an 8 day, 7 night safari with visits to Amboseli (2 nights), Masai Mara (2 nights), Nakuru (1 night) and Samburu (2 nights). Our experience with Spirit of Kenya from planning the trip (and having to delay a year due to COVID) to being on safari was excellent. Never having been to Kenya or Africa before and doing so during the uncertainty with COVID, we were so grateful that Spirit of Kenya made us feel comfortable and well taken care of throughout. Andre was thorough, professional and very responsive to our many questions in planning the trip. Our guide, Nesta, who was with us 6 of the 8 days, was exceptional and made our trip memorable and fantastic . We appreciated his deep knowledge of the animals and their behavior and his uncanny ability to anticipate their next moves. He worked hard to ensure we saw everything we hoped to and more. We learned a tremendous amount from Nesta including many details about Kenyan culture and customs and enjoyed his sense of humor and warm personality. A great guide is absolutely essential to having the best possible safari experience and we were so fortunate in that regard. We would also give high praise to our guide, James, in Amboseli who was kind, super friendly and likewise took great care to ensure we enjoyed our time at that park. Masai Mara was our favorite but we enjoyed all of the parks and the diversity each offered in terms of landscape, climate, animals, etc. The tent camps arranged by Spirit of Kenya were all good. Lerai in Masai Mara was the most special by far. A small, stunning property with few guests, excellent service and food, and beautifully appointed tent cabins. Ashnil in Samburu was our second favorite; we were so lucky to see an elephant buffet right outside our tents one night. Kibo Safari Camp was very nice with great views of Kilimanjaro (one morning) and had excellent staff who could not have been more warm and friendly. The only critique would be that it was a bit large for our taste and as a result had some larger groups as guests who were loud and somewhat rude. Flamingo Hill in Nakuru was our least favorite; the service was fine, same for food but the tent cabins felt a little shabby and there was nothing really unique about it like the other camps we stayed at. Overall, we would highly recommend Spirit of Kenya and would do another trip with them (and Nesta) in a heartbeat.

Margaret   –  
United States US
Visited: August 2021 Reviewed: Sep 21, 2021

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

Easy, restful, and memorable trip!
5/5

We absolutely loved our experience with Spirit of Kenya. Vanessa helped us plan our trip, and I cannot say enough about the flexibility of this company during the pandemic, how quickly Vanessa responded to questions, and the overall ease of planning. Our favorite hotel stays were The Cliff and Amani Mara. I recommend staying in the top tier hotels-just amazing service. Our driver was George. We enjoyed getting to know him-he seems to know everyone throughout all of the parks. He's been a guide for 15 years and is such a great resource. We would definitely have him as a driver in the future. Overall this was a much needed respite from the stress of the past year.

Christian   –  
Germany DE
Visited: September 2021 Reviewed: Sep 21, 2021

Email Christian  |  20-35 years of age  |  Experience level: over 5 safaris

Very proffesional and what you pay for is what you get.
5/5

The moment I made contact with Tiago from Spirit of Kenya there was a sence of good vibes. He always answered the emails I wrote him in the same day. He understood evry question and never gave me the impression that he was feed up with me. (I asked a lot of questions)
Everything he told me was true and he made us a very special trip that we customized ourselfs.

As soon as we were on the ground our guide took over. Hes name was Franco Sego. The best guide and driver ever. He loved doing hes job and thanks to him we saw the Big 5 and much more. Franco made our trip super special.
I truly belive that thanks to the team effort of Tiago and Franco our trip was 50 % better.

I can only recommend going on safari with Spirit of Kenya.

Krystle   –  
United States US
Visited: September 2021 Reviewed: Sep 20, 2021

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

Best Safari Experience
5/5

This was the trip of a lifetime and it owe it to this company. I did a solo trip- 7 day safari in Kenya. I did my first day touring the city of Nairobi with Moses. We went to the Elephant Orphanage and Giraffe Sanctuary.Then off to my safari with Joseph which entailed a couple days in Samburu, A day in Lake Nakuru, a day in Sweetwater seeing the park and chimpanzee rescue center, , and then onto the Masai Mara for a couple days. All accommodations were 3 star of higher and I liked each place I stayed at. The food was great at each lodge/camp as well. Safari van was perfect for viewing and always keep clean each day for perfect viewing and Joseph made sure I saw every single animal I wanted to see and knew exactly how to make that happen. He was always prompt each morning when we would meet before we headed out on safari for the day. He was very knowledgeable about all the animals and polite the entire trip. If I return for a safari ever in Kenya then I would definitely request him to be my safari guide again. The road trip between each park was about a 5 hr drive each time and I actually liked that because it gave me an opportunity to really see the country of Kenya and how all the different villages live. If I had questions along the way about the different tribes Joseph had an answer and I liked that too. Covid testing before my departure was super easy as well at the last lodge I stayed at for my stay the covid testing company had someone come to my lodge to take my sample and within 1 day had my test results emailed to me and the lodge printed it out for me so I could have it for my flight departure.

I loved seeing the Big 5 and the entire experience of the safari but I have to say the part of my trip that has stuck with me and really made it a life changing trip was my visit to the JudiMo Education Center in one of the slums in Nairobi to visit the children of the school. It was my last day on the trip before I got dropped off at the airport. My flight didn’t leave until midnight that night so in the morning Joseph and I left the Mara park early, did a little bit of looking for animals on our way out of the park then drove to the school for the afternoon to see the children. Moses set this all up for me and I’m so grateful he was able to do it for me. Joseph helped me buy a bunch of food for the 120 kids we were visiting and I got to spend 3 hrs with them before Joseph dropped me off at the airport.

I would highly recommend Spirit Of Kenya to anyone looking to go on safari. From day one when I inquired Vanessa was super helpful in answering all my questions and setting my itinerary up. Great customer service on her part, from Moses, and from Joseph. Thank you, Spirit of Kenya for the trip of a lifetime!

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