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Ancuta   –  
Germany DE
Visited: February 2023 Reviewed: Mar 30, 2023

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

Wonderful experience with SoK

We had a great safari experience thanks to SoK, a truly amazing trip and a dream come true!
André was the sales rep we kept in touch with and he was quick to reply and professional. Thanks to him the organisation before the trip was swift and painless.
Mr. Karasha was our guide and we couldn't have hoped for a better person, he is knowledgeable, wise and open minded as well as a very good driver. We learned a lot from him not only about animals but also about Kenyan society and culture.

Clive   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: February 2023 Reviewed: Mar 28, 2023

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

Don’t look any further than Spirit of Kenya

I booked with Spirit of Kenya (SOK), as their reviews were exemplary and I wanted our safari to be an unforgettable experience. It soon became evident that I had done the right thing.
From my early contact with Tiago, I was helped through the whole planning process. Nothing seemed too much trouble and my questions were answered quickly.
We decided on the “Big Kenya” 9 day safari, in order to maximise our experience and were certainly glad we did.
I arranged a further 6 night stay in Mombasa afterwards and Tiago was able to assist with taxi transfers. We could have booked this through SOK too but I prefer to plan my holidays independently, if/when I can.
On the first morning of our safari we were met promptly at our hotel by our driver/guide Shuma. You could immediately tell that we had booked with the right company as he presented professional in safari attire and the Logo’d Toyota Landcruiser was certainly the perfect vehicle for what lay ahead.

We had a good start when we asked Shuma whether we could make a quick stop to grab some breakfast to go and find an ATM to withdraw some cash for tips etc. He was willing to do this. This willingness was a theme that continued throughout our safari.
We found the “Big Kenya” safari, that we had booked, to be perfect for our requirements. All the safari parks were different and gave us different experiences of landscapes, wildlife and accommodation.
Our first night in Tsavo West was at the Severin park lodge. This was to be an unforgettable one as we retired to the sounds of Hyenas and were captivated by Impala and Giraffes walking past our (Glamping) tent.
The food served at our accommodations varied between a la carte menus and buffets, all of which were of very good standard.
At Tsavo West we were fortunate to see a leopard at close quarters, who was feasting on a zebra carcass.

Amboseli was probably my favourite park due to the variety of wildlife, particularly in the marshes. Hippos, elephants, giraffes, zebra, buffalo, wildebeest etc grazing in perfect harmony.
Our boat trip in Lake Navaisha was another highlight, especially with the diversity of birds that we were able to see.

Finally, at the Masai Mara, we were fortunate to see a pride of lions that had just killed a buffalo and calf. Shuma was able to skilfully manoeuvre our vehicle into a position that maximised our view and photo opportunities.

All in all our SOK safari was an unforgettable experience that will stay with us forever.
Thank you.

Yalile Ramirez   –  
Colombia CO
Visited: February 2023 Reviewed: Mar 22, 2023

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

Perfect logistic and service!

Planning and having our dreamed trip with Spirit of Kenya was an excellent decision! Since we started to plan this amazing trip they were very open to adjust every little thing to our needs and desires.

When we started the trip everything was great, they were very punctual, the car was comfortable and we had everything included during our six day of safari, the guide was very nice, he had an incredible eye! and was very flexible about we wanted to see and do.

The hotels were very comfortable, beautiful and had good food.

This trip was more than we expected and we wil remember it forever as the best experience of our lives!!!

Mauro   –  
Italy IT
Visited: February 2023 Reviewed: Mar 8, 2023

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

Very professional, precise and available to satisfy traveler's needs and desires

We had a wanderful experience in organizing a safari with Spirit of Kenya. Vanessa, our personal journey designer, was always ready to satisfy our needs and desires. The lodges where we spent the nights were of great quality and lovely located. The agency service was always precise and professional.
Charles, our guide, is an outstanding professional, always available, very well trained in his field and generous with information and explanations. He has been a great travel companion.

Eugenia G.   –  
United States US
Visited: January 2023 Reviewed: Mar 7, 2023

Email Eugenia G.  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

A safari to remember

We had an 11-day private safari with Spirit of Kenya in January 2023. We started with Amboseli, then went to Samburu, lake Naivasha, Aberdare, lake Nakuru, and, finally, to Maasai Mara before returning to Nairobi. The planning of the trip with André was easy with all the option clearly presented for us to choose from. Considering this was our first safari, the help with preparation and planning André gave us was invaluable. We ended up picking a mix of different types and levels of accommodations, which turned out to be a lot of fun.
Our guide, George, was very knowledgeable and professional, always on time, always attentive to our needs and interests, always eager to make sure we saw as much as possible. We were privileged to see many amazing scenes of animal behavior I never thought were even possible (and I am a biologist, by the way). In addition to the famous "big five", which turned out to be not so hard to find, we also saw many small animals as well as birds. George seemed to know all 500 of them! My daughter - she loves birds - was particularly happy.
We opted to drive between the camps rather than fly. Sometimes it involved long drives, 5-6 hours, but we did not mind. In some way, it was even an added bonus, for we got to see a good part of the country, the towns, the people, and how the countryside changed depending on where we were.
We loved every one of the camps we visited, for each one was unique. If I have to pick a favorite, I would pick Samburu because of all the endemic animals found nowhere else. And we all loved Elephant Bedroom Camp, with the river nearby, with all the animals coming to the river, and the elephants visiting the camp every morning. I would also like to note a game drive in Aberdare. George said that hardly any other company does that, and, indeed, we were the only car in otherwise complete wilderness. That was thrilling. To summarize, the trip was amazing and organized to perfection. I highly recommend Spirit of Kenya to anyone wishing to have a great safari experience.

Clara & Anvesh   –  
Germany DE
Visited: February 2023 Reviewed: Feb 23, 2023

Email Clara & Anvesh  |  20-35 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Very excellent, reliable, super Customer friendly Tour operator with excellent guides

We could have not imagined a better Tour Operator than spirit of Kenya. Andre was an excellent help in advance when we planned the Route for our Safari. The Email communication, booking was all super easy and we always had the feeling that andre wanted Just the best for us! Nestor was our guide during the safari and we can highly recommend him!! He was simply the best. He shared his knowledge abt the animals/ his culture with us and He always knew/anticipated correctly what the animals are doing next! So we always had a little advantage over the other cars! All in all, it was an amazing time with Nestor as each day there was at least one Wow-moment. Spirit of kenya is a very reliable Tour Operator and we can only highly recommend it!

PS. Always book the Jeep!

Marco   –  
Switzerland CH
Visited: February 2023 Reviewed: Feb 16, 2023

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

Perfect if you want a smooth and exciting experience.

We had an incredible 4-day safari (Taste of Kenya) in Nakuru and Maasai Mara. Within the first two days we saw all of the big 5. Our guide Charles was great at spotting animals and giving us more information about them. He was very friendly and funny, would definitely go on a safari with him again!
Spirit of Kenya was very easy to communicate with and all the booking went super smooth and we got exactly the safari we wanted to do.

Veronica Jimenez   –  
United States US
Visited: January 2023 Reviewed: Feb 9, 2023

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

Well planned and quickly responds to queries

I want to say the logistics of trip were so amazingly well planned. We were in vans, jeeps, planes, boats, balloons, a bus, a ferry, a 3 wheel tuc tuc and a few walking tours and we never had to wait long, got lost, felt in danger or had to worry about anything. Our meals were plentiful and ready at the roadside spots and of course in the lodges and hotels. Our accommodations were well appointed and comfortable. Our guides were respectful, protective and so very knowledgeable. Everything was smooth, seamless and amazing. For a group of 15 that was no small feat, so thank you Spirit of Kenya for this trip. Well done!
Big shout out for Joseph my guide on Safar, Andre , my travel planner and Lucy the best massage woman at Baobab Beach hotel.

Daniela   –  
Mexico MX
Visited: January 2023 Reviewed: Jan 23, 2023

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


It was such a delight working with Spirit of Kenya. From the moment i arrived at the airport everything was as scheduled, the pick ups, the drop offs, the game drives. The Lerai Safari Camp in the Masai Mara exceeded all of my expectations everyone that works there is so loving and took care of me since the moment I arrived, but the best part of it all definitely was my Masai guide Jamlick who went over his way and beyond to make my game drive experience undescribable. He was always so worried for my safety, comfort and making me happy, I will never forget it. I will be forever grateful for this once in a lifetime experience. Thank you Spirit of Kenya.

Richard W   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: December 2022 Reviewed: Jan 22, 2023

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

Exactly what you need for a perfect safari!

This was our first experience at a safari after meaning to go for a number of years. There is quite a wide variety of operators and countries to pick from but we decided upon Spirit of Kenya and went to visit both Kenya and Tanzania in one trip. From the moment we got in touch with Spirit of Kenya there was a wealth of information passed on to us via email, a special thanks to Andre for his patience, knowledge and super quick response time!

All transactions were easy and gave us confidence that once we arrived in Kenya we wouldn't have any issues. Needless to say the whole trip was fantastic from start to finish. Both our guides listened to what we had to say and gave us the opportunity to see any animals of our choice. Thank you Micheal & Gabriel for being such amazing guides. In Kenya we managed to see the big 5 so by the time we arrived in Tanzania we could slow down a little and just take it as it came as to what animals we saw. All the accommodations we stayed at were of high quality, there is a great range of styles and budgets which were given as options for us to choose from.

We would recommend travelling from Masai Mara to Serengeti as although the route is long you do get to see all different kinds of villages and towns which add to the experience. All in all, the trip was incredible and has given us memories to last a lifetime, so thank you Spirit of Kenya for the experience. We will be back and wouldn't hesitate to use you again and recommend you to anyone else who would like to go on safari.

Richard & Maria

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