- Located In:
- 5-10 employees (Founded in 2018)
- Tour Types:
- Custom mid-range & luxury tours that can start every day
- Price Range:
- $80 to $400 ppper person per day (USD, excl. int'l flights)
Email Rosemary | 65+ years of age | Experience level: first safari
Hyrax Safaris - honest and reliable
I used Hyrax Safaris for two day tours in Jan 2023.
The 1st tour was a custom-made tour for me where my driver, Ben, drove me all over Nairobi city so that I could see as much of the city as possible. We drove extensively in the CBD, passing all kinds of govt buildings, including residences (no photos allowed), past the old Central Railway Station, through the exclusive suburb of Karen, and finally making a stop at the War Cemetery (WWII). Then we went out to tour the tea and coffee plantations in the hills. A very good day and exactly what I had asked for.
My 2nd tour was a 4-hour game drive through Nairobi's National Park, again with Ben as my driver. No elephants, but they have just about everything else. One highlight was the lioness with her two 3-month old cubs, who walked right up to the jeeps. Another highlight was visiting the three mounds of ivory ashes, poached ivory burned by the govt. A third highlight was the tawny eagle sitting on a big lump of red meat near the road. He wasn't fazed by our arrival. You could NEVER get this close to an eagle in Europe.
Communications with Roselyne were fast and reliable, from home and on the spot. I even had time to visit her personally in her office in the Norwich Union house in Mama Ngina Street. As for Ben, he was a quiet and knowledgeable driver.
I can warmly recommend Hyrax Safaris to other tourists.
Email Peter | 50-65 years of age | Experience level: over 5 safaris
A very good safari to Masai Mara
We had a very good driver, we saw a lotta of animal including leopard and cheeta. The accomodarion in tents were very good.
Email Danai | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: first safari
The company very organised, they took care of everything and the safari was amazing, felt like a movie
Email Anna H | 35-50 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Amazing tour guide made our trip unforgettable for all the right reasons
5 Day Masai Mara, Lake Nakuru and Lake Naivasha Private Safari. We had an absolutely amazing 5 day safari tailored specifically to our needs. Since we travelled with our rather young children (6 and 9 yo) we preferred having our private trip set up by Roselyne, and this was done very well, including making sure the safari vehicle had the right kind of seatbelts for our carseats. Our driver, Laurence, was fantastic; attentive, helpful, punctual, a great driver, incredibly knowledgeable about the wildlife, and not least he must have more than perfect eyesight since he could spot lions we could barely see with binoculars! Laurence really went above and beyond to make our trip memorable; for example, when we were heading home from Masai Mara after a long, already fabulous day, he didn't hesitate to head back into the park because he heard on the radio that some lionesses were chasing a warthog, so we got to see the chase and subsequent squabble over the meal. All in all, this trip rates among my most unforgettable experiences ever, and the next time we come (yes we want to come back as soon as we can!) we will definitely book our safari with Hyrax again.
Email Sampath Chitimala | 35-50 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Well organized tour with an amazing guide
We booked a 5 days 4 nights tour to Kenya with Hyrax through safari bookings. It was a very well organized tour across Lake Naivasha, Lake Nakuru and Masai Mara. Since this was our first African Safari we did not book the tent experience inside the Mara reserve, which in hindsight we feel we should have done. That is the only crib I have with the tour. We were able to cover the big five within 2 hours of the game drive in Mara. Mara is a must in a lifetime experience for all and it is the closest that one can get to nature.
A big shout out to our tour guide Ben was very friendly, knowledgeable and was very accomodating with requests from our side. Roselyne who was managing our bookings was extremely supportive.
Highly recommend Hyrax for safaris in Kenya.
Email Ambika | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: 2-5 safaris
Incredible experience with an amazing tour guide!
After a lot of research to find a Tour Guide for Masai Mara, I chose Hydrax Safari. Roselyne was incredibly responsive, offered us great value for money, and was very efficient with respect to getting our itinerary finalised. I could not be more happy with our choice. We opted for luxury accommodation, and decided to stay at Kichwa Tembo Luxury Camps, which was definitely one of our highlights. The staff at Kichwa Tembo were attentive to our needs, the views from the camp were breath-taking, and all the food and drinks were inclusive. Edward was our amazing tour guide, who made us feel very comfortable. He was incredibly knowledgeable about all the animals we saw during our safari, which led to us seeing the Big 5, including lions, cheetahs and leopards. Edward was very entertaining throughout the safari, and definitely helped make this a once in a lifetime experience. I have no reservations about recommending Hydrax Safari for your next safari.
Email Willie | 50-65 years of age | Experience level: first safari
I were impressed with the communication, service and value that was delivered through out the tour.
Always on time. Looking forward for my next tour with Hyrax Safaris.
They are very professional and efficient.
Special thanks to Rose who helped us book the safari. It was awesome and Jimmy( our guide) made sure everyone had a great experience. The staff at Lenchada is friendly and the food was good.
Email Faheem | 35-50 years of age | Experience level: 2-5 safaris
Easy and high quality
Booked quite last minute and the communication from Roselyn was fab from the beginning. Everything was taken care of and changes we requested were responded to quickly and efficiently.
Safari was fantastic. Saw 4 out of the big 5. Good driver and nice experience. Hotel was good too.
Email Simon | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Nice tour with easy communication
The communication with Hyrax Safaris over WhatsApp was very fast. They where flexible and very customer-orientated.
We were hiking Mt Kenia for 4 days. For two people we had a good, a cook and two porters. We were surprised, how luxurious the food on the tour was.
Although the weather was not on our side, the guide had good alternatives.
The price was very good and negotiable, although you have to know that the guides and porters are dependent on generous tips.
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