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- 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)
Average User Rating
Email Wolfgang Schray | 65+ years of age | Experience level: first safari
Professional guided tour
Very professional local Guide
Good value for money.
Very simple accomodation without comfort, at Amboseli no warm water
Breakfast and meals enough, always the same.
At this very cheap tour, you must not awail comfort and good meals, but you go for the trip to see all African animals and so it was. We've seen more than 50 different animals within 26 sorts birds.
Therefore the tour was marvelous!!
Email Alberto | 50-65 years of age | Experience level: first safari
I booked the 6 days safari with Hyrax. A unique and incredible experience.
Roselyne always ready to answer any possible questions. The first camp was worse than I expected, but the second was much better. The hotel was acceptable.
The best thing about the tour was the driver guide Simon. Always ready for any question, always attentive to the animals and the road.
Email Saskia | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: first safari
We've had a great safari with Hyrax. Roselyne was quick in here response and is trustworthy. Dan was our driver, we had lots of fun with him. We found him a very pleasant personality, always doing his best to make it the best day. The only problem we've faced was that Roselyne that the start date was misunderstood. The guide was in our hotel, two days early. This problem seemed solved professional. All hotels were rebooked, however the trainticket was not rebooked. That was a bit of a pity, since we lost a day due to this incident. I would recommend to request a solid personalized planning, with overview of dates, hotels. If this was organized by Hyrax, that could have prevented this mistake from happening. However the trip was great, so all 'problems' are relative!!
Reply from Hyrax SafarisPosted on Nov 11, 2022
We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the safari and had a wonderful time.
We sincerely apologies for confusion of rebooking the train ticket. It's important to note that we refunded the full amount as agreed.
We take full responsibility for this and endeavor to improve moving forward.
Thank you for booking with us.
Email Kelly Strong | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: 2-5 safaris
Hyrax Safari- May 2022
Overall, our Hyrax Safari was great. Travelling with 3 little ones aged 6, 4 and 3 is always an adventure, but Evans our driver helped our family to manage the schedule. It’s our 3rd safari and this one was done on a much tighter budget than our other safaris. We noticed a difference travelling in the matatu vehicle, instead of a 4x4 safari vehicle. It was definitely not as comfortable but it was a fun experience and we enjoyed the bumps and being thrown about the roads (genuinely). The game drives were fantastic and we thoroughly enjoyed each day animal spotting. We like the campsite, very hospitable and friendly (staff were fab!) even though basic. The only downside to the trip was the vehicle did feel a little full at times, we would definitely prefer to have a vehicle to ourselves next time. Ultimately, Kenya is absolutely stunning and we love the wildlife and wilderness, there’s just nothing quite like it.
Email Arash | 35-50 years of age | Experience level: 2-5 safaris
They have responsibility of what they are doing
She organized everything door to door and even if there was some few problem in pick up time, but she was available early in the morning at 6:00 and took care of everything. I like the way she was responsible even in bad situation.
Email vertical integrator | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Tom the tour guide was a legend! - amazing experience, good value for money!
The communication was very good! Our agent responded very quickly and answered all of our questions. Also, the agent was very flexible about the payment and met us at an agreed-upon destination to collect a deposit, which saved us a lot of effort. We paid the remaining amount upon arrival. Great!
The service was satisfying. We got picked up at our hotel (even though they were a bit late). We arrived in time at the Masai Mara and had a very nice chat with our fellow travelers on the bus. Another big benefit was that not all seats on the safari van were taken which was splendid if you are a dutch boi with long legs (or any other national with long legs). At our arrival at the camp, we were served lunch, which was really tasty and then rested for an hour after. Then we headed out for an evening safari, which was an amazing experience. However, it was much shorter than described in the description and we spent a long time waiting to be granted entrance to the park. Dinner was also very nice, however, there were not many veggy options.
The second day was a full day game drive. It was amazing! We saw long bois, bouncy bois, bity bois, sleepy bois, many stripy bois and emo bois. We also saw parts of the great migration! It was great and was a dream come true. We also went to Tanzania for a photo stop, so I can cross that country off my bucket list ;-).
On the third and last day, we headed out very early (6 am) to meet with a Masai. We went to an amazing place to watch the sunrise. Then we headed to their village and they gave us a tour. They were very welcoming, they even allowed us to wear the Lion Head hat, which is a traditional thing in their culture. Afterwards, they tried to sell some souvenirs to us, but there was nothing special so we didn't buy anything. After that, he brought us back to the camp and we drove back to Nairobi.
Point for improvement:
First, I think that more time in the park on the first day is a must. We only spent 1-2 hours, which was not what we were promised. Also, we had to explicitly ask for the tour to the Masai village, and our driver initially planned that we sleep in on the last day to take us back to Nairobi. That was not the plan!
Second, we had to go with a different van back to Nairobi. Not only were the people not amused to host us in their van, but the driver was also mad at us to have to drop us off and initially insisted to drop us off somewhere in Nairobi and that "we can take an Uber back to your location". In the end, he dropped us off at our place, but you could feel that there was a hostile atmosphere in the van. Not our problem...
Lastly, more time in the park (as described) would be great. At least living up to promises.
All in all, it was an amazing experience for good value! I suggest this safari to everyone who doesn't have much money but would like to do a big safari!
Email Martine | 50-65 years of age | Experience level: 2-5 safaris
Good Budget Safari
Had a great few days in the Mara, Peter our guide was friendly & knowledgable. Rhino camp was good, food not the best but it was fine, it is a budget Safari after all! The price went up just days before we travelled but we were given the option of a different camp for the same price. Overall we enjoyed ourselves greatly and would recommend.
Email Bristow Joseph | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: over 5 safaris
Good communications and service even my request was late they were able to manage the safari .
Thanks a lot
Email Anu | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Overall experience was good. It was my 1st experience for camping. The best part was there was private shower and bathroom inside the tent. Only the downside of the tour was the food. It wasn’t that good. But the guide was so friendly. I will definitely recommend this tour company to my friends.
Email Sabina | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Communication was excellent
Flooding was not that good
Safari was awesome
Had a very lovely tour
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