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Clara   –  
United States US
Visited: December 2023 Reviewed: Jan 8, 2024

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

The ONLY safari operator you should choose (actually)

I can't recommend Estleon enough - this was (not exaggerating) the best trip I've ever taken in my entire life. Esther and Ben (Theuri) redefined how I think about trips and service. We took a 7 day trip through Amboseli, Lake Naivasha, Nakaru and Masai Mara.

I was admittedly a little nervous about them because they are a smaller safari company than others, but I shouldn't have been. Our experience with them was nothing short of perfect. The fact that they specialize on the Kenya route we took and it showed. Their relationships with the properties (especially Wilder Group) benefited us a lot. In addition, they also provided the best rates of the safari companies we shopped: the only time you don't have to trade off A+ service and product for saving money.

A little background: We were a group of 7 around the holidays and we drove a 4x4 Land Cruiser with a pop-up roof the entire time. Some of our other friends had warned us that 7 days was going to be too long so I was a bit apprehensive going into, especially because it wasn't high season. I needn't have worried. We left all wishing we could stay just for a few more days and enjoy the (absolutely incredible) lodgings more. In fact, we chose to skip a few game drives just to relax at the lodges we stayed in and enjoy beautiful Kenya.

In terms of nature: we easily the big 5 but also saw some incredible sights beyond that: a standoff between elephants and a lion pack, ostriches mating, a hunt between an eagle and a smaller bird, elephants playing, lions feeding on a bison. We saw so many different animals by the end, seeing giraffes, elephants and zebras felt like a dime a dozen. Ben was a perfect guide: he had all the early intel on the animals, was very smart/knowledgable and I learned a lot and clearly really respects nature/animals. In addition, he was hilarious! Could not recommend him enough.

The lodging was stand-out; my expectations were high but they still somehow exceeded them by a lot. Every stay was better than the last - we particularly loved the Cliff Nakaru (where we spent Christmas) and Entim Masai Mara (where we got to also do a sundowner on a game drive) were actually locations that I will never forget and would love to return. The service, cleanliness and food at each place was the best we've ever had. My friends are still dreaming about pineapple juice every morning :)

Finally, the broader experience. Ben (Theuri) and Esther accommodated our every need and we're a difficult group! Esther handled all of the coordination beautifully, was very responsive and I never was left wondering what was going to happen next. Ben was very flexible, willing to change plans for us and again, I noticed we consistently saw crazy sightings before the other cars got there, so whatever Ben is doing gave us front-row seats. Our group is a seasoned group of travelers (as in multiple members of our group have goals to visit every single country) and we all agreed this was probably the best trip we've been in our entire lives.

Laura   –  
United States US
Visited: November 2023 Reviewed: Jan 5, 2024

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

Extremely intelligent, accommodating, we had so much fun!

The tour was amazing, it surpassed all of our expectations!! All the camps were stayed in had amazing accommodations, the food and staff were excellent so polite. Our guide, Bernard was so patient with us and provided us with so much information about the animals and Kenya. We learned so much from him.

R&C   –  
Canada CA
Visited: December 2023 Reviewed: Jan 5, 2024

Email R&C  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: over 5 safaris

Thank You Esther you did it again! Esther (Estleon Adventures) looks after every detail perfectly.

First of all, thank you Esther. Esther and Estleon pulled it off again. This is our second time using Esther/Estleon for Safari planning in East Africa.
This trip included transport to the Tanzanian border from Nairobi and back. Our Tanzanian guide was waiting for us, once we walked across the border, clearing customs. Our guide, Alex was excellent. He was very knowledgeable and went out of his way to find your “favorite” animals. And he delivered! His knowledge of the Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Lake Manyara is unmatched as he’s been guiding for 20 years. Every guide, we’ve had booked with Estleon, is very good. We booked a private/ luxury 8-day tour, as we were travelling with another couple. Esther can arrange any Safari on any budget for any length of time. She helped us make some more wonderful memories. Thanks again Esther. We will be back!

Ingvar Korn Edward   –  
Sweden SE
Visited: December 2023 Reviewed: Jan 1, 2024

Email Ingvar Korn Edward  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

Excellent choice of camp and attentive service oriented staff

Esther did a great job planning our itinerary. Isaac is a fantastic guide and driver. I would really recommend Estleon Adventures.
Ingvar korn Edward

Alison Davies   –  
Australia AU
Visited: December 2023 Reviewed: Dec 23, 2023

Email Alison Davies  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

Phenomenal safari experience

Our 4 day safari to Lake Navaisha, Lake Nakuru and Maasai Mara was absolutely phenomenal. Our guide Ben found every single animal possible to see. Across the 4 days we saw 25 lions, 3 leopard sightings, multiple black and white rhinos, a cheetah, hippos, hyenas, elephants, zebras, giraffes, impalas, gazelles, flamingoes, jackals, a Tsavo cat, Buffalos, monkeys, baboons, eagles, monitor lizards, storks, and countless other birds.
The highlight of our accommodation was staying at the Entim Mara camp. Fantastic food and service, spectacular views across the Mara River and we even had a male lion roaming outside the camp at nighttime (but felt completely safe due to the guards and quality of the tents).
The safari could not have been better! It was an experience of a lifetime my family.

I must admit that I was nervous about booking this safari and sending money by bank transfer (Swift) over to Kenya from Australia but I needn’t have worried. Esther had arranged everything with the guide and camps and provided receipts and vouchers. Everything was included. We only bought snacks and drinks for our teenage boys for the drive in between camps. Plenty of water was provided in the car. I can highly recommend Estleon Adventures and our amazing guide Ben.

Caroline   –  
Germany DE
Visited: November 2023 Reviewed: Nov 30, 2023

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

Incredible Adventure

My friends and I recently embarked on a remarkable 7-day safari with Estleon Safaris, and I must say, it was an experience of a lifetime. From start to finish, every moment was filled with awe-inspiring encounters and unforgettable memories.

Our group of four had the pleasure of witnessing an abundance of wildlife in their natural habitat. The diversity and sheer number of animals we encountered left us speechless. Majestic elephants, graceful giraffes, fierce lions, and countless other species crossed our path, allowing us to observe their behavior up close. It was truly a privilege to witness the wonders of the African wilderness.

However, what truly made our safari exceptional was our outstanding safari driver, Isaac. His extensive knowledge, passion, and dedication to his craft made every game drive an extraordinary experience. Isaac's expertise in tracking animals and his ability to share fascinating insights about the wildlife and their habitats added an extra layer of appreciation to our journey. He went above and beyond to ensure our safety, comfort, and satisfaction throughout the entire trip.

Beyond the incredible wildlife sightings, Estleon Safaris provided impeccable service. The accommodations were comfortable, well-maintained, and perfectly situated to immerse ourselves in the African landscape. The staff members were friendly, attentive, and always willing to assist with any requests or questions we had.

I cannot recommend Estleon Safaris enough. Their commitment to providing an exceptional safari experience is evident in every aspect of their operation. If you are searching for an adventure that combines exhilarating wildlife encounters, breathtaking landscapes, and unmatched hospitality, look no further. Estleon Safaris will exceed your expectations.

Thank you, Estleon Safaris, for an unforgettable journey. And a special thank you to Isaac for his expertise and genuine enthusiasm, which made our safari truly remarkable. We would book with Estleon Safaris again in a heartbeat!

Jim   –  
United States US
Visited: November 2023 Reviewed: Nov 24, 2023

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

Very responsive, excellent guide.

We did a 4 day safari and it was excellent. The guide was very knowledgeable and fun to be with. Lots of animals to see from a very close distance.

The communication prior to the safari was very responsive and helpful.

Diego   –  
Germany DE
Visited: September 2023 Reviewed: Oct 24, 2023

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

The perfect private safari

Just a word: WOW.
We were searching for an "once in a lifetime" experience and we found it with Estleon Adventures. Our idea was to spend a week visiting the major parks and we have found the 7-Day Magical Kenya Luxury Safari. Right from the first contact via e-mail, the impression was very positive, with a clear description of the activities written in the offer sent directly by the owner (Esther).
The communication, including answers to thousands of questions :), has been really smooth and Esther has been really supportive, organizing everything for us, including the first night at the Nairobi Airport and the Hot air balloon experience over the Masai Mara.
The only point that maybe is not clear from the information is that this is truly a private safari, with a private Jeep and a private guide/driver. The guide will drive the jeep for all the 7 days explaining a lot of interesting facts (no spoiler... you have to discover them!) during the game drives, but also during the long transfers between the various stages of the journey. All the various game drives are flexible and tailored to your requests. Ben, our guide, had been fantastic, very prepared and professional, but also a friend, quickly becoming part of the family. With him guiding us thru the savannah, we saw all big 5, not to mention hippos, crocodiles (and lions) eating zebras, baby oysters, baby lions, baby warthog, giraffes, baby cheetahs etc etc...
The camps/hotels definitely live up to the definition of luxury, even if for a couple of them the beverages are not included during the meal and have to be paid extra, including the water... that I found a bit non sense since you have it complimentary in the room...
The payment has been done with an international bank transfer in USD, so no problem at all.
In conclusion, Esther and her team are definitely trustworthy and I can only recommend them for an unforgettable experience.

Shajida Akthar   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: October 2023 Reviewed: Oct 23, 2023

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

The best Safari tour operator!

From enquiring about the Safari with Estleon, through the booking experience and completing the safari in Masai Mara, everything was seamless and perfect.

I liaised with Esther from Estleon Adventures to book the experience and organise airport pickups and flights/camp and she was the most helpful person for booking in my first ever safari.

During booking, we had to wire transfer the cost of the safari which I was a bit reluctant about but Esther reassured me that’s how we make payments to Kenya and confirmed everything on her end.

Once we arrived in Kenya, we had airport trips organised by Estleon, they also confirmed Halal food for us at the Entim Mara Luxury camp we were going to stay at. On arrival, we had Entim camp representative and game driver Joseph greet us and take us to our stunning camp location.

The staff at Entim camp were incredible and always at hand to help us with any enquiries and our every request (John, Shon, Angie and Joffrey were our main hosts at the camp and we felt so sad saying goodbye to them). The Entim Mara camp had us eating 3 course meals every meal (which were all pieces of art!), wifi in the lobby and guided walks back to our tent at night time (because it’s a non fenced camp). Living in the wild was an unreal experience of serenity and just peace and disconnect from the world. The tent itself is huge and has a modern aesthetic and bathroom with equipped fans and furniture.

Fortunately all our game drives, sundowners, village visits with Joseph were private so it felt like we had an exclusive experience tailored to our every need. Joseph went above and beyond in every way throughout our safari experience and had us feeling so safe when up close to Lions and other big 5. In the Mara we saw so many wild animals and all of the big 5 except Rhinos!

I would recommend this experience and booking through Estleon Adventures to everyone because it was truly life changing and surreal!

Shenette Alexander   –  
United States US
Visited: October 2023 Reviewed: Oct 17, 2023

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

Extremely friendly and helpful

We had the most incredible experience with Issac at Estleon Adventures! From the moment I booked my safari to the day I returned home, they exceeded all my expectations.

The accommodations were nothing short of luxurious, with comfortable lodges that allowed us to immerse ourselves in the heart of the African wilderness while still enjoying modern comforts. The food was outstanding, showcasing delicious local cuisine, and the staff's hospitality was unmatched.

The highlight, of course, was the safari itself. Issac went above and beyond to ensure we had the best possible sightings of Africa's iconic animals (including the Big 5!!)

I can't recommend Estleon Adventures enough. If you're looking for a life-changing safari experience this is the company to choose. My safari with them was a dream come true, and I can't wait to book another with them in the future!

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