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Laasma   –  
Latvia LV
Visited: December 2019 Reviewed: Jan 12, 2020

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

Naivasha, Hells gate, Longonot, Maasai mara, Nakuru, mountain Kenya

I found Maasai Mara Train company here in safaribookings and choosed, because Wilson comunnication I liked the best. We agreed on everything through whatsapp and e-mail. He listened my 'special needs' and thousand questions with very big patience and gave detailed answers. Wilson is flexibe in every way.
At the end me and my husband had private tour designed specially for us. At first we met Wilson and his brother Peter. Peter stayed with us as a driver and helped in every question. He was also great mate for conversations, and learned lot to us about Kenya. We went together to Naivasha lake, stayed there 3 nights in our tent, took a bike ride in Hells gate park, hiked mounyain Longolot. Then we said goodbye to Peter and joined some group to have not so expensive 3 day tour to Maasai Mara and Nakuru, and then we met Joseph - Wilsons cousin who was our guide to mountain Kenya and we had a lot of interesting conversations about politics, history, business and comparing our countries. Wilson also bought for us train tickets to and from Mombasa -Nairobi and everything went smooth.
We were happy that we chosed Wilsons company, everything was as planned, and something even changed as we wanted on the way. If we will go to Kenya with our children when they will be bigger some day, we will definetely contact Wilson and his family!
Many, many thanks for great experience Wilson, Peter and Joseph!

Laasma and Gatis from Latvia

Silvano   –  
Switzerland CH
Visited: December 2019 Reviewed: Dec 18, 2019

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

Flexible, communicative and reliable organisation and a good tour

It was pretty good in all ways.

But one member of our group needed to go to the airport after the tour and not mentioning an extra fee, did the driver expect one of another KSH 1000.- after delievering her there.
Honest as i am is this a general phenomena in Kenia, which i really recommend everybody there to change immediately. It makes people just feeling tricked. And tricked people will usually not come back again. In whatever kind of case.
I told it to the driver (who otherwise made a great job) and Mr. Wilson already. I hope they will change that in the future. Being even there that communicative as they have been in any other case.
Otherwise, great job!

Well back to my experience, the safari was good, the accommodation at Lenchada was okay and for my part was everything done as promised.
I can and really will recommend Masai Mara Train.

Mukesh   –  
Congo (DRC) CD
Visited: December 2019 Reviewed: Dec 13, 2019

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

Excellent job.

We hv enjoyed in Massai Mara with joy. A great experience with our life. Operator's work is excellent and appreciated in all field incl accomodations, food and traveling.

Axel   –  
Comoros KM
Visited: November 2019 Reviewed: Nov 28, 2019

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

Perfection and disponibility

Travelling with Wilson compagny is really easy. He is disponible on Whatsapp, arranging, and listenning about your wishes. He made it perfectly even if the program i choose was not conventional. Mostly, he is really concerned and want to accompagne you as much as possible. Was very friendly, always on time.

Moreover, his prices are really competitive. You can pay him a deposit via bank account, Wester Union... and pay the balance on the beginning of your trip

He and his team are perfects organizer. And the tour (Amboseli, Hell's Gate, Nakuru, Mount Kenya) was most perfect than expected ! Unforgettable.

I can only recommend to travel with Maasai Mara Train, who is a family compagny that will integrate you.

Special thanks to Wilson and Peter his brother.

Sebastian   –  
Germany DE
Visited: October 2019 Reviewed: Oct 25, 2019

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

Wonderful last munite safri

Booking the tour with Mr. Wilson was very uncomplicated and mostly done via WhatsApp. He responded very quickly and was clear about the trip details. There were only 9 days between the first contact and the start of the safari in Nairobi. Due to the short time, Mr. Wilson did not require a deposit. At first I had reservations about going on a tour only negotiated via WhatApp, but a can honestly say, the tour has exeeded my expectations.
We booked a 6 day tour to Masai Mara - Lake Nakuro - Amboseli and Mr. Wilson created a tour according to our idears and provided us a driver/guide for making our safari a memorable experience. Special thanks to Mr. Peter Mwangi Mwinga. He was very friendly, always on time and tried to fulfil all our wishes.
I can definitely recommend Maasai Mara Train.

Priodarshi   –  
India IN
Visited: September 2019 Reviewed: Oct 8, 2019

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

Exceeded expectations

Mr Wilson from day one has been communicating frequently and clearly about our trip details and itinerary and answered all my pre-trip queries in a timely manner. Me and my wife opted for a 8 day safari package to Mara - Lake Naivasha - Lake Nakuru - Amboseli. Mr Wilson provided us options to choose our hotels and customise our trip and itinerary as needed. As agreed, he was their waiting for us upon our arrival to Nairobi and took us to the hotel that i had booked on our first day.

But the best part of our trip was the guide provided to us. I would specially like to thank Mr Francis, our guide for making our safari a truly memorable one. He was very courteous, listened to all our requests and never seemed pushy like some guides usually are. More so he had very good knowledge about animals, their behaviour, characteristics and a a great trained eye to spot animals in the far distance! I would highly recommend Mr Francis as a guide to all who are reading this review and want to choose Maasai Mara Train.

Suggestions for improvement -

1. Please don't suggest TAPHE guest house at Lake Naivasha for future travellers

2. Walk with animals at Lake Naivasha should be done at Crescent Island which was not offered to us. There is no walk with animals at Crater Island. I don't recommend this to future tourists

General Tip - You can avoid the (optional) boat ride at Lake Naivasha for 20 $ per head. Not worth the time and money.

James   –  
United States US
Visited: August 2019 Reviewed: Aug 13, 2019

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

A marvelous adventure!

Excellent facilitation overall by Maasai Mara Train Safaris. I'd seen the Big 5 in a day- that most visitors did not. Thanks to driver Sammy who is very experienced in the area- from Nairobi to vast game reserve of the Maasai Mara region. He was able to dodge traffic jams in the highway and get a good vantage point to see the animals in the Reserve. On our way to and in the area, Maasai Mara Train Safaris personnel calls to check my whereabouts, explained my onward journey, and answered my questions. The driver ensured we had food and water for the day, was able to keep time within limits, and was also able identify and talk about a few important characteristics of the animals which was all I need. And given that I was on a low budget (I paid the lowest fees compared to my fellow visitors on the same journey), it was truly the best value for my money.

Some areas I could recommend- is to maintain a First Aid Kit in the vehicle for common motion problems. The driver must also know how to administer basic first aid procedures and AR. Additionally, it will make the travel more interesting if the driver could be better organized to tell significant stories about the places being travelled and visited- although this might to too much to expect from them, considering their role in the journey, and that it may require time and training resources to get them to that level.

Overall, it was an exciting adventure in the Kenyan Maasai Mara outback. Thanks to MAASAI MARA TRAIN SAFARIS. You deserve a big 5-star!

Yang   –  
China CN
Visited: July 2019 Reviewed: Jul 22, 2019

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

Most unforgettable part about Africa

The Masai Mara Trip with Mr Wilson is certainly my favorite part about Africa! The guide and the local driver had rich experience in Safari and thanks to them we managed to see almost all wild animals that we expected to see. Will definitely recommend it to everyone.

Zhou   –  
China CN
Visited: July 2019 Reviewed: Jul 22, 2019

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

The best experience during the whole trip

The attitudes of the guide,the cook and the driver are really good.

AHMED   –  
Pakistan PK
Visited: June 2019 Reviewed: Jul 5, 2019

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

Mr Wilson Wamugunda: an amazing guide

I just finished my amazing SAFARI trip to Maasamarai whit the help of Mr Wilson. No doubt it was an incredible experience for me and with the help of my guide i was able to enjoy every bit of moment not only in Maasamaria but also in Kenya.....Due to commendable cooperation of my guide, surely in future I will again intend to take other trip to Kenya and that too not without the guidance of Mr Wilson

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