KingTomondo Safaris Kenya
- Office In:
- 1-5 employees (Founded in 2018)
- Tour Types:
- Custom mid-range & luxury tours that can start every day
- Price Range:
- $125 to $800 ppper person per day (USD, excl. int'l flights)
Email Beate | 50-65 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Couldn't be better!
As this was my first safari, and my first visit to Kenya, I was a little nervous as to whether everything would work out as smoothly as our tour operator promised. I can only say that my expectations were exceeded by far, everything was taken care of with such diligence that I felt absolutely safe at any point in time. I visited, together with my husband, Tsavo East and West and got to see all there is including a cheetah devouring an antilope during a night safari. This will certainly not have been my last safari with King Tomondo
Email Bela | 35-50 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Unforgettable safari in Amboseli and Tsavo East with Said
We started our trip in Nairobi, stopped at Amboseli and Tsavo East on the way to Diani Beach. Our driver Said was a friendly and experienced driver who shared lots of information about the wildlife. The lodges were high quality with tasty food. We have seen the big-five except the leopard. We have seen from 100m that a group of Lion kill a buffalo. Said was always communicating with other safari drivers on the CB radio during the game driver so we could quickly drive to a place where something interesting was going on. We would book other safaris with KingTomondo and Said without hesitation as they gave us an unforgettable experience.
Email Divine and Jan | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Well-organized, exciting, and fascinating tour of Tsavo East and West
Our driver Said picked us up precisely at the agreed time and location. From then on, everything else went just as smoothly. He speaks Swahili and English very well and also a bit of German and is happy to explain everything about the park, animals, and also the Mombasa area in general. He also explains where and when you are heading next at every stop, which makes it easy to follow the tours organization throughout.
During our three days, we saw the Big 5 and then some: lots of elephants and giraffes, buffalo, gazelles, lions, a leopard, cheetahs, hippos, a rhino, and many more. Over night we stayed at Sentrim lodge and Man Eaters lodge, both of which had very comfortable tents/houses and great food (especially the former). We eat vegan and were impressed with the quality of the vegan options. For everyone else, there were also multiple meat-based options.
We feel that the price was reasonable (470 euros per person for a private van) and also had a comforting experience with the payment (bank transfer, 20% deposit up front, the rest on the first day of the safari). During the tour, money is basically not an issue as everything has been handled before your arrival and you only need to pay for extra drinks.
We would absolutely recommend KingTomondo and our driver Said to everyone looking to book a safari.
Email Kristina | 50-65 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Email Guido Fierlbeck | 50-65 years of age | Experience level: 2-5 safaris
Great experience and reliable operator - will choose King Tomondo again
This is the second time we went to Kenya and again we included a safari, this time a short 3 day tour of two parks. We wanted to start at Voi (a small town on the railroad from Nairobi to Mombasa) which was not a problem. Our driver Said who was to take us from there in the early morning even came to see us the evening before and ask about our well-being and wishes. We went to Tsavo East and to Ziwani - drives were always pleasant, we saw lots of animals from short distance and took innumerable pictures ... and the lodges King Tomondo had proposed were just great (Manyatta Camp and Voyager Ziwani Tented Camp, just wonderful, also the restaurant).
King Tomondo did not only take care of the safari itself, but also booked taxis (with good drivers) for us in Nairobi (from airport to station and back) and in Voi (from station to our hotel) - everything worked perfectly smoothly. We never had the feeling that anything could go wrong. We highly recommend and hope to book with them again on our next stay in Kenya.
Email Miriam | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Excellent Safari from beginning to end!
We booked a Safari for 6 days through Tsavo East, Tsavo West, Amboseli and Taita Hills. The communication with Lisa and Niklas was great, they responded quickly and were really friendly. The lodges were all individual, well chosen and with unique highlights.
We were picked up by our driver and guide Bashir. He was with us the entire time and he made our safari a wonderful experience. He told us so much about the different animals, their behaviours, the different landscapes but also about the nature and Kenyan culture. We felt comfortable and safe with him from the very first moment. He was really attentive, always making sure that we were fine and comfortable and we had lots of fun with him. We noticed that he took a lot of thoughts into every game drive we took with him. Every day was planned and organized in the best way!
All in all we can say, that the ratio of price and performance was excellent. Last but not least, we thank Bashir and the team of King Tomondo for the last days we spent with them. It was simply amazing!
Email Tarik Cicic | 50-65 years of age | Experience level: 2-5 safaris
Professional, reliable, welcoming and friendly
At first, I was a bit concerned selecting a small operator like KingTomondo to organize our “once in a lifetime” 8-day Kenya safari. I learned about them only through the internet, and it seemed like so much could go wrong. But what a great choice I made! We really had a trip of a lifetime.
Communication with Lisa and Nick went smooth, never waiting long for an answer to my many questions on e-mail and WhatsApp. Lisa helped us selecting excellent lodges in Masai Mara, Lake Nakuru, Amboseli, and Tsavo West and East. Payments went smoothly.
On the trip, we got two guides, Said, with ~30 years in business, who was the most considerate and safe driver, smile always on his face, occasionally taking photos “of an exceptionally beautiful” zebra or acacia tree by his cellphone, and Ali, spotting animals for us, identifying species and explaining behaviors. Ali could get M.Sc. in East African wildlife at the spot. Waiting for an hour for an animal to move to get a better photo was never a problem for our guides, neither was to stop for 100th time for me to take another photo. We dined with our guides a couple of times. The big five were seen in 3 days, including a leopard devouring a fresh kill in the tree.
We upgraded to a jeep (i.e., Toyota Land Cruiser, which appears to be the standard in Kenya safaris), which was in good technical condition with excellent tires that do not puncture easily. If you think this is not so important, do check other reviews for experiences of people puncturing in the bush.
KingTomondo has a competitive pricing compared to other operators I contacted. This is _not_ because they are cutting corners. The company is all Kenyan, and I believe just has lower overheads and marketing budget.
I hope to make another Kenya safari in a year or two, and I know which operator I will choose.
Email Stephen C. | 35-50 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Helpful from beginning to end
My mother and I had a one-week safari with a wonderful guide, Daniel. The accommodation selections were great, and Daniel was a skilled driver who always made sure my mother and I were comfortable and safe.
Well recommended, and great value for money.
Email Åsa Dry Larsson | 35-50 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Very helpful, nice and flexible! Saidi was the best guide imaginable!
We are more than happy with the safari tour!
With over 25 years experience as a safari guide Saidi Knows every spot, every animal and their behavior.
It was a experience of a life time.
We learned so much from Saidi. He knows the National parks like his back yard. Every path. He knows exactly where to find the different animals. And we saw so many.
Saidi shows so much respect for the nature, the wilderness, the importance of every animal and biodiversity.
We couldnt be happier about this safari. And King Tomondo was very nice :)
Email Monica Neesgaard | 50-65 years of age | Experience level: 2-5 safaris
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