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Email Mikael Fogelholm | 50-65 years of age | Experience level: 2-5 safaris
Well-planned safari, pleasant communications.
Meru National Park
Highly recommended! The park is not too large, and the good spots are nicely concentrated. We saw rhinos, elephants, and lions from a very short distance. Many giraffes, zebras, antelopes, hippos, waterbucks, and lots of interesting and colourful birds. The park has multiple streams (called rivers) which are both beautiful (with all trees) and attractive for many species.
The general plan of safari
The plan was quite typical for a 2-night safari, but it worked well. Maybe the duration to drive from Chuka to the national park was too optimistic in the plan, and in the end of the first day we had only 1 h time in the park. Dan was already turning to the lodge (without going to the park), but we insisted on having at least a short visit, since this was in the original plan. And it was a good 1-h, since we saw, e.g., four lionesses (of course without knowing that on Sunday we would have even better view on both male and female lions).
Our second day consisted of a continuous, 8-h game drive, including a 1-d lunch break at a camping site inside the park (and with a swimming pool which we of course used for a short dip). Afterwards we thought the continuous drive was not such a good idea, particularly since the day was really hot. It would have been better to have a 4-h drive between 7 and 11 AM, then lunch at the lodge and another 2-h drive from about 4 to 6 PM. We will be wiser next time.
We had a polite and friendly driver, who was knowledgeable of many animals and trees. He was flexible and open to our suggestions. Maybe the only very minor problem was that he was not an expert in Meru National Park. However, he was brave and smart enough to admit this and hence he invited a local ranger to join us. The end results for really good.
The Ikweta lodge
Two years ago, in our safari in Tsavo East, we stayed overnight in a lodge that had a drinking place for animals just in front of the camp. It was wonderful to see many animals even during the dark. This was something we missed this time in the Ikweta lodge which is located a couple of kilometers outside the camp. But we missed nothing else.
The lodge is simply wonderful. Tents are cozy and the interior designer has done a great job. The restaurant is great with really good, albeit not very innovative Mediterranean-like food. Good alternatives for vegetarians and non-meat eaters. There are many, many cats within the camp and restaurant area. We like cats and were even happy to have Mia (one of the cats) in our laps. However, maybe some guests are less happy with the cats.
Email Lutz Family | 65+ years of age | Experience level: first safari
Very well organized and interesting private safari tours in different National Parks with family.
We did the first 4days private safari together with our son and his wife to Tsavo East, Thaita Hills Wildlife Sanctuary and Tsavo West. We startet from Diani Beach and ended our safari in Nairobi according to our special wish. The Lodges chosen by KingTomondo Safaris were all excellent. Said, our driver knew the places where to spot the wild living animals very well and so we had a very interesting trip. The car was comfortable and Said had always enough water on board. We can recommend KingTomondo for a Safari to this NPs of Kenya.
From Nairobi, my husband and I startet for a second 3days safari to Masai Mara organized by KingTomondo with Said as driver. It was obvious that KingTomondo is located in Mombasa. We had the impression that Said knew this NP less well than the 3 in East Kenia. The travel differed from the one described in the offered program. We departed from Nairobi at 11am (in the program was offered a departure short after lunch) and were already back to Nairobi at 2pm in the afternoon of the 3rd day, because we had to leave the NP before 8am instead as planed after lunch. The problem Said encountered with the park organization and the 3 stops for tire change were a little disappointing. But Said did his best to save the situation. And so finally we also enjoyed this second safari. We can recommend KingTomondo Safaris to everyone who wants to see the Kenya NPs and enjoy the variety of landscapes of Kenya.
Email Margot | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Amazing experience, very good organisation
Thank you very much for this experience, the communication with organizers by mail was ok, most important our driver Bashir was very friendly and attentive, he answers every one of our questions and helped a lot to find animal in the parks.
Everything went well, as we expected, we recommand this tour!
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