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Piotr   –  
Poland PL
Visited: December 2022 Reviewed: Jan 16, 2023

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

If you want to see the whole BIG 9 then only with Apodiformes

We were on safari with Apodiformes beginning from Nakuru and Masai Mara in Kenya, then Serengeti, Ngorongoro and Tsvangirai in Tansania and then Amboseli in Kenya. We can only advise doing safari, specially require Tom if you want to animals from close distance. You will have to wake up early but morning is the best to spot the animals. We had excellent communication with Silas (the owner), quick and proper. We have chosen Apodiformes from top 10 companies on and can only recommend. Everything was on time and on schedule, suggested lodges (Serena and Sarova) were totally ok, good food and comfortable accomodation.

Philip   –  
Denmark DK
Visited: November 2022 Reviewed: Jan 3, 2023

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

Very accommodating operator that made it a truly magical experience

First and foremost, finding the right tour operator was overwhelming until my partner and I came across Apidoformes. Silas was very responsive and helpful in selecting the right package making sure we would get the best value and experience. Although our safari started the morning after we landed in Nairobi, Silas picked us up from the airport and dropped as off at our hotel. We chose a 3 night private safari package at a luxury resort (Sarova Game Camp) inside the Masai Mara park.

The next morning, one of the friendliest persons I’ve met was awaiting us for our safari, Tom. Our safari wouldn’t have been the same without Tom. He made us feel safe, made sure we had the best time and that our wishes came through the. And we were lucky, we saw the big 5 practically every day, thanks to Tom.

I highly recommend taking a private tour like we did because this way you get the most flexibility and you can really get most out of your safari. Sunrise and sunset game drives were truly magical. And on our last day we saw a rhino up close, the cherry on top of the cake.

The resort and the rooms were beautiful. It was clean, and both adventurous and luxurious. The resort staff had the most welcoming smiles and knew our names after the first meal. It felt like we have been staying there for weeks but in reality only a couple days. The restaurant buffet was outstanding (big compliments to the kitchen!).

Three nights was sufficient for us but we could have easily added another three. I can only recommend Apodiformes and big Tom!

Yasmine Arida, Joseph Watters   –  
United Arab Emirates AE
Visited: December 2022 Reviewed: Dec 10, 2022

Email Yasmine Arida, Joseph Watters  |  20-35 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari


Our experience with our tour guide Nelson was amazing from start to finish. Once in a lifetime experience, highly recommended from two experienced world travelers.
Nelson was very knowledgeable and friendly and kept his professionalism throughout our trip. We have been to Kenya twice before and this was by far the best trip. Nelson went above and beyond to ensure was amazing and memorable.

Ula   –  
Poland PL
Visited: October 2022 Reviewed: Nov 26, 2022

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

Quick, flexible, trusted operator! We had a great trip :)

We went on a safari (Masai Mara, Nakuru, Amboseli) & for 3 days to the beach at the end of October 2022. Silas from Apodiformes Adventures was very communicative, prepared for us 2 alternative offers and followed up before our trip with questions regarding our arrival.
Our guide & driver was Loi and he was great! He was driving safely, shared with us many facts regarding animals, he was great at spotting the animals (when driving he told us there is a rhino in the bushes and we needed to stop & use binoculars to see it

Russell   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: October 2022 Reviewed: Nov 10, 2022

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

Very helpful really go's the extra mile

Above and beyond our expectations

We have just come back from a safari trip with apodiformes and I have to say Silas (the owner) couldn't do enough for us

We where let down last minute by somebody else so I had to scramble around to organise this trip so I was messaging Silas all times of the day, evenings, weekend and he always came straight back to me with help and advice

He came to the airport to pick us up at about 11pm so we didn't get ripped off by a taxi then picked us up at 6am the next day so we could start the safari

At the end of the safari we got a train to mombasa.we had two bottles of expensive whisky with us (bought in duty free)which we didn't know isn't allowed on the the driver took them to Nairobi gave them to Silas who stored them for a week then drove to the airport to meet us

I mean this guy REALLY go's the extra mile

Oh and the safari everything we could have hoped for got to see the big five

Abhishek   –  
United Arab Emirates AE
Visited: November 2022 Reviewed: Nov 9, 2022

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

Super helpful, flexible and willing to make changes.

Silas was very helpful from the start and made planning the trip very easy. I was on a solo trip and had some specific requirements but he was very accommodating of my itinerary.

The safari itself was an almost transformative experience! All the guides and drivers were amazing and go out of their way to help you have the best experience. The stay in the all the hotels was really good too. Special mention for the Lake Naivasha Sopa lodge.

All things considered, it was a wonderful experience and will definitely recommend Silas and Apodiformes to everyone.

Ant and Kang   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: November 2022 Reviewed: Nov 7, 2022

Email Ant and Kang  |  35-50 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Great guide, we had a wonderful trip

We saw a lot of great things, despite November not being the best month for activity. Our guide was great, he had a really good eye for finding things we didn't spot until we were right onto of them, and he got us out of the way well in time when we met a grumpy elephant who charged at us! We had a great experience :) I think we got good value for money.

The Masia Mara camp was very quaint. Really good food, a bit basic accomodation but had everything we needed and was reasonably comfortable. The Amboseli lodge was more fancy and comfortable, but at the expense of the quaint feel we had in the camp with the Massia

Tim and Trish   –  
Canada CA
Visited: October 2022 Reviewed: Nov 4, 2022

Email Tim and Trish  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

Silas was very attentive and accommodating and went beyond expectations to help before our safari.

Silas was great. He answered my texts promptly while planning our safari and accommodated a change in the itinerary. Not only did he pick us up late at night at the airport, but took us around the next day to get a few things we needed for our trip, including a bird book. Plus, he took us to the Giraffe Centre. Once on safari, our guide Freddy worked hard to find all the animals we wanted to see. We saw the big 5 within two days, plus the Ugly Five and many, many more. Well above our expectations. Kevin, his trainee, had a good eye for birds as well and was very personable. We are birders and were hoping to see 50 different species. Freddy increased that goal to 100 and we ended up recording 104, plus many more not identified. We stayed 2 nights at Masai Mara, 2 nights at Lake Nakuru, and 2 nights in Amboseli. The Sopa Lodges were very good as was the food. The whole experience was amazing! It helped that Freddy and Kevin were enthusiastic about providing a great time for us. Our safari was great value for the price, very reasonable. We hope to return someday with family and will use Apodiformes Adventures again.

Natasa and Vlad   –  
United States US
Visited: October 2022 Reviewed: Oct 22, 2022

Email Natasa and Vlad  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari


We celebrated our 30th anniversary on the best possible way thanks to Apodiformes, Silas and our guide Loi. Can't stop talking about the hospitality, attention to details, adapting the trip to our wishes and needs. Constant communication for over a month with Silas produced the perfect trip. We didn't know what to expect except the places we wanted to visit, Kenya and Tanzania. Silas did it all, the accommodations were superb. The knowledge and attention we received from Loi was very high and professional but we ended up with a feeling as we knew each other forever.
We highly recommend Apodiformes to everybody looking for a carefree trip and unforgettable moments. Silas set the bar high for every other trip in the future.
Thank you guys
Natasa & Vlad

Zeljko and Melita Puharic   –  
Croatia HR
Visited: October 2022 Reviewed: Oct 17, 2022

Email Zeljko and Melita Puharic  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Lifetime memories thanks to Apodiformes Adventures

From the very first WhatsApp contact we had until we personally met at the Nairobi airport Silas was always very professional, efficient, flexible and friendly.
Silas had organized a fantastic private safari tour from Masai Mara across Amboseli till Tsavo East and West. This tour included accommodations in three different and beautiful camps/lodges and it included unforgettable meetings with locals and also delicious local food.
Our guide Isaiah found the best safari routs to the animals so we could see their activities. 7 unforgettable and magical days have been like a magnificent dream.
We are very grateful to the Apodiformes Adventures for this memorable trip and for the feeling of complete safety we had with them. We can give our full recommendations to everyone looking for a good ratio in between investment and a profit.
Thank you again and we hope to see you again!

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