Morning Star Tours & Travel
- Office In:
- 20-50 employees (Founded in 2018)
- Tour Types:
- Custom mid-range & luxury tours that can start every day
- Price Range:
- $134 to $806 ppper person per day (USD, excl. int'l flights)
Average User Rating
I booked the four day three night safari and stayed first at the Masai Mara Sopa Losge and then the Zebra Plains camp. Both camps were wonderful. Willie was my guesses and everything was perfect. He picked me up on time at the hotel in Nairobi and began the journey. The roads were rough and Willie was an excellent driver. I mostly saw small animals at the Sopa lodge but it was quite spectacular. The next morning Willie drove to the Zebra Plains camp, again the roads were very rough but Willie got me there safely. Willie was an excellent guide and driver and I saw more animal’s than anticipated. Willie provided valuable insight on the wildlife, parks, and Kenya in general. This was a lifetime experience and I enjoyed it very much. The roads and trails in the park are very rough so be prepared to get bounced around but Willie did the best to make it comfortable as possible. Definitely recommend Morning Star for a safari an a experience of a lifetime.
Email Brett | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: first safari
7 day Magical Kenya & Tanzania Safari
We booked the 7 day Magical Kenya & Tanzania Safari with Morning star after researching and contacting a lot of different tour companies (about 20). I chose this tour as it covered the main areas of Kenya & Tanzania I wanted to see, and the price point for the level of the accommodation provided was better than most other tours I enquired about.
I had Issues with my Visa for Kenya due to their online system and Dennis went above and beyond to help me out and he actually got the visa sorted and sent it to me before Kenya Immigration did.
Of the 4 different places we stayed during this safari we could not fault any of them, great rooms/tents good food and great locations and all had very friendly staff.
Our tour guides were very knowledgeable and were able to get us in some great viewing spots during the safaris. Both guides helped with the boarder crossing between Kenya and Tanzania as it in not always that clear where you need to go.
All in All i cant fault the entire experience and would highly recommend this tour and Morning Star as they were very help full, before, during and after the Safari.
Email Eashaa | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Amazing & Surreal!
Our experience with Morningstar was beyond perfect. From the very beginning, Dennis was super communicative and informative about Kenya, various parks etc. The planning felt very easy and seamless with him. Upon arrival, our tour guide, Alex, also made the experience surreal. Not only did we see the big 5, but so much more! Alex knows all the corridors and is very well connected. I highly recommend these guys, 10/10 and would use them again!!
Email Crystle | 35-50 years of age | Experience level: first safari
A reputable company you can trust! And a blast on Safari.
This was our first safari, and we were skeptical about what tour company to hire. After nearly being scammed by another tour company, we were impressed by the professionalism of Morning Star. It is commonplace to pay for the whole safari up front, so parting with thousands of dollars is not easy. Dennis, who helped us organize the trip, was extremely responsive and helpful in tailoring the safari to our needs. Our guide/driver, Peter, was prompt, professional, and very knowledgeable about the animals. He was also easy-going and got us everywhere we needed to be on time. He was an incredibly skilled and safe driver, which is needed on the bumpy roads, and in the wet, muddy conditions we experienced. The lodging was all impeccable— they have curated quite the experience! We organized the safari for our honeymoon and couldn’t be more pleased with how it turned out! I have highly recommended Morning Star to all my friends and family – book them, you won’t regret it!
Some tips: bring extra cash to tip hotel staff, if visiting Kenya apply for your tourist visa at LEAST a week in advance as it can take multiple business days, and bring your own binoculars in case there aren’t extras!
Email Paru | 50-65 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Email Sarah | 35-50 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Seamless booking process, absolutely wonderful tour and incredible guide! Book now!
Every single part of our safari, from my initial inquiry to the completion of our trip was absolutely wonderful. Dennis made the whole process of scheduling our safari seamless. I sent an inquiry with what I was looking for and within 24 hours I received back a detailed itinerary with cost breakdown. I imagine we could have added, subtracted or changed things, but what Dennis came up with was everything we were hoping to experience and more, so we booked the initial itinerary he sent. Payment was done through an online system and was quite simple as well. Dennis was always very attentive to any questions that I had and kept us updated throughout the process.
I can’t say enough positive things about the safari experience itself. Our guide, James, made sure that we had an amazing time from the moment he picked us up from the hotel. We were celebrating a birthday on day 2 of our safari, and James went above and beyond to make it a special day from sunup to sundown. We did the balloon safari in the morning, and everyone worked together to help keep it a secret from the birthday boy right up until the moment we arrived to take off. That evening, they had arranged a special birthday celebration at the lodge. The entirety of the trip, but especially that day, is something we will certainly never forget. Throughout our safari, James made sure that we saw everything we were hoping to see and more. We were fortunate not only to see the Big 5, the small 5 and the ugly 5, but we got to witness mating lions as well as lions and hyenas enjoying a fresh hunt. He shared so much knowledge about the animals and their habitat and his passion and excitement for it was contagious.
The lodges we stayed at were excellent, and the staff at all of them were extremely kind, helpful and welcoming. We particularly enjoyed the Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge where we encountered many animals just outside our door.
I can’t say enough positive things about Morningstar Safaris. If you are contemplating a safari, do it, you won’t regret it. I highly recommend booking through Morningstar, they not only met but far exceeded any and all of our expectations. James is truly an amazing safari guide and Morningstar is lucky to have him. He made sure that when we left him for the evening, we always did it with smiles on our faces. We have been home for 2 weeks, and still talk about the trip almost daily. Pull the trigger, book the trip and get ready for an adventure of a lifetime.
Dennis and James, thank you so much for this experience.
Sarah & Nelly
Email Alexis | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: 2-5 safaris
We booked with Morning Star for a mother/daughter trip (30y/o -60y/o) to Kenya from Canada for the 11 day Safari/beach combo.
Dennis sent a very thorough, detailed quote of what to expect on our trip including a breakdown of the price. For us, we booked due to the attention to detail in the quote and the affordability compared to others we received. We easily communicated through WhatsApp and he was always quick to respond.
We had Rono as our driver/guide for the safari, we felt safe and well taken care of. He was knowledgeable and answered all our questions. We always had water available.
For us, the trip was exciting and adventurous. It was a lot of driving and moving around to new locations(early mornings), but we were able to see lots of animals because of this! Our hotels were basic, but generally comfortable, always had a hot shower. Staff were friendly and accommodating.
Email Cesare bevilacqua | 50-65 years of age | Experience level: over 5 safaris
Very professional !
Since the beginning everything’s were solve with professionality and experience our tour was a luxury safari that meet all our expectations
Alice from the office and Alex ( best driver in Africa ) on the road they were all time care our needs.
Email Reinhard Kahlke | 65+ years of age | Experience level: 2-5 safaris
First Class Tour Operator
I enjoyed my Wildlife Safari and Beach combo with Morning Star Tours. Dennis was super organized and delivered what the tour description promised. I saw lots of amazing wildlife and had many memorable experiences in the national parks and on the Indian Ocean. Alex, my tour guide and driver, was knowledgeable, personable, a safe driver and always on time. This tour was the highlight of my travels to Kenya. I do not hesitate to recommend Morning Star to others.
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