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Jacky Judas   –  
United Arab Emirates AE
Visited: December 2017 Reviewed: Jul 7, 2018

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

An amazing and memorable birding trip with Joseph Mwangi, a passionate and excellent safari guide

Everything was perfect! My only regret is that it was too short, due to my lack of time. Joseph organized and customized the trip perfectly, on very short notice. Excellent organisation! Accommodations were always comfortable, with good food, and well located to access to close-by birding sites. Joseph is a tireless and prudent driver in a good and comfortable car. He is very knowledgeable about the wildlife fauna of Kenya, knows very well species locations and how to identify them (visually but also very much on their calls and songs). He can tell you on species status, distribution, ecology... Moreover, Joseph is adaptable, patient and a pleasant trip companion. We saw plenty of species, more than my expectations in very good conditions, allowing to take back amazing picturial souvenirs. Really hope to have chance to come back on a longer trip and will definetely call Joseph. I warmly recommend his services.

Chuck Estes   –  
United States US
Visited: September 2017 Reviewed: Oct 11, 2017

Email Chuck Estes  |  65+ years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Go With The Best

Nature’s Wonderland Safaris made the 10 days spent in Tanzania one of the best trips I have experienced. I wanted a birding and wildlife tour and Joseph Mwangi exceeded my expectations. The mammals in Tanzania were the prime objective but as a birder I also wanted to be able to ID birds we would see. We were overwhelmed by the wildlife that Joseph and Samuel, our driver, were able to find. The leopards and cheetahs that they found were the high points. Joseph excels in finding birds through hearing and picking them out in impossible spots. He was very helpful in not just IDing the birds but helping you focus in on the distinctive features to aid you in making the ID. The itinerary developed by Joseph was perfect and all the lodgings were extremely comfortable and had great food. Joseph has a very easy going personality with a wonderful sense of humor. He has a quiet competent sense about him that allows you to relax and take in all the wonder of Africa. Joseph’s ability to ID both birds and mammals made a huge difference in the quality of the trip. Tailoring a safaris to your needs is so important and Joseph can be trusted to deliver. I highly recommend Joseph and Nature’s Wonderland Safaris to anyone planning a birding or wildlife safaris to Tanzania or Kenya.

Patrick Finch   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: January 2011 Reviewed: Mar 28, 2017

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

Five amazing days of safari

My wife and I booked a five day safari with Joseph and saw 275 species of birds and plenty of mammals including the "big five". Everything was well organised and I would not hesitate to recommend the company to others. I have met Joseph on three occasions since, twice at the Birdfair and once in Arabuko Sokoke forest when we were being guided by Albert Baya - both these guides are great people aswell as being great guides.
Joseph - are you still using the binoculars I gave you?

Hector A.   –  
United States US
Visited: August 2016 Reviewed: Feb 20, 2017

Email Hector A.  |  35-50 years of age  |  Experience level: over 5 safaris

Top Safari Operator!!! A+++++++++++ Joseph Mwangi is an Excellent Safari Guide

I visited four different game reserves in Kenya with Joseph Mwangi of Nature Wonderland Safaris in August of 2016. Joseph knowledge of the parks and its fauna was amazing. He knew exactly where to go for me to get the best photo opportunities. I spend 10 days trekking the great parks of Kenya and all 10 days where amazing. I'm going back to Kenya and will select Joseph's tour company again. I highly recommend his services. He is an outstanding gentleman with excellent knowledge of the Kenyan National Parks and Game Reserves.

Sheila   –  
Canada CA
Visited: October 2014 Reviewed: Apr 16, 2015

65+ years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Joseph Mwangi's well-planned, well-organized, well-executed, fun, flexible, highlight-filled safari.

Our safari experience with Nature's Wonderland Tours was First Class! Joseph Mwangi's knowledge of Kenya is outstanding. He is an excellent guide - he sees, and identifies, birds and animals where no one else does! He has a warm personality, and a very good sense of humour. We were very impressed with the comfortable safari truck, the excellent driver (John) the accommodations, and above all the well-thought-out itinerary. Joseph made sure that we saw what we had come to Kenya to see, and plenty more as well!! We highly recommend Joseph Mwangi and his company, Nature's Wonderland Safaris.

Sheila   –  
Canada CA
Visited: October 2014 Reviewed: Oct 23, 2014

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

Nature's Wonderland Safaris is an excellent safari company - it will meet your expectations, and mor

Our safari with Nature's Wonderland Safaris was, right from the beginning, full of adventure and surprises - all of which were outstanding. The safari was well-organized, and well-designed for our needs. It ran very smoothly. Joseph Mwangi, our Excellent Guide and Excellent Birder, sent us an itinerary outlining what we should expect to see, and where we would be staying. We travelled to a number of different areas of Kenya, all of which proved to be good wildlife viewing sites. The food and accommodations were very good, the leadership and expertise of our guide, Joseph, and our driver, John, were excellent. I highly recommend taking a safari with Nature's Wonderland Safaris.

Doug   –  
Canada CA
Visited: October 2014 Reviewed: Oct 19, 2014

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

A very well organized and enjoyable introduction to Kenya

My wife and I, along with 2 other couples traveled with Joseph Mwangi and his driver, John for 15 days in October.
Every part of the trip was well organized and enjoyable. Joseph is a very knowledgeable birder and he took us to the right places to see as much as possible. We all had fun and identified over 400 species of birds, not to mention the mammals The trip more than satisfied all levels of birders and naturalists in our group. These 2 men made every part of the trip exceptional. The vehicle, the accommodations and the route that Joseph planned were all great.
We would recommend Nature's Wonderland to any serious birder or naturalist.

Betty and Ken   –  
Canada CA
Visited: October 2014 Reviewed: Oct 18, 2014

Email Betty and Ken  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

An absolutely excellent experience from initial planning to the superb Birding Safari

When Nature's Wonderland creates a Safaris it is not just selling a packaged safari. Joseph Mwangi,President is very sensitive to the clients he will serve. Correspondence prior to any Safaris take in the total desires for the Safari. Although Safaris may look the same,NATURES WONDERLAND Makes sure that the actual tour is unique and tailored to the clients.
We have never had such prompt response to questions and/or suggestions for additions or changes to the itinerary. We were listened to and had a positive relationship prior to meeting.
Our Safari delivered far beyond our expectations. We listed over 400 new species of birds. We were able to visit specific habitats of seldom seen species and to ensure our spotting of these species Joseph engaged local birders who knew the exact location of the species. This expedited our spotting, while keeping us on schedule. Never once did we fail to find the bird.
At our groups request to include not only intense birding but also the animals of Kenya, cultural experiences and an encounter with school children each was provided again beyond our expectations.
Accommodations were more than first class, a variety giving a taste of the different areas.
Joseph and his driver, John, were very professional and also very personable sharing information, friendly and fun. When the Safari concluded we left overwhelmed at such a birding and nature experience. We will continue to be in contact with Nature's Wonderland Safaris.
Any further opportunities we have for Africa Birding will be with Nature's Wonderland Safaris
Thank You, Joseph for giving our group the experience of a lifetime.

Regina McNulty   –  
United States US
Visited: December 2013 Reviewed: Feb 24, 2014

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

Amazing birding & wildlife safari in Tanzania with Nature's Wonderland Safaris, highly recommended!

We were looking for something a little different from the average safari as my husband and I are birders. Of course we wanted to see the Big 5 but we didn't want to miss the many birds that we knew called Tanzania home. I heard some great things about Nature's Wonderland Safaris out of Nairobi running some specialized birding trips. I contacted them and immediately had a good feeling that they understood the kind of trip we were looking for. We settled on a private 12 day birding safari starting in Nairobi and taking in the major parks on the Northern Circuit in Tanzania. I communicated with our guide Joseph from the start of the planning process and he did an amazing job of taking all my requests and turning them into reality. As many people are, we were worried about wiring a large amount of money to a tour company in Africa. Our fears were groundless as we were informed as soon as our funds reached Nature's Wonderland's account. Communication throughout the planning process was excellent and they never seemed to tire of answering my considerable list of questions! We were met at the Nairobi airport by Joseph and warmly welcomed. Then we were whisked to our hotel, the Stanley, as Joseph reviewed our plans for the next day. In addition to birding we also wanted to make the most of our full day in Nairobi and do some shopping, visit the elepahnt orpahnage as we had adopted an orphan elephant and see Karen Blixen's House. All these were arranged and Joseph even managed to get us a sizeable list of Kenyan birds! We had decided to take the shuttle bus to Tanzania not just to save money but to see some of the countryside. Joseph delivered us to the bus, secured our luggage and made sure we had the best seats. He sheparded us through the border crossings and made sure we had the proper forms before we got to the windows. A big plus as other tourists ended up at the back of the line when they didn't have the forms filled out. On entering Tanzania we began the safari in earnest. Each park offered something different. We visited Arusha, Tarangire, Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti and Lake Manyara. We saw a wealth of wildlife and over 300 new birds. Joseph made sure we didn't miss a thing even taking time at the end of long days in the vehicle to bird the lodge grounds with us. Not only could he spot all the birds and wildlife but he knew all the bird calls by heart and patiently combed through an area where he heard a call and then made sure we both got on the bird. He took us on an amazing hike in the Crater Highlands that afforded us some rare birds we would never have seen from the Land Cruiser. All the lodging was wonderful. The Sopa lodges were amazing and our stay at Whistling Thorn Camp in Tarangire was an experience we will always remember. Joseph even took the time to find and make reservations at a place I had read about in Arusha called Shanga Shangaa which has disabled Tanzanians making crafts and has a restuarant. This was an inspiring place and we loved our lunch in the thatched hut here. We had an amazing time and the whole trip went flawlessly. Joseph and Nature's Wonderland Safaris went out of their way to ensure we had the trip of a lifetime. They exceeded our expectations and we cannot recommend them highly enough!

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