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Tsavo West and Amboseli Park Safari in Kenya

3 day safari starting in Mombasa visiting Tsavo West National Park and Amboseli National Park, perfect if you are on a beach holiday in Mombasa and wish to include a safari

Operator rating 5/5 from 20 reviews
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1.
Client: VKC - from United Kingdom
Trip: Amboseli, Lake Nakuru & Masai Mara Safari
Rating: rating 5/5
Comment: I had the most amazing safari from beginning to end. The planning and organisation was excellent and everything ran smoothly.

We decided to take a private safari, just myself and friend as we wanted to get plenty of good photos and this allows us to be flexible.

Our safari guide and driver, Peter, was extremely knowledgeable and patient. He went out of his way to make sure our safari ran smoothly and we had everything we needed. In all 3 national parks, the lodges selected were perfect, with friendly staff providing a very good service - the food was tasty and plentiful.

The vehicle was very comfortable being a pop-top camper van - whilst driving around the parks the roof was always up enabling us to photograph the wonderful sights.

All 3 national parks are very different and very special in their own way. Be prepared for long driving distances between each park but it's all worthwhile when you get there.

It was very useful and reassuring to be planning directly with the safari operator who is based in Kenya.

I will never forget this wonderful safari experience and have no hesitating in recommending this tour operator to others.
2.
Client: Takamasa Hiraide - from Japan
Trip: Lake Manyara Serengeti Ngorongoro Tarangire luxury Safari
Rating: rating 5/5
Comment: I give it a score of 10 out of 10.
3.
Client: Maria Sustento - from United States
Trip: Lake Manyara Serengeti Ngorongoro Tarangire luxury Safari
Rating: rating 4.5/5
Comment: A wonderful organization of our Tanzania safari. The lodges were beautiful and wondrously situated. Our guide, Daniel, was very patient and attentive. It was an out of the ordinary experience, different from any other vacation I've had so far.

It was good to finally meet the "dynamo." I would not hesitate to recommend the operator to my friends.
4.
Client: Henk Stigter - from Netherlands
Trip: Kenya Camping to Samburu, Lake Nakuru & Masai Mara
Rating: rating 4/5
Comment: We have had a wonderful time in Kenya.

the ratings I would give is
1.) communication: 9
2.) transport: 7
3.) driver: 8
4.) food & drinks: 7 - 8
5.) accomodation: Samburu 7, Nakuru 5, Masai Mara 8.
6.) game drives: 9
7.) overall: 8
5.
Client: Emma Berat - from United States
Trip: Masai Mara, Great Rift Valley Lake Naivasha & Nakuru
Rating: rating 4.5/5
Comment: We loved our 8-day budget camping safari. Esther , who organized the safari, was excellent in all her communications and really took our needs into consideration. I was four and a half months pregnant when we went and she made sure I was reassured about the trip and comfortable.

Our driver, Paul, was also very considerate about my pregnancy: he drove very carefully and was very accommodating and knowledgeable. The food was great too - nice range, healthy, and delicious fresh fruit.

We started with the Masai Mara and had fantastic game drives for 3 days there. We also loved the campsite we stayed in there. We enjoyed spotting rhinos at Lake Nakuru. We finished the trip with a superb two nights in Samburu Lodge (we paid extra for this).

I've already recommended the tour operator to a couple of friends who have seen our pictures and want to go on safari now!
6.
Client: Ross Tuckerman - from Australia
Trip: Amboseli, Lake Nakuru & Masai Mara Safari
Rating: rating 4.5/5
Comment: We found this safari extremely enjoyable and met our expectations or even exceeded them in some areas.

The driver/guide, Paul, was extremely warm, humorous, knowledgeable, informative and professional in all ways. He also has a very good understanding of the animals and the knack of getting into the right positions to view and photograph them. He also provided a lot of general information about Kenya. He really made the experience special.

The food prepared by our cooks, Justice and George, was also excellent and varied for this sort of tour.

The camps, particularly Camp Manyatta in Masai Mara, Stayed 1 night in Nakuru in a 1-star hotel which was clean and comfortable and the food was quite good.

Would highly recommend this safari to anyone
7.
Client: Rouleau Family - from United States
Trip: Kenya under Canopy
Rating: rating 5/5
Comment: We had a fantastic experience!

From the beginning of our inquiries with them, Esther was very helpful and accommodating with all our requests from wanting to see the wildebeest migration in the Masai Mara and suggesting the best time of the season to experience this to traveling to a variety of game parks. She was very flexible and accommodated late requests to add an extra day at Lake Naivasha and a bike trip through Hell's Gate Park.

Our driver and knowledgeable safari guide, Joseph, was excellent! He was very prompt with all appointments and delivered impeccable service to our family of 4 (parents and our daughter and son 21 y.o. and 18 y.o. respectively). We visited Masai Mara, Lake Naivasha, Lake Nakuru, Samburu and Aberdare while staying at a mix of campsites and lodges. It was very enjoyable to have a pre arranged visit to a Masai village and also to be lucky enough to see all of the "Big 5" thanks to Joseph. He was untiring in his service to us even though there were some long driving days between game parks.

Overall, we had an excellent experienceand our family would definitely recommend a safari with them.

Asante Sana.
8.
Client: Dave and Noreen Smith - from Canada
Trip: Lake Manyara Serengeti Ngorongoro Tarangire luxury Safari
Rating: rating 5/5
Comment: Just wanted to thank the tour operator for setting up our safari.

Everything was great. Driver (Omar) was excellent.

Enjoyed all the accomodations. All first class.

We will certainly recommend you to any friends that may be interested in a safari.

Assante sana (spelling may be wrong)
9.
Client: Morten & Lina - from Norway
Trip: Kenya - Meru, Samburu, Lake Nakuru & Masai Mara
Rating: rating 5/5
Comment: We had a fantastic time on safari. Both driver and guide were extremely professional and we had a vacation of a life time.

Next safari we take will definitely use your services and that of the tour operator.
10.
Client: Wojtek Szczawinski - from Poland
Trip: Kenya Rift Valley Lakes & Masai Mara Safari
Rating: rating 5/5
Comment: That was a marvelous adventure.Safari was perfectly prepared and conducted.

Our driver/tracker and cook were outstanding team with first always knowing the best places to watch and photograph animals and second taking perfect care for our health and well being. Although the price was located in between ridiculously low and real bargain and no luxuries were expected we were nicely surprised by the quality of the camps.

The tour operator has my highest recommendations and grades for their outstanding quality and proffesionalism.

Asante sana!
11.
Client: Ralf Laurijsen - from United Arab Emirates
Trip: Kenya Rift Valley Lakes & Masai Mara Safari
Rating: rating 5/5
Comment: We combined two safari packages.

The parcs that we visited were:
- Ngorongoro Crater - Tanzania
- Masai Mara - Kenya
- Lake Nakuru - Kenya.

We traveled by car / bus (with driver) During our trip we stayed in Lodges.

We had a great time in Africa.
We saw a lot of wild animals, had a good view of the beautiful countryside and had a very pleasant holliday.

The operator organised the trip very well. We were picked up at all the different places and everything was booked in advance. We will recommend them to everybody we know if they will plan a safari in these countries.
12.
Client: Ralf Laurijsen - from United Arab Emirates
Trip: 3 day - Ngorongoro Crater Safari
Rating: rating 5/5
Comment: We combined two safari packages.

The parcs that we visited were:
- Ngorongoro Crater - Tanzania
- Masai Mara - Kenya
- Lake Nakuru - Kenya.

We traveled by car / bus (with driver) During our trip we stayed in Lodges.

We had a great time in Africa.
We saw a lot of wild animals, had a good view of the beautiful countryside and had a very pleasant holliday.

The operator organised the trip very well. We were picked up at all the different places and everything was booked in advance. We will recommend them to everybody we know if they will plan a safari in these countries.
13.
Client: Cathryn McCrea - from Ireland
Trip: Kenya Camping to Samburu, Lake Nakuru & Masai Mara
Rating: rating 5/5
Comment: We had a great safari, our driver Benson was so good at spotting the animals, seen big 5 and many more.

Him and our cook were so helpful and really wanted us to enjoy the experience.

Stayed at a lovely old lodge in Lake Nakuru.
14.
Client: Jan Snyder - from United States
Trip: Nairobi National Park and Carnivore Dinner Experience
Rating: rating 5/5
Comment: Thanks again for the wonderful time we had at the Nairobi Game Park. Esther and her crew were promptly waiting for our arrival at the airport.

They whisked us off to a safari where we saw lots of animals. Giraffes, warthogs, baboons, impalas, etc. to name a few.

We then headed over to the Carnivore Restaurant for dinner. Esther had made all the arrangements for our group of 23. We were able to reflect back on our day as the waiters at the restaurant met our every need.

It was a wonderful day and we thank the operator for making it be so great, especially Esther!
15.
Client: Roger Grawe - from Finland
Trip: Lodge Safari - Ngorongoro, Serengeti, Lake Manyara
Rating: rating 5/5
Comment: We were very pleased with the service of this operator. They were responsive to our enquiries and questions, tailored the trip to our needs and the actual trip itself was excellent.
16.
Client: Trevor Johnson - from United Kingdom
Trip: Seventh Wonder of the World Masai Mara & Lake Nakuru
Rating: rating 5/5
Comment: My recent safari was excellent in every way - enjoyable and good value for money.

It was well organised and made good use of the four days. I saw all the animals I had hoped to see and the lodge accommodation was very comfortable.

I received efficient, friendly service and unreservedly recommend this company.
17.
Client: Sean Ahearn & Family - from United States
Trip: customised itinerary
Rating: rating 5/5
Comment: I recently completed a tour / safari of Kenya & Tanzania with my family.

I want to thank you for your assistance, your information and services are excellent and a great asset to anyone planning an adventure to Africa.

I also want to especially cmmend you on your recommendation of this operator in Nairobi, Kenya.

Headed by Esther, their services were excellent. They were able to arrange a custom Safari for us through Masai Mara / Ngoro Ngoro / Kilamanjaro, which fit perfedtly within our budjet and time schedule. Her attention to detail and support staff were wonderful and she guaranteed that my family and I had an amazaing expereince in honor of my mom's 75th Birthday!

I give the highest recommendation to them for anyone planning a personalized trip to East Africa.
18.
Client: Ray Neill - from Australia
Trip: Seventh Wonder of the World Masai Mara & Lake Nakuru
Rating: rating 5/5
Comment: I recently took a 4 day safari in the Maasai Mara and Lake Nakuru. I had a fantastic time - feeling the perfect balance between relaxation and exhilaration.

From the moment I landed in Nairobi everything worked like clockwork. From the airport I was whisked away to enjoy breakfast in the city before loading up on supplies and heading to the game parks. I camped two nights (highly recommended) and stayed another night in a lodge. All of the meals were taken care of and were excellent. And importantly, we saw 4 of the Big 5.
19.
Client: Barbara Bassano - from Italy
Trip: Mombasa Beach Holiday & Kenya Safari
Rating: rating 5/5
Comment: It has been a great experience.

Ben, the guide is very professional and skilled and helped us to spot all the animals that we were supposed to see.

Ken, the cook, prepared good meals when we were camping. strongly suggested.

We defined the tour with Esther (the sales manager) in a very short time before our landing in Mombasa, but nevertheless everything went smoothly.

We will surely consider using them again for another safari in the area.
20.
Client: Chris Ray - from United States
Trip: customised itinerary
Rating: rating 5/5
Comment: My fiance' and I recently took a 12-day Kenya/Tanzania safari with this operator and we had a great time! The manager, Esther, worked with us to tailor our safari to the specifications we wanted and went out of her way to let all our lodges/hotels know of our arrival as honeymooners.

Flowers and cards at each lodge was a wonderful surprise. She knows what you want to see and do, and is very passionate about making your trip as inexpensive and trouble-free as possible. Truly a load-off the shoulders knowing she has you covered at every turn.
Especially since we arranged our safari on very short notice.

Our driver/guide, Elly, was very knowledgeable and extremely nice. He went out of his way to ensure we were taken care of and that we saw the best sights possible throughout our Kenya safari. Our driver/guide, Gabriel, was very patient with us during our stops throughout Tanzania and was exceptionally informative. Both gentlemen are top-notch drivers and wonderful guides.

Our safari was outstanding and our experiences will definately make us return with this operator. We highly recommend them to anyone wanting to enjoy Africa.

Thanks, Esther/Elly/Gabriel!!
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