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Remember the experience for a life time.......

Wednesday, 19 November 2014 Feedback

extracts from an email message to our MD.

"A note to thank you and Lilian so much for arranging such an enjoyable safari to Sweetwaters where we saw everything, lovely smart tents and good food and these young friends should remember the experience for a life time." Caroline H.

Thank you for helping us organise such a wonderful start to married life together

Friday, 07 November 2014 Feedback

Honeymoon clients from Australia

"We had an absolutely brilliant time on our trip.  It was incredibly special and really the trip of a lifetime.  We coudn't fault the service and experience at Bateleur Camp and had the most special time there, we were totally spoilt by the staff.  Ras Nungwi in Zanzibar was a great hotel choice too." from Nicholas and Alice H.

Colobus Cottage was a real insiders tip.

Friday, 07 November 2014 Feedback

from an email ......

"We had such a lovely time - thanks for the advice, we can highly recommend the Colobus cottage.  For people who love it simple, but cosy and peaceful it's an ideal get-away.  A very beautiful environment, the cottages are equipped nicely with cosy fire places, the food you can order is excellent, the staff (and especially the owners) are very lovely and nice. 

The combination with the Ol Pejeta Conservancy is ideal, also a lovely place to be.

It is highly recommendable to have a good four-wheel car, we got stuck because of the heavy rains and also good shoes (gumboots) to walk around the house there or down to the river."

exceprt from an email from Constanze B. Nov 2014

We had the most AMAZING holiday......

Monday, 03 November 2014 Feedback

excerpt from an email to our MD

 "We had the most AMAZING holiday - better than I dared hope it would be.....The SAFARI Company is excellent.  We had a great time in the Mara and Henry found us our cheetah and leopard..... He really is such a find, we quite missed him when we had to say good bye. Diani was lovely and Asha is now under new management, they own Lions Buff as well. It is only so sad that there are so few tourists at the beach - sad for the locals that is, so many hotels were just shut up." Louise T and family, UK 

Next holiday we will get in touch for sure.....

Thursday, 23 October 2014 Feedback

Feedback from an email received today

"Thank you so much, we had a great safari. It was so fantastic. Robert is a great guy

 Thank you also for the tshirts and stuff

 Have a great day. Next holiday we go on we will for sure get in touch with you again."

sent via email from Maria B, Denmark.

The SAFARI Company were fantastic AGAIN.......

Tuesday, 21 October 2014 Feedback

Received through an agent and their repeat clients from Australia.....

"If we can get another group together then we will plan to go again next year."

"Our meet and greet was actually as we literally stepped off the aircraft. The four of us were taken to a mini bus and the rest of the flight people went to the usual airport bus to be ferried to the customs and immigration. We got our visas from the airport. all very quick and easy. We were  escorted the whole way through to the arrivals area where Ann and Henry were waiting. It was great service!!!

The landcruiser was the same as last year but this time each seat has Masaii blankets on them. They looked great and set the holiday off it a great start.  Each lodge was fantastic.  Definitely 4+  in just about each of them. Food was fantastic.  Bedding and rooms excellent. The game viewing was brilliant. We saw so much. Many many lions, cheetah in two parks, leopard - omg was awesome. We found one in a tree. All by ourselves. No other vehicles. Amazing!  We saw a small piece of the migration. Even a crocodile catching a small wildebeest in the river.  That was sad.  Great birds.  Honey badgers - another very lucky sighting and a leopard tortoise. Of course there were heaps of other sightings but they were definitely the highlights. 

Roads had improved. That was also a plus!  

The school .......... An amazing emotional experience. We had a very full and fun time at the school.  The kids were amazing and the teachers along with the board members. They cooked us a traditional kikuyu meal for lunch on our first day there. The school kids performed and did different songs and poems. We painted the blackboards. Opened the water taps officially from our fund raising. All very encouraging that they are doing great things and using the money raised very well."

Best vacation ever........

Friday, 17 October 2014 Feedback

Feedback received on Facebook

"Thank you to Lillian, Robert and Andrew for planning and executing our amazing Kenya adventure! ‪#‎BestVacationEver‬ ‪#‎TheSafariCompany‬"
feedback received on Facebook from Kristen deH, USA

The amazing SAFARI Company

Wednesday, 01 October 2014 Feedback

Feedback received on Facebook

"I would just like to say how amazing The SAFARI Company were in organising my parents holiday to the Mara in August this year. Such a fantastic and well organised time, especially through Hen in the office who was great. They even dropped off the information on the safari at my house, along with a little zebra magnate who now sits on my fridge! Many thanks again, great work team!"

feedback received on Facebook from Moon M, USA

A great experience all around .....

Thursday, 04 September 2014 Feedback

comments from European Royalty who travelled with us in August 2014.

"Lilian was an absolute darling: helpful, competent, kind and caring".

 

 

 

Fostering An Elephant On #WorldElephantDay!

Wednesday, 27 August 2014 Kenya

The SAFARI Company foster a baby elephant from The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

Fostering An Elephant On #WorldElephantDay!

A few weeks ago, in celebration of #WorldElephantDay, Hen and Anne visited The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust to foster an orphaned baby elephant for The SAFARI Company! 

We were handled with great aplomb and constant attention.

Thursday, 31 July 2014 Feedback

Excerpt from an email from a wonderful repeat client.

"Lilian was absolutely great!  We appreciated her constant attention to our questions – though our group was small, it was still rather difficult because everyone seemed to have different questions and concerns.  She handled us all with great aplomb.  When we met her in person, we were taken with her big smiles and good humor" from Loretta S, USA July 2014.

 

Hope Our Paths Cross Again Soon

Wednesday, 16 July 2014 Feedback

Excerpt from an email to Lilian

"Just a brief note to thank you very much for all your help (and patience) in making our visit to Kenya such an amazing experience for all the children.......

Hope our paths may cross again soon.  We would like to be able to repeat the whole experience next year."

Getting To Know Us

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Our staff's travel dreams.....

Getting To Know Us

Have you ever wondered what our travel highlights and dreams are? Read on for more - perhaps you could join us.......

Kenya and the British Royal Family

Friday, 11 April 2014 Kenya

So, what exactly is Kenya’s royal connection?

Kenya and the British Royal Family

Kenya has close ties with Britain, not least due to our colourful shared history. Some of the older generation, in particular, seems to have a soft spot for the royal family and the Commonwealth.
However, these feelings of endearment seem to have faded with time. It appears that today's generation is definitely not as enamoured with 'Queen and country'. There is, however, still some attachment, as entrepreneur Agwingi Argwings-Kodhek explains: "We have great affinity to the Queen. The institution represents order, grandeur, stability and tradition. It represents everything that was good about old Kenya."

wonderful safari ......

Wednesday, 19 February 2014 Feedback

from an email to Lilian

Thank you again for our wonderful safari this Christmas. Our whole family had a great time. Thanks again for your excellent service.
Cameron J. from Canada

"Thank you again for our wonderful safari this Christmas. Our whole family had a great time. Thanks again for your excellent service."
Cameron J. from Canada

words are not nearly enough for all you have done for us....

Sunday, 16 February 2014 Feedback

from an email to Lilian

"How can I possibly ever think of anything but your country? It is like a beautiful movie, and we are all forever changed. It feels unreal to have seen so much. I eagerly await to return!"

Sandy, Viagio Travel

Whale Shark Season in Kenya is Back!

Wednesday, 05 February 2014 Kenya

Book your family holiday in Diani & enjoy amazing whale shark excursions.


News has come in from Diani that the first ‘Papa Shillingi’, as the whale sharks are known locally, translating as shark covered in shillings, was sighted off the Diani beach.

Ecotourism Kenya

Wednesday, 05 February 2014 Kenya

The SAFARI Company is now a member of Ecotourism Kenya.

Ecotourism
According to The International Ecotourism Society, ecotourism is; “Responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment and improves the well-being of local people”.

 

 

 

Eclipses

Monday, 16 September 2013 Kenya

The Forthcoming Total Solar Eclipse

Eclipses

On the 3rd of November, Northern Kenya will fall directly in the path the next solar eclipse and we have put together a spectacular five day itinerary to experience this unique phenomenon form one of the world's most dramatic and wild landscapes.

an excellent job creating an itinerary for us

Tuesday, 20 August 2013 Feedback

from an email to Lilian

"You did an excellent job creating an itinerary for us especially since we had no time to research much ourselves.
I know I was the one who didn't want to go to The Ark, but the next day's game drive and visit to the rhino and chimp rescue centers was rushed and disappointing. Next time, I would spend the extra day at Mara or deal with the tourist issues at the Ark.
I think having a great driver like Andrew helped a lot, too. He's a skilled driver, jovial, accommodating, and not only knows how to find the big cats, he can tell where they're going at get us positioned for the good pictures before the other safari cars show up.
It was a really wonderful trip-- thank you for your help putting it together." Julie Lerner, August 2013

an unbelieveable holdiay

Tuesday, 13 August 2013 Feedback

from an email to our touring staff August 2013

"Hi Harriet, Richard & Lilian,
Just a quick note to say thank you so much for organising an unbelievable holiday. The safari was brilliant, everything I hoped for and more, and Hamisi was a brilliant guide and great company. All the safari hotels were out of this world, and I think we owe you for the fact that we seemed to have the best room in each of them! Thank you all so much. Kenya is a brilliant country and I have already recommended yourselves to all our friends and family :)
Thanks" - Tim, August 2013

Tribes of Kenya

Monday, 12 August 2013 Kenya

The Gabbra

Tribes of Kenya

Did you know that in Kenya there are some nomadic groups that wander across borders in search of pasture and water? And no, they are not the Maasai but the Cushitic people known as the Gabbra.

Exercise Galore!

Thursday, 16 May 2013 Tanzania Kenya

Fitness challenges and a safari at the same time.

Exercise Galore!

Did you know? ... that in we have four major fitness challenges that take place annually in Kenya & Tanzania?

The Mara was a triumph.....

Wednesday, 08 May 2013 Feedback

from an email to one of our "safari specialists"

"The Mara was a triumph. Quite breathtaking, even though you know what you are expecting to see, when you actually come face to face with these animals it really does have an incredible impact. Ilkeliani was also a huge success. Clare kept telling me it wasn't one of those terribly swanky camps and would be quite basic, but I found it to be absolutely fantastic. The tents were big, they had full walk-in bathrooms, fully tiled, with proper loo, and very spaciousl shower. Food was the not exactly haute-cuisine, but perfectly pleasant. But the staff team were utterly delightful and they very much took the boys under their wing which made it very special for them. We have some terrific photos of the boys with the Masai askari, and then with one of the young warriors who took us on a walking trip.  The whole trip was very special indeed, and I must give enormous credit to you for your perseverance as we rejected one suggestion after another. It was, we all agreed, simply the best holiday we have ever had. What more can I say?" - Colin, May 2012

Mount Kenya

Tuesday, 09 April 2013 Kenya

The Shining Mountain

Mount Kenya

First ascended in 1899 by Halford Mackinder, a geographer and director of the London School of Economics, Mount Kenya, or Kirinyaga, is Kenya's highest mountain and has three separate peaks – Batian, Nelion and Point Lenana – of which, at 5,199m (17,057ft), Batian is the highest. It is also the second-highest mountain in Africa, after Kilimanjaro. Mount Kenya sits just south of the Equator, in central Kenya, around 150km north-east of Nairobi – and was the source for the Republic of Kenya's name.

Ten things you probably didn't know you can do in Kenya

Friday, 22 February 2013 Kenya

Why stop at safaris when you can get married like a Maasai warrior, take part in a bone-rattling road rally and kiss a giraffe?

Ten things you probably didn't know you can do in Kenya

Beasts of the Serengeti, exchanging pleasantries with the Maasai, camping out in the bush amid the acacias and elephant dung.

When it comes to activities in Kenya you might think you’ve heard it all before

Unlikely.

Funky Shopping in Nairobi

Friday, 22 February 2013 Kenya

Do you want something different to take home with you after your safari?

Funky Shopping in Nairobi

So, the safari is over, you have checked the animals off the list and now you have a day in Nairobi to spend at your leisure. By this time you have bought all the typical souvenirs on your way around the country and now you’re looking for something unique even for Kenya! Here are some very different places and things to shop for…

Sporting Kenya

Monday, 11 February 2013 Kenya

Safaris for the adrenaline junkies out there......

Sporting Kenya

Kenya has a great variety of activities to occupy even the most ardent adrenaline-junkie, from white-water rafting to skydiving. What's your fix?

The Amazing Birds of Kenya

Sunday, 13 January 2013 Kenya

A safari doesn't have to be about the animals, there are some fabulous birds to spot too......

The Amazing Birds of Kenya

Kenya has an amazing array of avifauna with over 1,132 species recorded, including at least twenty species of eagle and twelve species of heron alone. Here are a few of the wonderful specimens you may encounter on a Kenyan safari.

Ride off the Christmas Excess......

Sunday, 13 January 2013 Kenya

Need to work off that Chrismas Pudding or New Year's Eve Indulgence? why not start training for the 2013 SAX 10to4 Mountain Bike Challenge?

Ride off the Christmas Excess......

The 10 to 4 is a downhill mountain bike challenge and fun ride that takes place annually on the slopes of Mt Kenya.
It raises funds for local communities and conservation efforts on Mount Kenya.
The SAX 10 to 4 Mountain Bike Challenge will take place on Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd February 2013.

“We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.” - Jawaharial Nehru