Literally, all of the places we stayed were excellent and the service was outstanding.
Loldia House was a great place to start / Gideon was our guide and he was great, and the staff, management and food were all excellent as well. 2 days felt like the right amount here
We loved the walking safari (with Karisia) and were so impressed by the guides and staff - the food was amazing especially given they were doing everything without a traditional kitchen. The Masai staff was absolutely lovely, the views from the camp were amazing and the experience of walking was super. The tents and common areas are nice but a bit more rustic -- beds more like futons, and the bathroom is an outhouse - might want to make sure clients understand this going into it. It was great to be more active than in a traditional safari and gives you such a different experience than being in the car. I think this was Dave's favourite part of the trip.
Lewa house was very nice -- rooms especially beautiful as are the common areas. Our guide was Joseph and he was a hoot (talks to the animals pretty regularly lol). The new hosts there were very nice (Jean T and Sarah) and the food was mostly good though dinners (and especially proteins) were not as good as the other places we stayed.
Offbeat Ndoto was fantastic on all counts -- David was fantastic, the lodgings gorgeous, the food excellent, loved how they would set up breakfast or sundowners in the middle of nowhere. In terms of seeing animals, I'd say being in the Mara was the most impressive of all the locations (though we enjoyed all of the parks/reserves) Management team was very impressive here as well.
From a lovely family (active bush safari) Oct 2023
Hi Cynthia (and team),
We had a fantastic time in Lamu, as did everyone we spoke to that attended! Thank you all for the hard work that went in behind the scenes - it all went perfectly from our perspective!
Many thanks, J
From a lovely Groom who got married in Lamu Nov 2023
I want to thank everyone at The Safari Company for giving us an unforgettable experience and adventure!!! All the locations we went to, exceeded our expectations and we found only wonderful people!!! I want to thank you for the surprises related to Alexandra's birthday :). All our friends asked us about you, so I hope you will have more Romanian customers in the future.
Thousands of thanks.
From a lovely Romanian couple who just travelled with us on a Bronze safari (privacy, glamping & real nature) 2023
Thank you so much for organizing a great trip for me and my parents. Everyone was so nice and accommodating and all the places we stayed at were fantastic. The pick up service at the airport for my parents was terrific. That really eased everything (including for my peace of mind). And Andrew was great. Elephant Camp was nice and the food was terrific! We enjoyed every meal we had there. Offbeat Ndoto was very nice and the service was excellent. We saw a lot of animals close up on the game drives, which was awesome. Mnarani House was just perfect. The service was terrific as was the house.
My parents had a terrific time and I really appreciate that you helped us put together a trip that was truly amazing. They’ve already raved to many friends and family, who are asking me for recommendations, so I’ll be sure to put them in touch with you
From a client traveling with her parents September 2022
I just wanted to say THANK YOU so much for all you have done for us you are awesome!!!!
(And if anyone else is reading this then Cynthia deserves a pay rise, a promotion and an extra weeks holiday in a really nice location as she has been amazing!!!!)
From a guest traveling to Kenya, 20th August 2022
Godfrey was the perfect driver/guide for us. He is wellspoken, friendly and open, but above all: an expert at his job. We really liked Mihingo Lodge! Good food, nice people, a luxury feeling. The gorilla trekking and Rhino walk were, for me, the best nature experiences. My daughter loved the Karaoke bar in Jinja and rafting the Nile
Received from a guest traveling to Uganda, August 2022
Thank you both for all the assistance with this one. It went wonderfully and we have an active communication started now with some of their associates travelling soon so I’m thrilled and will be in touch within the week.
From an agent, July 2022
We had an amazing time traveling with Safari Company in Kenya! Thank you for making our trip both action-packed and relaxing! A neat trick to manage both:) Parents and kids both were equally pleased with the itinerary you planned for us—- From the elephant orphanage when we arrived to the giraffes on our way out but especially the stops in between, we had a blast. Our driver/guide David taught us so much about wildlife and Kenya! He was great company! Andrew made navigating Nairobi a breeze and we were so impressed with the beautiful grounds in olepangi and the hospitality and immersive experience at kandili—-where we really felt like we were nature’s guests out in the wilderness (though with piping hot showers and yummy meals!)
Olepangi knocked us out with its scenery. We really didn’t have enough time there, likely due to our arriving flight’s delays. We would have loved one free day for the kids to do the farm activities or book some horse riding, but our day at Oloajeta was nice and we were glad to see the rhinos as that was the only animal we missed in the Mara.
Received from a wonderful family, July 2022
“Knight & Chania were fantastic arranging our recent trip to the Masai Mara. Gave some great options to look at, tailored to our requests & planned a fab 3 day trip. Could not recommend them more highly. Thanks for organising an awesome trip of a lifetime.”
Received from a lovely client, April 2022
My mother and sons traveled to Tanzania with ‘The SAFARI Company’ in June of this year. They had the most amazing experience, a trip of a lifetime, and we cannot say enough positive things about this company. Every minute of every day was filled with unique experiences that they will never forget. Their guide, Rama, whom meet them at the airport and stayed with them the entire 9 day tour, was entertaining, informative and provided them with sightings of every animal possible and a tour of a Masai Village.
From a direct client from the US 11th July 2019
Dear Danielle, We have to thank you for such a beautiful trip. You have chosen all excellent locations, nice places to sleep and good food. One of the best parts of the trip was James, he did a good job and together with hem we were a good working team. We prefer a trip by car. There is much more to see then a trip by plane. You made me very happy with the lost iPad, thanks again. In my network in Holland I have a travel agency and I shared with them my experience with your company. Maybe they contact you one day in case of people here who wants to travel to Kenia or Tanzania. Many thanks!!!!
from a guest from the Netherlands, 25th June 2019
We had the most wonderful time in both Botswana & Zambia. We started at Meno a Kwena. The lodge despite being luxurious felt rustic. A brilliant way to start the holiday. Our guide took us into the village and we visited his house and family, he talked about the conservation projects he’s involved in at the school and also runs a music group for teenage boys. My mother-in-law who has dementia absolutely LOVED this day as she could dance to the music they played for us and our guide danced with her. So wonderful for us to see. We found the staff to be amazing with her and very caring at every single point of the day. We had a few great evenings drinking and chatting with other guests late into the night. Very social!
Received from a guest from the UK, 4th June 2019
Let me first start by saying this trip was absolutely amazing and will continue to live inside us all!! We each said that at some point in this lifetime we will have to go back to Mugie, everything from the conservation camp, land, the wildlife, the beautiful people left us needing more. Thank you for all of the unforgettable memories, laughter and special moments with Sarah and Candace!! We will be in touch, Sarah has journaled and completed a report for school. I’d love to share this with you both, I’ve included a few pictures and have so many more to share.
From a direct client 13th May 2010
Dear Danielle, Thank you very much - it was the most amazing holiday! Thank you for organising it so beautifully, it all went really well and we loved Tortilis and Swahili beach. I think in a few years, maybe 2022 we might try and come out again and possibly do a Samburu walking safari / fly camping then a bit of time at Kenyaways... I will have to save up! Thank you again
Received from a lovely client 6th March 2019
The entire trip was a big success, Tracy. You were so very patient and helpful with this group. I thank you. Miss *** emailed me to thank me and you for the trip. She especially appreciated the effort made with Miss Young’s birthday at the safari lodge.
Received from an American agent 28th February 2019
Arriving back in the UK after such an amazing week away was quite something but at least the sun was shining and the flight landed early! Thank you so much for all your hard work organising our trip. The safari was amazing and we got to see so many animals, the girls were utterly transfixed. Our lodge was great and Henry our guide was brilliant especially getting us to the airstrip for our flight to Mombasa. Turtle Bay was a perfect for us to just chill for 3 days, the girls managed their first open water dive and Ben managed a couple of dives too so they were delighted … All in all we had a fabulous time so much so the girls want to move to Kenya. Let me know if there is anything else you need from us but once again thank you for an amazing holiday.
Received from a direct client Feb 27th 2019
We had a most memorable time, never to be forgotten. We will keep in touch. We most certainly will pass on your details to anyone travelling that way or any of the other places your company offers.
Received from a British agent 4th January 2019
We have had a lovely trip, thank you. All went very smoothly and we had no problems at all. Really nice, knowledgeable Driver/Guides and we saw a lot …. Thank you so much for organising it all for us.
Received from our favourite UK operator
Well what can I say apart from we are really sad to be home. Thank you so so much for putting together what was a truly memorable trip. You organised everything from the great help at Nairobi, going to the Oli Sereni to getting us to Wilson Airport and on the plane and so on and so on. Your hard work made it an awful lot easier for us both at the beginning and at the end although I must say I was utterly exhausted by day 2!! We all loved Kenya, the Mara, the Masai people and the hospitality. I shall be in touch very shortly to book something again I hope
Received from our favourite UK operator 21st February 2018
We just wanted to thank you so much for your part in the organisation of our holiday. We absolutely loved Richard’s Camp - the game we saw there was amazing and the hospitality superb!! We will definitely recommend you should any of our friends wish to do something similar
Received from a wonderful couple
7th February 2018