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Use Wildlife Safari Kenya for your East African Safari

I am a veteran of 10 wonderful African Safaris, four to East Africa. One to Uganda and three... read more

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A truly excellent safari experience

My family spent 11 days in Kenya and Tanzania on a safari with Wildlife Safari Kenya Ltd. It was... read more

Reviewed 3 June 2023
Bethesda, Maryland
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Reviewed 28 August 2017

We spent 10 days in Kenya in a private vehicle for my husband and myself. Our lodging, transportation and guide were designed by Wildlife Safari out of Nairobi, Kenya and Australia (Tom Fernandes). Our original contact was a gentleman that lives in Phoenix, but also spent time in Africa. His name is Dave Patterson, and he helped us find and book Wildlife Safari in Kenya as well as helping us customize our trip. Once we arrived in Kenya, Wildlife Safari took care of us and Benson, our guide, was the best guide we could have wished for. He drove us to Samburu National Park, where we stayed at the Samburu Intrepids Camp. Samburu was one of the most prolific animal areas we visited in Kenya. Benson took us on morning drives and afternoon safaris and always got us a good view of an amazing animal. He knows just how to drive the jeep for the most perfect picture. After 2 days in Samburu, we left for Sweetwaters Camp Private Game Reserve (on the way we stopped by a Samburu village, a very worthwhile and interesting visit). Sweetwaters is 2.5 hours south. Benson told us many stories and facts about Kenya and the animals there. He was very interesting and he could spot animals very far away. Sweetwaters had rhinos among other animals. We also stopped at Old Pejeta Conservancy. The next day we left for Nakuru, a 5 hour drive. Note, that we enjoyed our drive through the countryside. We could never have experienced so much of rural Kenya if we had flown from place to place. After arrival in Nakuru, we went on 2 game drives and had a "sundowner" by the pool watching the animals. Early next morning we left for the Masai Mara, another 6 hour drive. We stayed at the Masai Serena Hotel (great hotel). We saw the incredible crossing of the Mara by wildebeest and zebra with lions waiting on the other side of the river and crocodiles and hippos in the river. It was like we were in a National Geographic film! Very exciting! We spent 4 days in the Masai Mara, with game drives every day, at least twice a day and it never got boring! We took a balloon ride, had breakfast with the hippos (!) and one day Benson made us a picnic lunch, complete with a blanket to sit on while we were in the open plains of Kenya. He watched for animals as we ate under a tree. It was beautiful. We flew back to Nairobi, and Benson met us there the next day for a tour of the city. Kenya is amazing, and so was our guide, Benson Kimani, Wildlife Safari Tours and Dave Patterson. We highly recommend Wildlife Safari, Dave Patterson and in particular Benson, as his knowledge and personality were a highlight of our trip.

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Heather B
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