We had exact same experience with Sardius tours as majedphotoes. If you have received any contacts from below mentioned people or websites then stay away. They are one and the same.
Kenya Group Safaries
Thomas Mutha/Felix Nunda/Jaffe
Below are some of the things we faced, pretty much same as review above.
One of the lodges would not allow us to check out because he had not paid and other one would not let us check in. I had to pay for these hotels from my own pocket. We even paid for some of the park entrance fees. None of the drivers were paid, not even money for fuel. When we went from Kenya to Tanzania, he made sure that Tanzanian driver got there 5 hours late making us wait at the border. They did this so that we would not reach our lodge and had to stay in some cheap hotel instead of expensive lodge that we had agreed upon. And I had to pay for this hotel from my own pocket.
We had enough of this and were not even sure about our safety so last couple of day we decided to hire some other company to finish our trip. When I told sardius that we are not going to continue with them, they told me that I have caused them inconvenience and they will not pay me money that I paid from my pocket.
You will feel their prices are cheap but all you will buy is a headache.
I do remember asking Thomas (probably not real name) about bad reviews we had found which mentioned exact same tactics, and he replied saying its just a difference of opinions. You decide.
I am willing to bet anyone that all the good reviews you see online are fake. I have even tried calling and emailing people who had their number on their reviews and guess what all emails failed and phone numbers were not even valid. Unfortunately for us we decided to give them a chance as we had already paid them deposit. I would say, cancel your trip even you have paid them deposit.
If you do not believe this review then just call Rhino Lodge in Ngorongoro and ask them about Shirish Mehta. They have even told Sardius driver (Emmanualle) not to come back to their lodge.
Rip off is putting it very mildly. Sardius tours is a big con shop.
Please do yourself a favor and stay away.