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“a time to remember” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Lion Trails Safaris - Day Tours

Lion Trails Safaris - Day Tours
Embakasi along Outer Ring Road, Fedha Estate | Patron Business Center, 1st Floor, Hse no. 19, Nairobi, Kenya
+254 720 710451
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Ranked #3 of 118 Activities in Nairobi
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Owner description: A small vibrant Tour Company in Kenya, owned and operated by local Kenyans. Services include: Short Excursions/Short Safaris/Road & Flying Safaris (Both group & private)/Beach Holidays/Nairobi accommodation/Local flight reservations/Airport Transfers/Mountain Climbing/Gorilla Safaris in Rwanda. Note: We always work hard to better our services and always look for the most effective and affordable solutions to our clients needs. Whatever you want, we will put you on the right track!
Birmingham, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
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“a time to remember”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

We had a wonderful Safari. Martin Kamau, our driver was excellent and he really made the time so special. Nothing was too much trouble for him. Seeing the Wilderbeast charge down to the river and then change their minds and go back to the plains was amazing. Definitely worth a whole day out on safari as we could travel that much further from base.

Visited September 2013
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Kuwait City, Kuwait
2 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Best safari ever”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

this is second time i travel with Lion trails safaris with 10 photographers from Kuwait for 7 nights in nakuru , naivasha and mara and it was my best safari ever , thx a lot for Bernard for every thing and thx for our great drivers Hakona Matat all the time and will c u again and again can't wait for our next safari , this time was first time to try Naivasha boats it was like national Geo trip also in Mara we stay in Ashnil camp near the Mara river .

Visited August 2013
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Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
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“Tanzania/Kenya Safari”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

Four of us arranged a 11 night safari starting in Tanzania and concluding in Kenya. All could have come unstuck if it were not for Bernard's help in making alternative arrangements following disruption to travel plans because of the Nairobi Airport fire and also tracking down luggage that was subsequently lost
We have used Lion Trails before and they continue to provide great service with great Guides. Ben Gitari excelled himself in the Maasai Mara

Visited August 2013
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Calgary, Canada
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“Its no surprise every person rates 5/5!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

As all other posters have said this is just a great little company. It was my first time to Africa and Im someone who likes to have everything organized and all my questions answered. I went back and forth with Bernard over email several months before our safari asking questions etc. Bernard was outstanding at promptly answering my emails as well as always answering all my questions.

We arrived an were picked up on time at the airport and transfered to our hotel in Nairobi. From then on the trip was excellent. Our driver Ben was fantastic with his driving skills, English, friendliness and excellence in spotting animals and educating us on the animals, Africa and the culture.

Everything ran like clockwork with no issues at all and a great experience! I would highly recommend this company for their customer service, competitive prices and excellent guides. Will be booking with them again on the next safari!

Visited August 2013
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Simply the best!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

We arranged an overland 16 night Kenyan Safari through Bernard of Lion Trails Safaris and had a fantastic experience as a result.

Lion Trails put together an itinerary based upon the sites we wished to visit. We hoped to see the Mara Migration in full swing but also wanted to see both species of rhino and all three of the big cats as well as experiencing the arid lands of Samburu and Shaba. We were supplied with our own vehicle and had a most excellent driver/guide called Ben Gitari. Lion Trails arranged our accommodation which was excellent throughout and was clearly chosen to maximise on our wildlife viewing experience without compromising on comfort.

Our guide was excellent and had an almost uncanny sixth sense when it came to finding quality wildlife sightings. We saw all three species of big cat up close including numerous superb cheetah sightings. We witnessed a successful lion hunt up close and also witnessed a leopard capture a young oryx. We had amazing views of the Mara migration including some spectacular river crossings complete with hunting crocodiles; yet this safari was so much more. Ben was able to find interesting birds and other supporting cast to the big five but also delivered the goods in abundance with respect to elephant, buffalo and rhino sightings.

Whilst quality of food and accommodation are of vital importance the main reason to come on safari is to see a wide range of interesting wildlife and see it well. With Lion Trails it really is possible to achieve excellent wildlife sightings without compromising on quality accommodation or comfort as clearly they put great care into the planning and organisation of your safari based on your needs, wants and hopes.

Lion Trails put together an excellent itinerary for us using a range of very good camps and lodges. We had a most personable and excellent driver/guide who was able to provide all the wildlife sightings we could wish for and more as well as being a font of information regarding birds, animal behaviour and local culture. We were met by Bernard of Lion Trails on our arrival at the airport and Bernard was also present to assist us in negotiating the airport on our overnight departure flight at the end of our safari. The services of Lion Trails were of the highest quality yet were provided at a very competitive price.

I have no qualms in thoroughly recommending this small company for their five star service and I will most certainly use them again in the future.

Visited July 2013
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