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“Thanks for this amazing trip!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Australken Tours & Travel

Australken Tours & Travel
Moi Avenue | 27 Sonalux House, 8th floor, Nairobi 00200, Kenya
+254 725 576048
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Owner description: Australken tours & travel ltd is a family run company that provides luxury lodge/ tented camp safaris, camping and budget safaris, walking safaris, cultural safaris, mountain climbing, gorilla trekking, special interest safaris, eco tourism safaris, holidays beach safaris, special interest safaris and more ...
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“Thanks for this amazing trip!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

Last week we went on a 4 day safari to Lake Nakuru, Lake Naivasha and Masai Mara with Australken. First of all we want to thank our guide and driver Symon for this great experience. He is an excellent guide who knows everything about the animals we saw and he was very patient with all our questions. Also the food was great - thanks to Daniel, we always enjoyed the very good meals he prepared for us.
Prior to the booking, we experienced a very good email contact with Zippy, she gave us a warm welcome and picked us up from the airport for free, everything was just perfect.
We were so happy that we chose Australken and they definitely deserve more excellent reviews on Tripadvisor.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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“Safari of a lifetime”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

October 2013 we had the safari of a lifetime with Australken! Zippy provided us a customized trip of seven days to Masai Mara, Lake Nakura, Lake Navaisha, Hell’s Gate and Amboseli. It’s was a budget private safari with high quality. The accommodation was in bungalows with private bathroom (no tents). The vehicle was a landrover and not a van. The guide Simon was the best; he knew so much about the animals, culture and politics. You could ask him anything. He was very patient and stayed with us in the park as long as we liked. The cook Daniel provided us very good and diverse meals. Australken arranged a pick up form Nairobi airport and drop off at the Tanzanian border. In Arusha we received a textmessage from Zippy that we forgot our tripod on the landrover, but that they will sent it for us to Arusha. This is Australken; very friendly staff and good service. I highly recommend Australken!!!

Visited October 2013
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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“Topsafari!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

We had such a great safaritrip with Australken! The communication with Zippy was excellent, and everything went as planned. Our guide Daniël was very nice and could answer every single question we had about the plants and animals we saw during our safari. Our cook John made

Visited November 2013
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Cambridge, UK
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“Fantastic Bespoke Safari”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

Zippy from Austalken organised a wonderful safari-holiday. She suggested an itinerary based on the parks we wanted to visit, with flexibility on dates and the accommodation we were looking for. The result was a safari we could only have dreamt of.

On safari our driver/guide Symon was exceptional. There was not an animal/bird/plant he didn't know the name and background of. Our 4x4 Land Rover was always spotlessly clean and was a superb vehicle for the safari. We are so grateful to Symon for a fantastic 11-day safari across 2000 miles in Kenya.

From the moment Zippy met us at Nairobi airport until Symon dropped us off in Diani beach, the organisation of this superb company meant everything happened on time and ensured in every way that this was our bespoke safari-holiday of a lifetime.

Highly recommended.

Visited November 2013
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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“Great experience!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

We went on 14 days safari (Kenya) with Australken in September. This was a real lifetime trip and a perfect choice!!! Organization was spot on. Zippy pick up us from airport in a middle of night, despite our flight was delayed. We saw a lot of animals : Elephant, giraffe, lions, cheetah, zebra, wildebeest, hippos etc. and more important we saw a real Kenya, thanks to our driver Daniel (Guara) who was explaining a way of life as we were passing each region (Amboseli/Aberdare/Lakes/Kakamega/Masai mara). During a long journey we discuss all topic - economy,politic, tourism,wildlife - it's really help us to understand this country. We were shopping at local market, eating very tasty food. We learn a lot about animals, their behavior and we were able to get very close to them. We had plenty of time to take photos and to enjoy nature. One day we even managed to rescue flamingo bird from acacia tree:) It was amazing experience.

Visited September 2013
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