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“fantastic amazing” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Freddy Safaris - Day Tours

Freddy Safaris - Day Tours
Gecko Village Building, Mombasa- Malindi road, Mombasa 80100, Kenya
+254 705 884080
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Ranked #15 of 124 Activities in Mombasa
Type: Tours, Adventure
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Owner description: Freddy Safaris is a tour operator company who's commitment is to offer tour operator services in the whole of East Africa by taking people with a passion for wildlife, cultural heritage, adventure and exploration to the region's prolific wildlife, and involve you in holiday safaris, honeymoon or romantic safaris, historical safaris, photographic specialized safaris, climbing Africa's highest mountains, self drive safaris, bird watching safaris, camping safaris, walking safaris, biking safaris and horse riding safaris.
barnsley uk
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“fantastic amazing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2010

This was our second trip to Mombasa,after using the tour operators service for a safari on our first trip we decieded to book our second through a local safari company.We had seen on trip advisor several good reports about Freddys safaries and decieded to contact him to use his services.He promptley replied to our first inquiery and posted us a detailed account of the type of safaris that were available. We chose a two night air safari to the Masai Mara in a luxuary tented camp (Kitchwa Tembo)On our arrival in Mombasa 2/11/09 Freddy arranged a meeting with us to go through our itinary and finalise our plans,he came in person to our hotel and took us to his office.Freddy now offers to pick you up direct from moi airport on your arrival so no waiting for passengers from other flights on over crowded transfer busses,On the day of our safari we were promptley met out side the hotel gates and driven by Freddy himself check in was swift and hassle free.Now what about the sarari all i can say is it lived up to all our expectations the camp was fantastic,managment and staff were superb game drives were the stuff dreams are made of seeing all the big five the pride of lions by the waterhole drinking and playing streching on trees is something ill never forget.The cheetah and her cub feeding on the fresh kill another memory i will cherish forever. We were also lucky enough to see three black rhinos on our last game drive misson accomplished.When we arrivied back at camp after our last game drive all managment and staff greeted us with a rendition of hakuna matata..All this in the shadows of the hills where they filmed out Out Of Africa made our dreams come true.If you want to live the dream let Freddy Muthengi arrange your safari for you,you wont be dissapointed.

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Staines, United Kingdom
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“Kenya safari”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2009

We have just returned from a three day safari Oct 2009, with Freddie and it cannot be faulted. We had a private tour for two in a Land Cruiser. Our guide was excellent and went out of his way to show us everything he could. I am sure we could have haggled for a slightly better price, but we have no regrets.

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Near Edinburgh, Scotland
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“Freddy's Safaris - Honest, professional, first-class service.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2009

We went on a 3 day (2 nights) safari to Tsavo East & West with Freddy's Safaris. It was fantastic!! We payed a bit extra for the 4x4 safari for just the two of us and it was well worth the extra money.

We emailed Freddy, who replied within a few hours, with a list of safaris and prices (which were very reasonable). I had read on Trip Advisor that Tsavo East & Amboseli were the best Parks, near Mombasa, to see big game, so we emailed Freddy to indicate that was where we wanted to go. Despite the fact that this was only a week before we were due to fly out, he told us that was no problem.

Freddy picked us up outside our hotel (Bamburi Beach Hotel) on the day we arrived, as we'd arranged, and took us to his office a few minutes down the road. I was a bit nervous about this, but needn't have worried as he made us very welcome and couldn't have been more professional.

He explained to us that Amboseli was a few more hours travelling, away from Mombasa, than Tsavo was and wanted to make sure we were aware of that before we booked as it would have meant less time looking at animals, and lots of hours on the road. This was news to us, and we were glad he told us. He had no problem in changing our booking for us when we changed our mind. He also had no problem with us paying half cash and half credit-card.

The safari itself was fantastic. Muhammed our driver/guide was very knowledgable about the animals and showed us giraffes, elephants, ostrich, buffalo, antelope, zebra, babboons, a tortoise, hippos... but not rhino :-( They were hiding that day!

We stayed at Voi Safari lodge on the first night and Ngulia the second. Ngulia was the nicer of the two and they hang meat out on a tree at night for the local leopard. When it comes at night to eat they knock on your door so you can see it feed.

All meals were supplied for the whole three days, and there was plenty of bottles of water in the jeep for us to drink.

Overall it was an amazing experience and we would highly recommend booking through Freddy, whichever safari you fancy.

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“great safari”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2009

just returned from a 3 day 2 night safari to tasavo east and west safari had a great time and saw all the big 5 hotels were very good mike the driver was very knowledgeable about the wildlife and kenya if you need to book a safari or trip in kenya freddy is the man to see

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“Fantastic Safari, good one Freddy!!!!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2009

Freddy’s Safari

Oct 6-20th Stayed at Travellers beach

We booked Freddy for our Safari from the UK, he was recommended by a friend at work and reading “trip advisor” there was not a bad review in sight.

We e-mailed Freddy for a listing of his excursions (which are not solely restricted to safaris) and we received a comprehensive listing, about 35 pages, we asked him which safari he thought would give use the best chance of seeing the big five with our budget. He advised us 3 day Tsavo East and West. We wanted have a private hire van, once we arrived and see the jeep we changed our mind. Freddy sorted out one other couple for us to go with, thus we could afford the jeep and got some money back.

Freddy met us on the first day of our holiday outside the main gate, as not allowed to enter the grounds. He took us the short journey to his office and went through the itinerary, made us feel at ease straight away, answering any questions clearly and concisely. Once we was happy we then paid the balance we owed, minus the20% that we bank transferred to secure the trip.

The safari itself was fantastic our driver, George, must have heat sensors grafted to his eyes, if it had a pulse, and even if it didn’t, he would spot it. Explaining what each animal was and waiting patiently while we snapped and recorded away only moving off once we had our fill. A true gentleman!

In brief if you want to assist the local economy, not be rushed, have a knowledgeable guide at a good price you can’t go wrong booking with Freddy.

We WILL be back................
Phone +254 723 816 728
E-mail fmuthengi@yahoo.com or freddysafaris@yahoo.com

Any questions please feel free to contact Mark and Lisa.

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