After reading all the reviews on Trip Advisor about Julius, I could not entirely understand how one company can have so many positive comments, almost all excellent. After a 4 day safari adventure with Julius Tact I can now see the reason.
It was very easy to get in touch with Julius (via email) and always got very quick responses. Either on the day or a day after. I was a little bit suspicious about transferring the deposit to someone I have exchanged few emails with but decided to put my trust in Julius and was not dissapointed.
We saw Julius for a quick meeting a day before the safari and he filled us in on the details of the trip and what should we take with us. His office is located in Diani Beach very close to Diani Sea Resort and it takes 5 minutes to walk to from the hotel. On the day of the trip we were waiting impatiently for our driver by the main gate not knowing what to exactly expect.
All of a sudden we saw huge 4x4 Land Rover parked outside a hotel. It was our safari car with a driver Joseph (Yusuf). We were really excited about the car especially that it was all just for us. We saw cars of other companies, for example Pullmans (you can book their trip from the hotel) and were expecting a mini bus with a bunch of other people. Our expectations were already exceeded. Our driver was very polite and must say patient, we asked lots of questions during the trip! He always engaged in the conversations and we found out lots of stuff about life in Kenya and of course animals. It was a 4 day 3 nights safari to Tsavo East, West and Amboseli and it was a long and bumpy drive, especially on the way to Amboseli however it was all worth it.
Our driver was very knowledgeable in terms of the flora and fauna in all the national parks and had a very good sense as where to park the car to see the animals cross the road. We saw plenty of lions, some of them passing by our car! It was absolutely amazing. Joseph always knew where to stop to take the most amazing photos! Lots of beautiful views of sunrise and sunsets. It is really a driver who makes your safari experience and Julius has the best ones! Joseph made our trip the best trip we have had so far. Thank You. We chosed our lodges by ourselves and were not dissapointed. Every single one of them had something different to offer.
Tsavo East - Voi lodge (situated on the hill with beautiful views on savanna and watering hole for animals), Tsavo West - Lions Bluff (amazing place, beautiful views, real gem in the middle of nowhere), Amboseli - Kibo safari camp (unique tented camp).
At some point in Tsavo West we spotted 4 female lions hunting for zebra. It took some time to see some action, but our driver was very patient and he did not rush to go back to a lodge. This game drive turned into night safari as after couple of hours of following the lion family it got already dark. Superb adventure.
On the last day of safari we got a call from Julius who inquired about our experiences and asked if everything is as planned. I thought that was very nice of Julius and you can tell that he cares about his customers. After the safari we went to settle the bill and even got couple of really nice souvenirs from Julius. He knows how to make their customers happy.
I would definitely recommend JT for your Safari experience. Enjoy!
Karolina and Jarek
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