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Mwema Africa Safaris

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Nairobi, Kenya
About Mwema Africa Safaris
We provide day trips and multi-day tours from Nairobi, Kenya and Arusha, Tanzania. They can start any day and there is no minimum number of people.
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J456HYpeterm wrote a review Feb 2020
Kittsee, Austria2 contributions
I would like to thank the agency as well as a very friendly guide Paul for great days spent in Kenya. At the same time, I believe that I will ever be able to return to Kenya and visit places that I did not manage to last with my family and say jumbo Africa again.
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Date of experience: February 2020
Lee C wrote a review Jan 2020
Derby, United Kingdom140 contributions28 helpful votes
This was our 5th Safari in Kenya and it surpassed all others. Simon at Mwema ensured our plans were tailored to our needs and budget perfectly. Communications were quick and faultlessly professional ( unlike this review which has taken me an age to get around to - apologies to all) We’ve had the most fantastic Safari experience ever. So to the trip: On arrival at Nairobi we were met at the airport and taken to our Nairobi hotel the Ibis Styles Hotel. This was perfect for a short stay, with a good restaurant on the top floor and a buffet dinner on the ground floor. Early the next morning we were picked up to start our Safari. It was fascinating seeing the sprawling city of Nairobi fall behind us and the vast rural areas spread forwards as we meandered our way around the foothills of mount Kenya and beyond towards the wilderness. The contrasts on this long drive help put everything in to focus. —————- A huge factor in that was our hugely knowledgable guide/driver Evans.. he was truly a star! We visited the amazing Meru National Park - a seldom visited park , in fact we only saw one other group of tourists in 4 days, and yet the variety of wildlife and scenery is truly stunning. We saw Lions , hippos, buffalo, lots of giraffes, many many elephants and large numbers of white rhino. Along with a huge variety of antelope and birds. Amazing! Of course for us the reason we visited Meru was the connection with the story of Elsa the lioness as told in the film/ book Born Free. The film is the thing that ignited our interest in Kenya. Visiting Elsa’s grave was a very special moment for us. We stayed at Ikweta Camp just outside the park. This was a relaxing place to refresh between game drives and the staff were lovely. They have limited Wi-fi so be sure to turn off any background apps ( my iPhone auto picture uploading to the cloud quickly used up the lot) but apart from that there were no issues- the luxury tents were very nice. We then travelled on to Buffalo Springs and in to Samburu National Park. We stayed overnight at the Samburu Sopa Lodge - we’ve stayed in a Sopa lodge elsewhere and true to form this one was spectacular and the staff as helpful as ever. The scenery in Samburu is rugged and beautiful. We completed the ‘Big 5’ here when we spotted a family of Leopards. Again the variety of animals was diverse and wonderful. Along with the family of leopards we saw many lions and some cheetah ..and even more leopards! Then there was huge numbers of elephants and a wonderful variety of smaller creatures including uncountable numbers of brown mongoose. Again the variety of birds here is huge. From smallest to the mighty ostrich. After Samburu we moved to Ol Pejeta Conservancy and stopped in Ol Pejeta house. Ol Pejeta is the most amazing building, our room had fantastic views of sunrise over the majestic Mt Kenya. The catering here is simply the best you’ll find in Kenya. Anywhere. The Ol Pejeta Conservancy is somewhere we’ve visited before (1998) and was on our list of must visit again for a reason- it’s just amazing. There is a chimpanzee sanctuary here that’s a must see ( founded by Jane Goodhall) and a sanctuary for rhino. We got to meet and hand feed one of these gentle giants close up. In the wider part of the Conservancy the range of animals was vast ..lions again.. and rhinos, so so many wonderful rhinos. For me a highlight was seeing the very rare striped hyena- something I’ve never seen in the wild before - and spotted hyena. ( I find hyena fascinating and think they deserve a better reputation) After Ol Pejeta we returned to Nairobi, stopping off on the Equator. We again arrived at the Ibis Styles Hotel and were sad to end our Safari and our time with Evans. Next day we visited the David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage on the outskirts of Nairobi National Park before catching the new train from Nairobi to Mombasa. Be aware there are no luggage trolleys within the new stations at all so don’t make our mistake ( we had soft heavy luggage without wheels - ideal in a Safari van not great to carry hundreds of meters across the vast stations) also be ready for the tight security and ensure a lot of time. We traveled 1st class, the seats were comfortable, the staff were plentiful as were the complimentary drinks and snacks. The views from the train are a Safari in itself- we saw herds of wildebeests not long after leaving Nairobi and as we passed through Tsavo National Park I lost count of the number of elephants at about 40! We were met on arrival at Mombasa and transferred comfortably to our chosen hotel. Savora Whitesands is a Hotel we’ve visited before , it was lovely to meet up with old friends and make new friends - we will visit again without doubt. At the end of our stay we were picked up bright and early and returned to the station for the train back to Nairobi. This time we traveled in standard class which was interesting but less comfortable - I’m a Railway worker so wanted to experience the full package but I’d stick with first class next time. On arrival at Nairobi we were met again and as our flight home was late night we visited the Giraffe Centre where we were able to hand feed these beautiful creatures. Then we returned to the airport for our long haul home. All in all we’ve visited fantastic places and seen so many beautiful creatures, we’ve stopped in delightful places, ate delicious food. We’ve met so many truly wonderful people and made so many fantastic memories. I’d highly recommend Mwema to anyone!
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Date of experience: July 2019
Sniper 647 wrote a review Jan 2020
5 contributions
Great experience specially the Masai Mara Safari. Lake Naivasha is a must and the lake boat ride was perfect where we saw a lot of hippos and fish eagles. Masai village tour was perfect Anthony our driver was very professional and dedicated. Malini was always available for any queries and supportive, knowledgeable and friendly. Thanks Manili from Mwema Africa.
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Date of experience: January 2020
bijoy wrote a review Dec 2019
1 contribution1 helpful vote
We had a superb time with our Kenya Safari Tour to Masai Mara recently with amazing game drives and nature at its pristine best. The trip was organized perfectly by Malini and our tour guide was Anthony who was an absolute star with his knowledge, commentary and safe driving throughout the trip. Our 6 year old relived all the Lion King moments in reality and Savannah Grasslands, landscapes, Clouds and the animals in their true form was breathtaking. The whole tour was well organized from the moment we landed to Nairobi, hotels, food, shopping and packed with various attractions. We would highly recommend the services and planning of this team for a perfect family safari.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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kingauuku wrote a review Nov 2019
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After all the searching we chose the one with the best attractions for our budget which was Mwema Africa Safari- 4 day safari - 4 nights accomodation - breakfast,lunch,dinner and all the fees and charges on entry to all National Parks included. Our driver was very knowledgeable and friendly, we felt like we've known each other for years. Places we've stayed over night were clean , the food was simple but delicious. We will always remember that one night we stayed in a military tent in the middle of Serengeti. Around 10 tents, not a fence to be seen, elephants walking in the distance, gazelles and baboons running around in between our tents. When time has come to take a shower , we had to call the staff to heat 20L of water over a fire pit for us and then hang the bucket above the tent for the shower to work. Electricity was only available up to 9 o clock at night and from 5.30 in the morning. No phones , no internet just us and the nature. The safari was just ideal for us!
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Date of experience: September 2019