APODIFORMES ADVENTURES
APODIFORMES ADVENTURES
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We are a reliable Tour Company in Kenya that upholds high degree of integrity in our Services. We give value for your money. Our tours are tailor-made and are pocket friendly in that majority are JOINING GROUP TOURS where you share resources like transport with other tourists from different walks of life.
Nairobi, Kenya
Meets animal welfare guidelines

Awards
Travelers' Choice
2023
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Ginny
Switzerland28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Solo
I contacted Silas of Apodiformes Adventures on the advice of a friend, I must say that it was the most beautiful safari I have ever done.
Silas proved to be very helpful and very accurate with information and advice. I wanted to go on a safari a little different from the packages offered by the agencies, but I couldn't afford a private safari. Silas has accepted my requests and offered me a safari tailored for me with a really great price !! I must say that the organization was excellent, I shared the stages of the route with various people depending on their itinerary, and I liked this very much. The drivers were very good and excellent guides, I felt safe because everything was perfectly coordinated and I enjoyed the safari of my dreams. Thanks to Sials and all the staff. Highly recommended
Written March 9, 2020
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Franklin
Albuquerque, NM6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Couples
My wife and I were looking to do a an African safari and this was exactly what we were looking for and for a great price. Silas our tour operator and was extremely prompt with answering any of our questions. Silas also took us to and from the airport and arranged for our covid test to return home. Our drivers Martin, Moses, Richard were very knowledgeable and wonderful. They took care of everything and always gave us a heads up on what to expect. Our drivers were very responsive to our desires of what we wanted to do for the day. We went to many different wildlife parks and saw the big five with many other animals. This trip was amazing and was made so by Silas, Martin, Moses, Richard, and any staff of the places of stay. I would highly recommend booking with Apodiformes and requesting the same drivers.
Written August 5, 2021
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Jessica H
Albany, NY4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Friends
I had the absolute pleasure of working with Silas to plan my Kenyan safari. I started planning my trip with Silas in May 2020 and after several delays due to COVID was finally able to make the trip in May/June 2021. Boy was it truly the trip of a lifetime! Initially Silas presented me with several trip options and then he helped tailor the trip to be exactly what my friend and I wanted to do. He asked a ton of questions and was very patient with all of the questions I had (I had A LOT of them). Because of the time difference I was sometimes sending Silas messages in the middle of the night and he was always prompt to respond. Planning a trip during COVID was tough, but Silas made it as easy as possible. Because of closures in Kenya, our hotels needed to be moved around a bit. Silas was very open and honest with us about this and gave us a few options that he knew would be reliable, calling around to make sure the hotels were comfortable that they would be able to host guests. Silas also kept me up to date with all of the goings on in Kenya- calming my nerves that the trip would need to be pushed out again (which thankfully it wasn't). If you are wanting to plan a trip to Africa, Silas is THE MAN! When we finally arrived in Kenya, Silas was there to pick us up from the Airport and bring us to our hotel even though our tour didn't start until the next day. Our 6 night/7 day tour was magical and perfect from start to finish. We did a private tour, which is a very flexible option. Accommodations and food were excellent and exactly what we expected. Our tour was a good mix of safaris and cultural experiences and we were able to take the most beautiful pictures! Our driver Maxwell was WONDERFUL. He had a great sense of humor, lots of knowledge, kept us safe, and was very flexible. He made sure we saw so many different animals at the parks, which made the trip very memorable! We spent a lot of time with Maxwell and he was so good to us! I recommend you ask for Maxwell if you're taking a trip with Apodiformes! I cannot emphasize enough how wonderful our trip to Kenya was. It was affordable, customized, and a truly beautiful experience. I highly recommend Apodiformes!
Written August 20, 2021
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UniversalTraveler
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
We booked a 5 day Safari including both Masai Mara (2 nights at Mara Serena Lodge) and Amboseli ( 2 nights at Kibo Safari Lodge). Our driver Tom or better known as "Big Tom" or "Eagle-Eyes Tom" was an asset in helping us spot the Big 5 during our various Safari trips! We still haven't figured out how he could drive and spot these animals before us! He noticed a Rhino that we could only make out with Binoculars which indeed confirmed he was correct! Tom was very accommodating and flexible when discussing the itinerary for the day and made some great recommendations which we appreciated. He suggested a stop in Lake Naivasha before we reached Amboseli so we had the opportunity to do a boat Safari. In addition, he recommended we do the hot air balloon on Friday versus Thursday to get some much needed rest after the long journey of driving from Masai Mara to Amboseli. He communicated effectively and made our adventures even better. Highly recommend booking a Safari with Frederick, Tom and his team!
Written March 12, 2024
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David W
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
Myself, my wife and our 4 year old daughter booked a 5 day safari with Apodiformes Adventures including the Masai Mara, Lake Nakuru and Lake naivasha.
Silas from the very first contact was excellent at promptly answering our many questions and everything he explained would happen did so just as he had promised.
The accommodation used on the safari was very good with good food and swimming pools for between game drives.
Nelson our safari guide provided us with a safari experience we will treasure for a very long time. The big 5 where spotted easily and he was great with our little one making sure she got to see the animals she wanted to.
If we are ever lucky enough to make it back to Kenya we will be using their services again.
Written June 2, 2022
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random_man21
London, UK149 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Couples
We used Apodiformes to book an 8 day Kenyan safari for two people on a private tour. From start to finish Silas answered any questions we had and sorted out an itinerary for us that suited. As a wildlife photographer I had high expectations and in general they didn’t disappoint.

When the time came we were picked up at our hotel at the time agreed, by both Silas and our driver/guide for the next week Gibson, and off we went in our Land Cruiser! Gibson was friendly, looked after us at all times, drove very safely and got us to see everything we asked of him.

We went to the Maasai Mara, Lake Nakuru, Lake Navaisha, Hells Gate and finally Amboseli NP on our tour and all of it went as smoothly as we could have wished. The accommodation suggested and booked by Apodiformes was all of a good standard (please see my other reviews) and would happily return to most of them again.

As brilliant as the whole trip was, there are improvements that we could suggest. Upon arriving at the Maasai Mara they suggested a change to the itinerary (to lose a game drive and rest after the drive from Nairobi), we pushed back on this and it went ahead as planned but it shouldn’t have happened (we think this was to save money on park passes).

We would use Apodiformes again but there are areas for improvement and with a little more effort they could be more polished. If you’re looking for a general safari Apodiformes are great. If you’re a photographer I’d maybe look for something more specialist but recognise that it comes at a higher cost.

Overall I would like to thank them for a brilliant trip.
Written September 29, 2023
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Robbert V
Cairns, Australia23 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
Booked a 17 day safari with Silas in March for a private luxurious tour. After our booking and first payment thinks started to change. Silas contacted us that our original booking site on our stop in Maasai Mari was booked and changed us to another site. (We found out later why as this resort was of lesser quality, masa simba)
We arrived in Nairobi and got picked up by Tom our driver for the safari. After a long and smoky exit from Nairobi we are on our way to Sweetwater our first stop until Tom gets a call from Silas that our resort has been over booked and we turn around and need to go to Amboseli the national park beside the Tanzanian border. It took us all day to get there. After spending our stay in Amboseli (very nice) we drove all the way back again to Sweetwater resort, another full day spending in our jeep.
From there our trip took us down to hells gate and our boat trip. The boat trip is way over priced $120 us. And never did visit the park itself. After a quick overnight stay we needed to get up at 5am to make our way to Mari simba due to the riots in Nairobi. Mari Simba resort was ok but not what we paid for.
After our safari in Maasai Mara we ended up in Tsavo west at Ngulia lodge. This was the worst stay of our trip this is a dump (DONT STAY) it looks like a road site motel. Lamps hanging from a wire, mold and spider webs everywhere, this is one disgusting place. No hot water or electricity between 11pm and 7am Why Silas but us up here is beyond me, when talking to other operators they know about this place and would never let their customers stay there. After our stay it would be off to Mombasa and we would be dropped off at our resort. Change in plans again as Tom our driver told us that he would drop us off on a train station and we would have to take the train to Mombasa. Again this was not in our booked plans.
Silas never contacted us about the changes or ever apologized. Waited to hear from him after our trip but nothing.
Would never book with Silas again.
Our driver BIG Tom was ok
Written September 10, 2023
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leigh141
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam4 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
We booked a 6 night Kenya safari for a family of 5 with three teenagers.

Our guide/driver, Sebastian, was amazing. A kind a gentle man, we were all instantly at ease with him. He made the effort to learn all of our names quickly and conversed with the kids, answered our questions and shared knowledge of his country readily, and with excellent English. Whenever we wanted to stop to take a photo or go to use the bathroom he was more than happy to oblige. When he didn't know something, such as the name of a bird, he didn't pretend and would find out later for us. Most importantly, the roads in Kenya are pretty wild with dodgy drivers and even dodgier roads, Sebastian drove expertly and safely the whole time while negotiating animals, huge trucks and long days behind the wheel. He made sure he took regular breaks to remain alert while behind the wheel. We could not recommend a tour with Sebastian highly enough.

The only disappointments we had were with the organisation from the company. We booked a Maasai Mara, Lake Nakuru, Amboseli tour (in that order) so that our family could spend Christmas day on safari and enjoy the amazing animals within the park. When we arrived we found our tour had been flipped with us travelling to Amboseli first and Maasai Mara last. This wouldn't normally be an issue, except that we had especially organised the tour to avoid a day of travel on Christmas. Our flight arrival time had been shared, everything had been agreed and sorted. To find out upon our arrival that we would be spending Chrissy travelling for 7 hours was disappointing to say the least. If we had been informed that this was not possible or our flight had been delayed we would have understood. We then realised that our accommodation had never been booked in the order we requested and this was not communicated prior to our arrival.

Once again, Sebastian is awesome, ask for him to be your driver. Book with Apodiformes for a great safari. We saw all the animals, we had an amazing time, the teenagers and adults loved it.
Written December 30, 2023
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Piotr
Poznan, Poland1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Couples
We were on safari with Apodiformes beginning from Nakuru and Masai Mara in Kenya, then Serengeti, Ngorongoro and Tsvangirai in Tansania and then Amboseli in Kenya. We can only advise doing safari, specially require Tom if you want to animals from close distance. You will have to wake up early but morning is the best to spot the animals. We had excellent communication with Silas (the owner), quick and proper. We have chosen Apodiformes from top 10 companies on safaribooking.com and can only recommend. Everything was on time and on schedule, suggested lodges (Serena and Sarova) were totally ok, good food and comfortable accomodation.
Written January 16, 2023
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William G
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Family
The safari was arranged by Apodiformes to suit our requirements regarding which camps and parks to use and for what duration so bespoke holidays or more simple ones can be arranged.
Our driver/ranger (Nelson) was excellent, very knowledgeable and helpful but not intrusive, this was a private safari just my wife and I. From previous experience the driver /ranger can make or break the deal and we certainly have no complaints this time only positive memories.
Our pick up from Nairobi airport was a bit late, due to a puncture but that could happen to anyone.
Cost wise it was not cheap but well worth it, the camps were first class and we saw more different animals and in greater numbers than we have seen on previous safari in Kruger RSA.
Written September 26, 2023
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