Sunworld Safaris
Sunworld Safaris
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Monday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
About
Our Company Sunworld Safaris is operational since 1997 and is an owner - run Specialist Tour Operator, based in Nairobi, Kenya. We select eco-friendly hotels/lodges/ camps for our guests, are determined to respect and conserve wildlife and support local communities. We run professionally customized safaris to suit our clients' needs in all aspects. Our tours are carefully planned & executed through our handpicked and highly skilled Destination Specialists. We have a great reputation in the market! As a Top Category A member of the Kenya Association of Tour Operators. We are owner managed, hands on and operate a large fleet of custom safari built 4 wheel drive vehicles. Permanently employed multi-lingual and highly rated Specialist guides ! (members of the Kenya Professional Safari Guide Association, click here) Low carbon footprint tours including a selection of eco-friendly properties for accommodation ! Reliable, custom made Safaris in Ke
Nairobi, Kenya
Meets animal welfare guidelines

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Travelers' Choice
2023

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Rona J
Anchorage, AK50 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Friends
We took time to look for a locally owned and operated, eco conscious, KATO endorsed tour operator in Kenya and Sunworld Safaris topped the list. My friend and I have the same birthday and were looking for a special girls getaway to celebrate. We didn’t really have an agenda, which may have been frustrating to somebody tasked to plan an adventure trip for people they don’t know, but Carolyn was up for the task! Carolyn took time to ask all the right questions and really listened to what we were looking for as first timers. We relied mostly on her expertise and recommendations and we couldn’t have been happier with our experience. Carolyn worked very hard over the course of two months to stick to our budget while planning a truly personalized experience. We were perfectly matched with our driver guide, Martin, who was personable, knowledgeable, skilled and very patient with our questions, requests and shenanigans! We nicknamed him ‘Magic Marty’ as he always shared the best spots and best information to ensure we got the most out of every opportunity whether it be shopping or on safari. Marty became a member of our family over the course of 11 days and we learned so much from him as a cultural resource and safari expert.

The accommodations that were provided throughout the trip were top notch with special touches and individual flair that made each one special. No cookie cutter hotels or tourist traps! Sunworld takes very good care of their employees, who were extremely complimentary of the owners and they all clearly enjoyed their jobs. Friends and family following on social media couldn’t believe that we weren’t on a VIP tour. The trip was truly a dream come true for us both and I can’t say enough about Sunworld Safaris to give them the credit they deserve. The coordination, communication and end product was out of this world! They worked so hard to ensure us the best experience possible and it absolutely went above and beyond any experience or expectations we could have dreamed of! Thank you, thank you, thank you to the staff at Sunworld! I’m not sure how any experience like that could be followed or repeated. You guys are truly THE best. Exceptional in every sense of the word! xo
Written March 7, 2020
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Dear Ronajnak, Thank you for this wonderful review and taking the time to share your experience with us. It is always our pleasure to be a part of our clients safari adventure and making sure your stay is a memorable one. And we are most delighted you chose us to organise your birthdays. We appreciate your kind compliments to Carolyn and Martin, who are a great asset to our team. We do hope to be with you again next year for another birthday or sooner. A big thank you from your friends at Sunworld Safaris.
Written March 13, 2020
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Markus S
Augsburg, Germany4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
Sunworld Safaris has showen extremely professionalism from the first contact we had with them. The booking process was very easy. The guide we've had (Nick) was outstanding friendly, always on time, has showen us the best possible spots at Tsavo East and West as well as in Amboseli Nationla Park. Further he explained all our raised questions very detailled and easy for us to understand. He was always flexible and tryed to fulfill whatever we wished.
Further the car was in a very good shape, meximal comfortable and we falt always safe with no hesitation.
I can recommend Sunworld Safaris. For us it was one ouf our most impressive and best holidays we've ever made.
Thank you Sunworls team it was our pleasure beeing your guest. We will come back!
Written March 23, 2020
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Dear Markus S, Thank you very much for your lovely review! We are very happy that you enjoyed your safari and that you were pleased with Nick. Sunworld Safaris prides themselves with exceptional and very knowledgable driver guides! Sunworld Safaris also ensures that you are provided with the best type of vehicle to offer safety and comfort at the same time! We look forward to having you back with us again!
Written March 25, 2020
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Anthony J
London, UK8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Best summarised in letter to Sunworld head office:
Firstly I should like to thank you for all your help arranging our trip. You were super-efficient and very helpful. Asanti sana

Secondly, I want to record just how wonderful Paul Wanjohi was throughout our entire trip. He was extremely knowledgeable about all aspects of wildlife, including the plants and birdlife. He was invariably very friendly. He was very knowledgeable about the places to visit and the camps in which to stay. He was sensitive to our needs and preferences, including my desire to drive periodically.

It is quite a risk to be stuck in a vehicle with someone for 8 days, camping with them also , so essentially with them 24/7. I can, without reservation, recommend Paul as one of the best guides/drivers we have ever travelled with. It would be great if you could also share this with your boss too, and any other members of your team you’d like to.

Many thanks for everything.

Best wishes

Anthony
Written February 20, 2020
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Dear Anthony, Thank you for taking time to write this wondeful reveiew. It is always our pleasure to be a part of our clients safari adventure and making sure your stay is a memorable one. We are so happy you enjoyed your camping safari. Paul is truly an asset to our company and I have passed on your compliments to him. A big thank you from all your friends here at Sunworld Safaris!
Written March 17, 2020
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Wildlife fan
14 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
I enjoy wildlife holidays and have recently returned from a holiday where Sunworld Safaris were the land agents. At the final lodge, clients who had an en suite demanded the use of my bathroom as well. The guide went to contact head office and returned stating that I had not paid for a single room, so must do as I was told by the clients.
After showing the guide my itinerary from the UK, he refused to contact head office again saying that the travel agents had not informed Sunworld. In response to paperwork from Sunworld clearly showing a single room, he told me to email. I was unable to phone as the mobile signal was somewhere in the bush.

I asked for a vehicle to take me to Nairobi as there were no hotels nearby. This was refused. Two clients were very kind and at their urging agreed to stay, not that I had much choice. One allowed staff to create me a makeshift bedroom in the living room of her suite, leaving me without a mosquito net etc. The other shared her bathroom with me.
The lodge staff and my travel agent, neither of whom were at fault apologised. My travel agent told me that Sunworld have received my emails and demand for an apology for ruining my holiday. A week later Sunworld have not even acknowleged my emails. I am returning to Africa in January and will visit Kenya again in a couple of years. I will ensure that Sunworld Safaris are not involved in anyway and would urge others to be cautious.
Written February 29, 2020
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nighat r
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021
I would like to thank you for all your effort for organising our safari and making it a memorable one. We LOVED it, and Tawi is just beautiful, their service was excellent, food was amazing and both Peter and Allison, the managers made our stay very comfortable, our room was the furthest from the main area, but cant complain as one of the mornings we spotted 4 cheetahs right outside our tent and it was just a wow moment, the view of Mt Kilimanjaro was breath-taking as one full day it was clear skys and we spend all day just admiring the beautiful mountain that is known for its shyness 😊 , as for the room, what can I say …. Very comfortable, very spacious and clean, the views from every corner in the room was just spectacular. The sunsets and sunrise were just breath-taking – we made sure we got every sunrise with all its magical colours. In terms of wildlife we got to see the elegant elephants of Amboseli – we never got tired of spotting them for the whole 4 days, we were lucky to spot two young male lions from a distance too.

We were also very pleased to see the vehicle was equipped with hand sanitizers – that surely was a big help out there. Francis Wathika is a lovely guide and although my personal relation with him from working together in the past he made me feel very important and special 😊 his amazing and we both loved his sense of humour.

Ron managed to get lovely shots out there and although it was dusty with the open vehicle but worked perfectly for Ron with the flexibility to move around and take the shots he wanted. we look forward to visiting again soon – hopefully end of this year if all goes well…!!
Written January 14, 2021
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Dear nighatr2021, Thank you for this wonderful review and taking the time to share your experience with us. It is always our pleasure to be a part of our clients safari adventure and making sure your stay is a memorable one. We appreciate your kind compliments to Francis, who is a great part of our team. A big thank you from all your friends at Sunworld Safaris! We cannot wait for a return visit in order to be on safari with you again!
Written January 19, 2021
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Carolinedietlin
Charleston, SC6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Family
This was our first time to Africa and Sunworld Safaris made it unforgettable!! They went above and beyond to make our family trip the best it can be! It was perfection from the beginning to the end. Staring with Jonina who helped us with the bookings and answered all my questions. She was so sweet and professional making herself available for us every time we had a concern. She will always help us with no hesitation trying to make our stay pleasant and worry free. Because of Covid last year we had to reschedule for this year and they were very understanding and kept the same prices for us. I can’t really say enough about this company , they sure know what they are doing and worry about their customers!!

We stayed at the Mara Bush camp, on the Private Wing by the hippos and OMG it was a dream come true. I’m obsessed with hippos and sleeping by them was simply an out of this world experience! The camp was beautiful. This Glamping was an on and other level 😂 top notch . We have 3 tents and all were perfect! Very comfortable beds, pillows, spacious showers and bathroom.., and omg the shampoo and cream smelled soooo goooood! We felt so pampered and spoiled. Every night we had a rubber warm bottle inside our bed because it was a little chill and we all Loved it! It was the talk of the trip 😂 My kids enjoyed everything and everyone. Staring with Leshan aka Collins who played with them, showed them around , taught them about his culture, and so many amazing little gestures he had with us! That guy has an amazing heart ❤️.
The manager, Kulali aka Joseph, was very helpful throughout our stay, making sure we had everything and that we a were having a good time.
Our driver Julius was so nice and knowledgeable , he had a lot of patience (we traveled with 3 kids so it can get loud and crazy and he managed lol) . He tried to make every Safari outing unforgettable and tried to find the animals we wanted to see. We did breakfast on our rides by nature and also snacks and drinks by the sunset and he made it super special! We can’t say enough about him and how sweet he was with the kids and to us !! We love that guy!!
We can’t say enough about everything and everyone, the chef Jackson (the food was amazing btw), servers, barman, our tents guards (yes we had one for each tent every night and they wake us feel safe all the time !!!)
Thank you everyone for make us feel special and for making sure we were having a good time. It was so hard to say goodbye.Thank you all, we sure gained a new African Family. We miss all of you. Until next time
Written June 27, 2021
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Dear Carolinedietlin, Thank you for this wonderful review and taking the time to share your experience with us. We are so delighted to be a part of your first family trip to Africa. It is always our pleasure to be a part of our clients safari adventure and making sure your stay is a memorable one. We appreciate your kind compliments to our entire team, Mara Bush Camp Private Wing, with a special mention to Jonina, Collins, Joseph, Jackson and Julius, whom are all a great asset to us. We are so glad that you enjoyed our ever present hippos that do add a special joy with all their activity at the camp. A big thank you from your new family Sunworld Safaris. We cannot wait to welcome you back anytime.
Written June 30, 2021
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Matthias
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
We recently travelled to Kenya and have rented a 4x4 Toyota Landcruiser from Sunworld Safari to self drive and to visit Tsavo, Amboseli, Masai Mara and Lake Nakuru. The car was equipped with everything that is required for camping and driving offroad. From the communication with the customer service to dropping the car in Nairobi we had a wonderful experience with Sundworld Safari and will defnitly book again the next time when we visit Kenya.
Written October 25, 2020
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Dear Matthias T, Thank you for this wonderful review and taking the time to share your experience with us. It is always our pleasure to be a part of our clients safari adventure and making sure your stay is a memorable one. We appreciate your kind compliments to our team. A big thank you from your friends at Sunworld Safaris! We would be thrilled to welcome you back and be of assistance anytime!
Written October 29, 2020
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dd79Chicago
chicago2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022
We have found yet again that Sun World has exceeded our expectations for a wonderful series of safaris in Kenya.
Despite the difficulties of the covid world, Rebecca, followed capably by Jonina, kept us in mind as we navigated reworking the all details of our complicated itinerary for a second time since we put it off for one year. They worked with us not only before our trip but during our travels. As a tour professional I know how important back office work is and they helped us immensely as we ended up with one traveller needing medical attention in a remote location and then leaving the tour early. Every arrangement was made and followed up on, and any last minute questions were promptly dealt with.
The driver guides!! Such professionals and such amazing people. We really enjoyed Francis, Boni and Simon and they clearly were extremely knowledgeable about their wildlife and parks. More importantly to us, we felt we made good friends that taught us much about Kenya - one reason we continue to return. Boni, especially was so very helpful with our ill traveller, making arrangements for us to find a clinic and ensuring the rest of the group did not miss the elephant mud baths. His patience and caring were so very reassuring.
The accommodations were wonderful places, many we had been to before and several new camps. As always the Kenyan hospitality was top notch - staff are so clearly welcoming and heartfelt. The food arrangements SunWorld made for us at the self catering camps worked extremely well as we knew they would.

We will continue to highly recommend working with SunWorld for any visits to East Africa. And we will be looking forward to our next trip!
Written March 18, 2022
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Dear dd79Chicago , Thank you for this wonderful review and taking the time to share your experience with us. It is always our pleasure to be a part of our clients safari adventure and making sure your stay is a memorable one. We appreciate your kind compliments to our team. A big thank you from your friends at Sunworld Safaris. We would be thrilled to welcome you back anytime!
Written March 21, 2022
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Karen M
Oxford, UK8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
Sunworld have been consistently reliable in providing us (twice now) with excellent quality 4 x 4 large safari vehicles for 8 people self drive. The vehicles have always been delivered on time with 2 good spare wheels. They have then met us at the end of our safari at Wilson Airport on time to collect the vehicles as we had to catch onward flights. The vehicles have always been reliable, in excellent condition and we would definitely hire from Sunworld again. Thank you for providing such an excellent service. Robert & Karen
Written March 12, 2020
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Dear Robert and Karen, Thank you for this wonderful review and taking the time to share your experience with us. It is always our pleasure to be a part of our clients safari adventure and making sure your trip is a memorable and safe one. We appreciate your kind compliments to us and we say a big thank you for always chossing us. We look forward to being of service to you again.
Written March 13, 2020
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Fred F
Chicago, IL87 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
We contacted Sunworld Safaris in Nov 2020 to arrange a private tour for summer 2021. Patricia Wahome was our Tour Consultant. Patricia is a gem! She worked with us over several weeks to develop exactly what we wanted, a private tour for two to see/photograph "crossings" of the Great Migration and elephants at Amboseli near Kilimanjaro! Over six months we repeatedly contacted Patricia with questions and changes to our plan. She was very prompt in responding, explained our options/cost in great detail. We tweaked our tour right up to departure, Patricia never wavered in her support and guidance. Martin M. Mburugu (3M) was our guide throughout our tour. We quickly dubbed him "Magic Martin" as he always seemed to understand exactly what we wanted. He has an eye for photography, vehicle positioning, lighting and helped us get just the shots we wanted. Our two weeks in Kenya were magical and unforgettable! Sunworld and Martin made sure we were both comfortable and safe, enhanced Covid protocols were in place and enforced everywhere we went. Martin is an incredible driver and guide. He expertly "read the roads" and got us wherever we wanted/needed to be while keeping us safe. I have been to Kenya several times and this was by far the best trip so far. I cannot say enough positive things about Sunworld, Patricia or Martin. The only negative thing about this trip was that it had to come to an end!!!!
Written August 10, 2021
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Dear Fred, Thank you for this wonderful review and taking the time to share your experience with us. It is always our pleasure to be a part of our clients safari adventure and making sure every part of your trip is a memorable one. We appreciate your kind compliments to Patricia and Martin, both are a great asset to us. We would be thrilled to welcome you back and a very big thank you from your Sunworld Safaris team.
Written August 25, 2021
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