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98397, Mombasa 80100 Kenya
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Anna D
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Solo
Geoffrey is very cool driver , I really enjoyed my trip ( Masai Mara, Naivasha, Amboseli), thank you !!!!! He helped with many things: unexpected breakfasts, unexpected road pictures with the animals and unexpected help with any questions we had during the trip )) He is the best , very kind and with very good sense of humour.
I recommend Geoffrey and the company. Definitively if you go to Kenya you should ask these guys for the help!
Thank you again !!!
Written September 30, 2020
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Janneke K
Rotterdam, The Netherlands1 contribution
Business
On Wednesday the 26th of October Chalkoko arranged a safari for us. We were traveling with a group of thirteen. And Chalkoko was very flexible about the pick-up point and our wishes for the day. We had a beautiful safari in Tsavo East, with many many elephants, lions, giraffes, zebra’s and many other animals. The drivers drove very safely on the highway, and in the park they knew all the hotspots.

Thanks Geoffrey for your services and well arranged day safari!

My best regards to you and your crew!

The Dutch-girl
Written January 3, 2012
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Janneke K, Thank you very much for your review. Am still waiting for you for another safari.
Written November 14, 2016
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Jarrod E
Melbourne, Australia1 contribution
Couples
I went on a 3 day safari to Tsarvo East and West National Park. I contacted a few companies while looking to book my safari, but Chalkoko was by far the most helpful and flexible. I had no idea where I wanted to go, but Geoffrey made suggestions untill we came up with a tour that suited me, much more personalized than other companies. He did not let us down on the safari either, we saw everything you can imagine and more, without being jammed in a van like some others I saw. And the lodges we stayed in were absolutely beautiful! On top of all this Geoffreys personality and jokes will keep you entertained the whole time. I definetly recommend Chalkoko Safaris, and when I go back to Kenya I will be contacting Geoffrey for another adventure.
Written January 6, 2012
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Jambo Sarah and Evans, Many thanks for your review. Am still waiting for you for another wonderful safari.
Written November 14, 2016
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Karl-c63
Liverpool, UK108 contributions
Friends
Early start took about 3 hours to get to Tsavo East from Mombasa. Spent around 5/6 hours in the park seeing varied game. I was very pleased the amount of animals we did see as we only had one day to spend in the park. Geoffrey is a great guide, his knowledge is second to non.
I would highly recommend using Chalkoko Safaris and will defiantly use Geoffrey again if I ever return to Kenya.
Written November 13, 2013
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Hi Karl, Thank you so much for your review. I welcome you back to Kenya with friends for another fabulous safari.
Written November 14, 2016
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Joan E
La Ametlla3 contributions
Business
Geoffrey Kore, manager, owner and senior guide at Chalkoko Birding and Wildlife Safaris accepted our challenge and organized a 100% tailor-made safari which took us from the north-west Saiwa Swamps National Park at Kitale down to the Tsavo West N.P. including 99% of the western and southern national parks, nature and forest reserves. The trip was superbly managed and executed and showed the extensive knowledge of Geoffrey Kore of practically all of the visitable nature areas of his native Kenya. A serious and responsible Enterprise which offers excellent value for your money, not only to the general nature lover but also to the professional wildlife photographer and researcher.
Written April 11, 2012
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Jambo Rafiki, Many thanks for your review. I still welcome you back to Kenya for another amazing safari.
Written November 14, 2016
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Sarah H
Canterbury, England, United Kingdom1 contribution
Couples
We had a fabulous time on Safari. I did not expect to see all the animals that we did... Patience pays! We visited Tsarvo East and West over a 3 day safari. 3 days was long enough for me as we saw the Big 5 and much more!!
The lodges we stayed in were of a much higher standard than I was expecting, the food was delicious and the service second to none. Geoffrey is a great guide and made our experience in Kenya one we will never forget. He was very organised, punctual, communicated everything to us and provided cold water in the van every day.
Cant wait to bring the kids back one day!
Thanks Geoffrey
Written January 27, 2012
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Jambo Sarah and Evans, Many thanks for your review. Am still waiting for you for another wonderful safari.
Written November 14, 2016
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Noelle V
1 contribution
Solo
I was highly recommended by a friend to take a safari with Chalkoko Birding and Wildlife Safaris. I booked my trip with Geoffrey and was extremely excited for my first Kenyan safari! Unfortunately, due to extenuating circumstances, I had to cancel my amazing safari more than a month before it was to occur. Geoffrey was so kinda and responsive following my cancellation. He continued to communicate quickly via email with me while he sought to get me a refund for the safari deposit I had already paid. He worked tirelessly to ensure that I was well taken care of, and I was! I am looking forward to returning to Kenya in the near future and will definitely be contacting Geoffrey to finally take the long-awaited safari with Chalkoko Safaris! Thanks again for all of your help and wonderful service!
Written August 26, 2014
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Hi Noelle, Many thanks for your review. I welcome you back for another fabulous safari.
Written November 14, 2016
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Todd R
Columbus, OH2 contributions
Friends
My wife and another couple booked a 2 day safari with Chalkoko Safaris in the Masai Mara at the beginning of August, 2013. First, I'll rave about the safari experience Geoffrey provided for us, but perhaps more notable, I'll explain how he went way beyond his duties as a guide to help us get out of some travel trouble.

1) The day before the safari was scheduled, Geoffrey made a personal visit to our hotel to notify us that he had reviewed our itinerary, and realized our outbound flight from Masai Mara at the end of our safari would not allow enough time for connecting for our homeward bound flight from Mombasa , so he arranged to personally drive us to Nairobi and bought us flights to Mombasa that would better fit our travel schedule. The drive and the extra flight was arranged at no cost to us.

2) The Safari was awesome. Geoffrey was waiting when our flight landed with an excited smile and we immediately hit the trail. In the next two days, we saw more wildlife than any zoo can handle. We saw the "Big 5" (In Africa, the big five game animals are the lion, African elephant, Cape buffalo, leopard, and rhinoceros. The term big five game was coined by big-game hunters and refers to the five most difficult animals in Africa to hunt on foot) as well as gazelle, crocodile, hippos, jackal, ostrich, baboon, eland, warthogs, waterbuck, and of fields upon fields of zebra and wildebeests. In fact we saw 3 black rhino, a very special treat that even got Geoffrey joyous.

3) During our travels, our group had both banking troubles, and during safari, instead of being distracted during this once in a lifetime experience, Geoffrey turned into our personal receptionist, translator, secretary, negotiator and fixer, providing his personal cell phone number to the bank and answered and dealt with many phone calls on our behalf while we hung out heads out the window and enjoyed the safari. On the aforementioned complimentary ride to Nairobi, he even took us to a bank, and personally helped resolve our banking issues with us.

Geoffrey of Chalkoko Safaris is a great guide, and a great guy. He knows how to spot animals from a mile away (literally, I am pretty sure) and is knowledgeable and respectful of the land and animals. He knows how to cover ground fast and keeps us aware of where we are going, and what we are seeing. He gave us a wild and wonderful trip full of great stories and photos.
Written August 9, 2013
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Jambo Todd, Many thanks for your review. I welcome you back to Kenya with family and friends for another wonderful safari.
Written November 14, 2016
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val_jamieson
Hereford, UK2 contributions
Couples
IThis was the first time that I booked a holiday on the internent and was a little concerned if it would br OK. I need not have worried, Geoffrey did a wonderful job of arranging 3 good lodges in Tsavo Wesr, East and Amboselli. We had many great game drives made very exciting and interesting by our guide /driver Geoffrey. I found his friendly personality made this safari a real winner. If I ever get the chance to return to Kenya I would be sure to use this company again.
Written October 15, 2011
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Jambo Val jamieson, Many thanks for your review. Am still waiting for your for another safari.
Written November 14, 2016
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Anita152
Seattle, WA6 contributions
Couples
Oh my gosh – several weeks ago I went on the most magnificent trip I’ve ever been on in my life – with Chalkoko Safaris, led by Geoffrey Kore. I had no idea what to expect from a safari , but had lots of excitement about this trip. KENYA - Big game, hippo-filled lakes, Maasai Tribesmen – so much to be excited about! And the trip with Geoffrey far exceeded any imaginings I could dream up! Geoffrey is a joy to be around – his smile lights up the African Savannah – and he has a happy heart to match. His dedication to making sure we had the best possible experience shone through in every moment of the 8 days we spent with him. He arranged our whole trip, found wonderful places for us to stay, suggested many things for us to do (take a boat safari on a beautiful lake, visit a Maasai Village, get a big giraffe smooch at the Giraffe Center in Nairobi) that each turned out to be a wonderful add-on to the magical time we spent in Amboseli, Lake Nakuru, Lake Naivasha and Masai Mara. Geoffrey took extremely good care of us from the moment he picked us up at the airport to the moment he dropped us off back at the same airport where we sadly parted company – full of incredible memories and experiences (and lots of laughing) - all of which were the direct result of Geoffrey's wonderful guiding. I cannot recommend Chalkoko Safaris and Geoffrey Kore highly enough – he is a treasure! (And – if you’re really lucky, he might even sing to you at dinner) 
Written December 17, 2013
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Dear Anita Fahnlander, Thank you for your comment, It's my pleasure to serve all my clients equally as per the best of my knowledge. Thank you for choosing Chalkoko Safaris to serve you.
Written December 29, 2013
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