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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Deadly means good where I'm from ok. Driver Joseph is the Ayrton Senna of minivans. No he didn't crash into a wall and die he just can manoeuvre a cheap Japanese van through ditches, rivers, hedges etc . Where others failed and needed to be hauled out of trouble Joseph merrily ploughed right through. He's not the world's most eloquent... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I recently joined my parents on an incredible 10 day Safari in Kenya and Tanzania, all managed and set up by Big Time Safaris LTD. I can tell you that this was hands down the most painless and enjoyable travel agency/service I have ever experienced. Writing a separate review of Big Time overall, and will keep this specific to their... More 

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Do not go on a two day trip but rather take the 3 day trip, avoid Sammy as a driver! Unlike the organisator said before the trip we did not spend much time in the park. We should arrive around 15:00 in the afternoon in the park but entered the park no earlier than 16:45. Then the driver/guide left the... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

We went for a 9 day safari with Big Time safaris and I would definitely use them again. I'll outline a few warnings at the bottom of this review though! This was my 5th time in Kenya so it was great that at each place we found guides that still taught me a lot and that's down to Big Time... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

Safari with Big Time was an amazing experience, I can only recommend them! We had the experienced driver Richard who was able to show us the best (animal) spots of the Masai Mara. The first evening we got to see a lion family eating a freshly killed zebra. The day after we were lucky to see the leopard which is... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016 via mobile

In the off season standard price is $100 a day but the agents will tell you $120 a day. However when I arrived other people had paid $280 and had water provided. They say everything is included but drinks are not included. They said airport drop off was included but then tried to Bill an extra 2000 tsh. Agent said... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016 via mobile

I've got to say, based on my interaction with Big Time Safaris, I am thoroughly impressed. Their service provides access to one of the continent's best game parks for under $400 all inclusive, which is unheard of in most parts of East Africa. And I seriously have to question the judgement of anyone who gives Big Time anything but a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016 via mobile

Had a very positive experience with Big Time. Both guides we had, James and Zak were very good and professional. The camp was very basic but what you'd expect from a budget tour. The only downside was the food on the way to/back from the Masai Mara.

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Port Louis, Africa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016

Miti Mingi Camp is old and tatty but nice food Nakuru Hotel was closed, we were the only guests, there was no food for snacks and no jam for breakfast just skeleton staff. We were told to take a public matatu for transfer to Mt Kenya and only when we protested was a van provided The Mt Kenya climb was... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016

I had a really good time on the five day Safari from Maasai Mara to Lake Nakuru and Lake Naivasha. Our guide Patrick was very professional and everything was well organized. We saw so many animals very close to us and Patrick knew lots of information about the animals. It was an incredible experience. Accommodation was decent as you would... More 

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Big Time Safari Camp is a privately owned and managed semi-luxury mid budget safari camp in the heart of the Maasai Mara Game Reserve in Kenya; home to the big five and the world famous wildebeest migration. All 34 canvas tents are en-suite and accommodation is on full board basis. This eco-friendly camp offers guests first class comforts and the finest cuisine in surroundings that evoke memories of the Africa of yester-years ... more   less 

Additional Information about Big Time Safari Camp

Address: Ololaimutie Gate | Maasai Mara National Park, Maasai Mara National Reserve 20500, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Rift Valley Province > Maasai Mara National Reserve
Price Range: $40 - $80 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 34
Also Known As:
Big Time Safari Camp Kenya/Maasai Mara National Reserve
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