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CKC Tours & Travel Limited - any one heard of them

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CKC Tours & Travel Limited - any one heard of them

Hi,

We were planning to go on a safari tour in May and got some quotes. Wanted to know if any one on tripadv had heard of CKC Tours & Travel Limited or dealt with them and what their experience has been.

Their correspondence has been pretty professional, not asking for too much of an advance (20%). been able to answer all the questions... always a bit jumpy before i pay the money,...

thanks

andy

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Hi

Yes, I know CKC and have know them for many years and been on some great safaris. Never had a problem and have found them attentive and helpful.

Have a great safari!

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We had a great experience in July 2014 on the 6-day safari CKC organized for us. John was a great help in getting everything organized and was very responsive to our special requests. Our trip went from Arusha, to Lake Manyara, to Serengeti, and finally to Ngorongoro. Our driver/guide, also named John, was really friendly and always seemed to find the animals before any of the other drivers. The hotels CKC had booked for us were all great – very clean and comfortable. We enjoyed the experience immensely. Thank you, John and John.

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Hi,

I can only say great things about CKC Tours. I remember having the same questions before our trip but I can say it was a perfect honeymoon!!!. I will come back again with them someday. I hope!.

Elisa

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We booked a last minute safari and John was able to pull a great tour together (Masai Mara, Lake Nakuru, and Samburu). The accommodations and van were excellent. We requested Vincent as our guide because he guided my mom and aunt in 2011. He was wonderful and we seemed to be spotting more animals than other vans/jeeps. In fact, other guides at the lodges said that Vincent was the best…highly regarded by other companies.

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Yes I recommend CKC Tours and will happily go again with them.

This was out first safari. We wanted to fly to avoid long tiring road transfers, and stay in quality but sensibly priced hotels and the package put together satisfied our requirements at a cost significantly less than some international luxury operators.

John met us personally at the airport and was very friendly, thorough and professional. Our private transfer to the Serena Nairobi was an opportunity to find out a little more. He gave us our detailed arrangements the following morning with flight and hotel vouchers and advice regarding the trip. He safely stored out excess luggage for our onward trip to Zanzibar as the strict 15kg weight limit applies for the light aircraft transfers and met us again at Wilson airport at the end of our trip.

The flights to Amboseli and later Masai Mara were an enjoyable experience with some fantastic views, but the small aircraft may not suit some. We saw herds of animals around the swamp in Amboseli and tracks of animals heading toward the Mara River from the windows.

The hotels were perfect, relaxing with good but not gourmet food and lovely views. The views from the Masai Mara Serena Game Lodge are amazing- you don’t need to go on safari, just look out the window as the animals pass having crossed the river.

We enjoyed the BBQ bush dinner at Amboseli and the breakfast with the hippos on the Mara River – would highly recommend both.

The game drives were fantastic, we were in 4*4 pop up vehicles. In Serena were had 3 of 4 game drives with no other passengers and had completely private tours in Masai Mara (we did not chose private tours, just got lucky as the season was coming to an end – late September).

Our drivers were fantastic – as first time safari goers we kept asking to stop and look at zebras initially! We saw the amazing Elephants in Amboseli, the crossing of the wildebeest on the Mara river , lions, hippos, and everything else including a leopard. The sceneries in the two locations are excellent and going to Amboseli then Masai Mara is the best order to enjoy these two locations.

Overall I would highly recommend this safari and would happily go with CKC tours again. We’ll be back!

Paddy, UK

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We are really pleased we chose CKC Tours for our first experience in Africa. John met us at the airport and was happy to arrange transfers for our departure once our 8 day safari had concluded. Our safari included 2 night visits to Amboseli, Masai Mara, Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater National Parks. We stayed at Serena Lodges throughout the trip and the experiences at each venue were really unique.

We managed to see the Big Five as well as many other animals. Our guide, Joshua from Serena Masai Mara went above and beyond to ensure we saw lions and cheetahs up close, which was amazing considering we traveled during the ‘low season’.

We would recommend CKC Tours, as the whole safari experience was made an easy and enjoyable one thanks to the professional and friendly service of John and his team.

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Their the one's to go with,enjoy.

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