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“If Kenya is Heaven, Best Camping Tours and Safaris is the Pearly Gates”

Best Camping Tours & Safaris
Ranked #27 of 489 Outdoor Activities in Nairobi
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Established Nov 1986, Best Camping Tours is an owner-managed venture. With the guarantee of quality & provision of an unforgettable adventure in the WILD. We offer premium quality services in the realm of tours, travel, adventure & beach holidays right here in the heart of East Africa. We have everything to offer from adventure camping safaris to luxury lodge / tented camp tours , whatever your preference may be we will bring it right to you in the wilderness. Every Park & Reserve in Kenya and Tanzania has something different to offer. Although the search for the Big 5 (Lion, Leopard, Rhino, Elephant, and Buffalo) is always on, you will also get to see a variety of different plain’s game and bird species. Our Kenya Camping Safaris & Luxury Safaris options take you from the vast plains of Masai Mara to the lumbering White Rhino and massive flocks of Flamingos at Lake Nakuru National Park to the elusive leopard in Samburu, finishing of your travels at our endless sandy white beaches
Reviewed August 29, 2018

Kenya Offers best Wild Life Experience. All what we saw, photographed, learnt is amazing!! Seeing in real time what we have seen on TV is surreal!!

We were introduced to Mr Imraan Nanji by a person who went to Kenya 4 times through Best Camping Tours. We emailed, spoke though skype and chatted on whatsapp. He prepared us well to visit Kenya, advised and arranged the tour to suit our taste and likes. We had adequate warm clothing, walking shoes, binoculars, cameras, caps and insect replant.

Best camp employee was at the airport to receive us despite the flight delay, had the best guide allocated to us and thereafter is was like a dream come true to all of us. Best Camp has meticulously planned our trip, the route, accommodation, safaris and nature tours, our safety, food and all other comforts.

Each time our guide (Mr Jack Machariya) was ready before us, responsible, spoke good English and well acquainted with the jungles and all animals.

When the show started, we saw the Big 5 and many more. Clouds cleared to show us the top of Mount Kenya and Mount Kilimanjaro (where for weeks no one has seen them), Flamingos were in millions at Nakuru and at Amboseli. The guide told us Wilder-beast were roaming but they have not crossed the Mara River for days. He advised us the heat may be too much to bear while encouraging us to be patient. We watched for two hours and they crossed!!

We are sure we were lucky to encounter the best sightings of the wild. However we will visit Kenya again very soon as we are very excited with our experience. Thanks Imraan and Jack you are the stars!! Returned home with full realization Imraan and his wife Shifaana are our best friends for ever!!

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 27, 2018

Throughout our trip we were well cared for by Paul (our driver), Steve (site overseer and chef), Jonathan (masai warrior who stayed up all night to keep the campsite safe!). We always felt safe. Saw masses of animals including cheetahs, leopards and lions.....Had plenty of time out on the Masai Mara - including at sunrise and sunset. Also went to the border with Tanzania and walked along the river, escorted by park rangers to see hippos and crocodiles. The food was delicious and communication before and after the trip (by email with Imraan) was always quick, easy and efficient. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend them and will definitely use the same company again if we're fortunate enough to go on another safari in the future.

Date of experience: June 2018
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bestcampingtours, Manager at Best Camping Tours & Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded October 1, 2018

Dear Helen,

Asante Sana Always for your very kind words and thank you for taking the time to write us a review.

We are thrilled that you had such a memorable safari.

It was a pleasure having you travel with us again and I hope to see you again in the near future.

Warm wishes to all.

Shiraz, Imraan & the Best Camping Team

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Reviewed August 27, 2018

I have used Best Camping twice (2014 & 2018) for their 3 day safari tour and they are amazing! My family and I made a trip out in July and we had such a warm welcome, incredible food, were always looked after and saw SO many animals (Just missing a rhino I think! ;) ). Steve, Jonathan and Paul were looking after us and they were so lovely and filled with knowledge, we also became really good friends with the couple that ended up touring with us. We would definitely use again.

Asante sana!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Anna R
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bestcampingtours, Manager at Best Camping Tours & Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded October 1, 2018

Dear Anna,

Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review.

We are thrilled that you had such a memorable safari.

It was a pleasure having you travel with us again and I hope to see you again in the near future.
We look forward to seeing you photos soon.

Warm wishes to all.

Shiraz, Imraan & the Best Camping Team

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Reviewed August 7, 2018

The entire trip was AMAZING! Imraan and the team at Best Camping were professional and went out of their way to make our trip as memorable as possible! Went with my family, 4 adults, for a total of 10 days and everyday led to a new experience. We visited Ambroseli, Mt Kenya, Samburu, Lake Nakuru, and finally Masai Mara.

We didn’t know much about Kenya before we went but the team at Best Camping Tours organised everything perfectly and we even got to visit places like Mt Kenya where the hotel was at a watering hole and the animals came to us! The entire tour was at a very reasonable rate and our navigator, Martin, was an exceptionally safe driver, and he was also very well versed in all the animals and birds we saw. All the questions we had about what we saw were answered and we also saw a lot of things we would have missed if it weren’t for him.

Honesty this was one of the most memorable trips for me and I definitely wont be forgetting it soon! Thank you Best Camping Tours for making the experience so enjoyable!

Date of experience: July 2018
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ImuKenya, Owner at Best Camping Tours & Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded August 23, 2018

Dearest Ruby & Family,

Asante Sana for your very kind words and thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We are thrilled that you had such a memorable safari.

It was a pleasure meeting you all and having you travel with us. We hope to share many more memories with you all in the near future.

We look forward to seeing you photos soon.

Warm wishes to all.

Shiraz, Imraan & the Best Camping Team

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Reviewed July 19, 2018 via mobile

Imraan and Best camping did a great job for our Safari. Imraan was always available no matter whatever time and very professional and courteous. I would definitely use them again. Thank you Imraan.

Date of experience: June 2018
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bestcampingtours, Owner at Best Camping Tours & Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded August 1, 2018

Dear Vinay, Bhavin, Ishani, Kanan, Semony, Ashta, Simern and Devarshi,

It was such a pleasure to have organised your safari and we are glad you had such an enjoyable experience.

Thank you for choosing Best Camping Tours as your safari operator.

We look forward to having you on another safari in the near future.

Asante sana and karibu tena.

Shiraz, Imraan and the Best Camping Team

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