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“Fantastic Bespoke Safari”

Australken Tours & Travel
Ranked #19 of 216 Tours in Nairobi
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Australken tours & travel ltd is a family run company that provides luxury lodge/ tented camp safaris, camping and budget safaris, walking safaris, cultural safaris, mountain climbing, gorilla trekking, special interest safaris, eco tourism safaris, holidays beach safaris, special interest safaris and more ...
Cambridge, UK
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Fantastic Bespoke Safari”
Reviewed December 2, 2013

Zippy from Austalken organised a wonderful safari-holiday. She suggested an itinerary based on the parks we wanted to visit, with flexibility on dates and the accommodation we were looking for. The result was a safari we could only have dreamt of.

On safari our driver/guide Symon was exceptional. There was not an animal/bird/plant he didn't know the name and background of. Our 4x4 Land Rover was always spotlessly clean and was a superb vehicle for the safari. We are so grateful to Symon for a fantastic 11-day safari across 2000 miles in Kenya.

From the moment Zippy met us at Nairobi airport until Symon dropped us off in Diani beach, the organisation of this superb company meant everything happened on time and ensured in every way that this was our bespoke safari-holiday of a lifetime.

Highly recommended.

Visited November 2013
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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1 review
“Great experience!!!”
Reviewed October 10, 2013

We went on 14 days safari (Kenya) with Australken in September. This was a real lifetime trip and a perfect choice!!! Organization was spot on. Zippy pick up us from airport in a middle of night, despite our flight was delayed. We saw a lot of animals : Elephant, giraffe, lions, cheetah, zebra, wildebeest, hippos etc. and more important we saw a real Kenya, thanks to our driver Daniel (Guara) who was explaining a way of life as we were passing each region (Amboseli/Aberdare/Lakes/Kakamega/Masai mara). During a long journey we discuss all topic - economy,politic, tourism,wildlife - it's really help us to understand this country. We were shopping at local market, eating very tasty food. We learn a lot about animals, their behavior and we were able to get very close to them. We had plenty of time to take photos and to enjoy nature. One day we even managed to rescue flamingo bird from acacia tree:) It was amazing experience.

Visited September 2013
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Wagga Wagga, Australia
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12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Praise from the rooftops”
Reviewed October 4, 2013

We will join the choir singing the praises of Australken. Ours wasn't a day tour but four days/three nights in Amboselli and Tsavo West. Zippy was at the airport to meet us at 7.00 am despite late notice that our long flight had been moved forward several hours and the fact that our actual tour didn't begin for another two days. When it did, guide Symon was exceptional not only in that aspect but also as a driver. His knowledge, enthusiasm and humour was very much appreciated. The tour was less expensive than most similar ones we priced with other companies but still managed to provide unexpected resort style accommodation on the third night without extra charge. Zippy even left the office to rendezvous with us at the end of our trip to see how things went and give us a small gift. A class operation all round.

Visited September 2013
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Nantes, France
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Awesome service”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

Both highly professional and highly comptetent/enthusiast, I cannot recommend them enough. I would definitely use this safari agency again when I return.

Visited January 2013
Thank Emmanuel D
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
“most efficient and helpful tour operator”
Reviewed August 2, 2012

We organised a short safari to the Masai Mara in July 2012 and Zippy proved as efficient in person as she was on email. We had a great time, were met at the airport and Livingstone (yes, really!!), our guide and driver was excellent. On our return to Nairobi, Zippy also organised our accommodation in Nairobi, a taxi to the airport and a present to take home - what could be more lovely!

Visited July 2012
Thank Alison C
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