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“Perfect Safari Experience”
Review of Vumbi Jeep Safaris

Vumbi Jeep Safaris
Reviewed September 26, 2013

My girlfriend and i booked a safari to Lions Bluff and Severin Safari Camp in Tsavo West through Vumbi Jeep Safaris. We had several offers online but Ali (director and guide at Vumbi jeep Safaris) was the only one who answered all our questions and demands with ultimate professionalism and gave us a good offer. We decided to go for a luxury Jeep Safari as Ali had recommended, he picked us up early in the morning from our hotel in diani at around 6:30 am and our safari begun to our total surprise he decided to use the Kwale road to avoid the traffic at the ferry cross to the island and we saw the beautiful Shimba hills, local villages,the women in Kangas and wow! it was simply magnificent. After a few hour we finally arrived at Lions Bluff, this place is just mind boggling a lodge actually suspended on the edge of a bluff! overlooking miles and miles of Africa offering a splendid view of the Kilimanjaro without strain from the balcony and below an abundance of wildlife. We did our game drives and saw several cats; lions feeding,cheetahs, herds of elephants,giraffes, zebras, gazelles and other countless animals. Ali is a well qualified guide he made us catch all the fun of the wild and in the evening we had all reasons to be exited as we seeped sun downers on an open terrace with Kilimanjaro. The following morning we went to Severin Safari camp in Tsavo West and its a place of its own the food,service and accommodation facilities is great plus the animals roam around and you see them freely.We went to the mzima springs and lake jipe and the terrain interestingly kept changing but our comfort was constant in the safe Safari jeep. Ali kept surprising us with a bottle of cold sparkling champagne when it was most desired and after the good time he drove us back to our Hotel Safely and we cant thank him enough.He has totally polished english so we could communicate comfortably he is professional and comical as well.
We recommend him to all our friends and anyone intending to visit Kenya for a safari Vumbi Jeep Safaris is the place!
Alison and Martin.

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Reviewed August 22, 2013

I can strongly recommend Ali and Vumbi Jeep safaris. Ali works tirelessly, and one of his drivers picked us up from Mombasa airport and drove us up to Lions Bluff in Tsavo West which was very convenient (he also re-arranged hi time for us especially, as our flight times changed at the last minute). His jeep was very comfortable, large and spacious with an opening roof for viewing. Ali is very knowledgeable about animals and birds, and also a very entertaining and considerate host - he specialises in 'private' safaris (e.g. for groups of family and friends). Lions Bluff is a very special place with a stupendous view, and we stayed for 3 nights without any particular desire for a change of scenery (see Lions Bluff reviews). Ali arranged breakfast in the bush for us with the lodge without being asked, which was particularly good. A private safari is great as you can pretty much run things your own way without fear of disagreement with other parties (as with mixed safaris) - one morning we were out for a 6 hour game drive, including the bush breakfast. Viewing highlights include excellent lions, and I also enjoyed seeing antelopes such as Eland and Oryx. We also did a day trip to Lake Jipe - without seeing another safari vehicle for the entire day - where we took a boat trip to see hippos and some birds. All excellent, if a long drive, but nevertheless interesting and game to see en route.

Vumbi means dust - which is worth mentioning as a 3 day safari is a pretty dusty experience ! Ali finally delivered us in the jeep back to the Mnarani Club at Kilifi (see reviews) which is a long journey. We took a back route for part of the way and passed through some interesting villages and countryside. Again - really great service and very considerate. Top notch.

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Reviewed July 5, 2013

We really enjoyed our safari with Ali from Vumbi. He is a passionate ranger and provided us with a lot of info about the animals and their beaviour. Vumbi is really a must for people willing to do safari departing from diani beach.

2  Thank Cortexlux
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Reviewed May 19, 2013

Vumbi provided us a brilliant Safari around Tsavo East, we loved it. We did a two day trip and wished it could have been longer. The lodge we stayed at was great and each luxury tent had its own pool. We saw lots of great animals and have all the photos to prove it.

Ali was a great guide, he was very nice and really looked after us. On the evening drive Ali had nicely chilled us some sparkling wine and took us to Voi town for some local drinks.

On our way back to our hotel Ali helped us do a bit of charity. We bought 120kg of Maze in 2kgs bags and dropped them all off in the villages. Everyone was very happy to receive the Maze and it felt like we'd done a good deed.

We hope to take another trip with Vumbi the near future.

Thanks Ali

Dave and Gem

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Reviewed March 24, 2013

We have spent 4 wonderful days and visited 4 parks e.g. Tsavo East, Amboseli, Tsavo West and Shimba Hills. Although due to the great distances among the parks the hours spent enrout seemed to be much, but experiencing all the wonders of nature was definetly worth the trip. Ali is an excellent guide, he does not only have very sharp eyes that enabled us to see many animals but also has an extensive knowledge of the animals, their behaviour and habitats. The choice of lodges Ali recommended was also fine. Drinking a bottle of vine together and watching the sunset was an excellent ending of the day. All in all a big thank you to you Ali. Hope to see you again maybee in a club in Hungary! ;)

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