Safari Reviews, What Clients had to say about their Kenya Tanzania Safari Trip.
We had a wonderful time and Benson is a great guide. We look forward to returning soon. Thank you
Regards, John & Lisa. (USA).
Thank you, we arrived safely in Moscow and now are already missing Kenya.
Thank you for the great journey, everything was excellent.
Please send our regards to Benson, hope he's fine.
Thank you once again and kind regards,
Anton Vasin - Moscow,Russia.
After a 24hour-journey we reached our home safely. We were tired but also very happy. It was an amazing experience to see all the different animals in their natural environment. The accomodations were really nice and David was a fantastic driver/guide. We are really glad we didn´t take the jeep (sorry again for the inconvenience concerning that) because we wanted David to stay with us. It was the absolute right decision to keep him!
Now, we are back to our ordinary life. Our safari is already several days over but our memories of an unforgettable journey through beautiful Kenya will stay forever! We took so many pictures of the animals and the landscape. Everyone at home is eager to see our photos and to listen to our story. We will recommend African Servalcat Safaris because the service is client-friendly and convinced us overall.
We hope our suggestions made in the hotel in Nairobi will find considation because we are sure they will help to attract more people to go on safari with your company.
Many thanks for an everlasting impression!
Many greetings from Germany
Markus & Farzana (Heidelberg - Germany).
Nice to read you again. We arrived yesterday morning after a few relaxing days at Diani Beach, absolutely happy about the wonderful holidays in Kenya and Tanzania. Many thanks for your kind and professional services , we never can forget the fantastic game drives with Benson and Cirilo .
Pilar O'Kelly (Spain)- Year: 2014.
We are back home after a trip I will never forget! Africa is haunting me.
It touches the core of being human. The people are so open, kind and generous.
Amazing landscapes and animals.
Everything was fabulous! The trip Of a lifetime thanks to John and Zachs expert guidance.
We will contact you in the future should we return
Thanks so much for your help in making this a memorable experience.
Thank you very much!!
Phyllis Roseberry (USA).
We have been intending to e-mail you and thank you and Ben and Makalo for the most wonderful experience but it has been a bit busy and our feet have only just touched the ground after our safari adventures so my apologies for not having done so before now. We had a fantastic time and will be very happy to highly recommend you on Trip Advisor and anywhere else we can think of. We liked everything ! Perfect ! I'll talk to Ann and Ben and see if they have any comments. Otherwise, a huge thanks to you all and especially to Ben and Makalo for all the driving !
Best wishes and thanks again.
Martin Small. (UK).
We have arrived safely back home. Just wanted to thank you for arranging everything - we had a great honeymoon and couldn't have asked for better
accommodations or service. We really enjoyed our time in East Africa (we even saw a serval cat while at Ngorongoro Crater) and are happy to leave a review on the site. I have a travel blog and plan to mention you on there as well. Thanks again for everything. We hope to return one day and will recommend you to other people we know who are interested in going on safari.
Lily & Ruben (USA).
I have now returned to London after my trip last week.
I just wanted to write you a short note to say that I had a really wonderful time on the tour. Both of my drivers were excellent and the lodges were superb.
The itinerary was ideal as I was able to visit the Masai Mara, Serengeti, and Ngorongoro parks in one week. So thank you again for providing such a brilliant and well-organized tour. I will recommend your company to anyone I know who is planning a safari holiday in East Africa.
Many thanks and kind regards,
Thank you Sylvester and Benson for making all of our dreams come true in Africa. Looking forward to many more adventures with African Servalcat Safaris!
Mia Munayer. (CA, United States).
We want to thank you for all your help with our Africa Trip. We had an awesome
time and everything went well. We really enjoyed traveling with Benson and he did a great job and has a fun sense of humor. We also enjoyed our time with Zakayo in Tanzania,He was very professional and did a great job. Justice did a good
job on our last day and we enjoyed being with him. He's a good man.
We would have liked to see you and say thank you in person.
William and Carolyn Dennis.(California,USA).
It was a good think that you met me at the airport and at the end of our trip at the Stanley Hotel. As mentioned their should be a senior citizen type tour.
Less traveling, less daily wildlife tours, and fewer lodges.
You always answered my emails quickly and my questions.
No tour is prefect/perfect and overall I am happy with your service. The price,lodges, and services were fine. No problems there. I would use your services again and recommend to others.
This is just to thank you for the wonderful safari that we had. Everything was perfect, and we enjoyed our trip immensely. Thank you for the extra trouble that you took to book our hotel for the last night, and also for sending Benson to take us to the airport. We really appreciate it all.
Give our regards to Benson. He is a wonderful guy. So helpful and friendly.
Keep up the good work.
Olga du Preez and Martie Fourie(Cape Town, South Africa).
In July 2012 I went to Kenia for a 11-days safari with my daughter, to celebrate her 18 birthday . I'm very happy I selected African Servalcat Safaris to organize the trip - everything was as promised. We had an excellent driver-guide William, a very knowledgeable person, with a lot of experience. We appreciated the pace in which we were going through the reservations - we could see a lot, quite often we were the first to spot an important animal (eg a leopard or lions), or some shy ones like kudus. We also watched a lot of birds, as William is an expert at spotting them from a long distance. We've seen the big five and much, much more. And we've never got as dusty as some other safari cars did :-)
We took lots of pictures (of course) - William was making sure we've got what we want.
We've been to Sweetwaters, Samburu, Lake Nakuru, Masai Mara, Amboseli and Tsavo West (and Nairobi). All were great, but of all these we liked Masai Mara the least, mostly because of the crowds. If there was an interesting sight there would be 10 - 20 cars around it, while in other reserves there may be 1- 3.
We've been lodged in mostly in Sopa and Sarova lodges - good standard, attractive locations (Sarova are a little better, especially food).
Overall I'm recommending African Servalcat Safaris as a reliable tour operator and William as an excellent guide to African wildlife.
Halina Ciechomska-Kozłowska (Warsaw, Poland ).
Thank you so much for providing an unforgettable and memorable tour of Kenya and Tanzania. Benson and Zakayo were excellent guides as well as drivers.
Many thanks too for giving us the vehicle and Justus on the last day in Nairobi. It was very generous of you.
We will certainly recommend African Servalcat Safaris to other people who would like to go on safari.
Wishing you great success in the future.
Warm regards to you and your family
Peter and Shanthi (Switzerland).
Thank you again for a entire trip perfectly organized.
The entire trip was perfectly organized.
Our guide/driver Benson took us both and my six year old daughter everywhere safely. We had a great time exploring the country.
Benson is an amazing guide and driver, he was always cautious and responsible. We saw many other guides being less respectful or take risks.
Benson is extremely polite, helpful and very knowledgeable with a great sense of humor.
I treasure our long conversations during the transits and my daughter just loved him.
We visited Ol Pejeta, Samburu, Lake Naivasha, Masai Mara and Amboseli and also went to the Sheldrick elephant orphanage At the Sheldrick foundation I shedded a tear, those elephants just captured my heart as soon as they came running up.
Samburu and Masai Mara were breathtaking.
Amboseli, well, you never can see enough elephants, it’s just amazing.
I loved the accommodation and cuisine at Sweetwaters Tented Camp, the Sopa Lodges at Masai Mara and Samburu.
Our stay at Sopa Lodges and Sweetwaters were close to perfection, a dream.
The Serena Lodge at Amboseli was also good.
The Lake Naivasha country club has a beautiful garden but the room was in desperate need of maintenance and not all of the staff made me feel welcome. I would advise paying a bit more and staying in the Sopa Lodges.
I will definitely recommend Sylvester and all of African Servalcat Safaris services to any others wishing to visit Kenya.
The service was excellent from the first email. So from day one until the day we left we never had any complaints.
I hope to be able to visit again as I still have Tsavo and Tanzania on my list and I surely will ask Sylvester to organise my trip again.
Tamara Boddaert (Belgium).
Thank you very much for a great adventure. everything was done top notch. All 9 of us had a great time and everything was perfect. we all loved William and peter.they really are wonderful guides and excellent drivers!!they took great care of the vehicles and cleaned them up every night.don't know how they found the energy! all the hotels,vehicles, and arrangements were the best.thanks also for getting the school supplies we carried over to the school. to all of you at african servalcat- ASANTE SANA !!! everyone is now home safe and starting to download all the pictures. we will forward our recommendation to all with no qualms.
Sharon Gallagher (Allentown, Pennsylvania,USA)
We just got home from our great safari trip with William and Peter. They were the best – always helpful, super knowledgeable, and great to be around. They kept our group going with many game drives through some awfully bumpy roads. Their patience with making sure we got to see every animal and to learn all about Kenya was fantastic.
From the beginning in working with you to the end with William dropping us off at the airport, your company was very professional. The safari was a trip of a lifetime and made that much better with William and Peter at the helm.
If you ever need a reference, please don’t hesitate to contact me.
I have attached two pictures. Could you make sure William gets a copy?
Elizabeth & Brian Kump (USA).
Thank you very much for yet again a wonderful trip to Kenya. This time I travelled on my own and never felt uncomfortable or unsafe!
Sweetwaters tented camp is such a breathtaking place to stay while you are at Ol Pejeta Conservancy. I can definitly recommend this place to everyone. Beautiful place, with plenty of wildlife around and optional activities can be booked there. I went on a lion tracking expedetion and had an amazing time.
Your service before, during and after the trip was excellent as always and I was really pleased to hear that my friends, who had booked with you for their first Kenya trip, were very satisfied as well.
Until next time!!
May it be soon.
Sylvie Van Den Bossche (Belgium).
Thank you for your email, we arrived well here in Switzerland and are delighted to give you our feedback about our trip.
Everything has been perfectkly organized !
- Pick up from Airport to Arusha on time
- Our driver was very kind and professional, especially his knowledge about animals, nature and national parks helped a lot to gain on interesting information's and learn about the culture and see all kind of animals
- We were able to see the famous big 5, due to the fact that organization has excellent communication equipments to advice or assist their colleagues.
- All Lodges provided high standard services, beautiful rooms, excellent food with a lot of choices, a wide range of drinks with affordable prices. The accommodations has exceeded our expectations!
- Great hospitality by all hotel members and workers
We can highly recommend your Agency to our friends and family in the near future.
Last but not least, thank you so much for your assistant for this trip, which we will never forget and which will remain unforgettable.
Kind regards from happy
Leng & Lionel (Switzerland).
Thank you for your email.
We landed this morning safe and sound and I already returned to work today!
I wanted to tell you that our trip was really wonderful, everything was beyond our expectations and we really felt privileged to visit such beautiful places in these conditions. Benson was a wonderful guide, very patient and kind, and I learned so much from him during this week! He ensured our trip was amazing, starting with 2 leopards on the first Game drive :-)
I already started recommending the tour to my colleagues today and will send you a link to the pictures as soon as I sort them. Is there a facebook page of the company? Where can I write down my comments?
We also met wonderful people in the different hotels we stayed in, especially at Mara Leisure Camp.
Thank you for offering us this great opportunity and for all the memories we will keep with us,
Héléna Teixeira (Switzerland).
Thank you for organising my Kenyan adventure for me.
I had a great time exploring your country!
Benson is an amazing guide and driver! He was always cautious and responsible. I saw many other guides take risks which ended badly.
Benson is extremely polite, helpful and knowledgable!
I cannot fault the trip you planned for me at all. I loved every second of the adventure. And some parts really were an adventure!
As for the parks, Maasai Mara and Nakuru had to be my favourite for wildlife and of course Amboseli for scenery.
I loved the accommodation at sweetwaters, and the park at Samburu was very enjoyable as it was so different from the rest!
I will definitely recommend you and your services to any of my friends or others wishing to visit Kenya!
And I hope to travel to Tanzania with your help in the future!
Bryce Parsons (Perth,Australia).
Servalcat and Sylvester.
I could not agree more with all the people who are happy with African Servalcat Safaris and I have no reservations in recommending them. My wife, my niece, and I booked a three week safari in Jan/Feb 2012 that included 3 countries.
Sylvester was wonderful to deal with - answering and requesting questions about every aspect of the booking process, payment procedures, and itinerary details. No question was too small and he willingly investigated on our behalf any special things we wanted to do.
Our food, accommodations, and transportation were very good to excellent. The lodges were magnificent and all our drivers knowledgeable and professional. We were fortunate to have William as our driver/guide in Kenya; he made everyday something to look forward to and did all he could to find the game and the best views of them. I miss his smile even today.
We were very impressed that Sylvester welcomed any and all comments that would help him make his company and service better. Although a small company we believe that Servalcat gave us superior service and a much more personal approach than we would have gotten elsewhere.
Our itinerary took us to Uganda for gorilla and chimp treks, to Samburu, Lake Nakuru, and Masai Mara in Kenya, and to the Serengetti, Ngorongoro Crater, and Lake Manyara in Tanzania.
This was my 4th. time to Africa and one of my best trips. Servalcat and Sylvester thank you!!
Charles Brinton (Canada).
Yes...we arrived home safe and sound and very tired.
We had a wonderful time and do appreciate very much the tour that you worked out for us. Both guides, Benson and Peter were terrific and they took great care of us. We were very lucky to have them.
The accomodations were all very good and they were a nice mix, giving us something new at each place.
The flow and timing of the tour was also very well thought out in that we had lots to see and do, yet still had enough down time to relax and enjoy the country.
I also do want to thank you for your help in finding our luggage and making the arrangements so that we were able to pick it up.
Thank you once again, we will not hesitate to recommend your services.
One final note...I know that Benson was taking pictures for your web site. We also have many pictures. If you are needing any additional pics, we've got shots of just about everything...so feel free to ask and i i'll send them along to you.
Once again...thank you for the wonderful holiday.
Jambo Sylvester & Benson,
We had a great safari which totally lived up to our expectations.
The lodges were excellent and we all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.
Benson was a very competent driver and guide and did everything possible to make our stay as profitable as it was.We managed to see THE BIG FIVE and many other animals. I will have no hesitation in recommending you to anyone who is thinking of visiting Kenya.
Many thanks for your highly efficient organization.
Ian Miller.(Barcelona - Spain):
Hi Sylvester and Benson.
It was a great experience to visit Kenia where everything was organised so well and a great pleasure to have a guide as Benson! A nice memory for the rest of my life! Greetz.
Ellen Smets (Belgium).
Thank you so much for the fantastic week! Benson showed us the best places and took us there all safe and sound (not so evident with some of the Kenyan drive style). He made sure he did everything to please us but with lot's of respect for nature, the animals and the other tourists/guides. His knowledge of the wildlife was extensive and when he didn't know, he wasn't afraid to say so and looked it up in his or my book!
All the lodges we stayed at were above expectations! Everything we needed and more.
The driving times estimated on your itinerary could be more accurate as some days we drove longer than expected, but then again, with the Kenyan roads being in the state they are.. :)
We would also like to thank you for driving us through the city to the Tunza Orphange and the Sheldrick Orphanage! Both were experiences we will never forget..!!
One day we will come back and will most definitly book through you! If you give us Benson that is ;)
Sylvie & Patricia (Belgium).
Yes we arrived home safely a few days ago after an incredible journey through Africa and other countries.
With respect to our safaris in Kenya and Tanzania, we were very happy with the guides and the accommodation. Such high class accommodation in such remote areas was very pleasing. The knowledge of both guides was excellent, as was their willingness to do what we wanted to do throughout the safari.
One aspect that was a surprise was the long travel from the Masai Mara to the Serengeti.
I think your clients should be made aware of this long day of travel.
Overall, we were both very happy with the tour and would recommend it to others.
Thanks for all of your help in the lead up planning for our trip.
Neil King (Australia).
We have been home for two whole weeks but we talk about our safari adventure every day. I am still wading through the thousands of photos we took (yes, thousands.... we took about 2,600 pictures) but I have managed to post some to our Picasa Web Albums. We have two albums. The first has many photos, mostly wildlife and can be seen here:
We have a second album devoted to the AMAZING incident we witnessed of a hyena killing a porcupine only to have it stolen by a lionness. That can bee seen at:
I can honestly say that every part of our trip was a pleasure. You handled all of the arrangements perfectly! We loved the lodges. Our guides were great. William led us through Kenya and took such great care to make sure my wife and daughter were happy that he became one of the family. In Tanzania, Mtanganika was our very capable guide.
My wife and I are both teachers and can recognize quality instruction when we see it. Both of our guides went well above and beyond what anyone would consider a good experience. They were great! We have hired guides in 9 countries on 4 continents and I can honestly say that our experiences with African Servalcat Safaris were top notch. Sylvester takes great pains to make everything run smooth. We were so fortunate to have found such a great company.
Dr. John Van Niel (USA).
Our lives are quickly returning to normal but we are still talking about the wonderful 16 day safari you organised for us in Kenya and Tanzania. The arrangements were spot on and the selection of parks excellent. We particularly enjoyed Samburu, Treetops and, of course, Masai Mara. The extra day in Masai Mara was a good decision. We saw so much in Kenya (including the elusive serval cat) that by the end of the Tanzanian tour we were getting very fussy. Seeing a lion was no longer good enough. They had to be doing something special, and they were!
Benson is a standout guide. He is an excellent driver and knows exactly how to position the truck for the best view (finding the animals is no problem for him). He quickly became a friend as well as a guide. Simon in Tanzania is also a very good driver and went out of his way to find interesting animals. We thoroughly recommend African Servalcat Safaris and anyone with concerns about booking on the internet and remitting money to Kenya should not be worried. It all worked wonderfully.
Dennis and Linda Le Page .(Melbourne, Australia)
We reached Chicago Thursday afternoon, Safari was great experience for all of us, all the arrangements you made were excellent, the lodges provided a very comfortable stay,great food and excellent service. above all Benson(Kenya Guide) and Zakayo(Tanzania Guide) are very courteous and knowledgeable guides they made all efforts to make our safari memorable one.Thanks again Asante Sana.
Singh family .(Chicago-USA)
Jambo Sylvester and Staff,
We are home after a wonderful Safari with African Servalcat Safaris. I can highly recommend the company and from the airport pick up to our drop off - we had NO problems what so ever ! The standard of the accommodation , the tour itself and the fabulous guides was far beyond our expectations ! We were previously booked with a big commercial group and cancelled with them and very hesitantly booked with Sylvester over the inter net. All I can say is that I can only recommend him and his well run outfit. They were puctual and went way above and beyond their duties. We hope to return one day and explore even more of Kenya and Tanzania and maybe even the Gorilla's. Regards to William- the most outstanding guide ever !
Estelle and Jon (Australia)
The safari was fantastic and highly recommeded. We were very impressed by our guide -Silver, and how knowledgable he was, as well as speaking excellent english,highly professional, and the accomoadation was also excellent.
Thankyou for your assistance.
Mirain Rhys (Auistralia).
I purchased a safari from African Serval Cat Safaris and I must say that I was extremely impressed with the services they provided.
The hotel accommodations were great and so was the food and , most importantly, the safari itself was very interesting. It was my first safari and the only thing I regret was not booking one earlier. The guides were knowledgeable and the service was superb.
I was also surprised that I was able to live like a millionaire for a week and visit the very same
romantic places that I read about in books as a child and saw in movies so many times, all for a very reasonable price.
I strongly recommend this company and their safaris to anyone contemplating a visit to Kenya.
David Kessel,( Palms Springs, USA).
We are home safe and sound and very relaxed! We wanted to drop you a quick note tosay thank you again so much for such a wonderful, memorable experience. You made everything so easy! The booking, the transfers, the safari..everything! We loved the lodges where we stayed, we loved the food, we loved the parks and we just loved the safari. We also really appreciated you picking us up from the airport and arranging our hotel in Nairobi: that was a really big help. Please say hello to Benson for us, he was such a great guide! He taught us so much about the wildlife and the birds as well as the areas we visited. He made us so comfortable while he was showing us his country, we really enjoyed the time we spent with him. We were so excited to see him in the airport when we arrived back from South Africa. It was also great to spend our last day with him in Nairobi. When he dropped us off at the airport, he wouldn't leave until we were behind the lines having checked our bags and passed security! Thank you again for answering all of my thousands of questions. You have so much patience and I appreciated the way you took the time to put my mind at ease and help us with all of our booking. I would definately book with Serval Cat Safaris again and will recommend you to anyone who is traveling to Kenya! Asante SanaThank you again so much.
Sincerely, Elizabeth Ekroth and Christopher Maki(Canada)
Salamu Sylvester and staff and especially Patrick U hali ngani? Sijambo
Its Daniel & Kristin Salem here, emailing you from Australia.
I'm sorry it has taken us this long to contact you in regards to our wonderful holiday we had in Kenya.Kristin and I have travelled many places around the world in the last 6 months, so you can imagine we have been very busy.It seems so long ago now (October the 1st 2006) when Patrick picked Kristin and I up from the Airport for our week long safari to Samburu,lake Nakuru and the Masai Mara but we enjoyed the time we spent with Patrick and regard it as the HIGHLIGHT of our travels around the world.
Firstly i would like you to say a special Hello to Patrick and can you tell him we were thinking about him Secondly we would like to say or list some things about the Safari
1) We thought the accommodation was very good, beautiful locations. All lodges were fantastic, great food, very friendly people.The Samburu Lodge was the most beautiful place we have experienced.
2) We greatly appreciated the professional attitude and manner of our driver and tour guide and friend Patrick. He always gave us extra options for viewing animals and always put us in a great location for photographs.
3) We also would like say how safe and relaxed we felt driving around Kenya with Patrick.
4) We have enjoyed the knowledge passed on by Patrick about Kenya, it's people and customs. At all times Patrick was happy to answer our questions
5) Also Kristin and I were very happy about having a Van all to ourselves.We have seen so many other companies along our safari that had crammed up to 8 people into a van and I'm sure most of them were travelling with strangers and people with very different interests. For example some people might have wanted to spend more time looking at big cats while others in the same van wanted to spend more time looking at birds.We were so happy to have freedom in our safari with Patrick giving us alternatives to slightly change our itinerary along the way.
This sets Servalcat Safaris apart from its competitors.
To show our appreciation we would like to send you a CD of the best photographs
we took on our safari with Patrick..
Please feel free to use these photographs on your website, if there good enough..
Could you please email me your mailing address so i can send you the CD, and make sure you say a quick Jambo Jambo to Patrick and thank him very much....>>> Angalia and Ahsante from Daniel and Kristin.(Australia)
P.S. We will recommend SERVALCAT SAFARIS to all our friends and relatives.
We had an excellent time on our safari. Benson is an excellent guide and everything was well organised.Thanks for arranging this for us. We'd be happy to recommend your company to other travellers.
Chris Holley & Shere Hinchey(Australia)
I write to thank you for the good organization and arrangement for our tour. The accommodation, transport and most of all our guides were fantastic. Your tour company is professionally managed and you have done a superb job. Thank you from my sister Melissa, Johan and myself. I will not hesitate to recommend your company to my friends. Cheers.
Sarita Martis and Maria Melissa(Singapore).
Dear Sylvester and Patrick,
Time is flying by and we have already came back for one month! I didn't write to you earier since I want to send some photos togather. but there are so many things are going on and I am so slow for processing my photos. Better to write to you first.
We are very happy for the trip in Africa that you arranged perfactly for us. And we are very appriciated for Patrick's excellent driver-guilde for our safari. His rich experienced background, bright mind and pleasent personality brought us so much more opportunities and good memeries. Not only to the safari, he guilded my attitude to enjoy our trip in Africa, enable me to gain abundant expereience and information from our limited time. My writing about this trip was started in the air plane home, now is just for day4! That's why I don't have time for my photos, I have to write done things before I forget them. Photos stay much longer.
I wish you could read my writing in Chinese, but anyway, whereever I send it to publish, I will put your company website in it, for sure. And I will send you the best pictures I took after I finished the photoshop process.
Best wishes to your business. I allow you to put my words and photos in your site if you want. Anybody who want to get references or suggestions, fee free to email me:
Jianchun Zhang.>> China
Jambo Sylvester .
Sorry for the delay in getting back to you, I was away. Jessica, Jasmin, and I made it back in one piece but a bit tiered.
When you book a trip on the internet it is quite an adventure as you never know who you are dealing with. Let me tell you that this adventure was a pleasant one.
I would like to thank African Servalcat safaris tours and you Sylvester as we did not encounter any surprises in all of our stay. We where booked and well looked at in each of our hotels, lodges and campsites. (Apart from our first stay in Lake Nakuru camp site that look like a concentration camp) Everything you had promised was delivered. Meals and services at the lodges where excellent.
Kenya for us was the best, what we saw was a lot more then what we had expected, never thought we could be so close to the animals, the fact that we can go off road and go just a few feet from the animals is fantastic for taking pictures and do some incredible sightseeing. We saw lions mating, ostrich mating, hyenas, vultures, and other predators where at the rendez-vous numerous giraffes, elephants, Hypos lets not forget the Zebras and Gnu that we saw in quantities that surpass what
our eyes could see. Our guide Joshua was the best he is like a living encyclopedia, you can ask him questions on animals, birds, flowers, trees, religions, name it you will get an answer. He is a very good entertainer at night when there is a fire and a crowed he can tell you stories about safaris that will make you wonder.Jashua showed us four out five of the big 5 and they where all at few meters from us.
Our stay was very enjoyable, weather was cold and cloudy but never the less we saw lots of lions and giraffes, elephants by the dozen, and most of all on the last day we saw our fifth specie of the big 5 the leopard. Our guide Nuru was very compliant he would stop when ever we asked him to and he would take us anywhere we wanted to go. The fact that you cannot go off road makes it a bit more difficult to see the animals up close. The black rhinos where a fair distance away, the leopard was also far too far to take a decent picture with a 200 MM lens. Timing is everything but we still managed to see many species from close at one point we where surrounded by elephants just a few feet from our vehicle,
The roads to get from one city to an other are unbelievable especially on the Kenyan side, but what a way to learn about different cultures and see what Africa is all about, nature and animals is one thing, but to see how African people live is a must for every one.
Again thank you for making our trip one to remember for a long time.
As mentioned to you in Nairobi I will not hesitate to recommend African Servalcat to any one looking to do a Safari.
I will be presenting my photos to a photographic group which I am a member some time this fall and I will take this opportunity to see if it is possible to gather a group of 12 to 15 persons to go on a safari. I will be contacting you for more details when the time comes.
Regards >> Robert Codey, Jessica Codey, Jasmin (canada).
We are safely back home after a wonderful holiday in Kenya and Tanzania.
We couldn't have had a better time or experienced more.
Most of this is with thanks to you for your organisation and Joshua and John for being great guides and company.
Paul and I came looking for your office to thank you again personally but unfortunately didn't find it.
We now have a lot of photos to go through and stories to tell.
We have no hesitation to recommend Servalcat to anyone thinking of going to Kenya.
Thanking you again,>> Gayrth and Paul. (Australia)
Gayrth and Paul. (Australia)
We spent an excellent week in Kenya and truly enjoyed the trip.
In fact, we have nothing really to complain about.
All was well organized, timing was perfect and we had nothing to worry about throughout the week, which is good for holidays.
The choice of a private family trip was a good decision too.
Justus was an excellent guide to us, nice and friendly while never being intruding. He also proved to be quite knowledgeable and very respectful of the environment, which we appreciated (not always the case with other companies as we could see for ourselves). Also, he was very safety oriented, an important aspect for a family trip.
The choice of hotels and lodges proved excellent and we could see all what we expected and more. So much wildlife! Take care of it as your national treasure...
Of course, we still have plenty of images in mind, and Jambo jambo hakuna matata has become a family favourite song.
To conclude, really an excellent trip, worth the money we spent (and that was not our cheapest destination!).
As I said to Justus, we found about Servalcat through the Internet (no personal recommendation) and I decided to go with you based on the response we got from you and also the clients testimonies found on your Website. So, I can now confirm that our initial impression was the right one!
All the best to you and your team as well
Best regards.>>"Donna, Christophe and family, Dubai"
Dear Sylvester ,
First we should tell you that we enjoyed both of our safaris very much. Thanks again for putting them all together for us and for your speedy response to all of our e-mails. The arrangements you made worked well for us and we appreciate the good service you gave us.
The Tanzania camping safari was great - we went to a variety of places all of which we found very interesting and beautiful. Each place was special and we were glad we went to all of them (Lake Manyara, Oldupai Gorge, Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire.) We were also happy to have had some time on our own where we were close to villages that we could walk to and look around. Matthias was an excellent driver and after our first reaction of surprise and a little fear, we settled back and enjoyed the ride. Matthias always seemed to know right where the animals were and he was very good at spotting them long before we saw them. We also enjoyed our meals very much - Mossa was a good cook and we loved eating under the stars at a little table set with a table cloth and lantern - the little touches meant a lot.
The lodge safari in Kenya was also great - we really enjoyed the comfort of the lodges and all three of them were attractive and had good food.
Patrick was an amazing guide - he too was an excellent driver and took us on some memorable 'short cuts' and he as well just seemed to know right where the game were. He was always organized and we always knew when to be ready and where we were going next. Patrick talked to us constantly and told us not only about the animals but also about Kenya and the people and he told us stories about his experiences as a guide - we enjoyed all of his stories very much and looked forward to them each day. We appreciated Patrick's not always following the pack and taking us off into quieter areas where we had some very good game viewing and he still managed to show us the highlights that were exciting the other drivers.
We felt like we were leaving a friend when we said good-bye to Patrick. Thank you for letting us know that his son Joseph is fine - we were very concerned and were hoping for the best.
After the safaris we went back to Nairobi and then flew to Morocco for a 6 day trek in the High Atlas Mountains. We spent 5 days altogether in Marrakech and 2 days in Essaouira.
Our whole trip was for 47 days and we had a wonderful time. We learned quite a bit about Africa (Anssi did quite well speaking Chichewa and Swahili and people loved that.) We have many happy memories of Africa and the African people we met on this trip will always have a place in our hearts.
Thanks again for all your help, it was a great trip.
Donna and Anssi Rantamaa>>> Vancouver, Canada
Some impressions from our trip.
If I do East Africa again I would spend more time in Kenya and less in Tanzania. The reason for this is that the game parks in Kenya seem to be better suited for tourism. My 3 favorite places were Samburu, Masai Mara and Amboseli. At that time of the year(July and August) I would pass on Lake Manyara and the Serengeti. I think that you took care of reservations, selection of Lodges and our needs in an effective and professional manner. I want to again tell you what a great time we had and much of that was because of Henry, his efficency, effectiveness and knowledge. You can use my name and e-mail address as a reference for potential clients that may want to know more about you!
Edward Weiss and group.
Thank you, >>Edward Weiss (USA).
Dear Sylvester and Company,
Thank you as well, for putting together an incredible safari for us. As I look through my pictures, it is hard to believe that we had the opportunity to see so many beautiful places; meet so many wonderful people, and witness the behaviors of so many incredible animals. The pictures will never be able to convey to others the incredible experience! Henry and David were remarkable guides. It was so much fun sharing our days with them. They were like family. We are definitely recommending your company to anyone considering a safari.
Best regards to everyone and again, thank you for everything.>>>Diann GRUEN- (USA).
Finally I have recuperated from the jet lag and I would like to let you know how fabulous your service was on our trip. From the emails which were extremely prompt and informative and in which you answered every question, to the actual trip itself,we thank you for the good planning and service. Everything was arranged very well and there was also flexibility to do exactly what we wanted.
I have to say that William was an extraordinary guide. Not only was he extremely knowledgable about the game in the Samburu area, but he just went out of his way every single time we asked, to fulfill our wishes to visit Samburu villages. He made all special arrangements we asked for and many that stemmed from his own initiative. He never stinted in the time it took to do all of the visits and the game drives as well. We really owe a lot to him for the amount of negotiating and good will he created between the leaders of the villages and us. I have only wonderful memories of each visit. William was smiley and thoughtful and upbeat the whole time. He is a very special person.
And Justus was very flexible in Nairobi, trying to satisfy all our wishes about what to visit. Peter was helpful too on that last day.
So we appreciate all that African Servalcat did and we would highly recommend your organization to anyone who wants to go to Kenya. I don't believe other organizations would go out of their way like you did to personalize the experience and be so flexible in the arrangements. You impressed me from the very beginning of our communication to the very end of our trip.
Thanks so much for a memorable time.
Regards,>> Barbara and Roland Paul (UK)
Jambo Mwendwa! Habari yako?
I am fine. We came back to Istanbul to be snowed in. All the schools were closed, so we had an extra week of holiday, but in the cold. I terribly miss kenya already and every time I show the pictures I want to go back. I really enjoyed my Kenyan experience. I am more than satisfied with your companie's services and I have already recommended you to a friend who is planning on going.
Unfortunately I only had good things to say.
Hope you are all well. And I hope we will stay in touch.
All the best.>> Galaty Christopher.
Dear Sylvester and/or Peter,
Once again thank you for organizing a super safari. I would recommend your company to anyone going to Kenya. I wish I could have stayed longer. Kenya is a beautiful country with friendly people.
Christine Von Gemmingen & Group:>>(Germany)
We got home around midnight last night, after some fantastic days in Kenya. We talked a lot about the safari, and we both agreed that it had been a wonderful experience. John was a fantastic guide and driver, with a lot of knowledge that he shared with us during the four days we spend together. I even know what a whistling akasia three is now :)
Please send my regards to John, and again thank you very much for a very plesant experience doing bookings with you.
The safari has fascinated us. We have enjoyed very much seeing so many wild animals at liberty.
The hotels have been charming and they were located in very nice places and with incredible landscapes.
Benson has taken us very well for all the routes to the parks and has explained very interesting things to us on the animals. We are very satisfied with his attitude.
You can be sure that we are going to recommend to our friends and relatives who want to spend a few wonderful vacations in Kenya.
Thank you for the adventure! >> Silvia and David (Spain).
Thank you for making our honeymoon so special. All the little extras and upgrades were fantastic and although our time in Kenya was amazing we will never forget the hospitality and service in Rwanda and Uganda.
We will not hesitate in booking with you again when we come to Africa in the future and will recommend you to everyone .
Thanks again. Best Regards.>> Fiona and Marcel Court(London).
Yes we are home in the cold and rain! Thank you so much for an excellently organized safari. We enjoyed every moment of it.
The coast was great and it was fantastic to see Justice again on our return. He was marvelous - a great guide.
All the best and many thanks again >>Harriet & Mike Joao .(SA).
Good morning Sylvester,
We arrived back home safely but tired.
Please thank Julius for the safari, he did a good job in managing to let us see all but the Rhino. We all enjoyed it very much, even Kevin my son who was not well during the safari.
As we have now been on safari in Tsavo East/West twice, the next time we visit Kenya we will plan to visit the Masai Mara - probably November 2008.
I have attached a couple of photos, please show them to Julius.
Thanks again,>>Peter Uren & family(London).
First of all, was very nice for us to meet you in Nairobi.
Second, the trip was perfect, we love it, all the lodges was very beautiful places.Thank you for trust us, we reaaly appreciate your job, was great.Our guide and driver Justus was very patient with us and had a great job also.
We are very very happy!
Thanks...Thanks...Thanks...Thanks...Thanks...Thanks...>>Rogério and Maria Aparecida.(Brazil) .
We have arrived back in Bangkok safe-and-sound. We had a great time, and I am slowly going through the photos.Here's a photo of us taking photos of a pride lions in Samburu NP (first game drive).(2006).>> Steve (UK)
Just wanted to let you know that we made it back to Ethiopia. Thank you for all of your services during our stay in Kenya,we enjoyed our time. Looking forward to working with you in the future.>> Chelsea and Lana.(USA)
Sylvester, Peter and Henry.
I just wanted to send this email to let you know how pleased we were with the wonderful vacation you hosted for us. In addition to the excellent selection of parks, sites and lodges, you chose for us, we were extremely pleased with Henry's expertise. We all felt we were in good hands with Henry. We couldn't have had a better host. He was so patient with our continuous stream of questions and was always in such good spirits with a wonderful "Hakuna Matata" attitude.
Asante Sana.>> Dennis Gunvalson (from the Mark Baker clan) (USA).
Just a quick email to let you know that we have arrived safely back to Kilmore, Australia. I am not too happy to be back home and terribly miss your beautiful country already. We had the time of our life and will truly cherish these wonderful memories forever. I have already shown my family all of the 1974 photos that I have taken. Thank you very much. >> Maria Windsor.(AUSTRALIA)
Hi Peter and Sylvester.
A merry christmas to all of you! We had a safe journey home to Denmark and are now looking back at so many fine memories from Kenya. Thanks for your efforts to make us feel welcome. It was really great! I hope that I can send you some photos when I go home to celebrate christmas with the rest of the family. Send our best wishes to Francis also.And we miss the african weather...It's cold here!
Best regards. >> Ann-Sofi.(UK)
Apologies for the delay in this - just wanted to say again how thankful we are to both you and William for making our holiday to Kenya in August an AMAZING experience!
Warm wishes.>> Satu Kreula.
I have to tell you that I had very good time there. Safari was great and most of all William was great too I learned a lot). I will recommend your agency to my friends and hope to see you in few months again.>> Victoria. & "karen stewart"
We arrived back in Lagos safely and on time. We had a fantastic time in Kenya and Tanzania. The tour was very well organised and left us with no stress so we could enjoy the holiday. The accomodation was excellent and there was plenty of good food to eat. Our driver in Kenya (Joseph) was particularly good - he knew lots about the animals and was good at finding them! Kenya and Tanzania are beautiful countries and the people were very friendly. We would definately encourage others to visit and perhaps will find the opportunity to come back ourselves. All in all we had a great time, and would recommend Servalcat Safaris to our friends and family. We are looking forward to seeing our photographs.
Thanks for all your help and for a great holiday.>> Laura & Trevor Marsden, ENGLAND.
Thank you for arranging a most memorable safari for us. We enjoyed every minute of it, we saw more than we ever imagined, Henry was excellent and the lodge was top class too.
Thank you for everything,
Diane and Paul.>> Volker Krauth(and Birgit).Germany