Written on: July 09, 2015
I visited in May 2015
I would definitely recommend booking your Kenya safari experience with Absolute Holiday Safaris. David and our driver/guide, Patrick, made my safari experience pleasant & enjoyable. When I first contacted David by email, he responded very quickly in a professional and attentive manner. Some dozen email messages later (mainly due to my indecisiveness which safaris and accommodation options to choose), we managed to decide on the itinerary that met my needs and budget.
I must say I never felt that my emails bothered David and he was happy to answer all my concerns. The real test for the reliability of Absolute Holiday Safaris came after I missed my flight to Nairobi in Doha and had to take another flight next day which required making drastic changes to my itinerary. David was there for me all the way communicating with me by email or phone. I was picked up from the airport and driven at least to the countryside where I met up with the rest of the group. This wasn't on my original itinerary as I was supposed to be picked up from my hotel in Nairobi. Because of my missed connection in Doha, David had to sent an additional car to drive me some 100 miles to catch up with the tour bus. I call this being flexible and accommodating.
I also liked the fact that I wasn't required to pay for my safari by a money transfer. I simply paid the full amount after my arrival to Kenya.
Patrick, our driver and guide, was relaxed, polite, and friendly. He had a very good knowledge not only about the Big 5 but also other fauna (especially birds) & flora. I also enjoyed my conversation with Patrick about local customs and way of life during a long and exhausting road trip from Nakuru to Amboseli. I was the only person who wanted to go to Amboseli and was very grateful that Absolute Holiday Safaris agreed to take me there as I don't think this segment was profitable for them. In fact, other safari companies didn't want to work with me on this part of my safari.
All my accommodation choices turned out as described in David's emails. In fact, they were better than I expected.
Once again, based on my experience, I would highly recommend Absolute Holiday Safaris.
We just finished a 12-day safari covering most of the national game reserves in Kenya. The package is put together with the help of David, one of their office workers, and carried out by Patric, a great driver and Guide.
Their service is superb. We really enjoyed the 12 days.
By the way, their price is very reasonable.
It was a great experience booking our Safari with Mr. David. He organised it well and almost planned it the way we had expected. Our guide was knowledgeable and punctual. We almost saw all the animals. We have great memories and our trip was an unforgettable experience.
We highly appreciate Mr. David'service and definitely recommend booking through him.
We had a memorable vacation with Absolute Holiday Safari team in Kenya. We (me with my wife and 3 yrs old son) chose for a week long safari trip. Pre-travel communication and arrangements by David was excellent. He is a real professional. He accommodated all our requests and provided necessary information/ suggestions as we were travelling with a child. Airport pic...