Transtrek Safaris

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A truly personal and tailored service

Written on: January 25, 2016   |   I visited in January 2016 My girlfriend and I are just back from a 12-day trip to Kenya which was organised by Daniel at Transtrek Safaris, and the service certainly exceeded our expectations.

Daniel had been helpful from the start, providing us with an initial itinerary and quote based on our requirements. We then worked together, via email and via Skype, to further tailor our itinerary to allow us to experience the best of Kenya and to fit within our budget. Daniel did not only take our requests but also provided guidance and advice based on his experience, and we are very happy that we trusted him.

We finally agreed on a packed itinerary which involved 9 days of safari (in Lake Nakuru, Lake Naivasha, Maasai Mara, Amboseli and Tsavo West) followed by 2 days of relaxation on Diani Beach near Mombasa.

The entire planning process was very smooth and pleasant.

Once in Kenya, we were taken very good care of from the moment we emerged from the airport, to the final drop-off on the last day. We did not have to worry about a thing other than enjoy our holiday. All the lodges/hotels that had been recommended by Daniel were amazing. Everything, from accommodation to meals, tours and internal flights, had been arranged as per our requests.

Peter, our guide/driver who stayed with us throughout our trip, was friendly, attentive, trustworthy and very professional - we had a great time with him and will truly miss him and his sense of humour! He is also a skilled spotter and a great driver, and made our experience even more special.

Our vehicle was very comfortable for the long drives, had ample space for storage (and even napping!) and was great for game viewing.

Finally, we had the pleasure to meet Daniel and his wife for dinner on our last day just before catching our flight back to the UK - it was great to share our experience with them and was a perfect conclusion to our trip.

Transtrek Safaris provided us with a customised, personal and friendly service which exceeded our expectations, and I cannot recommend them enough. Thank you so much for the experience of a lifetime!
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(5/5 stars) Written on   |   Visited: Sep 2016.
We didn't know exactly what we wanted from a safari, having never done anything like this before, but Daniel helped to put together an itinerary that worked perfectly and fulfilled all of our requirements.

Thanks to our drivers (Peter) expert knowledge and the good planning we saw all of the big 5 on numerous occasions as well as a huge selection of other wildl... read more

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(5/5 stars) Written on   |   Visited: Aug 2016.
It’s just over a week since we returned from an amazing family holiday travelling through the Kenyan safari parks with a few days chilling on the beach along the way. Our two sons (14 and 17) wanted an African adventure and that’s just what Daniel and the Transtrek team delivered. From the initial contact followed by many calls and emails Daniel was patiently able ... read more

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(5/5 stars) Written on   |   Visited: Feb 2016.
We just returned from a 14 day safari booked through Transtrek Safaris. They are one of many, many companies to choose from when booking a safari to Kenya. I sent a few emails to several companies, and Transtrek ended up being the one we felt most comfortable with. Daniel, the owner, replied quickly and professionally, making our choice easy. He laid out a plan for... read more

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(5/5 stars) Written on   |   Visited: Sep 2015.
Had an amazing once in a lifetime experience with Transtrek Safari. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a well planned and affordable safari trip.

I was very impressed with the knowledge that both the tour operator, Daniel Francis and the tour driver Richard. All staff went over and above to accommodate myself and my family, including my dietary... read more

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(5/5 stars) Written on   |   Visited: Sep 2015.
Where do I start? So many good things to report from our recent trip. Daniel, the company director, provided us with exceptional service. From the start I felt he really understood what we were looking for plus he was able to get what we wanted within our budget! He made some valid suggestions to our itinerary which in the end made a huge difference to our trip. Th... read more

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(5/5 stars) Written on   |   Visited: Jul 2015.
This was a family holiday of a lifetime for my partner and I and our 15 and 12 year old son and daughter. We now have treasured unforgettable memories. I would describe it as the best holiday I have ever had and that's mainly down to Transtrek Safari. I selected Transtrek Safaris based on reading positive reviews by others and wanting to support a family business. ... read more

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(5/5 stars) Written on   |   Visited: Nov 2014.
My girlfriend and I wanted to go on safari and not be in a huge group following a set trail.
We spoke to Transtrek and they took us through lots of options - which meant we got the holiday we wanted.
They helped us organise a beach holiday for a week and when we had truly recovered from work we went on a hugely varied safari trip covering all the locations we ha... read more

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(5/5 stars) Written on   |   Visited: Dec 2014.
We were simply amazed by the abundance of wildlife in Kenya. Our close proximity to such a large number of different animals and birds during the trip was incredible and in such stunning surroundings as well.

Transtrek Safaris organised the perfect itinerary for us covering Amboseli, Tsavo West and Lake Naivasha with a couple of breaks outside Nairobi including ... read more

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(5/5 stars) Written on   |   Visited: Dec 2014.
Travelling to Kenya for a wedding, we found ourselves with the prospect of 7 days free for a safari - but without any experience or knowledge of the country at all. The friendly and knowledgeable staff at Transtrek helped us to put together an itinerary which took in a wide range of habitats in our short trip, packed with diverse species, but without feeling like w... read more

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(5/5 stars) Written on   |   Visited: Nov 2014.
It was one of my life-long ambitions to go on a Safari but it has always been out of my price range until I discovered Transtrek Safaris. The cost was totally affordable but was not reflected in what we got. We stayed in the most beautiful places that were just the right amount of luxury even in the bush. Transtrek looked after our every move from the moment we wa... read more

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