Transtrek Safaris

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Wonderful safari experience!

Written on: May 12, 2016   |   I visited in February 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 our itinerary, including suggested lodges and tents. After several changes and upgrades, we were booked. It was very helpful and comforting to be able to pay via credit card, rather than sending a cashier's check half-way around the world!

We spent one full day in Nairobi, during which we visited the David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage.....so worthwhile! The safari itself included Amboseli, Tsavo West, Tsavo East, Lake Nakuru, Lake Naivasha, and Masai Mara. Each park had it's own flavor and uniqueness. Our accommodations were perfect; mid-range to high-end, with the small tented camps being our preference over the lodges. We saw everything we were hoping to, even though unseasonably wet weather made some animals move to other areas. The bonus of traveling in February is the uncrowded roads and accommodations. There was not a game drive that something unexpected and marvelous did not happen!

Our driver, Peter, was there for us every minute. From our 11:30pm pickup in Nairboi, to dropoff at the airstrip in Masai Mara 14 days later, he never let us down. He was always ready with suggestions but entirely open to ideas from us. He is an extremely safe driver both in traffic and on rutted park roads. He knows them like the back of his hand. He also knows the game patterns and what can be found where, while also staying in touch with other drivers to make the experience the best it can be. Not only did we see the big 5, but more unusual game such as bat-earred fox and oryx kept us interested and engaged. Easy to talk to with a nice sense of humor, we were very happy with Peter as our driver/companion!

Daniel was in touch with Peter on and off during our safari to be sure all was going well, and even spoke with us on the last morning to suggest activities in Nairobi before our 8:30pm departure. We felt safe, secure, and taken care of! Transtrek did an outstanding job for us, and we would not hesitate recommending them. Thank you, Daniel!
Meet and greet team
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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: Jan 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... 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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Kenya is less crowded in February, and still has many animals to be seen.

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