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“Best of East Africa trip for big five” - Johnmark

Good service provided by Crossriver Safaris, Kenya and Tanzania safari

Views: 1004 Visited: Jun 2018 Reviewed: Nov 07, 2019

We booked an 11 day trip through Cross River Safaris. Our itinerary in Kenya included the Masai Mara, Lake Nakuru, and Amboseli. In Tanzania - Ngorongoro and the Serengeti.

Our Kenyan driver Patrick, was excellent. He ensured that we saw the "Big 5" and went out of his way to allow us to experience some very unique animal encounters. He had a text book knowledge of the animals. Communication through Cross River Safaris was very good. As we were planning our trip, Erick was very prompt in replying to our emails. Paul met us at the airport and drove us to our hotel where Erick met us the first night.

Paul also was a great tour guide as he spent two days touring us around Nairobi (this was not included in our trip price) but was something we had requested. Ken, a very knowledgeable tour guide did an excellent job of taking us on a three hour walking tour of Nairobi. That evening we met with Erick when we discussed expectations for the rest of the trip. Erick arranged our trip to Tanzania. We were fine with this as we saw different ecosystems. Our driver, Victor Tanzania, took us to see some beautiful sites in Lake Manyara and while in the Ngorongoro we even saw lions mating! An interesting experience to say the least. The jeep we travelled in was not as comfortable as the van we had used in Kenya. Having our own cook in Tanzania was a nice added touch. Evelyne Tanzania had a driver pick us up from the Hotel in Arusha and take us to the bus stop where we were to board a trip to Nairobi.

As we had booked a "low budget" safari we did not expect luxurious accommodations. The hotels were clean and safe. The tenting experience was very basic and often the showers were not hot. I would suggest if you want a little more luxury, then you book a higher level safari (we could have had more comfortable accommodations buy paying more but we could never have had better opportunities to experience the animal sightings we did).

Thank you Cross River Safaris for an experience of a lifetime!

We would definitely recommend Cross River Safaris and especially enjoyed getting to know our new friends - Erick, Paul, Ken, Robert and Victor and our cook in Tanzania.

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