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Excellent
Based on 26 reviews
Jeffrey D
Jeffrey D
2023-08-17
Great Kenya and Tanzania safari experience Just finished a safari with Saunterland team in both Kenya and Tanzania. The communication with James via email and WhatsApp was prompt and professional. James curated a 12 day safari starting in Nairobi and ending in Arusha. We did Samburu, Lake Nakuru and Masai Mara in Kenya and proceeded to Serengeti, Ngorongoro and ended in Tarangire. The vehicles were clean. The driver who also served as guides had an in depth knowledge of the parks, wildlife and various cultures. Definitely it was an amazing experience to us!
Claire D
Claire D
2023-06-13
A safari worth every penny!! My husband and I came across Saunterland as we were searching for our safari in Kenya. We have been in a safari before in South Africa through another operator in 2008. This 4 days safari in Kenya exceeded our expectations by far. James was propmt with emails and Patrick was a guide with a hawks eye. He could spot animals from a distance and explained about them with expertise. The Ashnil facility in Masai Mara and Sopa lodge in Naivasha were dope. We opted for the safari land cruiser.It was clean and well maintained. Obviously I would recommend Saunterland for the memorable safari experience
Jennifer J
Jennifer J
2023-03-12
Amazing tour of Masai Mara and Lake Nakuru Reached out to the Saunterland team for a 4 day safari in Lake Nakuru and Masai Mara. The planning was good, prompt response and good recommendation of hotels. We stayed at the Castle Mara and Sarova Lion Hill lodge at Lake Nakuru. The game drives were comprehensive and can't thank enough Ken our guide for the good job.
Tamara B
Tamara B
2022-10-06
A dream come true We chose Saunterland Africa Tours to do the safari of our honeymoon and it could not have been a more successful idea! With James (the owner ) we have a fantastic communication and he cares a lot that his clients are happy and their safaris adjust to their requests, everything was adapted to our ideas and budget, as soon as our guide Alex we only have words of thanks, thanks to him we were able to see the big 5 and everything was explained in our language (Spanish) he works hard to find all the animals and take you to beautiful places, he was also very polite and also funny, we will never forget you Alex thank you for all! Both are great professionals who care that your trip is perfect. The Saunterland team made our dream come true, they are 100% recommended and we will choose them again on our next safari. Thanks for everything. Xxx Elegimos a Sauterland para hacer el safari de nuestro viaje de novios y no pudo ser una idea mas acertada. Con James el dueño es posible una gran comunicación y se preocupa mucho de que sus clientes esten felices y sus safaris se ajusten a sus peticiones, todo fue adaptado a nuestras ideas h presupuesto en cuanto nuestro guía Alex solo tenemos palabras de agradecimiento, gracias a él pudimos ver los 5 grandes y todo explicado en nuestro idioma (Español) trabaja mucho para encontrar todos los animales y llevarte a sitios preciosos, además era muy educado y también divertido, nunca te olvidaremos Alex! Ambos son grandes profesionales que se preocupan de que tus viaje sea perfecto. El equipo Saunterland hizo nuestro sueño realidad, los recomendados 100% y volveremos a elegirlos en nuestro próximo safari. Gracias por todo.
JM_Jennie
JM_Jennie
2022-02-10
A truly incredible trip and service with Saunterland If you’re looking for a safari trip operator, we couldn’t recommend Saunterland highly enough. My husband and I are just back from a trip of a lifetime and there’s nothing we would have changed, absolutely perfect - and that’s a great part down to Saunterland’s dedicated help in organising and high level of service while with them. Our trip, initially organised for the summer of 2020 was impacted by the COVID travel ban, but Saunterland were great with keeping in contact through out the 18 months, offering either a refund or rescheduled trip. Saunterland proved to be trustworthy and committed whatever our choice in the circumstances. The attentive emails from our personal planner James, were always fast, thorough and responsive to our requests. He was able to advise if we had a question or needed local knowledge and was adaptable in our changing requirements. Ken was our exclusive guide for our entire trip and we were so thankful for this - Ken studied tourism and Kenyan wildlife and carries now 15yrs of experience touring the national parks. His knowledge of the wildlife, where to find them - even the illusive animals and their behaviours were unparalleled. We found that Ken is well known for his expertise across the Masai Mara, our hotel manager and other guides advised he was particularly knowledgable and we were very fortunate to have him as our guide. We travelled far and wide across the plains and into the lesser-visited corners to watch every animal we could wish for. Ken is so familiar with every every twist and turn of the Mara, as well as the individual prides/herds/animals, you’re absolutely in safe hands. Moreover, Ken has a photographers eye, which means he will always set up in a position that gives you the best lighting, angle, view and background that he possibly can. His attention detail and ensuring our trip was nothing short of fabulous was from start to finish, from airport collection, driving Nairobi and the national park, at our camp site and on other excursions, plus Ken would always ensure any food we ate were free from my intolerances. A truly 5 star trip, thank you Saunterland!!!!!
Becky F
Becky F
2021-09-11
10 Day exploration of Kenya This safari in Kenya was to discover the parks in Kenya. We were referred by a family couple who had taken a safari with Saunterland in March. We started off by reaching out to James via email who was responsive and helped us plan the safari. We started off with 3 day safari in the Northern part of Kenya in Samburu. It was an interesting safari seeing the special animals that we discovered were endemic to that area. We then headed out to Olpejeta for a 2 day exploration. It is a good conservancy with a chimpanzee sanctuary (learnt that is the only place you can see chimps in Kenya).Olpejeta is also home to the remaining Northern white rhinos. We then headed out for an overnight at Lake Elementaita for a birding experience. We stayed at the luxurious Elementaita camp. The lake at that time was flocked with a good number of flamingoes. There are many other bird species. We then headed out to Masai Mara which was a fascinating experience. We experienced crossing of the wildebeests at the Masai Mara, game hunt by cheetahs, saw all the big five and loads of animals. Our stay was at Ashnil camp was superb-nice food, friendly staff and good facilities. We ended our safari with a visit to Lake Naivasha. We made a walking safari in the Crescent Island. We did a boat ride to and from Crescent Island which also took us to the hippos site. Our stay was at the luxury Lake Naivasha Sopa resort. A good hotel on the banks of the lake and has animals roaming in its compound. In summary, this was a safari beyond our expectations. Jeremy was a professional and knowledgeable guide. He was friendly and went an extra mile to make the safari a success. Cant thank him enough! Our regards also goes to James. He was patient with us and our endless questions. I can attest Saunterland team is going far and can recommend them for anybody seeking a safari in Kenya.
James-de-Graaf
James-de-Graaf
2021-07-07
Excellent day trip! Excellent day trip for those that live in Nairobi, don't have the time to stay in Amboseli, but do want to see the national park. Stanley, our driver, was very friendly and punctual.
Paul
Paul
2021-06-12
Mara Luxury Private Safari 3-Days Pre-Arrival: We had a trip planned to Sint Maarten but had to cancel last minute. We decided to go to Kenya instead and got in touch with James from Saunterland Safaris a few days before arrival. James was able to plan our private safari and the booking process was very efficient. Pickup & Transportation to and from Mara: Our safari guide Gibson met us in the hotel lobby in Nairobi at the mentioned time and was very courteous. He was knowledgeable and even before reaching Masai Mara he took every opportunity to show us relevant and cultural things about Kenya on our way to Mara. We opted for the Safari Land Cruiser and it was spacious, had sockets for phones and anything you need power for, and a pop-off roof which was excellent for game viewing. Alternately, you can ask James to help with tickets if you want to fly into Mara. This is a more comfortable and faster option and that way you can preserve energy for the actual game drives and your trip after/before the actual safari. Game Drives: Masai Mara is a lovely place and a lot of safari enthusiasts probably know a lot about wildlife and animal behavior. This is where Gibson shone as an experienced safari guide, he was knowledgeable and knew where to find the game. He also educated us about animal behaviors that we were unaware of despite watching many documentaries on the subject and reading the books. We saw a lot of giraffes, lions, hippos, cheetahs (the famous band of brothers that has appeared on many documentaries), leopards, and a baby leopard which was so lovely. The cherry on the cake was being able to see a Black Rhino mother with a baby Rhino. Gibson knew the hot spots to spot the less spotted game and has observed their behavior so he was able to time our drive and take us to an area where the sighting was much more likely. We had breakfast in the bush on one of the days. After our Rhino spotting, we had a lovely bottle of wine that Gibson, our guide got us, overlooking the Mara Sunset which was breathtaking. The day our game drive was supposed to be early, Gibson already made sure our lunch boxes were ordered, keeping our dietary preferences in mind and it is these little touches that made it a memorable experience. Accommodation: We stayed at Ashnil Mara and it was very nice. There is a range of accommodation choices available which James can help you plan. For us, Ashnil was very nice and comfortable and we are used to staying at good hotels (read Ritz-Carlton, St Regis, One&Only, etc). For the price, we were impressed with the service. Overall: I recommend Saunteralnd for booking your safari experience without reservation. We will use them whenever we travel to the East Africa Region (they also have safaris in Tanzania and Uganda I believe). The price we paid was very reasonable and we think it was a great trip for two people (we paid less than 600$ per person) and honestly, the experience far exceeded what we paid. I am sure prices change with the season and may be different (we traveled in May 2021, so it wasn’t a busy time) We had one spare day in Nairobi and we booked Gibson again to show us around and got a photoshoot done. Highly recommend a day of photography which James can organize for you. The safari car rental for the whole day all-inclusive costs us $180 minus the photographer.
Donald D
Donald D
2021-05-21
Well organized bush and beach safari Just finished my tour in Kenya. My family undertook a safari in Masai Mara and Lake Elementaita and flew to Diani beach for a 3-night stay. The safari was well organized, thanks to James and his team for making our safari a dream come true. Masai Mara is great with many wild animals. Lake Elementaita was awesome with large populations of flamingos. The services at Serena camps were incredible. Simon our driver guide was cheerful and professional. Diani beach is a nice place. The beach is clean and the beach resort had good facilities and services. Thank you Saunterland team for making our safari!
Westie
Westie
2021-02-18
Wondferul Maasai Mara Experience We did a 3 day safari from Nairobi and loved it! Our guide, Julius, was really nice, had lots of animal facts, managed the bumpy roads as well as anyone could, and was committed to finding us as many animals to see as possible. The van was reasonably comfortable and the accommodations at Zebra Plains were excellent. We could not have asked for a better trip.
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