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By: Odyssey Safaris
Certificate of Excellence
We have just returned from the most wonderful and amazing trip we have taken! We have traveled in Europe, Asia, North/South and Central America and this was the best trip we have had. The fascinating thing about the safari is no exhibit can be pre-planned. For example you round a curve, under a bush is a cheetah, or a pride of lions or a leopard in a tree. The variety of animals and abundance we saw was beyond our expectations. We saw the Big Five and much more, zebras, ostrich, hippos and more.
Our guides, Simon and "Sir Charles" were both certified, well qualified, and very knowledgeable. They worked extremely hard finding animals and getting us close enough for great photos. The accommodations, staff and food at all lodges were excellent.
We are looking forward to our next trip and hopefully we can travel with Simon and Sir Charles.
Thank you again, Simon, Charles, and the entire staff (Jess, Beatrice,and Mark) for making this adventure outstanding! Janet and "Chief" Bob Hayes.
"Sir Charles" did you see this note? Chief
Private safari Masai Mara, Lake Nukaru, Lake Niavashu
Excellent company to deal with, very professional and met our expectations. Erastus was a great guide. Very experienced and knowlegdable. We were travelling with a young family and they were able to provide us with a great family vacation. Would certainly recommed them.
New Orleans, Louisiana
Nairobi and Tanzania Vacation Sept 2019
I can't put into words how amazing our trip was all due to Odyssey Safaris. Our tour guide was with us from the time we exited the plane in Kenya. He was the greatest guy and extremely had a wealth of knowledge regarding Nairobi and all the Game Parks!! Our trip was worth every penny!!!
Long Beach, California
Kenya Safari with Zanzibar
Over the top fabulous. I wasn't sure how I would feel about Africa and I loved it so much and want to go back soon. I would book through Odyssey Safari again. They were awesome. The hotels were super nice, the food was great, our guide throughout Kenya was awesome and attentive. The country was beautiful and YES, we saw the BIG 5 up close and personal. I'm not into the Nat Geo stuff, but I can not say more about how excellent our whole experience was. My tip is to go to Nairobi at least 1 night early so you can go tour some of the fabulous animal sanctuaries there.
Trip of a Lifetime – Highlights of Kenya Safari – Great organization, Great guide!
Just got back from the 8 day Highlights of Kenya Safari. It was amazing. Jess Crimmins in the states did an excellent job of organizing our trip, including helping ahead. (You have to see the elephant orphanage!)
The safari was 5 star amazing. Charles, our driver/guide, was wonderful. He is an excellent driver and part of the fun was the driving - all the herds of animals cross the roads constantly. Charles was knowledgeable and patient.
He knew the reserves well and was good at finding animals hidden in the trees and bush. We saw zebras and wildebeests and giraffes, buffalo and gorgeous antelopes. We saw elephant families with babies. Some of the lodges had animals like zebra right on the grounds, and in Masai Mara we could hear and see hippos in the river at the lodge.
We saw all the big Five plus cheetahs, buffalo, hippos and crocs. There were warthogs everywhere and black faced monkeys and baboons and birds. I could watch the giraffes all day. It was great seeing the lion cubs playing. We saw all these animals at very close range.
Things to note: Bring an adapter that can handle at least 4 USB’s, a camera that can also do video, several large sized memory cards for your camera -You can’t pop into a store there for supplies. We had all brought some snacks from the states which turned out to be a good idea for the drives.
I give Odyssey Safari a 5 star rating and highly recommend it and I highly recommend Charles for your guide. If you see him, tell him Renee says hello!!
Exceptional Hotels were 6star food was very good guide knew his stuff animals were amazing.would not recommend the Zulu visit but everything else was great. Alittle to much travel between parks. 7 hour drives are not fun. Would recomened going to the Mara Mara mainly.
Trip of a Lifetime -- Times Two
Our first safari with Odyssey in January 2017 was so inexpressibly awesome that we went back and did it again in January of 2019. Furthermore, I expect that it won't be our last time. We found wonderful, helpful, friendly people from the Odyssey team both stateside and in Kenya, and every step was a total pleasure.
11 day custom safari incl Amboseli, Mt. Kenya, Ol Pejeta, Lake Naivakha and Masai Mara
Itinerary was custom designed to meet our interests in the animals of Kenya. Jess Crimmins, US rep for Odyssey put together a terrific schedule which included visits to the Giraffe and Elephant orphanages, lodges at the foot of Mt. Kilimanjaro and Mt. Kenya with game drives daily to see herds of elephants, gifaffes, zebras, wildebeests, cape buffao, prides of lions as well as elusive cheetahs and leopards in Masai Mara. We visited Sweetwater area with the largest herds of black and white rhinos. Our lodge and tent camp accommodations were great and the tour included all meals as well.
Our guide for the full 11 days, Simon, was focused on giving us the best game drive experiences every day and exceeded our expectations. Simon is very knowledgable about the animals and their habits but also made us aware of the history and customs of the Kenya people and communities. This added great value to our visit.
Being three woman travelling alone, Simon insured that we were always safe and made us aware of safety issues in the parks. We could not have had a better guide thru this adventure.
Odyssey also handled our flights and I would suggest considering handling booking directly with the airlines. Changes to flights were difficult to manage with a third party involved even when precipitated by airline changes.
I would not hesitate to book with Odyssey Safaris in the future.
Kenya in August
I enjoyed 8 incredible days in Kenya on a photography workshop. Odyssey Safaris was the absolute best. Guides/drivers were excellent. They really know their stuff. They paid attention to all details of our trip. I hope to return to Africa in a year and a half and Odyssey Safaris is my choice hands down. Elud, Simone, and Lucy were the best.
Trip of a lifetime!
WOW! From start to finish, this was a first class experience. Found the company on Groupon but booked directly with the company to get the dates I wanted. People say 'You found them on Groupon?' Yup and it was a top notch choice! The quality of the accommodations was top notch. We saw every animal possible, relatives of mine have been on many safaris and were amazed at the amount of animals we saw. Be prepared for long days of travel between camps (6 hour or so), but there are stops along the way. Plus, that enables you to see the county better and how the locals actually live.
For optional add on's we did the Giraffe center, Crescent Island and a Masai village visit. They were all fabulous as well and I recommend them all highly.
Finally, want to give a Huge shout out to our guide/driver Charles. He made our trip even more special. He promised me he would find me cheetahs and he delivered with the most adorable mother and cub.
Anyone hesitating to book a safari because of the price or feeling it isn't safe should not be worried about either. When I tell people what I paid, they are amazed. Also, safely was never a concern. At all times we felt completely safe.
I hope this convinces someone to actually book this trip and check off a safari from their bucket list.
I'm sure all guides are great but if you get Charles, tell him Wendy says Hi and thanks for the great trip!
We booked this through Groupon for an amazing all-inclusive price. We stayed at gorgeous lodges and a tent resort in the Serengeti. We stayed 6 nights and 7 days and saw 3 out of 4 of Tanzania’s National Parks. We had an awesome guide/driver all to ourselves. It was a trip of a lifetime! The only thing I might have done differently was book our own flights and paid extra. The cheapest flights were not the most direct, but no complaints because the price was so affordable.
Staten Island, New York
Everything we could’ve possibly imagined and more!
From start to finish absolutely amazing!! We contacted Odyssey over a year ago to start planning our dream honeymoon!! We were put in contact with Jess, from day 1 he was attentive, responsive, extremely patient (you know how brides and grooms can be), and extremely knowledgeable. He helped us with every possible option and activity we could do to make this trip once in a lifetime! From game drives, sundowners, breakfast over a hippo pool we informed us of literally everything!! He also gave us numerous options for our stay in Zanzibar to give us that honeymoon experience! He helped us with the visa process, and any vaccine information we needed! Before departure we were emailed a picture of who our tour guide would be so there was no confusion upon arrival! Once we arrived in Kenya, Simon our guide was waiting for us. He was incredible! Extremely knowledgeable, you can tell he really loves what he does and even more so loves the animals! He was extremely patient, and would wait to see what the animals would do instead of driving away like many other cars we noticed doing! All of the hotels we stayed in were charming and unique, clean and the people and staff were beyond friendly and welcoming! We almost saw the big 5 the leopards were hiding on our game drives but that’s ok well see them next time!! Once safari was over we spent the last part of our trip in Zanzibar at the Zanzi resort. We had a private villa with our own pool and private beach access, have not one complaint except that I am no longer there! Absolutely recommend odyssey to anyone who is looking for a once in a lifetime experience!!
This was a trip of a life time, more than we ever expected.
The people at Odyssey were all very helpful in our planing of this trip. Our accommodations were magnificent. Our Guide Jackson Maina was the most personable and knowledgeable and carring person you could ever want. (the picture they send you of him does not due him justice) I found Odyssey Safaris to be very professional and the package they supply you with is full of all the info you need. We overpacked, of course. But bring wipes as not all places while on safari have what you may need. The people (residents) are basically poor and selling items is their livelyhood, dont be afraid they like to barter and I found all to be very friendly. We had a trip of our lives met wonderful people. So thank you Mark, Jess and Beatrice a wonder staff.
Great Bucket List Trip
The price was right, accomadaitons great, and safari viweing outstanding. Saw every animal in three seperate national parks. Traveled at the end of rainy season (early June) so it was cool and overcast most of the time. Easy to get lots of great photos and enjoyed watching animal behaviors in their native setting. There's lots of trevel time between parks sometimes 6-8 hours. Don't know if there is a better way to do it though, traveling in Kenya is rough and slow. Prepare for a rugged ride in the land cruiser. A little too much stopping and shopping at the curio shops for my taste but some of the folks loved it. Be prepared to bargain hard for the best deals. For example we were quoted $80 US for 3 key chains and a hair tie outside Masai Mara. Final offer from the seller was $25. Bought all for $14 at the airport duty free. Our guide was good but a little quiet. At Amboseli Sopa Lodge they ran low on food for the evening buffet. Eat early there if you can. Food everwhere else was plentiful and delicious.
Kenya Safari exceeded my expectations, lodging were great, food was great accommodating all taste and airline service mirrored the same. Our tour guide was outstanding.