If you are thinking about hiring Game Africa Safaris/Ben Mathenge for your next safari/Mount Kenya climb/other expedition, do it! You won't regret it!
After living in Nairobi for 2 years, we had been thinking about climbing Mount Kenya for awhile, but was hesitant about whether we could find a company to support our group of 5 properly - all of whom have different requirements and are at different fitness levels. We are so, so, so glad that we chose Ben Mathenge of Game Africa Safaris.
Ben/Game Africa Safaris came highly recommended among the US Embassy/American expat community in Kenya, and for good reason: during our 4-day trek, he meticulously organized all logistics (from 5-star food for every single meal, safe 4-wheel transport, making sure the camp was set up properly, the team of porters, the guides who were expertly explaining all the flora, fauna, culture/history, etc. of the area, the visit to Tree Trout Restaurant at the end of the trip). We started the trip with expert guides and a well-organized team and left as good friends. The icing on the cake was the ceremony at the end where he presented all of us certificates for successfully climbing Mount Kenya and we got to thank the entire team and take photos together. It was a very thoughtful conclusion to a life-changing trip.
There were several aspects of the trip where we made special requests - from requesting to camp in tents due to the COVID context to adjusting the speed to ensure that everyone was going at their own pace and enjoying. Ben and his whole team were so adaptable.
Even though Mount Kenya was one of the most challenging trips I have ever done, Ben's team was so encouraging and supportive the whole way. I cannot recommend Game Africa Safaris enough; they were incredibly professional and I will definitely seek their services for more trips in the future without hesitation.
During our trip, there were 2 guides: Ben and Ben hired Nicholas. They were both great and their personalities complemented each other well. At least 1 or both accompany you on the trek, I highly recommend it.