Elena Vel Kenya
I took safari with Right Choice 3 times as minimim in Kenya and at one in Tanzania. The first one was 2013 and we travel with my friend in group budget safari to Nakuru and Masai Mara. The second time was with my parent (65 years old), it was private safari to Mara with guide Tom in 2014. With guide Jacob we visited Nairobi National park and Giraffe center in Nairobi with my friend from Russia. Each safari was perfect and well organised. George, the owner was always very helpful to reply for my endless questions. Guides did all their best looking for animals. I saw "Big five" in each my visit to Masai Mara!
Safari in Tanzania also was perfect.. Right Choice has the right partner in Tanzania and to do safari in both country with this safari company is really good choice.
a traveler United Arab Emirates
Right from the moment we stepped out of Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, we could feel that we had made the right choice. We were received by Mr Paul our driver cum guide, who accompanied us throughout the tour of 6 days. He was very knowledgeable and an adept driver. Moreover, we trusted him like he was another family member.
Our special thanks to Mr George who made our dream safari come true.
The trip was excellent. A few things we learnt during the trip, which could make future trips even better are as follows :
1) Vehicle should have the facilities to charge phones and cold box for water bottles.
2) Tourists are advised to carry dust masks as the unpaved roads are very dusty and
can lead to development of allergies.
3) Carry Cash in Dollars to pay park fee at Masai Maara and Lake Naivasha.
Only card payment is accepted in Lake Nakuru.
4) We highly recommend Eagle Palace Hotel in Nakuru, Keekorok Lodge in Masai
Maara and BWP Meridien in Nairobi.
Gelu Gliga Romania
I had a great four days safari trip with the Right Choice Tours & Safaris , visiting Maasai Mara and Nakuru Lake. It was a wonderful lifetime experience. The trip was all organized on line from home.The both guides(Bernard and Wanjau) were very knowledgeable with the various animals, shearing with us valuable information about the parks, the country and the people .Visiting a Maasai village was realy very interesting. I would gladly recommend the Right Choice Tours & Safaris, as your tour operator for your next safari. Would be o good choice.
Just got back from a six days safari trip with the right choice company and Ken, our guide. It was a once in a lifetime experience.
The trip was all organized on line from the states and everything was paid in advance. Needless to say I had my concerns when scheduling it online. The experience was beyond my hopes. Ken greeted us at the airport as planned and since that moment and until dropping us back to the airport, he did everything in his power to make this trip successful. His driving skills were found to be very helpful when it came to the rough safari roads. He was very knowledgeable with the various animals, all our questions were answered and he was happy to share with us information about the parks, the country and the Kenyan people which was very enlightening and added a lot to the experience. Would highly recommend him as your guide.
My experience corresponding with George via E mails was exactly as described here before. He was very accommodating and very quick to respond. I was debating whether to pay everything in advance and was happy I did so. It is very unsafe carrying a large amount of cash and I found George and his company to be very reliable.
Overall a wonderful experience and a great trip!
Writing this review will never do justice to the experience we had on this trip. I could write an entire book on the trip and still not get in the sense of how wonderful it was. The beauty of Africa cannot be captured in words or pictures, it must be experienced in person.
My daughter (age 21) and I went on a 16 day Safari using Right Choice Safaris. This was our first time in Africa, and we both had the time of our lives! Below is the highlight itinerary sent to us by George:
01 night in Nairobi on arrival. Good for those arriving after mid day.
02 nights in Amboseli
01 night at the Lake Nakuru national park- Kenya
03 nights at the Masai Mara game reserve- Kenya. Migration at best
02 nights at the Serengeti game reserve -Tanzania
01 night at the Ngorongoro crater -Tanzania
01 night at Tarangire national park- Tanzania
04 nights in Zanzibar, Blue bay beach resort"
The Safari was planned by the organization and we followed all of their recommendations and did not do any "customization" of our own. We had a private safari for the two of us which gave us the freedom to go at our own pace. Our guide in Kenya was Jacob and in Tanzania, Fadhil. I believe Right Choice Safaris handles the Kenya part and partners with KiliSlopes in Tanzania for the Tanzania part.
Every place we stayed at was absolutely wonderful. The safari had a combination of tents and lodges to give us a taste of both kinds of experiences, and we loved both.
George was always available, answered all our questions, and was in touch throughout the trip for getting our feedback. My sister and her husband are going next year and they are going to contact George to set it up for them because we had such a positive experience with him.
Jacob and Fadhil were both amazing. I do hope that when we go back, and we most definitely want to go back, that we will get to work with Jacob and Fadhil again. They were both SUPER knowledgeable, both friendly and fun, and both wanted to teach us about the animals, their behaviors, and their roles in the larger ecosystem.
Everything was amazing. Lodging, food, service, and of course, the most important part, nature and game viewing.
For game viewing, make sure you take binoculars. Also, take the best cameras you have and ample storage. We took over 5000 pictures!! Expect to be in a car for 8-12 hours a day in order to get maximum viewing experience. It sounds like a lot, but when you're being driven through some of the most beautiful lands in the world, and seeing animals up close, it all flies by so fast.
It's hard to pick a favorite spot for us. Each park/reserve had its own unique ecosystem and we are glad we went to all of them. If you HAVE to skip one of the destinations due to lack of time, I recommend skipping Zanzibar only because it took us a long time to get there (drive/fly/delayed flights, etc.). If we absolutely had to recommend ONE place to see for first time travelers, then we'd recommend the Masai Mara/Serengeti parks which are really an extension of each other, are the spot for the migration, and a must see for anyone who ever goes on a safari.
Vaccinations: Make sure you see a travel doctor and get the correct vaccinations. Furthermore TAKE YOUR VACCINATION CARDS WITH YOU. Without proper proof of vaccinations, they will not let you into the country.
Health precautions: Do your research on how not to get sick there. Our travel doctor gave us an entire packet which we reviewed thoroughly. If you do, you won't get sick there and will be able to enjoy your trip fully.
Tips: Get your cash and exchange it to the correct currency before you travel. Finding ATMs in the country was not an easy task, and NO ONE HAS ENOUGH CHANGE there for you! Get your money before you go and have it broken down into small change. The staff everywhere expects to be tipped, and you need tons of change. Tip graciously! They sure deserve it.
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