Posted: JULY 2018
As a wildlife photographer, my time spent in Africa is invaluable. Not only is it productive, enjoyable and often thrilling, it is precious holiday time with family. As Kenya has fast turned into my favourite country to visit, I am lucky to have African Safari Discovery to take care of my needs. With a rough idea in mind, Ammos does an amazing job of fine tuning our ideas and finalising our itinerary. The level of service we always receive from Ammos is second to none every single time. This last trip was no exception. To compliment this great travel booking service is the wonderful guiding work of Ishmael. Our first enquiring before booking was to confirm that he was available. Ishmael does an extraordinary job of guiding, educating, driving and most of all enhancing our time together. As a family we feel enriched for knowing him. Thanks to all at African Safari Discovery. I know there are many more of you working hard behind the scenes to make our time in Africa perfect, and you succeed every time.
Posted: JULY 2018
Jambo Ammos! Words cannot describe the incredible time my son and I had on our vacation with Africa Safari Discovery. From the moment we were met at Kilimanjaro Airport, we were taken care of and that continued throughout the rest of the trip. The camps we stayed at were all fantastic, the food was delicious and the staff at each camp was very welcoming. Our driver, Salim, was very knowledgeable about every animal, bird and culture we witnessed. He did an amazing job spotting the animals for us which allowed us to see the Big Five and so much more. Seeing elephants, lions and cheetahs up close was more than we could have ever imagined. Our short trip to Nairobi was equally as amazing. Eric was very accommodating and took us all around to make sure we got to see as much as possible in the day we had there. All in all, it was the perfect trip! Thank you Ammos, for all the work you did to plan our dream safari. It was great being able to meet you when our paths crossed in Karatu. We will definitely recommend Africa Safari Discovery to any friends or family looking to go on a safari. Asante Sana! Lynn and Cody Heydenreich
Posted: June 2018
Hi Ammos, Thank you so much for the safari you planned for us via ASD. The trip to the Maasai Mara was simply amazing and I totally enjoyed our stay at the Emaiyan Luxury camp. The camp itself was picturesque and serene and catered for all of our board needs. We also had a very wonderful guide Albert Irungu. He made the trip a joy for us by showing us all the various sites on our way to the Mara, and while doing the game drives, he showed and identified for us the various animals to be seen in the park. I was able to see all the Big five and other animals too, I also got to see the famous Mara River, however since we didn’t go during the great wildebeest migration, and we missed out on something that would have been a wonder to see. During the last day of our safari, we also went to one of the Maasai villages, where we got to see how they live and how they’ve worked hard to maintain their culture and tradition, something that is such a rare occurrence, seeing how the world is fast becoming a global village. Next time though, I’ll definitely use a 4x4 car, since we used a van. The rough terrain of the Mara demands a sturdier vehicle. Thank you to the whole ASD team for a wonderful experience. I am definitely recommending you, and planning another safari sometime soon. Michelle.
Posted: May 2018
We had a great trip and time on safari. Shocking how much of Amboseli is flooded but seeing the flamingos was nice surprise. Mt Kilimanjaro cleared so we got some awesome photos. We already want plan our next safari.
On behalf of Our Team on Mara - Sentrim Wild adventure tour, I wish to thank the entire ASD team who made the trip possible and a Success. Special Thanks goes out to our Guide Juma, who made the trip the most remarkable and we enjoy every bit of the wild tour. Not to forget, Sentrim Lodge for hosting us during our Maasai Mara trip. Wild adventure led us see all the Big Five to include other wild Animalia, Famous Mara River crossing for Wilder-beast migration, Breath taking landscape of the Mara and Serengeti... with many more Kudos to you and hope to see you on our Next wild adventure. Stephen
Posted: 06 April 2
Hi Ammos, It was a pleasure working with Africa Safari Discovery in making arrangements for our recent safari experience. We LOVED our time and saw a wonderful variety of animals. Our guide was adept at knowing where to go and was able to surprise us with a rare sighting of a leopard sleeping on a tree branch right above us! We so appreciated the timeliness of our driver/guide and for his flexibility in showing us what we wanted to see. The arrangements that were made for our overnight stays at Ashnil Mara Tented Camp exceeded our expectations. All of the suggestions you made enhanced our safari experience and we so appreciate all you did to make this a memorable vacation for us! Thanks again Ammos. Brad Jankowski
My safari to Samburu and the Masai Mara was truly one of the great experiences of my life. The wildlife sightings were incredible from day one until the very last hour in the field. The trip was handled with the utmost professionalism and the guides were beyond awesome. I’m so thankful for the experience and hope to do another safari very soon. Travelled with Billy Dodson
Happy New Year. I realise that I began to draft this email back then but did not complete. The transfers were very comfortable, with a friendly driver and very clean cars. The resort was amazing, the services were excellent and the food totally worth it. We totally enjoyed the experience. Thank you ASD for facilitating its booking. The SGR, I would recommend to anyone, it was a new experience that was not a waste of money. Joanne.
An amazing experience and a personable driver/Guide Albert ...very knowledgeable. Thanks for giving my team a story to tell about Kenya and the Safari experience. We will definitely come back again. Thanks,
Ammos, Lawrence and I promised to send you our comments on the safari that you arranged for us. Let me start by stating that Ishmael Juma was the perfect guide/driver for us. He was personable, flexible, resourceful and extremely knowledgable. Nothing seemed to discourage him as he quickly handled any problem which arose. The way that he dealt with the suspension problem is an example of his abilities. In short, he was great! All of the hotel accommodations were fine, but the food at Mara Serena Safari Lodge was mediocre. The service was great at all of the lodgings. We learned about the ?off road permit? in the Mara when I questioned why one of the adjacent trucks had left the road to get closer to some lions. It would have been nice to know about that in advance so that we could have purchased a permit at the beginning of our trip. You and Ishmael went out of your way to get us the permit after we asked; it made a big difference in our pictures. Thank you and your staff for arranging a wonderful experience for us. It may have been my last trip to Africa as age is quickly catching up with me, but I suspect that Lawrence will return, perhaps soon and often. We both will recommend Africa Safari Discovery to our friends for the best safari experience in East Africa. Larry Capt. Lawrence I'Anson, USN Ret. 306 Sycamore Rd Portsmouth, VA 23707 757 399-4253(H) 757 535-7456(Cell) www.larryiansonphotography.com
Posted: Dec 2016
My apologies for the delay in responding.
We were very happy with our Kenyan tour and safari and Ishmael was a fun guide. He did a good job of taking us around and made it a point to cover all the highlights.
The only day that we felt was wasted was the day we returned from the Ark. Aside from that day, we had a very memorable trip.
My husband and I have been thoroughly enjoying visiting Africa for 25 years. Over this time my passion for wildlife has taken me down the path of a photographic career. As my photography became more important so did specific needs grow whilst on safari. Making the most of our time in Africa and making the most of every opportunity photographically became paramount. On our last trip to Tanzania and Kenya we booked a month with a Tanzanian company who did a fantastic job with our itinerary. We did not know who we were getting for the Kenyan portion of our travels and were a little apprehensive. It was needless. We were warmly greeted by not only our driver Ishmael, but by Ammos, the director of the company as we arrived. From there on in everything was amazing. Our itinerary perfectly suited our needs. The vehicle was exactly as I requested with a pop up hatch for photography. They even supplied the little extras like photographic bean bags to make life easier. As with any safari ultimately it is the driver/guide you are put with that makes your time away. Ishmael was a match made in heaven. He was punctual, courteous and couldn’t be more accommodating. His local and general knowledge is a credit to him. We were travelling with our daughter and felt safe and comfortable everywhere we ventured. Because of the amazing quality of service we received from Africa Safari Discovery we won’t hesitate to book our travels with them again and look forward to spending time in Ishmael’s competent hands. Thanks Ammos for everything. Your phone calls to check on us were appreciated and taking time out to greet us personally both before and after our safari rounded off well a fabulous holiday.
The experience was one to die for and the tour guide was out of this world.
Can’t wait for another experience with you. Thanks.
This is hoval and my 3 other friend from India.
We have visited last sunday Masai mara tourist point with you.
We really enjoyed this Safari with your vehicle,and we found informative.
We like your service and appreciate to cover almost all type of animals(by luck) within 3 hours.
We hope to visit again and call you.
Thanks and Regards,
I had a wonderful experience. Thank you so much. Thank you for getting my camera. I was just overjoyed!!
Be blessed. I’m recommending you to everyone I Know!!
Our sincere thank you to ALL the team at Africa Safari Discovery. My wife and I recently enjoyed a 10 day safari across Kenya. What an experience ! Every aspect of our trip had been meticulously planned and could not be faulted. Your dedication to the provision of a most unforgettable holiday was first class. The diversity of the accomodation, landscape, wildlife, food and even the weather was incredible and the knowledge and experience of your tour guides [ and vehicle comfort ] outstanding. Thankyou once again, we are planning our next visit and can't wait to see you once more. You made us feel like part of the family. Best wishes, Garrie and Joy Sinclair, AUSTRALIA.
Let me start by saying that my family and I enjoyed one of the best safari experience in our lives. Thank our tour guide Mr. Albert for the information on animals and for giving us a wonderful drive both off-road and on tarmac. The land-cruiser was quite comfy and the music system entertaining. The game viewing was brilliant since we saw lions, elephants, kudus, gerunuks and of course the leopards. The visit to the samburu homes was fantastic.
In all the tour left us wanting some more and we sure are going to plan another tour in 2016. The samburu nyama choma was awesome!! I will definitely recommend you to my colleagues and friends.
It was such a great and exciting time to have you taking us and our visitors from the Netherlands to the Maasai Mara National Park. The tour was very well organized, drivers were on time to pick us and drove very carefully. They were very friendly,informative and constantly took time to explain about the animals and the plantation in the Mara. Despite the rains at the time of the safari, the vehicles (4x4 jeeps)were strong enough to handle the rough terrain.
It is my pleasure to recommend you to any other person interested in taking a safari using Africa Safari Discovery.
We had planned our 3 week African Safari to Tanzania and Kenya almost a year in advance. We could hardly wait for our adventure to begin, especially since this was going to be our first migration experience. It was all well worth the wait! Our itinerary was fantastic, camps were great and our guides were awesome. Every detail was thought out and executed flawlessly, including the "wee hours of the morning" pick up at the airport.
Our vehicles were reliable, comfortable, and always had plenty of bottled water. It was great not to worry about a thing!!
I highly recommend using African Safari Discovery for your next trip. Can't wait to book another safari!!
I've traveled to seven different countries in eastern and southern Africa and worked with a number of safari outfitters. During all my years as a photographer and photo tour leader I've never met anyone who could match Serah Njoroge for professionalism, integrity and competence.
She is detail oriented, offers extraordinary customer service and has an incomparable knowledge of East African game reserves, lodging and wildlife.
I wouldn't even think about doing business with anyone else.
As this is the third time my family has used Serah's services, it's difficult to keep my praise from sounding like a paid commercial. We chose Serah's company for several reasons and have NEVER been disappointed on any issue. First and foremost, her company allowed and encouraged custom made safaris. This became more and more important with each subsequent visit. As the traveler becomes more aware of the different areas and camps and offerings you quickly develop favorites. Serah takes those choices and improves on them and offers you a comprehensive economical package. That brings me to my second reason for choosing Serah; Her prices are more than competitive, they are rock bottom. Link that with the fact that your safari starts whenever you get there ( it's all about YOU) and it is completely private. I have seen how the large companies charge premium prices and then stuff you in with other groups, who, by the way, may or may not share your preferences for safari viewing. Thirdly, and most importantly, the personnel is superb. When developing your trip, Serah is quick to reply to any inquiry, and there are no dumb questions (she is very patient). There are people waiting for you at the International Airport exit, no matter how late the plane, or how heavy the Nairobi traffic. The driver guides (hooray for Julius) are without exception polite, knowledgeable and efficient. They truly have one job, and that is to make your stay enjoyable while educating you not only about the wildlife but also about the Kenyan/Tanzanian culture.
I won't go into detail about choices of camps unless someone needs specifics although I would say it is important to consider some of the conservancies that are now available adjacent to the National parks. The concept provides many more benefits/employment to the local community. Also, if you want to choose convenience over economy, Serah will arrange regional air flights between lodges/camps thus allowing more time for game drives and animal viewing.
If any prospective customers want to ask me questions, Serah has my permission to share my name and phone number with them.
Thank you Serah for organizing such a wonderful safari at Mahaili Mzuri in the Mara. I have been travelling to Kenya for the last twenty years and have never had such a wonderful experience. Everything went like clockwork and was very well organised. Such a wonderful experience and absolute heaven on earth. Feel really spoiled and privileged to have experienced something so unique.
Don't anyone miss this it is an experience of a life time.
As far as a testimonial, I would say that this trip was far better than I imagined it would be. Serah put together a first rate safari. Accomodations were excellent, the safari guides were very knowledgable and friendly and fun to be around, and our host Billy Dodson made it all worthwhile. I can safely say that I would never have given a safari to East Africa a second thought if I had not met Billy. He sold me on this trip and it was well worth it.
People go on safari to see the animals, but the main attraction to me was the people of Tanzania. How you can have so little and be so happy is a formula for living that we have long since lost in the USA.
It was a pleasure working with you to plan our Tanzanian program. We were not a typical tourism trip and we valued your willingness to take us everywhere we needed to be. Our drivers, Rogers and Idrisa, were fantastic and we were sad to see them leave us at the end of our time together. They gave us great insight into the culture and history from a local perspective. They also sang songs for us and helped us with the language. We felt very taken care of in their capable hands.
It was my pleasure to recommend you to Larry. I hope their trip with you goes as well as ours did.
We wish you all the best as you grow your business. I am happy to be a formal reference for you in the future if you need one.
Best Regards, Kim.
I went on the February 2014 trip to Tanzania with Billy Dodson and six others. It was so much fun and so rewarding photographically and culturally that I signed up for a second trip to Namibia before I even returned home from the first one. I cannot recommend the quality of the total experience (including transportation, lodging and food) highly enough. Everything was very carefully planned and executed. I cannot imagine even very beginner photographers not being able to capture great shots.
Superb!! And Billy is a hoot!
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