DK Grand Safaris
DK Grand Safaris
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We offer full safaris in Kenya, as well as private day tours of Nairobi for business or safari travelers. For the day tours, choose from either one of our 8 hour day tours; one is designed for those who have not been to Nairobi, while the other is for those that have 'been-there-done-that'. Or, we can customize the itinerary to suit your specific needs. We will proudly show you our wonderful city and will make your dream safari come true!
Nairobi, Kenya
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Travellers' Choice
2023

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Bill R
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
My review is long overdue as we have been back from my "bucket list" trip for two months, but I don't think a day has gone by without some remembrance of the trip.

Let's cut right to the chase....should you trust your trip with DK Grand Safaris? Yes, yes and yes!

Like many people, my wife and I found DK online, with no ties whatsoever to his company. Impressed with the large number of rave reviews, I contacted Ms. Lynda Swain to see if this could be our tour company.

Lynda won me over immediately with the background of the company and how she and her husband became involved with Daniel and the start of his company. Her responsiveness to questions was top flight as were her suggestions.

A stand out moment demonstrating the company's customer service happened shortly after we arrived to the airport for departure. I was denied boarding as one passport number on my Kenya evisa form was incorrect, even though the form had been returned to me as Accepted. Momentarily stunned that I might not be flying to Africa that night, I contacted Lynda for suggestions who in turn called Daniel...and Daniel picked up the call at 2AM his time! Talked through a couple of ideas and fortunately I was able to get it worked out and depart on time. Still can't believe Daniel jumped on that call at that hour.

Like everyone has mentioned, the trip itself was unbelievable. For those who ask I can honestly say the trip was EVERYTHING i had hoped and more.

We were lucky to be paired with Danny as our Guide and Stafford as our driver for the trip. Both were knowledgeable as expected. Even better is that they were "normal" people that could tell stories, share a laugh and not make you feel like you were in tourist / tour guide mode at all times.

Every logistic was spot on. Accommodations, timing, recommendations, etc. The only nervousness was when we arrived to Nairobi at midnight, hoping this company we booked, but had not yet met, would be there to get our trip started easily. Of course their staff was there and we never gave the logistics another thought.

Happy we took Lynda's suggestion of the extra day in Nairobi upon arrival. Shake off some cobwebs from travel while experiencing some of what Nairobi offers.

Really enjoyed the ride from Nairobi to Amboseli as we stared out the window the whole time to see the countryside and the glimpses into the lives of the African residents.

The offroad safaris in Masai Mara were a highlight as you drive amongst the many animals. We were fortunate to stay at the Karen Blixen camp and could have spent a week there if time allowed! Great experience.

We finished with the visit to Uganda for the Gorilla Trek. This visit was so much more than expected, meaning I was blown away by the beauty of Uganda. In planning the trip I was solely focused on and excited for the Gorilla Trek and trying to imagine the experience. I never wondered about the country...just the gorillas.

Granted, we only were able to see a small section of the country, but it was so GREEN! Lush, plentiful plantings and crops as far as we could see, both ground level and up the sides of the mountains. Eye opening for me to see the beauty of the country mixed with the simple life of those living in the small towns and villages along the way to the Gorilla Center. My only regret of the trip is not having planned an extra full day to explore Uganda. We were in and out too quick. Highly recommend building in the extra day if you are able.

Long review, but still not long enough to do justice for how much we appreciate the professionalism and hospitality of everyone we interacted with from DK while on vacation.

Would I return to Africa - in a hear beat.
Would I return with DK Grand Safari - without hesitation.

If you are thinking about going to Africa, stop thinking and start doing.
Written April 9, 2024
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carolmarymargaret
Park City, UT3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
We cannot begin to express our gratitude to Daniel and his team for an amazing trip. We did four parks/conservancies in Kenya and trekked to the gorillas in Uganda. Daniel was with us every step of the way. His team was incredible and fully knowledgeable about all the animals. We never touched a piece of luggage! Our lodgings were special -- from the Norfolk Hotel in Nairobi to a high end tent lodge in the Masai Mara. I highly highly recommend his company and would do another trip with him immediately. So special.
Written March 23, 2024
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Marlene P
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
I cannot say enough wonderful things about DK Grand Safaris! In February, I did a 2 week safari in Kenya and it was a 5-star experience all the way and a trip of a lifetime. Daniel, the owner of the company, is an extraordinary human being whose attention to detail is outstanding. The trip was so organized and all of the destinations were unique and completely different from the other locations. His team is also exemplary. They are so personable and the Guides are charming and have so much knowledge to impart to the guests. In addition, Daniel understands and appreciates the value of customer service and that was evident on the entire 2 weeks of the trip. We never wanted for anything, and he and his team anticipated all of our needs. This trip exceeded all of my expectations and that was because of Daniel and his team as well as seeing more animals than I ever imagined! If you want to go on a safari, go with Daniel! I can guarantee that you will have a fantastic, magical experience and make memories that you will cherish for the rest of your life.
Written March 16, 2024
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Gwen
Walnut Creek, CA2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
Words cannot describe the incredible journey experienced with Daniel and his amazing team! It was a first class adventure to see the coexisting animals , undisturbed by our close proximity. The guides were personable, educated , and knowledgeable in explaining the animals' movements, habits, and methods for procreation or caring for, and protecting their young. It was mesmerizing to watch the animals and fascinating to understand their interaction in their own phenomenal kingdom. I gained a better understanding and appreciation for the Masai villagers , their daily struggles, their strengths, their deep rooted traditions, and eagerness to share their lifestyle. I was repeatedly exposed to the "Kenyan way" and that involved kindness, generosity, and genuine pride in their country, their culture, and their natural blessings.
Written March 15, 2024
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darianmarie
Long Beach, CA9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
I can't say enough good things about DK Grand Safaris!! From the minute they picked us up at the airport to the minute they dropped us off everything was handled! The trip Daniel curated for our group was wonderful!! Starting with a day of exploring Nairobi, to 4 amazing safari lodges throughout Kenya, each one offering a different and unique experience (we got our Big 5!!) and ending with our Gorilla Trek in Uganda, I couldn't have asked for a better trip of a lifetime. I've been home a little over a week and I keep going through my pictures just so I can relive the best time of my life! Please if you've ever considered a safari feel confident that DK Grand Safaris will take excellent care of you!!! Already trying to plan how I can get back!!!
Written March 13, 2024
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Anne R
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
I just returned from voting Kenya and I cannot speak highly enough of our guide, Nicholas! Nicholas was so knowledgeable about the country and the anima. He was very professional and he handled all of the arrangements each day. He made the trip so enjoyable and educational! You can’t visit Kenya without having Nicholas with you!
Written March 9, 2024
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Jemima
Cape Charles, United States7 contributions
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Feb 2024 • Friends
A fantastic adventure with DK Grand Safaris! Everything was so well planned and coordinated for our ten-day Safari in Kenya with visits and drives to diverse habitats in Nairobi, Tsavo, Ambeseli, Mount Kenya, and the Masai Mara. Excellent accommodations and personable, knowledgeable guides and drivers added so much to the experience as well as finding the BIG FIVE! truly the trip of a lifetime!
Written March 8, 2024
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Jessica C
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
DK and his team did a fantastic job! They were very knowledgable of the areas we were in and of the animals. We can't wait to come back soon!
Written March 4, 2024
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ladyjane123
San Francisco and Puerto Aventuras13 contributions
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Feb 2024 • Friends
I cannot begin to tell you how fabulous DK Grand Safaris is. The owner of the company Daniel Kikemu is so knowledgable and planned the most amazing 10 day sojourn through three National parks and the Mt. Kenya Safari Club. We began in Nairobi and visited the Giraffe Center where we were able to hand feed several giraffes. What gentle giants they are! Next we visited the Karen Blixen Museum which was once the centerpiece of a farm at the foot of the Ngong Hills. From there we were off on Safari! We visited 3 National Parks, Tsavo, Amboseli and the one and only Masai Mara where you are able to go off road and get close to the animals. My husband and I took over 900 photos!
After visiting the Mara several in our group decided to go on to Uganda and trek up to see the Mountain Gorillas. What an amazing add on this was to our trip! I was actually very emotional seeing the family of gorillas we found. They were 13 strong with 2 Silverbacks and a 3 month old baby.
But the key to the success of this Safari was Daniel and his crew. Daniel and his drivers took care of everything for us including luggage, airport check in and kept us updated every night about what the next day would hold. The organizational skills of Daniel and his employees is nothing short of amazing. He will design the perfect Safari for you and your family and friends and will take care of everything for you. We actually saw all the big 5 which includes the Cape Buffalo, Elephant, Rhino, Lion and the ever elusive Leopard. We also saw Cheetahs, Giraffe, Zebra, Gazelles. Topi and Hippos to name a few. We even saw a Lion Pride dining on a fresh kill. I have been on two Safaris before this one and have never had the type of service that DK Grand Safaris provides. I would never book with anyone else. He can take you to whatever countries you want to visit. I am attaching some photos but they will not do my experience justice. If you are going to go to Africa he should be your only choice. He was loved by all of us on this trip!
Written March 4, 2024
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Journey591842
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
Amazing trip best customer service we have ever experienced. If you’re considering going on safari check out DK Safari. Daniel and his crew will make this a life long memory for you.
Written March 4, 2024
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