We went on a 3 day (2 nights) safari to Tsavo East & West with Freddy's Safaris. It was fantastic!! We payed a bit extra for the 4x4 safari for just the two of us and it was well worth the extra money.
We emailed Freddy, who replied within a few hours, with a list of safaris and prices (which were very reasonable). I had read on Trip Advisor that Tsavo East & Amboseli were the best Parks, near Mombasa, to see big game, so we emailed Freddy to indicate that was where we wanted to go. Despite the fact that this was only a week before we were due to fly out, he told us that was no problem.
Freddy picked us up outside our hotel (Bamburi Beach Hotel) on the day we arrived, as we'd arranged, and took us to his office a few minutes down the road. I was a bit nervous about this, but needn't have worried as he made us very welcome and couldn't have been more professional.
He explained to us that Amboseli was a few more hours travelling, away from Mombasa, than Tsavo was and wanted to make sure we were aware of that before we booked as it would have meant less time looking at animals, and lots of hours on the road. This was news to us, and we were glad he told us. He had no problem in changing our booking for us when we changed our mind. He also had no problem with us paying half cash and half credit-card.
The safari itself was fantastic. Muhammed our driver/guide was very knowledgable about the animals and showed us giraffes, elephants, ostrich, buffalo, antelope, zebra, babboons, a tortoise, hippos... but not rhino :-( They were hiding that day!
We stayed at Voi Safari lodge on the first night and Ngulia the second. Ngulia was the nicer of the two and they hang meat out on a tree at night for the local leopard. When it comes at night to eat they knock on your door so you can see it feed.
All meals were supplied for the whole three days, and there was plenty of bottles of water in the jeep for us to drink.
Overall it was an amazing experience and we would highly recommend booking through Freddy, whichever safari you fancy.
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