Affable was great while booking and gave us tons of information beforehand so we were very well informed beforehand. They were very flexible if you wanted to do anything outside of the itinerary. The tour was better than anything I could have imagined. All the camps we stayed in were amazing, our favourite being the Kibo camp in Amboseli.
Our guide Robinson was fantastic. I could not imagine the trip without him. He was with us every step of the way and was very knowledgeable on everything about the animals and culture. He is a walking encyclopedia! We always felt very safe in his company. We managed to see the whole Big Five up close. Robinson would not settle for seeing stuff far off or in crowded areas but would search for your own special close ups. I do not believe we would have gotten to see so many animals without him. I highly recommend him and Affable.
Anyone unsure of a Kenya trip due to current travel advisories - Most of the parks are along the south border and the security issues are along the north (very far away). The areas we were in were very safe! The bonus is that it is much less busy right now so its great to take advantage before the crowds come back.
"Affable Tours was great!
Guide Agoi is so experienced and so knowledgeable that he made the trip an absolute joy! My wife and I were worried about comfort and safety and we totally reassured on all counts. We had a great time and if we go back to Kenya and Tanzania we will be booking through Agoi and Affable.
"Expert knowledge and outstanding attention to safety and comfort.
From the time we were picked up at Nairobi's airport to the end of our journey, we were well taken care of. We had customized our itinerary and found all arrangements to be more than satisfactory. Mr. Agoi was indeed affable and willing to share his wealth of knowledge. The nine days we spent in the Mara and Amboseli certainly exceeded my personal expectations. The "cheery on top" came in the form of the Sheldrick Elephants Orphanage in Nairobi- not to be missed.
"Our Safari and tour was everything and more than we could have possibly dreamed of.
This safari was absolutely perfect! Agoi Hosking, the tour director and Victoria had a flawless plan in place with wonderful lodging at the Fairview Hotel, Oltukai Lodge, Aberdares Country Club, Sweetwaters, Maili Saba camp and Mara Serena Lodge. We visited too many place to mention! Amboseli National Park offered so many opportunities to view the elephants, giraffes and baboons! Agoi and Bryson made sure we always got the perfect shots with Mount Killimanjaro as a backdrop.
At Sweetwater we managed to witness a lion dig and kill a warthog only to be followed by a visit to the wild dogs! Can you imagine being at the right place at the right time! This was possible because of Agoi's guidance and expertise.With every day there was a sense of excitement that was never disappointed. At Masai Mara Game Reserve we witnessed two wildebeest crossing. That is totally unbelievable! Yes, again Agoi had you at the right place at the right time. We saw prides of lions, servals, giraffes, zebra, buffalo, impalas and much more.
This was all beyond my wildest dreams and the photos we have are just spectacular!
"Can't say enough positive things
There is just too much good information to share in a review on a web site. Our Affable Tour friends were AWESOME!! They took excellent care of us, getting to and from our destinations safely. They marshalled a herd of 11 distinct individuals with total finese.
They arranged for us to stay at fantastic camps and lodges that would make 5-star hotels here in the States jealous. And thanks to their scouting efforts, we saw all of the Big 5 and many, many more. In fact, if you want to see how great it was, check out this link to see some video I took on the trip: 'youtu.be/DR5Ly6s36Ak. ' I highly recommend Affable Tours & Safaris.
"Experience of a lifetime
All aspects of our trip to Kenya were outstanding. We were well informed with lots of important information from what to expect to what to bring. Our accommodations were at a very high level and our tour guides were excellent. I can't recommend them highly enough.
"Organization of a 1 week trip to Nakuru and Masai Mara reserves park, then Mombasa
Good organization ( not one mistake :):):)
Good reactivity from management when asked to change a plan at the last minute
Drivers/guide all speak french, and VERY IMPORTANT, are SAFE road drivers (which to me the most important point)
Choice of hotels (level of confort) must be well discussed before
Average evaluation: EXCELLENT
good driver guide etiquette,he was able to locate most of the wild animals,experienced i may say.
the services in the lodges was great.
i would definitely book another safari with affable tours and safaris.
A Dream Come True
My husband and I often talked of taking a trip to Africa. We both love animals, and really wanted to see them in their own environment, doing whatever they would normally do. Before we could make our plans, my husband was diagnosed with Alzheimer's. He also had developed severe back issues. I put aside our dream, thinking I would never see Africa. Suddenly, a friend who had been to Africa many times invited me to go with her.
I went, and Affable Tours was her experienced choice for guiding our tour. The trip surpassed my expectations. The accommodations were wonderful. The food was great. The wildlife was incredible. Our guides were a wealth of information, and seemed to know exactly where to take us so we saw things I never imagined I would see. I always felt safe, and also very lucky to have had the experience of traveling with Affable Tours and Safaris. I would recommend this company to anyone without hesitation.