I had a great day with Douglas. No one else booked the tour for the day, so I ended up having a private tour for the entire day! The National Park was incredible, and Douglas did a great job asking other drivers to find out where the best animal sightings were for the day. We even succeeded in seeing a Lion just a few hours after she had killed a buffalo! Douglas was also super flexible--he let me pick the restaurant for lunch, and even let me stop by the Masai market on the way home not typically included in the tour--he was just being nice. Anyway, a wonderful day seeing many Nairobi sights with a personal guide--you cannot ask for much better.
What a great trip. Douglas was good at organising for us and David was an excellent driver for us
I really enjoyed this trip and feel like I got my money's worth. I had door-to-door service from my hotel to each of the parks with a driver who knew where he was going, and I got to spend a lot of time with the animals.
However, a few items of note for people who are comparing options:
- The going rate for these trips seems to be approx 160. This trip does not include admission to Nairobi National Park, Sheldrick, the Giraffe Sanctuary or Karen Blixen's house.
- The description is not entirely accurate: When I was picked up the driver told me our tour would be over at 1:30 pm the description says 4:30 pm. Also, the Bomas visit was presented as a 50 option if we wanted to extend our day past that 1:30 pm end time.
- The timeframe for this trip is based upon the Sheldrick visit since the orphanage is only open from 11-12. Despite this, by the time we got to the giraffe sanctuary immediately after Sheldrick around 12:30 our driver told us we were running behind schedule even though we still had lunch and the Blixen house on our itinerary. So I think the inconsistencies in timing and itinerary may be an attempt at an upsell.
I enjoyed the tour
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