Bespoke Safaris
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expectations. Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda & Tanzania offer a myriad of tailor-made safari opportunities from Chimpanzee treks in Tanzania, horse riding in Laikipia , big game fishing on the Indian Ocean , Mountain Gorilla treks in Rwanda to the mammalian wonders of the Serengeti & the Masai Mara
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Nairobi, Kenya
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Voyage551438
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
While we consider ourselves fairly experienced when it comes to getting around Europe, we anticipated that going to Kenya would be a very new experience. Our biggest mistake would have been to not engage Simon Ball/Bespoke Safaris.

Quite literally, from touchdown to takeoff, he was there every single step of the way to guide us through our African adventure. He completely took the guesswork out of negotiating our way through uncharted waters. His knowledge of wildlife and plant life added much to our experience, and his ability to speak Swahili and knowing the locals as we journeyed made things go absolutely smoothly when it came to navigating taxis in the city or safari vehicles in the wild. If we had counted on our camp guides, we wouldn’t have appreciated nearly as much due to our challenges with the local accents. And beyond being a tremendous and hospitable guide (which only speaks to logistics) and being easy to be with, Simon proved to be a compassionate human being. Unfortunately, our kids/grandkids were under the weather throughout the trip. Simon kindly and flexibly took them into consideration, taking us to the pharmacy in Nairobi for meds and assuring us at Giraffe Manor that he was just a phone call away, which was very reassuring in a foreign country.

Without hesitation we would highly recommend Simon Ball to make your trip the most it can be so that you can focus on and enjoy the beauty of Africa.

The Blessing/Cady family
Written 3 March 2024
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Roxanne Chihos
Minneapolis37 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
Working with Simon was delightful. He is very knowledgeable and provided guidance and advice based on our groups needs. We visited 2 different game parks and relaxed on Diani Beach. The tented accommodations were perfect and the boutique beach hotel was idyllic. I highly recommend Simon and Bespoke Safaris. He knows all the camps, all the hotels and will help you put together your once in a lifetime vacation. I know it is hard to trust "internet" providers, but Simon is a real person proving real results. You will not be disaappointed.
Written 23 September 2022
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simon m
nairobi4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Family
Without doubt Kenya’s Wildlife reserves and amazing biodiversity are second to none. We visited three different wilderness areas all different in terrain and habitat with different fauna &flora .
Seeing all the elusive endangered big mammals so close and without crowds of people was just fantastic.
All seamlessly put together by Bespoke Safaris. We didny have to worry at all about travel logistics or moving from place to place-all taken care of meticulously
Written 14 April 2020
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lilymee2017
Stroud, UK2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
I've been on several trips with Simon and every time I see the most amazing things - you always see something new. A highlight of my most recent trip was seeing two cheetah brothers climb a tree in the sunset (amazing photos!!), while the trip before I saw a giraffe giving birth. Simon's been taking safaris in Africa for many years, and he is an avid wildlife fan and bird-watcher, so his expertise means all of my many, many questions are answered - I feel like I learn so much every time I go. I'm going again this coming October, so I can't wait to see something new and extraordinary!
Written 3 February 2020
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Gautam Dogra
Palo Alto, CA128 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Couples
Simon planned a 2 week trip for our family of 3 last November. It was an incredible experience. From the time we landed at Kenya airport to our departure from Zanzibar - everything was planned out really really well. All the guides were excellent, the lodges / food was top notch and most importantly the wildlife experience was rewarding.

It was our first time to Africa and all of us had fun. I highly recommend Simon - Bespoke Safaris. Of all the other trip planners i found Simon to be the most transparent and accomadating. He strives to provide the best experience in your budget!!
Written 20 January 2020
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Laura H
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Simon organised us a fantastic safari trip. His local knowledge of which camps would suit us/our requirements was fantastic. He was on hand throughout the trip to answer any questions via email/text also and sort out any changes (internal flight time changes etc). Thank you for organising a wonderful holiday!
Written 30 December 2019
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Liz Eaton
Cambridge, UK2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
Simon put together a great trip at short notice in the height of summer (when other operators couldn't) for me and my family (2x children of 11 and 9). We required quite a bespoke trip as we were also staying with friends for part of the trip. Everything ran very smoothly and the accommodation was amazing. Simon and his team did a great job, and we felt safe and secure and well looked after throughout. I'd highly recommend!
Written 12 October 2019
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Mtbrown43
20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Friends
This was my third time going on safari in the Mara, but my wife and our friend had never been before. The usual camp I stayed at was full and I didn’t know where to look after that, so I reached out to Simon through Bespoke Safaris, and I could not be happier with the result. He was super helpful, friendly, responded promptly, and helped us organize what ended up being my favorite safari of the three I’ve done. It was smooth, easy, and wonderful. He even Skyped me at one point to answer some questions I had. Definitely will not return to Kenya without using his expertise!
Written 14 September 2019
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pmattear
Washington DC, DC58 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
We arranged all of our travel, lodging, transfers and even balloon ride through Bespoke Safaris (specifically Simon) for Kenya. As per the title Simon did not let us down. We were met at the international airport by our driver who was extremely polite and knowledgeable, he transported us to Wilson airport where we caught our flight out to the Maasai Mara. He did not have to help with my wife's bag as the airline had lost it (more on that at the end). I had corresponded with Simon starting about 7 months before our trip to Kenya, he was a master at figuring out the best accommodations for us (Karen Blixen Camp). He also set up a morning balloon ride over the Maasai Mara that was incredible. Once Simon found out that my wife's bag was missing he started working on tracking it down. Luckily the bag arrived our last day and we met it at the airport. The driver who we booked through Simon stayed with us the whole way to collect the bag and make sure we were completely taken care of prior to our flight. The whole experience with Bespoke was first class and I highly recommend them for any of your travel needs.
Written 3 September 2019
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