We had our honeymoon in August in Africa and we would like to share our experience with other travellers looking for a life-time safari experience, as the preparation stage take time and is not that easy.
We found the company on the internet, after a careful consideration and a long correspondence with the Manager (Felix Ndunda), despite some people making bad PR, we decided to go with Sardius. We went on a 8 days Kenya and Tanzania private safari and subsequently we spent one week at the sandy beaches near Mombasa in Kenya.
We found the safari absolutely tremendous and organised with a personal touch and in a manner that let us feel absolutely comfortable – we didn´t have any complaints during the whole trip.
Almost every day we had two game drives and saw lots of different animals on our route, including the Big 5. We accompanied a hunting lioness for 2 or 3 hours and eventually we saw her attacking and running for her prey - incredible. Or thousand of gnus and zebras migrating from Masai Mara to Serengeti and crossing Masai river - the pictures you can take there of gnus jumping in the water are one of kind. Or a leopard two meters away from our car in ngorongoro forest early in the morning and lots! of black rhinos in Lake Nakuru very close to us..
Parks we visited: Masai Mara, Lake Nakuru, Amboseli, Ngorongoro. This choice proved to be perfect - great adversity of landscapes and animals. There are many other parks we would love to go to, but certainly we had too little time to visit all of them.
Below some points we considered when choosing safari company:
1) competitive compared with other tour operators,
2) immediate response to e-mails and tons of our questions
3) positive and personalized attitude, (when you are only two in a car – this gives extra comfort and flexibility)
4) experienced, and knowledgeable guides (drivers)
5) luxury, and romantic lodges during the trip
All lodges we went to were amazing (to be 100% sure you can check them at tripadvisor.com).
To sum up we can definitely recommend Sardius Tours which kept to his promises, and for sure we would use this company once again.
Ps. The above is our private opinion after our honeymoon trip we had and we have nothing to do with sales touts - below link you can have look at – In June we were looking for people joining our trip and sharing the safari costs. However this was not necessary as Felix offered competitive pricing for a private safari.
You can also read our Lodges review at tripadvisor
Hope you're going to have a perfect life-time experience in Africa, just as we had.
Greetings from Warsaw,