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“Amazing safari in Tsavo East”
Review of Vumbi Jeep Safaris

Vumbi Jeep Safaris
Ranked #6 of 56 Tours in Ukunda
Ukunda, Kenya
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“Amazing safari in Tsavo East”
Reviewed 27 December 2013

Had a 2 days safari in Tsavo East with the most amazing guide ever, Ali. The lodge was beautiful, food fantastic. Ali picked us in the early morning and he gave us so many interesting information about Kenya's nature and wildlife. He understood how to catch our attention and how to excite us about this beautiful country. Truly refreshing! If Safari ... Go with Vumbi! The most amazing experience was the bottle of Champagne on top of the vehicle with a beautiful sunset in the middle of the savannah!

Visited December 2013
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“Excellent experience!!”
Reviewed 26 October 2013 via mobile

We booked the private tour and were driven by toyota landcruiser 4-wheel drive. The route and knowledge about the real Kenya makes the difference for a great safari. Excellent job Ali, thanks!!! Grtz Jacqueline & Bas from the Netherlands

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London, United Kingdom
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“Fabulous Safari from Mnarani kilifi”
Reviewed 7 October 2013

Lawrence and i decided to go on our honeymoon to Kenya and we could not have chosen a better place than Mnarani Beach Club in Kilifi. The place is tranquil and the beach is simply serene offering the best environment to enjoy yourself and relax at the same time. The staff is very hospitable,the food wonderful in an exquisite dining,the rooms are nice i mean everything is simply fantastic not to mention the various activities we could engage in and enjoy from diving, water sports,cultural dances name it, no wonder it is refereed to as 'a peace of heaven on earth'. We also booked a Safari to Tsavo east and West with Vumbi jeep Safaris we spent the first night at Galdessa in tsavo east after a successful game drive where we spotted many animals including the big five except the rhino. The camp is a perfect haven for honeymooners with excellent services. The next night we spent at Finch Hattons camp in Tsavo West i would categorize it in the same class with Galdessa camp everything superb. We had enjoyed the terrain of the west during the day, we saw the mzima springs and in the evening we enjoyed a bottle of sparkling champagne for sun downer offered by Ali before we rested awaiting the final day game drive and heading back to Mnarani. Ali gave us a perfect safari and we advice people going to Kenya to contact Vumbi Jeep Safaris for an experience of a lifetime.
Cheryl and Lawrence, London UK.

Visited September 2013
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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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“Perfect Safari Experience”
Reviewed 26 September 2013

My girlfriend and i booked a safari to Lions Bluff and Severin Safari Camp in Tsavo West through Vumbi Jeep Safaris. We had several offers online but Ali (director and guide at Vumbi jeep Safaris) was the only one who answered all our questions and demands with ultimate professionalism and gave us a good offer. We decided to go for a luxury Jeep Safari as Ali had recommended, he picked us up early in the morning from our hotel in diani at around 6:30 am and our safari begun to our total surprise he decided to use the Kwale road to avoid the traffic at the ferry cross to the island and we saw the beautiful Shimba hills, local villages,the women in Kangas and wow! it was simply magnificent. After a few hour we finally arrived at Lions Bluff, this place is just mind boggling a lodge actually suspended on the edge of a bluff! overlooking miles and miles of Africa offering a splendid view of the Kilimanjaro without strain from the balcony and below an abundance of wildlife. We did our game drives and saw several cats; lions feeding,cheetahs, herds of elephants,giraffes, zebras, gazelles and other countless animals. Ali is a well qualified guide he made us catch all the fun of the wild and in the evening we had all reasons to be exited as we seeped sun downers on an open terrace with Kilimanjaro. The following morning we went to Severin Safari camp in Tsavo West and its a place of its own the food,service and accommodation facilities is great plus the animals roam around and you see them freely.We went to the mzima springs and lake jipe and the terrain interestingly kept changing but our comfort was constant in the safe Safari jeep. Ali kept surprising us with a bottle of cold sparkling champagne when it was most desired and after the good time he drove us back to our Hotel Safely and we cant thank him enough.He has totally polished english so we could communicate comfortably he is professional and comical as well.
We recommend him to all our friends and anyone intending to visit Kenya for a safari Vumbi Jeep Safaris is the place!
Alison and Martin.

Visited September 2013
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Warrington, United Kingdom
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“Fantastic safari to Lions Bluff”
Reviewed 22 August 2013

I can strongly recommend Ali and Vumbi Jeep safaris. Ali works tirelessly, and one of his drivers picked us up from Mombasa airport and drove us up to Lions Bluff in Tsavo West which was very convenient (he also re-arranged hi time for us especially, as our flight times changed at the last minute). His jeep was very comfortable, large and spacious with an opening roof for viewing. Ali is very knowledgeable about animals and birds, and also a very entertaining and considerate host - he specialises in 'private' safaris (e.g. for groups of family and friends). Lions Bluff is a very special place with a stupendous view, and we stayed for 3 nights without any particular desire for a change of scenery (see Lions Bluff reviews). Ali arranged breakfast in the bush for us with the lodge without being asked, which was particularly good. A private safari is great as you can pretty much run things your own way without fear of disagreement with other parties (as with mixed safaris) - one morning we were out for a 6 hour game drive, including the bush breakfast. Viewing highlights include excellent lions, and I also enjoyed seeing antelopes such as Eland and Oryx. We also did a day trip to Lake Jipe - without seeing another safari vehicle for the entire day - where we took a boat trip to see hippos and some birds. All excellent, if a long drive, but nevertheless interesting and game to see en route.

Vumbi means dust - which is worth mentioning as a 3 day safari is a pretty dusty experience ! Ali finally delivered us in the jeep back to the Mnarani Club at Kilifi (see reviews) which is a long journey. We took a back route for part of the way and passed through some interesting villages and countryside. Again - really great service and very considerate. Top notch.

Visited August 2013
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