My childhood dream came true with Lentim Safaris. An unforgettable journey ! The safari with Richard and Ekai touched my senses and inspired me strongly. Lentim Safaris succeeded in bringing me closer to Kenya's natural beauty, the animals of the wilderness and the impressive, exciting and fascinating culture of the tribes and to awaken my interest in it.
Richard's knowledge of Kenya's nature, language and culture and with Ekai, as a knowledgeable local, I always felt safe. I appreciated their flexibility, with which they also covered the needs and wishes of our great travel group. Thank you for everything! - Giuseppina, Italy
For our family the trip with Lentim Safaris was an absolute highlight. Richard made it possible for us to realize a long-cherished wish at short notice. The vastness of the savannah and the peace in the comfortable camps far away from civilisation let us forget the everyday life and we could dive into the fascinating animal and plant world. The stay with the Maasai, the visits to orphanages and schools are unforgettable and deeply impressive experiences that touch the heart. We have met many loving, friendly people, encounters that enrich us and that we would not want to miss. - Family Randegger, Switzerland
Over dusty roads our journey led from Nairobi to Nyeri. With Richard and Ekai from Lentim Safaris as my tour guides I was doubly comfortable: to have a companion in a foreign country who is familiar with Kenyan culture and who also could communicate in English and Swahili without any effort. We stayed in the middle of nowhere, in a fantastic guesthouse surrounded by flowers, plants and bushes of all kinds. A farmhouse just like out of a picture book! Equally unique was the hospitality of Petra and her staff. The food was an experience every day and with the local specialities (buffalo meat!) a culinary "safari" of its own. Impressed by the nature and the excursions to different parks, I was amazed by Richard's and Ekais knowledge about Kenya's flora and fauna. They always guided us through the wild bush landscape of Africa with the help of a tracker, without me ever feeling uncomfortable. - Ramon, Switzerland
With my trip to Africa, I opened a door that has enriched my life with so many positive experiences. A door that will not close again so quickly. Lentim Safaris was the ideal company. - Esther B., Switzerland
Ideal introduction into the African continent
I was able to travel to Kenya for the first time under the expert guidance of Richard from Lentim Safaris. The focus was on the Masai Mara and the Samburu National Parks, with the transfers also being part of the travel experience. This trip in a small group was an ideal introduction to a new country. Richard was born here and his heart beats for the country and its people.
The plentiful information about the country and its inhabitants was important to me, because I didn't want to see "only" animals. Thanks to carefully selected lodges, nature was always right in front of the "tent door". Ekai, our friendly driver took us safely from A to B. But above all his skill as a safari driver in the sometimes difficult terrain was impressive.
It was good to have enough time to observe the animals, but it wasn't just the BIG FIVE. The enjoyment of the bird world was also conveyed to me. Thanks to the observation journal, I still know today what a great variety of animals I was able to see live for the first time in my life. On well-escorted, secured bush walks we came close to nature: a privilege.
Who would I recommend this trip to?
- Anyone who travels to Kenya for the first time.
- Anyone who wants to get to know the country better: definitely as a second trip.
- Anyone who appreciates small tour groups.
- Anyone who appreciates time for observation of the wildlife.
- Anyone who appreciates cosy lodges
Dear Richard and Ekai, thank you very much for these beautiful travel experiences.
"On our safari, we as a family were able to experience an enormous number of fascinating animals up close. Our very competent and friendly driver always took time for questions and so we learned a lot about the way of life and the characteristics of the animals. After our arrival, we were picked up at the airport by the local staff and received a very friendly welcome. Our trip was very well organised and all our wishes were fulfilled promptly, uncomplicatedly and courteously. The accommodation was all very good. We look back on a wonderful and unforgettable trip with many new impressions and beautiful moments." - Family Hurni, Switzerland
The quality of guiding by Ekai was top notch. He has a confident calm way about him that really provides the right amount of communication while achieving the goals we requested along the way. His driving was efficient and safe and didn't provide the normal stress that some Kenyan drivers cause.
Thanks again for this great trip. An enjoyable holiday is a partnership between customer and host which is always easier for us to reflect upon in hindsight since we don't know the options until we arrive. Choosing you all gave us the personalized experience to enjoy the Kenya wildlife. - Aaron Roller, USA