OUR FIRST VIDEO REVIEW.
Exceptional trip!!! We experienced the beauty and diversity of the Mara thanks to our knowledgable and passionate guide John. Thank you very much! 🙂
Timo and Jakob, from Germany in November 2017
Maasai Mara was a must for our first visit to Kenya and we wanted to experience both the national park and the Maasai living there, if possible. Not merely as spectators but as part of the daily life. We were looking all over for a tour company or guide that could help us to that experience and finally found what become the perfect match for us in Mpario (John) and Corinna at Namayiana Safaris. A more devoted and friendly couple would be hard to find elsewhere and their sense for our, sometimes not so clearly articulated, wishes was outstanding. They arranged everything we asked for, from picking us up at the airport in Nairobi, lodging and allowing us to get to know Nairobi, lodging at the camp in Maasai Mara, game drives, introduction to the Maasai and the Maasai culture (John being a Maasai warrior himself), a most pleasant night in the Maasai village and even a hike to the mountain above the village, including an insight in Maasai medical plants. In Maasai Mara we were provided exactly the kind of tented camp we wished for, the Fisi Camp. We made visits to the park three days in a row, at evening, mid-day and morning. Johns driving skills on the sometimes quite challenging dirt roads and even more skills to be where the animals appear gave us fantastic opportunities to be close to many lions, elephants, fighting hippopotami and many more animals in various surroundings and situations.
When their spare driver, Jimmy, four nights later dropped us at our friends place in Kakamega, also a part of the agreed arrangements, we had a camera full of astonishing photos and our hearts full of Kenya and several new friends, not only John and Corinna. We now recommend all our friends to visit Kenya and to ask Namayiana Safaris to be their guide we and long for the next time in Kenya.
Anna & Gunnar, from Sweden in February 2018
Do not miss the chance to go on a safari with Namayiana safaris! During my three weeks in Kenya meeting Mpairo (John) and learning about the maasai culture was by far my greatest experience and I will definitely return. Mpairo has in depth knowledge about nature, animals and natural medicine. In combination with a sincere respect and appreciation for nature and life, and a happy and kind personality he gave me and my friends unforgettable memories. Asante sana, tutaonana!
Ingrid, from Sweden in January 2018
I had the most amazing time with Namayiana Safaris and John was an awesome guide. We saw all of the animals and managed to get some absolutely amazing pictures. Spent such a great time travelling around the Maasai Mara. I would highly recommend doing the safari with Namayiana Safaris.
Tracey, from Australia in November 2017
The nature hike and interaction with John was one of the most memorable and incredible experiences of our trip to Maasai Mara. He met us at our lodging and we began our hike by heading towards his village. On the way, John informed us about the area and his way of life which is not only very interesting but also presented in a very authentic and personal way. John is sincerely interested in sharing his culture and history with travelers. This makes the experience that much more meaningful.
We were met by two other Maasai tribe members who accompanied us on the hike. John knew Iï¸ was a physician so he made special effort to point out natural remedies used by people in his village. He provided us with cold water on the hike and at one point allowed us to throw his spear.
At the top of the hike, we had an amazing view of the blue mountains that line the Kenyan/Tanzanian boarder. This was an excellent place to take photos. This hike exceeded my expectations in every way.
Dominique, from the United States in November 2017
What an experience! Had an amazing time in the Masai Mara. Huge opportunity to discover the Big Five. I also visit a Masai village and met the locals - a super interesting experience! At last, I can highly recommend to choose this company. Excellent people with great connections for creating unique experiences. THANKS from Denmark
Freja, from Denmark in March 2017
We had an amazing afternoon with them, visiting their village in Masai Mara. Such a great experience! Everybody was very friendly with us, showing their place, rituals, and day by day activities. And the best part was that we didn't feel that weird feeling that you're just one more Tourist! Thanks guys!
Bernardo, from Brasil in February 2017
Trip of a lifetime on safari in the Masai Mara. I travelled alone for my safari and was received an authentic, comfortable and extremely memorable experience. On my three day safari I saw a cheetah and her cubs, lions hunting, hippos, elephants, buffalo and of course the wildebeest migration. I also visited a local Masai tribe with my guide/local Masai warrior Mpairo who was knowledgable and enthusiastic about teaching me to make fire and showing me the village life. My accommodation and food were excellent and I enjoyed stories around the bonfire to top it off. I highly recommend the safari to anyone looking for a passionate and enthusiastic guide and memorable safari experience
Emma, from Australia in August 2017
Trip of a lifetime! Everyone here is so friendly and accommodating you couldn't ask for a more authentic experience. We visited one of the Maasai villages and they happily opened their homes to us, showed us their traditional dances, and even hung out around our campfire at night with us. We also walked around their school buildings, bought a few souvenirs made by the men and women of their village, and learned about how they utilize various plants for soap, henna, mosquito repellent, etc. We also visited Maasai Mara and saw many animals including leopard, lion, giraffe, and more! I'm already planning to come back next year and spend a week or so just in this area! Thank you for everything!
Andrea, from the United States in June 2017
Such a good experience! Namayiana Safaris offered an amazing, very personal tour of Maasai Mara. The park in itself is beautiful, but touring it with a passionate guide is what made the trip so memorable and unique. Can't wait for the next time!
Julie, from Luxemburg in October 2017
Our party spent a day with John and his business partners before Namayiana Safaris was officially launched. It was a real highlight of our 4 weeks in Africa. At that stage the tour included a fascinating trek through the Bush, explaining the significance of the flora and its use in Masai life, as well as insightful knowledge about the local wildlife, Masai history, customs and way of life. We learned so much, had a fantastic time and made life long friends.We would love to experience the Jeep safari- knowing the knowledge, enthusiasm and energy of the Namayiana Team. It must be amazing. I hope we return to experience it soon
Gloria, from Australia in October 2016