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“The time of our lives.....again”
Review of Glorious Safaris

Glorious Safaris
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Owner description: Organizer and provider of wildlife safaris.
Reviewed 3 May 2018

We have used Glorious Safaris before and when we started looking at going back to Kenya our first point of contact was Shadrack; who worked tirelessly to help us arrange a trip to remember.
He arranged everything from meeting us directly off of our flight, transferring us to the Masai Mara and Lake Nakuru our stay at the resorts, safaris during the stay and so much more.
Our driver (Edward) was an absolute gem of a man; polite, courteous, well-mannered and SO knowledgeable about the regions we passed through and stayed in; and a regular Dr Doolittle when it came to finding wildlife to photograph.
And it was thanks to his positive aptitude that we managed to see The Big 5 including seeing including both black and white rhinos
There was nothing that he wouldn't do to make our time the best that it could possibly be; even to the point where we needed to replace a suitcase and he took us to a local supermarket on the way back from our stay.
The vehicle was a long-wheel based 4x4 with a roof which raised up to enable you to stand while on the safari area and there was so much room that we literally lounged around in the rear when not on the look out for wildlife.
It's worth noting that we arranged a private tour to enable us to go where and when we pleased on the Masai Mara (whereas accompanied tours have fixed routes).
I genuinely could not recommend this company enough and will definitely be using them again when we next feel the pull to return to this beautiful country.
Ps to Edward....Thank you for all your hard efforts in getting us to back to airport....we caught the flight with 5 minutes to spare thanks to you

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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

We had many safari companies to choose from and we chose Glorious Safari and everything from the pickup to the organization, accomodations, timeliness and quality of the driver was beyond our expectations. Eduardo knew the parks, the animals and could spot them from remarkable distance. He made the extra effort for us at every opportunity to see the lions that we tracking all day and even coordinated to pick up my son's tablet he left behind in one of the hotels.
The safari was very organized with cold water, binoculars, clean van and we always reached our destinations on or before our scheduled arrival time.
Kenya is one of our most memorable trips and we attribute a lot of it to Glorious Safari and Eduardo.

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Reviewed 17 March 2018

Overall - Great sightings in Masai Mara with Edward as our guide / driver who was brilliant! Shadrack was great in frequent in his prompt responses. Will be happy to arrange another safari if I was to go to Kenya again.

The journey from Nairobi to Masai Mara is very long though Edward made it as convenient as possible. The jeep was comfortable and great for photography as I prefer the open top.

Mara has amazing sightings in particular of Lions. I would love to go back again; though concentre more on Leopards and Cheetahs.

September is a great time as the Lions were mating frequently therefore very visible.

The migration is so - so if I'm being honest. It's way too crowded and not really a great spectacle with all of the vehicles.
If you are not inclined I would give it a miss as it can take up a whole day. Concentrate on the other animals!

Logistics with Glorious Safaris was easy and not too difficult. I prefer Operators where you can pay a sizable amount when you reach your destination. Shadrack was very accommodating so just discuss an appropriate way to finance.

Accommodation
We stayed at Serena Lodge which is located in the Mara. Great location though tad pricey, but very convenient.

Food was excellent, service was great plus the accommodation was fantastic with a great view of the surrounding areas.

Please message me if you require any further information.

Cheers

Harry

1  Thank Harry R
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Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

Found this company purely by searching the internet. It was only because Shadrack replied so quickly and was extremely helpful with my questions and queries that I was happy to book. We decided on 3 day 2 night safari in Tsavo east and west. Not only did Shadrack organise that, he also collected us from the airport and back again.
The safari itself was fantastic, Shadrack accompanied us for some of it. We were lucky to have the jeep all to ourselves. The driver (Jackton) was brilliant. He was brilliant with our 9 yr old son. He was happy to stop for anything we wanted to see and waited for us to give the ok to move on. Not only that he kept in contact on the radio or spoke to other drivers passing by to see if anything had been spotted. Or if he saw other vehicles speeding off then he knew to follow. Which meant we saw 3 cheetahs, 3 male lions by the roadside and a leopard in tsavo west. So we were more than happy for our first safari to see everything apart from the elusive rhino!
The lodges we stayed in were basic but more than adequate for what we needed. Plus having a view of buffalo and elephants wandering around by your balcony what more could you ask for?!
Going in dry season definitely helped spot animals a bit easier.
15 lions, 3 cheetahs, 2 leopards, 200 + elephants, zebra, giraffes makes for a successful trip!
I would definitely recommend using glorious safaris. Shadrack was brilliant, all of it was brilliant!

1  Thank Livermorejade
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Shadrack K, Owner at Glorious Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 19 February 2018

Dear Jade.
Thank you so so much for the review and am glad that you had a great safari with us, we really appreciate and hope that you will once again give us the opportunity to handle your next forth coming safari ... this time to search for the Rhino in the not far distance future.
God bless

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Reviewed 12 February 2018

We had a 5 day glorious safari trip with Glorious. Every thing was taken care of, and in a very helpful manner, so we could simply enjoy our vacation. The level of expertise, information insight, friendliness from Shadrack and our guide Edward, was top-notch! Edward did everything in his power to ensure, that we saw every imaginable wild animal up close and all hotel accommendations had their own unique vibe, giving the best possible framework for an amazing safari experience.

We have already recommended Glorious to all our friends, and I can not do anything else then recommend Glorious Safari to anyone here on tripadvisor looking for a Safari Guided tour!

1  Thank Mike K
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Shadrack K, Owner at Glorious Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 28 February 2018

Dear Mike.
How nice to read your review and know that you had a great time on safari, we appreciate your support and look forward to once again organize your next safari on your next forthcoming Holiday. God bless

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