Sri Jayawardenepura, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 1 week ago
If Kenya is Heaven, Best Camping Tours and Safaris is the Pearly Gates Kenya Offers best Wild Life Experience. All what we saw, photographed, learnt is amazing!! Seeing in real time what we have seen on TV is surreal!! We were introduced to Mr Imraan Nanji by a person who went to Kenya 4 times through Best Camping Tours. We emailed, spoke though skype and chatted on whatsapp. He prepared us well to visit Kenya, advised and arranged the tour to suit our taste and likes. We had adequate warm clothing, walking shoes, binoculars, cameras, caps and insect replant.
Best camp employee was at the airport to receive us despite the flight delay, had the best guide allocated to us and thereafter is was like a dream come true to all of us. Best Camp has meticulously planned our trip, the route, accommodation, safaris and nature tours, our safety, food and all other comforts.
Each time our guide (Mr Jack Machariya) was ready before us, responsible, spoke good English and well acquainted with the jungles and all animals.
When the show started, we saw the Big 5 and many more. Clouds cleared to show us the top of Mount Kenya and Mount Kilimanjaro (where for weeks no one has seen them), Flamingos were in millions at Nakuru and at Amboseli. The guide told us Wilder-beast were roaming but they have not crossed the Mara River for days. He advised us the heat may be too much to bear while encouraging us to be patient. We watched for two hours and they crossed!!
We are sure we were lucky to encounter the best sightings of the wild. However we will visit Kenya again very soon as we are very excited with our experience. Thanks Imraan and Jack you are the stars!! Returned home with full realization Imraan and his wife Shifaana are our best friends for ever!!
Reviewed by shabz662017
30 Aug 2018
One’s travel begins way before he/she takes a flight to a foreign land. It begins from the time you zero-in on a destination and start the formalities of finalizing the nitty-gritties. Therefore in essence the pre-planning stage is as important as the holiday itself. But if you are traveling to an African nation for a safari and that too for the first time as an absolute greenhorn it becomes even more important than the holiday itself since your holiday would entirely depend on right choices you make in selecting what and who you go with as operators. We were very fortunate to have chosen Best Camping Tours and Safari as our tour company. Right from the time the first mail was dashed to them informing them about our holiday needs and enquiring about possible packages and pricing Mr. Imraan Nanji (the Proprietor) was nothing but exemplary. He answered every mail promptly providing the necessary details and recommendations. No matter how trivial the query seemed. It was not just the information but the professional tone and the right communication etiquettes that put me at ease, coming from the communications industry myself, I knew that here was a person who understood. I was in conversation with two other tour companies but I chose BCTS for its professionalism and pricing which was the icing. Living up to the company’s tagline “No frills but plenty of thrills” BCTS delivered on everything that our personalized itinerary promised and more. They even went beyond and helped us with things that were not part of the itinerary like getting our Yellow fever vaccination organized, and a trip to Maasai Market, both in Nairobi. Right from the meet-and greet at JKIA by Thomas our Nairobi representative to our heavy-hearted adieu with Ben our tour-guide, custodian and guardian for 8 days there was hardly anything we could complain about. Ben with his immense composure, valuable knowledge about local wildlife and culture and resilience in handling adverse situations (like a massive breakdown on the highway causing mile long traffic congestion or when an upstart forest ranger tried to harass him to make a fast buck in Mara) was our bedrock. Our experience with BCTS makes us conclude that here is a company that takes immense pride and pleasure in what they do. Needless to say we highly recommend them. You are unlikely to find the kind of expertise and service at such pricing. We plan to revisit them soon. Sooner if we can help it. Thank-you Imraan and everyone at BCTS for making our holiday in Kenya full of memories we will cherish for a lifetime. Asante Sana and Kila la kheri. !!!!!