Written on: 15/02/2009 by The Tylers (1 review written)
JT Safaris is a very flexible organisation and will tailor make your trips to suit, tremendous value for money compared with the safari/travel companies on resort. We would definitely use JT Safaris again!
We were holidaying at Kole Kole on Diani Beach and discovered JT Safaris on Trip Advisor before we left and decided to go on a 3 day safari to Tsavo East and West, which turned out to be a most stimulating and exciting adventure.
We booked it direct over email from the UK and paid a deposit, we met up at Kole Kole the day before to finalise arrangements and everything went smoothly from there on.
our driver was very friendly and personable (and very punctual, which we were not! Sorry!) and was particularly skilled in spotting the wildlife, of which we have some tremendous photos! We saw 4 out of the Big 5 - the rhinos were hiding unfortunately...
We stayed at the Ngulia and Aruba Lodges. Ngulia seemed quite tired and worn out but clean with good facilities, whilst Aruba was brand new, with excellent facilities. We could've stayed at Aruba a lot longer! We saw a herd of 25 elephants come down to the watering hole outside of the lodge garden area. It was a spectacular scene to behold!
After a fantastic safari experience we decided to use the same company to arrange another trip for us. We chose Paradise Lost which included a boat trip to Funzi Island to visit a local village and school (bring lots of pens and notebooks for the school children), a boat ride through the mangrove swamps looking for crocodiles but found lots of crabs instead, and got very muddy walking through the brackish river to the guesthouse where we experienced a most delightful and delicious lobster, crab and fish lunch, washed down with lots of Tusker beer and wine. After lunch we visited a sand-bank in the middle of the estuary where we swam in turquoise blue water. The final leg of our trip was in an old Arab Dhow in which we sailed back to where we started from that morning. Excellent day out! Highly recommended! Our experience was made more enjoyable by our excellent guide who wove named bracelets for all the ladies in the party!
Well done JT Safaris and thank you! We are already booking for November 2009!