In no other country in the world there is so much to see and do for the visitor. Within a single country you will find savannahs with numerous big game, pristine cultures far away from our modern world, pristine beaches and coral reefs, tropical rainforests and snow-capped mountains, glowing desert landscapes and retreats in the cool highlands as well as endless opportunities for adventure, discovery and relaxation – more than you would ever dream of. Welcome to magical Kenya! Marco Polo Safaris will make a complete personal schedule of your precious time for your planned itinerary in Africa, mapping all your destinations, accommodations and meals.
Marco Polo Tours & Safaris is an exceptional tour operating company in Diani Beach, opposite Neptune Hotel, Kenya, which develops and operates exquisite safaris in East Africa. Enjoy your stay with us. Go on an unforgettable safari experience with Marco Polo Tours & Safaris, Marco Polo Tours & Safaris will provide you with the “highlight” of your East African visit. We are proud to distinguish ourselves from other tour operators. After exclusive safari experiences we have gained in the past, we deserve the reputation of an inimitable expert in terms of attention and service to our clients. We offer a full range of tourism and “destination management services” through a dynamic and dedicated team, all specialists in their fields. We specialize in traveling to fascinating destinations with a focus on quality, personal care, safety and ultimately customer satisfaction.
After booking a trip to Kenya, the next thing on everyone's list is probably a safari. We wanted to book with a local company to support local businesses and not let the European agencies get a big cut, and because we don't like having to vacate the hotel room for the days we're on safari, had we booked with the agency.
So we had to find a trustworthy company, offering good, not too expensive safaris. We wrote several e-mails and got several offers, but none seemed quite right. Marco almost instantly replied with a 2 very detailed options, tailored to what we had asked for. We definitely wanted to book with him! Just a matter of choosing which lodges to book, because they were all very good.
When we had chosen our option and informed Marco, he asked us to send an advance of 20%. All went well. Marco confirmed as soon as the money was received. The balance we paid one week before the start of the safari and it all was well worth it!
On the first day of the safari we were picked up from our hotel with a mini van (a 4x4 is probably a bit more comfortable, but a van will do just fine in Tsavo and it's cheaper) by our driver Boni. He explained the program for the next days and then we were on our way to the park, doing a 2,5-hour drive. We made a little stop to fill up on water and for our driver to have breakfast. Most safari companies give you 1 bottle of water per person per day, which is no good. Thankfully, Marco Polo takes better care of its clients and provides well enough!
As soon as we entered the park (don't let the gate attendants rip you off with hat sales btw!!) Boni provided us with all the information we wanted and more. We've learned a great deal about animals from him, as well as the history of Tsavo and other interesting facts about the park.
Throughout the whole safari he kept pointing us to things we would have undoubtedly missed without his keen eyes. A lion under a bush, warthog hidden amidst some zebras, white hyena poo (I thought they were eggs) etc. He also kept in constant contact with other drives and the park rangers, discussing animal sightings. This is exactly what you want in a great safari guide/driver!
Next time, we’ll probably just go for a long safari, as it was an amazing experience and Marco Polo Safaris helped make ours just perfect!
So if you’re looking for a safari, book with Marco! And ask for Boni to be your driver.
PS: if you are going to Tsavo, stay in Sentrim and Kilaguni. Amazing!
Amazing safari Safari was really great. We saw many and many animals and amazing beautiful nature. We has a great driver with many knowlage about animals. We are very satisfied.
Best Safari Our hotel recommended Marco Polo his driver came to pick us from our hotel.
Marco Polo was friendly showed us pictures and offered really good price!
Our Safari driver was really friendly as well!
Perfect addition to a Diani based holiday Marco organised a fantastic three day safari in Tsavo East and West. For very little extra we had an upgrade to a luxury lodge which made our experience unforgettable. The driver and guide Amos with over 20 years' experience is highly knowledgeable, nice and friendly but not nosy or overly chatty which made us feel relaxed. We stayed at Kilaguni Lodge and Sentrim Camp, both very recommended, with top quality food and services. Both had a waterhole to watch animals at arm's distance while you enjoyed your meals. Overall, a perfect experience with unforgettable moments that made it into our lifetime top 5.