Our Kenya Safari with Richard Schmid was extremely impressive and unforgettable. He is a competent and careful travel guide and has brought us very close to fauna, flora and the population. My personal highlights were the Massai Mara National Park and a visit to a school in Nakuru. I can absolutely recommend the Eco Safari.
My childhood dream came true with Eco Safari. An unforgettable journey ! The safari with Richard and Ekai touched my senses and inspired me strongly. Eco Safari succeeded in bringing me closer to Kenya's natural beauty, the animals of the wilderness and the impressive, exciting and fascinating culture of the tribes and to awaken my interest in it.
Richard's knowledge of Kenya's nature, language and culture and with Ekai, as a knowledgeable local, I always felt safe. I appreciated their flexibility, with which they also covered the needs and wishes of our great travel group. Thank you for everything!
For our family the trip with Eco-Safari was an absolute highlight. Richard made it possible for us to realize a long-cherished wish at short notice. The vastness of the savannah and the peace in the comfortable camps far away from civilisation let us forget the everyday life and we could dive into the fascinating animal and plant world. The stay with the Maasai, the visits to orphanages and schools are unforgettable and deeply impressive experiences that touch the heart. We have met many loving, friendly people, encounters that enrich us and that we would not want to miss.
For me, who went on this trip without any special ideas or ambitions, the experienced two weeks were an absolute highlight. The endless vastness of the savannah impressed me as much as the wild animals and the people living there. I found it very impressive how the Maasai still seem to live their traditional culture, even though their environment seems to be quite modernised, although not yet to the same extent as in Europe. Due to the professional and good around the clock care of our guides and the crew I felt extremely safe in the middle of the bush even in the tent among all the wild animals.
Over dusty roads our journey led from Nairobi to Nyeri. With Richard as my tour guide I was doubly comfortable: to have a companion in a foreign country who is familiar with Kenyan culture and who also could communicate in English and Swahili without any effort. We stayed in the middle of nowhere, in a fantastic guesthouse surrounded by flowers, plants and bushes of all kinds. A farmhouse just like out of a picture book! Equally unique was the hospitality of Petra and her staff. The food was an experience every day and with the local specialities (buffalo meat!) a culinary "safari" of its own. Impressed by the nature and the excursions to different parks, I was amazed by Richard's knowledge about Kenya's flora and fauna. He always guided us through the wild bush landscape of Africa with the help of a tracker, without me ever feeling uncomfortable.
With my trip to Africa, I opened a door that has enriched my life with so many positive experiences. A door that will not close again so quickly.
For me it was a journey of total relaxation and variety in the vast, exciting, animal-rich, diverse and impressive national parks of the highlands of Kenya. On the game drives I fell into an observation fever, which totally fascinated me. The great competence in knowledge about nature, animals, people and geography of the drivers and Richard, has stimulated my joy of observation. I am also very happy how respectfully they deal with the beauty of nature and the diversity of animals in the National Parks.
I like to think back to the beautiful, interesting and exciting safari trip. Richard's commitment to nature, but also to the people of Kenya made this trip unique for me. What certainly also contributed to the success was the great travel group, as well as the knowledgeable and friendly driver guides. The routes were very well and carefully chosen. The accommodation was rather luxurious, but I learned to appreciate this luxury.
To experience the vastness of Africa with Eco Safari is an unforgettable experience. Travelling in small groups contributed no less to relaxation and enjoyment. Richard with his rich and competent knowledge of fauna and flora brings Africa closer to you in a pleasant and impressive way.
We not only visited the animals in their habitat, but also learned a lot about life in Africa by visiting social institutions and markets. The memory of a wonderful journey remains alive and makes you want to repeat it. "Sundowner" - the gaze sweeps across the vast steppe, the sun sinks glowing red on the horizon and a herd of wildebeests passes by.
We were in Africa for the first time and had little idea what to expect. So we were all the more curious as to whether everything would work out. Would the children like it too? Everything went as planned and we experienced Kenya in a wonderful, impressive way and thanks to Ekai from Eco Safari we felt competently and safely accompanied. Ekai was very flexible and took time to respond to our needs and thanks to his great expertise we learned a lot about the wildlife of Africa. Our three children were also fully involved from the first moment. We will remember the trip as a great experience. We now understand how important it is to bring nature closer to people through experiences, so that people recognize its importance and take care of it.
After our eight-week stay at an orphanage, we brought it to a wonderful conclusion with Eco-Safari. Apart from the fantastic nature we also enjoyed the culture of the Maasai. Our driver Ekai impressed us with his vast knowledge of Kenya's flora and fauna, but also with general information about the country. He led us for five days, first to a Maasai Resort and then to the wonderful Massai Mara National Reserve.
We always felt in good hands and could enjoy our last days in Kenya to the fullest.