Client Testimonials

Col. Tamajyoti Das

Balurghat, India

Hi Saran,

 

Thanks a ton for organizing our Kenya Trip ( 23 Jun - 30 Jun 2018). It was extremely well planned and meticulously organised. We all had a very enjoyable and memorable holiday. .Highlights of the trip was great sightings of "The Big Five" and bonus of a Leopard with a kill and Lions mating . Heartfelt appreciation for taking into consideration all our preferences and special requirements and honoring all that was committed.Here goes a brief Review.... 

Itinerary- Fully customised with maximum Game drives and activities as per our preferences. 

Accommodation - Stayed in Ol Tukai Lodge (Amboseli ),The Ark (Aberdare) , Sarova Lion Hill Lodge (Lake Nakuru) and Ashnil Mara Camp ( Masai Mara).All the accommodation ( rooms / tents) were luxurious and well maintained to say the least.Staff were extremely courteous and caring in all the lodges and camps.They really made us feel pampered and special. 

Vehicle - Was provided a 4x4 Toyata Land Cruiser as requested . Vehicle was well maintained and clean with a pop up roof , binoculars , adequate charging points and a cool box with packaged drinking water. 

Driver cum Guide - Our driver cum guide was Patrick Ndura ... a middle aged gentleman with years of experience and expertise in his trade.He was extremely soft spoken with a great sense of humor but a stickler to the rules of the jungle which we all appreciated and respected.He knew the vast jungles and Savannah of Kenya like the back of his hands.With his experience he always managed to predict the routes that would be taken by the Cheetahs and Lions and would position the vehicle in the best spot for excellent sightings and clicks.He infact predicted that a lion and lioness sleeping in the sun would mate...we witnessed the mating after waiting patiently for an hour and half.God Bless Patrick for making our trip so memorable and special. 

Sightings - The Big Five , a Leopard with a kill. Lions mating, Hippos,Crorcs, Zebras, Giraffes, Deers , Jackals, Wilder beasts, Warthogs, Ostrich , Flamingos and plenty of other birds and even a Turtle at Masai Mara. 

Kenya - Modern Nairobi , breathtaking countryside, awesome Parks ,Reserves and wilderness and amazing people with smiling faces all around.

 

Thanks Saran Vaid and Team The Earth Safari for everything....Look forward to travelling with you again.

 

Fondest Regards

Tamajyoti Das

Dr. Craig O'Connell

Yonkers, United States

Top Notch Safari Company - 100% Recommend for a World Class Safari and Experience

I recently went on a last minute expedition to Ranthambhore National Park to photograph tigers. Because my decision was so last minute (a week before I was due to leave), I was doubtful that there would be any safari spots available. However, after speaking with perhaps the most professional and helpful person ever, Saran, he was able to quickly arrange safaris, hotels, transfers within just a few hours. I was elated. But it got better. After speaking with Saran about my intentions for my expedition, he went above and beyond to try and find ways to get me into particular zones of interest. These are highly sought after zones and require 90 days of pre-planning to ensure you can get into them, but somehow Saran was able to get me into them about 80% of the time. It was perhaps the best travel experience I have had to date (and I have been all over the world) so if you are looking for a world class/first class experience, I highly recommend using The Earth Safari. You WILL NOT be disappointed! Thanks again Saran. You and your team made my expedition beyond enjoyable and when I come back to India, I will be sure to contact you again (this time, much more in advance :)

Venkat Babu

Chennai, India

Dear Saran, Many thanks for arranging our trip to Tanzania! It was a trip of many superlatives for the savannah and wilderness. We are really enjoyed the vastness of Serengeti and Crater. The real highlight was the way wild animals approaching the human race as not a threat was amazing.

 

• Stay and food at Arusha was excellent. The place was really awesome!

• Escarpment property at Manyara was excellent, well trained team and meticulously executed Guest services. Food was a delight!

• Ngorongoro Serengeti was an exclusive property and well maintained rooms and facilities. Good food here!

• Our driver George is a well-read, informative and helpful person

• Serengeti Serena was a good place to stay.

 

We had a great first trip to Tanzania and look forward to visiting again going forward.

Sorry about the delayed feedback as I have been in and out of Chennai travelling on work.

 

Thanks again for meticulously planning a great trip for us.

 

Best regards,

 

Venkat

Deepthi Chandan

Bangalore, India

It was a pleasant & easy experience booking with ‘The Earth Safari’ for our visit to Kenya in June. The response from Saran was prompt, the itinerary was fully customised for our needs, budget & the entire trip definitely offered great value. We had no problems whatsoever reaching Saran at anytime for certain last minute changes in the itinerary due to our flight being cancelled. Our guide/driver, Dominic, deserves a special mention as he was a true professional through & through, making sure that we had great sightings. Would definitely recommend booking with ‘The Earth Safari’ & will make sure to book again for our next trip to Kenya or Tanzania.

 

Thank you for everything & keep up the awesome experience offered.

 

Thanks again for everything.

 

Regards

 

Deepthi

Gary Lehman

New York, USA

We live in Nanuet, New York USA --The Earth Safari pulled together a breathtaking sojourn for us in Delhi and Agra. I cannot overstate the end-to-end excellence of this team - in every regard.

 

The executive support, the operational responsiveness, our learned and engaging consulting guide, the steadfast support of our driver, all the accommodations - and the outstanding value provided -- it was all there. I am excited to see that The Earth Safari has expertise and experience in Africa as well!

 

My wife and I have traveled with several of the world's leading eco/cultural tourism groups, and The Earth Safari is the pinnacle of service. You can absolutely book your journey with confidence, entrusting your holiday with this great team which knows the score, locales, resources, ways and means, and is organized to deliver with precision and excellence!

 

Gary and Linda Lehman

Kalpesh Patel

Ahmedabad, India

We just came back from Tanzania after spending one week on safari and it was the best we have seen in our entire life and all the credit goes to The Earth Safari for the excellent arrangement done by them right from the driver guides to accommodations.

 

It was more than expected and looking forward to book next Kenya safari through The Earth Safari.

 

When I first talked to Saran I did not know him, but now I feel he is the best for Safari and still I have the regret that I have not met him personally.

 

Kalpesh Patel

Ahmedabad , Gujarat.

Prof. Alka Kriplani - Padma Shri recipient

New Delhi, India

Dear Mr Saran,

 

We are back from our Tanzania trip. It was one of the most enjoyable and well organized trip ,experienced by each and every member of the family. I would like to put on record and would like to express heartfelt thanks, for the excellent services provided by your company, which made our family trip a most memorable vacation for us. We did not face a single difficulty during the entire trip. would love to travel again in future with your company.

 

With best wishes,

 

 

Prof. Alka Kriplani, M.D., FRCOG, FAMS, FICOG, FIMSA, FICMCH, FCLS

• Professor & Head, Deptt of Obst-Gynae

• Director in-charge WHO-CCR, HRRC & Family Planning

• All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

Nilava Maitra

New Delhi, India

Dear Saran,

 

My wife , Mala & I got back almost a fortnight back from Kenya after having had a wonderful & memorable African Safari experience during which we saw all the African Big 5 animals. My sincere apologies for the delayed feedback, due to certain household priorities.

 

When Mala , a cancer survivor , expressed her desire to visit Kenya for a wild life safari tour , I was certainly not comfortable with the destination idea since I had no information about any well known branded tour operator in India who could help us with arrangements for such a trip. I happened to hit upon your organization through the internet search . My first impression going through your website was not very exciting, nor did the few exchange of e-mails add to any further excitement. I was feeling a little lost on what to do next!

It was only when Mala & I visited your office & met you, that I felt a lot more comfortable & confident of making the Kenya trip happen, for my wife’s sake .

 

You came out to be a thoroughly knowledgeable professional who knew the wild life subject as a good master and yet you were so humble & specific to the point in all your communications (without any bragging whatsoever !!). You had lots of patience to answer my numerous questions related to my wife’s comfort during the safari trip & also related to general security concerns in Kenya .

 

To summarise our feedback on the 5N / 6D Safari trip during 27th September ~ 02nd October, 2015 covering Amboseli, Lake Naivasha – Lake Nakuru and Masai Mara, I wish to state the following :-

1. Everything in the trip was as what was committed by you & no statement was exaggerated.

2. Your partner in Kenya, Nairobi managed all the package arrangements professionally taking care of all inter – venue travels and the hotel stays at Sopa Lodges.

3. Not only did they take care of “ meet & greet “ arrangements on our arrival at Nairobi on 27th September, one of their employees Ms. Joyce also took personal care to even see us off at the airport on 03rd October.

4. The Driver – Guide assigned to us, Mr. John Kimani was very knowledgeable and it was always very interesting to listen to his wild life commentary during the game drives.

5. Very cost effective & certainly value for money package. Finally , Mala joins me in thanking you and your team for a truly amazing experience , which we never expected to be as good as what it turned out to be.

 

We also need to thank you for making the arrangements for our visit to the Giraffe Centre & for the dining experience at the Carnivore Restaurant at Nairobi.

 

With our best wishes for your continued success,

 

Neel Maitra

Uma Ramachandran & Family

Bangalore, India

Hello Saran,

 

We are a Much-Delighted group after experiencing a memorable and enriching trip to Tanzania earlier this month thanks entirely to the meticulous organization and execution of our customized itinerary by you and your excellent team.

 

It was really good to speak to you personally as soon as we returned and convey our appreciation and gratitude for services rendered to us during our holiday. From the moment we landed at JRO, Mr. Umari and Mr. Hussain took over the responsibility of being our wonderful guides and remained dedicated to their mission of satisfying our needs and desires throughout the trip till we were seen off at JRO. They were always punctual, courteous, ever-smiling despite long days behind the wheels and explained to us the flora and fauna in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, the Serengeti National Park and the Lake Manyara National Park which enabled us to learn and appreciate the sceneries, the animal kingdom and the local human inhabitation. We are extremely satisfied with their services.

 

We thank you for selecting Mbalageti Tented Chalets for our stay in Western Serengeti which was a very unique experience for all of us. The location, the luxury amenities amidst ethnic setting, personal security (a Maasai with torch and spear) for each guest within the resort at night time, courteous hospitality of the entire staff and the fantastic food served on verandahs overlooking the vast valley made it very relaxing and soothing after the game drives making us look forward to the next morning with eagerness and excitement. The Serena Lodges, each in its own special way, set amidst coffee estates overlooking the Lake Duluti, stone-walled at the edge of Ngorongoro Crater Rim and circular cottages overlooking the Lake Manyara were also superb in providing us with comfortable relaxing rooms, pristine surroundings and excellent food suited to our herbivore habits.

 

To summarise, as a family, we've had an unforgettable holiday, with treasured memories of time spent together, enjoying the migration of wildebeests and zebras, the game drives, the rustic dusty rides, the sightings of animals (including a kill-action in its last moments), the stay, the food, the hospitality and the courtesy extended to each one of us. You have a wonderful team that manages so well and believes in customer satisfaction. I will share with you some good photo shoots from our collection once I get from all members and compile the same.

 

Wishing you the very best always,

 

Kind Regards,

 

Uma and Ramachandran, Khantha and Ramaswamy, Kamala, Shobhana and Shalini

Hiren Vora

Ahmedabad, India

Dear Mr Saran,

 

We came back this morning and trip was brilliant as organised by you.

It was our first visit to Kenya safari and right from choosing locations , period and other related issue your inputs were quite helpful.

 

 

Everything was perfectly executed and absolutely hassle free and care was taken for everything that we can expect.

 

Wish could spend a day more at Masai Mara.

 

Thànk you once again.

 

Best Wishes

 

Hiren Vora

Ruhi Saigal Gala

Mumbai, India

Hi Saran,

 

Apologies for the delay in writing this mail,it's long overdue. I got real busy after my return.

 

Well here goes.. Kenya was breathtaking. Rohaan and I just had the most beautiful time together and I think it will be a trip we will remember all our lives. It was special as it was the first time my son whose 4 and I travelled alone together so the quality time overseas especially a place like Africa was an experience that's hard to put into words.

 

All the camps you booked us in were beautiful and just what I had wanted for this trip. The food was impeccable EVERYWHERE! I don't remember eating any average meals,it was great for the both of us.

 

It was also very peaceful and quite as most places Rohan and I were the only guests but it worked wonderfully for me since I don't like seeing too many people anyway :D.

 

We felt like it was our own private camp.There was also enough alone time and quite time in between game drives for me to sit by myself and read a nice book with a glass of wine whilst R slept, so the trip was also relaxing.

 

The staff was truly wonderful everywhere( I mean that) but especially Sand river Masai and Larsens at Samburu. They pampered us and Rohaan made lots of friends with the sweet folk who worked there.

 

He still talks about Qasim( sand river) and Krisia( at Samburu who he played with everyday) not to mention Bastone our guide. He was great company.Rohaan and me enjoyed chatting with him on our long drives from one park to the other. He was very information and R truly got into the spirit of knowing more about the wildlife( asked lots of questions)

 

Your Kenyan partners did a wonderful job too, infact the lunch and chat on the last day with their representatives was real sweet :)

 

The 2 ladies Manisha and im so sorry but I don't remember that other lovely ladies name but she was so great she made sure we found ALL the hidden shopping places I had on my wish list for Nairobi and thanks to her numerous phone calls to get directions( she was with us the last day at Nairobi) I was able to shop for some gorgeous things.

 

We have so many touching memories and it's had to pen them all down but we both wanted to say Thank you so much, you did a wonderful job and we hope we can do a trip like this again real soon :)).

 

His Highness Shahu Chhatrapati Maharaj

Kolhapur, India

Dear Shri Saran Vaid,

 

In October, you had arranged for a Safari for our Kolhapur group in Tanzania through your Tanzanian partner. The tour went off very well and everyone was happy and satisfied.

Congratulations.

 

Wishing you and your The Earth Safari All the Best.

 

Yours,

Shahu Chhatrapati

New Palace, Kolhapur, Maharashtra, India – 416 003.

Pravinsinh and Nandita Ghatge

Kolhapur, India

We were travelling in a group of 12 people of varying ages and had the honour to be travelling with His Highness the Maharaja of Kolhapur and his wife maharani saheb. Having taken the initiative of planning the trip, we were a bit anxious of the service by The Earth safari, India (Saran Vaid). But they surpassed our expectations.

 

Our Guides were there on arrival. We have two brand new 4x4s. They had promised us the best cars and drivers guides from what we believe is a pool of more than 280 drivers! the luggage just about fits and since the inside has 8 seats .we were very comfortable .

 

They drive us to Arusha town which I presumed was close but it takes us over an hour from the airport..after a sumptuous lunch at Arusha Hotel we leave for Tarangire national park. We were met by their manager who briefed us on the entire trip and was extremely prompt in calling me during the safari in case of any minor changes etc. The Guide / drivers Musa And Saturo are extremely polite and well mannered.we spent 8 days with both of them. They are both extremely knowledgeable about the game and plant species.Between the 3 parks we saw over 100 lions , 2 leopards on trees,rhinos ,elephants scores of wildebeest, zebras dik diks grants gazelles impalas hippos giraffes we were lucky to witness a live kill by a leopard . Musa and Saturo were always very enthusiastic to show us game and untiringly drive us around.I think we enjoyed the game drives due to your willingness to please.

 

We were very sad to say goodbye to them at the Serengeti serenora airstrip for our flight link to Zanzibar. The flight was a 12 seated and very pleasant.somit was almost like a charter flight. Zanzibar was interesting ,though the spice tour was a bit of a let down..we enjoyed the carved doors tour.Zanzibar felt like a bit of Marrakech ,maybe India? Africa...confusing, but full of surprises!

 

All over the Sopa lodges in three game parks were exceptional in terms of quality and service..maybe the earth safari had taken special care and staff was very warm and helpful. we especially appreciated the special surprises,they had coordinated with the hotels ,the sundowners at the rim of the Ngorongoro crater ,the bush breakfast at Serengeti were all highlights of the trip and I guess this is what makes a trip memorable and special.The rooms were with splendid views and we were upgraded in lake manyara to kiruruma manyara lodge at no extra cost.

 

The food throughout was top class with 5 course meals and a bit of Indian cuisine if anyone missed it.The head chef would ask us for any special preferences and at Serengeti Sopa lodge ,he especially cooked a delicious leg of lamb, a vindaloo amongst other delicacies. We thank The Earth Safari for making Tanzanian safari such a pleasurable trip.I am sure there will be a lot of friends who will want to use your services after our experience.

 

Thank you. Pravinsinh and Nandita Ghatge. Kolhapur India.

Mohan Krishna Pillalamarri

Mumbai, India

Hello Saran, Here's some feedback from our trip to the Masai Mara.

 

The Earth Safari: Very knowledgeable, patiently answered questions from first-time visitors like me, and professional in approach. Their representatives in Nairobi were also very helpful. When our flight from NBO to EBB got cancelled, they made arrangements in another flight a few hours later.

 

Our Camp: Staff extremely courteous and friendly. The morning after we landed, they took care of Child Care arrangements while we went for the Balloon Safari. They went out of the way to make us comfortable. We had a wonderful guide Lucas, who showed us big game every time he took us out. He had a knack of spotting game camouflaged in the Masai Mara. The manager of the camp also made it a point to chat with us every time and find out if everything was fine.

 

I will refer The Earth Safari to my friends who are looking for an African adventure. Will be in touch.

Manoj Janardhanan

Singapore, Singapore

We 4 (my wife and 2 kids) started our journey to our dream destination, Kenya on 6th of June from Singapore. The Trip was planned via Dubai. Our itinerary includes two days stay in Dubai and we were suppose to take the flight from Dubai to Kenya on 9th of June morning. The weather in Dubai was very bad (46C) which has resulted in my little daughter falling sick. We were suppose to take our flight to Kenya on the next day. On the morning of 8th June, we had taken her to the doctor and he has advised us to postpone the travel by a day as it is not safe to travel. As the entire trip was planned from 9th June, we were very disappointed. Thats when I called Saran, the director of The Earth Safari, and briefed him about the situation. After listening to me carefully, he said, "don't worry, give me sometime, I will call you back in a hour". I was anxious as I was not sure whether it is possible to change the entire schedule by a day. His words gave me confidence and as promised, indeed he called me back in 30 minutes and confirmed that i could change my date. His call has turned our frown upside down :-). Thank you Saran.!

 

We reached Nairobi on the early morning of 10th June. After the immigration formalities and little bit freshening up from the airport, we took the exit gate. The representative from the earth safari Mr Peter, was waiting outside to receive us. He gave us the briefing about our itinerary and also introduced to our Driver and Guide Mr Newton. Our destination for day 1 was Amboseli National Park. The journey from Airport to the park was very good. On the way, we were thrilled to see the Zebra, followed by Wildebeest and Giraffes. Our excitement reached its peak, when we saw the first herd of elephant before we reached our lodge. The stay in Amboseli Serene lodge was simply amazing. The facilities, ambience, food as well as the friendly staffs gave us a sense of home outside home. The lodge was situated just in the middle of the safari and we could see freely roaming wild animals if we step out of our room. The morning and evening safari rides were simply great and we could sight various animals such as a number of elephant herds, Impala, Hyena, Zebra, Wildebeest, Lion and Giraffe. Even though we could not see the lion very closely, Newton has promised that he could take us closer to them at Masai Mara.

 

On the morning of Day3, we had started our journey to our next destination, Lake Nakuru where we stayed in Sarova Lion Hill lodge which is again another amazing lodge. It was an 6 hour journey and we could reach there only around 3.30 PM. After our late lunch, we all got into the van for the safari ride where we saw, plenty of flamingos, white Rhino and a group of Giraffes.

 

On Day 4 after break fast, we all said good bye to Nakuru and started our journey to our final destination Masai Mara!!!. It took about 6 and half hours for us to reach Masai Mara. The journey never gave us any boredom, thanks to the beautiful landscape and the wealth of wildlife. The stay in Masai Mara was at Keekorok which is another world class lodge, again in the middle of the safari. After lunch and a small break, we started our game drive at 4. The first sight was a herd of elephants followed by a leopard on a Tree. It was an amazing sight. The landscape in Masai Mara was different from Amboseli. Newton did not break his promise, we have managed to see many lions, elephants, Cheetah, Black Rhino and of course, Zeebra, Wildebeest as well as Giraffes.

 

All in all, it was indeed a memorable trip for all of us. We really enjoyed it and it would continue to be in our memory for the rest of our life. Thank you Saran. Will come back to you again once we decide our next safari destination.

 

Thanks

 

Manoj Janardhanan & Family, Singapore.

Mathew George

Secunderabad, India

Being wildlife enthusiasts and having visited many of the National Parks in India, we planned a trip to Kenya. A small group of six, we contacted many tour operators and were not satisfied till we spoke to Saran Vaid of The Earth Safari. A wildlife photographer, he immediately understood our requirements and finalised a tailor made plan for a week which fitted perfectly with our budget and plan. We visited Maasai mara Reserve, Lake Nakaru Mational Park and Amboseli National Park.

 

 

We stayed at Sarova Mara at Maasai Mara, Sarova Lion HIll Lodge at Lake Nakaru and Amboseli Serena at Amboseli. All the properties arranged by The Earth Safari were located well within the Parks and had top class accomodation and food including Indian cuisine. Right from the time we landed at Nairobi airport on 15 May 2014 and till we left for India on 21 May 2014, everything was organised with clockwork precision. We had an excellent and knowledgeable tour guide, Joshua who ensured that we get to see the best of the wildlife. We did see four of the big five, except the elusive leopard. We saw plenty of birds and animals including the rare sights of a male lion with its kill(a buffalo) and two lions mating. Another memorable sight was two tuskers fighting.

 

 

All in all, it was our best game viewing trip, amazingly well organized and beyond expectations. 'Asante Sana' Saran Vaid and The Earth Safari for a wonderful and memorable trip.

Arun Elangovan

Chennai, India

My family and I went on a week's trip to Kenya between 15th to 22nd February, 2014 through The Earth Safari.

Saran Vaid's approach was very friendly since the start. Had a good briefing regarding the trip and he patiently answered all my questions right from the start.

 

The TRIP was perfectly planned by his team. The whole trip was customised according to how I wanted. We happened to see a lion hunt a cow very next to our van the moment we entered Amboseli national park. We had a thrilling and exciting experience. Cheetahs walked literally next to our van. Had loads and loads of adrenaline rush. Lake Nakuru and masai were awesome. Saw all the big five. Happened to be just few feets away from predators. Have been to more than 24 countries in the past. But this is the best experience I had. We were provided with indian food as we requested. Our game guide was humble and took efforts to show us a wide variety of wildlife ( more than 40 species!!) stay was pleasant within the national park.

 

Accidentally saw this website online. Very very happy and satisfied to have booked this trip through The Earth Safari. No regrets at all. Our family is already planning for a trip to Tanzania through theearthsafari in 2015. Thank u SARAN and team for giving me this unforgettable experience!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Vimala Krishna Menon

Ernakulam, India

We've just returned from a spectacular and memorable 12 day trip to Rwanda,Kenya and Tanzania all arranged meticulously by The Earth Safari.

 

Mails to Saran Vaid always brought in prompt replies. There were many discussions (email and phone) and although we chopped and changed the itinerary a bit, Vaid forbore with us very patiently and managed to incorporate the requested changes although it was peak season. From the gorilla permits to being met at the airports and dropped off at Nairobi airport, everything was taken care of for us. Our son and fiancee joined us from New York and when their flight from NYC was cancelled (horror of horrors), alternative arrangements in Kigali were quickly put in place by Vaid. Vaid's ground agent in Rwanda even came over to meet us to ensure everything was ok which was a great thing to do! All pick-ups and transfers especially at the Isebania and Namanga borders were smooth and on time.



Accomodation in Kenya and Tanzania was an excellent mix of lodges and camps. From Lake Nakuru lodge where we were given rooms with a spectacular view of the savannah to the Fig tree camp in Mara on the banks of the Talek, to the Kati Kati tented camp in the Serengeti where hyenas whooped their way in the night and we even heard a lion in the early morning, to the Ngorongoro wildlife lodge with spectacular views of the crater, to Osupuko lodge in a breathtakingly serene setting overlooking Tarangire with its ebullient manager David and staff ( all Maasai), we encountered warm hospitality throughout  And the food was great!



Driver guides especially in Rwanda and Kenya were superb. Simon by his own admission knows Mara like the back of his hand and it certainly showed. "Where are the lions? We'll find them
no matter what !" -that about summed up Simon's dedication . We saw the most amazing things:

Not one but four lion hunts at close quarters (2 successful),


4 cheetahs hunting , a cheetah gorging on its kill and throwing up, several lion prides., 2 leopards on a tree...................


The finally tally stood at over 60 lions, 8 cheetah, 2 leopards, a million wildebeest, elephants galore,white and black rhinos ,buffaloes ,zebra ,giraffe, birds- you name it - we saw them all. Not in our wildest dreams had we expected anything of the kind.It was like being on Discovery live.



And gorilla tracking in Rwanda proved to be a once-in-a lifetime experience. We were assigned the Ntambara group of 12 gorillas which included 2 silverbacks. One silverback made straight for my son who promptly squatted with his head bent down and the Silverback gently moved its arm across his back twice!

A hot balloon ride and Maasai village visit rounded off the tour.



Thank you Mr.Vaid for a most memorable and enjoyable safari !

 

Vani Pratapgiri

Bangalore, India

Dear Saran, We are back after an enjoyable and memorable trip. The entire trip went off very well and we thank you for organising this for us.

 

Your counter part in SA had made all arrangements as per plan and we faced no problems anywhere. The highlight of course was the game viewing in Kruger and we were lucky to see the Big Five.

 

All programmes were as per schedule and the tour guide in Cape Town was very helpful and supportive.

 

Pratap, Nirupam and I would like to thank you once again for arranging this for us. We do hope to do some more trips in the future.

 

Regards,  

 

Vani

Irene & Michael Milin

Michigan, United States

My Husband and I would like to thank everyone at The Earth Safari for all the work that was done to organize and coordinate our recent Tiger safari at Ranthambore National Reserve.

 

Krishan, you in particular were very helpful in planning our itinerary that made our adventure one of the best experiences in our lives. An important factor in choosing The Earth Safari was the quick response to my inquiry and great internet communication during the planning process. All of our needs were addressed and the outcome couldn't have been better.

 

The Hotel recommendation of the Oberoi Vanyavilas was a jewel. The tented vilas provided the ambiance of a true safari experience and at the same time provided 5-star amenities. The staff was courteous and friendly. The food was delicious.

 

The Guide and driver you provided went out of their way to make our jeep safari informative and most important got good results. Saw beautiful Tigers on both days. The pictures that I took of Tigress, Noor licking her cub, Sultan are priceless. We are extremely happy to have visited the Park and seen Tiger wildlife in their natural habitat.

 

We will also cherish these memories forever and will encourage other fellow travelers to consider a journey into the wilderness at Ranthambore National Park. The Earth Safari will be at the top of our list of recommendation.

 

Lastly, all of our transfers went extremely well. Most appreciated was the assistance by you and your staff in helping us with our luggage. Never could have made it without you! In closing, we once again want to thank you for a wonderful vacation.

 

Looking forward to working with you again when we return to India.

 

Sincerely yours,

 

Irene and Michael Milin

Swetik Sheth

Kolkata, India

Dear Mr. Saran, We had a wonderful experience and a memorable time in Kenya. Great great hospitality throughout and warm service in each of the properties.

 

The Earth Safari Team had planned our safari excellently and the vehicle and our Tour guide and driver, Collin , was just perfect to guide us all along. Masai Mara was like paradise and the Game viewing was breathtaking. We can't wait to go again.

 

Looking forward to more such Safari experiences with your team in our life.

Urban & Marianne

Bern, Switzerland

My wife and me, we enjoyed all the game drives. One was special. We were together with a group of Indian students. Like we, they had interest to everything: all kind of animals, the park itself, the trees and more. We stopped often and took our time also to watch birds and crocodiles, dears, antelopes, parrots, monkeys, Eagles and many other! We not wanted to return without exciting pictures. For them, it was the first game drive, for us the third. We have been happy to have all this nice pictures and that we have seen those animals live in their territory, because the drive would end shortly.

 

And then, we have seen an instruction hunt: a Female Tiger (Noor) observed the "hunt" of her son (Sultan). It was amazing. better than a real hunt: All happened slower and the deer run quite slowly away: no dust and time to look. Great! The first, and the second drive have been good. But we had a couple in the car who wanted absolutely to see the Tiger. They missed a lot! And we as well.

 

The fourth drive was that one, where we not have seen much. Four students came from several hundred kilometers away to just see the tiger. No other interest. They made one photo: the group and the car. We didn't complain, because we have seen tigers and so many exciting animal, that we not wanted to miss them the chance. To book only one game drive is not a good idea when you are fixed on seeing tigers and nothing else!

 

The guide and the driver gave their best to find the tiger by following his many steps in the sandy road. We have been for two nights at Regency hotel. Just great!

 

Thank you a lot for this great experience in India to Saran and his great team!

Ravi V. Shankar

Bangalore, India

Hello Saran, Just a few words of praise! In trying to coordinate a rather ambitious 11 days wildlife adventure to Northern Tanzania,

 

I contacted several tour companies and travel agents. Saran Vaid of theearthsafaris.com (office in New Delhi) was the most helpful and responsive in helping me plan my trip to Lake Manyara, Serengeti, Ngorongoro and Taringere. He coordinated the hotels, transportation, safari for the entire trip and all went off without a hitch.

 

I can't thank Saran enough for my wonderful vacation and his planning. Thanks to the guide NOVA, I had an exceptional time. He met me at the airport and was my private guide/ driver for the entire safari. I was impressed by my guide's patience and spotting of wildlife. I swear he can spot wildlife with his eyes closed. Nova was very knowledgeable about the geography, flora and animals along the entire safari.

 

All in all an excellent smooth safari, and I will be contacting Saran for my next adventure to Africa! 

Varun Jain

New Delhi, India

Dear Saran Sir, We are back from a wonderful and adventure filled trip to Kenya. Everything was well planned and well taken care of. No problems at all what-so-ever.

 

The 'Flamingo Hill Camp' at the Lake Nakuru was exceptionally nice place to stay. The driver/guide was also friendly and made special efforts so we see more animals and big cats.

 

Thank you The Earth Safari Team and we will definitely plan a trip again soon.

Shoba Ganesh

Chennai, India

Dear Saran , Your attention to detail and efforts to ensure I had a memorable time in Kenya and Tanzania was outstanding !! Thank you So much :)

 

My itinerary was fully packed and for the money, no one could compete. You have been incredibly helpful, responded to emails very quickly and always available on the phone to talk.

 

Throughout the trip, I was accommodated with superior lodging with decent security, fine food, and quality services, along with comfortable vehicles. Both guides have in-depth knowledge of animal behaviors and multi- year of field experiences, thus I was able to view all the Big Five . These sightings would not be possible if were not their dedication and drives for excellence. I met James at Nairobi airport who came to receive me and brief me about my stay there. I honestly couldn't find a fault with anything over the 2 weeks. In particular my guides Joshua and Abdalah really made my trip extra special.They were extremely knowledgeable about all the animals and could really tell that they wanted me to have the best time (which I did!). They were really great guys . They both always ensured I had prime vantage points for wildlife viewing and were knowledgeable on all aspects of African wildlife. Apart from my passion for wildlife, it is the dedication and pride that they both have in their work which makes me decide to return to Kenya and Tanzania for a second visit.

 

The only disappointment for me was not being able to stay out there for a few more days!! I can't speak highly enough of this company and the fantastic people who work for it. Here, I want to thank You and the guides for giving me a memory that will last through my lifetime.

 

Top notch company and money well spent. Thoroughly and unreservedly recommended !!!!

Manoj Saraogi

New Delhi, India

Just got back after a great time in Tanzania. The wildebeest migration timing didn't work out but everything else more than made up for it. Our driver David was excellent and his approach and attitude ensured that we had a really amazing Safari experience. A big thank you to you and your counterparts from all of us.
Parag Joshi

Vadodra, Gujarat

Dear Mr. Saran Vaid, We are back from Africa. Had a smashing trip! The whole arrangement was excellent. Thank you! Wife and me are thinking of going again, without the kids this time. My sister is also planning a trip next summer. Will be in touch. Thanks again
Jean-Michel Dumont & Serge Kabombo

Lillois, Belgium

We have been quite busy since our return from the subcontinent but I would like, although it is a little late, to thank you for the beautiful visit we made in India and Nepal, a success to which you contributed because of your excellent support and organization.

 

Thanking you and your team once again,

 

Best regards

Nilesh Shah

Mumbai, India

Our overall Kenya holiday rating was excellent .It was a fantastic week in Kenya, safari was best and also nice choice of lodges. Thanks to you for your wonderful job well done. We shall come back again and we shall gladly refer our friends.
Eric J. Bradshaw

Charleston, United States

Both Jen and I made it to our respective homes safe and sound.

 

Thank once again so much for taking the time out of your evening and treating us to an absolutely wonderful evening. Socially, it was the highlight of our trip!

 

I've already been talking with my best friend Tripp about returning to Rathambore to get the showstopper photograph of the tiger and will only deal with you in the future. Again,

 

thank you so much and I look forward to talking with you again soon!

Girish Bhusari

Navi Mumbai, India

Had a memorable wonderful and homely stay at the jungle camp. Would have not been possible without your cooperation and support.

 

Thanks you very much and look forward for future co-operation.

 

Regards.

Peter King

Devon, United Kingdom

Many thanks for organizing my tour and the extension. All pickups transfers etc all went like clockwork. If I return to India in the future I will contact you.
Sunil Pradhan

Mumbai, India

We are safely back home, but full of wonderful memories of the Safari in our minds. We would like to thank all the The Earth Safari team for your dedication and excellence in the planning of our holiday and for sharing with us the love of your country. We have hundreds of breathtaking pictures that will send to you. We really love to go to Kenya again & thank you.
Elsie Couper

Denver, United States

I had a time of my life!! This beautiful land has unbelievably wonderful places and all the more sweet people. Whether it was the Taj Mahal or the jungle safari, I had fun in everything. All in all, I think it was a wise decision to chose The Earth Safari for my trip to India. I am certainly satisfied with their work. It is a very professional company and they know how to make their clients happy. Thank You
Madhavi Kapahi

Mumbai, India

Dear Saran We are writing to thank you for the excellent support & services we received from for our Tanzania Trip. The organizational skill was exceptional by any comparison. Our thanks go to all the team concerned, for helping make such a memorable holiday.
Javier Colado

Madrid, Spain

Our experience with The Earth Safari was amazing. It is certainly a company worth keeping long term relations with. They took care of all our requirements during the trip and made it so memorable for us.

 

We had excellent wildlife spotting in all parks. The staff was well informed and they guided us not only through national parks of India, but also gave us a chance to know to the people of that hospitable country.

 

I just want to thank them for treating us as guests in their homeland and not just tourists and I wish them all the best!

 

Warm Regards

Rajesh Mehta

Pune, India

Just to let you know I'm home. The Kilimanjaro climb. It was an incredible experience. We're very delighted at that.

 

I've made lifelong friends from around the country and I'll never forget this. Will surely recommend The Earth Safari to my friends. Thank you again.

Abhay Kapoor

Gurgaon, India

Saran We had a great holiday in Kenya. , We went to the Rift Valley & Masai Mara and saw some great scenery and plenty of wildlife. Thanks a lot all The Earth Safari Team for organizing our trip.

 

We enjoyed it all! My compliments to our guide Edward for his attentive service and genial personality; he went above and beyond the call of duty to ensure we enjoyed our stay. We look forward to travel with you again soon.

 

Best wishes to you and your team.

Jane Howley

London, United Kingdom

Hi, we had booked a wildlife tour with The Earth Safari to Ranthambore and Central India and the services provided to us were very good. We had a very good driver, who really made our trip very special.

 

Lodges provided were excellent. We had excellent tiger sightings in most parks, thanks to the naturalists chosen at all national parks.

 

The price was quoted to us was very reasonable. All our travel arrangements were confirmed well in advance by Krishan Kumar and we had a very nice trip.

 

We will recommend The Earth Safari to all our friend and relatives, who want to visit India.

 

Regards

 

Jane

 

 

 

 

 

 

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