Below are the testimonials and feedback of some of our clients:-
John Snow (China)
I have never written any review before, but this time I write it for everything Claudious have done for us (my mom and I). When we started to discuss the trip, I wrote down the names of some of the places in Kenya and told Claude that those were the places I hoped to visit. On the following day, I got three possible schedules with everything included: transportation, game viewing, accommodation, park entrance fees and meals. I imagined many times what Africa would look like before we set off, but it would only have remained in my imagination if it had not been for Claude who helped us with the whole plan. Our driver Ken was also really professional. Our safari covered two weeks. For most of the time we were in the middle of nowhere! Literally! Ken kept us safe while explaining the culture, the wildlife and the history of the places we visited. Many a time, Ken – our tour driver/guide woke us up 3 hours earlier to make sure our vehicle was working well on the following day. All in all, my trip was wonderful, and Claudious helped make a dream come true. Thank you, Claudious Tours.
Miroslav Provod (UK)
I went on an eclipse safari to Kenya to witness the total solar eclipse that occurred on 3rd November 2013 in north Kenya. My trip was arranged for by Claudious tours. Everything on the trip worked very well. I was picked up from the airport straight after landing, taken to a really nice “European Standards” hotel, where I stayed for the first night. The next morning I was picked up and went together with Claudius and one other eclipse observer to the airport from where we had a flight to Lodwar, a small rural town in the north of Kenya. After landing in Lodwar, we were picked up and driven to the last village before the eclipse, where we switched for a 4×4 tourist truck in which we continued with several other groups of eclipse observers to the center line. One of the tourists knew the exact and correct co-ordinates of the center line of the eclipse so we stopped on the way, checked by GPS receiver several times and then continued until we were in the right place, where we found a tree to sit in a shade and waited.
The weather was good at first, but there were a few clouds passing during totality, which blocked the sun. Even because of that, it was still a very interesting experience as it got dark very quickly and we still saw the majority of the eclipse as the clouds moved fast and were quickly gone. After the eclipse we drove back to Lodwar, where we had a dinner in a hotel. Claudius checked the standard of that hotel and didn’t like it so he found me a room in the best hotel in town. The hotel was full (because of the eclipse), but we managed to find enough beds for everyone. The next morning, everyone had to leave by road towards Nairobi, but for me, Claudious Tours managed to get me a flight so I could fly in the afternoon back to Nairobi and then back home, which was very good as the trip takes about 2 days by road, but only 2 hours by plane.
Overall, I was very satisfied with the whole Safari. Everything was very well arranged and prepared and even that I could only go to Kenya for only 3 days, I still managed to enjoy my time to the best and experience and document the eclipse as I wished (except for the clouds, but nobody has control over the weather). I’d certainly recommend Claudious Tours for anyone who is wishing to go on a safari to Kenya. There is no eclipse for the next about 130 years, but I’m sure the other safaris are as interesting as the eclipse and there is a lot to see in Kenya. Claudious is a very friendly person, nice to talk to and tries his best so that his clients enjoy their time, stay in clean hotels and feel safe for the whole duration of their trip.