Aleksander · Traveled August 2023
So many experiences that it felt more like a month! A lot of early starts and many miles covered, but necessary to fit it all in. Truly, a trip of a lifetime!
Review submitted 23 Aug 2023
Philippa · Traveled July 2023
Intrepid are a professional and extremely responsible travel company. Staff are exemplary, friendly and welcoming and with so much knowledge to share. I have enjoyed my trip with them immensely and shall be travelling with them again as soon as possible!
Review submitted 29 Jul 2023
Lisa · Traveled June 2023
This trip was amazing and I truly feel changed. The wildlife was only a small part of that. The local visits are so special and impactful, and the Kenyan people are so kind and welcoming. The wildlife was spectacular. We saw the big 5 and other highlights. It’s a hard trip in some ways and I went to bed every night exhausted, however it is truly life changing! Caroline, our guide, Silvia, our cook, and Ben, our driver, made the trip so special and fun. They were the perfect hosts who became family. I can’t recommend this trip enough! You will never be the same! Amazing! Sublime! Delightful! ;)
Review submitted 17 Jun 2023
Rabea · Traveled November 2022
Two weeks full of adventure, new cultures, and unforgettable experiences. I'd recommend the Intrepit Masai Heartlands Tour to anybody who likes fascinating landscapes, meeting local people and learning about their way of living, who doesn't mind getting a bit dirty while setting up the tend and apreciates the beauty and the unpredictability of nature. But: read the tour description first in order to know what to expect. We sleep outside in tents and sleeping bags. We set up our own tents, do the washing up and other chores and it sometimes bathrooms are basic and we'd only have cold showers. A nice suprise was that we had electricity in the truck. I didn't know that previously and I brought a power bank which I never needed.
Our tour leader Patric, our chef Asaph and our drivers Becky and Kim did an amazing job. They went the extra mile to make us feel welcome, safe and satisfied 24/7. When someome had a problem or forgot something, Patric would immediately start looking for a solution - and find one. He answered all our questions and fascinated us with his broad knowledge of cultures, animals, nature and the history of Kenya and Tanzania. When we weren't driving, we'd always find Asaph in his kitchen preparing the most delicious meals for us: sometimes only with a simple flashlight. From beakfast to lunch to dinner our meals were diverse, tasty and prepared with great care. Asaph would often get up first and go to bed last, for the vegetarian in the group he'd prepare something extra each time and if you'd have a craving for some special food he'd try to make it happen somehow. During the first week Becky was our driver and she manoeuvered our big safaritruck through tight gates, park it in the most impossible places and she literally left us speechless with her unbelievable driving skills. On top of that, it was great fun to see the big eyes of other people when they saw a woman driving our big truck. Having a women in the leading group was very nice and it's wonderful that Intrepit tries to get more women into their teams - for the group it was definetly an enrichment. Becky was not only our driver, she basically was our second tour leader as she would assist us with whatever we needed and she'd asways be there for everyone. The second week Kim drove us over to Tanzania, through the tricky roads of Serengeti and up the steep hills of the Ngorongoro Crater. Kim too is an excellent driver and I felt save with him all the time.
Last but not least: Our group dynamic was really enjoyable and we had a good vibe despite the big diversity amongst us. Also we were really lucky with the wildlife we saw: Patric and our Safari Drivers made a big effort to bring us the the best places to spot the animals we wanted to see and oftentimes we would me rewarded with great experiences. But nature is unpredictable and I'd recommend anyone to start the trip without big expectations: this will make every Lion, Leopard or Rhino you'll see to be a cherry on top of the cake.
Review submitted 19 Nov 2022
Kassidy · Traveled November 2022
I cannot express my gratitude to Patrick, Asaph, Becky and Kim . This trip was a once in a lifetime adventure and every day we were embarking on a different adventure, from staying in Loita Hills listening to the stories of the Masai to the game drives. This trip was phenomenal. We were looked after and everyone was catered for and made sure they felt at home. Asif’s cooking was delicious and we were always surprised by the amount of effort he put into his meals. Becky, the queen of the roads made everyone feel so safe on the roads and once in the camp always had a smile on her face and was so welcoming with her singing and dancing. Patrick “the father of the moving home” made us all feel at home instantly and his experience and leadership was what made the trip that much more special. The intrepid team made this trip an experience myself and my family will never forget.
Review submitted 19 Nov 2022