Audley Travel vs Elite Luxury Kenya - Tour Companies Compared

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Rating Breakdown
Overall — 5
Value — 4.9
Guide — 4.9
Activities — 4.9
Lodging — 4.9
Transportation — 4.9
Meals — 4.9
Overall — 0
Value — 0.0
Guide — 0.0
Activities — 0.0
Lodging — 0.0
Transportation — 0.0
Meals — 0.0
Recent Reviews

Very unprofessional.

1.0 January 2017
Does Not Recommend
  • Value 1.0
  • Guide 1.0
  • Activities 1.0
  • Lodging 1.0
  • Transportation 1.0
  • Meals 1.0
I am not sure what others experience with this company. My wife and I have booked a trip to Thailand and Burma for 10 days. The agency charged us about 950$ a day just for hotels, guides and internal flights. As soon as we paid, problems started: the agent switched hotel to a cheaper one (3 stars). This was just the start in we're only in day 3 of our trip: the hotel room was wrong - the hotel had to scramble in the middle of the night, the agent booked a full day trip within a few hours after we got off a 21 hour flight for no apparent reason, we're currently sitting in 3rd class on the train without AC because apparently almost a thousand a day can't get you a driver in Thailand, did I mention a 6 hour layover on new year eve at the local airport with nothing to do?
The only time they were quick to reply when they needed a credit card number. I sent them an email a few days but no one bothered to reply, including supposedly 24 hour reply center.
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Well done, Audley for creating a very memorable holiday!

5.0 January 2017
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
A truly memorable holiday which ran like clockwork from start to finish. Kangaroos, wallabies, Koalas and sea-lions on Kangaroo Island with knowledgeable guides, wonderful, fresh local food and wine and great hosts at our accommodation. More kangaroos and beautiful mountain walks up in the Grampians national park then the stunning scenery of the Great Ocean Road. Christmas in Sydney - rainforest canopy walk in the Lamington national park - before New a Year on The Gold Coast - above and beyond everything we hoped for - well done Audley!
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Planning this trip was a nightmare.

1.0 January 2017
Does Not Recommend
  • Value 1.0
  • Guide 1.0
  • Activities 1.0
  • Lodging 1.0
  • Transportation 1.0
  • Meals 1.0
Although we started our plans a year in advance, several problems/errors on their part were only recognized and "fixed" 3 weeks before we left. Specialist help was sporadic, employee turnover is a problem and actual time in office is limited. Great place to work because management will support you no matter how badly you mess up and you don't actually have to go to work! Price of trip doubled from initial inquiry and cost was outrageous. Our best days were our free days or activities we planned ourselves. Mistakes were made with flights, hotel reservations, and transports between places. Emergency phone number to contact Audley didn't work! Although we made the best of the situation and managed to have a great time in spit of Audley's planning and choices, I would NEVER recommend them or travel with them again. As experienced traveler, I expect more from an agency then price and service we received from Audley..
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Tour Audley Travel Company Reviews

Tours 4 Trips 5 Trips
Average Trip Price Per Day $ 432 $ 442
Operator Type Custom/Private Tour Operator Group Tour Operator
Size Global Operator Local Specialist
Trip Types
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Group Tours
  • Small Ship & Expedition Cruises
Service Level Standard Luxury
  • North America
  • Central America & Caribbean
  • South America
  • Australia & Pacific
  • Asia
  • Africa
  • Middle East & North Africa
  • Antarctica & the Arctic
  • Africa
Known For
  • 50+
  • 18 - 35
  • Safari
  • Trekking & Camping
  • Luxury
Headquarters Boston, Massachusetts, United States Nairobi, Kenya
Year Established 1996 N/A
Solo Friendly N/A N/A
Tour Languages N/A
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    About Audley Travel

    Founded in 1996, Audley grew out of the desire to help travelers see the world in their own way, using expertly crafted individual journeys.

    What Makes Them Stand Out?

    With Audley you have the peace of mind that comes from speaking directly to a travel specialist who works to create an itinerary specifically designed to you. They consider all factors from your interests to the budget you’re looking to spend. They see the process through from inception to departure, and are available for questions all throughout your trip.

    Who Travels With Them?

    Travelers interested in working with a travel specialist who will help make your trip personal and individual.

    Where Do They Operate?

    Audley creates their tailor-made itineraries for over 75 destinations on every continent.

    Why Travel With Them?

    Audley presents the inspiration, allowing you decide the type of trip you want to have. Then they take it a step further, allowing you to fully customize and personalize your experience. Dedicated travel specialists are available to help you along every step of the way. No matter your budget or interests, each trip is designed with absolute quality in mind.

    About Elite Luxury Kenya

    Also called “Kenya Safaris” this company is very locally minded, offering boutique travel experiences including honeymoon, and fully customized travel.

    What Makes Them Stand Out?

    Elite Luxury Kenya provides a travel experience in Kenya that will introduce travelers to another side of the African safari. No frills, yet comfortable, the travel options seem to distinctly be designed to showcase traveling beyond the safari. Though this is not to say safari’s are not a focus. Rather for them, a safari holiday with them means you’ll get a very diverse tour in terms of activities, excursions, and accommodations.

    Who Travels With Them?

    Those seeking an affordable Kenya, Tanzania, and / or Uganda experience. Their tours are private and completely customizable. As a smaller company travelers may find that accommodations are less luxury in feel than an established luxury safari brand, however you will be very comfortable and well taken care of. And if local touches are important to you, these will make your trip especially enjoyable.

    Where Do They Operate?

    Despite what the name suggests, Elite Luxury Kenya also provides tours in Tanzania and Uganda. Part of their mission is to introduce travelers to Kenya and these other destinations beyond the typical safari. To that end you may enjoy a beach holiday, gorilla trek, or hike up Mount Kenya.

    Why Travel With Them?

    Kenya based and small, traveling with them is a way to support local business and in return have a fully local experience. You will get a sense of the “real” Kenya, while also experiencing all the classic safari moments.

    Tours are led by local knowledgeable guides, and your trip is designed by experts for a personalized touch - this helps ensure your trip to Kenya fulfills everything you want to see.

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