Black Tomato vs Elite Luxury Kenya - Tour Companies Compared

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Rating Breakdown
Overall — 5
Value — 5.0
Guide — 5.0
Activities — 5.0
Lodging — 5.0
Transportation — 5.0
Meals — 5.0
Overall — 0
Value — 0.0
Guide — 0.0
Activities — 0.0
Lodging — 0.0
Transportation — 0.0
Meals — 0.0
Recent Reviews

Thanks Black Tomato!

5.0 January 2017
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
We had an excellent experience working with everyone at Black Tomato - especially Rob - in planning our trip to Cuba. They put together an outstanding itinerary for us, full of things we asked for and for some wonderful and unexpected surprises. They and their team on the ground were enormously attentive once we were traveling - even during the Christmas holidays. We will gladly come back to Black Tomato again in the future to put together our next adventure.
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Black Tomato experiences

5.0 December 2016
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
I have used Black Tomato for all my major holidays in South and Latin America, South and South East Asia, the Middle East and Africa over a number of years. They have been exceptionally reliable both with the itineraries and operations on the ground. Highly recommended.
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Excellent experience

5.0 November 2016
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Working with James at Black Tomato was truly one of the best experiences. He made sure I had a the trip of a lifetime in India and especially since I was traveling alone, it was so comforting to know I could contact him anytime.
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Tour Black Tomato Company Reviews

Tours 1 Trip 5 Trips
Average Trip Price Per Day $ 0 $ 442
Operator Type Group Tour Operator Group Tour Operator
Size Global Operator Local Specialist
Trip Types
  • Private Guided Trips
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Group Tours
  • Small Ship & Expedition Cruises
Service Level Luxury Luxury
  • North America
  • Central America & Caribbean
  • Australia & Pacific
  • Asia
  • Africa
  • Middle East & North Africa
  • Europe
  • Africa
Known For
  • 50+
  • 18 - 35
  • Luxury
  • Safari
  • Trekking & Camping
  • Luxury
Headquarters London, United Kingdom Nairobi, Kenya
Year Established 2005 N/A
Solo Friendly N/A N/A
Tour Languages N/A
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    About Black Tomato

    Tom Marchant, James Merrett, and Matt Smith met in the late 1990s and wanted to create a travel business that was unlike any other on the market. Rather than asking you where you want to go, they ask “how do you want to feel?” Whether it’s inspiration, a digital detox, or relaxation that you seek, Black Tomato experiences are unlike any other ordinary vacation.

    What Makes Black Tomato Stand Out?

    • Unique and tailored travel tours
    • Attention to detail and high quality service
    • Travel beyond the classics
    • Fully customizable tours and itineraries

    Black Tomato has every experience possible - going far beyond what you could ever imagine. Disconnect from everything (and perhaps everyone) as you get dropped off into the middle of nowhere, or get business inspiration from Viking descendants on a Black Tomato Iceland trip.

    Who Will Enjoy Traveling With Black Tomato?

    • All ages
    • Standard to luxury travelers
    • All physical levels

    Travelers who are looking for something special, or simply want their vacation to be the absolute best, will seriously love traveling with Black Tomato. There is something for every age, every group size, family, and couple to enjoy. They cater to your budget, with $2,000USD being the starting price, however, in order to enjoy their most unique packages, it certainly won’t come cheap.

    However, if you prefer a more traditional tour with the classic activities and sights, or you’re working with a shoestring budget, Black Tomato probably isn’t the best fit for you.

    Top Destinations

    • All around the world

    Black Tomato travels all around the world - to every country imaginable. Even if a place isn’t on the list, they’ll take you there. You can travel to some of the most remote corners of the world, or experience the absolute best that a destination has to offer.

    Black Tomato Travel Style

    They may be a luxury tour company, but they still believe that it’s about connecting with the people and places more than Michelin-starred restaurants. No matter why you’re traveling - to relax, to be inspired, to eat… - they will find something just for you.

    Accommodations and meals all vary widely, depending on your budget, idea, and destination. One thing is for sure though - accommodations are far from ordinary. Disconnect from everything and sleep in a tent in the middle of the desert, or stay with a local nomadic family in Mongolia.

    Black Tomato is also incredibly accommodating towards requests for privacy - private hotels, private flights, remote islands, exclusive access - you name it, they’ll make it happen!

    To book a trip with them, you tell them where you want to go and how you want to feel - Inspired? Energized? Creative? Disconnected? - once the destination is decided, you are wired to their local contacts and they build an initial proposal. You are welcome to tweak it as much and as many times as you like until you are 110% satisfied with the plan.

    Why Choose a Tour With Black Tomato?

    • No two trips are the same
    • Full of creative travel ideas
    • Accommodate last minute requests and changes
    • Phone app to organize all travel documents

    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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