Cox & Kings vs Elite Luxury Kenya - Tour Companies Compared

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Rating Breakdown
Overall — 5
Value — 4.7
Guide — 4.7
Activities — 4.7
Lodging — 4.7
Transportation — 4.7
Meals — 4.7
Overall — 0
Value — 0.0
Guide — 0.0
Activities — 0.0
Lodging — 0.0
Transportation — 0.0
Meals — 0.0
Recent Reviews

Itinerary was great!

5.0 November 2018
D
Recommends
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Enjoyed a spectacular 12 day trip to Vietnam with Cox and King’s and could not be more pleased. The itinerary was great, all the hotels excellent, our guide outstanding and all the people in the group where a delight to travel with.
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Tour Cox & Kings Company Reviews

Excellence

5.0 September 2018
MB
Recommends
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Excellence, in terms of service, quality of accommodation offered and value for money. Achieving what other specialist companies struggled to achieve.

Tour Cox & Kings Company Reviews

Always helpful

5.0 September 2018
GL
Recommends
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
James Noyes was always helpful, priced for items requested, no hassle and quick replies. Good knowledge of the area.

Tour Cox & Kings Company Reviews

Tours 16 Trips 5 Trips
Average Trip Price Per Day $ 605 $ 442
Operator Type Mixed Land & Cruise Group Tour Operator
Size Global Operator Local Specialist
Trip Types
  • Group Tours
  • Private Guided Trips
  • Small Ship & Expedition Cruises
  • River Cruises
  • Group Tours
  • Small Ship & Expedition Cruises
Service Level Luxury Luxury
Regions
  • North America
  • Central America & Caribbean
  • South America
  • Rivers & Seas
  • Australia & Pacific
  • Asia
  • Africa
  • Middle East & North Africa
  • Europe
  • Antarctica & the Arctic
  • Africa
Known For
  • 50+
  • 18 - 35
  • Eco Travel
  • Safari
  • Trekking & Camping
  • Photography
  • Adventure
  • Safari
  • Trekking & Camping
  • Luxury
Headquarters Mumbai, Maharashtra, India Nairobi, Kenya
Year Established 1758 N/A
Solo Friendly N/A N/A
Tour Languages English
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    About Cox & Kings

    With roots and offices in London and current Indian ownership, Cox & Kings specializes in high-end small-group tours and private tailor-made trips to locations around the world. 

    What Makes Them Stand Out? 

    Talk about experienced – Cox & Kings has been around since 1758, which makes them the world’s oldest established travel company. Their luxury offerings include short- or long-term itineraries, whether pampered or adventurous.

    Who Travels With Them?

    Cox & Kings attracts people who like far-flung, meticulously planned travel adventures and are willing and able to pay for them. 

    Where Do They Operate?

    The company operates tours worldwide, ranging from both polar regions to Australia, North to South America, Europe to Asia, the Caribbean to the Mideast. No part of the globe seems too far off the track to warrant their interest. 

    How Does It Work?

    You can opt either for a guided small-group or private tour, or create your own itinerary from the ground up. For guided tours, they offer a series of special Royal Academy art tours and also tours for single travelers that don’t charge single supplements. For private travel, they’ll set you up on rail journeys, cruises, culinary trips, and family holidays. Land accommodations are in four or five-star hotels when available. 

    Why Travel With Them? 

    With more than 250 years’ experience, this is no fly-by-night tour operator. Cox & Kings has built a formidable team of travel experts and guides around the world, and prides itself on offering good value for the money, by taking advantage of its buying power to land good deals on flights, lodgings, and other travel items.

    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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