As a proud member of the Kenya Association of Tour Operators (KATO), we maintain the highest standards of service and value.
Photos from our recent 2011 safaris
ELUSIVE and ENDANGERED PANGOLIN
A first and rare sighting with
As You Like It Safaris!
Driver and guide, Dedan, with Canadian client Leslie Hall, spotted this rarely seen PANGOLIN! Click Leslie's photo to see information and more of Leslie's pictures of this unique animal.
Vivien Prince, Founder of As You Like It Safaris, was ecstatic when the real thrill of safari was right over her head!
This photo was taken on a game drive from Nyumbu Camp in August 2012
Photos courtesy of Theodore Mattas
Is ballroom dancing your passion? Or something you always wanted to do well? Have you also always wanted to go on safari? Or stay at a magnificent beach? You can have all of this! We are offering an opportunity for you to spend fourteen days with the Master of Ballroom Dancing, Norbert Schmidt, while on Safari! Click here to see the itinerary.
During this safari you will visit the best of Kenya, including:
Mount Kenya is a majestic African mountain, rising 5,199 meters (17,057 ft) above sea level to a snow clad peak. It's a never to be forgotten sight, and one we are proud to share with our guests in association with the experienced mountaineers of the Climb Kenya and Conservation Youth Self-Help Group. You can read more about Mt Kenya here.
Mount Kenya can be climbed by any normal healthy person. The most reliable weather for climbing is between late December and late March and from mid-July to late September. We offer guided treks of 1-7 days, offering something for everyone from casual walkers to accomplished climbers. Click here to see a sample itinerary.
Bespoke East African Safaris: We are different. Personal care and attention by courteous, well-trained Directors adds to the outstanding service, warmth and hospitality of the Kenyan people. We operate a highly professional safari company, and pride ourselves with attention to detail, and a guarantee to deliver what is promised. Work with us and you will not be disappointed. From luxury safaris, to climbing Mt Kenya or Kilimanjaro, we have the people to guide you. You will work directly with your Kenyan Tour Operator. Vivien can be reached in the United States through her email firstname.lastname@example.org
AS YOU LIKE IT SAFARIS is a unique safari operator covering Kenya and all of East Africa. Unlike some of our rivals, we don't run to a pre-arranged schedule: we'll tailor every detail of your safari holiday to make sure you have the adventure of your life among the incredible animals and landscapes of Africa. Click here to read some testimonials from satisfied visitors.
We can help you decide how to make the best of your visit, but what's most important to us is that you get what you want from your vacation. You'll be free to choose how you fill each day, whether you want to...
Click on these links or the buttons along the top of this page to learn more about As You Like It Safaris: to meet owner Vivien Prince and her dedicated team; to see the facilities we offer in Kenya, Tanzania and beyond; to read what satisfied visitors have said in the past; or to see just a few of the amazing sights that await you here on the dark continent.
We receive many complimentary letters from our clients after their tours. Here are excerpts from just a few.
Read more testimonials here.
"Wow! What can I say? ‘As You Like It Safaris’ – you guys are amazing!!! My husband and I are both teachers in South Africa so we did not have hundreds of dollars to spend on a Kenyan holiday but we really wanted to visit our north eastern (??) neighbours. A contact in Nairobi put me on to ‘As You Like It Safaris’ and I am forever indebted to him for the recommendation.
I initially contacted Vivien to find out how much a safari in the Mara would cost. I did almost fall off my chair when I read the amount!!! Nonetheless, Vivien and George worked hard with many emails flying back and forth across cyber space until we finally decided on an entire itinerary (not just the Mara) that fell within our budget. That was a near impossible feat so huge thanks to both of you!
I really appreciated the efficiency with which my queries were dealt with – it is not often that you contact a company and they respond within five to ten minutes. After booking our safari, George was incredibly patient in answering my unending lists of questions about money, places to eat etc etc etc.
We were warmly greeted upon arrival in Kenya by both George and Kamara. We had an instant connection and it felt like we had known each other for years. Kamara expertly guided the awesome land cruiser through the chaotic streets of Nairobi and dropped us off at our City Centre Hotel. Not wanting to leave until we were safe and sound.
We had an amazing holiday in Kenya and that is thanks to Vivien, George and Kamara. Although we didn’t get to meet Vivien face to face, we spent some time with George and lots of time with Kamara. Both such good ambassadors for their country. Kamara, you are incredible. Patient, kind, humble, knowledgeable and – above all – a safe driver. A very rare find in Kenya! After spending a couple of days in Mombasa, it was wonderful for us to see your smiling face waiting for us at the Railway Station. It was like coming home again. And man, driving in the land cruiser feels a whole bunch better than driving in a car!
I highly recommend AYLIS to anybody visiting Kenya. We will definitely be making use of their services again!"
You guys ROCK!
Kerri and Riaan Bisschoff,
The Promised Land aka South Africa
(The letter below is one from a visitor who toured with us in July of 2010 and was so taken by the children after a visit to Hope Streams Academy that she and her daughter chose to sponsor two girls.)
"After joining Jeff Sink on his fantastic 2010 safari to Kenya - run with such expertise, efficiency, personal attention to detail and incredible grace under pressure, by Vivien Prince and As You Like It Safaris - my daughter Megan Coleman Vold and I would like to sponsor 2 little girls at Hope Streams Academy. What an incredible story - we just loved our time at this school and feel it is very important to help and encourage the young girls in their education. My sister Mary Rasmussen has just completed setting up her sponsorship."
"We just wanted to say hello and thank you and Kamara especially for the beautiful 2 weeks we had in Kenya. ... Now reflecting back on the safaris, gazing at the beautiful pictures filled of memories, sharing it all with friends and speaking highly of As You Like It. Thank you to all the team from the bottom of our hearts for all the special care we received."
Valerie and Dimitri
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"There are quite a lot of tour operators in Kenya and we were quite concerned about the quality of service that we could expect and at the worst, of being conned of our hard earned money. These worries were eased considerably when we talked to a few of AYLIS's previous clients who praised them considerably. ...We were in contact with a few other safari operators as well but it was AYLIS that came up with the best service and a very competitive price. ...When we arrived in Kenya, we realised that the claims of AYLIS's service were indeed true and we were treated to a fantastic trip right throughout. ...We are also extremely grateful to Vivien for taking care of us when we were stranded in Kenya after our return flight was cancelled due to the Icelandic Volcano eruption. Her genuine concern and care for our well being, safety and comfort went way beyond the call of duty and made that distressing time a bit bearable. "
"Seeing wildlife in Africa was my dream ... when I planned it for the first time, it was very important for me to select the correct tour operator. I spent a considerable amount of time to select one. I finally ended up with As You Like it (Safaris) Ltd. I made the right choice in many aspects. ... AYLIS is a very customer oriented company which designed this Safari to my taste. ... I was very concerned about sending my money to an unknown company in Kenya before I started my Safari. But I was very fortunate to find a trusted company who gave me much worth than I spent! ... I couldn’t recall a single moment of distress or disagreement. ... I fully recommend this company to anybody who is serious in an African Safari."
(Read the full letter here.)