Guest Reviews

"The most amazing experience, exceeded every expectation. The people were wonderful. No words can capture the phenomenal experience I had on this trip. Thank you Thyra and David. If you are up for the adventure of a lifetime, this is the trip to take"

Stefani D- Kenya 2020

" I had a great experience. The itinerary was thought out to accommodate every interest. The time at ENP was above and beyond my expectations. All the hotel accommodations were excellent and comfortable. The food was just amazing never hungry at any point. Do not hesitate to book this trip. EXCELLENT!" 

Stacey C -Thailand 2019

"I am thrilled to tell you about my trip to Thailand. It was a dream come true! The organizers, (Thyra & David) took care of every detail so I didn't have to. They designed a very thoughtful program and I experienced Thailand with zero worries, concerns or mishaps. My accommodations were beautiful and I experienced something new and authentic for ME every day of my stay"

Elena E.- Thailand 2019

"Everything was great. An amazing experience. Beautiful, typical and comfortable accommodations. Nice group, breathtaking sceneries. Stunning and numerous animals etc. But this couldn't have been such a unique experience without all of the Masai guides (and friends now) and the perfect organization of Thyra and David who made us feel like the best group they ever had. It was a dream come true. Even better than anything I had imagined. I wish I could repeat this experience !!!"

Flo L- Kenya 2020


"There are only two words I can gather to describe this trip: Perfect and magical. I have dreamed of visiting Kenya for years and Thyra and David put together the trip of a lifetime. They are so knowledgable and the best guides I could ever imagine. The group came together and we immediately clicked. This trip was one of the most memorable and will hold a special place in my heart." 

Tiffany P- Kenya 2020

"This trip was my first ever abroad and I really believe it set the bar high for future traveling. Thyra and David created a truly magical experience for us one that I will hold dearly in my heart. Everything was planned out so well and thoughtfully . The retreat had a beautiful flow and rhythm to it. I loved how the general theme behind everything was compassion. My heart is full 10 out of 10!! A journey with them would be impossible not to enjoy! Thank you Arte for Elephants for the journey of a lifetime!"

Amy B- Thailand 2019

"Once again an amazing retreat with Arte for Elephants. This trip was so much more than I imagined. Seeing beautiful Kenya and all of the animals was a dream come true. I loved seeing the baby elephants at the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, and the giraffes at the giraffe center and last but not least, the Masai Mara and Amboseli.I will cherish this experience in my heart forever. Thank you Thyra and David and our amazing group. Until we meet again! Asante Sana!

Sanna N- Kenya 2020

"Exceptional organizers and tour package. Very engaging group and tour package. Superb pacing for events and reflection. Best week we've had in many a year. So much to see, much to do and time to reflect upon. Extraordinary program  a 5+ out of 5!" 

Cara and Jack- Thailand 2019

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"Just returned home from my trip to Africa. Words can't even express the amazing adventure

I had. I saw things most people will never see, a big tusker, the great migration, a cheetah hunt, visited a Maasai village and school, hiked up a mountain and so much more.

Made a new group of lifelong friends who I shared the adventure with.. Asante Sana Arte For Elephants AFE Travel Community"


Laura BK- Kenya 2021

(via FB)



"My Kenya trip the Masai Mara with Arte For Elephants.

This has been an extremely emotional experience for me. I have met the most incredible people, am seeing the most awe-inspiring landscapes, wild animals, it is endless".

J. A- Kenya 2021

(via FB)


Arte for Elephants and the couple that put on these excursions, Thyra and David are next to none.


The time and patience and detail they put into every single thing we do is unmatched. They have trusted and wonderful people they work with and they truly know what they're doing when it comes to having the best vacation you could ask for. This was my first time going on a trip with a tour group and it won't be my last; in fact, I have already committed to signing up for another vacation with them to India! I can not recommend this company (but really, these people) more. They care about every single person they take and they go above and beyond to make sure your vacation is one of the best you'll ever have!


a million stars and a billion thank yous, Arte for Elephants! 


Vegan friendly, exquisite sights and memories for a lifetime.

Dani W- Kenya 2021

"Absolutely Surreal! I’m in that truck staring at a magnificent rhino. Arte For Elephants (Thyra & David) we’re incredible hosts and now lifelong friends.

Our group of 10 came together and shared the most amazing African adventure with memories for the rest of our lives. There are no words to describe how Africa, it’s people, the beauty and animals gets in your blood."

Georgia A- Kenya 2021 

(via FB)