We researched our travel options thoroughly before going to Kenya. Having looked at both UK based operators and a few Kenyan ones at first we were reluctant to proceed, however I am really pleased and happy having made this choice. I travelled with a friend, and we went for the 4×4 jeep option – much better on the road, and especially off road. And in Kenya, you will be travelling a lot on bumpy dusty roads – but in this car you will feel safe and comfortable.
The car – 5 star rating. The driver and guide – 5, or maybe 10 on a 5 star scale 🙂 The hotels we stayed at were all very good, and the staff know them and always have treated us superbly. The itinerary was amazing – we went for Masai Mara, Nakuru (with a stop at Naivasha lake), Amboseli & Tsavo East (to then go to Watamu).
Our driver was Ken and what a lovely guy! Knows his roads inside out, and will know what is best to see at what time. Very good at tracking, so we were lucky to see all the big 4 or 5 – and the small ones too – ask him birds, antilopes, anything – he will name them for you. I am also interested in anthropology and thus curious about all the different peoples of Kenya, and he was able to guide me through them as well, knowing tribes, languages, ‘famous people’.
We corresponded with Paul the owner – who was super prompt to reply to emails, who then met us on the first day of the trip before we left. The briefing was useful. He checked in with us several times during the trip, to make sure everything was ok – and we spoke on the phone when it was all (sadly…) over – he thanked us and greeted us.
I also really appreciated the different payment options available.
Date of Posting: 08 October 2014
Posted By: olyvine