Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Mr. & Mrs. P - Otley


Offbeat Meru and Elephant Bedroom, Samburu

On this trip, I visited Kenya between 3-Oct-2013 and 13-Oct-2013 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

We enjoyed our holiday even more than we expected. The two camps complemented one another very well. Meru is a splendid park to visit.

There was lots of wildlife without the pressure of other visitors and vehicles and Offbeat Meru was an excellent camp from which to explore it. Samburu was rich in wildlife, although a little busier, and the river-side setting of Elephant Bedroom was ideal.

We happily recommend our trip and combination of camps. In retrospect, our transfer arrangements from and back to Nairobi was the weak link and could hopefully be improved. We will email separately on this.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Offbeat Meru, Kenya
4-Oct-2013 review: Offbeat Meru Camp
ExcellentExcellent
Elephant Bedroom, Kenya
9-Oct-2013 review: Elephamt Bedroom Camp
ExcellentExcellent

My Sep 2010 trip

On this trip, I visited Tanzania between 22-Sep-2010 and 1-Oct-2010 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

We went to Tarangire in 2002 and chose a return trip for 2010 because we enjoyed it so much. We were not disappointed.

2 days in Manyara and 4+ full days in Tarangire is a good balance.

When asked about their private guide, these travellers commented:

Martin was an excellent driver-guide.

Martin Mollel was our driver/guide for a week so was indispensable for a good holiday. He showed just the right conbination of knowledge, skill, efficiency and friendliness.

He made the holiday a real pleasure and we would recommend him warmly to other visitors.

Gwyn [Ed:m one of the travellers.] was interested in birds and he went to great lengths to find and identify any birds we came across. We knew little Swahili and he taught us a lot more.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Onsea House, Tanzania
23-Sep-2010 review: Onsea House review
AverageAverage
E Unoto Retreat, Tanzania
24-Sep-2010 review: E Unoto Retreat review
GoodGood
Tarangire Safari Lodge, Tanzania
25-Sep-2010 review: Tarangire Safari Lodge review
ExcellentExcellent
Oliver's Camp, Tanzania
27-Sep-2010 review: Oliver's Camp review
ExcellentExcellent