Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Dr W & Dr D from Leeds


My Feb 2018 trip

On this trip, I visited Kenya between 3-Feb-2018 and 17-Feb-2018 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

Fantastic!

In fact it was so good we abandoned the idea of travelling to Europe next and as soon as we arrived home we booked to return to Kenya again in 4 months time.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Eka Hotel, Kenya
3-Feb-2018 review: Eka Hotel review
GoodGood
Kicheche Mara, Kenya
4-Feb-2018 review: My favourite camp
ExcellentExcellent
Kicheche Bush Camp, Kenya
9-Feb-2018 review: Kicheche Bush Camp review
ExcellentExcellent
The Emakoko, Kenya
14-Feb-2018 review: The Emakoko review
ExcellentExcellent

My Jan 2017 trip

On this trip, I visited Kenya & Rwanda between 7-Jan-2017 and 20-Jan-2017 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

With hindsight we would have changed just one thing - we would have reduced our stay at Mountain Gorilla Lodge to three nights, leaving after lunch after our second gorilla trek, so that we could have spent two nights on Lake Kivu.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Eka Hotel, Kenya
7-Jan-2017 review: Good place for overnight stay in Nairobi
GoodGood
Kigali Serena Hotel, Rwanda
8-Jan-2017 review: Kigali Serena Hotel review
ExcellentExcellent
Mountain Gorilla View Lodge, Rwanda
9-Jan-2017 review: Gorilla Mountain View Lodge review
AverageAverage
Lake Kivu Serena Hotel, Rwanda
13-Jan-2017 review: Lake Kivu Serena Hotel review
ExcellentExcellent
Nyungwe House, Rwanda
14-Jan-2017 review: Nyungwe Forest Lodge review
ExcellentExcellent
Kigali Serena Hotel, Rwanda
18-Jan-2017 review: Kigali Serena Hotel review
ExcellentExcellent
The Emakoko, Kenya
19-Jan-2017 review: The Emakoko review
ExcellentExcellent

Great return trip to Kenya

On this trip, I visited Kenya between 16-Sep-2016 and 2-Oct-2016 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

We have always loved our trips to Kenya - they get better each time we go.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Eka Hotel, Kenya
17-Sep-2016 review: Eka Hotel - convenient for the airports
ExcellentExcellent
Kicheche Mara, Kenya
18-Sep-2016 review: Kicheche Mara - a really beautiful camp
ExcellentExcellent
Kicheche Bush Camp, Kenya
23-Sep-2016 review: Kicheche Bush Camp is the cat's whiskers!
ExcellentExcellent
The Norfolk Hotel, Kenya
29-Sep-2016 review: Norfolk Hotel - like stepping back in time
ExcellentExcellent

Wildlife viewing in Kenya in June

On this trip, I visited Kenya between 5-Jun-2015 and 20-Jun-2015 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

As someone who has travelled for many years I am a late comer to Kenya and I now regret all those missed opportunities. I first went to Kicheche Mara Camp 15 months ago and loved it so was determined to return. I did so with some trepidation in case I was disappointed but I need not have worried. The whole holiday exceeded our expectations.

The Kicheche Camps are well managed and in beautiful settings with amazing wildlife. They tick the box if you are wanting to stay in comfortable, small, traditional bush camps governed by sound ecological principles.

I have visited many countries to see wildlife and the Masai Mara ranks number one as far as I am concerned. I can understand why Kenya and Kicheche Camps get so many repeat visitors and I will be one them.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Ole-Sereni, Kenya
5-Jun-2015 review: Ole-Sereni review
GoodGood
Kicheche Laikipia, Kenya
6-Jun-2015 review: Kicheche Laikipia review
GoodGood
Kicheche Mara, Kenya
10-Jun-2015 review: Kicheche Mara review
ExcellentExcellent
Kicheche Bush Camp, Kenya
15-Jun-2015 review: Kicheche Bush Camp review
ExcellentExcellent

My Nov 2014 trip

On this trip, I visited Zimbabwe between 8-Nov-2014 and 24-Nov-2014 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

It was a great holiday!

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Vundu Camp, Zimbabwe
8-Nov-2014 review: Vundu Camp
GoodGood
Changa Safari Camp, Zimbabwe
12-Nov-2014 review: Changa Camp
ExcellentExcellent
Camp Hwange, Zimbabwe
14-Nov-2014 review: Camp Hwange review
ExcellentExcellent
Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge, Zimbabwe
19-Nov-2014 review: Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge review
ExcellentExcellent