Travel reviews by Dr B & Mr S from London
Total number of trips
Lodges stayed in
Kenya with a toddler
Kenya between 28 Oct 2013 and 8 Nov 2013
It was nice to feel like we had a common 'acquaintance' in Richard, when talking to the owners of the various lodges. They all seemed to respect his work and knowledge of Kenya.
However, we also feel a bit sad that parts of the holiday were not as perfect as we'd hoped despite careful planning and a significant budget (see issues mentioned about El Karama and Driftwood)."
Arranged By Richard Trillo
"Emakoko - A Beautiful 'Welcome to Kenya'"
El Karama Lodge
"Into the Wild"
Driftwood Beach Club
"Drifting through Malindi"
The Driftwood says the price of the Gedi trip should be around Ksh4,000 round trip (UKP28), per group in the vehicle, but not for stays exceeding 2 hours. Travellers should expect to pay another UKP5-10 per hour for longer visits and the management believe the staff were probably being cautious, rather than partial. The hotel states that glass bottom boat trips have traditionally been sold at a fixed rate per person, no matter how many people go. But if the group is only two or three travellers, they can expect to pay a little more.