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Travel reviews by Ms J from Connecticut

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Total number of trips

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Countries visited

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Lodges stayed in

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My February 2014 Safari in Kenya

Kenya between 2 Feb 2014 and 9 Feb 2014

Trip rating: Excellent
"My trip was excellent from start to finish.

Richard was very helpful in finding two perfect safari spots, the first for three generations of our family at El Karama and the second for me alone. Everything was seamless from the first plane ride from Nairobi to Nanyuki to El Karama with my family all the way to my trip back to the airport in Nairobi from Sosian Ranch.

It was all very exciting for me and I consider it the best vacation I have ever had."

Arranged By Richard Trillo


El Karama Eco-Lodge

El Karama Eco-Lodge

"Wonderful Safari for Three Generations"

3 nights Arrived 3 Feb 2014
"El Karama was a delightful place for the three generations of my family to go on Safari. My grandchildren, ages 8 and 5 were really catered to by Sofie, Joseph and Lovii and that made the experience wonderful for all of us. My 5 year old grandson went fishing with Lovii and caught a small fish which was then cooked for him into fried fish fingers for his dinner. The Banda accommodations were amazing. The food was fresh and delicious. The new swimming pool was perfect for a midday swim between game drives.

We saw so many animals on our twice daily game drives all of them so elegant in their natural environment. One night with a spotlight we saw a family of hippos come up the River and climb up the opposite bank right in front of our dining room. Out in the bush we saw zebras, rare Endangered Grevy's zebras, families of giraffes, gazelles, impalas, endangered Jackson’s hartebeests and wild dogs, just to name a few. The birds were also beautiful to watch."
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Excellent
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Excellent
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Excellent
Rooms
Excellent
Food
Excellent
Facilities
Excellent
Sosian

Sosian

"Great Safari and Hospitality at Sosian Ranch"

3 nights Arrived 6 Feb 2014
"Sosian was a beautiful Ranch and lodge. I went there by myself and felt that I was treated like royalty. Simon and Rosie were marvelous hosts. I stayed in a lovely Italian cottage, went on game drives twice a day and lounged by the pool in the heat of the day. The food was fresh, original and wonderful.

I was treated to the sighting of many animals by Ambrose and our spotter. One evening we tracked a pride of 11 lions and after finding them we sat for close to half an hour no more than 15 feet away and watched them yawning, turning over and preparing for their nighttime search for food. After that, we drove to a different part of the bush where Simon, Rosie and Megan joined me for a delicious dinner cooked over a bonfire. It was a perfect ending to a perfect day.

I also saw a family of elephants and spent a good deal of time watching them up close as well. After dark one night, I was treated by spotlight to leopards and a cheetah with it's little baby. I saw water buck, buffalo, impala, eagles and many other birds and animals.

This safari stay at Sosian far exceeded any expectations I might have had before I arrived."
Excellent
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Excellent
Service
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Activities
Excellent
Rooms
Excellent
Food
Excellent
Facilities
Excellent

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