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Travel reviews by Mr H from Verona

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Total number of trips

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Countries visited

1

Lodges stayed in

3

Excursions taken

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A fantastic safari trip

Kenya between 19 Jul 2015 and 29 Jul 2015

Trip rating: Excellent
"The trip as a whole was fantastic! I am especially grateful to Richard Trillo, who worked with me through the long process of selecting regions in Kenya to visit, and the sites and the activities. He was very knowledgable and we had a fruitful email "conversation" as we sorted through the details and my wife and I made our choices.

The different parts of the trip - airport pickup with Southern Cross Safaris, the flights, the safari camps and the transfers - all worked together seamlessly.

It was an unforgettable trip, and I feel fortunate to have worked with Richard in crafting it, and am grateful to Expert Africa for having pulled it all together! I will recommend them to friends and family for future travels.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

This is not a complaint as much as something to consider. The trip was a large expenditure - akin to buying a small car, for our family! If it made sense to gather information or provide recommendations on travel insurance, that may be worth considering adding to the Expert Africa portfolio. We ended up using SquareMouth, which worked well for us (caveat: we made no claims)."

Arranged By Richard Trillo


Eka Hotel

Eka Hotel

"A great overnight before starting the safari"

1 night Arrived 20 Jul 2015
"This was a very nice hotel for us to spend a short night before heading out to the bush in the morning.

It is conveniently located, the room was beautiful and comfortable and quiet. Staff were friendly and helpful with excellent English."
Excellent
Location
Excellent
Service
Excellent
Rooms
Excellent
Food
Excellent
Lewa Safari Camp

Lewa Safari Camp

"Great start to safari at Lewa Safari Camp"

4 nights Arrived 20 Jul 2015
"This was our first stop; we spent four nights each here, and at Elephant Pepper Camp.

The service and facilities here were excellent, the food was delicious, and they readily accommodated us when one more of our party switched to vegetarian meals. This was more of a lodge than the EP Camp, and had a different feel. (We enjoyed both approaches.). Dinner was served to us at multiple tables in the dining room, a party at each table, and one course at a time. Tea and coffee were always available, too. Lunches and breakfast were more open-air, and buffet-style (a very good buffet with nice presentation and grape at food). Overall, meals felt les formal to us than at EP Camp, though the EP Camp were at a common table.

Guidi was outstanding. Tom/Ngoju had an eagle eye, and was patient and really cared about impacting the animals as little as possible. In terms of wildlife - there was less here than at EPC - i.e. no gigantic herds, "just" medium-sized ones, but the location, low crowds, and unique wildlife (Grevy zebra, reticulated giraffe) made us happy to have come.

It was especially good to have started our trip here, as the animal herds that we saw still knocked our socks off. That said, if I were visiting only a single site in my lifetime in Kenya, I would select the Mara area, for the sheer ease of finding animals (especially lions). But I would gladly return here."
Excellent
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Excellent
Service
Excellent
Activities
Excellent
Rooms
Excellent
Food
Excellent
Facilities
Excellent
Elephant Pepper Camp

Elephant Pepper Camp

"Luxurious stay at EPC"

4 nights Arrived 24 Jul 2015
"We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Elephant Pepper Camp (EPC). We were here four nights, and were greatly spoiled. The staff and hosts were attentive and thoughtful; the food was excellent. I also left as a HUGE fan of the conservancies. The stay included one trip into the Masai Mara Preserve, and I'm glad that we went - and also glad that we only went once. We had gotten spoiled with the smaller crowds at the Lewa Conservancy and the Mara North Conservancy (home of EPC), and while we did see elusive cheetahs in Mara Preserve, the crowds left a bad taste in our mouth.

In contrast, the game drives in the Mara North Conservancy, around EPC at least, were very productive and enjoyable. Our guide, Francis, was very patient and had an eagle eye and was attentive to our wishes, which were to observe the wildlife in a "low impact" way.

I would recommend this site, and this Conservancy, very highly to anyone who wanted to visit, including my family, who have gained an interest in safaris based on our trip. The Camp truly is a "camp," with animals wandering through at night - this limited our ability to move throughout the camp, somewhat, without a guard - but that was just a minor annoyance, and an experience I'm glad that we had. Lions and hyena sounds at night!! Exciting!"
Excellent
Location
Excellent
Service
Excellent
Activities
Excellent
Rooms
Excellent
Food
Excellent
Facilities
Excellent

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