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Travel reviews by Ms C & Mr S from Dublin

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Total number of trips

1

Countries visited

1

Lodges stayed in

4

Excursions taken

0

My Oct 2013 trip

Kenya between 14 Oct 2013 and 25 Oct 2013

Trip rating: Average
"Could have chosen a better airline. Pinewood to Satao far too long by road.
Food was mainly from good to excellent as was accommodation.
Would not choose again or recommend this particular itinerary."

Feedback response

Direct flights from London to Nairobi are available on two airlines: Kenya Airways (which these travellers chose), which flies overnight and arrives in the morning, and British Airways, which gets into Nairobi in the evening. The road transfer from Diani Beach to Tsavo East national park is indeed long (with an early start, arriving for lunch), and we will be sure to advise future travellers more clearly about this. Unfortunately there are no scheduled flights to Tsavo East National Park.

Arranged By Richard Trillo


The Emakoko

The Emakoko

"The Emakoko review"

3 nights Arrived 15 Oct 2013
"Everything about The Emakoko is superb. Food is wonderful. How Stephen manages to continually create such lovely dishes from his small kitchen area is a credit to him. Overall the staff were terrific. Quiet, professional, with a terrific sense of humour.

We visited some historic places around Nairobi and have to complement Sylvester on his driving in the madness of Nairobi traffic. He was great. Chris and Rachel who were doing relief managers were absolutely terrific. Highly recommend this lodge."
Excellent
Location
Excellent
Service
Excellent
Activities
Excellent
Rooms
Excellent
Food
Excellent
Facilities
Excellent
Pinewood Beach Resort

Pinewood Beach Resort

"Pinewood Beach Resort review"

2 nights Arrived 18 Oct 2013
"We had some problems in this resort and following discussions with management they were very keen to ensure that they would be resolved.

Rooms are spacious. Breakfast area very nice indeed. Dinner and breakfast very good. Lunch is poor. Very clean. Well maintained. And as everywhere in Kenya lovely staff with great sense of humour."
Average
Location
Good
Service
Good
Rooms
Good
Food
Average
Satao Camp

Satao Camp

"Satao Camp review"

2 nights Arrived 20 Oct 2013
"It's a long, long road trip from Pinewood Resort to Satao. 7 hrs by road each way. Too long!

If it was our first safari or we were keen photographers it would have been a disappointing trip. Plenty to see but not enough tracks or roads in the park to get close to the animals. The result is that a resting pack of lions and cheetah and cubs could barely be seen as they were so far away. Certainly over 300 yards away! As well felt that the hide at the camp was too far from the waterhole.

Accommodation was very nice as was the food. Again the staff were terrific."
Good
Location
Good
Service
Excellent
Activities
Poor
Rooms
Good
Food
Good
Facilities
Good
Pinewood Beach Resort

Pinewood Beach Resort

"Pinewood Beach Resort review"

2 nights Arrived 22 Oct 2013
"As before."
Excellent

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