Travel reviews by SarahSW19 from London
Total number of trips
Lodges stayed in
My Aug 2016 trip
Zambia between 27 Aug 2016 and 8 Sep 2016
It's always difficult to choose despite the plethora of information.
I knew we wanted to choose lodges spread over the park fairly evenly and with a reputation for great game viewing.
We were unlucky with Puku Ridge as far as lions went , but otherwise it was a lovely lodge albeit without a strong managerial presence. However the guiding was absolutely excellent! . As was the cuisine.
The other lodges - Mchenja and Lion Camp were better as far as location and game viewing went.
They both benefited from a strong managerial presence and game viewing close to camp.
If I went back, and I'm sure we will - I would definitely return to both Mchenja and Lion Camp.
Lion Camp was not as far from the park entrance as I thought it was.
When we returned to the airport from Lion Camp it was a fast drive through the park, not a slow game drive as I expected.
We did stop for a comfort break for a member of staff and coincidentally saw 6 lions under a tree.
We left at 1 pm and were out of the park by 2:20
We stopped to visit Tribal Textiles for less than an hour and were at the airport by 3:40pm
Overall we loved the south Luangwa Park and definitely love to return soon."
"Stylish hotel convenient for stopover"
"Pleasant stay at Puku Ridge"
"Magical Mchenja !"
"They don't call it Lion Camp for nothing!"
Kenya 2015 - Absolutely fabulous !!
Kenya between 21 Aug 2015 and 3 Sep 2015
Some of the best wildlife viewing I've ever had .
Lovely accommodation - would definitely go back to Rekero .
Feel a bit mean about comments I made regarding Little Governors , and I know it's very popular with many people , but
I just felt they are falling behind the competition somewhat. Particularly the food .
Many thanks to Richard Trillo for all his advice in the planning of this trip !
Will definitely use EA again
Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:
Tell people that if they already have a visa when they arrive at Nairobi airport - do nand in the ""Visa"" line at immigration
Use the ""Other passports"" line
( go figure !)
Otherwise you will have to queue up twice!
Our transfer cars were absolutely great . Our driver Eddie said to say Hi to Richard Trillo.
We were told that the morning visit ( 11am - noon) to the David Sheldrick elephant orphanage was a bit of a bunfight and that as we had adopted two elephants and therefore qualified to visit at 5pm when they come home to bed ( by arrangement) - we should do that and not go at 11am.
The experience was great and there were only about 25 people there .
But the shop was closed at 5pm - and we had wanted to buy a hat that we had seen somebody else on our travels wearing.
So go early if you want to visit the shop too.
Nanyuki airport is really nice and has Wi-fi . Good restaurant and souvenir shop.
Nobody weighed our luggage anywhere except at Wilson airport - and even there they were not as strict as expected"
Arranged By Richard Trillo
"Eka Hotel - excellent city hotel"
"Kicheche Laikipia - super camp !"
"Loved Rekero !"
Little Governors' Camp
Elephant Pepper Camp
"Loved Elephant Pepper"