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Travel reviews by Miss L from USA

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A Leap Into the Unknown

Kenya between 9 Nov 2016 and 18 Dec 2016

Trip rating: Excellent
"Richard Trillo was very helpful in sorting out our requests: ground transport, safari flights, accommodation at Kicheche Valley Camp, paperwork, etc. We would have welcomed some more detail re our Camp - eg, that it was hosted.

From the point of view re health matters, it should be noted that doctors generally are reluctant, in the UK, to administer Yellow Fever vaccinations to anyone over the age of 60. After I had made an appointment in the UK, had paid a fee and then waited to see a nurse, it became apparent that I was not going to receive the vaccination - because of an increased risk of serious reactions. The medical practice refunded my payment, but I still had had to pay for taxi service to and from the practice, plus having most of an afternoon wasted. It might be wise for Expert Africa to include a bit of information re Yellow Fever & age.

There were a few delays when we requested more information re the booking process, which we felt could have been avoided or made more clear to us."

Feedback response

These travellers had not realised that many details about Kicheche Valley camp, including the fact that it is hosted, are available in our report on the camp.

We explained in an email to them during the booking process that the Yellow Fever jab is not recommended for travellers over 60, so we are very sorry if they missed that. We include basic information about Yellow Fever vaccination requirements, including the fact that the jab is not recommended for certain travellers, in all our pre-departure documentation.

We do accept that when booking a safari there is often a lot to take in.

Arranged By Richard Trillo

Kicheche Valley

Kicheche Valley

"Kicheche Valley Delights"

4 nights Arrived 12 Dec 2016
"When a printed brochure and photographs become reality, then one begins to see more clearly and breathe more deeply. The Kicheche Valley Camp surpasses all description; its location is superb, with a distant panorama and more immediate glimpses of abundant wildlife at peace in their own environment.

The Camp is run by Charles, assisted by Jamie and a first-rate team of caring people who combine excellent training with personal attention. Comfort is paramount, with such welcome touches as hot water bottles in guests' beds each night. During our entire stay, we encountered not a single biting or stinging insect; yet, we were outdoors throughout the day and until after dark.

The Askaris were very helpful during early morning and evening walks to and from our tent; we felt secure at all times.

The chef prepared a splendid array of lunches and dinners, as well as our picnics while on safari. We were pleased that much of the produce is grown locally. The variety of meals was enjoyable and we were very happy to chat with the chef. Sundowners were a perfect end to each day as we watched the sun set and the moon rise, accompanied by silhouettes of wildebeest as they began their nightly parade against the darkening sky.

We were pleased to have the same guide/driver throughout our stay; Bernard Soit was outstanding, always attentive, a careful driver, knowledgeable, friendly, a trained photographer, and a fine host during our Sundowner time.

The camp deserves the highest praise and recommendation."
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