Travel reviews

Travel reviews by SueD from UK


Kenya in a nutshell

On this trip, I visited Kenya between 28-Jan-2020 and 5-Feb-2020 and I travelled alone.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

Enjoyed being in two contrasting locations. Amboseli is elephant heaven and I had some wonderful, very close, encounters with ele families and watched a cheetah and her cubs dining on her catch of the day (brilliant guiding by Joseph). After the open plains, Meru was deep bush - so much rain, even the lions had taken to the trees - and different animals to see.

Accommodation in both places was great, especially Elsa's Kopje, with its lovely staff and attention to detail.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Four Points by Sheraton, Kenya
28-Jan-2020 review: Nairobi airport hotel
ExcellentExcellent
Tortilis Camp, Kenya
29-Jan-2020 review: elephant heaven
GoodGood
Elsas Kopje, Kenya
1-Feb-2020 review: Just wonderful
ExcellentExcellent

Loved every minute

On this trip, I visited Kenya between 14-Feb-2018 and 23-Feb-2018 and I travelled alone.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

This was a well thought out combination of experiences in a country I like and have visited many times over the decades. Sarara and Kicheche Mara were very different in style and location, each with their own pluses, and the Emakoko an excellent surprise at the end. Richard seems to intuitively know what I will like, which is a pretty impressive skill.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Sarara, Kenya
14-Feb-2018 review: Loved Sarara
ExcellentExcellent
Kicheche Mara, Kenya
18-Feb-2018 review: Happy experience
ExcellentExcellent
The Emakoko, Kenya
22-Feb-2018 review: Amazing place
ExcellentExcellent

Happy time

On this trip, I visited Zanzibar between 24-Jan-2017 and 30-Jan-2017 and I travelled alone.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

I enjoyed the contrast between town and coast; my driver between the two was brilliant.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Jafferji House, Zanzibar
24-Jan-2017 review: Quirky and enjoyable
GoodGood
Pongwe Beach Hotel, Zanzibar
27-Jan-2017 review: Great place to be
ExcellentExcellent