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Travel reviews by Mr D from Ilfracombe

Holiday of a lifetime

On this trip, I visited Kenya between 4-Aug-2018 and 14-Aug-2018 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:


This holiday was planned as a retirement trip for my wife and actually exceeded the high expectations that we had for it.

All the arrangements went incredibly smoothly and although we weren’t carrying countless vouchers ( the only 1 was for Safarilink) we didn’t need them as everyone on our itinerary had been clearly informed of our plans and were there on time to make it happen. Prior to travelling I had a number of useful conversations with firstly James and the Richard at Expert Africa to help clarify the itinerary. Richard in particular helped us immensely by getting an early entry to Giraffe Manor as well as a late departure from Mahali Mzuri, which really put the icing on the cake.

Going to Little Governors before Mahali Mzuri proved to be a very wise decision. At Little Governors we were close enough and lucky enough to see the Wildebeest cross the Mara river so it took the pressure off when we were at Mahali Mzuri. People staying there and wanting to see the crossing had about a 3 hour drive each way!

Planning a trip involving several stopovers, it is very useful to have the expertise of a knowledgeable safari operator to call on to make sure you get it right and clearly the author of the Rough Guide to Kenya is just that! A big thank you to Expert Africa for helping our planned trip of a lifetime come to fruition.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

I really think that what you offer is an excellent service.

I lost count of how many hours I spent looking at the very detailed information on your website, which is a fantastic planning tool and well supported by the Rough Guide which I delved into on numerous occasions.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Macushla House, Kenya
4-Aug-2018 review: Colonial comfort at Macushla House
Giraffe Manor, Kenya
5-Aug-2018 review: Giraffe in the house!
Nairobi Tented Camp, Kenya
6-Aug-2018 review: Nairobi Tented Camp - a work in progress
Little Governors Camp, Kenya
7-Aug-2018 review: Magical Safari at Little Governors Camp
Mahali Mzuri, Kenya
10-Aug-2018 review: Total Luxury at Mahali Mzuri