Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Deb & J-M from Australia

My Sep 2019 trip

On this trip, I visited Kenya between 4-Sep-2019 and 8-Sep-2019 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:


I had been planning this trip for well over a year, done a lot of personal research and held high expectations, which is not always a good thing before departure.
To my delight, all my expectations were surpassed and my husband and I agree it was the best trip we've been on thus far.

A big thank you to Richard Trillo.
Richard's advice and connections made it possible for us to have the best possible experience. For example at The Giraffe Manor we had a back room booked initially, then Richard was contacted by the property about a cancellation for Jocks room and he secured that for us straight away! What a treat.

All of Richard's planning was thorough and everything ran smoothly. I particularly loved the travel wallet which i am still using, the bag tags that others commented on and the 'Guide to Kenya', authored by Richard.

We fell in love with the African bush over the month we visited Kenya, Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa. We think it was a combination of the warm, friendly and proud (in a good way!) people we met and the animals we were honoured to be close to, together with 5 star accommodation, which made our trip so special.

One word of advice for potential first time visitors to Africa- if you are going to be visiting larger cities or towns do that first because once you go into the beautiful lodges within the National Parks you won't want to go back to the towns.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
The Emakoko, Kenya
4-Sep-2019 review: The Emakoko - Our special place
Giraffe Manor, Kenya
5-Sep-2019 review: Giraffe Manor review