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Travel reviews by Kyle & Emily from USA

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Total number of trips

1

Countries visited

1

Lodges stayed in

2

Excursions taken

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Kenya Safari review

Kenya between 1 Dec 2018 and 8 Dec 2018

Trip rating: Excellent
"The trip was fantastic. Everything ran very smoothly.

Olivia was very responsive and helped customize our trip based on our wants. She kept us up-to-date on any flight changes which was very helpful.

We loved the rough guide to Kenya that we received, it was nice to read.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

We ended up staying 4 days in Masai Mara because they were running a special 4 nights for 3 days cost. We had a great time at Basecamp and saw a lot but it might have been too much time in one place. We had 7 nights total, I think it would be possible to fit a 3rd location into our itinerary for those that are looking for a more strenuous trip.

The Rough Guide to Kenya was great however you may want to consider sending it a little earlier on in the process if feasible. Our itinerary was already set by the time we received it so if we read about something we were interested in, we couldn't change anything."

Il Ngwesi Eco-Lodge

Il Ngwesi Eco-Lodge

"Il Ngwesi Review"

3 nights Arrived 1 Dec 2018
"The service and food was excellent. The room and views were incredible. Had a great experience with Edwin and Fred on the game drives.

It rained one full day we were there however we were able to see multiple herds of elephants cross multiple times a day right outside of our room. We went to the Rhino conservatory, had multiple game drives, a bush walk, and a visit to a nearby Masai village.

The drive to the lodge from the Lewa airstip is a bit long (~3 hrs) but it's actually a nice game drive where you're able to see different animals than what you'll see around the lodge. It will be handy if they get the airstrip close to the lodge up and running."
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Excellent
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Excellent
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Excellent
Rooms
Excellent
Food
Excellent
Facilities
Excellent
Basecamp Maasai Mara

Basecamp Maasai Mara

"Basecamp Maasai Mara review"

4 nights Arrived 4 Dec 2018
"The lodge was fantastic with excellent service. Our room was quite nice with an indoor and outdoor shower, toilet facilities, and a queen and twin bed. The tent around the room does a great job keeping bugs and monkeys out. The food was excellent, they offer packed breakfasts if you choose to stay out on a game drive.

The water pressure can be lacking at some points during the day when multiple people are utilizing the water. They have wifi in the reception building only. The rooms have an outlet strip to plug electronics into. The drive to and from the lodge is a bit longer than expected due to the routing through the village so it would be nice to get a bridge into the park back towards the restaurant.

Our guide's name was Steve. He was very knowledgeable not only on the animals but their behavior as well. He predicted the path of the animals quite well which allowed us to position ourselves for some great photographs. The truck was very comfortable with individual captain's seats which helped with a lot of the bouncing. He always had a cooler full of water for us in case we were thirsty."
Excellent
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Excellent
Service
Excellent
Activities
Excellent
Rooms
Excellent
Food
Excellent
Facilities
Excellent

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