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Travel reviews by Mrs L from Netherlands

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Total number of trips

1

Countries visited

1

Lodges stayed in

2

Excursions taken

0

My Feb 2022 trip

Kenya between 2 Feb 2022 and 14 Feb 2022

Trip rating: Excellent
"I had a wonderful stay at Tangulia Mara camp. The people are warm and welcoming, the service is impeccable. I like the rustic style with a design that shows an eye for detail. Half of my 11 days stay I was the only guest in camp, which I enjoyed very much.

The wildlife in the Masai Mara was abundant. We saw 50+ lions, 7 cheetah, 3 leopards and 4 serval cats. Lots of elephants and topi. My guides Sophia and Dalton were very knowledgeable and good drivers. I loved our conversations over the picnic breakfasts. It was a real bonus that Tangulia gives every guest/couple/group a private car if possible.

The roads in the Masai Mara were often very bad due to the rains we would have during almost every night. In the Mara Triangle the roads are better, but there we saw less wildlife partly due to the long grass at the time.

Expert Africa has organised my stay very efficiently, as usual. I had to defer my trip twice, which was dealt with in a pleasant way by Richard Trillo."

Arranged By Richard Trillo


Aero Club of East Africa

Aero Club of East Africa

"Aero Club of East Africa review"

1 night Arrived 2 Feb 2022
"I arrived at The Aeroclub around midnight and left after breakfast for my flight to the Masai Mara. I chose The Aeroclub because I did not want to be in the early morning Nairobi traffic chaos and worry about wether or not we would arrive at Wilson in time.

The reception was very friendly. My room was comfortable, with tea and coffee making facilities, bottles of drinking water, and a minibar. The bathroom was very spacious.

For breakfast there was a wide choice, and it was very pleasant to sit on the porch and enjoy the sound of the small airplanes arriving and landing.

This will be my preferred hotel when I have a one night stay-over in Nairobi between my arrival and the connection with the domestic flight."
Excellent
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location
Excellent
Service
Excellent
Activities
Excellent
Rooms
Excellent
Food
Excellent
Facilities
Excellent
Tangulia Mara

Tangulia Mara

"Tangulia Mara review"

11 nights Arrived 3 Feb 2022
"I stayed in Tangulia Mara for 11 days, as a solo female traveller. I felt very much at home in this very pleasant camp.

I indicated that during the pandemic I did not feel comfortable having communal meals, so I had my meals at a separate table, where I was joined in the beginning of my stay by Susan (assistant manager) and later by Damaris ( the manager). We had long talks about the various aspects of the Masai culture and their and my personal lives.

Whenever I was in the comfortable lounge area, I would be joined by one of the staff members, and we always had interesting conversations about the Masai people and the changes that are taking place in their culture. For me this was important as I was eager to learn, and I very much like to engage with the people whenever I travel in Africa.

Tangulia Mara camp is a rustic camp, that is beautifully located in a quiet part of the Masai Mara. The path from the lounge to my tent was newly paved, which was very comfortable as it rained a lot at night and my tent was located downhills.

The tent was airy and spacious, and decorated with nice wooden details and beautiful beadwork. There was a big container with drinking water, a fridge, and a fan.

I had a tent with a view on the salt lick and the Mara river, and every day I saw hippo’s, elephants, buffalo, giraffe, impala, waterbuck, baboons, and many birds from my big porch. The shower was great, and I would find a warm waterbottle every evening. At six in the morning I got hot tea in a thermos mug and biscuits in my tent, and we always enjoyed a picknick breakfast during our gamedrive.

Sometimes we would also take a picknick lunch.

I had Sophia and Dalton as my guides, they were a knowledgeable team, and good drivers which was important on the extremely muddy and bad roads in the Masai Mara.

We had wonderful sightings, and could stay there as long as I wanted to observe the behaviour of the wildlife. One of the many good things about Tangulia Mara is, that each guest/couple/group gets a private car if possible, even in the high season.

Last but not least: the food was very tasty.

The only downside is, that it can be rather busy with cars on sightings of predators, especially in the central part of the Masai Mara. The area where Tangulia is based, was much more quiet."
Excellent
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location
Excellent
Service
Excellent
Activities
Excellent
Rooms
Excellent
Food
Good
Facilities
Excellent

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