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Travel reviews by Dr R. from Colombo 5

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Total number of trips

1

Countries visited

1

Lodges stayed in

3

Excursions taken

1

My Oct 2019 trip

Kenya between 1 Oct 2019 and 11 Oct 2019

Trip rating: Excellent
"We (the two couples who went on the trip) are experienced safari goers; we have previously travelled to Tanzania, Botswana, South Africa, Namibia, Kenya, and Uganda.

We had an exceptionally good trip. The cost was high, but worth it. The organisation was superb, with everyone along the way (the local transport, the domestic airlines and the camp staff) all being fully informed of our itinerary and being right on time on everything.

As I have said in the individual camp reviews, the food was superb as was the guiding."

Arranged By Richard Trillo


Laikipia Wilderness

Laikipia Wilderness

"Laikipia Wilderness"

3 nights Arrived 2 Oct 2019
"The four of us (2 couples) spent three nights at Laikipia Wilderness Camp (LWC). The camp is run with real passion and soul. This, I think is a reflection of Steve, the owner, who has instilled the same ethos in all his staff, several of whom told us that Steve was the best boss they have ever had. All four of us are experienced safari goers and we were primarily at LWC to try to see wild dogs, which we felt there was a good chance to do at LWC because of the radio tracking they were able to do as part of a research project. The dogs had moved on to a neighbouring ranch when we arrived, but LWC had access to this area as well, we did have to pay a small additional fee of USD 50 per person towards the Wild Dog Trust for the access, we did not mind this. We had a fabulous sighting of the entire pack, including a large number of pups, after a long search. As a bonus during our stay we also had two good sightings of leopard.

The camp facilities were unpretentious compared with many other premiums priced camps, although it was more than sufficient to meet all our needs. The food was fabulous. The staff were all friendly and efficient and provided exceptional service. The guides, including Steve who accompanied us on two game drives/walks, were very knowledgeable and skilled. I have no hesitancy in recommending LWC to any potential safari goer, particularly if you are interested in seeing wild dogs, which are not that easy to see in most other places."
Excellent
Location
Excellent
Service
Excellent
Activities
Excellent
Rooms
Good
Food
Excellent
Facilities
Good
Naboisho Camp

Naboisho Camp

"Naboisho Camp review"

4 nights Arrived 5 Oct 2019
"Superb upper end camp with great food, facilities and guiding. We had excellent sighting during a four night/five day stay, one of which days we drove to Masai Mara National Reserve.

In Naboisho we saw a large number of lions, including one pride feeding on a zebra. We also had an excellent sighting of a cheetah. We are also bird watchers and we were able to see many species.

Our driver/guide Daniel was excellent and did some amazing spotting. His bird knowledge was also exceptional, I can't recall even one bird he wasn't able to immediately identify, no matter how brief the initial sighting was."
Excellent
Location
Excellent
Service
Excellent
Activities
Good
Rooms
Excellent
Food
Excellent
Facilities
Excellent
Safari in Maasai Mara National Reserve

Safari in Maasai Mara National Reserve

"Safari in Maasai Mara National Reserve review"

7 Oct 2019 • All-day excursion

We visited the MM National Reserve for just one day from Naboisho Camp where we were staying. We are experienced safari goers, but I cannot recall any day on which we had better wild life sightings than this. This included
a lioness taking down a wildebeest;
several prides of lions, one with a number of cubs feeding on a zebra and also going to drink water;
20+ spotted hyenas lolling around lazily in water/mud pools;
an amazing sighting of a herd of about 10 elephants spraying mud over themselves and lolling around in a tiny mud pool which only had room for 5 or 6 of them, which meant that they got all tangled up and had their legs and bodies at various odd angles;
4 adult male cheetas who had banded together to hunt (we heard they were famous), though they were disappointing because all they did was lie under a tree from 9.00 am to 4.30 pm when we had to leave to go back to our Camp.
Excellent
The Emakoko

The Emakoko

"The Emakoko review"

2 nights Arrived 9 Oct 2019
"The food, facilities and location were excellent.

The guiding was good, although our guides knowledge of birds, although good, was not as exceptional as we had experienced at other camps during our trip."
Excellent
Location
Excellent
Service
Excellent
Facilities
Excellent
Rooms
Excellent
Food
Excellent

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