Travel reviews by M&A from Geneva
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My Nov 2021 trip
Kenya between 29 Nov 2021 and 3 Dec 2021
Richard has profound knowledge of the country and gave us excellent advice during the initial planning phase, but we truly came to appreciate his support when things went pear-shaped due to COVID just a few days before we were to depart. We were able to work with him to reconfigure our itinerary at the very last minute; Expert Africa processed our partial refund quickly and without a fuss.
It's when things go wrong that you really find out if you chose the right agent and clearly we did."
Arranged By Richard Trillo
Mara Plains Camp
"Mara Plains Camp review"
On the question of the unpleasant smell from the resident hippos, they explained that this was a problem in the second half of 2021, when a prolonged drought led to the build-up of anaerobic mud as the hippo corner in the Ntiakatek River became an ever-shrinking pool. Great Plains extended their apologies to these travellers, while also noting that it can occasionally be hard to avoid the more odoriferous side of nature, especially when notoriously stinky hippos decide that a camp's location is ideal for a wallow during a prolonged dry spell. They told us that this problem is a rare occurrence, not a regular one and we're glad to say that when the Ntiakatek River began flowing again at the end of 2021, the aroma dissipated quickly.