Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Mr & Mrs H from Middlesex

My Aug 2013 trip

On this trip, I visited Kenya & Tanzania between 25-Aug-2013 and 5-Sep-2013 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:


We had an excellent trip and felt we were particularly lucky with sightings at the first three camps/lodges due to the expertise of our Asilia driver, Stanford. We were particularly pleased that once an animal had been spotted we were able to observe at leisure and have wonderful memories of a very restive leopard in a tree. We watched for about half an hour as he tried to find a comfy spot and walked up and down and all around the tree. Having our own vehicle really made a difference.

As I had made our booking some months before the trip I had forgotten that this would not be the case at Lamai. I think that it would be a good idea to make a note of this on the confirmation invoice or in the final letter you send just before departure. We had taken this paperwork with us but had not printed out all the emails leading to the final trip details. The couple we shared with were extremely pleasant but they had just flown in from the UK and were on safari for only 3 nights before going to Zanzibar whilst we had gone to the north more for the wildebeest. Things worked out well but this could so easily not have been the case and I will certainly bear this in mind for a future trip.

We had an excellent guide, Kakae, at Lamai, not only was he very good indeed at spotting game but he had a detailed knowledge of all the animals we saw. He had a great sense of humour and we enjoyed conversations with him on a number of topics.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Macushla House, Kenya
25-Aug-2013 review: Macushla House review
Little Oliver's Camp, Tanzania
26-Aug-2013 review: Oliver's Camp review
Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge, Tanzania
28-Aug-2013 review: Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge review
Dunia Camp, Tanzania
30-Aug-2013 review: Dunia Camp review
Lamai Serengeti, Tanzania
2-Sep-2013 review: Lamai Serengeti review