Hi Sally,

Now we’ve been back a couple of weeks felt you were due a summary from us re the recent holiday and I’d appreciate if you could pass the feedback on to John at Trails of Africa.

The holiday was just incredible and exceeded all our expectations.  The pick ups and transport all went very smoothly and the car was very comfy and very clean.  Alex took great pride in the vehicle and it was cleaned every night before the next day’s drive.  He had a great knowledge of the country, the different reserves and the wildlife and was always super polite despite our constant questions:)  He’s a credit to the company.

Tamarind Tree Hotel: 1 night – Really nice hotel and rooms very comfortable and well equipped.  Only had breakfast here but food was very good.
Lake Nakuru Lodge: 1 night – Perfectly located lodge for safari in the reserve.  The food was excellent and the rooms really comfortable and felt safe.
The reserve itself was excellent and we had good viewings of lion, black and white rhino, Rothschild giraffe amongst many other things – plus saw the flamingos here.
Naivasha Simba Lodge: 1 night – Again can’t fault the accommodation for facilities and location.  Nice setting with the zebra roaming the grounds and seeing the hippos in the evening.  Food again very good.
Unfortunately no flamingos on the lake (we did see one juvenile) but good views of hippo, fish eagle and various kingfishers.
Asnil Mara Lodge:  3 nights – the jewel of the holiday by a long way!!!  The family tent was just amazing for luxury, size and also the views it had over the River Mara.  My wife had some reservations about staying in a “tent” so you can imagine her surprise when she saw it – she was very very impressed.  We could see hippo, crocodile and elephant from the tent’s deck.  Food was excellent along with the service and the setting of the restaurant and bar were fab.  Good pool to which we all used in the little down time we had – and that’s not a complaint:)
Safari in the Mara is just the best, having done the private game reserve in South Africa wasn’t quite sure what to expect but boy did it deliver.  The sheer size and the sheer quantity of animals.  Having seen the odd wildebeest and buffalo in South Africa here they were just everywhere, along with Zebra and various antelope.  Amazing viewings of the big cats: lion, leopard and cheetah.  Only animal we didn’t see that was on the list was wild dog, but as Alex said he’s driven for 13 years and only seen them twice – still gives us something to target next time:)

So overall the Kenya experience was superb from start to finish, the six day trip was a perfect taster!  Driving around too allowed us to see parts of Kenya we wouldn’t normally have seen – was certainly an eye opener for the boys.  The Kenyan people are very proud and friendly, really making us feel at home.  Have recommended this holiday since to a lot of friends who saw our photos on Facebook and have talked to us post our return, so you may have some incoming if you don’t mind me sending them your way.

So big thanks again for arranging this at such short notice, managed to tick all of our boxes.  Has definitely whet the appetite to go back again and targeting 2022 for my 50th:)  Well need to tick of those wild dogs:)

Have a great day

A gigantic thank you from myself and Debbie for all your help in organising what was by far the best holiday and wedding we have ever attended. We really enjoyed ourselves. We will be coming back next year so will be in touch for you to help us again. Simon Hulme

Thank so very much for our honeymoon, everything and everyone was wonderful. It was just perfect. Derek & Susie

This travel trip to Victoria Falls and Madikwe will definitely stand as one of my best, if not the best. Garance

Thanks again for helping us with a truly amazing and memorable holiday – it was incredible. Daniel & Miranda

Just a quick email to say thank you very much for organising such a wonderful holiday for us…. its’ a memory we will all treasure. Hugh Clench

All your recommendation were amazing from game reserve to the lodge to restaurants/food to hiking guide – we really had a memorable and amazing time. 

Transfers and commutes (internal flights etc…) you organised for us were all seamless and perfectly lined up. You’ve simply done great work ! Thank you! Joanna & Jo

We are nearly at the end of our nice trip in South Africa and wanted to thank you again for the perfect organisation of our trip. Everything went perfectly well. If anybody needs help for travelling in South Africa we will highly recommend you! Catherine & Esther

Not sure where to start but this was the best trip we have ever had. Each one of the hotels was beyond our expectations and truly first class. Both you and Sally were phenomenal. Brian

We’ve arrived back home today and everything went smoothly (as far as overnight flights with two kids can go). We really enjoyed our trip and will be back. Especially the villa in camps bay was spectacular. Thanks for your help in arranging all this at quite short notice. Roman & Evelina