Review by: Carolyn

Overall Impressions

My stay at the &beyond; safari camp, Kichwa Tembo in the Masai Mara was one of the top experiences of my life. Everything was delightful, from my tent, to the staff and especially our guide, Charles. I saw more wildlife than I could possibly have anticipated. Thanks to Charles, we were able to witness exciting interactions, including the Great Migration and a lion pride relaxing after a successful hunt. Food and drink were perfect, whether served at the lodge or out on the game drives. My additional day in Nairobi was a perfect ending, including visits to the Sheldrick elephant orphanage, the giraffe rescue and the Karen Blixen house. The excellent WiFi at Kichwa Tembo allowed me to watch Out of Africa in my tent, surrounded by the landscape featured in the book and the movie.

Countries Visited

United Arab Emirates

The score is based on the fact that Dubai was more of a stopover than a destination for me. It is a fascinating and fabulous city. I enjoyed Burj Khalifa and a driving tour of the city.


Please see my first set of comments. My great experience of the country and its wonderful people will stay with me forever.

Accommodation Visited

JA Ocean View Hotel

Please see above.

Fairmont The Norfolk Hotel

Please see above.

Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp

Iâ??d give it 10/5 if I could. Please see my first comment. I decided to upgrade to a superior tent and Iâ??m very glad I did.

Staff Review

Claire was thorough, kind, professional and very informative. I could not have planned this trip without her. I am very grateful for her assistance.