Review by: Robert & Katharine McClenathan

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4 29/10/2015

Overall Impressions

Consider allowing travelers to rate each experience, not just overall. Perhaps that will show up later in this survey?

Countries Visited

Kenya 5

It seems the Mara ends all trips when possible. Good idea!

Accommodation Visited

The Boma Nairobi 5

But, just for the record, when the McClenathans are just spending the night, a location of fewer stars would be ok.

Giraffe Manor 5

While not a true "wild" experience, it was definitely unique. I wouldn't do it again, unless my grown kids want the experience, but it was a fine one time start.

Solio Lodge 4

Laikipia may need some development. Solio was acceptable, but I would not return. The fact that it is fenced, that it has no elephants or hippos, that leopards can hide in the more remote and inaccessible areas, reduced our enjoyment. The facilities and staff were excellent, however.

Sala's Camp 5

Probably our best experience. Upgraded to the honeymoon/family tent (perhaps we paid for that?) which was amazing. Of course, what you get to witness is all luck, but we saw a python kill a warthog baby and a leopard take down a mature male Impala. Both up close and personal. More to your point, however, the guides and staff were exceptional and we loved it regardless of the sights we saw.

Hemingways Nairobi 5

Again, for the McClenathans, this was a bit too upscale for our comfort. Having a place to repackage and to transition to travel mode was nice.

Staff Review 5

Jamie dealt with our last minute travel plan well. Obviously, our accommodations shifted as availability diminished. I am pleased with his service.