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Holiday review by Angela Birrell

Name: Angela Birrell
Date of trip: 01/10/2013
Number of people: 2
Country: Kenya

Overall level of Satisfaction

 
Tribes Overall: "As first time visitors to Kenya we did not know what to expect but our holiday exceeded our expectations."
 
Tribes Service: "With her personal experience Tracy was very helpful and patient in tweaking our itinerary."
 
Guides: "At Kicheche Mara our guide/driver Joseph was outstanding taking us places where we were often alone and therefore able to fully enjoy the wildlife without the interruption of other vehicles. His knowledge of animals and their behaviour as well as his ability to locate them was outstanding. Always kind and helpful with a sense of humour too."
 
Social & Environmental Responsibility: "It helped in providing employment and for compensating local people for loss of grazing rights in the Conservancy."

Accommodation

 
Kicheche Mara
A great place to stay, well situated in the Mara North Conservancy. Only 8 spacious tents well distanced apart and therefore very private, all with en-suite with flushing wc and bucket showers with no shortage of hot water. Everything spotlessly clean and delicious fresh, well presented meals. Good idea to sit around camp fire with aperitifs before dining at a communal table along with hosts, Colin and Sammy, a delightful couple for whom nothing was too much trouble. The staff were always happy and smiling. It was a bonus to have 24hr solar/battery power especially when it came to re-charging cameras etc.
 
Afro Chic
Superlative. Nothing negative to say. Superb facilities and service as you would expect from such an upmarket establishment.

Our Memories

"Perhaps the most enchanting experience was watching a newborn topi, less than 10 minutes old, stand and take its first steps and suckle immediately. "
"We were fortunate to see a leopard both in the evening as we sipped our sundowners and then again the following morning as she descended the tree and moved off into open ground."

customer rating

5/5 from 53 reviews

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Time: GMT +3 hours

Flight time: Flights from Europe to Nairobi take about 9 hours direct.

Language: Kiswahili and English are the official languages.

Visas: Visas are required for European passport holders.

Health: Malaria is present in most of the country. No vaccinations are compulsory, except yellow fever if coming from an infected area.

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