Holiday review by Ms. Anna Economides
Name: Ms. Anna Economides
Date of trip: 09/02/2013
Number of people: 2
One of the best \"non-animal\" experiences was when we were driven to the airstrip near Porini Amboseli camp to catch a plane the Nairobi. The airstrip was just a bit of bush that had been cleared, the plane was a small 6 seater, and one of us got to sit in the co-pilots seat. The children loved it.
When in Nairobi we went to the David Sheldrick elephant orphanage. What an experience, learning about the wildlife trust, how they rescue the little orphans, hand rear them and release them into the wild. We \"adopted\" an 8 year old male, and we will be able to follow his progress until he is released back into the wild. We will have to return to Kenya to see him again!
Everything went very smoothly - pick up and transfers on time, camps came up to expectations, food amazingly good and fresh, wildlife and scenery just stunning.
I was very pleased with everything - lots of information was provided, my endless questions answered promptly, advice was given without an pressure to opt for something. Great, thank you Hannah.
The Maasai guides/spotters at both Porini Amboseli and Mara were great. Very patient, knew exactly when to stop for animals and how long to wait for us to peer through binoculars and take photos. At Samburu Intrepids there was just one driver/guide, who was also good but it wasn\'t the same as he had to concentrate on both looking for animals and navigate the bumpy roads. All drivers drove responsibly and slowly when necessary.
Social & Environmental Responsibility:
The two Porini camps really made us feel that we were contributing to sustainable tourism and the local community, as well as having a great holiday. The safari buckets for showers at Porini were a great experience, and made us realize once again how precious water is. Samburu Intrepids is a bit more up-market, and none of us really enjoyed it as much as the other two camps despite the greater creature comforts.