A wonderful adventure!
Mar 18 - Mar 29, 2023
Joseph did a wonderful job of helping me put together the adventure of a life time in Kenya. Every detail from airport transfers, lodging, meals, and of course our safaris were taken care of, making for an absolutely stress-free trip. Joseph even went above and beyond to help deliver my fiance's hat when he left it behind at our first hotel. We had the most excellent driver and safari guide (Andrew) who taught us so much about local culture and the animals we encountered. Everyone we met from the Nariku team was so friendly and their customer service was excellent.
This hotel is a bit outside of downtown Nairobi, but it was perfectly situated for our excursions to the Giraffe Center and Sheldrick Trust. The staff were friendly and having breakfast/dinner on the deck was wonderful. Excellent coffee.
The staff at Lake Nakuru were wonderful and the view of Lake Nakuru and the surrounding landscape was absolutely stunning. Would absolutely go back.
Our visit to Maji Moto was probably the most magical part of our trip to Kenya. Susan, Salaton, and all of the staff at the camp were so welcoming. We experienced Maasai culture and a taste of daily life in the village in an authentic way. The Maasai we encountered did a marvelous job of bringing us into the experience, rather than simply having us observe. Our experience at Olpul Bush Camp was truly special and we cannot recommend it highly enough. We loved watching and participating in the Maasai traditions of building the fire, preparing the goat, telling stories, singing, and performing sacred rituals. It ended up raining while we were there so we did not get to sleep on the leaf beds, but our tent kept us dry and the morning trek back was spectacular.
The food and customer service at Ashnil were excellent. We loved our waiter Timothy! Maasai Mara is a magical place and we loved returning to Ashnil at the end of our game drives to relax in our tent or at the bar. We got to see hippos from the camp as it is situated on the Mara River - they were a little loud at night but that added to the adventure!
The food at the Peponi was truly excellent! Still dreaming of the Swahili feast we enjoyed by the pool. The owner, Carol, was very helpful when it came to giving us local information, booking excursions, and generally helping us to structure our time in Lamu. It was the perfect place to relax after a week of safaris.
Seeing the baby elephants up close and personal was truly magical. The keepers knew every elephant by sight and name and answered questions in addition to giving information about conservation efforts.
Getting to feed the giraffes was simply magical. The guides are also very knowledgable and we learned a lot from them!
Absolutely worth doing! The most magical experience we had while in Kenya which is really saying something. Truly an authentic cultural experience. The Maasai did a wonderful job of bringing us into the experiences of building the fire, preparing the goat, singing, and performing rituals.
The landscape is stunning and we saw every animal we were hoping to see! Such a magical place - highly recommend!
We got to see so many rhinos and the views were beautiful.
Extremely interesting stop on our trip. We got to see traditional Swahili architecture and learn about Swahili culture and food. Sunset sail on a dhow is a must and the beach was wonderful.