Over the coming weeks, we will bring to you a number of inspiring stories that shine the spotlight on the many faces and places of Kenya that inspire us to continue travelling.
Kenya safaris were once high on many bucketlists. These days it is less so which is completely devastating for a country with passionate and inspiring people, beautiful landscapes and abundant wildlife.
Our smart and savvy travellers are still exploring Kenya and being rewarded for it. We had a family return just last week and this was their feedback.
Family safari holiday in Kenya
‘Where do I start? the entire holiday was perhaps the most memorable for all who finally made it. Everything went smoothly from start to finish with all connections and transfers according to plan thanks to your excellent organisation. The safari was mind blowing from the moment we landed at ol Donyo. We found it hard to believe that there were wild animals roaming freely in such numbers and in close proximity to the lodges and indeed everywhere we went. Whilst it was somewhat disappointing that the migration was later than expected and we missed the main event, it did not detract from the awesome experience. We were somewhat fortunate during the entire trip in that we were almost alone wherever we went and in fact were the sole occupants on each of the internal flights with Yellow Wings.
Sirikoi was the unanimous choice as the most comfortable and “up market” camp with its accommodation and amenities. Their adopted giraffe entertained us at breakfast and the locals (including a resident leopard which remained unseen) gave us heaps of opportunities to view a great variety of game from our home base.
On to Cottars where our Gold guide was an absolute mine of information on all the animals, birds and plants in the area. The staff were exceptionally well versed in making us feel special and went out of their way to do those extra things that make you say “wow”.
Some highlights: spending some time up close and personal with 4 orphaned rhinos, the hot air balloon ride over the Mara and a visit to a local Massai village where we were introduced to the customs and culture of the local people. We did manage the big five, a tribute to the skill and persistence of our guides, but this was never something that we set out to achieve! Some of our family members were so captivated by the entire experience that they spoke constantly about a return trip.
We cannot thank you and all at Encompass Africa for your help and guidance. I has been a pleasure to have you look after us all the way to Kenya and back.’ – Theo and his family, July 2015
So join Encompass Africa on a push to promote the beauty and adventure of a Kenya safari! It’s safer than swimming in the ocean at Jeffrey’s Bay South Africa that’s for sure!