After a couple of nights spent in Nairobi and inspecting some properties, we both agreed that the new Hemmingway’s is definitely a fantastic addition to Nairobi’s accommodations. We spent a wonderful overnight at Giraffe Manor (every bit as beautiful as one would imagine) and then we were off on safari!
On arrival in Laikipia we were whisked off to Solio for two nights. We had fantastic wild life viewing at Solio where the rhinos were the true stars – both black and white! We spend a full day in the Aberdares which opened up another whole experience – the green hills and valleys, streams and waterfalls provided gorgeous scenery, as well as some interesting wildlife!
From Laikipia we went off to Samburu and our next lodge Sasaab. Sasaab is a stunning property – a mix of Arabian nights meets African Bush and set the side of a hill overlooking the Ewaso Nyiro River. Hot and dry with some very interesting additions to our wildlife viewing – Grevy’s zebra, gerenuk (who amazingly never drink water) and lots of elephants.
Last but certainly not least we flew to the Maasai Mara. Here we were fortunate enough to spend two nights at Sala’s Camp. We hit the game viewing jackpot on the way from the airstrip to camp. Our guide spotted mating leopards!
Sala’s is small and intimate and tucked away in a secluded area with views of the Sand River looking towards the Serengeti ( Tanzania ). Great game viewing but the lions roaring all night was definitely a favorite experience! We then spent a night at Rekero Camp on the banks of the Talek River and a night at Naboisho Camp in the Naboisho Conservancy – both tented camps with excellent locations and game viewing.
We were very sad to come home but brought back with us great memories, fantastic game viewing and incredible experiences to share with our colleagues and our safariers!
– by: Elena Theodosiou and Lynne Glasgow