My husband and I just returned from a trip to Kenya, where we went on a weeklong safari with Lion Trails. While there are hundreds of safari companies in Kenya, Lion Trails was a great choice, we absolutely loved it. Bernard, the owner, was great from the very beginning, before we even got on the plane to go to Kenya. He always responded to any concerns we had quickly and was very welcoming once we got to Nairobi. Our guide, Martin, was incredible. He seemed to have the answers to anything we asked. This was especially good because both, my husband and I, were safari virgins, and did not know too much about the animals or their habitat beforehand. Furthermore, Martin always seemed to know exactly where to go to find the animals in action. We saw all of the big 5, as well as cheetahs, giraffes, endangered zebras and countless other animals. However, the highlight of the trip was definitely when we came across a leopard that had killed a cheetah and had dragged it up in the tree. I honestly do not know how Martin managed to spot this from afar, because we had problems seeing it even when we were up-close. Both Martin & Bernard were very helpful to ensure that not only our safari went smoothly, but to have our entire trip in Kenya as amazing as it can be.
There were only two bad things about our trip. First, the ride to Masai Mara was very bumpy. So someone who might be sensitive to this might want to consider flying into Mara, considering that Martin told us that when we went the road was better than ever. And the second thing was that your sleep might depend on the weather. It was humid and hot during most of the nights when you go to places that are not high in altitude, which might make it hard for some to sleep.
And our one suggestion for what to bring to the trip would be mosquito repellant. It will be your best friend during the trip.
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