I would irst like to say, how exceptional Trevor is. The number of e mails I sent him was inumerable, yet he replied to every one no matter how trivial
My wife had ridden 400k in Kenya within 4days, or women versus cancer charity, as this gave us the chance of a lifetime, of travelling to Kenya, going to the coast of Mombasa with a Safari at the end.
We wre going to travel by train from Nairobi to Mombasa by train.
I had already contacted Trevor about staying at his Lodge The day we came back from Mombasa readying or a Safari. Trevor not only arranged us to stay at Kikuyu for the night prior to the Safari, but also the Safari itself and then the last day after the Safari. He also arranged for taxis rom Nairobi to his Lodge and return. Also as I had told him we were going to catch the train. He suggested rather than spend the day in and around Nairobi that we go to his lodge or awhile the go buy taxi to the station. All this worked out well.
Unfortunately the day before my wife was to go off on her trip we received word that the train had been cancelled . He came to our rescue and let us stay at the Lodge overnight untl the plane I had to book after the cancellation of the train. He again arranged for the taxi both ways.
Thinking that nothing else could go wrong I met my wife at Nairobi after her ride, the taxi driver waited until she arrived and of we sped, we were met by a really exceptional woman called Hannah, who was more like a mother duck looking after flock, she got out chairs or us to sit on then later two beds or us to lie on in the garden.
Trevor came in and we met it was like meeting someone you had known for years so welcoming was he.He was a wealth of information.
I had in one of my many e mails asked if my wife could have use o a washing machine or her dirty riding clothes. Not only did he say yes but also Hannah did the laundry herself.
Trevor allowed us to leave our clothes we were to wear on the Safari at his lodge, again a resounding yes. He kept the room we had on day one for us all the time we were in Mombasa.
Then disaster struck, the plane we were suposed to have caught from Mombasa back to Nairobi had been cancelled.
He had found out that this had happened and that we were supposed to have caught the earlier one. Unfortunately our rep had not told us of this.
Trevor had arranged for the taxi to be at the airport for the earlier flight(the one our rep forgot to tell us of)
When I found out that our flight had been cancelled I managed to contact Trevor and let him know that we were going to be two hours late, he was justifiably surprised, but he then arranged that the taxi wait for the extra four hours (remenber he though we were on the earlier) Eventually we made it the cost an extra ten pounds.
We stayed overnight once again Hannah was tremendous and laid on another feast.
Early the next morning our mini bus for the Safari.
Not only was it most comfortable but we had a dedicated driver just to ourselves. Let it be said that the driver guide (Godfrey made our Safari) we were lucky enough to see the big five even the Rhino.
We returned pleased to be going back to Kikuyu lodge Trevor/Hannah and Trevors' son Dan
a really nice man, in fact he drove us to the airport to catch our plane.
I cannot thank Trevor et al enough for all they did for us.
Both my wife and I were very sad to have been leaving Kenya.
I can truthfully vouch that anyone contacting Trevor will find someone so helpful which in todays world is a rare thing.
If you are thinking of going to Kenya and want to do as we did, leave it all to Trevor.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are a long established family run Guest House/Safari planners, organising personal itinerary holidays and wildlife safaris to the game parks of Kenya, Sightseeing to the beautiful Rift Valley and it lakes, and the mountain scenery of Mount Kenya and the Aberdare Ranges. Beach breaks to the beautiful Indian Ocean and Marine Park. For the serious naturalist or the leisure of a holiday in beautiful surrounding we organise it all and at Kikuyu Lodge Hotel we offer comfortable homely accommodation, good food and a warm welcome as well as our beautiful garden. ... more less
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