We enjoyed stays at three Governor’s Lodges in Kenya and are very happy to review all of them individually, but at the outset would like to compliment the owners on three very different settings and styles. All shared in common the wonderful staff, magnificent settings, and excellent food.
Looking out from out “tent” we could see amongst other wildlife, a female crocodile with eggs, and baby hippos, and that was before we ventured into the Mara. “Tent” does not adequately describe the spacious and luxurious accommodation we enjoyed.
The Mara was everything we had hoped for and yielded up all of the “Big 5”, except Black Rhino which we had seen earlier on our trip. Our driver, Richard, worked hard to show us what we wanted to see and even took us to a spot to see masses of Wildebeest crossing the river where, unfortunately, one fell prey to a crocodile. However, all the staff were extremely helpful and it would be wrong to single out any one individual.
Initially, we were unsure of the need for Guards to escort us during the dark hours, but two things proved the necessity. One morning I was shown footprints of Buffalo, made the previous night, alongside one of the tents, and another evening we saw Leopards just outside the unmarked boundary of the camp. Yes, it really is that wild.
Mention should perhaps be made of the visit to the local Masai village, which we felt lacked authenticity. To us it appeared to be something put on for the tourist only.
Thank you, and please may we return?