Just returned back from the family holiday of a lifetime in Kenya. To celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary we pushed the boat out and took our 2 children (7,5) to Kenya for half term.
Following a friends recommendation, we booked the trip through Natural Habitat Safaris - planning a few days on Safari and then 5 days at Watamu on the coast.
As a rule we're not very good a booking holidays - we seem to spend longer trying to work out where to go and worrying about making the wrong decision then we do actually on holiday. This time we had none of that and it was bliss! The team at Natural Habitat Safaris were amazing - they took care of everything for us.
We'd read some brilliant reviews about Leleshwa and so our expectations were pretty high - but the words and a few photos had not really prepared us for the magical time we had at the camp and with their team on Safari.
On the way to the camp we drove across plains filled with zebra, wildebeest and gazelle, all our eyes popping out of the heads. We then dipped down into the trees before parking up beside the bridge to the camp - across which our hosts came greeting us with the warmest smiles and coolest flannels.
It was the start of an unforgettable few days being looked after by the loveliest people, seeing the most amazing sights, eating delicious food, laughing lots and seeing out children loving every moment.
There happened to be 2 other families and on the second day all our children were treated to an art and craft session with 2 lovely Masai ladies. They were in heaven, painting and making beaded necklaces and bracelets.
As for the safari's - WOW. The Leleshwa guides really know the area, the fauna, the flora and how to show you the real wild - avoiding the crowds and taking you to the most beautiful spots and the best sites for seeing the animals. This time we did not see a rhino but we saw everything else - without chasing anything we simply stumbled across them.
I could spend hours sharing stories of our time at Leleshwa but the only way to really share it is to encourage you to go too.
Sundowners overlooking paradise, marshmallows one the fire, happy children and a million more memories...
I don't know if we'll be able to wait another 10 years to go again. We all loved it!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Leleshwa Camp is an intimate tented camp situated on the Siana Conservancy on the North–Eastern edge of the Maasai Mara Game Reserve in Kenya. Resting along a stream valley overlooking picturesque hills and rolling plains dotted with resident game, Leleshwa Camp seeks to give its guests an authentic African experience. The camp offers simplistic elegance and style in a relaxed environment with six spacious permanent tents privately situated and designed to blend in naturally with the surrounding nature.We also offer a private traditional Mobile Tented Camp, also with six spacious ensuite tents that can be located anywhere in Kenya. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Leleshwa Camp Kenya/Maasai Mara National Reserve