This was not our first choice but could not get to the hotel where friends were staying. Having never been on a safari before we were not at all sure what to expect. I was particularly worried as I have a chronic spinal problem and a dodgy stomach at the best of times. Add this to the fear of being bitten to death by mosquitos and you could say I set off with some feelings of trepidation.
However, the flight from Ukunda to Olkiombo was great and we were greeted by two lovely Maasai Guides on arrival at the air strip. Dee was our driver/guide for the duration of our stay-3 days- and wasted no time in taking us on a very interesting journey on our way to Tipilikwani, where we were staying. The hotel was very welcoming and the security staff, who escorted you to your tent each night, to David, the manager were just the best. We were very comfortable and extremely well looked after. Another David, in the restaurant was very attentive and we even had a visit from Simon, the chef who came to ask if all was well. Dee and Francess, our guides were extremely knowledgeable and had no problem in showing us 'the big five' and plenty more besides. I would have no worries about returning. Thank you to all the staff for making our stay so wonderful. Oh and no bites, stings or bad tummy either.
Negatives: None really although the gift shop was very expensive, as expected. In fact my only complaint is that it was not long enough.
- Also Known As:
- Tipilikwani Masai Mara Camp Hotel Maasai Mara National Reserve
- Tipilikwani Masai Mara Camp Kenya/Maasai Mara National Reserve