We booked with Shadrack at Glorious Safaris for our third year in September.As in previous years he was quick to respond to our many questions and queries regarding where to stay in Lake Nakuru and Masai Mara.After many emails we decided to stay at Flamingo Camp Lake Nakuru and Ashnil Mara in Masai.What a good decision!
We paid our deposit and then final balance into the HSBC account-no worries of taking so much cash with you then.
We were duly collected at Mombasa Airport and taken to our hotel.
We met Shadrack in our hotel reception to discuss our itinerary and start times and were greeted as friends of the Glorious family
Our safari was to be fly to Nairobi and be collected in a jeep to drive to Lake Nakuru for 1 night and then to the Masai for 2 nights.
The drive was so interesting as the landscape changed to one of rich soil and many crops being grown,clean air and much less rubbish-it looks good.The first sight of the Rift Valley was breathtaking. Lake Nakuru was so beautiful(see separate review)AT LAST we saw the RHINO!!!!4 of them together.
The drive to the Masai was long and hard with much on unmade roads,but you can see so much more of the landscape and life ticking over-the people were getting in the harvest and another world unfolded as the whole operation swung into being-dozens of lorries waiting for the sacks,people drying,filling and carrying sacks,people setting up food stations and so on-you will not see this from flying to the Masai.
Ashnil Mara where we stayed for 2 nights was simply perfect for us-the staff so friendly,the camp delightful and beautifully situated for game drives.We have stayed in the Mara before and had been happy with the other camp,but this was special.I don't eat red meat and the chef was happy to produce chicken dishes for me.
As for the game drives -we saw everything we hoped for and having our own driver could spend as long as we wished watching what we wanted.We saw amazing sights,and loved every minute (see separate review)
We cannot thanks Shadrack enough for our amazing safari with everything all according to plan.
By flying to Nairobi and then road safari you get to see so much,and learn so much from your driver. ALL Shadracks drivers are very skilled and passionate about their homeland.
We also went to Heart Childrens Home with Glorious Safaris and to Mwokoeni school in Bombolulu ,both of which we support and would love you to visit if you wished.
Wherever you want to safari and whether by road or air,
DON'T HESITATE TO BOOK WITH GLORIOUS SAFARIS!!!!!
We have already booked and arranged our safari for May 2013!!!
Tsavo East,Amboseli and Saltlick here we come!