After the British and American Governments decided it was not safe to travel to Kenya, and TUI. Thomson and First Choice pan'iced and gathered holiday makers up like cattle to return them to England. I was one who had my two weeks holiday cancelled, I did get my money back £1603.00 in time to re-book my holiday direct. The flight was with Kenya Airways to Nairobi / Mombasa. £601.15. The Hotel contacted me and offered me Residential rates, £32 per night. Total for THREE WEEKS, £1282.15 a saving of £320.00. Tea on Kenya Airways Free Tea on Thomson Airways £2.50. Departure Tax Kenya Airways £0.00 Departure Tax Thomson Airways $40.00 per person. The only draw back is you can stay at your hotel until late and get the 19:00hr flight to Nairobi for the 23:50 hrs flight to the UK. small price to pay an extra day on the beach.
I must admit there was trouble between two tribes, at a non holiday area off Lamu Island. But no more than the stabbings we have in London and the car bomb in Birmingham before I left. I am returning to Kenya in December, so if Thomson wants to cancel my Holiday again go ahead it's your loss. and my gain.
If the Government new that there was going to be trouble, why did't they tell the Kenyan Police so they could stop it. Did you know that in November all will be peaceful and you can return ( Gov Directive) Or you could go to Syria, or Libya, I would recommend sorting out travel insurance and continue your holiday plans. It's Safe on the Coast The only trouble is lots of the hotels have had to close and 17000 staff out of work ( no dole money there, you starve)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated on the cliffs of Kilifi Creek, just where the creek meets and merges with the Indian Ocean, Mnarani provides perfectly for the beach and turquoise ocean under one foot and the activity and adventure of creek-life under the other. Kilifi lives and breathes the gentle sea breeze, at the edge of the ocean, between Malindi and Mombasa. Set in 40 acres of landscaped tropical garden, fragranced by Frangipani blossoms and balmy ocean breezes, Mnarani is an idyllic retreat and holiday destination. Mnarani offers you the true African experience with excellent service always offered with a smile. Explore the coast north of Mombasa and take advantage of the brilliant diving and sailing opportunities. Daily entertainment and fine cuisine complete your fun filled days and make for an excellent holiday for the whole family. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Mnarani Hotel Kilifi