Most Inspirational Moment
Having seen 3 Cheetah in Kenya 24 years ago it was amazing to see 5 together which was made up of 4 brothers and a friend, spectacular. The balloon flight over the Masia Mara was amazing where, with the skill of the pilot we were able to track a pride of 9 Lions and the breakfast afterwards was great.
Thoughts on Group Leader
Julius promised us from the start that we would see lots of animals and did not fail to deliver. The 'Big 5' in the first 2 days, remarkable. We saw 10% of the Black Rhino population in Lake Nakuru NP as well as Lion, Cape Buffalo, Waterbuck & Impala. The crew, Sam our driver who kept us safe throughout our trip AND provided a free African massage! Nick, our chef who provided some amazing meals out in the bush. Dolly, who was the general hand helping out with many tasks, cooking, tent erecting and helping where ever needed as well as setting up an excellent hygiene regime around the kitchen and food areas. He also kept us entertained with a very jolly attitude and excellent English.
Advice for Potential Travellers
Pack light, be organised as you will be living out of your bag for the first 10 days and often you will be organising your life in the dark, with late arrivals at camp sites and early departures. Embrace the whole situation and enjoy! Make sure that you pack a towel, as this is not mentioned in the trip notes as an essential item.
As previously stated my wife and I did this trip in September 2016 which was an excellent trip with lots of animal sightings. This trip, being a different season offered a different experience, but again with lots of animal sightings, but in different places. On both trips we had wonderful experiences with the big cats, Lion, Leopard & Cheetah. If you are thinking about the balloon trip, although expensive we would recommend it as we did not do it on our first trip and regretted it, so made sure that we did it this time - awesome.