8-Jan-2012 - Dear Esther, today I am dreaming of Diani beach as it is very cold and, about to snow later, and it's predicted to be around -5C over the weekend. Why do we live here?

We had a wonderful holiday in Kenya, in no small part to the safari which you arranged. Travelling with a wheelchair is always prone to difficulties, and a extending that to a safari is taking that one step further. Fortunately you did a great job in organizing just the right places for us to stay, which were all comfortable and accessible. The Mayfair was in fact rather better than we had thought it would be, and it is to be highly recommended.

Ol Tukai lodge always looked to be a good choice, and it was. The accessible rooms were excellent, the view fantastic, and we saw more elephants that you would have thought possible in Amboseli. Even without going on game drives, there was a lot to see just sitting by the pool with a pair of binoculars. I would definitely stay there again. My only wish is that Amboseli makes a recovery from its tree loss in recent years as it was obviously not how it has been.

Voi Wildlife lodge was also a good place to stay, with good access to Tsavo East. I'm glad that we stayed the extra day on the trip as it took us until the last day to see any lions, and Sam was becoming impatient! We did see many other kinds of wildlife, such as a creche of ostriches, but small boys always want to see the teeth and claws! I guess we need to visit towards the end of a dry season to really see predators at work.

I must also mention what a superb job Peter did in driving us around. He clearly has great knowledge about the wildlife and the parks, and he could not have been more helpful. We enjoyed travelling with him immensely and would thoroughly recommend him to anyone. Tell him that I still want his land cruiser to crush those who park too close to the back of Sophia's accessible car. A great vehicle, and much more fun than one of the glorified matatus which fill the game parks.

We had a great time. Everything worked smoothly and anyone considering a wheelchair safari should come straight to you. Have you considered teaching airlines how to do this?

With all our best wishes,

John Thornton