4-Mar-2013 - Dear Esther Jambo!
We are now back from our dream holiday in Kenya. You were right, we feel kind of experts on the animal subject after 8 days of full immersion safari. Thanks to our knowledgeable and informative guide and driver Zachary. He guided us well through our first safari experience. He is enthusiastic, friendly and he made sure we saw all the "Big Five" by the 6th day before we flew to Maasai Mara North Conservancy.

We enjoyed it all, being so diversified. All four places have a special place in our hearts. Amboseli, being our first stop, was overall fantastic. The view to Kilimanjaro from every angle made it so special. We were so lucky and overwhelmed seeing so many animals. The accommodation, Satao Elerai, was a nice discovery with a wonderful staff and an endless view towards Amboseli National Park. We even heard a lion roaring the first night.

Sweetwaters was a joy with the tents in front of a waterhole and the great Mount Kenya. We appreciated the interesting guided tour at the information center at Ol Pejeta Conservancy as well as meeting the Rhino Baraka. Fell in love with the reticulated giraffe. We passed Equator and assisted "the Equator Water experiment".

Samburu - Buffalo Springs National Reserve was wonderful with its' Ewaso Ng'iro river and doum palms. We saw the last animal on our "Big Five" list here; the great leopard and got a glance at the beautiful Grevy's zebra.

Maasai Mara North Conservancy was a delight at first sight (from the air). So green and a lovely experience with both bush dinner and bush breakfast organized by the Karen Blixen Camp. We saw so many animals, especially lions and cheetahs. The accommodation on the Mara river with hippos and other wildlife at anytime was a joy.

Thank you for organizing Esther. You really made our "safari dream" come true. The only thing I was really surprised about, is how little one moves on a trip like this. We suffered a bit the long journey from Amboseli to Sweetwaters. A long 8hrs trip, but again, had we flown we would not have experienced the change of landscape and the ways of living near the main road.

I regret not having had enough time to visit the Karen Blixen Museum, but who knows, maybe one day we will be back.

Asante sana!
Annette & Family
Southern France