Robin & Sam – Rwanda & Kenya (Jan 2018)

Thank you for organising yet another amazing holiday – we had the best time ever.  I genuinely do not have the words to describe how amazing the gorilla trekking experience was!

Our private visit to the Elephant Orphanage was out of this world – I attach a photo of me being eaten by a baby elephant – possibly the happiest moment of my life so far ☺

All of our drivers, guides and porters were absolutely spot on – we even have some of them as facebook friends now! Genuinely made friends for life and Robin even has one of the village elders and chief from a Masai village we visited ringing him on whatsapp which is absolutely hilarious!

It started absolutely pouring down the second we said goodbye to the mountain gorillas and started our 2 hour trek back down the mountain. I found out the hard way that none of my waterproof clothing was in fact waterproof, and that hiring a porter was 100% the best decision ever. Here is our lovely group of fellow trekkers and all of our wonderful porters – all looking very soggy and very very happy!

And Somak pulled it out of the bag when we arrived from Kigali to Nairobi just before midnight and Kigali decided to keep our bags in Rwanda…. By 7 am the next morning Somak had sorted the bags and brought them to our room at the hotel ensuring we had well over an hour to get ready before heading to catch our next flight to the Masai Mara.

Also, the Eka hotel in Nairobi is 1000% better than the Ole Sereni – the service was brilliant, the rooms newly refurbished and very nice, and they made sure we had everything we needed to freshen up as soon as they heard our bags had gone awol. The breakfast was also fantastic there. We would highly recommend that to anyone stopping over in Nairobi. The safari hotel (Emakoko) in Nairobi National Park was fab too – the service was brilliant and the owner even found us a bush baby on the bridge at night and took us on a wild goose chase for a leopard in the middle of the night armed with nothing but a torch which was hilarious and slightly terrifying – all on the basis the bush baby made a loud noise!