We had a great time. Both Elephant Plains Game Lodge and Garonga Safari Camp exceeded our expectations in all aspects. The standard of
accommodation in both was first class, as were the meals, guides and other staff.
The two camps were very different in their environments, but both provided excellent game sitings, although we didn’t see Cheetahs or
lions until we got to Garonga. However, in most sitings we were able to get to within 2-5 metres of the animals. Needless to say we took lots of great photos and video.
We particularly enjoyed Garonga. Being a smaller camp, the guests got to know each other better, and the service was more personalised (we even got a personal safari drive). The owner Bernie is very personable and is an excellent host. He also being a former soldier, we got on very well.
All flights and transfers went smoothly and we enjoyed the Cessna flights to and between the camps.
Accommodation at the Southern Sun OR Tambo International Airport was very good and they had a courtesy shuttle running every 15 minutes to the airport and Gauteng station. Meals in the hotel were good and breakfasts were particularly good, with lots of choice.
The visits to our sponsored Primary Schools in western Kenya were very humbling. We arrived at the larger school to find in excess of 730 students lined up either side of the entrance, forming a guard of honour and chanting a welcome in Swahili. You would have thought we were Royalty visiting. Our reception at the second school was on a smaller scale, but just as enthusiastic. We left wishing we had more time to spend in Kenya (and South Africa).
Shannon, I want to thank you for the selection of game reserves and accommodation that you made for us, and the great job that you did in putting together our itinerary. You were very thorough and provided us a wealth of information. The result was a memorable trip.
I would happily recommend African Fairways to family, friends or acquaintances planning to visit Africa, and would certainly do business
again if we return to Africa in the future.
- Duncan Craig