Reception in Nairobi
We were received by the representative from Safari Trails at the Nairobi International Airport
and we checked in to Intercontinental Hotel, Nairobi. Day 1 arrangement was excellent
Commencing of Safari Tour
We left for Amboseli National Park and reached Amboseli Sopa Lodge for lunch. Mr. Raphael our
Guide/driver was so friendly and we were very comfortable with him. On the way to Amboseli he
provided very informative description of Kenya with us, and also its history, people and wildlife.
Cccommodation, food and customer care in Amboseli Sopa Lodge is very good.
In the evening we had a game ride and show plenty of animals.
We had 2 game rides in Amboseli National Park as planned. We were fortunate to see small lion
cub. Very successful visit to the park
We left for Mt. Kenya and reached Mountain Lodge which is maintained by Serena Group. In
Nairobi, our guide/driver was changed and Mr. George was taken up in-charge the rest of our
journey. He also very good and was caring of us all the time. We found food is excellent in
Mountain Lodge (compare to Amboseli). In the night we saw a heard of 19 elephants came to
drink water. It was an exciting experience which visitors get rarely in this rainy season to Mt.
From Mountain Lodge, we left for Samburu National park and reached there for late lunch. On
the way we crossed equator. Samburu Sopa Lodge is very impressive and unique architecture
blend with the environment. Accommodation was very good and staff was very courteous. We
saw all animals except cheetahs.
Cottages in Samburu Sopa Lodge
We reached Lake Nakuru Lodge at lunch time. It was a rainy day. State of one room for one of
our team mates received (Room No.7) was not up to the standard. Room was pretty old with bad
smell. But we disregarded it. Lake Nakuru is a fantasy for bird lovers. We could see thousands of
flamingos and pelicans. It is a birds’ paradise. We saw lions and black rhinos at Lake Nakuru Park.
We reached to our final destination Masai Mara for lunch from Lake Nakuru. Masai Mara is very
spectacular place and the best place to see lions, cheetahs, wilder bees, hyenas, antelopes,
gazelles very big vultures,Hippos, crocodiles and so many animals. In the second day evening the
park was wet due to rain in previous night. Therefore, our evening game ride was failed because
our vehicle was 2 wheel drives. Skilled George managed us to take back to the hotel without
stranding. Hence we recommend organizing 4 wheel drive vehicle at least for the Masai Mara,
because we lost opportunity in seen rhinos, leopards because our 2 wheel drive vehicle couldn’t
reach many places George has planned.
Fig Tree Lodge, where we stayed is marvelous. We got all comforts which is a dream in wild
parks. Food was so delicious and we enjoyed Sri Lankan taste.
We had a 10 day marvelous wildlife trip which was beyond our imagination. It was realy worth
for the money we spent.
Our sincere appreciation is deserved for Mr. Bandula Silva, Director- Travelon, Staff of Air Arabia
and Safari Trails in Nairobi for coordinating, organizing a wonderful safari trip to Kenya which will
lasts in our memory for ever. Our team mates were in good health and comfortable throughout
the journey. We look forward similar assistance and support from Travelon and their tour
operating networks in the world in our future tours too.
Big Thanks for everybody for their untiring effort to make us happy.