Africa & the Middle East Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

A Safari with Patty and Mark, Ithumba the highlight

Jump to last reply

We arrived home last night and I'm still have the "awe" of africa with me. Just wanted to write a quick post about our 2 weeks in Kenya with Patty and Mark (they will not be back to Monday and I'm going to leave most of the trip reporting to Patty, since she is the expert). I will probably post my pictures, but I'm sure our photos will be very similar.

Like others have reported Kenya is very very dry right now and rain is really needed. We did have a little rain one evening when we stayed at Sandai, but in the morning you could barely tell it had rained at all, the ground still was so dry. The animals are really concentrated near the watering holes and 2 of the camps we stayed in were on water and had lots of animals near and in camp. At Galdessa in Tsavo east we had to be escorted through camp as the elephants were every where. I thought we were going to have one big bull in the dining room with us, but he knew his way around camp and once you got used to them walking along the camp paths it was quite the sight.

I cannot say enough about ithumba, it was an amazing experience. And everyone survived my meals. The camp has 2 on staff and they do a lot as far as setting the tables and all the clean up.

All in all it was a great trip, I'm still a little jet lagged, but did want to get something posted.

Joyce

25 Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

  • Announcement: Writers Needed for Morocco Guidebook
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Apr 11, 14 at 05:51 PM
View all Africa & the Middle East activity »
  1. 1 first time family safari in August 2014
  2. 2 Sabi Sands camps
  3. 3 Questions on 10 day Morocco winter vacation
  4. 4 London to Tel aviv What to expect at BG /Trans to Tel aviv / booking.com
  5. 5 place to sleep near airport for a 6 hour layover .. switching airports
  6. 6 Help with Rwanda trip
  7. 7 Trip Report History Of Mount Kilimanjaro
  8. 8 Have you been to East Africa ?Ethiopia?
  9. 9 First Time in Israel Tour Suggestions
  10. 10 Tel Aviv beaches
  11. 11 Memory cards for camera
  12. 12 Self Drive SA, Botswana, Zimbabwe - help, 4x4 hire/border restrictions
  13. 13 trip report, morocco
  14. 14 Marrakech to Fes by bus
  15. 15 Safari and Beach Honeymoon in September
  16. 16 Generic malarone now availbale in Canada
  17. 17 Morocco for 2 nights
  18. 18 Maldives, Seychelles or Mauritius??
  19. 19 Hotels in Nairobi
  20. 20 Who Plans and Packs for Your Bucket List Travel (Safari)
  21. 21 Trip Report Rwanda trip report
  22. 22 Trip Report MAGICAL, MEZMERIZING MOROCCO (Revised)
  23. 23 A Couple of Questions Regarding My Itinerary
  24. 24 Petra in August, Petra by Night?
  25. 25 israel and petra
View next 25 » Back to the top