A fabulous holiday, made easy by the planning of Real Africa, the attention to us and the attention to detail. Real Africa provided pretty much everything on my tick list! The service from the outset was exemplary and the agents they used in Africa (Albatross in Kenya and Island Express in Zanzibar) were also superb.
I don't want to repeat our itinerary, but the whole trip was just awesome......
*Max the rhino and The Sheldrake Trust - a fabulous time spent with the animal we adopted a decade ago.
*Sweetwater and Ol Pejeta - a magical time spent with the last Northern White Rhinos, Najin and Fatu, helping with the anti-poaching dogs and living in absolute luxury.
*Flights from KLM to more adventurous flying - from airstrips with no people or buildings!
*High quality safari vehicles and guides - special mention to Raphael (Ol Pejeta) and Dan (Maasai Mara) who both were flexible to the needs of an old traveller with a young family, who were both very knowledgeable and extremely professional throughout.
*Amazing Mara safari with Maasai guide where we saw close up, all the wildlife we wanted; the big 5 - rhinos, elephants, lions, buffalo & leopard as well as cheetah, hippo, crocodile, vulture, mongoose, etc.... my daughter listed over 100 different species!
*The perfect place to wind down after 2 intensive weeks on safari, in Zanzibar, away from the bustle in Jambiani on an aquarmarine sea, dolphin watching, snorkelling and sailing a dhow (as well as finding time to see the Aldabra Tortoises and Red Colobus Monkey).
We were totally looked after by all the staff, all the food and accommodation was of the highest standards, but above all was the fact that we always felt safe and secure without being sheltered.
We loved it - thank you Paul. I was nervous about travelling in this way, but it was perfect.