Written on: 12/01/2012 by PhilandKim (1 review written)
Having surfed the web for many hours looking for a safari holiday that wouldn't break the bank but wasn't The Costa in Kenya i came across Citrus Travel and ended up dealing with a chap called Steve Ody. I explained what i wanted to do and Steve, with his personal African experience, came back with a superb package that met all of my requirements.
He arranged the to and fro flights from the u.k. I didn't want to be rattled around in 4x4 getting to and from the safari areas wasting time that could be spent viewing the wildlife so Steve arranged light aircraft transfers between lodges which save hours. After six days on safari we wanted a relaxing time by the beach, Steve arranged the internal flights to and from the beach.
He picked two different areas for the safari, both dissimilar geographically and with unique wildlife in both areas. The lodges, enclosed tents superbly equiped, gave the impression of an old time expedition into the bush without the discomfort. At both locations the staff were brillant, from the people who wait on table to the knowledgable guides who know their 'patch' and where to find the animals.
The only problem is you could get used to the lifestyle and not want to give it up.
After six days we were tired and looking forward to the beach to relax.
Steve had recommended a place called Tijara. A small slice of paradise near Mombassa. If you want an Inbetweeners holiday this isn't the place for you. If you want peace and quiet in very civilised surroundings with attentive staff and generous hosts then get Steve to book your place, you will not be disappointed.
The mystery is how did he do it for the money? His quote was at least several thousand cheaper if not half being offered by the larger package tour companies.