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  • Dear Mary, it was brilliant! Laikipia Wilderness was so good, the accommodation was very comfortable, food delicious and all the staff very attentive and helpful. We saw the wild dogs on two separate days, and had two/three more FIRSTS – two genets, a zorilla having a tug of war with a jackal and apparently an Aardwolf but I think I blinked but Steve did confirm the den the next day. Kicheche was, as ever, brilliant, very comfortable, delicious food and wine, excellent guides, brilliant game drives. We will never believe a Kenyan again who asks if we would like to see a leopard! On our last night we had just finished a drink round the fire when the ‘askaris’ said they had spotted a leopard and took us down to the lake, shining bright torches along the bank where funnily enough no leopard was to be seen but we did not suspect that on our return we would find that the dining table had been moved under the stars and was beautifully decorated with leaves in heart shapes. For once the menu was not announced and we found out why when everyone came out singing and dancing, bringing a wonderfully decorated chocolate cake for dessert – we felt very special and very spoilt. Hemingways was Hemingways and we were greeted like long lost friends even though we hadn’t stayed there for four years. The weather was glorious and on our actual Anniversary once again we were presented with our dessert accompanied by much singing and dancing – I can’t think who could have told them!!!! All the arrangements went exactly as you planned and we are very gratefully too you for making this such a memorable trip. Many, many thanks again. We will certainly be in touch when we are organising our next trip.

    Jan and Richard from East Sussex celebrated their anniversary with a safari in Kenya
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Chyulu Hills

The Chyulu’s are a beautiful range of hills lying to the north-east of Kilimanjaro. They are of volcanic origin, and at their base, several forested volcanic lava flows snake out across the surrounding plains to create a varied and interesting landscape. There are also a number of granite hills dotted across the plains which add further to the scenic experience. Although a little further away from Kilimanjaro, this region offers a far more exclusive alternative to Amboseli.

The game-viewing is not as guaranteed, but the scenery is stunning and the safari experience more personalised. The eastern side of the hills are gazetted as a National Park, whilst the western side comprises a Conservation area owned by a number of Maasai group ranches. It’s the latter which houses most of the safari options – excellent horse riding safaris through the hills and along the plains towards Kilimanjaro are complimented by a couple of lodges offering game drives (night and day) and walks.

For further information on safaris in the Chyulu Hills please call us on 01787 888590 or contact us to speak to one of our safari experts.

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