Hi Ilze,

As I mentioned our overall trip was really fantastic! Thank you so much for all you did for us to arrange things. Everything went seamlessly for the most part.

We really loved Mark as a tour guide, he was just fantastic in every way.

Our only lodging disappointment was Le Quartier Francais. It certainly did not live up to Relais and Chateaux experience in our opinion so wasn’t worth the money and I would never recommend it. The whole experience there – especially service was not up to par. The room was ok but even the grounds were not so great. Location is the best thing they have going. We did not eat at the Tasting Room because our lunches with Mark were so huge and wonderful, we just couldn’t eat that much at night. Enjoyed our wine country experience though and Mark again was amazing!

Dulini Lodge was fabulous. Loved everything about it there so glad we ended up there instead of Lion Sands 🙂 We had a great guide and tracker. Loved the “house” we stayed in and the service was the best! Can’t imagine anyone not liking it there. Ranger and tracker found the cheetah (we tracked her for 3 days) 15 minutes before we had to go to air strip. Very exciting, not sure who was most excited us or them.

The Royal Livingstone was good (we had stayed there before and I didn’t really want to go back due to service but Dennis did). It was much better this time and a good break between the 4 days and 4 days in the bush. We love the Mulkini cheetah experience (second time for us)

Savuti Camp was terrific too. Loved the location of the “tents” so beautiful. Service great here too just a more casual “fun” feel to it mainly due to the manager’s style I think. Saw great animals here too.

Baines’ Camp was great. The elephant experience the highlight. We had a really wonderful guide here too. The bubble bath and sleeping outside were such a treat. I am missing hearing hippos when I sleep now that
I am home. Interestingly although I loved it there, Baines’ was probably my least favorite just because the lodging and food wasn’t as good as the other 2 in my opinion. Glad we went there though for the elephant experience. And our guide found the wild dogs an hour before we left which was on my wish list. Awesome to see them.

Hated to leave.

Thanks again for everything and it was great to meet you in person too.

Jan and Dennis