Travel specialist Lance
Brown had the opportunity to travel to Kenya Tanzania in May this
year. He shares his unbelievable experiences.
This trip was jaw dropping from start to finish. It was
incredible to see the game in their natural environment, breath
taking to witness. There were some amazing photo opportunities as
you experience nature at its best.
My highlights of the tip was firstly the Game Drives. This is
the whole purpose I feel of travelling to Kenya and Tanzania.
Expect long days in Trucks as you do have big distances from A to B
but is definitely well worth it!
Another highlight of my trip was visiting Masai Village and
experiencing their culture and their way they live. The Masai
village live very traditionally without any modern day influences.
The entire village was very warm and welcoming and they are very
proud of their humble lives. My handy tip if you are visiting a
village like this is to bring pencils, paper, balloons, straws, fun
things for the kids and do not take money to give to them. Also
always wear covered in shoes as it can be quite muddy!
Lastly the Ngorongoro
Crater. This is one of the most amazing sights that I have ever
seen. The crater is where you are able to see everything, looking
over the crater rim is a magical experience, topped only by the
views of the animals. It's hard to believe that elephants can
inspire such awe and fear. The views and the easy access to view
the animals is astounding as is the beauty of the
You cannot describe
the beauty of this crater, It was just breath taking.
This has been an
amazing experience which is difficult to put into words. I do
consider the opportunity to have travelled to Kenya and Tanzania is
really been a life time opportunity. A highlight of my Travel
career and on top of my list as to my most incredible travel
My Travel tips:
Bring binoculars a good camera. Sunblock. Mosquito
Winter: May to SEP warmer clothes jeans sweat shirt / warm
jacket. A beanie
Summer - shorts are fine T-Shirt and a light jacket for the
morning and evening
Medical: Essential - yellow fever inoculation
and recommended Hep A
The National parks are the best areas to stay in as suggested by
your tour company. These are all very close to the Game drives
Accommodation varies as to grading. The tented lodges are
a great option and where possible - I suggest using. The tented
rooms vary in size from lodge to lodge -usually great bathrooms -
some outdoor showers. Usually max of 2 per room - Twin or Double
option. Most beds very firm! Very firm!!