Liz Buckle review 1 Dec 2016
1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?
Seeing off the beaten track places, learning about traditions first hand. Seeing great scenery and good wildlife in Kenya.
2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?
Ethiopia is quite 'rugged' but beautiful and varied. Don't expect luxury but it is rewarding in terms of scenery, customs and friendly people. Kenya is more comfortable with good campsites, great wildlife and good food.
3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?
Visiting National Parks obviously support's conservation. Otherwise not that much.
4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?
Loved it - good leaders, good travelling companion's and very interesting sights and learning.
Read the operator's response here:
Thank you for your feedback. I am pleased to hear that you loved your trip with us but I was concerned to hear that you feel that we do not benefit the local people or conservation other than in the national parks. We do try, albeit in a small way, to contribute to the local economy by employing local guides where appropriate and through the purchase of our fuel and provisions locally. In addition on this trip we include a visit to the Awassa project for children orphaned by the HIV epidemic. However, we will be undergoing a responsible tourism audit of all our trips shortly and I can assure you that your comments will be included in that audit and in this respect, if you have any further comments, please let me know. Heather