Our BEST Trip in Kenya to this Day / Luxury Glamping in the African Wilderness

Our BEST Trip in Kenya to this Day / Luxury Glamping in the African Wilderness

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what's going on everyone welcome to the  channel it is very early we woke up at 5   30 uh this morning on a sunday who does that   people who want to beat traffic and not have  any traffic on the road there's not a lot of   traffic on sunday so i think it's going to  be a good drive so this weekend we are going   to another amazing camp in Lewa conservancy but  first we gotta drive about five hours up north   uh breakfast packed coffee in hand trucks packed  yep let's go we have a good spirit yeah let's go   fun fact we just crossed the equator and it was  very anti-climactic i'm not sure what i expected   there's just this little yellow sign  tiny sign on the left side of the road   africa on it and it just says equator so  anyways this sign is on the equator yeah   so we are back to the northern atmosphere  it feels like home oh yeah just like that   we got another hour and a half to go yeah  we're getting there yeah it's not that bad   today but it's actually pretty good not as  much traffic so it feels better but yeah so we just got to our first gate i think we're  on the right track i think so sometimes those   camps are very hard to find yep and like google  maps i asked her before coming because google   maps has actually gotten us lost a few times oh  yeah um so i asked her and it's a good thing i   didn't follow google maps because we would be lost  we'd be somewhere else about 10 kilometers away and after driving for almost five hours we made  it to sirikoi lodge in lewa conservancy so after   having our first look around like the lodge and  they're going to show us one of the houses later   yeah or the house i don't know but our tent it's  amazing and there's a watering hole right in front   so let's give you a little show around let's check  it out so welcome to our tent so you notice we   actually have a decent sized porch with two chairs  that overlook the watering hole right in front of   me and there's elephants and rhinos that come  to the hole but there's also two resident giraffes   that just roam freely i'm pretty pumped to see  that so i think this tent is probably the most   how do i put this not modernized but  most cottage-like tent that i've seen yet   um so you have your nice king-sized bed  two chairs we even have a fireplace here so   it does get really cold at night  here actually so that will be nice   and you notice it's like it's like canvas  attached to cement like it's half and half your spot for your luggage and we have  two nice warm robes umbrellas a light   over there and a yoga mat in case you want to  do early morning yoga but look at this bathroom   look at this tub i know what  i'm going to be doing tonight   and a really nice shower double sink i'm  really really impressed with this room so something that's kind of cool they give  you like a little basket with like two   hand sanitizers and stuff but they give you two  fabric masks and i actually really like the print   okay so now let's go visit the  rest of this camp lodge camp so that was the gift shop did you love it  was it everything you expected and more   it was actually a pretty big gift shop  yeah it's pretty nice i want her   to get like you know one of those  explorer hat but she doesn't want to so this lodge has an amazing feel very very  nice very luxurious let's face it but like this   main like common area is very nice and  the pool that's pretty nice i'm not sure   if we're going to be able to use it it's  not cold but because we're in the northern   side of kenya and the planet actually because  we're in the northern atmosphere here it's a   little bit chilly but i think mid-afternoon under  the sun we will yeah because the pool is just   wow yeah under the sun it's definitely hot but as  soon as you're in the shade like it's comfortable   yeah so i need some coffee so we're  going to see if i can get some coffee   yeah and overall first impression very nice  amazing yet can't wait to try the food that's   what i was going to say food is key we just  we just came out of the the lodge and then   boom giraffe i was like there's something moving  what is that so that's one of the two resident   giraffe that apparently just freely walks around  the tents we did hear too from the manager that   they're actually trying to reintegrate their  older one so they're trying to be like a little   less friendly with it because these guys are used  to people how can you not be so friendly i don't know so that was pretty cool it's just so close  it's just we got out and it was like right there i'm still blown away that's kind of cool now she's following us i think  right in front of our tent and the moment i've been waiting for so long  lunchtime i'm starving standards are high guys it's so good   i dripped a little piece of bread and that  little guy was really quick to come and get it   and just like that we are back from lunch it was   really good there's like another  buffet style very similar to solio   with cheese at the end and everything a little  sorbet yeah it was curry sunday so that was   really good with some chapaties and it was  a really good meal i enjoyed every aspect of   that good start can't wait to have supper yeah  i'm still hungry i think nah how cool is that just eating the leaves on top of the tent and  just like that two hours i have a lapse that i   spent actually editing future videos because this  never stops but now our favorite activity which is a   game drive a game drive that's going to be good so  game drive sundowner and it's our first one here   it's always the best yeah yeah because we don't  know what we're going to see i think there's like   elephants here i think there's everything there's  giraffes for sure there's rhinos so we'll see and just like that we are back from our game  drive and i have to say like that was probably   one of the best game drives we've had so far  here in kenya it was really good like we saw   so many different animals like giraffes elephants  but also like rhinos yeah lions four of them the   lions the male ones too we literally had so  in solo we had a sundowner with the rhinos   and tonight we had a sundowner with lions lions  and that was pretty literally like five meters   away yeah and our guide was really good his name  is peter very knowledgeable we learned a lot about   like animals but also about this conservancy  basically it's over 62 000 acres and they're   doing a really really good job at you know helping  wildlife in you know conservancy efforts overall   yeah we learned that there's actually more than  one type of zebras i didn't know that there's   actually three or something but actually there is  one type of zebras here that is actually endangered   there's only 3 000 of them left on the entire  planet and here is like 13-20% yeah exactly almost   a quarter of the population of those 3 thousands  are living here in this conservancy proving that   you know wildlife conservation is important it is  very important so anyway that was a very very nice   drive yeah i like our guide also fun fact so  basically in their conservancy effort there are   actually also separating certain animals from  certain areas yeah so they have like i'm sorry   go ahead they have like an elephant exclusive  zone basically where they try yeah so they try and   do like the fencing for elephants now we saw some  elephants that did manage to get through yeah but   they're not supposed to they have like those  fences they're just like metal wires and some   are like dangling from the top yeah exactly so  the the elephants can't go through because when   a lot of elephants are in an area yeah all the  trees are kind of disappearing real quick and   the difference between the elephants allowed and  not allowed area like you can see it right like   right there it's crazy and we actually went into  a different zone where he was like yeah a year ago   this got deemed like elephants can't come here  anymore because there's no more trees left yeah   so we saw like acacia trees that were about like  a year tall and he's like in about probably five   or six more years then they'll put elephants back  in that area because it's gonna be a forest again   yeah but until they get to that point like that's  crazy yeah and it's very important to do that   because a lot of animals are actually depending  on those trees like yes the baboons but also like   the rhinos and leopards and other animals like  that so that's why they're doing it so it's very   interesting that's super cool overall this place  so far very impressed yeah i like it now we're   gonna go we're gonna change yeah i can't go to  dinner in this head for supper cool see you soon   so after changing and to spiders killed later let's  go for supper the spiders are massive yeah they're   pretty big we got our flashlight so we  showed up here they had a little fire   a little glass of wine with the fire now we're  enjoying supper only desert left so good amazing so we just came back from supper  which was really good and that   chocolate mousse was the best dessert i've had  no it was really really good like it was amazing   that was the highlight of this the day oh  yeah by far so now we are back at our tent   we're gonna go to bed even though it's not even  9 30 because tomorrow we get a wake up at 5 30   to be in the safari truck at six and we were  up at 5 30 this morning and yeah that's true   so tired i'm tired too so we'll catch you guys  back up in the morning for the safari drive good morning i just got my coffee  delivered straight to my room so as you saw earlier this is our first sunrise  yeah like we did the other like uh game drive   in the morning but never this early so like  being able to like catch the sunrise on top of   a mountain with land rover in the background  i have to say i'm a big fan of that truck   the truck is good you know it's so  much smoother than the land cruisers   yeah so much smoother land  rover to win i'll show it to you how did you like to see the sunrise it was  beautiful now you're nice and cozy yeah of course time for a little breakfast break feels  good to be out of the truck a little i know   stretch my legs and it's uh this morning  is gonna be breakfast with a view i don't know how they did it but they have the  real maple syrup from canada after talking with   them last night this is gonna be amazing i miss  this so much my favorite thing in the world everyone likes maple syrup i'm sure he's  gonna love it yeah oh yeah oh yeah just   like that just like that oh yeah there you  go you ready for the best meal of your life   you're gonna love it i'm telling you  do it do it do it you're gonna love it delicious right sugary it's just perfectly  pure sugar it's the response it should be   exactly he loves it just just just  like expected deliciousness from canada that was a good breakfast  it was a very good breakfast so we just came back from our morning  game drive and it was really nice   like it was very nice started with an amazing  sunrise beautiful then we saw a bunch of animals   once again like i can't believe like how many  animals different kind of animals we're seeing   here compared to normally like we even saw like  uh hyena straight from the start as well yeah   there's giraffes and like elephants right now just  beside us but my highlight was when peter our guide   told me that he never tasted maple syrup and i was  like we're not leaving this place until you try   and i didn't capture that precise  moment but on his third bite he was like   oh my god oh my god this is good yeah i'm  glad that he was able to taste a little bit   of canada here in kenya yeah so now we're  gonna probably look at those elephants and   elon and everything right from our tent for a  little bit we're gonna relax because we have   another game drive at four four we have  lunch yet at one we got a lot of stuff so   busy guys so catch you guys back up later and  after morning game drive it's time to relax that was really nice to relax and now my  favorite part of every day lunch or any meal so after an amazing lunch with all the  elephants and a little bit of relaxation   with one of the resident giraffe just  walking around our tent for a few hours   yeah that was pretty cool so we're going back for  another game drive because that's why we're here   yeah i have to say and we'll talk about it in the  end but i have the perfect balance of relaxation   and safari like we got up super early i was  exhausted when we came back i had a nice bath   and like literally laid down for like an hour  and i feel good now yeah and i edited a video   yeah actually so yeah no the the balance between  like doing stuff and not doing anything is like   on point it's perfect we need to  make a t-shirt about that we do   so they also do tea time at four o'clock  every day but we leave for early game drive so   just a lost cow yeah that's  it or it's a wild cow maybe just going back home so here is our last stop of the day  first sundowner as usual so *swahili* did i say good yeah okay good good   we got a lot of friends beside our tent no wonder it's loud at night yeah  the animals are right here and as usual we came back to a nice fire so we just came back to our tent  from another amazing game drive   we saw once again rhinos and antelope and  lions lions that's the first time we've seen   that many lions like in a row yeah that's true  that's crazy so now we're gonna go uh have our   last supper here because we're leaving tomorrow  morning after another game drive actually but um   yeah so we're gonna change have supper and we're  gonna catch you guys back up tomorrow morning   tracey was a little cold yesterday  so today she's going the extra mile she's also going to have two blankets in  the truck ready to go got a cookie let's go oh we got a bunch of friends again so today we  decided to sleep an extra 30 minutes so that's   why today when we get out of the tent it's not  pitch black did you appreciate that 30 minutes i need more so two nights six meals and four game  drives later i loved it yeah i think   and i know we say like the last place it always tops   but to be honest i think this has came number  one mainly because it's well-rounded yeah like   your game drives were great and i know it's not  guaranteed at all but you still saw a lot of   different animals yeah we did see quite a bit yeah  the tent was fantastic the bathroom was amazing   amazing you have even the aspect of seeing the  animals like right in front of your tent yes with   having just like at aberdare like has a little  bit of like the ark feel yeah but the resident giraffes   come on yeah exactly yeah it's like a mix the  perfect mix between the giraffe manor the ark and   solio and a little bit of the maasai mara it's  like pretty much pretty much in the middle of   everything and on top of that like this camp is  doing like a ton of stuff to be eco-friendly we   just visited their garden which was unbelievable  it's the biggest garden i've ever seen in my life   oh yeah it's massive yeah and like everything  is grown from there like and they even have   like their own eggs so like they have chickens and  everything like yeah no it's very very impressive   and yes they have the tents but they also have  a house and a cottage that you can rent if you   have if you're coming here with more people so  that's pretty nice um i don't want to speculate   about prices and everything so i'm gonna put them  down below it depends on the season resident not   resident rates and everything so i'm not gonna  go through that just check in the description   down below and it's gonna be there so overall  amazing customer service it was so personalized   i can't believe still that i had maple syrup and  poutine in the same day this is how personalized   they they're doing stuff here so like 10 out of 10  for that and yeah good customer service great food   amazing safari drive peter was great our guide no  complaints there so highly recomment it and other than that   well don't forget to like this video subscribe  to the channel and see you guys in the next one

2021-03-11 05:37

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