Past Trips


Once again an amazing retreat with Arte for Elephants! This trip was so much more than I had imagined, seeing beautiful Kenya and all the animals was a dream come true. I loved visiting the Karen Blixen museum, seeing the baby elephants at Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, the Rothschild giraffes at Giraffe Center and last but not least : Masai Mara and Amboseli. I will cherish this experience in my heart for ever. Thank you Thyra and David.. and our amazing group! Until we meet again! Asante Sana!
The most amazing experience, exceeded every expectation. The people were wonderful. No words can capture the phenomenal experience I had on this trip. Thank you Thyra and David! If you are up for an adventure of a life time, this is the trip to take.
What an experience this trip was. I went into it not knowing the ins/outs of the trip. It was the hardest thing I have ever done. That said, I'm eternally grateful for the experience... just wish I were 10 years younger! The only thing that was extremely difficult was the accommodation at the Bed & Breakfast in Nairobi. The accommodations were straight up a hill, with no one available to carry suitcases when we arrived late at night. Since the altitude is over a mile high, and not being adjusted to this that experience was daunting at best. I would give the B & B a 4 out of 10. If you are younger, no problem. If you are older, beware. Be prepared for a lot of bouncing as the roads in the Masai Mara are deeply rutted. One of the Masai guides was the most knowledgeable guys in the Mara. He seems to know every inch of the place and takes you "off road" a lot. The best moments I had were with him when he took us to a pride of lionesses (2 nursing their cubs) and we got to follow them down a road as they left their resting place and wandered down the road, us racing to be in front of them! What Photos! Glad I went. Thanks Thyra and David! great hosts...