Ethos Marketing went out on the road last week with Tish from Rani Resorts. The week culminated with a number of events; a press lunch, a consumer event with Symphony World Travel and a trade event at the Mozambique High Commission.
In the last of our My Serena series I asked Alison if she had a favourite Serena Hotel and here's what she had to say: I don’t really have a favourite Serena – one should never have favourites …. others might get jealous!
I was asked the other day which is my favourite Serena. It was hard to pick - I have only visited a few of the Serena properties and I loved them all – but admittedly it has also been some time since my last visit to Kenya - or anywhere for that matter.
Having boarded our plane in Cape Town both Paul and I expected to leave the sunshine behind us - but oh no - on arrival into George airport it appeared that the sun wanted to come too! Excellent. This was my first time to the Garden Route and I was very excited. Particularly as I was to be staying at The Manor House at Fancourt! How decadent.
Back down from the mountain slopes, crossing the equator and into the Great Rift Valley to the most recent addition to Serena’s portfolio - Lake Elmenteita Serena Camp – somewhere where even seasoned Operators, used to seeing stunning properties, were to be truly impressed.
At the end of last year Sue took a group of select tour operators out to Kenya to experience some of Serena Hotels renowned hospitality.
The meal at Mange Tout was amazing. We had some incredible food on this trip, but this meal was probably the most memorable – especially the Chocolate Fondant!
Leaving the swaying palm trees of Zanzibar behind I boarded a tiny plane heading out to the vast expanse that is The Selous in Tanzania. Now I am a dreamer but really there was not a person or a vehicle for as far as the eye can see – I am sure that we were the only ones out there!
Following my recent blog about my favourite Serena I asked my colleague Amanda the same question and this is what she had to say:
Chimps are not native to Kenya and the Sweetwaters Sanctuary is the only place in the country where they can be seen. There are over forty chimps at Sweetwaters and most are rescued orphans