Thank you so much for organising the most extraordinary holiday. I don't think we realised exactly the complexity of what we were trying to do before leaving: incredibly everything worked seamlessly, even when it didn't (more below!). Relais de Plateaux was lovely: calm and quiet, good breakfast. On leaving we went to a supermarket and bought some clothes to replace those in the (2) missing bags. . Valkona was surprisingly cool (maybe 14-15 degrees and often rainy), but still comfortable. It was a 5 hour drive even though it was 140 km: the road is horrendous. Still, at that pace you can really experience the countryside. We did lots of great walks and trips with a great local guide. The lodge was cosy in the evenings with an open fire, and a pool table and table tennis table also. . Palmarium was another adventure to get to: 5 hours drive and 1 hour by boat. A superb place, and really worth going to. Lovely huts, much warmer too, and wildlife was incredible. The Aye Aye is rather polarising (Cute? Creepy? Scary? Fascinating?), but really easy to find on the reserve. Again the variety of wildlife was amazing. . Then we had the 300km drive back to Tana which was 11 hours. A long time, but a true experience. It felt like watching some kind of human evolution documentary in fast forward: from literally mud and stick huts at the start, we could see every few tens of km increases is complexity and technology (hand carts to ox carts to tuk tuks to small trucks to more modern vehicles, for instance). But were the people at the end happier than those at the start? . Another quiet night in Relais, and our bags had made it there by then. Next day we flew to Sakatia after a chill morning. It was brilliant to arrive in the dark and have a speedboat ride in to the dark to who knows where? Sakatia is AMAZING: true paradise. . Next morning we had all got up and were slowly considering going to breakfast, when the staff came and told us that whale watching was on: and that boat (about 100m away by then) was ours. They made us a packed breakfast and we jumped on. And..... what a trip. A whale shark within minutes, then after a short time we found 5 male humpback whales who fighting over one female. We tracked them for ages: they gave us a real display and came incredibly close to them. A real priviledge to see. . A few more days of chilling, including a scuba dive for 3 of us, snorkelling to the reef off the beach, and with the turtles also near the beach, then we got ready for our flight out in the afternoon. . Next morning 2 of us went to a local market, then we flew out on time to Nairobi. In Nairobi we were met before passport control and accompanied through, apparently we had booked the "VIP package"! Ole Sereni was really luxurious. The safari company kindly offered to store 3 of our bags as the weight limit was 15kg per person, so we only took 2 bags with us on the safarilink flight. . And the safari was incredible. The animal density was so high ,and we had such knowledable and enthusiastic guides. Governor's camp was brilliant. We had a bit of sickness (Max for one day, then myself: I'm still unwell), but they made sure we were cared for and nothing was too much trouble. . Then the return all worked like clockwork also. . Andy, we truly did not appreciate how complex this all was, and there seemed to be armies of people involved looking after us. Yourself, David, then Rainbow, ITC (are they "London"?), and Za Tours in Madagascar, for instance. That it all worked is extraordinary and down to your hard work. We are so used to organising our own trips, it all seems so easy: but without a backup network looking after us we would probably still be in Sakatia. Which although appealing, would have been a shame to miss out on Kenya. . So the above is a bit of a technical summary: we took around 7000 photos and now the job is to sort through them all to get a highlights package. A true adventure and an amazing opportunity to see two incredible countries. . Thank you so, so much. . So: Feedback: Everything was perfect. Only developement: have a local phone number to call in case of disaster would have given some peace of mind. But it wasn't needed. . Patrrick. . .