Everything was perfect at Somalisa. Our 'tent' was excellent, as was the food, service and layout of the whole camp. All the staff were friendly, helpful and knowledgeable, and we had some entertaining meals. On our last evening, we asked if we could be dropped off at a tree platform by a waterhole that we had seen, instead of going for the drive. It was agreed and we were dropped off with two chairs and a table of drinks, with a guardian who sat below stairs to keep an eye on us.
I shall never forget the surprise I had when Yvonne and some other staff turned up in a vehicle soon before sunset. They carried chairs and party food and an ice bucket with champagne up onto the platform. Then the drive people arrived back and I had the most memorable birthday party up on the tree platform as the sun was setting - sundowners with a difference! A crash of thunder followed by bright lightning made us all drink up and pack up and we headed back to camp for a shower and another excellent dinner.