Liberia

Dear Mamadou,

We are now back safely in the UK, and we should like to give you some feedback on our Liberia trip.

All the arrangements you made for us went very well – no problems to report. Jimmy (guide) and Steve (driver) were excellent, and went out of their way to make our visit trouble -free. We will definitely use your services again when we visit West or Central Africa.

Of the 3 hotels we stayed at, the RLJ Kendeja was, of course, by far the best. It had everything you might expect of an international hotel of its calibre, and when the inevitable minor irritations came up, the people there were quick and willing to resolve them.

We cannot say the same about the lodge even though it is in a beautiful, tranquil setting.

The Hill Top Hotel, where we stayed instead of the guest house, was a handily placed, perfectly adequate low grade hotel. The only issue with it was the bed(s). When I commented on their small size, they gave us a room each at no extra cost to us. Even then, I found my bed too small – for two of us to share it would have been impossible. It is lucky the hotel was not fully occupied.

My final comment is the most important: the itinerary was far too ambitious. The road and traffic conditions were so bad that we were constantly running hours behind schedule, and having to concentrate the tour on just the key sights and events.

Please do not misconstrue what I am saying. We saw everything we wanted to on the trip, but, for future reference, a more realistic itinerary might be advised, taking into account the likely road conditions.

Thanks again and best wishes – Kevin.

Kevin George Pardoe & traveling companion

Hull, UK

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