This Safari Camp Amenity Should Be Used Everywhere in the Winter, Don't You Think?
During our trip to Kenya, we stayed in a variety of safari camps in the Masai Mara, Laikipia, and Nairobi reserves. As you'll see next week when we begin to highlight them, each camp is a little bit different in terms of what it offers in design, decor, service, and food.
Despite those differences, one amenity was common and consistent throughout. Because the camp rooms are all open air and the nights can get chilly, a hot water bag is placed in the sheets during turn-down service. The bag is soft and covered with a liner that keeps it insulated, welcoming those who return to their rooms after dinner with warm sheets. Depending on your preference, you can either lay on it, next to it, or simply remove it and enjoy the heat it has already created under the covers.
We thought this was a great amenity of comfort and looked forward to it every night. It seems reasonable that the concept could catch on here in the States at ski and mountain hotels, but it would probably work even at city hotels during the winter months. Regardless of where you are, laying in warm sheets seems like a universal desire when it's cold outside, isn't it?
If you agree, don't hesitate to sound off next time you walk by the suggestion box in a hotel.
[Photo: Will McGough]