Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments and places that take our breath away.
~ poet and civil rights activist, Maya Angelou

January is a month filled with anticipation; what journeys will we embark on? Where do we dream of escaping to? Travel wish lists this year will champion relaxation, exploration and inspiration, and guess what…? An African safari delivers all three in bucket loads!

This year, travel is set to go wild (in more ways than one). Africa’s top wildlife destinations are more popular than ever before. But fear not, we’re here to help you seek out serene spots and hidden gems where nature still rules. Here’s a snapshot of how we’re embracing some of the hottest travel trends this year…

Private plunge pool tranquility at Sasaab

Healing holidays
Be it a digital detox, soul searching or deep relaxation and pampering, there’s nothing more restorative than escaping to the wild. Our safari properties offer indulgent spa treatments, plunge pools with wilderness panoramas, saunas with rhinos (yes, you read that correctly!) and endless moments to wonder at the awesomeness of the natural world. Go off-grid at Siruai Mobile Camp for an authentic reconnection to nature. Start and end your adventure at The Retreat at Giraffe Manor, our haven of tranquillity. Discover our Wellness and Wilderness Safari for the ultimate zen adventure.

Stress-free adventures
Booking a holiday needs to be easy in the chaos of busy lives, which is why we’ve made bucket-list safaris simple. More and more of us are turning to specialists to help us book and to ensure we’re getting the most out of our precious vacation time. At The Safari Collection, we’re seasoned experts at planning the ultimate East African adventures from start to finish. Enjoy an all-inclusive experience without having to think about a thing. From delicious farm-to-fork food to epic sundowner experiences, unforgettable wildlife encounters, transfers and more, we take care of all the details to keep it simple for you.

Deeper Travel
Kenya is a culture-rich destination which offers travellers unique experiences. Holistic, meaningful and enriching safaris are what we do best. We love helping guests go beneath the surface of the awesome country we call home. Be it meeting communities, getting involved in some of our conservation work, perfecting the art of wildlife photography, exploring remote geographical formations by helicopter or hunting for ancient fossils. Take home a fresh perspective, a new skill or a simple feeling of enrichment.

Unforgettable heli experiences

Dreaming of a holiday that leaves the world a better place?

Our Roots and Shoots programme at Sala’s Camp

Investing in our planet
It gives us great joy to see that it’s becoming easier for people to make empowered travel choices with positive impacts on people and planet. Through our Footprint foundation, our safaris invest in the wilderness. Every one of our guests helps us give back through the many conservation, health and education projects we support. We’re proud to be a climate positive safari company and are committed to our journey of becoming carbon neutral.

It’s never too early to learn animal tracking ©Will Burrad-Lucas

Family First
Holidays are fast becoming the most popular way to spend meaningful time connecting with loved ones. Multi-generation travel has replaced gift giving for many – hoorah! Less money wasted on consumer goods and more given to creating magical memories and making a difference in the world through travel that gives back. Family safari holidays are a top choice when it comes to ticking everyone’s box, from teeny tinies to great-gramps. As a family owned and run company, The Safari Collection understands multigenerational travel better than anyone. That’s why we welcome children of all ages, have incredible family suites at all our properties and offer exclusive use of game drive vehicles for everyone who stays in them.

Chase the thrill at Siruai Mobile Camp

Spontaneous travel can be super fun. Especially when you can relax in the knowledge that everything has been expertly planned down to the last detail. Plus, with 2023 looking like a travel mega year, it’s the ideal option if you’re yet to book! We bring you several offers to take advantage of the seasons less travelled this year. Check out our Green Season greats, our Solo Safari Special and not forgetting our epic Lucky Dip Safari, offering a surprise last minute itinerary for fabulous discounts.

No Normal
When it comes to the new travel norms…there is no normal! This year’s travel is all about breaking routines and thinking outside the box, which is exactly what we like doing best. Our safaris aim to bring you unique experiences that will stay with you forever. Breakfast on top of a sacred mountain with our private heli adventures, jump off waterfalls, swim next to a giraffe, breakfast beside rhinos and camp out in the wild under the stars… you dream it and we’ll try our best to make it happen!

Food as medicine
If nourishing your body with farm-to-fork food is your thing, then you’ll love our food philosophy. All our properties have organic veggie gardens packed with fresh ingredients used daily by our chefs. Be sure to visit them if you stay with us. Zero kilometre and zero waste food are what we aim for. As well as maximum deliciousness of course! You can get a flavour for the food we love in our online recipe collection COOK.

Harvesting chillis from our Solio Lodge shamba

Get in touch today to start planning your African adventure by emailing info@thesafaricollection.com