Christmas is here and ‘tis the season to be jolly! The stockings are hung, the fires lit and the turkey is fat. Or in the case of Sasaab – the fridge is full, the whistling thorn tree has been trimmed and our sun cream supply has been topped up. We’re ready and waiting for our guests to start their journey with us this festive season.

As always, we’re offering a traditional Christmas experience with our own Kenyan twist. We look forward to celebrating this special time of year with our guests and Kenya’s wonderful people to bring a smile to your face, its abundant wildlife to amaze, the African sun to warm your back and breath-taking scenery to fill your hearts with joy. Where else could you possibly want to be?

This year we are very excited to share The Safari Collection Christmas song, an adaptation of ‘The First Noel’, which has been lovingly ‘made in Kenya’ by the extremely talented Maia Von Lekow. Maia is one of Kenya’s brightest young musicians and a mega talent that we are so lucky to have worked with.

2016 has been one of our best years for a long time and we thank all of you for your support. Your support gives us the ability to do many wonderful things like supporting vital conservation and community initiatives. These projects have, in turn, helped the communities with whom we work see the positive impact of sustainable tourism which continues to play an integral part in preserving Kenya’s amazing wildlife. This year we have been busy with various health clinics, educational projects and conservation initiatives throughout the country.

By travelling with us this festive season you are helping us keep the spirit of Christmas giving alive all year. For every guest who joins us on safari over Christmas we are donating extra to women’s education and empowerment programs in 2017.

No matter where you find yourself this festive season, The Safari Collection wishes you a very Merry Christmas and an abundantly Happy New Year!