[EAST AFRICA] Lucky Dip, Skinny Dip And One Tip
02 December 2020


Close the lid on 2020 and dip into a safari surprise

In the words of Forrest Gump 'life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you gonna get'. However, chocolate does not spring to mind when I think of 2020.

To end the year we are sharing a very exciting surprise assortment of safari experiences ... and there are no duds in this box of delights.

Get LUCKY at The Safari Collection (certainly the best value luxury safari you will ever get), take a SKINNY dip in the private pool of your beach villa at Blue Safari Seychelles and remember our TIP on the Connected Adventure offer which now includes Mwiba Lodge as it reopens tomorrow, 1st December.

THANK YOU to everyone who has filled in our 2021 planning survey.
The survey is open until 5pm CET Tuesday 1st December and we would be most grateful to any of you that have not yet filled it out if you could give us your feedback. We appreciate your time, which is why we have tried our best to keep it short.

KENYA: Lucky Dip at The Safari Collection

7 night all-inclusive safari for US$ 4,950 per person sharing

A surprise safari in the Kenyan wilderness. Save up to US$ 3,000 with this fun offer for a week-long adventure at two or more of The Safari Collection’s properties. Clients receive their itinerary 7 days before departure; and can be assured there will be lots of lucky dip delights.Giraffe Manor | Sala's Camp | Solio Lodge | Sasaab
Fast Facts
  • US$ 4,950 per person sharing (single US $6,500) for 7 nights, including full board accommodation at a minimum of two, or up to four, of The Safari Collection properties. Please note that The Safari Collection cannot guarantee Giraffe Manor will be one of the properties.
  • This offer is commissionable at a FLAT rate of US $400.
  • Valid from 01 December 2020 to 31 May 2021 (excluding the festive season 16 Dec 2020 – 01 Jan 2021).
  • Final itinerary will be given to your clients 7 days prior to departure.
  • Kenya Airways has ALSO resumed non-stop flights from Nairobi’s JKIA to New York City's JFK Airport making the region so much more accessible to US travellers. re

SEYCHELLES: Take a skinny dip on an island paradise

NEW Beach Villas available from US$ 5,495 per night for first 4 guests

Blue Safari Seychelles are open with easy weekly access from Mahe (making this the perfect 7 night beach break) and there is still availability at Alphonse Island over Christmas and New Year. Alphonse Island is the perfect sunshine break for all clients wishing to escape the Northern winter.

The Beach Villas come with private pools and direct beach access making this the most exclusive for families and a group of friends, while the Beach Bungalows offer great value for a couple.

Fast Facts:
  • Beach Bungalows start at US$ 850 per person per night sharing.
  • The Seychelles is now on the safe passage travel corridor for the UK and therefore there are no quarantine regulations required on returning from the Seychelles for UK travellers making it a great post-lockdown option.

TANZANIA: The lanterns are burning at Mwiba Lodge

From US$ 1 400 per person sharing per night

Mwiba Lodge REopens tomorrow (Tuesday 1st December) and guess what?
Yes we do have availability over Christmas and New Year.
With Mwiba Lodge open again, the CONNECTED ADVENTURE is the perfect way to SAVE 25% on accommodation when you COMBINE Legendary Expeditions and Chem Chem Safaris.

Top Tip save 25%:
  • CONNECTED ADVENTURE is valid on a minimum stay of 7 nights at a combination of lodges across Legendary Expeditions and Chem Chem Safaris between 01 Dec 2020 – 14 Jun 2021 & 01 Sep 2021– 19 Dec 2021.
  • Stay a minimum of 10 nights or more to avail of this offer in high season (15 Jun – 31 Aug 2021).
  • No minimum requirement at Legendary Lodge, Mwiba Lodge, Mila Tented Camp or the Migrational Camps.
  • Normal minimum 2 nights required at Chem Chem Lodge, Little Chem Chem or Forest Chem Chem.
  • Use booking code: Connected Adventure.
As we head towards the end of 2020 we can all breathe a sigh of relief. BUT the feedback from our survey shows that 53% of our trade partners are expecting a slow year ahead with recovery only in 2022, while 25% are expecting a good year with recovery in 2021.

Share your thoughts with us and we will share the full survey results with you. No matter what lies ahead, we are here to build on our partnership with you.
Warmest regards
Suzanne Bayly-Coupe
OWNER, Classic Portfolio

South Africa

WHAT WE LOVE: Many of our team are South African and we are all extremely passionate about the country, its people, wildlife and scenic beauty – who would not be with an office in the Cape winelands! But most of all we are proud of what South Africa has achieved and the challenges we have overcome. It is a country that has diversity as its hallmark. From lush forests, vast savannahs, beautiful beaches, arid semi-desert, dramatic mountain ranges to its cosmopolitan cities, ‘Big Five’ wildlife reserves, winelands, gourmet restaurants and colourful shanty towns: South Africa has all any visitor could ask for. Strong on adventure, sport, nature and wildlife, it is also a pioneer and global leader in responsible tourism.


Kwandwe Uplands Homestead

Uplands Homestead strikes a perfect mix between the genteel and the wild. The elegant and refined interiors, with their damask linens, antique silver and porcelain, create the ideal foil for the rugged bushveld and wildlife outside. Furnished with authentic antiques and memorabilia reminiscent of a stately Settler home from the 1820s, stylish modern comforts have been added, such as exquisitely appointed bathrooms, air conditioning, private verandas for each suite and a contemporary farmstyle kitchen. There is also a full size swimming pool, gazebo, and boma set amongst rolling lawns, surrounded on all sides by sweeping slopes decorated with hundreds of aloes.

The heart of any farmhouse is its kitchen, and Uplands is no exception. With its wrought iron chandeliers and modern catering equipment cleverly represented as traditional cookware, the Uplands kitchen is the Homestead’s quaint and welcoming core. Your dedicated, skilled chef will create both old family favourites and sumptuous new dishes to inspire and delight. Meals are served in the dining area, where friends and family gather to share the day’s adventures. Plush chairs in the sitting room invite hours of relaxation, while the green lawns and sparkling pool create a perfect outlet for youthful energy.

Three suites with private bathrooms combine modern comfort with old-fashioned luxury and attention to detail. Antique mirrors, claw-foot bathtubs and yellowwood chests and wardrobes blend seamlessly with air-conditioning, in-room safes and other modern conveniences. Your dedicated 4x4 safari vehicle and private guide/ranger awaits outside, ready at any time to take you on a voyage of discovery through Kwandwe’s wild open spaces and return you to the warmly lit comfort of your Home away from Home.