Launching Conscious Journeys
01 February 2021

 

Take the time now to choose the right partners for the future.

While actual travel is slow right now, we are seeing good booking requests coming from our trade partners planning trips for clients in the latter half of the year and into 2022. We applaud those those who have been resilient and positive and still have business. Be assured we want to be working with you.

6 tips for planning and booking trips now:

1. Choose your African partners wisely
Who are the owners and what is their long term commitment?

2. Flexible terms and trusted companies
We understand the complexities of payments, be assured your commitment fee / deposit is refundable for COVID interruptions. Our bed stock is limited so we need guarantees to take inventory out. You need to know your money is safe and we will continue to deliver a trusted experience.

3. As far as possible keep to a single country
This just eliminates the stress of multiple PCR tests and border movement.

4. Stay longer and where possible book private villas
The days of bouncing around with 2 night stays are over! Immerse with longer stays giving travellers time to slow down, breathe, be and truly appreciate where they are.

5. Make a conscious choice and understand your impact
We encourage travellers and agents to make an informed and conscious choice about who they book through and where they choose to stay. The financial contribution you make is invaluable. Be conscious and own your impact.

and finally...

6. Book our members through one of our CONSCIOUS JOURNEYS

Taking all of the above into account we are delighted to launch itineraries which are easy to book and outline the impact and contribution that each traveller makes towards conservation and communities while enjoying a fabulous holiday in Africa.

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Launching Conscious Journeys

Each month we will introduce a new journey from our portfolio. These journeys showcase life-changing holidays across Africa and highlight how our members are contributing to sustainability from the ground up.

Our first journey with The Safari Collection takes you on a 10-night trip to discover Kenya's diverse landscapes, wildlife and safari experiences, while contributing to their Footprint Foundation. Through this foundation, The Safari Collection supports a variety of conservation initiatives sustaining the longevity of the wildlife while empowering local communities.
Starting from US$ 7 996 per person sharing
(inclusive of US$ 905 pp conservation fees)
Excludes international flights

CONSCIOUS JOURNEY : KENYA

Don't forget the Lucky Dip Safari

A surprise safari in the Kenyan wilderness with The Safari Collection’s properties!

For your clients looking for a getaway sooner than later, the Lucky Dip Safari is the perfect way to experience the best of Kenya, with the added element of surprise! This special is for 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, and remains valid from now until 31 May 2021.

For over 20 years I have carefully selected our Classic Portfolio members. They are each visionary owners, offering truly authentic experiences, committed to conservation, community and commercial sustainability, and in these uncertain times are trusted African partners to you.

Warmest regards
Suzanne
 
 
Suzanne Bayly-Coupe
OWNER, Classic Portfolio
For an overview of our Members (38 camps, lodges and hotels) across 10 African countries link onto our website:

www.classic-portfolio.com

Kenya

WHAT WE LOVE: Kenya is the one country that offers everything. From the fun and funky capital city of Nairobi to the pristine beaches along the coast - Kenya offers fantastic diversity. The gorgeous Laikipia with its lush landscapes is crowned by its vast conservancies, the arid Northern Frontier which is home to the colourful and proud Samburu is an experience best complemented by the open plains of the Mara. Kenya's savannahs are rich with game, the cultural encounters are authentic, and the dramatic landscapes characterised by equatorial forests and mighty snow-capped mountains. Safaris have been the mainstay of Kenya’s tourism for many decades and it also rates as one of the top five bird-watching destinations in the world.

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Giraffe Manor

Giraffe Manor is a peaceful retreat to start or end a safari in East Africa and has become an icon of Nairobi’s historical landscape, and with just 12 luxury rooms, it is one of the most exclusive places to stay in the city. Located in the leafy suburbs of Langata on a 140-acre sanctuary of indigenous forest, Giraffe Manor offers a unique opportunity to meet the resident giraffe, all of whom are the endangered Rothschild's giraffe subspecies.

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