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29 July 2019

The Safari Collection's new experiences:

HELICOPTER EXCURSIONS:

Having your own wings gives you total freedom to explore Kenya’s wildest, most spectacular and extreme locations. Places inaccessible by land, untouched by humans and full of hidden geographical wonders are suddenly at your fingertips.

SIRUAI EXPEDITION CAMP:

A new private, mobile camp in the Laikipia Plateau, available in conjunction with at least 3 nights at Sasaab, Solio Lodge or Sala's Camp. Explore wild valleys, plateaus, boulders, rivers, waterfalls, pools and wildlife at your pace with no-one else around.
 

Siruai Expedition Camp


A thrilling new addition to The Safari Collection is their authentic, private mobile camp in the Laikipia Plateau. Available as an add-on to stays at SOLIO LODGE, SASAAB or SALA'S CAMP, and situated in the 43 000-hectare privately-owned Suyian Ranch, we regard SIRUAI EXPEDITION CAMP as the ultimate fly-camp experience in Kenya.

HIGHLIGHTS:
  • FULL IMMERSION — stay min 3 nights. Enjoy outdoor adventures, stories around the campfire, starry nights and incredible views.
  • INTIMATE — a fully private camp, with 7 tents for max 10 guests (min 4).
  • DIS/CONNECT — no Wi-Fi or mobile reception, only adventure and human connection.
  • HOSTED — each booking is personally hosted by a private guide, often one of the owners (not guaranteed). When there are more than 5 guests, there are 2 guides, spotters and vehicles.
  • RATE — 3 nights from US$ 31 543 (4 guests) to US$ 65 467 (10 guests). Valid for 2019 and 2020.
  • CAMP CLOSURE — subject to weather and availability, the camp is generally closed from mid-Jan to mid-Feb and during April, May and November.
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Helicopter excursions


From Sasaab and Solio Lodge await the discovery of Kenya like never before. HELICOPTER EXCURSIONS offer a fantastic way to absorb the magnificent scenery and beauty of areas undiscovered or hard to get to. Consider the incredible manoeuvrability – turn back and hover over wildlife or touch down beside a turquoise pool for a refreshing swim.

FAST FACTS:
  • THE HELI — Eurocopter AS 350 B3, with 5 passenger seats, sliding doors and great low-level cruising with optimum viewing.
  • THE LOAD — min age is 2 years. Soft-sided luggage, max 15kg/passenger (incl. hand luggage) if all passengers weigh under 100kg.
  • THE PILOT — Kenyan-born Kieran Allen has clocked over 1000 flying hours in the AS 350 alone. His knowledge and passion for Kenya's flora & fauna, as well as the geology of Kenya's Great Rift Valley and nomadic tribes, make him an ideal pilot and guide.
  • THE TRIPS — level-up your transfer between Solio & Sasaab, or take a special excursion. Recommended trips are detailed in the HELICOPTER EXCURSIONSdocument, starting from US$ 2 200 per excursion (5 passengers).
  • PRE-BOOK — to ensure availability and qualify for commissions.
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Do not forget about The Safari Collection's COMBINATION STAYS for great discounts when combining their camps/lodges. From 25% to 40% off for stays from 4 nights.
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