The Safari Collection

Masai Mara, Samburu, Laikipia & Nairobi, Kenya

Four distinct lodges and camps in Kenya’s finest locations

from feeding giraffes at breakfast and a sanctuary where you can see black and white rhino together in the wild, to the arid landscape of the Samburu and the magic of the Mara. Welcome to The Safari Collection.

The ultimate bucket-list adventure in Kenya

Kenya offers fantastic diversity within relatively easy travel distances (at least by African standards). The Safari Collection offers no better way to immerse yourself into the essence of a truly Kenyan safari. 

Could you resist staying at the most sought-after hotel in Africa – Giraffe Manor? When you combine with the other camps and lodges in The Safari Collection you get preferred access to the Manor and their newly launched Retreat. This is the ideal pace to spend a night or two at the start or end of a safari. Overlooking Mount Kenya and within a world-class rhino sanctuary, Solio Lodge offers a variety of experiences including horse riding, game drives and walking. From here you head further north into Samburuland to experience the super stylish Sasaab, one of the most authentic and beautiful cultural experiences in Africa. Ending the circuit is Sala’s Camp, on the grass plains of the Masai Mara, this is one of the first camps to see the migration arrive from the Serengeti.

The Safari Collection is family-owned and managed by fourth-generation Kenyans, Tanya and Mikey Carr-Hartley. With a lifetime of watching, listening and learning about the African bush, Tanya and Mikey share a mutual love of the Kenyan landscape and its wildlife and have dedicated their lives to protecting it.  

FAST FACTS

RATES

Giraffe Manor

US$ 875 per person per night US$ 2 700 Family Suite per night US$ 3 000 Superior Family Suite per night

Solio Lodge

US$ 770 - US$ 1 395 per person per night

Sasaab

US$ 825 - US$ 1 150 per person per night

Sala's Camp

US 950 - US$ 1 580 per person per night US$ 2 950 - US$ 5 695 Family Tent per night

CHILDREN

All

Children of all ages are welcome.
Family Suites recommended.

The Safari Collection celebrates children of all ages and families on safari. They love to share their passion for Africa with guests of all ages.

ACCESS

Fly:

Arrive into Kenya via Nairobi's Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. From here, Safarilink has scheduled flights across the country.

Classic Portfolio Since 1993

What we love

Classic Portfolio Since 1993

Truly Kenyan

Owned and managed by fourth-generation Kenyans

Diverse

Four distinct experiences showcasing the best of Kenya

Family-friendly

From the accommodation and safari activities to food and guiding

Conservation in action

Making a difference to wildlife and people through Footprint.

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The impact of your stay

The Safari Collection firmly believe that we should tread delicately on our planet, leaving behind footprints made only by sandy toes. Their aim is to not only share the incredible natural wonders of East Africa, but to be passionate protectors of it. They created the Footprint Foundation to protect their environment and impact positively on the communities they work alongside.

Every stay contributes through:

  • Staying at Sala’s Camp and paying US$ 115 per adult per night (US$65 per child) Masai Mara Park Fees and Rhino Conservation Fee. The park fee helps safegaurd the biodiversity of the Masai Mara and a donation is made to the Mara Rhino Rangers who are protecting this threatened species in the area around Sala’s Camp.
  • Supporting The Pangolin Project – the only organisation of its kind in East Africa. It promotes pangolin awareness through community education and has a research team based at Sala’s Camp.
  • Showing interest in the Mara Cheetah Project and Mara Lion Project, who are based at Sala’s when they are in the south of the Masai Mara. There are opportunities for you to visit the project or to have dinner with, or a lecture from, one of their team about the research and conservation activities.
  • Staying at Sasaab and paying US$ 145 per adult per night (US$77 per child) Samburu Park Fee & Westgate Conservation Fee, which contributes directly towards the running of Westgate Conservancy on which Sasaab is situated, as well as supporting the daily running costs of wildlife management.
  • Sasaab employs 75% of their team from the local Samburu community, and your stay allows for the sustainable development of livelihoods to compliment the challenges increasingly faced by traditional pastoralist lifestyles.
  • Staying at Solio and paying US$ 80 per adult per night (US$60 per child) Conservation Fees which supports the running of Solio Conservancy and its rhino breeding programme, therefore directly helping to protect this highly vulnerable species.
  • Giraffes are becoming highly endangered across much of Africa. Just by staying at Giraffe Manor you are contributing to the conservation of these gentle giants and US$ 10 is donated for every stay to African Fund for Endangered Wildlife (AFEW) to support the conservation and breeding of endangered Rothschild’s giraffes. 

The Safari Collection
Camps & Lodges

In Kenya's finest locations

Nairobi

Giraffe Manor

The most unforgettable bucket-list breakfast in the world. Often referred to as one of the most Instagrammed properties in the world, Giraffe Manor is set in 12 acres of private land within 140 acres of indigenous forest in the Langata suburb of Nairobi.

One of the most fascinating things about Giraffe Manor is its resident herd of Rothschild’s giraffes who may visit morning and evening, poking their long necks into the windows in the hope of a treat, before retreating to their forest sanctuary.

Garden Manor and The Retreat are only available in combination with any of The Safari Collection’s other properties in the same itinerary. In the event of the other property being cancelled, the booking at The Retreat is forfeited altogether, while the stay at Garden Manor becomes subject to availability at the Main Manor. However, if the booking is made within 4 weeks of arrival, the Garden Manor or The Retreat may be booked on its own.

SEASONALITY: Open all year.

CHILDREN: All ages.

Giraffe Manor

Main Manor 6 rooms
Garden Manor 6 rooms
The Retreat 4 Day-use Rooms

from US$ 875 per person per night
All meals and house drinks
AFEW Giraffe Centre
Boules and croquet
Orchid House dining
The Retreat facilities
Airport transfers
Wi-Fi
Check availability
*enquire for T&Cs

Laikipia

Solio Lodge

Solio Lodge is located on a private wildlife sanctuary, tucked in the valley between the lofty slopes of Mount Kenya and the peaks of the Aberdare Mountains, directly north of Nairobi. Intimate and luxurious, it opened in August 2010 and remains the only guest accommodation on the incredible 45,000-acre Solio Game Reserve.

Enjoy a wide range of activities including game drives, horse riding, a visit to a Kenya coffee plantation and birdwatching. You can also take a helicopter to nearby Mount Kenya and for a hilltop picnic breakfast or go trout fishing in the Aberdare National Park.

SEASONALITY: Closed 1 – 15 November

CHILDREN: All ages.

Solio Lodge

4 Cottages
1 Family Cottage

from US$ 770 per person per night
All meals and house drinks
Game drives
Sundowners & walks
Children's activities
Excursions to Aberdare National Park (excl. park fees)
Local farm visit, horse riding and mountain biking
Airstrip transfers
WiFi
Check availability
*enquire for T&Cs

Samburu

Sasaab

A stunning luxury tented camp in the heart of the Samburu wilderness. Perched on the edge of a river valley, the architecture of Sasaab blends Swahili and Moroccan design principles in which the African heat is of primary consideration.

Each of the 8 individual canvas-sided rooms is over 100m² with private plunge pools and breath-taking views across the Laikipia Plateau toward the jagged peaks of Mount Kenya. Its position above the river naturally facilitates watching the herds of elephant that come to bathe below as well as a host of other wildlife.

SEASONALITY: Closed 16 – 30 November

CHILDREN: All ages.

Sasaab

7 Moroccan-style suites
1 Family Suite

from US$ 825 per person per night
All meals and house drinks
Each suite private pool
Game drives
Sundowners and nature walks
Children's activities
Camel walks
Fly camping (pre-arrange, requires private vehicle)
School, clinic, village and market visits
Airstrip transfers
WiFi
Check availability
*enquire for T&Cs

Masai Mara

Sala's Camp

Safari at Sala’s Camp offers guests the classic Kenyan experience. Located in the heart of the Masai Mara on the banks of the Sand River, Sala’s Camp is ideally positioned for spectacular views towards the Northern Corridor and the Serengeti into Tanzania. It is a front row seat to the first sightings of the great wildebeest migration into Kenya.

Seamlessly combining a traditional ‘under canvas’ safari experience with contemporary comfort, including private plunge pools and glass-fronted tents, and Maasai-guided activities ensuring an unforgettable safari. Quite simply, Sala’s Camp offers an unforgettable and magical Mara retreat. 

SEASONALITY: Closed 23 April – 31 May & 1 – 30 November

CHILDREN: All ages.

Sala's Camp

5 luxury tents
2 FAMILY TENTS

FROM US 950 per person per night
All meals and house drinks
Each tent private pool
Game drives
Bush meals and sundowners
Children's activities
Bush volley ball (seasonal)
Airstrip transfers
WiFi
Check availability
*enquire for T&Cs

The Safari Collection
FEATURED OFFER

Combination Stays

Combine any of The Safari Collection’s properties for 7 nights and receive 30% off in The Season and 35% off in Savings Season at Sala’s Camp, Sasaab and Solio Lodge.

Extend the stay to 10 nights and receive an additional 5% off. 

VALID: The Season: 1 Jun – 31 Oct & 16 Dec – 5 Jan | Savings Season: 06 Jan – 31 May & 01 Nov – 15 Dec ‘22

(discounts don’t apply at Giraffe Manor but nights count for 7 & 10 night combos)

The Safari Collection
featured journey

Bucket-list Adventure

Our most diverse combination of wonderful experiences is ideal for honeymoon couples, well-travelled safari enthusiasts or the whole family. Start and end in Nairobi.

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Getting there

FLY

Arrive into Kenya via Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. From here, Safarilink has scheduled flights across the country.

DRIVE

Road access in Kenya is good and scenic, though longer.

COVID TRAVEL

The Safari Collection complies with well-considered SOPs to provide the safest possible environment for guests and staff while ensuring a truly authentic experience.

PCR testing can be managed at Giraffe Manor and Sala’s Camp for guests requiring this for international return flights.

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Getting to Giraffe Manor

FLY

Daily flights into Jomo Kenyatta International Airport – 40 minutes’ to 1½ hour’s drive from Giraffe Manor depending on traffic.

For domestic flights, Nairobi Wilson Airport is closest to Giraffe Manor, a short 20-minute drive outside of rush hour.

NOTE

Please note that check-in time is strictly 12:00, and check-out time is 10:00. Day rooms can be booked at the standard full board per person per night rate. Check-in for day room is 12:00 and check-out is 20:00.

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Getting to Solio Lodge

FLY

Daily scheduled flights from Nairobi to Nanyuki Airstrip. Guests can also arrive by private charter to Solio’s airstrip, 10 minutes from the lodge.

DRIVE

It is a 90-minute drive from Nanyuki Airstrip to Solio Lodge. The lodge is 180 kilometres (approximately 3 hours’ drive) north of Nairobi.

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Getting to Sasaab

FLY

Daily scheduled charters to Samburu Oryx or charter a plane directly to Sasaab’s private airstrip. Samburu Oryx is an hour game drive from the lodge, Sasaab’s airstrip is 10 minutes away.

DRIVE

Sasaab is an approximately 7-hour drive from Nairobi, a spectacular journey across the Equator past Mount Kenya and into the Northern Frontier District.

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Getting to Sala's Camp

FLY

There are several airstrips in the Greater Mara, the nearest is Keekorok, with daily flights from Nairobi.

DRIVE

Keekorok airstrip is a 30-minute game drive away and Nairobi is about 5 hours’ drive.

Availability

Contact

Email:
info@thesafaricollection.com

Tel:
+254 73 191 4732 or +254 72 567 5830

Office Hours:
Monday to Friday 8am – 5pm. Saturday 9am – 1pm. Based in Nairobi.