Bateleur Camp

Blessed with an astounding year-round concentration of animals and the climax of the Great migration, Kenya’s Masai Mara National Reserve provides an unsurpassed wildlife experience. Covering an area of 1,510 km2, the Masai Mara is a land of breathtaking...

Fairmont The Norfolk

Fairmont The Norfolk Hotel has played a leading role in Kenya's colourful history, and continues to be one of Nairobi's finest and best-known luxury hotels. The town and later the modern city of Nairobi grew up around Fairmont The Norfolk hotel, which...

Cottar’s Private Homestead

Cottar's Private Homestead was designed by Calvin and Louise Cottar and built by hand using indigenous and eco-friendly materials. The house is managed within the same area as Cottar’s 1920s Safari Camp, and guests can enjoy the same levels of service and...

Sanctuary Olonana

Sanctuary Olonana is an award-winning tented camp on a private stretch of the Mara River, at the foot of the impressive Siria Escarpment close to where the famous last scene from "Out of Africa" was filmed. Located close to the border with Tanzania, the...

Sasaab

Sasaab is a sensational and stylish lodge set in a wild landscape, amongst the culturally proud and fascinating Samburu tribe. It offers an experience of rare and endangered wildlife enhanced by scenic views of the EwasoNyiro river - Kenya’s third largest...

Alfajiri Villas

This luxurious hideaway consists of three private villas, each in an elevated position ensuring privacy and stunning Indian Ocean views. The villas reflect African style with High Makuti roofs, ivory Danish floors, wooden beams, Lamu doors and impressive...

Cottars 1920’s Camp

The Cottar Safari tradition began in 1919. Over 90 years on, Cottar's continues to provide an unparalleled safari experience to discerning clients in Africa. Extending an era of luxury and quality, the camp returns to the original spirit and essence of...

Sala’s Camp

It took the owners of The Safari Collection four years to seek out the perfect spot for Sala’s Camp. This area of the Mara had long been shut off to visitors, but as the camp sprang to life, the rhino conservation teams assisted with extensive wildlife...

Palacina The Residence and Suites

For weary travellers who have seen many a hotel room, Palacina is a breath of fresh air. Offering all the luxuries of a five star hotel, with special personalized service, a relaxed atmosphere and great attention to detail. As a family owned and run hotel,...

Elephant Pepper Camp

Elephant Pepper Camp is situated within the protected Mara North Conservancy, well away from other lodges. In 2011 Sujan Hotels joined hands with Liz and Stefano Cheli to forge a partnership of conservation across continents; wedding their practises with...

About Kenya


Mount Kenya, the second highest peak in the African continent, gives its name to this east African country, which shares its borders with five others, the beautiful Lake Victoria to the west and the Indian Ocean to the east.

Heading inland from the coast, you will find low, broad, hilly plains which give way to the central highlands which in turn rise to the stupendous Rift Valley and the locale of the three highest mountains on the continent – Mounts Kenya, Elgon and Kilimanjaro.

The tropical climate on the coast is in sharp contrast to the aridness of the interior.

One of the main reasons people flock to Kenya is the wildlife in the form of the Big Five – namely lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo. These are seen to their best advantage, and your safety, on five of the most thrilling safaris held on the Amboseli, Aberdare, Samburu, Nakaru and Masai Mara reserves. Don’t forget your camera!

Away from the game parks, there are the sporting activities in and around the mighty Rift Valley with its glaciers, volcanoes and geysers lending themselves to all types of exciting adventures in the form of trekking, walking, camping, driving and climbing, amongst others.

Nairobi, the capital, is a thriving commercial capital and the hub of the country’s transport system.

It also has its own National Park to be found just 4 miles outside and although small, is one of the country’s most successful rhinoceros sanctuaries.

Solio Lodge

Solio Lodge

Nestled in the valley between the dramatic slopes of Mount Kenya and the rolling peaks of the Aberdare Mountains, Solio Lodge is a luxurious property which opened in Kenya in 2010. The Lodge is located on the Solio Reserve, which forms part of a private...

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Bateleur Camp

Bateleur Camp

Blessed with an astounding year-round concentration of animals and the climax of the Great migration, Kenya’s Masai Mara National Reserve provides an unsurpassed wildlife experience. Covering an area of 1,510 km2, the Masai Mara is a land of breathtaking...

read more
Segera Retreat

Segera Retreat

The most exclusive and innovative experience on the serene Laikipia Plateau, Segera Retreat is a unique oasis from which guests are able to tailor-make their safari. Six timber and thatch villas project above a profusion of botanical life in the sculpture...

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Sasaab

Sasaab

Sasaab is a sensational and stylish lodge set in a wild landscape, amongst the culturally proud and fascinating Samburu tribe. It offers an experience of rare and endangered wildlife enhanced by scenic views of the EwasoNyiro river - Kenya’s third largest...

read more
Sanctuary Olonana

Sanctuary Olonana

Sanctuary Olonana is an award-winning tented camp on a private stretch of the Mara River, at the foot of the impressive Siria Escarpment close to where the famous last scene from "Out of Africa" was filmed. Located close to the border with Tanzania, the...

read more
Sala’s Camp

Sala’s Camp

It took the owners of The Safari Collection four years to seek out the perfect spot for Sala’s Camp. This area of the Mara had long been shut off to visitors, but as the camp sprang to life, the rhino conservation teams assisted with extensive wildlife...

read more
Palacina The Residence and Suites

Palacina The Residence and Suites

For weary travellers who have seen many a hotel room, Palacina is a breath of fresh air. Offering all the luxuries of a five star hotel, with special personalized service, a relaxed atmosphere and great attention to detail. As a family owned and run hotel,...

read more
Naibor Camp

Naibor Camp

Naibor Camp is a luxury tented camp, a striking combination of contemporary style and comfort, in the heart of Kenya’s world famous Masai Mara Game Reserve. The camp is hidden in a grove of riverine woodland on the banks of the Talek River and consists of...

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Mahali Mzuri

Mahali Mzuri

Mahai Mzuri is Sir Richard Branson's 12-tented luxury safari camp located in the private Olare Motorogi Conservancy in the wider Masai Mara ecosystem in Kenya. The camp is perched on the side of a lush valley with views over the rolling plains. The camp is...

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Little Naibor

Little Naibor

Naibor Camp is a luxury tented camp, a striking combination of contemporary style and comfort, in the heart of Kenya’s world famous Masai Mara Game Reserve. The camp is hidden in a grove of riverine woodland on the banks of the Talek River and consists of...

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Joy’s Camp

Joy’s Camp

An elegant oasis in the arid lands of Samburu; Joy's Camp is built on the site of Joy Adamson's tented home in Shaba National Reserve. The site was also home to Penny the leopard, the heroine of her last book. The camp overlooks a large natural spring...

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Giraffe Manor

Giraffe Manor

Giraffe Manor is set in 12 acres of private land within 140 acres of indigenous forest and is only 20 kilometres from Nairobi city centre. Built in the 1930s, this luxury boutique hotel has maintained all the charm of the era and is now famous for its...

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Fairmont The Norfolk

Fairmont The Norfolk

Fairmont The Norfolk Hotel has played a leading role in Kenya's colourful history, and continues to be one of Nairobi's finest and best-known luxury hotels. The town and later the modern city of Nairobi grew up around Fairmont The Norfolk hotel, which...

read more
Elsa’s Kopje

Elsa’s Kopje

Elsa's Kopje is named after Elsa the lioness, made famous by George and Joy Adamson's biographical book and film "Born Free". Elsa's Kopje is renowned for being one of the most elegant lodges in Africa, with the most spectacular setting. It is the best...

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Elephant Pepper Camp

Elephant Pepper Camp

Elephant Pepper Camp is situated within the protected Mara North Conservancy, well away from other lodges. In 2011 Sujan Hotels joined hands with Liz and Stefano Cheli to forge a partnership of conservation across continents; wedding their practises with...

read more
Tribe

Tribe

Tribe takes hospitality back to its essence. Back to the nomadic days when any weary traveller was greeted with warmth, invited to feast and exchange stories and rest in the comforts of home... a very comfortable home. It is this return to core fundamentals that...

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Cottars 1920’s Camp

Cottars 1920’s Camp

The Cottar Safari tradition began in 1919. Over 90 years on, Cottar's continues to provide an unparalleled safari experience to discerning clients in Africa. Extending an era of luxury and quality, the camp returns to the original spirit and essence of...

read more
Tortilis Camp

Tortilis Camp

Amboseli is best known for its unrivalled views of Kilimanjaro and the local elephant population. There are over 1000 elephants in the parks eco-system, featuring some of the largest in Africa. Tortilis Camp is named after the flat-topped, umbrella thorn...

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Cottar’s Private Homestead

Cottar’s Private Homestead

Cottar's Private Homestead was designed by Calvin and Louise Cottar and built by hand using indigenous and eco-friendly materials. The house is managed within the same area as Cottar’s 1920s Safari Camp, and guests can enjoy the same levels of service and...

read more
Alfajiri Villas

Alfajiri Villas

This luxurious hideaway consists of three private villas, each in an elevated position ensuring privacy and stunning Indian Ocean views. The villas reflect African style with High Makuti roofs, ivory Danish floors, wooden beams, Lamu doors and impressive...

read more

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Terms & Conditions

1. CONTRACT AND FINANCIAL PROTECTION

Your contract is with Sublime Travel Limited of 591 East Side Complex, Pinewood Studios, Iver, Bucks, SL0 0NH, referred to as “we” in this contract. Sublime Travel are holders of Civil Aviation Authority ATOL License No 9557, which will ensure that your money is refunded or you are repatriated in the unlikely event of our insolvency. A binding contract is only entered into when we issue a confirmation invoice after we have received your completed booking form and deposit. By signing the booking form and making a booking you accept that you have the authority to bind all members of your party to those terms and conditions. It is essential that you check the travel details on the confirmation invoice and inform us immediately of any errors.

All the flights and flight-inclusive holidays on this website are financially protected by the ATOL scheme. When you pay you will be supplied with an ATOL Certificate. Please ask for it and check to ensure that everything you booked (flights, hotels and other services) is listed on it. Please see our booking conditions for further information or for more information about financial protection and the ATOL Certificate go to: www.atol.org.uk/ATOLCertificate

2. PAYMENT FOR YOUR HOLIDAY

A non-refundable deposit of £500 or 10% (whichever is greater) per person is required at the time of booking. We reserve the right to vary the deposit as appropriate. The balance is due 10 weeks prior to departure. If the booking is made less than 10 weeks before departure, the full amount is due on booking. If the balance is not paid on time, we shall cancel your booking and retain your deposit. Final travel documents will usually be sent out approximately 2 weeks before departure. All money paid to a travel agent will be held by the agent on our behalf. Payment must be in the currency of the invoice and you are responsible for bank charges.

3. INFORMATION

Whilst we make every effort to ensure that the information on our website is as accurate as possible and is updated on a regular basis, we reserve the right to make changes to the website and any information it contains. You will be informed of any material changes before booking. 

4. AMENDMENT AND CANCELLATION BY YOU

(A) AMENDMENT

We will do our best to assist you in altering your arrangements after booking but cannot guarantee this will be possible. If alterations can be made you will be responsible for all extra charges and costs and we will charge £50 per person administration fee, plus any applicable charges levied by our suppliers. We also reserve the right to treat any amendment less than 10 weeks prior to departure as a cancellation and apply the cancellation charges set out below. If you are prevented from taking your holiday for reasons beyond your control, you may transfer your booking to a person acceptable to us and who fulfils any conditions that may apply to the holiday. Any replacement accepted by us will be bound by this contract and will be jointly and severally responsible with you for payment. We reserve the right to charge an administration fee of £50 per person for such a transfer; in addition, airlines may also impose a re-booking fee.

(B) CANCELLATION

All cancellations must be made in writing by the person who made the booking and are effective on the day we receive it. As we incur substantial costs and losses on a cancellation, we will apply the following cancellation charges:

Number of days prior to departure

 

Cancellation charge* 

Up to 70 days

 

forfeit deposit

69 – 43 days

 

20%

42 – 22 days

 

40%

21 – 11 days

 

50%

10 – 4 days

 

75%

3 or less

 

100%

 

 

*Cancellation charge as percentage of total holiday price when cancellation notice received

**In the event that an airline or hotels cancellation policy is greater than ours, extra charges will be incurred

If we are able to recover any of our losses from our suppliers, we will refund those to you subject to a reasonable administration fee.

5. AMENDMENT AND CANCELLATION BY US

(A) AMENDMENTS

It is occasionally necessary for us to make changes to advertised products and services as described in Clause 3 and we reserve the right to make those changes. In exceptional circumstances we may have to modify your holiday after booking.  If the change is minor, we will do our best to notify you in advance but are not obliged to do so and no compensation is payable. If the change is material (for example, a change of flight time by more than 12 hours, change of destination or to a lower standard of accommodation), we will notify you as soon as practically possible and offer you the choice of (i) accepting alternative arrangements or (ii) arranging an alternative holiday with us or (iii) cancelling your holiday. Whichever option you choose we will pay you compensation unless the change has been caused by force majeure or low bookings as defined below.

Days before departure

 

Compensation per person

43

 

Nil

42 – 29

 

£40

28 – 15

 

£50

14 – 0

 

£70

 

(B) CHANGES DURING THE HOLIDAY

If we are unable to provide a significant proportion of your holiday whilst you are away, suitable alternative arrangements will be made for you at no extra cost or, alternatively, you will be returned to your point of departure and given a pro-rata refund for any part of the holiday not received. This does not apply to minor changes in your accommodation, itinerary or transportation.

(C) CANCELLATION BY US

Whilst we hope we will never have to cancel your holiday, this does very occasionally happen and we reserve the right to do so. We will do our best to offer alternative arrangements of a comparable or better standard, together with a price refund if appropriate, or will give you a full and prompt refund. In addition we offer compensation on the following scale:

Days before departure

 

Compensation per person

43

 

Nil

42 – 29

 

£40

28 – 15

 

£50

14 – 7

 

£70

6 – 0

 

£150

(D) FORCE MAJEURE

Compensation or refunds will not be payable in any cases where an amendment, change or cancellation is due to “force majeure”, being unusual or unforeseeable events or circumstances beyond our control, the consequences of which neither we nor our suppliers could avoid. These include, but are not limited to, war, threat of war, riot, civil disturbance or strife, terrorist activity (actual or threatened), industrial disputes, technical or maintenance problems with transport, machinery or equipment, power failure, natural or nuclear disaster, fire, flood, drought, adverse weather conditions, levels of water in rivers, closure of airports, changes of schedules or operational decisions of transport providers.

(E) LOW BOOKINGS

Compensation is not payable if a holiday or tour does not take place because a required minimum number of passengers to enable the holiday or tour to take place has not been reached and you were informed of that requirement at the time of booking.

6. PRICES

All prices advertised or quoted are subject to change, up or down, until the booking is concluded. After that, we will only increase the price in limited circumstances to reflect increases in transportation costs (including fuel and airfares), dues, taxes (including VAT), fees chargeable for services (including landing taxes and embarkation and disembarkation and security fees at airports), Government action or exchange rate variation. If the surcharge would increase the cost of your holiday by 10% or more, you may cancel and receive a full refund (except insurance premiums). We will, in any event, absorb the first 2% of any increase. No surcharges will be made within 30 days of departure. As we have a very diverse range of products purchased at different times, we will inform you of the purchasing exchange rate if any surcharge is due to adverse currency fluctuation.

7. OUR RESPONSIBILITY TO YOU

We take care to ensure that all involved in the preparation and supply of your holiday maintain the highest standards.

(a) We will pay reasonable compensation (subject to (c) below) if the product supplied to you is not of the standard described or contracted for by you. This compensation will be limited (except in the case of death or injury) to no more than three times the holiday cost attributable to the complaint.

(b) If you suffer death or personal injury as a result of any part of your holiday contract, we will (subject to (c) below) accept responsibility and will pay compensation. We incorporate into this contract and claim to the benefit of any limitation of liability provided for in any international treaty or convention which governs any part of your holiday arrangements, including but not limited to, air, sea, and rail travel and hotel accommodation.

(c) Our liability to you does not apply if you or any member of your group is at fault; if the failure is the fault of someone else not connected with providing the services which form part of our holiday contract with you; the failure is due to any unusual or unexpected circumstances beyond our control, which we could not have avoided even if we had used all care possible, or the failure is due to any event which we or the supplier of any service could not help, expect or prevent.

(d) Any acceptance of liability is subject to you agreeing to assign to us your rights against any third party responsible for the events leading to your claim and to you affording us all necessary assistance in pursuing that claim.

8. YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO US

(a) If you have any complaint or problem whilst on holiday you must inform us, our representatives or the supplier as soon as possible to give us the maximum opportunity to rectify it. It is unreasonable to take no action whilst on holiday and then write a letter of complaint on return. Any unresolved complaints must be notified to us in writing within 30 days of your return.

(b) It is your responsibility to ensure that all necessary passport, visa, vaccination and other health documents are in order.  We will provide you with a list of relevant requirements.

(c) It is your responsibility to arrange suitable personal travel insurance cover. We will provide you with details of a suitable policy.  If you decide not to take this, you must provide us with details of your own cover before departure. We reserve the right not to issue travel documents in the absence of this information.

9. SPECIAL REQUESTS

Whilst we will endeavor to comply with any special requests such as airline seating, diets, room requirements, we can only do so on a “goodwill” basis. As these are usually only provided at the discretion of the relevant supplier, we cannot guarantee availability and cannot be held responsible if they are not provided.

10. EXCURSIONS AND ACTIVITIES

We are only responsible for excursions and activities sold by us and which form part of your holiday contract.

11. JURISDICTION

This contract is governed by English Law and is subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.

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Passport & Visas

For passport and visa information please visit:
www.direct.gov.uk/passports and www.gov.uk/fco

Travel Advice

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office produces up-to-date travel information to help British travellers make informed decisions about travelling abroad.
For further information please visit www.gov.uk/fco.

Health Advice

For information on vaccinations please visit www.gov.uk/fcowww.nathnac.org, or seek advice from your General Practitioner or a specialist vaccination clinic.

Travel Insurance

We believe that it is essential to take out comprehensive travel insurance for your holiday and ask that you provide us with the details of your insurer, the policy number and the emergency contact details in order that we may assist you should you need it. Please check your policy details carefully and take them with you on holiday. It is your responsibility to ensure that the insurance cover you purchase is adequate and suitable for your particular needs.
Please speak to your travel agent or take advice from your preferred insurer.

Private Chauffeurs

If you would like to organise a private chauffeur please call us on 01753 653646

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