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Celebrate The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee With a Safari Fit For Royalty

70 years ago, in 1952 Princess Elizabeth, aged 25, was visiting Kenya with her husband, Prince Philip, when her father, king George VI, died aged 56 on February 6th, meaning she became Queen. They were staying at Treetops (now closed) at the time, which was a popular lodge for wealthy and intrepid visitors and overlooked a watering hole from its position in a giant fig tree.

In its day, there wasn’t really anything like it and some of the Queen’s fond memories of her stay included spotting a large herd of elephants (around 40) at the watering hole along with baboons and waterbuck.

There is no better way to celebrate The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee than with a safari fit for royalty! Here are some wonderful lodges where you can experience the same thrill she did 70 years ago!

Angama Mara

Angama Mara

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Angama Mara

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Located high above the floor of Africa’s Great Rift Valley, Angama Mara overlooks Kenya’s Masai Mara, considered by many to be the loveliest game reserve on the continent. Enjoy a convenient private airfield, wonderful tailor-made safari days, and a famously warm Kenyan welcome. Here you can be as active or as relaxed as you wish – early morning balloon flights over the Mara, escorted walking safaris, game drives, visits to neighbouring Masai villages, or just sit in one of the rocking chairs on your tent’s deck and watch the wildlife pass by, or have a totally relaxing massage.

 

&Beyond Bateleur Camp  – Kenya

&Beyond Bateleur Camp  - Kenya

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Set on the fringes of a riverine forest, overlooking the vast, game-filled plains of the Mara, this luxurious tented camp offers world-class style in the African bush. A private butler will serve delicious Pan-African cuisine in the dining area, on the verandah or in a romantic setting under the stars. Bush breakfasts, sundowners and candlelit dinners offer an unforgettable experience. 

&Beyond Bateleur Camp 

Loisaba Star Beds, Kenya

Situated in the beautiful Loisaba Conservancy in Laikipia, Loisaba Tented Camp is perched on the edge of an escarpment with panoramic views across the Laikipia plains to Mt Kenya.
Loisaba Star Beds, Kenya

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Here you can have a unique experience sleeping under the stars. The accommodation has a thatched roof, open walls, a double handcrafted bed with wheels and an extensive uncovered decking area.

Each night your bed, which is draped in warm comfortable blankets, is pulled out onto the open deck, enabling you to sleep under the stars with nothing but the sounds of the wilderness as company.

Loisaba Tented Camp

Giraffe Manor, Kenya

Giraffe Manor, Kenya

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Giraffe Manor is an exclusive boutique hotel, famous for its resident herd of Rothschild giraffes who are renowned for sticking their curious heads through the large purpose built windows of the hotel during meal times.
Giraffe Manor, Kenya

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Giraffe Manor is surrounded by 140 acres of indigenous forest just outside Nairobi. As well as the giraffe, the property is also home to many species of birds, large families of warthogs and the elusive bushbuck.

It is the perfect start or end to your adventure Safari experience in Kenya!

Giraffe Manor

Inspired to go on a safari? Get in touch and we’ll be delighted to organize the perfect itinerary for you!

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