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!
&Beyond Bateleur Camp – Kenya
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.
Loisaba Star Beds, Kenya
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.
Giraffe Manor, Kenya
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!
Inspired to go on a safari? Get in touch and we’ll be delighted to organize the perfect itinerary for you!
Call us on 020 8423 3000 or complete an enquiry form to receive a quotation from our booking experts.
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