22 Jan 2016
Children travel for free on SkySafari Kenya and Tanzania for bookings made for travel before 15 June 2016
SkySafari, by luxury safari operator Elewana, is the ultimate way to visit Kenya and Tanzania’s most diverse and iconic National Parks via scenic flights in the comfort of an executive-class Cessna Grand Caravan, without the costs associated with hiring a private plane. For departures from now until the 15th June 2016, children under the age of 12 will travel for free* saving up to US$3,476 on peak season fares.
Although some safari camps offer children under 12 free accommodation when sharing with adults, there are still cost implications associated with domestic flights. The SkySafari family offer reduces the cost for the entire family to almost the same as flying the same circuit on scheduled flights, so why not treat the family to a private plane experience.
Advantages for families travelling on SkySafari include:
- Spacious business class seating with fewer passengers and a fast-track airport experience
- Direct transfers between camps
- Butler service at all camps
- Family units and private houses available
- Varied child focused activities at each of the properties
- Baby-sitting during meal times at all properties
- Children’s menus and meal times – option to take a picnic for the children’s supper on the evening game drive
- Fun distractions during tea or sundowner break so that adults can enjoy their G&T
- Guides trained to talk at age-appropriate levels on conservation and anti-poaching and educate on these important issues in a family friendly manner
SkySafari – Kenya itinerary
The SkySafari Kenya journey begins at Hemingways in Nairobi, an exclusive boutique hotel with stunning views of the Ngong Hills. From Nairobi SkySafari flies to Tortilis Camp which is based on a private 30,000 acre conservancy bordering Amboseli National Park with unrivalled views of Kilimanjaro.
SkySafari then flies on to Elsa’s Kopje, a boutique lodge sculpted into the Mughwango Hill overlooking the rugged and remote Meru National Park. The lodge is built on the site where George and Joy Adamson built their camp and released Elsa the Lioness, star of the movie Born Free which was filmed in Meru 60 years ago. Visitors to Elsa’s enjoy Meru National Park almost to themselves including a thriving rhino sanctuary, large elephant herds, impressive birdlife and more diversity of animal species than any other park in East Africa.
The SkySafari’s final destination is the Sand River Masai Mara camp located in the Masai Mara National Reserve, close to the Tanzanian border. The luxury camp replicates the romance of the exclusive permanent tented camps of the late 1920’s. Guests enjoy exceptional year round game viewing including the Big Five, as well as the dramatic arrival of the wildebeest migration every year.
The seven-night, eight-day SkySafari Kenya itinerary starts from US$6,520 per person including flights, accommodation on full board basis (including house spirits, wine and beer), park fees, transfers, game drives, bush activities such as bush meals, sundowners and walking safaris, statutory taxes and laundry.
SkySafari – Tanzania itinerary
SkySafari Tanzania departs from Arusha Coffee Lodge, close to Kilimanjaro. The journey takes travellers across Northern Tanzania’s most iconic locations staying in beautiful camps and lodges that all differ in architecture and style but are unified in their high level of service. The SkySafari plane flies from Arusha to Tarangire Treetops, where guests enjoy elevated rooms built around a thousand-year old baobab tree offering spectacular views across the Tarangire National Park.
The SkySafari journey continues on to the Manor at Ngorongoro, a magnificent manor house with spacious cottages blending East African hospitality with old-world Afro-European architecture and decor and the perfect base from which to explore the Ngorongoro Crater. The final stop is the world famous Serengeti, were guests stay at either the Serengeti Pioneer Camp or Serengeti Migration Camp depending on where the migration is nearest and the best game viewing.
The seven-night, eight-day SkySafari Tanzania itinerary departs every other day and starts from US$6,824 per person including flights, accommodation on full board basis (including house spirits, wine and beer), park fees, transfers, game drives, bush activities such as bush meals, sundowners and walking safaris, statutory taxes and laundry.
*Charges for park fees apply to children at a cost of US$155 per child for the Tanzania SkySafari and US$370 per child for the Kenya SkySafari.
For information and reservations contact SkySafari at www.skysafari.com or the Elewana Collection at www.elewana.com